Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Franchise's Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

Here's where fantasy football leagues are often won - or lost. Getting points from your running back positions is always important, even in the current climate where running back by committee is all the rage. If you can't get a true workhorse like LT or LJ, you can still find backs who split time and score you points, as evidenced by Reggie Bush/Deuce McAllister and Maurice Jones-Drew/Fred Taylor last season.

That being said, here's a word of caution about this season's rookie runners: don't overdraft them. Even though Adrian Peterson is a stud and Marshawn Lynch looks like the real deal, both figure to be splitting time and no 2007 rookies look like they will receive 20+ carries a game. Don't be afraid to add them for depth, but make sure you do it at the appropriate spot in your draft.

As with the QB rankings, I'm giving you the top players under three different scoring systems: PPR (yardage + TDs + a point for each pass reception), Performance (yardage + TDs) and Basic (primarily TDs only).

RB Rankings - PPR
  1. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD
  2. Steven Jackson, STL
  3. Larry Johnson, KC
  4. Frank Gore, SF
  5. Brian Westbrook, PHI
  6. Joseph Addai, IND
  7. Reggie Bush, NO
  8. Willie Parker, PIT
  9. Shaun Alexander, SEA
  10. Laurence Maroney, NE
  11. Rudi Johnson, CIN
  12. Ronnie Brown, MIA
  13. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  14. Willis McGahee, BAL
  15. Deuce McAllister, NO
  16. Thomas Jones, NYJ
  17. Travis Henry, DEN
  18. Clinton Portis, WAS
  19. Edgerrin James, ARI
  20. Ahman Green, HOU
  21. Chester Taylor, MIN
  22. Marion Barber, DAL
  23. DeAngelo Williams, CAR
  24. Marshawn Lynch, BUF
  25. Cedric Benson, CHI
  26. Ladell Betts, WAS
  27. LaMont Jordan, OAK
  28. Cadillac Williams, TB
  29. Kevin Jones, DET
  30. Jamal Lewis, CLE
  31. Fred Taylor, JAC
  32. Warrick Dunn, ATL
  33. DeShaun Foster, CAR
  34. Julius Jones, DAL
  35. Brandon Jacobs, NYG
  36. Vernand Morency, GB
  37. Adrian Peterson, MIN
  38. Jerious Norwood, ATL
  39. Brandon Jackson, GB
  40. Mike Bell, DEN
  41. Reuben Droughns, NYG
  42. LenDale White, TEN
  43. Dominic Rhodes, OAK
  44. Anthony Thomas, BUF
  45. Leon Washington, NYJ
  46. Michael Turner, SD
  47. Tatum Bell, DET
  48. Chris Henry, TEN
  49. Michael Pittman, TB
  50. Adrian Peterson, CHI
RB Rankings - Performance
  1. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD
  2. Steven Jackson, STL
  3. Larry Johnson, KC
  4. Frank Gore, SF
  5. Shaun Alexander, SEA
  6. Joseph Addai, IND
  7. Willie Parker, PIT
  8. Brian Westbrook, PHI
  9. Rudi Johnson, CIN
  10. Laurence Maroney, NE
  11. Ronnie Brown, MIA
  12. Willis McGahee, BAL
  13. Reggie Bush, NO
  14. Travis Henry, DEN
  15. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  16. Deuce McAllister, NO
  17. Thomas Jones, NYJ
  18. Cedric Benson, CHI
  19. Clinton Portis, WAS
  20. Edgerrin James, ARI
  21. Marion Barber, DAL
  22. Ahman Green, HOU
  23. Brandon Jacobs, NYG
  24. Jamal Lewis, CLE
  25. Marshawn Lynch, BUF
  26. Chester Taylor, MIN
  27. Cadillac Williams, TB
  28. Warrick Dunn, ATL
  29. Ladell Betts, WAS
  30. LaMont Jordan, OAK
  31. DeAngelo Williams, CAR
  32. Fred Taylor, JAC
  33. Julius Jones, DAL
  34. Adrian Peterson, MIN
  35. Kevin Jones, DET
  36. Jerious Norwood, ATL
  37. Vernand Morency, GB
  38. DeShaun Foster, CAR
  39. Mike Bell, DEN
  40. LenDale White, TEN
  41. Michael Turner, SD
  42. Brandon Jackson, GB
  43. Dominic Rhodes, OAK
  44. Reuben Droughns, NYG
  45. Chris Henry, TEN
  46. Anthony Thomas, BUF
  47. Tatum Bell, DET
  48. Leon Washington, NYJ
  49. Adrian Peterson, CHI
  50. Ron Dayne, HOU
RB Rankings - Basic
  1. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD
  2. Larry Johnson, KC
  3. Steven Jackson, STL
  4. Shaun Alexander, SEA
  5. Willie Parker, PIT
  6. Rudi Johnson, CIN
  7. Brandon Jacobs, NYG
  8. Laurence Maroney, NE
  9. Joseph Addai, IND
  10. Frank Gore, SF
  11. Brian Westbrook, PHI
  12. Willis McGahee, BAL
  13. Deuce McAllister, NO
  14. Marion Barber, DAL
  15. Reggie Bush, NO
  16. Travis Henry, DEN
  17. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  18. Cedric Benson, CHI
  19. Ronnie Brown, MIA
  20. Clinton Portis, WAS
  21. Thomas Jones, NYJ
  22. Jamal Lewis, CLE
  23. Marshawn Lynch, BUF
  24. Adrian Peterson, MIN
  25. Mike Bell, DEN
  26. Dominic Rhodes, OAK
  27. Edgerrin James, ARI
  28. LaMont Jordan, OAK
  29. Kevin Jones, DET
  30. Vernand Morency, GB
  31. Michael Turner, SD
  32. Marcel Shipp, ARI
  33. Ahman Green, HOU
  34. Cadillac Williams, TB
  35. Ladell Betts, WAS
  36. Fred Taylor, JAC
  37. DeAngelo Williams, CAR
  38. Julius Jones, DAL
  39. LenDale White, TEN
  40. Brandon Jackson, GB
  41. Chris Henry, TEN
  42. Chester Taylor, MIN
  43. Warrick Dunn, ATL
  44. Jerious Norwood, ATL
  45. DeShaun Foster, CAR
  46. Anthony Thomas, BUF
  47. Tatum Bell, DET
  48. Adrian Peterson, CHI
  49. Ron Dayne, HOU
  50. Kevan Barlow, PIT


The Dude said...

Franchise, you have me confused. You have two Denver running backs ranked in the top 25 under basic scoring. Can you find out from Mike Shanahan which one he plans to start and get back to me?


The Franchise said...

Ha, if I had a hotline to Shanahan, I'd be rich!

But I love the sarcasm - it's much appreciated.

Jason h said...

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