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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 7 running back rankings.
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Bye Weeks:  Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle
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1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
3. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
7. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
8. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
11. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
12. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
13. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
14. James White, New England Patriots
15. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
16. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
17. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
18. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
19. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
20. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
22. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
23. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
24. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
25. Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins
26. Matt Breida,  San Francisco 49ers
27. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
28. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
29. Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
31. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
32. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
33. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
34. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
35. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
36. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
37. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
38. Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons
39. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
40. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 6 running back rankings.
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Bye Weeks:  New Orleans and Detroit
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
3. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
6. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
7. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
8. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
10. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
11. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
12. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
13. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
14. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
16. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
17. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
18. James White, New England Patriots
19. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
20. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
21. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
22. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
23. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
24. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
25. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
26. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
27. Alfred Morris San Francisco 49ers
28. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
29. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
30. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
31. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
32. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
33. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
34. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
36. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
37. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
38. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
39. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
40. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 running back rankings.
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Bye Weeks:  Chicago and Tampa Bay
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
6. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
7. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
8. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
10. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
12. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
13. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
14. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions - Give Him the Damn Ball
15. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
16. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
17. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
18. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
19. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
20. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
21. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers – Give Him the Damn Ball
22. James White, New England Patriots
23. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
24. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
26. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
27. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers - Give Him the Damn Ball
28. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
29. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
30. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
31. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
32. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
33. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
34. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
35. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
36. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
37. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
38. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
39. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
40. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns - Give Him the Damn Ball
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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 4 running back rankings.
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Bye Weeks:  Carolina and Washington
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1. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
2. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
3. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
4. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
7. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
8. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
9. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
10. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
12. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
13. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
14. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
15. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
16. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
18. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
19. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
20. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
21. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
22. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
23. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
24. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
25. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
26. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills (Monitor Availability)
27. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
28. James White, New England Patriots
29. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
30. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
31. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
32. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
33. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
34. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles (Monitor Availability)
35. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
36. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
37. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
38. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
39. Jordan Wilkins, Indianapolis Colts
40. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 3 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
4. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
6. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
8. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
11. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
12. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
13. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
14. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
15. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
16. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
18. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
19. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
20. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
21. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
22. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
23. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars (monitor Fournette)
24. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
25. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
26. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
27. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
28. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
29. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
30. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
31. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
32. James White, New England Patriots
33. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
34. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
35. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
36. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
37. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
38. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
39. Jordan Wilkins, Indianapolis Colts
40. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 2 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
4. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
7. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
8. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
10. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
11. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
12. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
13. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
14. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
15. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
16. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
18. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
19. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
20. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
21. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
22. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
23. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
24. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars (monitor Fournette)
25. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
26. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
27. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
28. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
29. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
31. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
32. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
33. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
34. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
35. James White, New England Patriots
36. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
37. Jordan Wilkins, Indianapolis Colts
38. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
39. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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Football’s back. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 1 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
9. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
10. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
11. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
12. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
13. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
14. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
15. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
16. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
18. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
19. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
20. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
22. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
23. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
24. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
25. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
26. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
27. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
28. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
29. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
31. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
32. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
33. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
34. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
35. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
36. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
37. C.J. Anderson, Carolina Panthers
38. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
39. James White, New England Patriots
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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We’ll take another look at the Lester’s Legends running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
5. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
6. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
7. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
11. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
12. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
13. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
14. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
15. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
16. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
18. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
19. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
20. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
21. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
22.Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
23. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
24. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
25. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
26. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
27. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
28. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
29. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
30. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
31. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
32. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
34. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
35. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
36. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
37. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
38. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39. C.J. Anderson, Carolina Panthers
40. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
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With the NFL Training Camp approaching us, it is time to start thinking about the 2018 fantasy football season. We’ll continue with a first look at the running backs.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
6. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
7. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
11. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
12. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
13. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
14. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
15. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
16. Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers
17. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
18. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
20. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
21. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
22. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
23. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
24. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
25. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Bucaneers
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1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
Barkley not only is the odds on favorite to be the top rookie running back, he is a strong candidate to finish in the top ten of fantasy football scoring for all running backs. The last two seasons at Penn State Barkley averaged 1,813 total yards and 20.5 touchdowns.
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2. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have been looking for a Marshawn Lynch replacement for a couple of years now. Penny more than doubled his production last year at San Diego State with 2,027 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns with another 18 catches for 142 yards and a pair of scores. If he can stay healthy, perhaps Penny can solidify Seattle’s backfield.
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3. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Michel ran for 948 yards and 13 touchdowns on a 7.2 yards per carry clip last year for Georgia. He’ll form a committee with James White and Rex Burkhead, but given his explosiveness look for Bill Belichick to find ways to get him the ball.
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4. Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins
Guice averaged 1,373 total yards and 13.5 touchdowns over teh last two years at LSU. He should emerge as the lead back for Washington, but Chris Thompson should limit him to 1st and 2nd downs. Samaje Perine could be in the mix for some carries as well.
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5. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
Freeman finished his collegiate career at Oregon with 6,435 total yards and 64 touchdowns, including 1,639 total yards and 16 touchdowns last year. Freeman may enter the season behind Devontae Booker, but Booker may be better suited as the third down back leaving Freeman for early downs and goal line work.
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6. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jones saw his production at USC improve each year culminating with 1,637 total yards and 19 touchdowns last year. He should enter the year as the lead back for the Bucs, which puts him in RB2/3 conversations.
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7. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
Hines does not have a challenging climb to the top of Indy’s depth chart. He ran for 1,040 yards with 9 touchdowns at 5.7 ypc for NC State last year. If Marlon Mack struggles Hines could see RB3 status based on opportunity.
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8. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
Johnson had 1,508 total yards and 19 touchdowns at Auburn last year. LeGarrette Blount will cut into goal line work and perhaps some 4th quarter duties if the Lions are ahead. If they fall behind, then Theo Riddick will cut into the time. Johnson is an intriguing dynasty pick though.
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9. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Chubb’s prospects would be much higher had the Browns not signed Carlos Hyde. He averaged 6.2 ypc with 1,175 yards and 13 touchdowns for Georgia.
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10. Kalen Ballage, Miami Dolphins
Ballage has to get past Kenyon Drake and Frank Gore to make an impact as a rookie. Barring injury, that isn’t a likely scenario. You never know though. Ballage did catch 44 passes as a junior for 469 yards and a touchdown to go along with 536 yard and 14 touchdowns on the ground.


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