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Le’Veon Bell David Johnson hurdle
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With fantasy drafts taking place, here’s an updated and expanded look at the 2017 fantasy football quarterback landscape.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
3. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
4. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
5. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
6. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (I care about last 10 games more than the first 6)
7. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
8. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
9. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
11. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
12. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
14. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
15. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
16. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
17. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
19. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
20. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
22. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
23. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
24. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
25. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
26. Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints
27. Eddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks
28. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
29. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
30. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
31. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Colts
32. Matt Forte, New York Jets
33. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
34. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
35. Danny Woodehead, Baltimore Ravens
36. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
37. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
38. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
39. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
40. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
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Dalvin Cook
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With Latavius Murray sidelined, Dalvin Cook is establishing himself as the lead back for the Minnesota Vikings. Early indications are that Cook should be moving up draft boards. I have adjusted my preliminary rankings to put him in the top 15. The Vikings have been praising his pass protection, which is wonderful news if Cook wants to establish himself as a three-down back.
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Cook was impressive in his three years at Florida State. As a freshman he ran for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns on a 5.9 yards per carry average. He followed that up with 1,691 yards and 19 touchdowns on 7.4 ypc as a sophomore and 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns on 6.1 ypc as a junior.
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Cook’s receiving totals increased every year also going from 22 catches for 203 yards to 24 catches for 244 yards to 33 catches for 488 yards.
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Minnesota finished dead last this past season with 1,205 yards and 3.2 ypc. They were also one of seven teams that failed to reach double-digit rushing touchdowns. Clearly a change was needed.
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Murray was solid last year with 788 yards on 4.0 ypc and 12 touchdowns, but Oakland had one of the league’s best offensive lines last season. Jalen Richard (5.9 ypc) and DeAndre Washington (5.4 ypc) had some impressive moments as well. He isn’t as dynamic as Cook though. I can see Murray getting a crack at goal line carries, but Cook should lead the team in touches and total yards.
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How much do you like Cook?

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With the NFL Draft behind us it is time to start thinking about next year’s fantasy football landscape. Here is an early look at running backs.
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The Elite (Interchangeable)
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
3. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
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The Rest
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
6. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
7. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
8. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
9. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
11. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
12. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
14. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
15. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
16. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
17. Eddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks
18. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
19. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
20. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
21. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
22. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
23. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
24. Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints
25. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
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Blount TD
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Super Bowl LI features two teams with multiple viable fantasy football options. It’s possible that any of the top two backs on each team could be the top fantasy back this week. I’ll roll with the past using Blount force against the Falcons. The Pats have the top scoring defense, which puts Freeman in the second spot for me.
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1. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
2. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
3. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
4. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
5. James White, New England Patriots
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football running back rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
3. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
4. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
5. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
6. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
7. James White, New England Patriots
8. Aaron Ripkowski, Green Bay Packers
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football running back rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
3. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
4. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
5. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
6. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
7. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
9. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
10. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
11. Christine Michael, Green Bay Packers
12. James White, New England Patriots
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football running back rankings for the NFL Playoffs.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
5. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
6. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
7. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
8. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
9. James White, New England Patriots
10. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
11. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
12. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
13. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
14. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders
16. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
17. Zach Zenner, Detroit Lions
18. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football running back rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
3. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
4. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
5. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
6. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
7. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
8. Zach Zenner, Detroit Lions
9. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
10. DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders
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David Johnson hurdle
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 17 running back rankings.
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1. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
2. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
3. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
4. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
5. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
6. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
7. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
8. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
10. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
11. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
12. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
13. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
14. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
15. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
16. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
17. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
18. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
19. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
20. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
22. Rex Burkhead, Cincinnati Bengals
23. Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
24. Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks
25. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
26. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
27. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
28. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
29. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
30. Ronnie Hillman, San Diego Chargers
31. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
32. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
34. Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills
35. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
36. James White, New England Patriots
37. Justin Forsett, Denver Broncos
38. Dwayne Washington, Detroit Lions
39. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
40. Fitzgerald Toussaint, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 16 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
3. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
4. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
5. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
6. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
7. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
8. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
9. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
10. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
11. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
12. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
13. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
14. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
16. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
17. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
18. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
19. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
20. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
21. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
22. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
23. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
24. Kenneth Farrow, San Diego Chargers
25. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
26. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
27. Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
28. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
29. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
30. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
31. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
32. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
32. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
33. Justin Forsett, Denver Broncos
34. Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints
35. Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills
36. James White, New England Patriots
37. Dwayne Washington, Detroit Lions
38. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
39. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
40. Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos
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