Fantasy Football Rankings 2011: Dynasty Running Back Rankings

Ken KellyContributor IIIAugust 13, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 28:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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1. Adrian Peterson, MIN

Simply the most consistent option and still quite young. 


2. Chris Johnson, TEN

The holdout isn't nearly as big of a concern for dynasty league owners. He's still the most explosive runner in the game. 


3. Ray Rice, BAL

The absence of Willis McGahee should help his touchdown numbers, though Ricky Williams could do some damage on that front in the short term. 


4. Arian Foster, HOU

He has to show that last year wasn't a fluke before moving to the top of the list. If he posts similar numbers, he's the best in the game. 


5. Jamaal Charles, KC

Outside of Chris Johnson, there's nobody who is a bigger threat to take it to the house on any given play. 


6. LeSean McCoy, PHI

Michael Vick takes away some touchdowns, but McCoy could very well lead fantasy football in scoring this season. 


7. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX

The injuries are starting to mount up on MJD. He's fine for the short term, but I'd hesitate on building around him as my number one in a dynasty league. 


8. Rashard Mendenhall, PIT

Is there a better bell cow out there? Mendenhall is an under-the-radar option as a fine RB1. 


9. Darren McFadden, OAK

Much like Foster, McFadden has to prove last year was no joke. If he can, the sky's the limit. 


10. Frank Gore, SF

Gore is really starting to show some signs of age, but the 49ers have no choice but to build every game plan around him, and fantasy owners reap the benefits.


The Rest:

 11. Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
12. Mark Ingram, NO (R)
13. Steven Jackson, STL
14. Matt Forte, CHI
15. LeGarrette Blount, TB
16. Ryan Mathews, SD
17. Knowshon Moreno, DEN
18. Jonathan Stewart, CAR
19. Michael Turner, ATL
20. Jahvid Best, DET
21. Peyton Hillis, CLE
22. Shonn Greene, NYJ
23. DeAngelo Williams, CAR
24. Marshawn Lynch, SEA
25. Ryan Williams, ARI (R)
26. Daniel Thomas, MIA (R)
27. Joseph Addai, IND
28. Ryan Grant, GB
29. Cedric Benson, CIN
30. Chris Wells, ARI
31. Felix Jones, DAL
32. C.J. Spiller, BUF
33. Mikel Leshoure, DET (R)
34. Ryan Torain, WAS
35. James Starks, GB
36. Reggie Bush, MIA
37. Rashad Jennings, JAX
38. Shane Vereen, NE (R)
39. Roy Helu, Jr., WAS (R)
40. Tim Hightower, WAS
41. Pierre Thomas, NO
42. Delone Carter, IND (R)
43. Fred Jackson, BUF
44. Tashard Choice, DAL
45. DeMarco Murray, DAL (R)
46. Mike Tolbert, SD
47. Kendall Hunter, SF (R)
48. Willis McGahee, DEN
49. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, NE
50. Donald Brown, IND

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