September 1, 2010

Harmon Updated RB Ranks

As with the quarterback position, the top of the pack at the running back position isn’t disputed. However, the debates begin pretty quickly as you reach the back-end of the RB1 ranks (8-12).

Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice & Maurice Jones-Drew stand atop the mountain, but Jones-Drew’s knee injury is weighing heavily on the minds of fantasy owners at the crescendo of the draft season. Obviously, there’s some question about whether Chris Johnson can come close to replicating his frightening 2009 totals. The Minnesota receiving corps is concerning and, for whatever reason, Rice is usually the last mentioned in this group (McGahee? Flacco’s rise?).

Let’s break it out.

  1. Chris Johnson, TEN
  2. Adrian Peterson, MIN
  3. Ray Rice, BAL
  4. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  5. Michael Turner, ATL
  6. Frank Gore, SF
  7. Steven Jackson, STL
  8. Rashard Mendenhall, PIT
  9. DeAngelo Williams, CAR
  10. Shonn Greene, NYJ
  11. Cedric Benson, CIN
  12. Ryan Grant, GB
  13. Ryan Mathews, SD
  14. LeSean McCoy, PHI
  15. Jamaal Charles, KC
  16. Chris “Beanie” Wells, ARI
  17. Matt Forte, CHI
  18. Arian Foster, HOU
  19. Jahvid Best, DET
  20. Pierre Thomas, NO
  21. Jonathan Stewart, CAR
  22. Ronnie Brown, MIA
  23. Knowshon Moreno, DEN
  24. Joseph Addai, IND
  25. CJ Spiller, BUF
  26. Jerome Harrison, CLE
  27. Marion Barber, DAL
  28. Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
  29. Felix Jones, DAL
  30. Reggie Bush, NO
  31. Brandon Jacobs, NYG
  32. Clinton Portis, WAS
  33. Cadillac Williams, TB
  34. Justin Forsett, SEA
  35. Thomas Jones, KC
  36. Ricky Williams, MIA
  37. Tim Hightower, ARI
  38. LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ
  39. Laurence Maroney, NE
  40. Darren McFadden, OAK
  41. Fred Jackson, BUF
  42. Montario Hardesty, CLE
  43. Chester Taylor, CHI
  44. Willis McGahee, BAL
  45. Steve Slaton, HOU