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July 9, 2008

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings (Draft Edition)

LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, and Brian Westbrook top the Mac Bros. list for Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings. For a complete rundown and rankings on all positions, with detailed comments, and Top 200+ drafting guide, make sure to sign up to receive our free draft kit.

Here now, is a sneak peek at the Mac Bros. Fantasy Football RB Rankings (Draft Edition).

NAME (Team) Bye Week
1. LaDainian Tomlinson (SD) Bye Wk. 9 When a player accounts for close to 2,000 yards from scrimmage with 18 TD’s, and that is considered an off year, he has to be considered the best fantasy football option on the planet. If you are lucky enough to get the first pick in your fantasy draft, L.T. is a no brainer.

2. Adrian Peterson (MIN) Bye Wk. 8
He is one of those rare players that comes along once every 5 years or so. After a breakthrough rookie campaign, expect Peterson to put up fantasy numbers comparable to those of Tomlinson. He should be pick 2 overall in most drafts.

3. Brian Westbrook (PHI) Bye Wk. 7
This multi-threat back can do it all. In addition to putting up strong numbers on the ground annually, Westbrook is a tremendous receiver out of the backfield. If you’re in a reception-heavy league, he may be your best fantasy option. The only liability is his durability. He accrues little nagging injuries every season.

4. Steven Jackson (STL) Bye Wk. 5
Despite an injury plagued 2007, he has established himself as one of the premier fantasy football running backs available. If he can dodge the injury bullet this season, Jackson should put up monster numbers.

5. Joseph Addai (IND) Bye Wk. 4
Being a RB in a pass-heavy attack can have its advantages. Defenses rarely stack the line against him and goal line carries are plentiful. Addai has put up strong numbers in each of his first 2 seasons in the NFL, and this season should be no different. He is also a solid pass catcher out of the backfield.

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