Super Bowl XLVIII Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IJanuary 28, 2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19:  Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Here's a look at the LestersLegends Super Bowl XLVIII fantasy football running back rankings.

1. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch averaged 98.3 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns during the regular season. He runs with power, but he also has the ability to break the long run. Lynch is averaging 124.5 rushing yards per game, and his three playoff touchdowns have come from an average of 28.7 yards out. 

Lynch has had at least 20 carries in nine games this season, including in both playoff games. Look for a heavy dose of Beast Mode to keep Peyton Manning on the sidelines. Power running has been a common theme during the playoffs. It should continue in the Super Bowl.

2. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos

Knowshon Moreno averaged 99.1 total yard and 0.8 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He has averaged 87.5 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns in the two playoff wins. Moreno is excellent at picking up the blitz and working the screen game. On the biggest stage, he will see a heavy dose of touches. Peyton Manning trusts Moreno, and that goes a long way.

3. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos

Montee Ball has averaged 12.5 touches in the two playoffs wins for 54 total yards. Even though Moreno is the clear lead back, the Broncos are committed to getting Ball involved. He may not see double-digit carries in this one as Seattle tries to shorten the game, but a short touchdown isn’t out of the question.

4. Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks

Robert Turbin had only 85 touches during the regular season and six in the two playoff games. I don’t expect Turbin to suddenly become heavily involved, but he’ll likely get the touches when Lynch takes a breather. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for a relatively unknown player to make a big Super Bowl impact.

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