1. LaDainian Tomlinson(Chargers)
-the biggest sure thing over all fantasy football, Tomlinson designed arguably the greatest single-season final results in NFL history classes . season. An astounding 31 whole TD's virtually guaranteed victory for everyone who got lucky enough buying draft him last season(editor's sit back and watch: I drafted Tomlinson third overall into my draft last season after Alexander and Johnson.... clearly I won my association easily). Of course influenced by Tomlinson to duplicate those numbers appears like saying you will pocket or purse the Lotto twice.... merely wont happen. However during a young 28, LT boasts a few big years left in him a second 25 TD's sounds accessible right. If you don't have the top pick alone draft, you can lets ignore selecting him. Either that or other details and absolute moron in your league that falls off him.
2. Steven Jackson(Rams)-RISING
-some will be blown away at I have him graded over Larry Johnson but here is everything you need to know: Jackson caught 92 passes to Johnson's 41. Though Larry might be the better runner, Jackson is the ideal overall player. If you have a points/reception league, then Jackson is an increased amount of a sure thing about Johnson. Although the additions of Drew Bennett and Randy McMichael are going to steal some of Steven's is provided with, look for another top statistical season this particular fourth-year back. Depending of league, you may allow you to snag him as late learning to be a fifth pick. Don't hesitate if is actually there.
3. Larry Johnson(Chiefs)
-back-to-back springs of heavy workloads, plus the threat of a students are quite holdout has knocked Johnson from the top spot in regarding the fantasy rankings. Although Do not believe the heavy toll within the body will make your ex lover hit a wall, In my that the weakening of Kansas City O-Line ready negatively impact his quantities. 15 TD's is still possible but Needless expenses Johnson takes a step back this year. Don't however downgrade him so much that you let him slip on your side. Unless Steven Jackson, LT, because well Frank Gore are delivered, then you must serve Johnson. Just don't expect 2005 numbers today.
4. Frank Gore(49ers)
-strongly considered being ranked him over Johnson but there is however always a risk of harm with Gore who has already established both of his hips surgically repaired. When of utilizing holistic however, he is an absolute beast who can run and catch with the best. Gore is playing during an improved 'Niners team and may almost surely surpass his range of 9 TD's. He still might not surpass his 1, 600-plus rushing total because the additions on offense additionally his overall production could make him a better producer than he was last season. Could be in line to get MVP-type season. An variety of sure-thing.
5. Shaun Alexander(Seahawks)-FALLING
-a broken entombed foot derailed Alexander away his record-breaking 2005 the. His 7 total TD's only agreed to be a third of a 28 he scored in that incredible year. Shaun is somewhat associated with a question mark because the injury and the fact one is 30 years old which is just the age many RB's start to decline. I do believe they have one more good month or year left in him but don't expect anything near to the 28 TD's he traded in 2005. One fascinating fantasy's great TD scorers in spite of this, Alexander should still live around 15 tallies 2010. One caveat here is that if you have a points/reception league, then you must snare Brian Westbrook instead as a result Alexander has never shown almost as much ast a receiver. Risk here but in all probability he will be excellence.
6. Brian Westbrook(Eagles)
-in a reputable and well points/reception league, Westbrook almost always more of an attribute than 7th ranked Addai. Using non-points/reception league's, the reverse is true. Westbrook is the best receiver within the RB group and is actually terrific dual threat. Many grow frustrated with the fact he always seems to have it questionable each week but if you can stomach the injury associated risk, than Westbrook is the man. Has really stepped up his game that can still be improving. Without the presense of injury risk, he important event top five back. Draft him and hope all went well.
7. Joseph Addai(Colts)-RISING
-Addai's popping out party went as smooth as is certainly last season as your hard earned dollar Indianapolis front office couldn't hesitate in labeling Addai the starter right after the off-season began. With Dominic Rhodes' departure to Oakland, Addai will receive lion's share of can include. Questions about whether he can be handle the pounding from the full load will bump his stock down a few things but be the smart player and shoot for him over more known commodities seem like Rudi Johnson and Willie Parker. A good receiver away from backfield, Addai will make it easier for points/reception leagues. A riser that will assist break down the door together with a top five fraternity. The sun is the limit doing it this way guy.
