Top 20 Fantasy Football Running Backs for 2009-Updated 16 Feb 2009
Marshawn Lynch is back in the news for some "bad boy" trouble. I have taken the liberty of dropping him in my rankings. Fred Jackson gets a bump up though.
1 Matt Forte CHI-Da Bears only weapon=lots of touches
2 Adrian Peterson MIN-Third year is the charm, no injuries (fingers crossed)
3 Brian Westbrook PHI-In a PPR league he is money in the bank
4 Michael Turner ATL-"burner" is the future of ATL, schedule may be tougher
5 Marion Barber DAL-16 games in 2009 make him Top 5
6 Steven Jackson STL-New coach, new SJAX
7 M. Jones-Drew JAX-Drops some due to worry full time roll may have
8 L Tomlinson SD-Older.......with SD in 2009??? Sproles looks pretty good
9 De Williams CAR-RBBC with Jonathan Stewart has me lowering expectations
10 Clinton Portis WAS-#1 RB for most of 2008. Top 10 despite coach/RB issues
11 Frank Gore SF-If SF was not so far behind most of the 2nd half each game
12 Steve Slaton Hou-A little sophmore slump
13 Chris Johnson TEN-RBBC means out of Top 10
14 Thomas Jones NYJ-Another QB to deal w means fall in standings for my Wahoo
15 Brandon Jacobs NYG-Durability issues, but with D Ward leaving....
16 Pierre Thomas NO-Can a sleeper technically have done so well the yr prior?
17 Reggie Bush NO-Points per reception (PPR) baby!
18 Ronne Brown MIA-MIA will not surprise anyone this year. Good run game
19 Joseph Addai IND-Not a Top 5 RB but a Top 20 for sure. Injury issues
20 Darren McFadden-Only problem will be OAK playing from behind too much
Dropped from RB15 to out is Marshawn Lynch BUF-for off the field issues recently. Move Fred Jackson up big time. He could be the BUF starter in Sep as this is Lynch's second brush with the law in a year.
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