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

Jay Clemons@ATL_JayClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterAugust 27, 2012

Steelers tailback Isaac Redman (557 total yards, 3 TD in 2011) racked up 252 total yards and one TD in Pittsburgh's final two games last season.
Steelers tailback Isaac Redman (557 total yards, 3 TD in 2011) racked up 252 total yards and one TD in Pittsburgh's final two games last season.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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

This countdown may undergo one more change before opening night (Cowboys-Giants on Sept. 5). But right now, it's a reasonably accurate profile of my preseason rationale.

The four biggest risers from the previous rankings: Isaac Redman, Doug Martin, Cedric Benson and the Redskins' Alfred Morris.

For a recent listing of top 75 tailbacks in 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. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
18. Darren Sproles, Saints
19. Shonn Greene, Jets
20. Trent Richardson, Browns
21. Reggie Bush, Dolphins
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals
23. Doug Martin, Buccaneers
24. Beanie Wells, Cardinals
25. Isaac Redman, Steelers

Part II—26-50

26. C.J. Spiller, Bills
27. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
28. Willis McGahee, Broncos
29. Roy Helu, Redskins
30. Toby Gerhart, Vikings
31. Stevan Ridley, Patriots
32. Donald Brown, Colts
33. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers
34. Mikel Leshoure, Lions
35. Michael Bush, Bears
36. Ben Tate, Texans
37. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs
38. Cedric Benson, Packers
39. Mark Ingram, Saints
40. Robert Turbin, Seahawks
41. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins
42. Evan Royster, Redskins
43. Tim Hightower, Redskins
44. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars
45. Ryan Williams, Cardinals
46. David Wilson, Giants
47. Kevin Smith, Lions
48. Alfred Morris, Redskins
49. Felix Jones, Cowboys
50. Kendall Hunter, 49ers

Part III—51-75

51. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers
52. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers
53. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons
54. Alex Green, Packers
55. Montario Hardesty, Browns
56. Isaiah Pead, Rams
57. Mike Tolbert, Panthers
58. Ronnie Brown, Chargers
59. LaMichael James, 49ers
60. Pierre Thomas, Saints
61. Delone Carter, Colts
62. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos
63. Shane Vereen, Patriots
64. Dion Lewis, Eagles
65. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers
66. Jahvid Best, Lions
67. Bernard Scott, Bengals
68. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos
69. Bernard Pierce, Ravens
70. Mike Goodson, Raiders
71. James Starks, Packers
72. Taiwan Jones, Raiders
73. Bryce Brown, Eagles
74. Keiland Williams, Lions
75. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

Jay Clemons
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