2009 Running Back Rankings—6/25/09

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 4:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Wild Card playoff game on January 4,2009 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

So after much shuffling of people and hand wringing, here is the inaugural Blurb top 50 Fantasy Football Running Backs. Over the next day or two, I'll have player breakdowns of about the top 10 or so on this list—not necessarily in order of where I ranked them.

If there is a guy you want to know about beyond that, drop me a line in the comments or at thunderingblurb@gmail.com and I'll try to get on it ASAP.

A lot of this list comes down to my feeling after several mocks and early redrafts. In my opinion from the second to the 10th pick, you could make an argument for a number of players. Feel free to make YOUR argument known here or even on next Wednesday's Blurb podcast.

Assume these will change by the time training camp hits.


Running Backs

1—Adrian Peterson
2—Michael Turner
3—Steven Jackson
4—LaDainian Tomlinson
5—Maurice Jones-Drew
6—DeAngelo Williams
7—Matt Forte
8—Steve Slaton
9—Chris Johnson
10—Frank Gore
11—Clinton Portis
12—Brian Westbrook
13—Brandon Jacobs
14—Marion Barber
15—Ryan Grant
16—Ronnie Brown
17—Knowshon Moreno
18—Chris Wells
19—Pierre Thomas
20—Reggie Bush
21—Willie Parker
22—Kevin Smith
23—Joseph Addai
24—Thomas Jones
25—Darren McFadden
26—Larry Johnson
27—Jonathan Stewart
28—Donald Brown
29—Marshawn Lynch
30—Ray Rice
31—Derrick Ward
32—Jamal Lewis
33—Cedric Benson
34—Rashard Mendenhall
35—Felix Jones
36—Fred Jackson
37—LenDale White
38—Darren Sproles
39—Julius Jones
40—Leon Washington
41—Ahmad Bradshaw
42—Chester Taylor
43—Fred Taylor
44—LeSean McCoy
45—Willis McGahee
46—Earnest Graham
47—LeRon McClain
48—Jerious Norwood
49—Laurence Maroney
50—Justin Fargas


JUST MISSED

Cedric Peerman—Will he take over for McGahee?
Shonn Greene—The future Thomas Jones, but will he get snaps?
Tim Hightower—If Wells holds out, Hightower gets a second chance.
Tashard Choice—Who is spelling Barber? Will Choice get a shot?
Jamaal Charles—LJ isn't getting younger.
Rashad Jennings—Someone has to spell MJD. Jennings has the talent.
Michael Bush—Looks great in shorts. Will he make it a three headed monster?

Back soon with the first batches of player breakdowns.

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