To differentiate between all the "Start 'Ems" on my Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em page, you can check out the Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, so you can figure out whom to start between Player X and Player Y.
Below are my fantasy running back rankings and a set of links for my positional Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Rankings. Keep in mind that this list is for this week only; not the entire rest of the season.
The rankings are based on a traditional scoring system. Each player has Walterfootball.com's projected stats and standard scoring points.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings (vs. Panthers) - 22 Points
150 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 10 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton is back, so Adrian Peterson should be back to 2012 form.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs (vs. Raiders) - 20 Points
60 Rushing Yards, 7 Catches, 80 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Raiders are a surprising 11th against the run, but Jamaal Charles will do most of his damage via receiving yardage.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks (vs. Titans) - 18 Points
100 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Titans have surrendered at least 100 rushing yards to three of their four previous opponents.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles (at Bucs) - 17 Points
70 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 40 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Buccaneers have limited three of four opponents to 75 rushing yards or fewer.
Reggie Bush, RB, Lions (at Browns) - 17 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 5 Catches, 60 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Reggie Bush has a tough matchup against the Browns, but having Calvin Johnson back will help open things up for him.
Doug Martin, RB, Bucs (vs. Eagles) - 16 Points
80 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Eagles are 21st against the run.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears (vs. Giants) - 15 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 5 Catches, 40 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Giants actually aren't that bad against the run, but Matt Forte will be a big part of the passing game.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens (vs. Packers) - 15 Points
60 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Dolphins are tough to run against, but Ray Rice should get receptions this week.
Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins (at Cowboys) - 15 Points
80 Rushing Yards, 1 Catch, 10 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Cowboys stink against the pass, but they're just average versus the run.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills (vs. Bengals) - 14 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 3 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Fred Jackson had a solid Thursday night despite spraining his MCL. The extra time off can only help.
Marcel Reece, RB, Raiders (at Chiefs) - 14 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Marcel Reece could receive most of the workload.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers (vs. Cardinals) - 13 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Cardinals are fourth against the run, but Frank Gore should still be treated like an RB2.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos (vs. Jaguars) - 13 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 3 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Knowshon Moreno is the lead dog in the backfield, but the Broncos have shown that they'll test out Montee Ball in a blowout.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins) - 13 Points
80 Rushing Yards, 6 Catches, 50 Receiving Yards.
Washington ranks 30th against the run.
Trent Richardson, RB, Colts (at Chargers) - 12 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 10 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Regardless of whether or not Ahmad Bradshaw is in the lineup, Trent Richardson will always be a threat to score.
Arian Foster, RB, Texans (vs. Rams) - 12 Points
40 Rushing Yards, 3 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Arian Foster has actually looked pretty decent the past couple of weeks.
C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills (vs. Bengals) - 8 Points
70 Rushing Yards, 1 Catch, 10 Receiving Yards.
C.J. Spiller's not fully healthy. He's a low-end RB2 at best.
Bilal Powell, RB, Jets (vs. Steelers) - 8 Points
60 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards.
Now entrenched as the primary ball-carrier.
Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals (at Bills) - 7 Points
40 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards.
The Bills are decent against the run, so Giovani Bernard will have to do most of his damage as a receiver out of the backfield.
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.
Mock I have been developing in various iterations. Did a trade, and was drafting based on data I've gathered via watching college games, NFL games, reading mock drafts, and my own internal evaluations. Please, feedback is always welcome.