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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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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 1 running back rankings.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
3. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
4. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
7. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
8. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
11. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
12. Spencer Ware, , Kansas City Chiefs
13. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
14. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
15. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
17. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
18. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
19. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
20. Matt Forte, New York Jets
21. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
22. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
23. Arian Foster, Miami Dolphins
24. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
25. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
26. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
27. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
28. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
29. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
30. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
31. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
32. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
33. James White, New England Patriots
34. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
35. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
36. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
37. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
38. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
39. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
40. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
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Here’s an updated look at my Week 1 running back rankings taking injuries into account. I also removed Adrian Peterson and Pierre Thomas since they played already.

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1. Chris Johnson
2.  Frank Gore
3. Maurice Jones-Drew
4. Ryan Mathews
5. Ray Rice
6. Steven Jackson
7. Arian Foster
8. Rashard Mendenhall
9. Michael Turner
10. Jamaal Charles
11. Joseph Addai
12. Matt Forte
13. Ronnie Brown
14. Ryan Grant
15. Jerome Harrison
16. Cadillac Williams
17. LeSean McCoy
18.  Cedric Benson
19. DeAngelo Williams
20. Jahvid Best
21. Jonathan Stewart
22. Shonn Greene
23. C.J. Spiller
24. Tim Hightower
25. Ahmad Bradshaw
26. Ricky Williams
27. Darren McFadden
28. Brandon Jacobs
29. Clinton Portis
30. Felix Jones
31. Thomas Jones
32. Marion Barber III
33. Fred Taylor
34. Knowshon Moreno
35. Chester Taylor
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Notable changes:
- Beanie Wells was removed from the list because of his injury. Tim Hightower jumped a few slots.
- Darren McFadden jumped a few slots because of Michael Bush’s injury.
- Laurence Maroney is banged up making Fred Taylor the likely option to receive the bulk of the carries. Taylor makes the list.
- Knowshon Moreno is back. He’ll share the load with Buckhalter, but is still a low-end flex option.
- Chester Taylor made the expanded list as he’s facing Detroit.
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Here’s my Week 1 running back rankings.

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1. Chris Johnson – #1 runner vs. #29 run defense.
2. Adrian Peterson – Wants revenge against Saints.
3. Frank Gore – 308 total yards and 2 TDs against Seattle last year.
4. Maurice Jones-Drew – MoJo faces 26th ranked run defense.
5. Ryan Mathews – Rookie opens against KC’s 31st run defense.
6. Ray Rice – Jets are different unit Pace and with a likely rusty Revis.
7. Steven Jackson – Bradford will lean heavily on S-Jax.
8. Arian Foster – Should be active in what should be a shootout.
9. Rashard Mendenhall – Without Big Ben Pitt will run more against ATL.
10. Michael Turner – Tough draw against Pitt, but is a beast.
11. Beanie Wells – Should light up St. Louis’s 27th run defense.
12. Joseph Addai – 194 total yards and 2 TDs against Houston last year.
13. Jamaal Charles – Will he pick up where he left off. Faces SD.
14. Matt Forte – Great draw against Detroit.
15. Ronnie Brown – Faces 30th ranked Bills run defense. Fast starter.
16. Ryan Grant – Steady production. Faces Philly.
17. Cadillac Williams – Faces Cleveland’s 28th ranked run defense.
18. LeSean McCoy – Should be active in passing game.
19. Jerome Harrison – Faces the Bucs, who were last against the run.
20. Pierre Thomas – Tough draw against Vikes.
21. Cedric Benson – Will Bernard Scott take some of his work?
22. DeAngelo Williams – Will the RBBC with Stewart still be productive?
23. Jahvid Best – Big play potential vs. Bears.
24. Jonathan Stewart – Finally at 100 percent?
25. Shonn Greene – Greene will test whether Baltimore still has it.
26. C.J. Spiller – Could break a long one against Miami.
27. Ricky Williams – There will be plenty for Ricky too.
28. Ahmad Bradshaw – RBBC with Jacobs. I’ll take yardage guy vs. Carolina.
29. Tim Hightower – Should be a factor vs. St. Louis.
30. Brandon Jacobs – More likely to score a TD than Bradshaw.
31. Darren McFadden – Should get his chance to shine against Tennessee.
32. Clinton Portis – Tough match-up against Dallas.
33. Felix Jones – Will share with Barber.
34. Thomas Jones – Does the old man still have it?
35. Marion Barber III – Sharing with Felix.

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