Dec 24, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. The Eagles beat the Cowboys 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

2012-2013 NFL Dynasty League Running Back Rankings

Next up is the running back position.  The RB position in fantasy football has grown significantly less impressive.  As the evolution of the league continues and it rises as a “passing league” it’s become harder to find a bevy of productive runningbacks that you can rely on.  It’s important to nab a guy and I have another list to help you make your decisions!


Rank Name Team Remarks
1 LeSean McCoy Phi I really can’t imagine a better running back with more complete skills
2 Ray Rice Bal Greatback who offers PPR bonus
3 Arian Foster Hou Should be #1 but that Ben Tate kid can run and he might take a few carries
4 Adrian Peterson Min Injury makes him a question but recovery seems like it’s going well
5 Matt Forte Chi Contract situation is scary with Bush behind but he’s a dynamic player
6 Jamaal Charles KC Be cautious of the situation
7 Chris Johnson Tenn Not a huge believer
8 Maurice Jones Drew Jax Mojo isn’t slowing down, sorry experts
9 Darren McFadden Oak Can he stay healthy?
10 Ryan Matthews SD Poised for a huge year but I have to see it first
11 Marshawn Lynch Sea As long as he has skittles, he’s one of the best in the league
12 DeMarco Murray Dal If he’s healthy he could really earn top 5 mention
13 Jonathan Stewart Car Timeshare is questionable
14 Trent Richardson Cle Huge potential for a back who could be top 7 by end of the season
15 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG He’s gotta step up
16 Mark Ingram NO Still hold onto his long term value but he’s trending down
17 Jahvid Best Det When he’s not concussed, he’s a versatile game-breaker
18 Reggie Bush Mia NFL rushing title clear in his future?
19 Chris Wells Ari Careful here.  Health and Ryan Williams will be nipping at his heals
20 Frank Gore SFO Getting older but still productive.  Weird RB group in SF though
21 Darren Sproles NO Dangerous, but mostly a PPR threat
22 Roy Helu Was Shanny… sigh..
23 Steven Jackson StL
24 Benjarvus Green-Ellis CIN Like the situation, could be a huge sleeper.
25 Doug Martin TB LOVE…LOVE…LOVE Martin, guy is dynamic and could be a playmaker
26 Ben Tate Hou Best backup in the league.
27 C.J. Spiller Buf Could be his year to breakout?
28 Shonn Green NYJ Losing weight but isn’t the dynamic back fantasy owners were hoping he’d be
29 Fred Jackson Buf
30 Reshard Mendenhall Pit Injury is a bummer but stashing him will be more than beneficial
31 Daniel Thomas Mia
32 Peyton Hillis KC
33 James Starks GB Taking over as lead back in high octane offense.  Some legitmate value here.
34 Donald Brown Ind Finally showed enough last year for optimism.  RIP “DAMMIT DONALD”
35 Michael Bush Chi Opportunity is the only thing stopping him from being a solid back.
36 Michael Turner Atl
37 Felix Jones Dal
38 DeAngelo Williams Car Could trend upwards but he makes nervous
39 Delone Carter Ind
40 Pierre Thomas NO
41 Willis McGahee Den
42 Stevan Ridley NE Who knows?
43 Kendall Hunter SF High upside
44 Montario Hardesty Cle
45 Legarrette Blount TB
46 Ryan Grant GB
47 Issac Redman Pit Good back up will produce this year until Mendy is ready to go
48 David Wilson NYG Today 48 Tomorrow 15?
49 Isaiah Pead StL Is he the heir in StL? I doubt it.  But it’ll be fun to see.
50 Knowshon Moreno Den
51 Bernard Scott Cin
52 Evan Royster Was Showed flashes last year as a rook.
53 Mikel Leshoure Det
54 Dexter McCluster KC
55 Jamie Harper Tenn
56 Jacquizz Rogers Atl
57 Javon Ringer Tenn
58 LaMichael James SFO Explosive, good situation.
59 Ryan Williams Ari If he gets healthy he trends up significantly
60 Taiwan Jones Oak
61 Chris Ivory NO
62 Joe McKnight NYJ
63 Toby Gerhart Min Talented but he backs up AP.  Even if he gets early touches still wont be a future back
64 Shane Vareen NE
65 Robert Turbin Sea
66 Cedric Benson FA

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