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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Super Bowl Week: Running Back Rankings


[100] Adrian Peterson® MIN 23.5
[98] Steven Jackson STL 25.1
[98] #LaDainian Tomlinson SD 29.2
[93] Brian Westbrook PHI 29.0
[92] Frank Gore SF 25.2
[91] Joseph Addai IND 25.3
[88] Maurice Jones-Drew JAX 23.4

[82] Marshawn Lynch® BUF 22.4
[77] Clinton Portis WAS 27.0
[76] Marion Barber III DAL [R] 25.3
[74] Reggie Bush NO 23.5
[73] #Ronnie Brown MIA 26.7
[73] #Larry Johnson KC 28.8
[71] Willis McGahee BAL 26.9
[68] Laurence Maroney NE 23.5
[68] Ryan Grant GB 25.7

[58] #Willie Parker PIT 27.8
[50] Jamal Lewis CLE (U) 29.0
[50] Michael Turner SD (U) 26.5
[46] Brandon Jacobs NYG 26.2
[45] DeAngelo Williams CAR 25.4
[42] Ernest Graham TB 28.7
[40] LenDale White TEN 23.7

[30] Selvin Young® DEN 24.9
[29] Jerious Norwood ATL 25.1
[27] Ahmad Bradshaw® NYG 22.5
[23] #Michael Bush® OAK 24.3
[22] #Kevin Jones DET 26.0
[21] Edgerrin James ARI [x] 30.1
[20] Travis Henry DEN [x] 29.8
[19] Thomas Jones NYJ 30.0
[19] Julius Jones DAL (U) 27.0
[18] Justin Fargas OAK (U) 28.6

[14] Rudi Johnson CIN [x] 28.9
[14] Chester Taylor MIN 29.0
[13] #Kenny Irons® CIN 25.0
[13] Fred Taylor JAX 32.6
[12] #Cedric Benson CHI 25.7
[11] #Derrick Ward NYG (U) 28.1
[10] #Deuce McAllister NO 29.7
[9] #Ahman Green HOU 31.5
[9] Kenny Watson CIN 30.6
[8] Ladell Betts WAS 29.0
[8] Lamont Jordan OAK [x] 29.8

[7] #Ricky Williams MIA [T] 31.3
[7] DeShaun Foster CAR [x] 28.6
[7] Chris Henry® TEN 23.3
[6] Pierre Thomas® NO 23.7
[6] Chris Brown TEN (U) 27.4
[6] Shaun Alexander SEA [x] 31.0
[6] Leon Washington NYJ 26.0
[5] #Cadillac Williams TB 26.4
[5] #Sammy Morris NE 31.5
[5] Lorenzo Booker® MIA 24.3
[5] Najeh Davenport PIT 29.6
[5] Dominic Rhodes OAK [x] 29.6

[4] Mewelde Moore MIN (U) 26.1
[4] Musa Smith BAL (U) 26.3
[4] Darren Sproles SD 25.3
[4] Adrian Peterson CHI 29.2
[4] Kenton Keith® IND 28.2
[3] Brandon Jackson® GB 22.9
[3] DeShawn Wynn® GB 24.9
[3] #Kolby Smith KC 23.8
[3] Tatum Bell DET (U) 27.5
[3] Vernand Morency GB [R] 28.6
[3] Andre Hall DEN 26.1
[3] #Chris Perry CIN 26.7
[3] J.J. Arrington ARI 25.6
[3] Fred Jackson BUF 27.6

[2] Ron Dayne HOU (U) 30.5
[2] Darius Walker® HOU 23.6
[2] Gary Russell® PIT 22.0
[2] Antonio Pittman® STL 22.7
[2] Michael Robinson SF 25.5
[2] Jerome Harrison CLE 25.5
[2] Jesse Chatman MIA (U) 29.0
[2] Maurice Morris SEA 28.8
[2] Michael Bennett TB (U) 30.0
[2] Correll Buckhalter PHI 29.9
[2] Tony Hunt® PHI 22.8
[2] Garrett Wolfe® CHI 24.1
[2] T.J. Duckett DET (U) 27.5
[2] Brian Leonard® STL 24.6
[2] Dwayne Wright® BUF 25.3

[1] LaBrandon Toefield JAX (U) 28.0
[1] Warrick Dunn ATL [x] 33.7
[1] Cory Ross BAL 26.0
[1] Jackie Battle ® KC 24.9
[1] Michael Pittman TB (U) 33.1
[1] Kevin Faulk NE 32.3
[1] Jason Snelling ATL 23.7
[1] Aaron Stecker NO (U) 32.8
[1] Reuben Droughns NYG [x] 30.0
[1] Maurice Hicks SF (U) 30.1
[1] Brian Calhoun DET 24.4
[1] Mike Bell DEN [T] 25.4
[1] Cecil Sapp DEN (U) 29.7
[1] #Ryan Moats PHI [x] 25.7
[1] Samkon Gado MIA [x] 25.8
[1] Leonard Weaver SEA [R] 26.0
[1] Jason Wright CLE 26.2

2/2/08 - Flip-flopped Steven Jackson & LaDainian Tomlinson
2/2/08 - Moved Larry Johnson up slightly; moved Ryan Grant down slightly; moved Rudi Johnson up slightly


Anonymous said...

Hey F&L,
Is this where you would like to get opinions regarding player rankings?

I have been thinking about Brandon Jackson lately. He didn't start off his career well. No doubt. He's probably going to be behind Ryan Grant next season as well.

Not sure if you caught this post by wdcrob, but its interesting to say the least. http://forums.footballguys.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=334302&hl=wdcrob

Jackson solidified himself later in the season as Grants backup, and performed well in week 17. There's plenty of guys ahead of Jackson in your rankings right now that don't have nearly the upside that he does. His career has yet to be defined IMO, and it still may be a very bright one.

Grant performed well this year and he is the presumed starter, but he is not an uberstud, and his role is not untouchable. It is not inconceivable that Jackson could even beat him out in training camp this offseason.

Happy offseason


Chris Wesseling said...

Hey Kitrick,

Good to hear from you. I'd say go ahead and reply either here or the old Dynasty Rankings thread....but it doesn't look like anybody is using that thread for discussion anymore. But if you're more comfortable there, by all means feel free go there instead.

Re: Brandon Jackson. I see your point, but here are my issues:

1] How high do you think he should go? Which guys should he leapfrog?

2]Regardless of wdcrob's work, I was left unimpressed every time I saw him play. I also thought he was a reach in the 2nd round.

3] I don't have any problem whatsoever carrying an extra guy on my roster if I think he has a chance to be special and if I have reason to believe he'll got a shot at some definite point in the future. I'm not sure where Brandon Jackson fits into that picture. With questions about his talent and no sure sign of opportunity any time soon, is he just dead weight on your roster?

I don't have any problem moving him up a tier or so, but I guess I'm waiting for a strong argument in his favor.

And in response to your closing sentence, I DO think it's very much inconceivable that Jackson would beat out Grant in training camp. Barring serious injury, it's just not happening.

The Packers love Grant.

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