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Rest Of Season Player Rankings: Running Backs - Week 3
John Tuvey
September 22, 2010
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These player rankings track a player's value for the remainder of the season.

RUNNING BACKS
Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Chris Johnson TEN 9
  2 Adrian Peterson MIN 4
  3 Frank Gore SFO 9
  4 Ray Rice BAL 8
  5 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 9
  6 Michael Turner ATL 8
  7 Pierre Thomas NOS 10
  8 Arian Foster HOU 7
  9 Rashard Mendenhall PIT 5
Moving Up 10 Jahvid Best DET 7
  11 LeSean McCoy PHI 8
  12 Knowshon Moreno DEN 9
Moving Down 13 DeAngelo Williams CAR 6
  14 Ryan Mathews SDC 10
  15 Cedric Benson CIN 6
  16 Steven Jackson STL 9
  17 Jamaal Charles KCC 4
  18 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 8
  19 Joseph Addai IND 7
  20 Matt Forte CHI 8
  21 Ronnie Brown MIA 5
  22 Shonn Greene NYJ 7
  23 Clinton Portis WAS 9
  24 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ 7
  25 Jonathan Stewart CAR 6
  26 Chris Wells ARI 6
  27 Carnell Williams TBB 4
Moving Up 28 Fred Taylor NEP 5
  29 Darren McFadden OAK 10
  30 Tim Hightower ARI 6
  31 Brandon Jackson GBP 10
  32 Ricky Williams MIA 5
  33 Thomas Jones KCC 4
  34 Peyton Hillis CLE 8
Moving Down 35 Jerome Harrison CLE 8
  36 Felix Jones DAL 4
  37 Justin Forsett SEA 5
  38 C.J. Spiller BUF 6
Moving Up 39 Mike Tolbert SDC 10
  40 Marion Barber DAL 4
  41 Michael Bush OAK 10
Moving Up 42 Donald Brown IND 7
  43 Correll Buckhalter DEN 9
  44 Fred Jackson BUF 6
  45 Brandon Jacobs NYG 8
  46 Jason Snelling ATL 8
  47 Rashad Jennings JAC 9
  48 Bernard Scott CIN 6
  49 Earnest Graham TBB 4
  50 Marshawn Lynch BUF 6

Jahvid Best, Lions – Moving Up
Lions fans have been down for so long, you can forgive them if they look at Best and see Barry Sanders with touchdowns. His electric speed makes him a threat anywhere on the field, and the Lions aren't shy about getting him the ball. The obvious concern is how Best will hold up to such a workload, but you can't hit what you can't catch.

DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Moving Down
Carolina's TD-free preseason was evidently a precursor to the real thing, and now the Panthers turn to a rookie quarterback to kick-start their struggling offense. With Jonathan Stewart still taking a few carries off DeAngelo's plate, his status as a legitimate RB1 is in serious question.

Fred Taylor, Patriots – Moving Up
When is the last time Taylor won a war of attrition? Laurence Maroney got traded, Kevin Faulk tore his ACL... suddenly the New England backfield is a lot less crowded and Taylor still projects to be the lead dog.

Jerome Harrison, Browns – Moving Down
Not only could Harrison not dent a defense he shredded last year, he's also losing significant touches to Peyton Hillis. There's just not enough to go around in Cleveland for two backs to have any real fantasy value.

Mike Tolbert, Chargers – Moving Up
Tolbert, is that you? The Bolts' burly backup saw some work in Week 1 but really flexed his muscles as the feature back after Ryan Mathews went down with an ankle injury. Tolbert will now get at least a share of the goal line looks, giving him value in TD-heavy leagues as well as to those who own Mathews and are looking for an insurance policy.

Donald Brown, Colts – Moving Up
After essentially taking Week 1 off, Brown showed up just enough in Week 2 to swipe a touchdown from Joseph Addai. Indy's not going to run the ball as much or as well as they did against the Giants, but Brown's presence in the game plan—especially at the stripe—puts him back on the fantasy radar.


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