2012 Top 75 RBs: Fantasy Football Rankings, Running Back Projections

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2012 Top 75 RBs: Fantasy Football Rankings, Running Back Projections
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Redman Should Pound His Way Over 1,000 Yards This Season.

Less than a week before teams begin preseason action, and we already have key running backs moving up draft boards. Running backs Mark Ingram and Ryan Williams were questionable to begin camp on time but received the green light and have responded well.

While Williams is expected to miss the Hall of Fame game, we should like his odds of winning a starting job at some point, especially if Beanie Wells continues to miss time with a bum knee.

 

Believe In Isaac Redman


It’s time to hop on the Isaac Redman bandwagon. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson has already informed us the Steelers plan on using Redman as the third down back to go with his early-down duties.

Pittsburgh is making it a point to focus on the running game in camp and with a nasty group up front, Redman should benefit and be a regular RB2 through the first half of the season.

While Rashard Mendenhall will likely be back by November, I have to believe the Steelers will continue to use Redman as the main option if he’s running well. Based on his camp thus far, we should feel good about Redman keeping the job.

 

To Draft Or Not To Draft Chris Johnson

 

Still in the prime of his career, no one should be surprised if Chris Johnson bounces back to top five production in fantasy leagues. Much like Randy Moss, Johnson has proven he can play at an elite level, but he can also turn it off at any moment.

No one has done a better job of breaking down Johnson’s deficiencies and his risk vs. reward than Evan Silva of Rotoworld, in his recent article titled, “A Leap of Faith.”

Throughout the summer I’ve held Johnson back from being a top-10 option on my board, but with a strong camp and a new found dedication to the game, it’s obvious, he’s an option to consider in the early going of your draft.

This is especially true when we consider the quarterback, wide receiver and tight end positions are relatively deep, while the running back position is weak.

After what I noticed on film from last year, I’m no longer a fan of Johnson but if I’m going to roll the dice on a running back in the later part of the first round or early second, it will probably the Titans star tailback.

Just remember selecting him is taking on a leap of faith and I encourage you to watch the videos at the links below as a reminder of what this guy is capable of doing (or not doing) when he’s unmotivated.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/tennessee-titans/09000d5d823894d4/Playbook-Colts-vs-Titans

http://www.nfl.com/videos/tennessee-titans/09000d5d823c1be5/Playbook-Bengals-vs-Titans

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Arian Foster

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LeSean McCoy

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Ray Rice

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Ryan Mathews

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Darren McFadden

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DeMarco Murray

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Chris Johnson

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Maurice Jones-Drew

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Trent Richardson

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Matt Forte

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Steven Jackson

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Jamaal Charles

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Doug Martin

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Marshawn Lynch

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Ahmad Bradshaw

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Fred Jackson

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Adrian Peterson

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Darren Sproles

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Michael Turner

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Isaac Redman

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Shonn Greene

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Frank Gore

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Stevan Ridley

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Roy Helu

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis

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Peyton Hillis

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Willis McGahee

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Reggie Bush

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Mark Ingram

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Ryan Williams

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Kevin Smith

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Beanie Wells

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James Starks

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DeAngelo Williams

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Ben Tate

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Mikel Leshoure

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Ronnie Hillman

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C.J. Spiller

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Jonathan Stewart

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Rashad Jennings

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Jacquizz Rodgers

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Donald Brown

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David Wilson

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Delone Carter

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Toby Gerhart

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Kendall Hunter

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Jonathan Dwyer

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Evan Royster

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Alex Green

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Shane Vereen

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Bernard Scott

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Michael Bush

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Tim Hightower

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Isaiah Pead

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Daniel Thomas

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LeGarrette Blount

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Mike Goodson

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Rashard Mendenhall

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Pierre Thomas

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Lamar Miller

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Felix Jones

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Bernard Pierce

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Robert Turbin

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Ronnie Brown

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Jahvid Best

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Bilal Powell

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Leon Washington

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Terrance Ganaway

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Mike Tolbert

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Javon Ringer

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LaMichael James

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Danny Woodhead

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Brandon Jacobs

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LeRon McClain

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Dion Lewis

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