2010 Fantasy Football Updated RB Rankings – Week 3

Sep 25, 2010

Here’s my Week 3 running back rankings.

1. Adrian Peterson
2. Ray Rice
3. Chris Johnson
4. Frank Gore
5.  Rashard Mendenhall
6. Maurice Jones-Drew
7. Arian Foster
8. Pierre Thomas
9. Michael Turner
10. Steven Jackson
11. Jahvid Best
12. LeSean McCoy
13. Clinton Portis
14. Darren McFadden
15. Cedric Benson
16. DeAngelo Williams
17. Mike Tolbert
18.  Matt Forte
19. Ahmad Bradshaw
20. Shonn Greene
21. Joseph Addai
22. Tim Hightower
22. Jamaal Charles
24. Brandon Jackson
25. Fred Taylor
26.  Ronnie Brown
27. Jonathan Stewart
28. Felix Jones
29. Thomas Jones
30. Petyon Hillis
31. Cadillac Williams
32. Ladainian Tomlison
33. Ricky Williams
34. Justin Forsett
35. Correll Buckhalter


Notable changes:

  • Tom Coughlin’s doghouse is not easy to get out of, which bumps Brandon Jacobs from the list.
  • Jason Snelling played too well not to get additional touches, especially with Turner at less than 100%. I wouldn’t do anything drastic like bench him, but I did knock him down to the nine slot.
  • Even though the Raiders make a QB change and Michael Bush returned to practice, Darren McFadden was just too low. I moved the NFL’s #2 rusher up to #14.
  • I slid Thomas Jones’ former running mate Shonn Greene down to #20 because LT looks so good, and his current running mate Jamaal Charles to 23 because Thomas Jones remains the starter. Thomas Jones takes Brandon Jacobs’ spot on the list.
  • Initially Ronnie Brown was off the list because Ricky Williams had twice as many rushing yards against the Jets last year, but I think I was putting too much stock in last year. Ronnie makes the list at #26.
  • Knowshon Moreno will miss this week’s game against Seattle, meaning Correll Buckhalter joins the ranks.
  • Beanie Wells is expected to play this week. I think they’ll limit his touches so Hightower is still the RB to use, though I did move him down a few slots.
  • Marshawn Lynch was bumped from the list to make room for Ronnie Brown.

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