Ezekiel Elliott
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 11 running back rankings.
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1. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
4. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
5. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
6. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
7. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
8. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
9. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
10. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
11. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
12. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
13. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
15. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
16. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
17. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
19. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
20. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
21. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
23.Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
24. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks
26. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
28. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
29. Matt Asiata , Minnesota Vikings
30. James White, New England Patriots
31. Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints
32. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
33. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
34. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
35. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
36. Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
37 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
38. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
39. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
40. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
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Devonta Freeman
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 11 running back rankings.
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1. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
3. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
4. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
5. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
6. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
7. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
8. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
9. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
10. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
11. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
12. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
13. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
15. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears (Monitor Matt Forte’s availability)
16. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
17. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
18. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
19. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
20. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
21. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars (monitor foot)
22. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
23. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
24. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
25. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
26. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
27. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
28. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
29. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions
30. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
31. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
32. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
34. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
35. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
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Here’s my Week 11 running back rankings.

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1. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Oakland
2. Frank Gore vs. Tampa Bay
3. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Cleveland
4. Arian Foster @ New York Jets
5. Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay
6. Chris Johnson vs. Washington
7. Michael Turner @ St. Louis
8. Ray Rice @ Carolina
9. Cedric Benson vs. Buffalo
10. Jamaal Charles vs. Arizona
11. Peyton Hillis @ Jacksonville
12. LeSean McCoy vs. New York Giants
13. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Philadelphia
14. Darren McFadden @ Pittsburgh
15. Jahvid Best @ Dallas
16. Steven Jackson vs. Atlanta
17. LeGarrette Blount @ San Francisco
18. Fred Jackson @ Cincinnati
19. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Houston
20. Matt Forte @ Miami
21. Felix Jones vs. Detroit
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Indianapolis
23. Thomas Jones vs. Arizona
24. Keiland Williams @ Tennessee
25. Shonn Greene vs. Houston
26. Tim Hightower @ Kansas City
27. Knowshon Moreno @ San Diego
28. Brandon Jackson @ Minnesota
29. Marshawn Lynch @ New Orleans
30. Michael Bush @ Pittsburgh
31. Ryan Mathews vs. Denver
32. Ronnie Brown vs. Chicago
33. Mike Tolbert vs. Denver
34. Mike Goodson vs. Baltimore
35. Justin Forsett @ New Orleans

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Inside the numbers:

  • Oakland ranks 25th with 124.8 rushing yards allowed. After a relatively quiet game against New England, look for Mendenhall to explode against the Raiders.
  • Tampa Bay is better, but they are still yielding 143.8 yards per fame on the ground. Frank Gore should dominate.
  • The concerns about MJD’s knee are a thing of the past after three straight strong performances.
  • Adrian Peterson averages 126.3 total yards with five touchdowns in seven games against Green Bay.
  • Michael Turner and Ray Rice make exceptional plays after the extra rest from playing in the Thursday game.
  • Cedric Benson could top the 100 yard mark for the second time this year as he faces Buffalo’s league worst run defense (166.9 ypg).
  • Keiland Williams had a coming out party against the Eagles, but Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis could get some work next week.
  • ***Update*** DeAngelo Williams was placed on IR and it looks like Goodson will get the start. He’s not a great play though.

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