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With an exciting ninth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 10 fantasy football running back rankings.
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1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Peterson is averaging the highest total yards per game total (123.0) of his brilliant career. He has four touchdowns in the past three games. This is with a brutal passing attack. He gashed Seattle last week and should do the same against Detroit.
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2. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Beast Mode has three straight 100-yard games and five on the year. The Jets are giving up 141.4 rushing yards per game. They are in trouble.
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3. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Rice is averaging 109.2 total yards and 0.75 touchdowns per game. Oakland has allowed ten rushing touchdowns and 124.1 rushing yards per game.
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4. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
The matchup with Chicago is tough, but Foster has scored in ten straight games dating back to last year. In fact, he has scored in sixteen of his past seventeen games.
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5. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Martin has 486 total yards and six touchdowns in the past two games. San Diego has a solid run defense, but this dude is on fire.
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6. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Gore comes out of the bye averaging 97.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He’s a great play against St. Louis.
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7. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Shady is starting to be more active in the passing game again. He’s a strong play against Dallas.
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8. Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins
Bush had a beautiful touchdown against the Colts. He should blow up against Tennessee. The Titans have allowed 141.6 rushing yards per game and nine touchdowns.
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9. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte has a tough draw against Houston. They have not allowed a rushing touchdown all year. He’s averaging 117.3 total yards in his past four games though.
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10. Willis McGahee, Denver Broncos
McGahee is averaging 98.8 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. The Panthers are yielding 119.0 rushing yards per game.
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11. Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
Ridley bounced back from two sub-par games with 127 yards and a touchdown prior to last week’s bye. Buffalo has allowed 169.5 rushing yards per game and 14 rushing touchdowns. Stevan scored twice in their first meeting.
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12. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Miami is only giving up 83.9 rushing yards per game, but Johnson is averaging 143.5 total yards in his past four games.
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13. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers
Tampa Bay has a stout run defense, but Mathews is a threat in the passing game as well.
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14. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals
The Firm found his way into the end zone against Denver. The Giants got gashed by Pittsburgh last week and have allowed 118.0 rushing yards per game.
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15. Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants
Bradshaw had a quiet game against Pittsburgh. He should be better against Cincinnati. The Bengals have allowed 117.0 rushing yards per game and nine rushing touchdowns.
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16. Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
The Saints have been brutal against the run. Turner is coming off a strong game against Dallas.
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17. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
I don’t expect Spiller to do his damage on the ground, but he should be very productive in the passing game.
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18. Vick Ballard, Indianapolis Colts
Ballard dominated the touches with Donald Brown hurting. I expect him to do the same against Jacksonville. The Jags have allowed 137.4 rushing yards per game.
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19. Mikel LeShoure, Detroit Lions
LeShoure ran for three touchdowns in the first half. The Vikings have been brutal the past two game as Doug Martin and Lynch ripped them apart.
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20. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
He hasn’t been able to get anything going, averaging 41.0 total yards the past three games. Taking on Pittsburgh won’t help.
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21. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Decent RB2 against Atlanta. The Falcons have allowed 127.5 rushing yards per game.
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22. Isaac Redman, Pittsburgh Steelers
Redman will draw the start, but Dwyer will likely get some action in. The Steelers have been pounding the football so Redman should be a solid play. The Chiefs are giving up 126.0 yards per game on the ground.
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23. Rashad Jennings, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jennings didn’t get a chance to get many carries as the Jags got blitzed by Detroit. He wasn’t able to get it going in the passing game either. He should be better against the Colts. They are giving up 130.8 rushing yards per game.
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24. Shonn Greene, New York Jets
Despite what Adrian Peterson did to them, the Seahawks are a tough run defense. Greene will have his work cut out for him.
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25. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
Led the team in carries against Washington, but it was Cam and DeAngelo to score. He’s only a borderline RB2 against Denver.
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26. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills
Jackson should also have a decent day, mostly in receiving yards, against New England.
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27.Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys
I still don’t expect Murray back. Had a decent game against Atlanta, but a lot of it came in garbage time. Not a great play against Philly.
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28. Daniel Thomas, Miami Dolphins
Didn’t see double-digit carries against Indy, but finished with 62 total yards. Should be solid against Tennessee.
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29. Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders
Should get extra touches against Baltimore with the Raiders’ injury situation at running back.
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30. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
He’s sharing the load with Richardson and facing a stout Niners defense. Look for another option if possible.
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