What I'd love to know is who people are considering for late-round RBs, guys ranked 41 to 65 in the Cafe's RB redraft rankings. If a player isn't even listed at all, well, please throw say them too!
I'm a Fred Taylor fan. He's productive and NE has shown they can squeeze production out of RB vets, like Corey Dillon. Jerious Norwood is explosive and will reportedly get more touches to save Burner. Even if it's not as many as some hope, he can have significant impact with extremely limited touches. Shonn Greene is a power back who, if Thomas Jones Leon Washington hold out for any more significant amount of time, could earn the starting spot with a spectacular offensive line blocking for him. Michael Bush is a talented back and appears fully recuperated from his injury from his last year in college. TJ Duckett is a TD monster who last was a FF force when new Seahawks OC Gregg Knapp was with Duckett in Atlanta. Andre Brown is a talented back who better complements (and steps in for) Brandon Jacobs than Ahmad Bradshaw.
Personally, there are a few fliers that I'm taking chances on this year.
Willis McGahee - Even though he just misses your list at number 40, he is heads and tails above the other guys I'm about to cover. I just don't buy into the fact that he's done in Baltimore just yet and I think that he, as long as he stays healthy, is the best back in Baltimore.
FJackson - This is an odd selection and solely because of Lynch's 2-3 suspension. In a PPR league, FJackson could prove the be very valuable for those first couple of games. And if he produces well enough, I see him staying in the mix more than most anticipate in Buffalo this season.
TJ Duckett - I love the value here. At worst I see TJ as a TD vulture for JJones and at best I see him as the lesser half of a RBBC. But with where he's going in mocks so far; I think the potential TDs, especially playing in the NFC West and with Knapp back in the picture, makes drafting him at his current ADP worth the risk.
Maroney - We disagree slightly on this one as I think Maroney is the RB to have in NE this year, but just based on value. The way I see it is that Maroney is going horribly late in drafts and less than 2 seasons ago, he was a first round pick. This year is make or break for Maroney in NE. At best, he produces and becomes on of the steals of the draft. At worst, he becomes their 4th RB and does nothing but I wasted nothing more than a late round flier on him. The chance is most likely going to be worth it to me.
Bernard Scott - I just can't put any faith in Benson for some reason but I can't really explain why. But if my lack of faith in Benson proves to be correct, then I think Scott has the best chance to profit from Benson's failure. He is a late round flier that I'm trying to grab in all my leagues.
A lot of these depend on how things shake out in training camp, and where players fall on depth charts.
Rashard Mendenhall - If he has a good camp and impresses people, he could be the MBIII to Willie Parker's Julius Jones. Gets maybe a third of the carries, but gets all the short yardage/goalline carries. And Pittsburgh loves them some running game. There are lots of people fighting for carries here (FWP, Mendenhall, Moore), so keep an eye on camp.
Ahmad Bradshaw/Andre Brown - Bradshaw will have value on his own. The Giants will run and run, and have a great o-line. Bradsha will spell Jacobs, and be productive in that role. Brown could be the guy who fills in from Jacobs if/when he gets hurt. The Giants GM has said Bradshaw wil get most of the touches if Jacobs goes down, but Brown is more similar in style to Jacobs. Again, pay attention to camp.
Fred Jackson - I think FJax's role will increase this year. He'll see alot in the first 3 weeks with Lynch suspended, but even after, he'll get some good playing time. Great receiver out of the backfield, and has seen time at WR in OTAs as Buffalo transitions to a no-huddle. He and Lynch may see many plays on the field together.
Willis McGahee - Again, watch how camp progresses. He may be the primary ball carrier in Baltimore, or he may play second fiddle to Rice (or even McLain). Who knows. Lots of people fighting for carries here.
Shonn Greene - Love this guy, especially in keeper leagues. I think he may turn into a TD vulture this season, and possibly leading the NYJ rushing attack by the end of the season. With Jones and Washington in contract squables, Greene has a great chance to impress this year, and likely will start for the Jets next season.