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Fantasy Football: Updated Top 75 Running Backs in Standard-Scoring Leagues

Eagles tailback LeSean McCoy (1,624 total yards, 20 TD) racked up 115 total yards and/or one touchdown in 15 of 16 games last season.
Eagles tailback LeSean McCoy (1,624 total yards, 20 TD) racked up 115 total yards and/or one touchdown in 15 of 16 games last season.Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterAugust 19, 2012

Here's my updated listing of the top 75 running backs in standard-scoring leagues.

This countdown will likely undergo a few changes before September. But right now, it's a reasonably accurate profile of my preseason rationale.

(Note: San Francisco's Brandon Jacobs is currently off the board, in the wake of his knee injury on Aug. 18.)

For an in-depth look at my top 60 tailbacks for points-per-reception leagues, click here.

Part I—1-25

1. LeSean McCoy, Eagles
2. Arian Foster, Texans
3. Ray Rice, Ravens
4. Chris Johnson, Titans
5. Matt Forte, Bears
6. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
7. Darren McFadden, Raiders
8. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
9. Fred Jackson, Bills
10. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
11. Steven Jackson, Rams
12. Michael Turner, Falcons
13. Frank Gore, 49ers
14. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants
15. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
16. Ryan Mathews, Chargers
17. Darren Sproles, Saints
18. Shonn Greene, Jets
19. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
20. Trent Richardson, Browns
21. Reggie Bush, Dolphins
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals
23. Roy Helu, Redskins
24. Beanie Wells, Cardinals
25. Doug Martin, Buccaneers

Part II—26-50

26. C.J. Spiller, Bills
27. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
28. Willis McGahee, Broncos
29. Isaac Redman, Steelers
30. Toby Gerhart, Vikings
31. Donald Brown, Colts
32. Stevan Ridley, Patriots
33. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers
34. Mikel Leshoure, Lions
35. Michael Bush, Bears
36. Ben Tate, Texans
37. Mark Ingram, Saints
38. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs
39. James Starks, Packers
40. Ryan Williams, Cardinals
41. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins
42. Jahvid Best, Lions
43. Evan Royster, Redskins
44. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars
45. Tim Hightower, Redskins
46. Kevin Smith, Lions
47. Felix Jones, Cowboys
48. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers
49. David Wilson, Giants
50. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos

Part III—51-75

51. Isaiah Pead, Rams
52. Kendall Hunter, 49ers
53. Montario Hardesty, Browns
54. Cedric Benson, Packers
55. D.J. Ware, Giants
56. Robert Turbin, Seahawks
57. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons
58. Ronnie Brown, Chargers
59. LaMichael James, 49ers
60. Pierre Thomas, Saints
61. Delone Carter, Colts
62. Mike Goodson, Raiders
63. Shane Vereen, Patriots
64. Dion Lewis, Eagles
65. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers
66. Alex Green, Packers
67. Bernard Scott, Bengals
68. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos
69. Bernard Pierce, Ravens
70. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals
71. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers
72. Taiwan Jones, Raiders
73. Joe McKnight, Jets
74. Keiland Williams, Lions
75. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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