rank full name position team text 1 RB Chris Johnson TEN Home vs. Oakland - If you are facing CJ28, prepare to grab your ankles. Oakland 2 RB Adrian Peterson MIN @ New Orleans - AP should do well in this one. Despite the huge leads that Sai 3 RB Maurice Jones-Drew JAC Home vs. Denver - The Donkeys are down one Elvis Dumervil, and gave up 128 4 RB Steven Jackson STL Home vs. Arizona - SJax cranked 116 rush yards and a TD in the game last year i 5 Matt Forte RB CHI Home vs. Detroit - For as big of a bust as Forte was in 2010, everyone forgets th 6 Frank Gore RB SF @ Seattle - Gore lit the 'hawks up in week 2 in SF but wasn't so fortunate in Se 7 RB DeAngelo Williams CAR @ NY Giants - Only 3 defenses in the NFL gave up more tuddies than the G-wom 8 RB Cedric Benson CIN @ New England - The Pats are uncommonly stingy around the goal-line - they o 9 Ryan MathewsRB SD @ Kansas City - This kid is going to be all over the place in 2010 receptions and 10 R Arian Foster B HOU Home vs. Indy - Foster should roll this weekend as Slaton and Jeremiah Johnson 11 Joseph AddaiRB IND @ Houston - Addai had some decent numbrage vs. the Texans in 2009 - 194 TO 12 Ryan Grant RB GB @ Philadelphia - The Eagles were tough defending the rush, but Grant is an eve 13 RB Rashard Mendenhall PIT Home vs. Atlanta - *update* - According to Ken Laird of ESPN radio, Rashard wi 14 Shonn GreeneRB NYJ Home vs. Baltimore 15 CJ Spiller RB BUF Home vs. Miami - I like Spiller to make a big splash in this one vs. the 'Fins who 16 RB Jerome Harrison CLE @ Tampa Bay - Which RB didn't light up the Buc's rush D? A defense that ranke 17 Ray Rice RB BAL @ NY Jets - Rice should be able to parse together a starter-worthy stat line vs. t 18 Jahvid Best RB DET @ Chicago - get this big play guy into your lineup. The Bears D will be MUCH be 19 RB Michael Turner ATL @ Pittsburgh - I'm way high on the Burner in 2009, just not for this particular m 20 RB Jamaal Charles KC Home vs. San Diego - Charles' owners must be frustrated at this point. Todd Ha 21 Ronnie BrownRB MIA @ Buffalo - Most every decent RB that Buffalo faced ran wild on them in 2009. 22 RB Pierre Thomas NO Home vs. Minnesota - Any damage PT does will most likely be in the air. That's 23 RB Tim Hightower ARI @ St Louis - Tim Hightower outperformed Beanie in the pre-season. This guy ju 24 RB Clinton Portis WAS Home vs. Dallas - Dallas' front is stout - they ranked 4th against the run in yards 25 RB Ahmad Bradshaw NYG Home vs. Carolina 26 RB Ricky Williams MIA @ Buffalo - This is the first of 5 games in 2010 where starting both Ronnie and R 27 RB LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ Home vs. Baltimore 28 RB Jonathan Stewart CAR @ NY Giants 29 RB Justin Forsett SEA Home vs. San Francisco 30 LeSean McCoyRB PHI Home vs. Green Bay 31 RB Knowshon Moreno DEN @ Jacksonville 32 Beanie WellsRB ARI @ St Louis 33 Felix Jones RB DAL @ Washington 34 RB Darren McFadden OAK @ Tennessee 35 RB Cadillac Williams TB 36 RB Marion Barber DAL @ Washington 37 Michael BushRB OAK @ Tennessee - Questionable to play. Broken Thumb. 38 RB Brandon Jacobs NYG Home vs. Carolina 39 Steve SlatonRB HOU Home vs. Indianapolis 40 Reggie Bush RB NO Home vs. Minnesota 41 Thomas JonesRB KC Homes vs. San Diego 42 RB Laurence Maroney NE Home vs. Cinci 43 RB Leon Washington SEA Home vs. San Francisco 44 RB Willis McGahee BAL @ NY Jets 45 Donald BrownRB IND 46 RB Chester Taylor CHI 47 RB Bernard Scott CIN 48 Javon RingerRB TEN 49 RB Jason Snelling ATL 50 R Fred Jackson B BUF 51 RB Correll Buckhalter DEN 52 Toby GerhartRB MIN 53 RB Rashad Jennings JAC 54 RB Jonathan Dwyer PIT 55 Derrick WardRB TB 56 RB Tashard Choice DAL 57 RB Marshawn Lynch BUF 58 James Davis RB CLE 59 Kevin SmithRB DET 60 Mike Bell RB PHI 61 RB Brian Westbrook SF 62 RB LenDale White DEN 63 RB Larry Johnson WAS 64 RB Darren Sproles SD 65 R Peyton Hillis B CLE 66 RB Willie Parker WAS 67 Fred TaylorRB NE 68 Julius JonesRB SEA 69 Sammy MorrisRB NE 70 RB Brandon Jackson GB 71 Mike GoodsonRB CAR 72 RB Mewelde Moore PIT 73 RB Jerious Norwood ATL 74 RB Chris Jennings CLE 75 RB Earnest Graham TB 76 RB Lorenzo Booker PHI 77 RB Le'Ron McClain BAL 78 Andre Brown RB NYG 79 Kevin FaulkRB NE 80 Kevin JonesRB CHI click to add 81 RB Maurice Morris DET 82 Kolby SmithRB DEN 83 RB Brian Leonard CIN 84 RB Rock Cartwright OAK 85 Ryan MoatsRB MIN 86 RB Chauncey Washington NYJ 87 RB Montario Hardesty CLE 88 RB Antonio Pittman STL 89 RB LaMont Jordan DEN 90 DeShawn WynnRB GB 91 Jamal LewisRB CLE 92 Ladell BettsRB WAS 93 T.J. DuckettRB SEA 94 RB Edgerrin James SEA 95 R Justin Fargas B OAK 96 Chris Brown RB HOU 97 RB Lynell Hamilton NO 98 Ben Tate RB HOU 99 Glen CoffeeRB SF pare to grab your ankles. Oakland gave up an average of 155 yards on the ground and 24 rush TDs in 2009. e. Despite the huge leads that Saints would create for themselves in 2009, they still gave up 117 YPG and 19 TDs on the year on the groun e Elvis Dumervil, and gave up 128 YPG on the ground. Only 11 TDs, though. Stingy around the goal-line I guess. ds and a TD in the game last year in St Louis. He was out for the match in Zona. He's a solid start against a rush D who was also quite ordi e was