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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 14 running back rankings.
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1. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
3. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
4. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
5. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
6. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
7. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
8. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
9. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
11. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
12. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
13. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
14. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
15. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
16. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
17. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
19. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
20. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
21. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
22. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
23. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
24. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
25. James White, New England Patriots
26. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos (monitor ankle injury)
27. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
28. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
29. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
30. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
31. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
32. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
33. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
34. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
35. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
36. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
37. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
38. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
39. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 13 running back rankings.
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1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
4. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
5. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
6. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
8. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
9. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
10. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
11. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
12. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
13. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
14. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
15. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
16. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
18. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
19. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
20. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
21. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
22. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
23. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
24. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
25. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
26. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
27. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
28. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
29. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
30. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
31. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
32. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
33. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
34. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
35. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
36. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
37. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
38. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
39. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
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Adrian Peterson vikings
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 12 running back rankings.
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1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
3. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
4. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
5. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
6. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
7. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
8. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
9. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
10. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
11. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
12. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
13. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
14. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
16. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
17. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
18. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
19. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
20. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
21. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
22. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
23. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
24. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
25. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
26. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
27. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
28. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
29. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
30. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
31. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
32. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
33. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
34. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
35. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
36. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
37. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
38. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
39. Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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Devonta Freeman
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 11 running back rankings.
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1. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
3. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
4. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
5. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
6. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
7. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
8. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
9. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
10. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
11. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
12. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
13. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
15. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears (Monitor Matt Forte’s availability)
16. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
17. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
18. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
19. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
20. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
21. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars (monitor foot)
22. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
23. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
24. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
25. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
26. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
27. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
28. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
29. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions
30. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
31. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
32. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
34. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
35. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
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Todd Gurley
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 10 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
4. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
5. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
6. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
7. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
8. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
8. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
10. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
11. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
12. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
13. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
14. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills (Monitor Shoulder)
15. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
16. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
17. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
18. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
19. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
20. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
21. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
22. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
23. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
24. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
25. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
26. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
27. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
28. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
29. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
30. Shane Vereen, New York Giants
31. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
32. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
33. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
35. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
36. C.J. Spiller, New Orleans Saints
37. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions
38. Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots
39. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
40. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
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Todd Gurley
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 9 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
4. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
5. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
6. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
7. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
8. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
9. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
10. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
12. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
13. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
14. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
15. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
16. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
18. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
19. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
20. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
22. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
23. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
24. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
25. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
26. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Shane Vereen, New York Giants
28. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
29. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
31. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
32. C.J. Spiller, New Orleans Saints
33. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
34. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
35. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
36. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
37. Branden Oliver, San Diego Chargers
38. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
39. Dexter McCluster, Tennessee Titans
40. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
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Todd Gurley
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 8 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
3. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
5. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
6. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
7. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
8. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardianls
9. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
10. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
11. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
12. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
14. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
15. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
17. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
18. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
19. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
20. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowbous
21. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
22. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
23. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
24. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
25. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
26. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
27. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
28. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
29. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
31. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
32. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
33. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
34. Shane Vereen, New York Giants
35. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
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The lockout had yet to be settled, but the show must go on. Here’s an early look at the 2011 running back rankings.
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1.  Arian Foster, Houston Texans:  As if leading the NFL in rushing (1616 yards) wasn’t enough, he added 66 catches for 604 yards. Oh, and he had 18 total touchdowns (16 rushing, 2 receiving). He’s the perfect back for Houston’s zone blocking scheme.
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2.  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings: With a rookie quarterback likely leading the way the focus of the Vikings’ offense will shift back to All Day. He’s ran for at least 1298 yards and double-digit touchdowns in each of his four season.
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3. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans: He didn’t top 2000 yards again, but 1364 yards and 11 touchdowns (along with 244 yards and another score receiving) is nothing to shy away from. He’ should be a tremendous value.
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4. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs: Charles should get a heavier workload this year, which is scary considering he ran for 1467 yards on 230 carries (6.4 ypc). He is less likely to score a touchdown than the top three, which is why he’s at four, but he’s capable of being the most productive fantasy back in the league.
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5.  Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons:  Obviously in PPR leagues, his value takes a hit, but few backs can off 100 yards and a score just about every time he takes the field.
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6.  Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers:  His tweets can stir up controversy, but when it comes to running the football, the kid is alright. 1273  yards and 11 touchdowns last year and he’ll be just 24 if and when the season starts.
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7.  Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders:  Run DMC finally lived up to the hype, collecting 1664 total yards (1157 rushing) and ten touchdowns (seven rushing) in 13 games. If he can stay healthy, he could rank right up there with the big four.
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8.  Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens:  Rice will probably never be a touchdown guy, but he’s a yardage (and PPR) beast.  He’s averaged over 1900 total yards over the past two seasons.
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9.  LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles:  McCoy caught 78 passes for 592 yards and two touchdowns. Those are solid receiving numbers. Don’t forget about the 1080 rushing yards (5.2 ypc) and seven rushing touchdowns. He’ll be just 23.
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10.  Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars:  Mojo showed the toughness to battle through injuries last year, but I don’t know if he could be as effective (1641 total yards, seven total touchdown) if his knee acted up again.
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11.  Shonn Greene, New York Jets:  I know he was supposed to be a beast last year, but LaDainian Tomlinson ran like a kid in the early going. This is the year Shonn puts it all together.
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12. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams:  Jackson had just 3.8 yards per carry last year and six touchdowns, but the offense should be improved in Sam Bradford’s second year.
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13.  Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers:  When he’s healthy there are only a few backs that can match his production. Unfortunately he’s averaging just 13 games the past two year.
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14.  Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers:  Stewart had a disappointing season, but the ability is still there. If D-Will doesn’t return, J-Stew will climb the ranks.
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15.  Matt Forte, Chicago Bears:  Forte bounced back with 1616 total yards (1069 rushing) and nine touchdowns (six rushing). He’s particularly valuable in PPR leagues.
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The disparity of starting running backs in Super Bowl XLV is one of the biggest gaps at any position. Rashard Mendenhall had 1273 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 167 yards on the ground.
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Green Bay is on their third starter in James Starks. He had just 101 yards in the regular season before racking up 263 in three playoff wins. While he’s experienced success the past few weeks, he’s still a notch below Mendenhall.
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While Mendenhall is my top-ranked fantasy running back for Super Bowl XLV, the margin isn’t nearly as great thanks to Maurkice Pouncey’s ankle injury that will likely keep him out of the big game or at least limit him. continue reading »

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I know it’s ridiculous to do Pro Bowl rankings, but what the heck. I’m having my son Heath (6) help me with them.
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Quarterbacks
1.  Philip Rivers
2.  Michael Vick
3.  Peyton Manning
4.  Matt Ryan
5.  Drew Brees
6.  Matt Cassel
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Running Backs
1.  Adrian Peterson
2.  Jamaal Charles
3.  Michael Turner
4.  Arian Foster
5.  Chris Johnson
6.  Steven Jackson continue reading »


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