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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will be a dominant fantasy back in 2013.[/caption]
It is never too early to look ahead to the 2013 fantasy football season and as we gear up for the start of the NFL offseason, there is no better time to take one final early look ahead to 2013 before the focus of the fantasy world turns to the NFL Draft, free agency and trades.
So, this is the second part of our way too early PPR Fantasy Football Rankings for the 2013 NFL Season. Last week we ranked the top 25 quarterbacks for the 2013 season and today we will rank the top 40 running backs heading to next year.
Now this ranking will certainly change. The draft and free agency, as well as other roster moves, will have a big impact on these rankings, which will be re-evaluated following the 2013 draft. Yet, right now knowing what we know, one thing is for sure, the running back position is returning to strength in 2013 and I believe it is safe to say that come (fantasy football) draft time, running backs are going to be coming off the board early and often.
Before we get to the rankings, here are a few thoughts:
Despite a disappointing end to the 2012 season due to injury, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is poised for a breakout season. With all the talk of how the offense of new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will help quarterback Michael Vick, the real beneficiary of Kelly's genius will be McCoy, who was long under utilized by Andy Reid. Trust me, Kelly is going to get Shady the ball and the former Pitt star will prove why he is an elite fantasy option once again in 2013.
C.J. Spiller is another runner whose primed for fantasy stardom next season. The former Clemson product, ranked fifth among running backs in standard point per reception formats in 2012 and if the Bills are smart enough to get him around 20 touches a game in 2013, he could easily crack the top three.
Spiller is an explosive player waiting to happen as he lead the NFL by averaging a ridiculous 6.0 (YPC) while also averaging more than 10 yards per reception. The only thing holding him back in 2012 was the reluctance of then head coach Chan Gailey to turn the offense over completely to Spiller and instead kept a time-sharing going with former starter Fred Jackson, who is still a nice player but nowhere near Spiller's level. Hopefully the new Bills coaching staff will learn from past mistakes and gives Spiller the touches he needs and deserves.
And finally before getting to the rankings, Giants running back David Wilson debuts in our 2013 running back rankings at no.19, following the release of former starter Ahmad Bradshaw last week. I was conservative ranking Wilson at this point, mainly because of Andre Brown and the Giants well-known preference of a two-back system. Yet, this kid is explosive and he has big upside potential, so he is an up and coming back to keep an eye as the 2013 season approaches.
That's all for now, here are the 2013 way too early PPR Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings:
Also check out our 2013 Fantasy Football QB Rankings
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