Leonard Fournette
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 running back rankings.
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Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
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1. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
9. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
10. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
11. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
14. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
16. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
17. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
18. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
19. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
20. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
21. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
23. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
24. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
25. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
26. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
27. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
28. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
29. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
30. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
31. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
32. Matt Forte, New York Jets
33. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
34. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
35. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
36. James White, New England Patriots
37. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
38. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
39. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
40. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
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Kareem Hunt
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Bye Week:Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Seattle
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 6 running back rankings.
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1. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
3. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
6. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
8. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
9. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
10. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
11. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
12. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
13. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
15. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
16. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
17. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
18. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
20. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
21. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
22. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
23. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
24. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
25. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
26. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets
27. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
28. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
29. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
30. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
31. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
32. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
33. James White, New England Patriots
34. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
35. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
36. Wayne Gallman, New York Giants
37. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
38. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
39. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
40. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
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Bell Touchdown
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Bye Week: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 5 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
4. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
5. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
6. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
7. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
9. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
11. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
12. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
13. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
14. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
15. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
16. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
18. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
19. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
20. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
21. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
24. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
25. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
26. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
27. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
28. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
29. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
30. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
31. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
32. James White, New England Patriots
33. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
34. Wayne Gallman, New York Giants
35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
36. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
37. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
38. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
39. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
40. C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks

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Kareem Hunt
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 running back rankings.
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1. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
7. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
8. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
9. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
11. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
14. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
15. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
16. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
17. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
18. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
19. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
20. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
21. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
22. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
23. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
24. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
25. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
26. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
27. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
28. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
29. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
30. Javorius Allen , Baltimore Ravens
31. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
32. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
34. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
35. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
36. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
37. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
38. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
39. James White, New England Patriots
40. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
4. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
9. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
10. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
11. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
14. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
15. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
16. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
17. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
18. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
19. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
21. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
22. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
23. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
24. Javorius Allen , Baltimore Ravens
25. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
26. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
27. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
28. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
29. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
30. James White, New England Patriots
31. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
32. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
33. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
34. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
35. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
36. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
37. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
38. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
39. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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Le’Veon Bell
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
7. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
9. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
10. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
11. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
12. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
14. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
15. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
16. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
17. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
19. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
20. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
21. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
22. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
23. Kerwynn Williams, Arizona Cardinals
24. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
25. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
26. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
27. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
28. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
29. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
30. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
31. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
32. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
33. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
34. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
35. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
36. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
37. James White, New England Patriots
38. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Colts
39. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
40. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
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Le’Veon Bell
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Football’s back. Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 1 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
5. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
6. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
9. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
10. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
11. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
12. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
13. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
14. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
15. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
16. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
17. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
18. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
19. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
20. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
21. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
22. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
23. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
24. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
25. Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints
26. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
27. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
28. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
29. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
30. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
31. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
32. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
33. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Colts
34. Danny Woodehead, Baltimore Ravens
35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
36. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
37. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Colts
38. James White, New England Patriots
39. Eddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
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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 running back 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. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
14. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
15. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
16. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
18. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
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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Le’Veon Bell Ezekiel Elliott David Johnson hurdle
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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. Click here for updated rankings.
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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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