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Fantasy Football 2013: Running Back Rankings

Author:
Adrian Peterson

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
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