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


1Adrian PetersonMIN5
2Arian FosterHOU8
3Marshawn LynchSEA12
4Ray RiceBAL8
5Jamaal CharlesKC10
6Doug MartinTB5
7C.J. SpillerBUF12
8Trent RichardsonCLE10
9LeSean McCoyPHI12
10Alfred MorrisWAS5
11Steven JacksonATL6
12Matt ForteCHI8
13Stevan RidleyNE10
14Chris JohnsonTEN8
15Maurice Jones-DrewJAC9
16Frank GoreSF9
17David WilsonNYG9
18Darren McFaddenOAK7
19Montee BallDEN9
20Darren SprolesNO7
21DeMarco MurrayDAL11
22Reggie BushDET9
23Ryan MathewsSD8
24Eddie LacyGB4
25Chris IvoryNYJ10
26Lamar MillerMIA6
27Le'Veon BellPIT5
28Vick BallardIND8
29Ahmad BradshawIND8
30BenJarvus Green-EllisCIN12
31Shane VereenNE10
32Rashard MendenhallARI9
33Andre BrownNYG9
34DeAngelo WilliamsCAR4
35Giovani BernardCIN12
36Mark IngramNO7
37Johnathan FranklinGB4
38Daryl RichardsonSTL11
39Mikel LeshoureDET9
40Bryce BrownPHI12
41Ryan WilliamsARI9
42Bernard PierceBAL8
43Jonathan StewartCAR4
44Isaiah PeadSTL11
45Jacquizz RodgersATL6
46Ronnie HillmanDEN9
47Fred JacksonBUF12
48Ben TateHOU8
49Shonn GreeneTEN8
50Danny WoodheadSD8
51Michael BushCHI8
52Robert TurbinSEA12
53Joseph RandleDAL11
54Pierre ThomasNO7
55Mike TolbertCAR4
56Isaac RedmanPIT5
57Marcel ReeceOAK7
58Michael TurnerFA 
59Justin ForsettJAC9
60Daniel ThomasMIA6
61LaMichael JamesSF9
62Jonathan DwyerPIT5
63Rashad JenningsOAK7
64Joique BellDET9
65Toby GerhartMIN5
66Bilal PowellNYJ10
67Mike GillisleeMIA6
68Willis McGaheeFA 
69Cedric BensonFA 
70Montario HardestyCLE10
71Knowshon MorenoDEN9
72Shaun DraughnKC10
73DuJuan HarrisGB4
74Felix JonesPHI12
75Ronnie BrownSD8
76Kendall HunterSF9
77LaRod Stephens-HowlingPIT5
78Stepfan TaylorARI9
79Roy HeluWAS5
80Donald BrownIND8
81Andre EllingtonARI9
82Mike JamesTB5
83Kerwynn WilliamsIND8
84Zac StacySTL11
85Dion LewisCLE10
86Christine MichaelSEA12
87Latavius MurrayOAK7
88Knile DavisKC10
89LeGarrette BlountNE10
90Mike GoodsonNYJ10

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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)
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

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