2013 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 2

Sep 10, 2013

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With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 2 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
All Day took his first carry 78 yards for a touchdown. He only had 15 more yards on the ground, but he finished with 111 total yards and three touchdowns. He had 308 total yards and two touchdowns in two meetings with the Chicago Bears last year.
2. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Martin was held to 64 total yards, but he got in the end zone. The New Orleans Saints shut him down the last meeting, but he had 122 total yards and a score in the first meeting. Steven Jackson had 122 total yards against the Saints in the opener.
3. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Shady was a monster in the opener, carrying the ball 31 times for 184 yards and a touchdown. McCoy faces the San Diego Chargers. He won’t survive that kind of workload every game, but Chip Kelly is not afraid to feed him the ball.
4. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Lynch does not have an ideal matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, but he had 246 total yards and a pair of touchdowns against them last year.
5. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
Spiller had just 55 total yards in the opener against the Patriots, but I still have a lot of faith. He’s an explosive runner and should do much better against the Carolina Panthers.
6. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush came out firing with 191 total yards and a touchdown against the Vikings. He faces the Arizona Cardinals this week. I love him in this offense.
7. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Rice had 71 total yards and a touchdown as Peyton Manning’s big day cause Rice to carry the ball just 12 time. He won’t have the same problem against the Cleveland Browns. He had 200 total yards and a touchdown in two meetings with them last year.
8. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Charles had 100 total yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs ran away from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’ll have a tougher draw against the Dallas Cowboys, but he’s still a strong play.
9. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
Terrelle Pryor stole the show but McFadden ended up with 66 total yards and a touchdown. He’s a strong play against a bad Jaguars team.
10. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns vs
T-Rich had 77 total yards, but Brandon Weeden’s mistakes prevented him from having a bigger day. Things won’t get easier against the Ravens. He had 240 total yards and a touchdown in two meetings with the Ravens last year.
11. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Morris had 45 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries as the Redskins abandoned the run to try to catch the Eagles. He takes on the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau.
12. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte had 91 total yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings struggled with Bush last week. It should be more of the same against the dynamic Forte.
13. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Jackson returns to St. Louis in a much better situation. He had 122 total yards against the New Orleans Saints.
14. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster had 90 total yards in the opener. He only averaged 3.2 yards per carry and failed to find the end zone, but he did make up for it with six receptions. He’ll be a much tougher test for the Tennessee Titans, who faced the inept Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
15. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Murray had 125 total yards against the Giants. He should continue to roll against the Chiefs.
16. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Mojo had a slow day as the Jags got thumped. He should get on track against a Raiders team that allowed 127 rushing yards last week to the Indianapolis Colts.
17. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Gore had 65 total yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks provide a tough test, though he ran for 131 yards in the first meeting with them last year. They also allowed DeAngelo Williams to gain 100 total yards last week.
18. DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
D-Will had 100 total yards against the Seahawks. He should continue to produce against a Bills team that yielded 158 rushing yards to the New England Patriots.
19. Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
Ridley ran well before fumbling his way to the bench. Shane Vereeen (wrist) is out so Ridley gets another chance. As long as he holds on to the football, he should do well against the New York Jets.
20. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Lacy had 72 total yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut. The Redskins got shredded by Philly’s ground game. The Pack don’t run that same offense, but you can’t stack the line to stop the run with Aaron Rodgers under center.
21. David Wilson, New York Giants
Speaking of fumbles, Wilson is also a risk because of his inability to hold onto the ball in the opener. He should get a second chance since the Giants don’t have a reliable alternative. They’ll need him against the Denver Broncos.
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14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Flavo
    September 10th, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    Should i start Eddy Lacy over D. Wilson or S. Ridley ? I’m worried about the fumbling issue, started both of them last week :(

  2. LestersLegends
    September 10th, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    Brutal luck. Lacy coughed one up as well. The way Washington got ran on, it may not be a bad call using him over Wilson.

  3. Daniel O
    September 10th, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    What is your opinion on this trade? I have Benjarvus Green Ellis, Martellus Bennett, and Eli Manning and I was offered Jordy Nelson, Jared Cook, Owen Daniels, and Mike Vick.

    My line up includes:
    QB:Tony Romo
    RB:Marshawn Lynch
    RB:Chris Johnson
    WR: AJ Green
    WR:Mike Wallace
    TE:Martellus Bennett
    Flex: Lamar Miller

    On my bench I have
    QB:Eli Manning
    RB:Le’Veon Bell
    RB: Giovani Bernard
    RB:Benjarvus Green Ellis
    WR:Miles Austin
    WR:Greg Jennings

    As you can see I’m very thin at tight end so the trade would make sense for that position but what I’m scared of is if Romo stinks it up and Vicks body doesn’t hold up then ill regret trading Eli. Not sure if ill regret trading Green Ellis either. What do you think? Good trade or stick with what I got?

  4. LestersLegends
    September 10th, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I would make that deal. Between Vick and Romo you should be in good shape. Nelson is an upgrade over Wallace. You upgrade at TE too.

  5. Hannickel Lecter
    September 11th, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    For my flex should I start RB: Rashard Mendenhall, RB: Daryl Richardson, WR: DeAndre Hopkins, WR: Alshon Jeffery?

    I like that Schaub is throwing the ball and Hopkins saw some action and I’m not sure how I feel about Mendenhall and Richardson’s production

  6. LestersLegends
    September 11th, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I would lean Richardson.

  7. Foozeball King
    September 11th, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Stevan RIdley
    Steven Jackson
    Arian Foster
    Ryan Mathews
    Can start 2 who would you go with?

  8. LestersLegends
    September 11th, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Foster and S-Jax.

  9. Cardiodr
    September 12th, 2013 at 3:39 am #

    Hi Ryan, This is how I have my line up set so far.
    Rice, Murray, Ridley
    Hicks, D. Thomas,
    V. Davis
    Bench: RG3, V, Ballard, J.Bell, James Jones, K.Thompkins, J. Cameron. I’m wondering if I should trust Ridley since I had to drop S. Vereen or do I flex J.Jones who couldn’t catch the rock last week, they are at home. Thompkins could see some action with Danny and Gronk out, but it would have to be Ridley because no other choice makes sense right? What do you think? Leave it?

  10. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    I would leave your lineup as is.

  11. Roy
    September 13th, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    2 rb spots, which 2 should I start?
    Lacy vs washington
    Richardson vs ravens
    Sproles vs tampa bay

  12. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Lacy and Sproles

  13. Jawad
    September 13th, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    I have problem, though I assume it’s not a bad problem to have.

    Got an RB2 and FLEX position to fill and I have:
    RB: Frank Gore, Deangelo Williams, Daryl Richardson
    WR: Antonio Brown, Vincent Brown

    What do you think?

  14. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Gore and D-Will

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