in 2010, everyone forgets that he still did well in a PPR (finished 12th). And however disappointing his numbers were in a basic form n SF but wasn't so fortunate in Seattle in week 13 with only 62 total yards and 0 TDs. Gore was feast or famine in 2009, and I see this play e up more tuddies than the G-women. Get D in your lineup, and expect big things. J Stewart is obviously going to be involved, but make n tingy around the goal-line - they only gave up 6 rushing TDs in 2009. So be conscious of this as you get all pumped to put Ceddy in your lin the place in 2010 receptions and total yards-wise. I still question his goal-line ability, but what other option do the Chargers have? Sprol nd as Slaton and Jeremiah Johnson (the two guys that have potential to hoover touches) are on the mend. Indy was meager defending th ge vs. the Texans in 2009 - 194 TOTAL yards and 2 TOTAL TDs. Houston was very average defending the rush - They gave up 17 TDs on the nding the rush, but Grant is an every down back in this high powered offense, so ranking him much lower than this is sort of idiotic in my n en Laird of ESPN radio, Rashard will continue as the goal-line RB despite his struggles. So he gets a decent lift for the week. Atlanta was st plash in this one vs. the 'Fins who averaged giving up a TD per contest on the ground in 2009. Spiller is the lone man in the backfield w/ L uc's rush D? A defense that ranked last ranked in yards and 16 ground scores makes Harrison a great play, despite the questions surround her a starter-worthy stat line vs. this #1 defense. The Jets can be run on - they let up 11 TDs on the season and 98.6 YPG. Given Rice's ab eup. The Bears D will be MUCH better in 2010, but as the only option in the backfield that I'm aware of, besides a gimpy Kevin Smith, Bes 2009, just not for this particular matchup. The Steelers are cheap bastards around the goal-line (only gave up 7 TDs in '09), and yards in g e frustrated at this point. Todd Haley is establishing himself as quite the Mike Shanahan/Bill Belichick mystery man. Charles out-performe o faced ran wild on them in 2009. They gave up 156 YPG and 19 TDs on the year. Ronnie will probably have 60% of the RB load, so he ma ill most likely be in the air. That's the only reason he's listed on as a start. We also need to see who emerges behind him on the depth ch anie in the pre-season. This guy just won't go away. If I had them both, I'd start Hightower. All of the beat writers are convinced that We anked 4th against the run in yards and allowed only 7 rush tds in all of 2009. Portis should be fresh, having missed over half of the 2009 0 where starting both Ronnie and Ricky might just work out for you. No one questions the 'Fins ability to run the football, the question is, d 19 TDs on the year on the ground. t a rush D who was also quite ordinary (13 rushing TDs relented and 112 YPG) g his numbers were in a basic format, just remember, he cranked vs. the Lions (around 265 TOTAL yards and 1 TD in 2 games vs Detroit) famine in 2009, and I see this playing out very similarly in 2010. Seattle was very ordinary defendin y going to be involved, but make no mistake, Deangelo is the primary RB on the Panthers, and w/ weak QB pla all pumped to put Ceddy in your lineup. That said, he will be getting most of the RB touches in this system tion do the Chargers have? Sproles? lol. d. Indy was meager defending the run in 2009 (126 YPG and 10 TDs on the season). rush - They gave up 17 TDs on the ground and an average of 107 YPG. r than this is sort of idiotic in my non-humble opinion. nt lift for the week. Atlanta was strong defending the run (106 YPG and 10 TDs on the season), so start him w/ expectations in check. he lone man in the backfield w/ Lynch and Fabulous Fred on the mend. ay, despite the questions surrounding his meager pre-season performance. son and 98.6 YPG. Given Rice's ability out of the backfield, he can bring value vs. a team like the J besides a gimpy Kevin Smith, Best is gonna roll this season. His pre-season averages were riDICKulous ve up 7 TDs in '09), and yards in general (90 YPG). You can't leave him on the bench, but you can tempe ystery man. Charles out-performed Thomas Jones in the pre-season; that much we know. The Chargers were average defending the run have 60% of the RB load, so he makes a decent start in a 10-12 team league. erges behind him on the depth chart, as we all know how little Coach Peyton likes to feature just one guy. The Vikes are 2nd in rush D in 2 eat writers are convinced that Wells will get the bulk of the carries despite that Hightower is starting ving missed over half of the 2009 season. We expect good things for him this season - it's just the pickings could be slim vs. this rush d. o run the football, the question is, when is Ronnie Brown going down to injury, and how many touches wi and 1 TD in 2 games vs Detroit) im w/ expectations in check. were average defending the run (allowed 10 rushing scores and 117 YPG in 2009 on the ground). uy. The Vikes are 2nd in rush D in 2009. Only 5 TDs relented all season. gs could be slim vs. this rush d.
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