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LeSean McCoy: A+
Another beneficiary of the high-octane Chip Kelly offense, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has earned himself top honors at the RB position so far this season.
The top-scoring fantasy RB, McCoy has rushed for 395 yards and two touchdowns. Averaging 6.4 yards per carry, McCoy is gashing defenses whenever he touches the football.
Selected as the ninth running back in most drafts heading into the season, McCoy's combination of vision, shiftiness and speed makes him a real threat to finish as the most productive running back in fantasy football at the end of the year.
Joique Bell: A+
A little known fantasy commodity named Joique Bell has earned his way onto this list—Bell's ADP this summer was 160.32. Serving as Reggie Bush's handcuff in Detroit, Bell has taken advantage of a Week 2 injury and stormed onto the scene.
What's fascinating about Bell is that aside from being an essential handcuff for Bush owners, Bell has value even when Bush is on the field.
During the Lions' Week 1 dismantling of the Minnesota Vikings, Bell finished the game with five catches for 65 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns down in the red zone.
Although he isn't the dynamic talent that Bush is, Bell has earned a place in this Lions offense and should be a tremendous player for fantasy owners all season long.
Jamaal Charles: A
If you were one of those fantasy owners who missed out on Adrian Peterson this past summer, hopefully you were smart enough to draft Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.
Charles, who is thriving in head coach Andy Reid's West Coast offense, is currently the second-highest scoring running back only behind LeSean McCoy.
A dual threat, Charles has racked up 224 yards rushing, 151 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
With starting QB Alex Smith averaging just 6.37 yards per pass attempt, those short passes means there's a really good chance Charles could catch around 75 passes this season.
Watching him play, you have to admire this young man's explosiveness and ability to shred defenders in the running game as well as through the air.
For those who managed to draft Charles, good work; he's going to continue to put up fantastic numbers throughout the year.
Matt Forte: A-
The fifth-highest scoring running back in fantasy football this season has been Chicago Bears stud Matt Forte.
Always the productive player—he has never rushed for under 900 yards in his career—Forte is thriving under new head coach Marc Trestman.
A runner with outstanding vision, Forte is the centerpiece of the Chicago offense. Rushing for 225 yards and catching 18 passes in just three games, if he stays healthy, Forte could end up finishing as a top three RB this season.
The 11th running back taken in most drafts, it's crazy to think that savvy fantasy owners could have paired Forte with a player like LeSean McCoy.
Adrian Peterson: B+
The consensus No. 1 overall fantasy running back this past summer was of course, none other than Adrian Peterson.
Peterson, who nearly ran his way into the record books last season, is the most driven and talented running back to come along in years.
Oozing with confidence, although he may not be off to an AP-like start, Peterson is still the No. 3 ranked RB in fantasy football.
Although offensive struggles in the Minnesota passing game have allowed defenses to load up on the box in hopes of stopping Peterson, don't get too concerned. In the end, Peterson's talent will prevail, and his fantasy totals will be sky-high.