Todd Gurley leap
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 13 running back rankings.
1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
4. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
6. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
7. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
11. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
14. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
15. Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles
16. James White, New England Patriots
17. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
18. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
19. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
20. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
21. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
22. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
23. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
24. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
25. Matt Brieda, San Francisco 49ers
26. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
27. Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
30. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
31. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
32. LeGarrette Blount, Detroit Lions
33. Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins
34. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
35. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
36. Doug Martin, Oakland Raiders
37. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
38. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
39. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
41. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets
42. T. J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
43. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
44. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
45. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
46. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
48. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
49. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
50. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
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Le'Veon Bell ball flip
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 13 running back rankings.
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
3. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
6. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
7. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
8. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
10. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
11. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
14. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
15. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
16. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
17. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
18. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
19. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
20. Devonata Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
21. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
22. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
23. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
24. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
25. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
26. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
27. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
28. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
29. Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
30. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
31. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
33. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
34. Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos
35. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
36. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
37. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthes
38. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
39. Danny Woodhead, Baltimore Ravens
40. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
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Adrian Peterson vikings
Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 13 running back rankings.
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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Here’s my Week 13 running back rankings.

1. Jamaal Charles vs. Denver
2. Peyton Hillis @ Miami
3. Adrian Peterson vs. Buffalo
4. Arian Foster @ Philadelphia (Thursday)
5. Chris Johnson vs. Jacksonville
6. Ray Rice vs. Pittsburgh
7.  Michael Turner @ Tampa Bay
8. Rashard Mendenhall @ Baltimore
9. Maurice Jones-Drew @ Tennessee
10. LeSean McCoy vs. Houston (Thursday)
11. Knowshon Moreno @ Kansas City
12. Mike Tolbert vs. Oakland
13. Steven Jackson @ Arizona
14. Thomas Jones vs. Denver
15. Matt Forte @ Detroit
16. Mike Goodson @ Seattle
17. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. New York Jets (Monday)
18. Fred Jackson @ Minnesota
19. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Washington
20. Felix Jones @ Indianapolis
21. Darren McFadden @ San Diego
22. Jonathan Stewart @ Seattle
23. Brandon Jacobs vs. Washington
24. Brian Westbrook @ Green Bay
25. Ronnie Brown vs. Cleveland
26. LaDainian Tomlinson @ New England (Monday)
27. Cedric Benson vs. New Orleans
28. LeGarrette Blount vs. Atlanta
29. Ricky Williams vs. Cleveland
30. Christopher Ivory @ Cincinnati
31. Danny Woodhead vs. New York Jets (Monday)
32. Maurice Morris vs. Chicago
33. Beanie Wells vs. St. Louis
34. Shonn Greene @ New England (Monday)
35. Tim Hightower vs. St. Louis

Inside the numbers:

  • Coming off a monster 173 yard game against Seattle, Jamaal Charles is set to explode on a Denver team allowing 141.6 rushing yards per game.
  • I’m a little concerned about Adrian Peterson’s ankle, but I think he’ll be just fine. He also happens to draw a favorable match-up this week. Only the injury concerns keep him from the top spot.
  • Peyton Hillis has 666 total yards and seven touchdowns in his past four games.
  • I was hesitant to give Knowshon Moreno his due, but he delivered with 118 total yards and a touchdown. He’s had at least that many total yards and a touchdown in each of his past three games.
  • Mike Tolbert has hit the century mark with a touchdown in his past two games. He should be at it again against a Raiders run defense that’s yielding 133.7 yards per game on the ground.
  • Marion Barber is expected to miss a couple of games, making Felix Jones a strong play against the Colts. Tashard Choice is a sleeper pick.
  • With Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs in a timeshare, I like them both as RB2s.
  • I am not high on LeGarrette Blount against a Falcons team that has allowed just 93.7 rushing yards per game and four rushing touchdowns.
  • They aren’t sexy situations, but Carolina (Mike Goodson & Jonathan Stewart) and Arizona (Beanie Wells & Tim Hightower) have a pair of RBs that can be used as RB2s or as flex options.
  • With Frank Gore out for the season, Brian Westbrook makes a low-end RB2 against the Packers.


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