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After the top 10, how do the next 30 (yes 30) RBs shake out?

Postby fiz » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:16 pm

Sleeper RBs can win a league. I know there are a few other RB threads in here, but i want to really get down deep into this. after the top 11 backs, how do you rank the following 30 guys?

I've taken a stab and here's what I come up with. this is assuming:

Rushing Yards (10 yards per point)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Reception Yards (10 yards per point)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
*No pts per reception*

Curtis Martin
Ahman Green
Julius Jones
Kevin Jones
Tiki Barber
LaMont Jordan
Brian Westbrook
Carnell Williams
Steven Jackson
Tatum Bell
Warrick Dunn
J.J. Arrington
DeShaun Foster
Duce Staley
Michael Bennett
Kevan Barlow
Cedric Benson
Ronnie Brown
Fred Taylor
Chris Brown
Travis Henry
Marshall Faulk
Larry Johnson
Jerome Bettis
T.J. Duckett
Ricky Williams
Thomas Jones
Reuben Droughns
Michael Pittman
Lee Suggs
Mewelde Moore

What do you guys think?
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Postby JoeyRoland » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:32 pm

Sorry to be such a fool, but who are your top ten?

Also, do you think Cadaliac Williams is that much better than the other big two rookie RB's? :-?

I don't necessarily disagree, but I'm just curious why everyone is so down on Benson.
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Postby fiz » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:37 pm

it's cool, you're not a fool ;-D

top 10 (its actually 11) are
LaDainian Tomlinson
Shaun Alexander
Priest Holmes
Edgerrin James
Willis McGahee
Deuce McAllister
Jamal Lewis
Corey Dillon
Domanick Davis
Rudi Johnson
Clinton Portis

as far as cadillac williams vs brown and benson, i like his situation much better - brown is a fin, plus he has a tough starting schedule (denver, nyj, carolina, buffalo) in the 4 weeks he's supposed to prove himself...benson isn't at camp and already getting into lovie smith's doghouse, so thomas jones could start off as the rb...
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Postby JoeyRoland » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:44 pm

Yeah - I think you're right!

I'm in a deep Keeper League and I'm valuing Ronnie Brown and Benson just as much as Williams. However, for this season, I wouldn't want to start any of the three in week one unless I have to.

Of your remaining backs, I think I would bump out Mike Pittman and maybe add in Derrick Blaylock. I don't think he's necessarily great, but if Martin holds up, he'll play just to spell him and if Martin goes down, then he could easily end up in the top 20ish.

But, just my two cents.... :-D

Oh, and just to add, I would think Kevin Jones could realistically end the season as a top 10 along with Steven Jackson. However, note the qualifier "could". ;-)
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Postby fiz » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:48 pm

the biggest problem for me is valuing guys like steven jackson, tatum bell, tiki barber, lamont jordan, westbrook and dunn...they are not in the league of the top tier backs (maybe tiki is), but they are above the deshaun foster/bennett/barlow types...
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:10 am

I think you did a fine job ranking them.
Personally I would have KJones at the top of the list - even ahead of Rudi.
You are right in ranking Caddy and Arrington ahead of Benson and Brown - both are in much better situations.
I would not rank Bennett that high - MIN will have a harder time running, they may be without Birk for a little while, they face a much tougher schedule this season, he's obviously injury prone, and he still loses goalline touches - just avoid him.
I would have Suggs ahead of Droughns.
I would also include Mike Anderson somewhere around Henry/Brown. He is still getting the #1 RB tag in DEN - but they may be trying to showcase him in order to trade him. Either way, he needs to be on your radar.
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