With the lockout lifted and the 2011 NFL season officially on, it’s time to start preparing for your upcoming fantasy drafts.
To give yourself the best chance at winning your league, there are plenty of steps that need to be taken in the weeks leading up to that glorious day, not the least of which is setting your rankings.
Specifically, your RB rankings.
Running backs tend to dominate the first and second rounds of drafts, and they do so for good reason.
Because of the brutality that exists in the NFL today, both owners and coaches alike have decided that their team would be better served if their running backs were guarded from the possibility of injury.
Therefore, using two and sometimes three separate RBs to get the job done not only greatly benefits the squad, but it cuts down on the possibility of the players (and team) being damaged as well.
This is why we, as fantasy players, need to covet those few remaining teams that still believe in using just one running back.
Plain and simple: The more touches a player gets, the more chances they have to score fantasy points for your team. Having the right RB1 on your team can really give you a leg up on your competition and, sometimes, just might win you your league.
With that in mind, here are Pyromaniac®com's top-10 running backs for 2011: