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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 17 running back rankings.
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
3. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
6. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
7. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
8. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
9. Devonata Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
11. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
14. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
15. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
16. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
17. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
19. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
20. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
21. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
22. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
23. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
24. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
25. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
26. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
27. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
28. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
29. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
30. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
31. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
32. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
34. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
35. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
36. Brandon Oliver, Los Angeles Chargers
37. Kerwynn Williams, Arizona Cardinals
38. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
39. Kapri Bibbs, Washington Redskins
40. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 17 running back rankings.
1. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
2. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
3. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
4. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
5. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
6. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
7. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
8. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
10. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
11. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
12. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
13. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
14. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
15. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
16. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
17. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
18. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
19. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
20. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
22. Rex Burkhead, Cincinnati Bengals
23. Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
24. Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks
25. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
26. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
27. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
28. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
29. Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens
30. Ronnie Hillman, San Diego Chargers
31. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
32. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
34. Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills
35. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
36. James White, New England Patriots
37. Justin Forsett, Denver Broncos
38. Dwayne Washington, Detroit Lions
39. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
40. Fitzgerald Toussaint, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 17 running back rankings.
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
4. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
5. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
7. Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints
8. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
9. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
10. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
11. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
12. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
13. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
14. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
15. James White, New England Patriots
16. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
17. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
19. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
20. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
21. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
22. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
23. Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
24. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
25. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
26. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
27. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
28. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles
29. Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers
30. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
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Here’s my Week 17 running back rankings for the leagues that play this thing through until the bitter end.

1. Arian Foster vs. Jacksonville
2. Jamaal Charles vs. Oakland
3. Chris Johnson @ Indianapolis
4. Michael Turner vs. Carolina
5. Adrian Peterson @ Detroit
6. Ray Rice vs. Cincinnati
7.  Rashard Mendenhall @ Cleveland
8. LeSean McCoy vs. Dallas
9. Steven Jackson @ Seattle
10. Ryan Mathews @ Denver
11. LeGarrette Blount @ New Orleans
12. Matt Forte @ Green Bay
13. Ryan Torain vs. New York Giants
14. Peyton Hillis vs. Pittsburgh
15. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Miami
16. Shonn Greene vs. Buffalo
17. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Washington
18. Felix Jones @ Philadelphia
19. Darren McFadden @ Kansas City
20. Fred Jackson @ New York Jets
21. Ronnie Brown @ New England
22. Rashard Jennings @ Houston
23. Correll Buckhalter vs. San Diego
24. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Buffalo
25. Marshawn Lynch vs. St. Louis
26. Cedric Benson @ Baltimore
27. Jonathan Stewart @ Atlanta
28. Beanie Wells @ San Francisco
29. Brandon Jacobs @ Washington
30. Pierre Thomas vs. Tampa Bay

Inside the numbers:

  • Foster goes for his 15th rushing touchdown against Jacksonville, a team he ran for 56 yards and a score against in Week 10.
  • Chris Johnson badly missed the mark he set last year, but is still turning in a fine season. He takes on the Colts who had ran for 111 yards and a score against in the opener.
  • LeGarrette Blount is gathering steam with three 100+ yards performances in his past four games. Look out New Orleans the big man is hard to tackle.
  • Ryan Mathews won’t justify his high draft status (fantasy or otherwise), but he should pay dividends for some fantasy owners this week facing a bad Broncos defense.
  • Matt Forte is peaking at the right time averaging 133.5 total yards the past two games as the Bears have scored a combined 78 points. Look for a strong finish against the Packers.
  • Shonn Greene finally found the end zone in Week 15. He hadn’t scored since Week 5. He faces the soft Bills run defense that he shredded for 117 yards in Week 4. LaDainian Tomlinson is an RB2 as well.
  • Ronnie Brown scored for the second straight week.
  • I’m concerned with Knowshon Moreno’s health. No point starting him in the final week of a lost season.
  • Darren McFadden has had a great run this season, but there is concern that his ankle/toe injury could force him out of action this week.
  • ***Update*** After watching AP slice up the Eagles defense, I’m bumping him into the top six for the finale.
  • ***Update*** It looks like MJD will miss this week’s game. I’m being more cautious with Rashard Jennings though.


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