Saquon Barkley
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 11 running back rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New England, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
3. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
7. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
11. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
12. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
13. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
14. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
15. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
16. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
17. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
18. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
19. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
20. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
21. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
22. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
23. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
24. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
25. Doug Martin, Oakland Raiders
26. Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
28. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
29. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
30. Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles
31. Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons
32. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
33. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
34. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
35. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
36. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
37. Jazquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
39. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
40. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
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Kareem Hunt running
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 running back rankings.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
4. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
9. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
10. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
11. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
12. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
13. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
15. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
16. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
17. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
19. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
20. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
22. Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
23. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
24. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
25. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
26. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
27. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
28. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
29. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
30. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
31. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
32. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
33. James White, New England Patriots
34. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
35. Damien Williams, Miami Dolphins
36. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
37. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
38. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
39. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
40. Rod Smith, Dallas Cowboys
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Ezekiel Elliott
Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 11 running back rankings.
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
Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 11 running back rankings.
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.

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

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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