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Fantasy Football 2013: Running Back Rankings

Author:
Stevan Ridley

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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Player

Team

Bye

1

Adrian Peterson

MIN

5

2

Arian Foster

HOU

8

3

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

12

4

Ray Rice

BAL

8

5

Doug Martin

TB

5

6

Jamaal Charles

KC

10

7

C.J. Spiller

BUF

12

8

Trent Richardson

CLE

10

9

LeSean McCoy

PHI

12

10

Matt Forte

CHI

8

11

Alfred Morris

WAS

5

12

Steven Jackson

ATL

6

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 Sproles

NO

7

19

DeMarco Murray

DAL

11

20

Eddie Lacy

GB

4

21

Reggie Bush

DET

9

22

Darren McFadden

OAK

7

23

Montee Ball

DEN

9

24

Ryan Mathews

SD

8

25

Chris Ivory

NYJ

10

26

Lamar Miller

MIA

6

27

Ahmad Bradshaw

IND

8

28

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

4

29

Mark Ingram

NO

7

30

Giovani Bernard

CIN

12

31

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CIN

12

32

Rashard Mendenhall

ARI

9

33

Daryl Richardson

STL

11

34

Shane Vereen

NE

10

35

Andre Brown

NYG

9

36

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

9

37

Ben Tate

HOU

8

38

Vick Ballard

IND

8

39

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

5

40

Isaac Redman

PIT

5

41

Bryce Brown

PHI

12

42

Bernard Pierce

BAL

8

43

Isaiah Pead

STL

11

44

Mikel Leshoure

DET

9

45

Jacquizz Rodgers

ATL

6

46

Shonn Greene

TEN

8

47

Bilal Powell

NYJ

10

48

Michael Bush

CHI

8

49

Jonathan Dwyer

PIT

5

50

Johnathan Franklin

GB

4

51

Roy Helu

WAS

5

52

Danny Woodhead

SD

8

53

Pierre Thomas

NO

7

54

Joseph Randle

DAL

11

55

Justin Forsett

JAC

9

56

Ryan Williams

ARI

9

57

Fred Jackson

BUF

12

58

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

4

59

Robert Turbin

SEA

12

60

Christine Michael

SEA

12

61

Lance Dunbar

DAL

11

62

Mike Tolbert

CAR

4

63

Rashad Jennings

OAK

7

64

Daniel Thomas

MIA

6

65

Zac Stacy

STL

11

66

Marcel Reece

OAK

7

67

DuJuan Harris

GB

4

68

Knowshon Moreno

DEN

9

69

Michael Turner

FA

 

70

Mike Gillislee

MIA

6

71

LaMichael James

SF

9

72

Kendall Hunter

SF

9

73

LaRod Stephens-Howling

PIT

5

74

Toby Gerhart

MIN

5

75

Knile Davis

KC

10

76

Joique Bell

DET

9

77

Felix Jones

PIT

5

78

LeGarrette Blount

NE

10

79

Stepfan Taylor

ARI

9

80

Ronnie Brown

SD

8

81

Shaun Draughn

KC

10

82

Donald Brown

IND

8

83

Latavius Murray

OAK

7

84

Montario Hardesty

CLE

10

85

Andre Ellington

ARI

9

86

Brian Leonard

TB

5

87

Mike James

TB

5

88

Kerwynn Williams

IND

8

89

Willis McGahee

FA

 

90

Cedric Benson

FA

 

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