Found August 24, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster have topped the fantasy RB rankings for years.  The torch will be passed this season.  Last year AP defied odds and broke 2,000yds coming off a torn ACL.  Is this the year he finally slows down?  FXP thinks so.  Foster has been injury plagued the last few years and it looks like all those carries are finally catching up to here. Here are the top 5 RB, plus a bonus to keep an eye on: Doug Martin - Young, healthy and on a team that wants/needs to run. Adrian Peterson - He's a stud and he's not going away, but he's starting to slow down. Marshawn Lynch - The Hawks like to run and he can break them anytime.   Jamaal Charles - He has a new coach and threat of a passing game, this will be a good year. Ray Rice - Flacco may have a big contract but they have no one to catch the ball.  Look for Rice to continue to put up numbers. Reggie Bush has shown some flashing in his career and will be the feature back in Detroit.  Th...
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