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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Running Back Rankings | January 15, 2009

RUNNING BACKS

TIER ONE

1. Adrian Peterson, MIN | Age: 24.5 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 100

TIER TWO

2. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX | Age: 24.4 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 92

3. Steven Jackson, STL | Age: 26.1 | Contract: Thru 2013 | Value Score: 91

4. Chris Johnson, TEN | Age: 23.9 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 90

5. Frank Gore, SF | Age: 26.2 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 89

6. Michael Turner, ATL | Age: 27.5 | Contract: Thru 2013 | Value Score: 88

7. DeAngelo Williams, CAR | Age: 26.4 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 87

TIER THREE

8. Marshawn Lynch, BUF | Age: 23.4 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 80

9. Matt Forte, CHI | Age: 23.7 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 79

10. Brian Westbrook, PHI | Age: 30.0 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 78

11. #Marion Barber III, DAL | Age: 26.3 | Contract: Thru 2014 | Value Score: 76

TIER FOUR

12. Clinton Portis, WAS | Age: 28.0 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 70

13. Brandon Jacobs, NYG | Age: 27.2 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 69

14. Ronnie Brown, MIA | Age: 27.7 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 68

15. Jonathan Stewart, CAR | Age: 22.5 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 67

TIER FIVE

16. Darren McFadden, OAK | Age: 22.0 | Contract: Thru 2013 | Value Score: 60

17. Pierre Thomas, NO | Age: 24.7 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 59

18. Steve Slaton, HOU | Age: 23.7 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 58

19. #Reggie Bush, NO | Age: 24.5 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 58

20. Kevin Smith, DET | Age: 22.7 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 57

21. Joseph Addai, IND | Age: 26.3 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 56

22. #Rashard Mendenhall, PIT | Age: 22.2 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 55

23. #LaDainian Tomlinson, SD[x] | Age: 30.2 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 54

24. Ryan Grant, GB | Age: 26.7 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 54

TIER SIX

25. Larry Johnson, KC[T] | Age: 29.8 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 44

26. #Felix Jones, DAL | Age: 22.3 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 42

27. Ray Rice, BAL | Age: 22.7 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 40

28. Thomas Jones, NYJ | Age: 31.0 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 39

29. Willie Parker, PIT | Age: 28.8 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 38

30. Willis McGahee, BAL[x] | Age: 27.9 | Contract: Thru 2013 | Value Score: 37

31. Derrick Ward, NYG | Age: 29.1 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 34

TIER SEVEN

32. Darren Sproles, SD | Age: 26.3 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 26

33. #Laurence Maroney, NE[x] | Age: 24.5 | Value Score: 25

34. Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG | Age: 23.5 | Value Score: 24

35. Jamaal Charles, KC | Age: 22.7 | Value Score: 23

36. Michael Bush, OAK | Age: 25.3 | Value Score: 20

37. Leon Washington, NYJ | Age: 27.0 | Value Score: 19

38. LenDale White, TEN | Age: 24.7 | Value Score: 18

39. Cedric Benson, CIN | Age: 26.7 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 16

40. Le'Ron McClain, BAL | Age: 24.7 | Value Score: 15

TIER EIGHT

41. Tashard Choice, DAL | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 10

42. Fred Jackson, BUF | Age: 28.6 | Value Score: 10

43. Julius Jones, SEA[x] | Age: 28.0 | Value Score: 9

44. Brandon Jackson, GB | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 9

45. #Peyton Hillis, DEN | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 9

46. Jamal Lewis, CLE[x] | Age: 30.0 | Value Score: 9

47. Jerious Norwood
, ATL | Age: 26.1 | Value Score: 9

48. Chester Taylor, MIN | Age: 30.0 | Value Score: 8

49. #Earnest Graham, TB | Age: 29.7 | Value Score: 8

50. Kevin Jones, CHI | Age: 27.0 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 7

51. Justin Fargas, OAK | Age: 29.6 | Value Score: 7

52. LaMont Jordan, NE | Age: 30.8 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 7

53. Sammy Morris, NE | Age: 32.5 | Value Score: 7

54. #Ryan Torain, DEN | Age: 23.1 | Value Score: 6

55. Edgerrin James, ARI[x] | Age: 31.1 | Value Score: 6

56. Mewelde Moore, PIT | Age: 27.1 | Value Score: 5

57. Ladell Betts, WAS | Age: 30.0 | Value Score: 5

58. Ricky Williams, MIA | Age: 32.3 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 5

TIER NINE

59. Maurice Morris, SEA | Age: 29.7 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 3

60. Jerome Harrison, CLE | Age: 26.5 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 3

61. #Fred Taylor, JAX[x] | Age: 33.6 | Value Score: 3

62. Dominic Rhodes, IND | Age: 30.6 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 3

63. Danny Ware, NYG[R] | Age: 24.6 | Value Score: 3

64. DeShawn Wynn, GB | Age: 25.9 | Value Score: 3

65. #Mike Hart, IND | Age: 23.4 | Value Score: 2

66. #Kregg Lumpkin, GB | Age: 25.3 | Value Score: 2

67. #Cadillac Williams, TB | Age: 27.4 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 2

68. Tim Hightower, ARI | Age: 23.3 | Value Score: 2

69. Selvin Young, DEN | Age: 25.9 | Value Score: 2

70. Jalen Parmele, BAL | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 2

71. Xavier Omon, BAL | Age: 24.6 | Value Score: 2

72. Gary Russell, PIT | Age: 23.0 | Value Score: 2

73. #Ahman Green, HOU[x] | Age: 32.5 | Value Score: 2

74. Jacob Hester, SD | Age: 24.3 | Value Score: 2

TIER TEN

75. Warrick Dunn, TB | Age: 34.7 | Value Score: 1

76. Correll Buckhalter, PHI | Age: 30.9 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 1

77. Kevin Faulk, NE | Age: 33.3 | Contract: Thru 2010 | Value Score: 1

78. J.J. Arrington, ARI[R] | Age: 26.7 | Value Score: 1

79. Antonio Pittman, STL | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 1

80. Deuce McAllister, NO[x] | Age: 30.7 | Value Score: 1

81. DeShaun Foster, SF | Age: 29.7 | Value Score: 1

82. Tatum Bell, DEN | Age: 28.6 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 1

83. Chauncy Washington, JAX | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 1

84. Lorenzo Booker, PHI | Age: 25.3 | Value Score: 1

85. #P.J. Pope, DEN | Age: 25.6 | Value Score: 1

86. Rudi Johnson, DET | Age: 29.9 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 1

87. Chris Perry, CIN[x] | Age: 27.7 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 1

88. Kenny Watson, CIN | Age: 31.6 | Value Score: 1

89. #Kolby Smith, KC | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 1

90. Najeh Daveport, IND | Age: 30.6 | Value Score: 1

91. Michael Bennett, SD | Age: 31.0 | Value Score: 1

92. Michael Robinson, SF | Age: 26.5 | Value Score: 1

93. Benjarvus Green-Ellis, NE | Age: 24.2 | Value Score: 1

2 comments:

ed dantes said...

How would you change the values and rankings of the following players change when adjusting for a PPR scoring system?

1. Maurice Jones-Drew (92, #2 RB)
2. Chris Johnson (90, #4 RB)
3. Reggie Bush (58, #19 RB)
4. Roddy White (90, #8 WR)

Thanks!

Chris Wesseling said...

I wouldn't change MJD or Johnson's ranking at all. I would move Bush up quite a bit if it was a full point per reception. He's obviously worth a lot more in PPR. I wouldn't change Roddy's ranking at all either.