Fantasy Football 2013: Running Back Rankings

Adrian Peterson increases his hold on the top spot among fantasy RBs due to Arian Foster's calf issue

NFL training camps are in full swing, although injuries have prevented several running backs from taking part in practice. While the top spots on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings remain largely unchanged, there is certainly one injury situation worth watching.

Houston's Arian Foster has yet to make his training camp debut, as he was first sidelined by a calf injury he sustained during OTAs in March and then a back issue. The team doens't think either issue is that serious or will be factor come Week 1, but considering Foster is behind only Adrian Peterson on our rankings, it goes without saying the sooner he shows up on the practice field the better.

LeSean McCoy, Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are just a few of the others who are coming back from significant injuries. Each are capable of putting up huge numbers, but only if they are fully healthy. Getting through training camp unscathed would be a huge step and will only help each player's draft position.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Preseason Running Back Rankings
Updated Aug. 5

 

Rk Player Team Bye
1 Adrian Peterson MIN 5
2 Arian Foster HOU 8
3 Marshawn Lynch SEA 12
4 Ray Rice BAL 8
5 Jamaal Charles KC 10
6 Doug Martin TB 5
7 C.J. Spiller BUF 12
8 Trent Richardson CLE 10
9 LeSean McCoy PHI 12
10 Alfred Morris WAS 5
11 Steven Jackson ATL 6
12 Matt Forte CHI 8
13 Stevan Ridley NE 10
14 Chris Johnson TEN 8
15 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 9
16 Frank Gore SF 9
17 David Wilson NYG 9
18 Darren McFadden OAK 7
19 Montee Ball DEN 9
20 Darren Sproles NO 7
21 DeMarco Murray DAL 11
22 Reggie Bush DET 9
23 Ryan Mathews SD 8
24 Eddie Lacy GB 4
25 Chris Ivory NYJ 10
26 Lamar Miller MIA 6
27 Le'Veon Bell PIT 5
28 Vick Ballard IND 8
29 Ahmad Bradshaw IND 8
30 BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN 12
31 Shane Vereen NE 10
32 Rashard Mendenhall ARI 9
33 Andre Brown NYG 9
34 DeAngelo Williams CAR 4
35 Giovani Bernard CIN 12
36 Mark Ingram NO 7
37 Johnathan Franklin GB 4
38 Daryl Richardson STL 11
39 Mikel Leshoure DET 9
40 Bryce Brown PHI 12
41 Ryan Williams ARI 9
42 Bernard Pierce BAL 8
43 Jonathan Stewart CAR 4
44 Isaiah Pead STL 11
45 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL 6
46 Ronnie Hillman DEN 9
47 Fred Jackson BUF 12
48 Ben Tate HOU 8
49 Shonn Greene TEN 8
50 Danny Woodhead SD 8
51 Michael Bush CHI 8
52 Robert Turbin SEA 12
53 Joseph Randle DAL 11
54 Pierre Thomas NO 7
55 Mike Tolbert CAR 4
56 Isaac Redman PIT 5
57 Marcel Reece OAK 7
58 Michael Turner FA  
59 Justin Forsett JAC 9
60 Daniel Thomas MIA 6
61 LaMichael James SF 9
62 Jonathan Dwyer PIT 5
63 Rashad Jennings OAK 7
64 Joique Bell DET 9
65 Toby Gerhart MIN 5
66 Bilal Powell NYJ 10
67 Mike Gillislee MIA 6
68 Willis McGahee FA  
69 Cedric Benson FA  
70 Montario Hardesty CLE 10
71 Knowshon Moreno DEN 9
72 Shaun Draughn KC 10
73 DuJuan Harris GB 4
74 Felix Jones PHI 12
75 Ronnie Brown SD 8
76 Kendall Hunter SF 9
77 LaRod Stephens-Howling PIT 5
78 Stepfan Taylor ARI 9
79 Roy Helu WAS 5
80 Donald Brown IND 8
81 Andre Ellington ARI 9
82 Mike James TB 5
83 Kerwynn Williams IND 8
84 Zac Stacy STL 11
85 Dion Lewis CLE 10
86 Christine Michael SEA 12
87 Latavius Murray OAK 7
88 Knile Davis KC 10
89 LeGarrette Blount NE 10
90 Mike Goodson NYJ 10

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Fantasy Football Rankings:

2013 Big Board (Top 250)
Quarterbacks
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams
Kickers

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