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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 16 running back rankings.
1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
3. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
4. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
5. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams  (Monitor Availability)
7. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
8. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
9. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
10. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
12. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
13. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
14. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
15. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
17. Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs
18. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
19. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
20. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
22. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
23. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
24. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
25. James White, New England Patriots
26. Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets
28. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
29. Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
31. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
32. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
33. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
34. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
35. Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers
36. Doug Martin, Oakland Raiders
37. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
38. Kalen Ballage, Miami Dolphins
39. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
40. Jeff Wilson, San Francisco 49ers
41. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
42. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
43. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
45. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
46. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
47. Zach Zenner, Detroit Lions
48. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
49. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
50. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 16 running back rankings.
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
7. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
8. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
9. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Devonata Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
11. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
12. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
13. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
14. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
15. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
16. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
18. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
19. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
20. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
21. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
22. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
23. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
24. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
25. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
26. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
27. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
28. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
29. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
31. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
32. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
33. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
34. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
35. James White, New England Patriots
36. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
37. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
38. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
39. Kerwynn Williams, Arizona Cardinals
40. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 16 running back rankings.
1. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
3. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
6. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
7. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
8. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
9. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
10. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
11. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
12. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
13. Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
14. Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints
15. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
16. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
17. Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks
18. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
19. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
20. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
21. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
22. James White, New England Patriots
23. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
24. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
25. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
26. Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers
27. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
28. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
29. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
30. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
31. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
32. Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots
33. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
34. Bryce Brown, Seattle Seahawks
35. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
36. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
37. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
38. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
39. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
40. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Here’s my Week 16 running back rankings.

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

Inside the numbers:

  • Arian Foster let his owners down last week, but if you were able to survive, he’ll make up for it against Denver’s 31st ranked run defense (158.4 yards allowed per game).
  • I always seem to have Rashard Mendenhall ranked a little higher than everybody else, but he came through last week with 100 yards and a score. I’m very high on him against a Carolina team that’s allowed 17 rushing touchdowns and 126.2 yards per game.
  • Michael Turner had 114 yards and a score the last time he faced New Orleans, and has an average of 87.8 yards in five career games against them with four touchdowns.
  • BJGE is amazingly (and quietly) up to 12 touchdowns on the year. I’ve been a little slow giving him credit, but I love him against Buffalo’s league worst run defense (158.6).
  • I’m sure everybody on Baltimore’s defense knows who Peyton Hillis is this time around. That’s not a good thing for Mr. Hillis.
  • I’m more worried about Knowshon Moreno’s injury (ribs) than the other backs.
  • Ronnie Brown (39 yards, TD) didn’t exactly overwhelm against Buffalo last week, but he remains a borderline RB2 this week.
  • ***UPDATE*** It looks like Joseph Addai will give it a go this week. I can’t trust him yet, but it does knock Donald Brown down a few notches.
  • ***Update*** It looks like Maurice Jones-Drew is out making Rashard Jennings a sneaky start.


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