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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets: Top 20 RB Rankings

Are you in the market for free 2010 fantasy football draft info? Dave B weighs in with his FREE Runningback Rankings + RB cheat sheets for your 2010 fantasy draft day pick tips. You’ve come to the best FREE fantasy football site on the web…

2010 Top 20 Fantasy Runningbacks

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Pre-season is nearly upon us, so for the next few weeks we encourage you to be checking out our FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT GUIDE for all your rankings and analysis for the upcoming league drafts that your going to be participating in.

Top 20 Fantasy Rankings – Running Backs

It’s time again for Dave B to rank the top position players in the NFL and next up is the Running Backs. Fantasy drafts are fast approaching, so pay attention, read closely and let me know what you think.

There are a number of great options this year with some studs at the top of the rankings and some good value further down the board.

Take a gander at Dave B’s Top 20 running backs.

Bye weeks are listed in brackets after the players name and team.

1. Adrian Peterson MIN (4) – Peterson should be even more dominant this season especially since Chester Taylor will not be there to steal carries. The Vikings are a dominant offense and Peterson will be called upon to finish off a lot of drives.

2. Chris Johnson TEN (9) – Johnson is more like a 1B, not a #2 RB. He had one of the most incredible seasons by a running back ever last season and with a new contract under his belt, there is no reason to think that he will slow down. 2000 combined yards and 15 touchdowns are likely.

3. Maurice Jones-Drew JAC (9) – He’s still the only game in town and a very good one at that. MJD has demonstrated incredible consistency, durability and scoring touch. He will score a good portion of Jacksonville’s points this season and garner more touches than anybody in the Top 5.

4. Frank Gore SFO (9) – He’s the best player in an emerging offense in San Francisco. He is an every down back that has the benefit of an easy schedule. Add in the fact that Gore is a good pass catcher and his ranking is justified.

5.Ray Rice  BAL (8) – May become the best back in Fantasy this season thanks to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and to break any run for a touchdown. Baltimore is more balanced on offense this year which play right into Rice’s hands.

6. Jamaal Charles KCC (4) – He was a nice surprise last year and showed almost unmatched talent. This year he should be better but beware of Thomas Jones who was acquired to take some heat off Charles.

7. DeAngelo Williams CAR (6) – On a predominantly running team, Williams should see the rock 250-300 times depending on health. The Panthers are built to allow a guy like Williams to succeed.

8. Ryan Grant GBP (10) – slightly underrated, Grant is the unquestioned #1 in an uber-potent offense. He may not break huge runs but he will certainly be there to mop up long Green Bay scoring drives.

9. Rashard Mendenhall PIT (5) – Mendenhall enters the season without Willie Parker breathing down his neck. The Steelers are a smashmouth team and Mendenhall is a smashmouth guy. He will be leaned on heavily this year, particularly with the absence of Ben Roethlisberger in the first month of the season.

10. Knowshon Moreno DEN (9) – Like Mendenhall, Moreno enters the season with little competition for touches. He’s a talented guy who will be called on often for an underwhelming Broncos offense.

11. Michael Turner ATL (8) – He could be ranked higher but the fact is that he gains almost no yards through the air. Turner has an injury plagued 2009 but if he’s healthy, he could perform like a Top 5 back.

12. Pierre Thomas NOS (10) – Thomas is the best running back on an explosive offensive team. The Saints know that they are at their best when Thomas is a factor. 1500 combined yards and 12-13 touchdowns is not a stretch!

13. Ryan Mathews SDC (10) – Matthews is projected to get the bulk of the work in the Chargers backfield. Darren Sproles looms but apparently Norv Turner would like to maintain his 3rd down and change of pace duties.

14. Steven Jackson STL (9) – Jackson is definitely an injury risk but if he can stay healthy, he could see the ball 350 times. The Rams are going to ride Jackson into the ground assuming that he stays healthy.

15. Shonn Greene NYJ (7) – Greene’s coming out party was the playoffs last year. He is the top option on an extremely run heavy offense and should get the ball up to 300 times this season. LaDainian Tomlinson was brought in but is no threat to Greene at all.

16. Cedric Benson  CIN (6) – Back and ready to assume his workhorse role, hopes are that Benson can score a few more touchdowns this season. I think the Bengals offense will be better this year and that Benson will get more opportunities to score.

17. Jonathan Stewart CAR (6) – 1B in the Carolina backfield, Stewart proved that he doesn’t need 25 touches to be a RB2 on Fantasy teams. 15-20 touches are likely and he’ll do a lot with them.

18. Joseph Addai IND (7) – Addai is still the go-to-guy in the most prolific offense of this generation. He may not average 5 yards per carry, but he’ll certainly finish off his share of scoring drives.

19. Chris Wells ARI (6) – Make no mistake about it – the Cards are going to have to dedicate themselves to the run this year. Wells had a good rookie season and should build on it this year.

20. Brandon Jacobs NYG (8) – Jacobs is a talented guy for sure but his 2009 campaign showed that he’s fragile both physically and mentally. 2010 should show a return to form.

NOTE: My Top 20 is a cheat sheet designed for 2010 fantasy football drafts held today!

Basic Fantasy league points are factored into my rankings..enjoy!! And check back on a weekly basis for continuing updates.

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By DaveB

Dave B has been a Fantasy Football writer for us for 10 years. A couch potato wannabe, Dave’s insights have been read by 10’s of people for years. He hope’s for world peace + global relaxation. Enjoy and remember only smoke things that are completely natural.