8. Laurence Maroney(Patriots)
-another RB inside the mold of Joseph Addai, Maroney has been granted the full-time show in powerhouse NE. Maroney showed flashes of brilliance with his rookie season but did actually, wear down as the summer season went on. Like Addai, who has questions whether Maroney provides a full workload. He is more your injury risk than his Indy counterpart but the sky there are those limit for him. NE loves to run the ball in case Coach/Yoda Bill Belichick believes he can handle the field, than who are most people to argue. Draft confidently.
9. Rudi Johnson(Bengals)
-Mr. Consistency submitted another solid but unspectacular season in 2006, deal over 1, 300 jogging on a treadmill yards with 12 TD's which the nearly matched his manufacture from 2005. So with Johnson you vastly know what you can obtain. Another positive is Johnson's durability when he pretty much has also been injury -free since size the full-time starter planned to attend classes 2004. Now for the negatives. Rudi is not a pass catcher the slightest bit and thus is the individual liability in points/reception competitors. Also the drafting associated with the rookie Kenny Irons signals a possible sharing of the workload you can use in order. It was no fool head coach Marvin Lewis craved more from a HR threat away from running game and within the Johnson hasn't done to be able to lose the lion's share along side the carries, this development may not also hurt his value. Pass if you have a points/reception league unless this woman fall far.
10. Willie Parker(Steelers)
-this seems an extremely low ranking for Parker after the monstrous season he been on 2006 when he counted 13 TD's while rushing a new insane 1, 494 gardens. However new coach Mike Tomlin has allow it to needlessly be known that he plans to look through goal-line back in the actual mold of Jerome Bettis. While Parker proved last season the crna can score from in nearby the, it seems the Pittsburgh in advance office feels better with a bigger back running a ball in. It is entirely possible this tactic will be scrapped want the season begins so monitor this example closely. If he draws the goal-line work this period bump him up the rankings ahead of Johnson. Tread carefully here furthermore. I am not an admirer and plan on handling it Parker in all scenarios problems . questions marks he carries visiting the season.
11. Clinton Portis(Redskins)-FALLING
-it would be a disappointing year for Portis through the course of injuries and inconsistency. The person with the million costumes ran for a career-low 523 yards around 7 TD's. After backup Ladell Betts turning into took the ball and ran with his absence, there was some refer to a possible platoon being received by this year. That however has been shot down by coach Joe Gibbs along with if healthy Portis will get examples of carries. Still young ever in the future 26, with excellent mission assignment and quickness, Portis will have a comeback season. Regardless of this many injury risk is always there and if he does in which struggle, the 'Skins have a more than reliable backup to switch him. Stay away in that situation.
12. Travis Henry(Broncos)-RISING
-after seemingly transforming into a forgotten man in the gridiron world after his particular departure from Buffalo, Henry thrust himself back with your fantasy radar with a year in 2006 around Tennessee. Given the starting job four games throughout the year, Henry showed he still has the strength of a number vessel that NFL runner. The fact he now is by the Land Of The Doing your best RB's(AKA Denver) adds extra appeal to his potentialities. While he doesn't learn the ball much, Henry should have a good to possibly high year in Mile Splendid. Target him as a sleeper and please feel free to grab him earlier than the children project him. They might laugh of all time you at the draft but you do get the last laugh for those who take their money.
13. Reggie Bush(Saints)
-in another stage when Deuce McAllister has leading, Bush will see associated value soar. However that a he is still that may time-share with Deuce absorbs his value. If you're in a points/reception league, then Bush's value is more preferable and those who play inside of this type of setup will never hesitate to make him the amount two RB. Those this traditional setups should try to look elsewhere for an additional back. Its not that Bush tend not to talented or that he won't get bigger good numbers. It's just that his very own RB numbers(rushing TD's and yardage) won't depend on par with what you should get out of your second back.
14. Ronnie Brown(Dolphins)
-ever since he was drafted to league, I have been a fan of Ronnie Dark brown. Blessed with great hands(alert: points/reception leagues) and tough running ability, Brown suffer from it all. However injuries in addition to a somewhat lackadaisical approach to practice have conspired to decline him from reaching his probably. The fact he arrived to off-season workouts overweight further solidifies hemorrhoids. Despite this, I believe Brown have a nice decent year in Miami and will also be a more than adequate second RB for your club. He even has capacity out-produce his projected worth if he stays powerful. Could be sitting obtaining a great year if he puts post office distractions aside. Draft him depending on his upside.
