2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP Trends for Running Backs

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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP Trends for Running Backs
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Don't Forget About Jonathan Dwyer

We see a few running backs come out of nowhere to give fantasy owners production every year. While other names like Isaac Redman and Rashard Mendenhall are going off the board in recent mock drafts, fantasy owners are neglecting to draft the tailback who has a chance to start Week 1.

 

Isaac Redman Falling, Jonathan Dwyer Fantasy Relevant

Don’t bother looking for Jonathan Dwyer’s name on the list below, because you won’t find him. In fact, if you decided to participate in a mock draft over at Fantasy Football Calculator, you would have to scroll all the way down to the likes of Clinton Portis and Fred Taylor just to find his name on their depth chart.

While Dwyer has struggled to get on the field in his career, his weight issues seem to be in control and he has a chance to open the season as the Steelers' starting running back.

Veteran Isaac Redman was in line to start and became a hot name in fantasy circles just before his groin injury caused the Steelers to react and activate Rashard Mendenhall off the PUP list. Since activating Mendenhall, the Steelers have admitted they don’t expect him to be ready until at least Week 5.

Speedster Chris Rainey will be in the mix for passing downs, but like we saw on his first touch against the Colts, durability could be a problem for the undersized runner.

We need to keep a close eye on Redman’s situation. While he’s unlikely to require surgery, it’s possible he can re-aggravate the injury at any time. His injury is a shame, as I thought Redman would be ready for a breakout season, but a severe groin problem could ruin a great opportunity. Look to Dwyer as a terrific late round addition.

 

Standard League Scoring ADP’s below are from Fantasy Football Calculator

Running Back

ADP

Arian Foster

1.02

Ray Rice

1.03

LeSean McCoy

1.03

Darren McFadden

1.07

Chris Johnson

1.08

Matt Forte

1.10

DeMarco Murray

2.03

Maurice Jones-Drew

2.03

Adrian Peterson

2.04

Jamaal Charles

2.06

Marshawn Lynch

2.08

Steven Jackson

3.01

Ryan Mathews

3.02

Fred Jackson

3.05

Trent Richardson

3.08

Darren Sproles

4.01

Ahmad Bradshaw

4.03

Michael Turner

4.05

Doug Martin

4.09

Frank Gore

5.02

Reggie Bush

5.06

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

5.07

Willis McGahee

6.01

Peyton Hillis

6.07

Isaac Redman

7.01

Shonn Greene

7.02

Donald Brown

7.05

Stevan Ridley

8.01

Kevin Smith

8.01

Beanie Wells

8.03

Ben Tate

8.06

Jonathan Stewart

8.09

Cedric Benson

8.10

Mark Ingram

9.01

C.J. Spiller

9.03

Roy Helu

9.10

David Wilson

10.02

LeGarrette Blount

10.04

Ryan Williams

10.08

Toby Gerhart

11.01

DeAngelo Williams

11.05

Michael Bush

11.05

Jacquizz Rodgers

11.09

Rashad Jennings

12.01

Evan Royster

12.07

Rashard Mendenhall

13.01

Mikel Leshoure

13.01

Ronnie Hillman

13.04

James Starks

13.06

Mike Goodson

13.07

ADP Values By Position - Top 100 | QB | WR | TE | Cheat Sheet |

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