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Fantasy Football NFL Power Rankings: Top-10 Running Backs and Formats

Lake CruiseAnalyst IOctober 16, 2010

Fantasy Football NFL Power Rankings: Top-10 Running Backs and Formats

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    Which NFL running backs have the best Fantasy value this week?

    I will show you who you can count on as well as advise you on which format fits best to the player.                      

10. Michael Bush: Oakland Raiders

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    The San Francisco 49ers defense has given up around 140 total points.

    The Raiders very suspect passing game gives Bush a chance to be choosy.

    A must start in NFL.com and Yahoo! scoring priority leagues.

9. Ryan Torain: Washington Redskins

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    Indianapolis' defense played its best game so far this season last week against Kansas City.

    According to team defense stats, they are still one of the worst run defense teams in the NFL. 

    Yahoo! scoring TD priority formats and NFL.com rules apply to Torain.

8. Ahmad Bradshaw: New York Giants

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    He faces the Detroit Lions rush defense.

    Statistically near the very bottom of the NFL, the Paper Lions will get crumbled.

    The propensity for Bradshaw to fumble should be kept in consideration.

    Also Brandon Jacobs could steal at TD. 

    Bradshaw should do well in NFL.com formats.

7. LaDainian Tomlinson: New York Jets

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    Denver is ranked 25th against the run.

    Should be Plato-like for the Jets philosophy of ground and pound.

    PPR, NFL.com and scoring priority league must starts for him this week.

6. Michael Turner: Atlanta Falcons

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    The Eagles are 24th against the run.

    Burner Turner has a chance to set the turf on fire in Philadelphia.

    He is a must start in all formats.

5. Ray Rice: Baltimore Ravens

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    Rice struck receiving yards and scoring gold against New England last season.

    The Patriots are 20th against the run this year.

    Rice will do especially well this week in PPR and NFL.com formats.

4. Rashard Mendenhall: Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Cleveland gets hit with 120 yards per game on the ground. 

    Mendenhall should be able to run all the way back to Cleveland if he so chooses.

    Must start week for Mendenhall in all formats.

3. Adrian Peterson: Minnesota Vikings

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    His team depends on him to help them get over their passing game. 

    His opponents, Dallas, gave up two TDs and over 130 yards rushing to Chris Johnson last week.

    Peterson should do well in Yahoo! leagues that make scoring a priority.

2. Chris Johnson: Tennessee Titans

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    Jacksonville is soft against the rush.

    Johnson started to go hard again last week against the Cowboys.

    Expect him to shine under the lights on Monday Night Football.

    NFL.com formats and TD scoring formats suit Chris the best this week.

1. Frank Gore: San Francisco 49ers

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    Oakland’s 31st-ranked rushing defense is in town.

    Hide the ladies and offspring.

    The only team ranked lower in rush defense is Buffalo.

    Frank Gore will rush for over 100 yards.

    Two or more TDs is a strong possibility.

    Gore is a must start in all formats.

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