Is it wise to have one of the few teams with nothing to play for at the top of the rankings this week? The Texans are pretty much locked into their playoff position, so how much they will play their running back this week remains to be seen against the division rival Titans. Am I crazy to have a Buffalo Bill at the second ranked guy of the week? I would also like to take this time to apologize to Maurice Jones-Drew for doubting him all season long. Despite not having another credible player on the offensive side of the ball, MJD has put up an amazing season and I was dead wrong on him this year. Can Marshawn Lynch do it one more time? Can Toby Gerhart fill in for AP like he has most of the second half of the season? What should you expect from Chris Johnson in the last week of his worst season to date? This is all she wrote this week and why it is most important to read the running back rankings.
I guess twelve weeks was enough of a preseason for Chris Johnson, huh? After holding out most of the exhibition season, Johnson got off to a horrendous, but all of a sudden he is the hottest running back in fantasy football. What can we expect from him this week against the Saints? Did you notice who else got carries for the Redskins last week outside of Roy Helu? The answer is no one! Finally, it appears that Mike Shanahan has pulled his head out of his ass and is going to give this kid the chance to start for the rest of the season and he is must start in fantasy regardless of the matchup, especially in PPR leagues. Can the two biggest running back surprises, Marshawn Lynch and Willis McGahee, continue this tear that they are on now that they have led you to the fantasy playoffs? Or are they going to remember who they are and abandon you when you need them most? How many fantasy points will Ray Rice rack up against Indy? Can DeMarco Murray bounce back? How will Shonn Greene follow up his hat trick of touchdowns? The answers are all below in the running back rankings.
It’s about time Chris Johnson! After frustrating fantasy owners for 12 weeks, Johnson finally looked like the player that was deserving of such a high draft choice in week 12 against the Titans. Beanie Wells also broke out last week rushing for over 200 yards. But can he repeat his performance this week against the Cowboys with a nagging leg injury? Can Ray Rice take advantage of the Browns poor run defense? Will San Francisco finally allow a rushing touchdown? Can you trust Mike Shanahan when he says that Roy Helu will be the starter? Can we start to list Tim Tebow as a running back? Check out the running back rankings to make the best roster decisions.
Who was that running back for Houston last week who looked like Arian Foster? Oh wait, it was ARIAN FOSTER! He looked like the guy lots of you drafted as the number one overall pick as the offensive line was just opening up gaping holes for both Foster and Tate to run through. This season's biggest surprise, Fred Jackson, will be back on the field, and should have another great game against the Redskins. The biggest performer of Week 7, DeMarco Murray, finds his way into the top dozen. Who will run the ball for the suspended Cedric Benson this week? Has Montario Hardesty completely taken over in Cleveland? With Willis McGahee out how high can Knowshon Moreno go? All of that and stay tuned to Fantasy Alarm for upcoming pictures of my big Twitter bet win in which Steven Jackson outperformed Jackie Battle. Looking forward to the pics Allen Sarvinas! And of course, don't forget the Week 8 rankings.
Ray Rice comes off of the bye and goes right to the top of the running back rankings as the Ravens have been absolutely rushing through the NFL and the Texans' defense hasn't been exactly stellar. As far as the rest of the league is concerned, we also have to realize that Fred Jackson is going to be a top ranked running back for most of the football season, as well as Ryan Torain being a top flight start for Week 6. I have also gained more respect for Maurice Jones-Drew than I had before the season started, as well as Jonathan Stewart. How will the absences of Brandon Jacobs, Joseph Addai and LaGarrette Blount effect your fantasy team? Running back starters are always hard to figure out while the bye weeks are in full effect so now more than ever you need to check out the Week 6 rankings.
Injuries and slow starts have blurred the pictures of the fantasy football running backs early on, as owners of Chris Johnson, Jamaal Charles, and Arian Foster are left wondering how their top picks went so wrong so quickly. Well, hopefully they drafted some depth and went with Beanie Wells, Ryan Mathews, and Fred Jackson. So, now the questions become what to expect from Daniel Thomas, Ben Tate, DeMarco Murray, and Roy Helu going forward? Which of these guys are the next to be in the top ten of these rankings? I guess you will have to read below to find out the answers to those questions.
How great was it to see football again last Sunday? Well, Sunday, Thursday, and Monday! There were a bunch of big disappointments led by Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, and Peyton Hillis, so what will we see in Week 2? Will Ray Rice put another great week up? Is Tim Hightower for real in Washington? What can we expect from Chris Johnson in Week 2? Is Arian Foster healthy enough to play on Sunday and can Beanie Wells put more stats on the board and continue his breakout season? You always have to be deep at running back because inevitably injuries are going to strike like they did for Steven Jackson and Knowshon Moreno, so be sure you pay attention to games on Sunday. When you are setting your lineups for the upcoming week be sure that you take a look at the following running back rankings.