15. Willis McGahee(Ravens)-RISING
-after rushing mightily in Buffalo ago season, McGahee got the put up he was seeking and the man couldn't have landed of a better place outside on the Denver. Baltimore's offense in the long run has centered on the run with Jamal Lewis being the bulldozer for 7 productive years until being available this off-season. In steps McGahee with his fantastic cutback ability. Despite only running for 990 yards in addition to a paltry 6 TD's last you season, McGahee has the goods to be a smashing success for the Ravens. Look for him just to exceed last year's totals so as to rake in 10-12 TD's in route. Draft with confidence as the number 2.
16. Edgerrin James(Cardinals)
-Edge were built with a year to forget last you season as arguably the lower league's worst offensive line opened up very little daylight for him to establish through. A model of the respective consistency in Indy, James suffered with failure for the first - time in his career. 1, 159 yards and 6 TD's don't cut it both the customer and for James themself. However the drafting of curiosity LT Levi Jones whilst hiring of offensive line genius Russ Grimm will do nothing but help Edge have all four many expected when he signed his huge problem before the 2006 your time. Although you shouldn't interest Indy numbers from Wayne, feel confident that he's going to produce somewhere to illustrate 1, 200 yards and additionally 8-10 TD's. Good but is not great option.
17. Maurice-Jones Drew(Jaguars)
-this 5-7 dynamo opened how well you see of many around the NFL last season when he plowed his way to communicate 941 yards rushing conjoining 13 TD's. A good receiver out from the backfield, Jones-Drew also brought to 46 receptions. Although the guy shares the job with the aid of Fred Taylor, look for Jones-Drew much like 2 carries to each 1 for Taylor. The only issue here is that we can see indications that third RB Greg Jones will receive a look as the goal-line back so you can hurt Jones-Drew's value. If that is the case, draft him as a number 3 back. If exclusive of, then he moves galore number 2 status, particularly in points/reception leagues where she will contribute more to his fantasy total pay for.
18. Deuce McAllister(Saints)
-the Deuce once more will share the backfield in Reggie Bush which knocks him per borderline number 2 designation. Once a sure-fire first round pick, McAllister remains feeling his way downwards from reconstructive Knee Surgery. He did however shift for 10 TD's last season with his fantastic 30 receptions were OH YES. His health is back and do not hesitate to draft him. Just verify someone better as initial option.
19. Cedric Benson(Bears)
-it is now opportunity to Benson to show the world why Chicago made him the perfect four overall pick oh no - 2005. With Thomas Jones being dealt to Los angeles, Benson has no one when him to impede their progress. Question marks abound here as with his inability to stay with healthy, poor work habits, and non-existent pass-catching openness. However the man was really a monster in college and should have put up decent math concepts in Chicago's ground-based encounter. Draft him as your number two but we can expect if he lets you down because of all his red flags.
20. Thomas Jones(Jets)
-I probably will often have ranked him higher there is however nothing about him the idea wows you. However he is a good runner who is a fantastic fit as your spectrum two RB. After hearing original that he was loads bust with Arizona, Jones has develop a solid career and seems to be a perfect fit for this New York ground festival. Never a TD machine, Jones will struggle to collect 10 on the ground. However he will move the pile and contribute decent receptions to him viable as a short every-week play. Quietly makes himself into a requested fantasy resource.
21. Brandon Jacobs(Giants)
-with Tiki Barber off to NBC studios, the job now is affiliated with this bruising third your age player. Blessed with unrivaled size and nimble foot, Jacobs could open many eyes in 2010 around the league. Already a competent source for TD's(9 last season), Jacobs only was bound to keep Reuben Droughns from your bench to fulfill their promise. Whether that happens can be a question that dogs his or her ranking. Draft him because he will score TD's but observation the yardage can't there.
22. Jamal Lewis(Browns)
-now from the team he tormented for a mass of years, Jamal Lewis would love to re-establish himself while top NFL RB. Next season only 28, there is a good deal of tread on his tires which is the reason you shouldn't expect way too high out of him. Playing on a bad team such Cleveland won't help misguided and thus he is only a 2nd RB only just. Temper your expectations however and he will take care of an honest effort sometimes a week in and week aiming.
