Westbrook-he's maybe THE top ppr RB when healthy, but usually misses games so he's in this category instead Portis-has mileage but is a workhorse and still getting it done barber -Going back to the closer role, which may keep him healthy and actually benefit him. he's a beast on the goal line and on a good O that will run alot. i put him below Portis only because he's in a comittee situation jacobs-will still split carries with bradshaw. and is injury proned too.
1. Barber - I think people are overly down on this guy this year similar to how they were overly high on him last year. He's getting his role "dialed back" a bit this year but that's really in the best interest of his fantasy performance anyway. He was at his best when he was touching the ball 15 or so times per game and getting the goal line touches while racking up the receptions and TDs. I think he catches 50+ passes this season and I think he'll get about 220-230 carries (13-14 carries per game) and be a top 10 back by the years end. Watch Dallas become a "running" team this year.
2. Portis - He's younger than Westy, he's more reliable, and he'll still catch some passes (albeit not an enormous amount). He's virtually a lock for 325+ carries and 350+ total touches and there aren't many guys out there you can say that about. He's another guy who's a good TD guy and will likely end the season with double digit TDs and well over 1500 total yards.
3. Westbrook - His injury risk and likelihood of missing time puts him down below the other two. The guy has had trouble staying healthy for whole seasons when he's started the season healthy...this year he's STARTING things off trying to recover from an injury...I wonder how well that will play out for him. He's never played a full season in his career, he's 30 years old, and the Eagles just drafted a younger RB who has a similar skill set as he does...he's got one foot out the door right now and I personally don't want him on my team this year.
4. Jacobs - This is mainly because the guy just is non-existent in the passing game. With the other RBs on roster in NY, I doubt that will change either which makes his value limited in PPR. He's still top 20 but he would need a TON of TDs to make up for all those receptions he doesn't make which is really unlikely considering teams will be loading up on the running game this year against the Giants.
Bottom three are all injury prone; if that weren't the case, Westbrook would be #1. But fact are facts, and he turns 30 the first week of the season. I'd avoid drafting him unless he falls to late in the 2nd round.