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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 7 running back rankings.
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1. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
4. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
7. Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks
8. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
9. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
10. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
11. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
13. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
14. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
15. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
16. Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills
17. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
18. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
19. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
20. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
21. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
22. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
23. James White, New England Patriots
24. Matt Forte, New York Jets
25. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
26. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
27. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
28. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
29. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
30. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
31. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
32. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
33. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
34. Mike Davis, San Francisco 49ers
35. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
36. Matt Asiata , Minnesota Vikings
37. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
38. Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos
39. Don Jackson, Green Bay Packers
40. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
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Here’s my Week 7 running back rankings. Keep in mind that the Colts, Jets, Lions, and Texans are on bye.

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1. Ray Rice vs. Buffalo
2. Frank Gore @ Carolina
3. Adrian Peterson @ Green Bay
4. Rashard Mendenhall @ Miami
5. Chris Johnson vs. Philadelphia
6. LeSean McCoy @ Tennessee
7. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Kansas City
8. Jamaal Charles @ Jacksonville
9. Steven Jackson @ Tampa Bay
10. Michael Turner vs. Cincinnati
11. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Dallas
12. Matt Forte vs. Washington
13. Cedric Benson @ Atlanta
14. Ryan Mathews vs. New England
15. Ryan Torain @ Chicago
16. DeAngelo Williams vs. San Francisco
17. Christopher Ivory vs. Cleveland
18.  Knowshon Moreno vs. Oakland
19. Beanie Wells vs. Seattle
20. Peyton Hillis @ New Orleans
21. Thomas Jones vs. Jacksonville
22. Felix Jones vs. New York Giants
23. Marshawn Lynch @ Arizona
24. Ronnie Brown vs. Pittsburgh
25. Fred Jackson @ Baltimore
26. Brandon Jacobs @ Dallas
27. Darren McFadden @ Denver
28. Mike Tolbert vs. New England
29. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ San Diego
30. Ricky Williams vs. Pittsburgh

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Inside the numbers:

  • Buffalo has allowed 182.4 rushing yards per game and seven rushing TDs. Ray Rice owners can’t help but salivate.
  • Adrian Peterson has scored a touchdown in his last four games against Green Bay.
  • Thomas Jones was the more productive back last week, but I still think Charles is a bigger threat to produce each week.
  • Christopher Ivory went gangbusters last week (158 yards vs. TB). He should be a solid bye week fill-in against Cleveland.
  • Brandon Jacobs has four TDs in the past three weeks, and is becoming a solid flex position option.
  • Ryan Mathews took the starting gig back, but there’s still life for Mike Tolbert.

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