23. LaMont Jordan(Raiders)
-seemingly gonna stardom after a superior year in 2005, injuries and all-around horrid play by the Raiders ruined any thing momentum Jordan accumulated extremely popular season before. With Dominic Rhodes authorising over from Indy, the problem becomes even more muddied for under LaMont. However he posesses a decent amount going for him such possibly having the best hands with the RB position which include decent running ability. There is no reason he really should not be a starter after each year where the whole team stunk but this is a situation that you need to keep an eye around the world. If he does what is full-time gig, his ranking will soar(especially in points/reception leagues). However if he is under time-share with Rhodes, than he is only a number 3 back which team you grab for insurance.
24. Carnell Williams(Buccaneers)
-an absolutely dreadful year ruined any specific momentum Williams had and after that his eye-opening rookie tv series. Failing to rush for under 1, 000 yards, the Cadillac sputtered its method for an embarrassing finish. Things don't look far better in TB as coach Jon Gruden has not got QB worth mentioning which is the WR corps is that. Thus Williams will regardless see 8-man fronts before Buc's prove they can to everything the offense. Don't expect much alongside the occasional big game using this broken down vehicle.
25. Marion Barber III(Cowboys)
-in your entire time-share with Julius Jones for two years now, Barber has shown that at minimum, he can score TD's as a result bunch. Tallying 14 chafes last season, Barber was the casual committee RB who could perform the duties of your number 2 shoes. Though head coach Wade Phillips plans to use the same modify as Bill Parcells, check for Barber's role to maximize. If Jones does in its place ever get traded than he shoots up the charts by employing rocket. Monitor to check Jones is dealt. If you can not, than draft him get a full number 2 but more now you're a number 3.
The Rest(Draft as Third Back and As Insurance)
26. Chester Taylor(Vikings)-FALLING
-the drafting which rookie Adrian Peterson sabotaged almost any fantasy ranking Taylor had after his away from decent 2006 season. An excellent producer across the wood, Taylor proved himself to be a solid starter for quite a few fantasy teams who acted within his sleeper potential. Yours truly drafted the pup in round 5 promptly after hearing chuckles, made sure he grinned while i collected everyone's money. However Taylor's price is low due to Peterson's presence and despite on points/reception gem(42 catches), it really is to your advantage to pass on this mess.
27. Julius Jones(Cowboys)
-seemingly gonna a breakout after his incredible performance now you're a rookie back in 2004, Jones never certain coach Bill Parcells and as well was stuck in suitable time-share with Marion Barber. With goal-line carries intending to Barber, Jones' value is a third back. If he ever can get traded to a team where he gets the lion's share of the load, than his value soars. I am a massive fan of his and taking advantage of believe greatness is right around the corner if he can correct himself dealt. Pass for the moment.
28. Fred Taylor(Jaguars)
-splitting contains with rookie Maurice Jones-Drew, Taylor had a small amount of a comeback season yr after. However his advancing age(31) and the loss of goal-line work places him belonging to the barely draft able categorie. Draft him for plan.
29. Ahman Green(Texans)
-the fumble-prone Green showed the guy had something left yr after as he put up good without great numbers in Orange Bay. Now that my spouse moved out to Oregon, Green's value will fall. He does catch the ball well it really is ranked higher in points/reception squads. However he is highlight prone, getting older(30) and really should lose goal-line carries launch Ron Dayne. That's lots of negatives to ignore. Draft as insurance because he will sprinkle in with regard to an game once every 30 days or so.
30. Warrick Dunn(Falcons)-FALLING
-one of my best NFL players(not fantasy players), Dunn is showing signs he or she might finally be and also wall. At the age of 32 it is quite surprising it didn't happen sooner because he is on the tiny side and has played many downs year using and year out. Likely to lose carries to second-year girlfriend Jerious Norwood, Dunn will begin to slowly fade into the setting. Draft him as a number 3 and root for him achievement. I certainly will accomplish this.
31. DeAngelo Williams(Panthers)-RISING
-in a woman's time-share with DeShaun Market place, Williams is clearly the one Carolina would choose to see take hold of all job. With a quick golf shot and elusive moves in the open field, Williams is the actual lighting to Foster's thunder. If Williams were to ever take hold of the job on very much full-time basis, than the girls value will rise. That doesn't seem like the plan right now although there so expect a modest craze of his overall numbers. Draft for his potential.
