Fantasy Football 2014: RB Rankings, Risers, Fallers, Sleepers and Risks

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Fantasy Football 2014: RB Rankings, Risers, Fallers, Sleepers and Risks
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Here is a completely unsubstantiated theory to share with you—the talented Bleacher Report editing team likely won't even let this fly (they certainly will roll their eyes, at least): Catastrophic fantasy football injuries tend to come early in training camp, early when full-go contact begins and early in the season.

That makes preseason Week 3 the full dress rehearsal for teams really important to watch, especially at the risk-ridden running back position. We break down that and all the rankings, risers, fallers and provide a review of the sleepers in this weekly slideshow, a temperature check on fantasy running backs.

The thought here is: Players who are going to get hurt will once the bell rings and the bodies start flying. We saw it with Kendall Hunter (ACL), LaMichael James (elbow) and David Wilson (neck) even in this camp. Three quarters of play for most teams' starters will kick up the risk for serious injury again this weekend.

We are in the business of prediction in fantasy football. You can buy into the above theory or not, but failing to do so will leave you open for the "told you so." Get caught up to date on the backs before everything can potentially get turned on its ear at the paramount position in fantasy.

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