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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Jonathan Stewart
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Super Bowl 50 does not feature an elite running back, but power running will be prevalent.
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1. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
2. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
3. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
4. Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers
5. Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers
6. Fozzy Whitaker, Carolina Panthers
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Jonathan Stewart
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Here’s the Lester’s Legends fantasy football running back rankings for the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games.
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1. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
2. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
3. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
4. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
5. James White, New England Patriots
6. Steven Jackson, New England Patriots
7. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
8. Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers
9. Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers
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David Johnson
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football running back rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
2. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
3. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
4. James White, New England Patriots
5. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
6. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
7. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
8. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Fitzgerald Toussaint, Pittsburgh Steelers
10.. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
11. Steven Jackson, New England Patriots
12. Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks
13. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
14. Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots
15. Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers
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Adrian Peterson vikings
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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. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
4. Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawk
5. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
6. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
7. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
8. Fitzgerald Toussaint, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
10. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
11. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
12. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
13. Bryce Brown, Seattle Seahawks
14. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
15. Jonathan Grimes, Houston Texans
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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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Michael Turner, Ray Rice, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Marshawn Lynch were sent packing last week. We’re down to the final four, and here are the running back rankings for the Conference Championship games.
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1.  Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Mendenhall ran for a pair of touchdowns last week against a tough Ravens defense. He’ll have his work cut out for him against when he faces the Jets, but he did run for 99 yards and a score against them in Week 15. He has scored in 12 of the Steelers 17 games this year, making him a solid bet to get in the end zone once again.
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2.  Matt Forte, Chicago Bears:  Forte averaged 117.4 total yards in the Bears’ final seven regular season games. He continued to run hot piling up 134 total yards (80 rushing, 54 receiving) in the win over Seattle. That’s three straight games with at least 54 receiving yards for Forte. He had 151 total yards in the season finale against the Packers.
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3.  LaDainian Tomlinson, New York Jets:  LT scored for the second straight week, giving him three touchdowns this postseason. I give him a slight edge of Shonn Greene because of his role in the passing game and in short yardage situations.
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4. Shonn Greene, New York Jets:  Shonn Greene has been very active in the playoffs with 36 carries in two games. He seldom gets in the end zone, and is not very active in the passing game so his value is lowered.
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5.  James Starks, Green Bay Packers:  Starks is clearly the feature back averaging 24 carries in the Packers two playoff wins. He wasn’t nearly as effective against Atlanta, and I see the sledding being equally tough against Chicago. continue reading »


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