As I have decide to go with the top 105 players overall in standard fantasy football player drafts, today bring us to the top 45-36 RBs. Please Share, Comment, or Give feedback on what you see so far.
46. Adrian Peterson
To start off with a couple older running backs shows the talent that these backs once had and the competition in backfields where given an injury these guys will be thrown into the mix, although upside is limited, and this is a question mark of a right match for Peterson with the Saints.
45. Matt Forte
While Forte is still on the list for now, the competition gets greater, but Forte has been very durable late in his career, and is in good shape for his age in his 2nd year with the Jets.
44. Kenneth Dixon
While Dixon has dropped significantly after his suspension, he was seen as being the #1 back here, but now the competition gets greater for him, along with another RB mentioned below, so things get a bit sticky even when he returns. Not that he proved anything last year either.
43. Jeremy Hill
While it seems as though Hill could still be an effective #1 RB, the competition starts to get tough, while Hill has not been consistent enough to keep the job from other threats to his goal line, and other passing down situations.
42. Joe williams
When you are looking at upside, this is a spot based on need at RB for the 49ers, in an offense that will look to be explosive with what they have. Williams fits the bill nicely to sub in for games as the #1 option while Carlos Hyde will have his injury riddles.
41. Marlon Mack
While making good early first impressions on the coaching staff early, picking up things quickly in OTA’s this is a great spot for a rookie in this class to take hold of trying to grasp a #1 ball carrier spot. Look out.
40. Danny Woodhead
Although Woodhead is a particularly good PPR running back and a viable option on downs other than 3rd down with the Ravens RB situation unsure with Dixon, here is a good place for him. I don’t like his durability as that has been an issue the last couple years it seems as well.
39. Derrick Henry
A big powerful back, in an offense that runs well. Henry has a lot of ability in other facets of the game other than running and is probably the best #2 back on a team that will have legitimate impact early on. As the titans rest up Demarco Murray at times, Henry may get more goal line touches.
38. LeGarrette Blount
While this does not appear to be a match for this players talents of straight forward, old school Bill Parcels type running, this RB has the ability, any game to break one to the house, for redzone/TD game percentage that could still be very solid as a workhorse for a chunk of a game.
37. Samaje Perine
Perine has the workout potential as proven to have the physical ability to match up with any player in the current league. He could very well end up having the staring position in a very high powered offense so keep an eye on his stock going up.
36. Latavius Murray
Murray has been a strong feature of the Raiders attack the past 2 years, however now has himself fighting for playing time among 2 other who have strong cases for the #1 back spot. While I would like to put Murray as a #1 back in this offense, any time a player changes teams, we will also have to wait and see how the changes and injuries play out. Final value though, may be very good.