Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 7/12/13
With so many teams using two running backs these days, snagging Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin or Arian Foster is crucial to a fantasy football championship. Obviously you need a top 3 pick to land one of these guys, but if you end up at the back of the 1st round, make sure you take a RB with your first two picks! Martin is clearly the best PPR running back due to his 49 receptions last season. Guys like Darren Sproles, Rice, McCoy and Trent Richardson caught more passes, but none of them ran for 1400 yards.Really got to love the career move by Reggie Bush to sign with the Detroit Lions. A pass happy team and great hands out of the backfield are lethal, just look at what Sproles can give you and what Joique Bell did for us fantasy owners last season. Bell caught 52 passes while giving way to Mikel Leshoure. Bush should see the majority of the snaps and the fact that Bush was just 14 yards shy of 1000 rushing yards for the Miami Dolphins last season, proves he has finally realized his potential. There are a ton of rookies that will be handling heavy work loads in Pittsburgh, Denver and Green Bay...all playoff hopeful teams. Even Giovani Bernard on the Bengals could take over the workload in Cincinnati come seasons end. Isaiah Pead is suspended for the first week of the regular seasonOther notable RBs wearing a new helmet this season: Steven Jackson - Atlanta FalconsChris Ivory - New York JetsAhmad Bradshaw - Indianpolis ColtsRashard Mendenhall - Arizona Cardinals* - New Team** - Rookie*** - Sleeper1.) Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings2.) Doug Martin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers3.) Arian Foster - Houston Texans4.) Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs5.) C.J. Spiller - Buffalo Bills6.) Ray Rice - Baltimore Ravens7.) LeSean McCoy - Philadelphia Eagles8.) Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks9.) Trent Richardson - Cleveland Browns10.) Matt Forte - Chicago Bears11.) Alfred Morris - Washington Redskins12.) Steven Jackson *- Atlanta Falcons13.) Chris Johnson - Tenessee Titans14.) David Wilson - New York Giants15.) Maurice Jones-Drew - Jacksonville Jaguars16.) Reggie Bush *- Detroit Lions17.) DeMarco Murray - Dallas Cowboys18.) Darren McFadden - Oakland Raiders19.) Stevan Ridley - New England Patriots20.) Darren Sproles - New Orleans Saints21.) Frank Gore - San Francisco 49ere22.) Lamar Miller - Miami Dolphins23.) Montee Ball **- Denver Broncos24.) Le'Veon Bell **- Pittsburgh Steelers25.) Eddie Lacy **- Green Bay Packers26.) Chris Ivory *- New York JetsOver Ivory's first 3 seasons of the NFL with the Saints, he has totaled just about one seasons worth of statistics. Those stats are good ones too. 256 career carries have gone for 1307 yards, an average of over 5 yards per carry, and ended up in the endzone 8 times. There is little competition to take carries away from Chris and few teams run the ball as much as Rex Ryan's Jets. Either the Jets run blocking is terrible or Shonn Greene is, but either way we will find out come September. - @WeTlkFntsySprts27.) Ryan Mathews - San Diego Chagers28.) Ahmad Bradshaw *- Indianapolis Colts29.) Rashard Mendenhall *- Arizona Cardinals30.) Shane Vereen ***- New England Patriots31.) Giovani Bernard **- Cincinnati Bengals32.) Jonathan Stewart - Carolina Panthers33.) Vick Ballard - Indianapolis Colts34.) Johnathan Franklin **- Green Bay Packers35.) Andre Brown - New York Giants36.) Isaiah Pead - St. Louis Rams37.) BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Cincinnati Bengals38.) Bernard Pierce - Baltimore Ravens39.) Mark Ingram - New Orleans Saints40.) Ben Tate - Houston Texans
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