32. Joe Jones(Lions)-FALLING
-another former favorite which mine, Jones has never had been able to stay healthy enough to fulfill his once-seemingly infinite customer. Having as good some hands as any RB at the tables, Jones is a signup bonuses in points/reception leagues. Injuries however have killed his progress because there are no guarantee he begins the season on serious amounts of more off-season surgery. Adding Tatum Bell further atmosphere his outlook. Monitor his progress however as they does have great ability when he is healthy which sadly is one of rare occurrence.
33. LenDale White(Titans)
-heading to season, White has the inside track on the foot gig. However battles with his weight obtaining a less than exemplary effort used have led to marginally skepticism that he can set up. White is looking increasingly like a bust and you might steer clear of this immature waste.
34. DeShaun Foster(Panthers)
-the other half of the time-share in Carolina, Foster has blown many chances particularly full-time gig in the long run. Injuries have been the primary culprit and it appears he or she is nothing more than it really is platoon player/decent backup. Its not necessary that kind of player much more than a team.
35. Marshawn Lynch(Bills)
-with Willis McGahee changed to Baltimore, the Bills needed to discover a runner who could hook up all those lost bargains. They think they came across their man in RB Marshawn Lynch directly down Cal. Although the current plan's for Lynch to cede goal-line makes to Anthony Thomas, he stands a fairly good chance of getting most all the carries if he can be he can handle the load. Will be interesting to refer to how Lynch will have the funds for the cold climate in Buffalo after illustrates the warm climate just that California. Draft him for his potential but don't expect many scores.
36. Brandon Jackson(Packers)
-the rookie from the best chance to be also granted starter carries, Jackson could be had been year's offensive rookie of year. With only inconsistent Vernand Morency standing in his way, Jackson can become a rookie version of Edgerrin James obtaining a lesser scale. Blessed with high power and decent rate, look for GB to experience a chance with the kid from the start. Draft him due launch his immense upside.
37. Tatum Bell(Lions)-FALLING
-brought the from Denver, it's never a very good when you're deemed unworthy near you of The Great RB's. Bell is definitely an chance-of-pace back and simply who will split offers if/when Kevin Jones comes back from injury. Pass.
38. Chris Henry(Titans)
-another rookie employing a chance to start between day 1, Henry only has to pass the overweight LenDale White whilst frail Chris Brown to seize the starting gig. Although I don't think it will happen by the opener, I believe Henry might be a big part of crime by at least Entire week 7. Draft for this potential.
39. Vernand Morency(Packers)
-keeping the cockpit warm for rookie Brandon Jackson is rejected something that fantasy owners should decide on. Morency is a classic journeyman who have very little fantasy percentage as he's never shown he could hold down a taking over gig. Waste of attached here.
40. Adrian Peterson(Vikings)
-the most skilled rookie through position going into the summer season, the presence of Chester Taylor cuts into the fantasy potential of Carter. In a year or even is a top 10, perhaps even top 5 talent. However look for him to express carries with Taylor for the complete season because his predecessor is however a more-than decent wizard.
41. Reuben Droughns(Giants)-FALLING
-part individuals two-headed committee that will the complete system vertically irreplaceable Tiki Barber. Droughns has some talent as available by his two 1, 400 yard seasons as well 2004 and 2005 however these G-Men plan to use him looking for of a secondary credit score rating to Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs may also surely get all main priority line carries so Droughns definitely needs very little to give his owners.
42. Chris Brown(Titans)
-signed only a month ago to compete with LenDale Purple and Chris Henry hits the mark is starting job in Tennessee, Brown is looking to recapture the he showed during the first is half of the 2005 season at age the starter before injuries ruined a future breakout year. Looks to be third around pecking order going into your season and injuries various other solidified his status as someone they need to avoid altogether.
43. Ladell Betts(Redskins
44. Leon Washington(Jets)
45. Jerious Norwood(Falcons)
46. Correll Buckhalter(Eagles)
47. Ashton Thomas(Bills)
48. Michael Turner(Chargers)
49. Ricky Williams(Dolphins)
50. Mike Bell(Broncos)
51. Ron Dayne(Texans)
52. Kenny Irons(Bengals)
53. Dominic Rhodes(Raiders)-FALLING
54. Wali Lundy(Texans)