5. Alexander (As consistent and durable as they come, when i say consistent i dont mean yardage wise, i mean TD. one of the best RB's in the redzone, and seems to always find the endzone when getting carries in short yardage(more then i can say for many). last season i knew it was a lock with alexander to get 60 yards and 1 or 2 touchdowns....as miniscule and unspectacular as that might seem, it helped my fantasy team out tremendously...since a 1 point win in h2h standard leagues means just as much as a 60 point win) with this offense a year older/wiser, and noted by many as holmgrens 'payoff' year, with this team heading into there prime as a unit, i dont beleive we know how high alexanders ceiling is. they should get many more scoring oppurtunities....and i would compare alexanders potential this season to a year like emmitt smiths '95.
6. Duece Mcalister's versatality make him a threat to take one all the way everytime he touches the ball. he's no where near as consistent as alexander in my book, and not as good a pure runner, and a lack of durability at other skill positions has him as a bigger question mark then the previous 5 backs. doesnt get a TD week in and week out... but his 'hr' ability make him a very safe pick at #6. he's also a guy whose ceiling i believe is as high as any, he has the ability to have a ahman green like year.
7. Jamal Lewis - A safe bet to get as many if not more touches then anybody else in the league. being as important as he is to an offense make him invalueable to any team. his past injury issues lingure on his reputation, and his lack of any offensive support make each yard that much harder to earn. but his size/speed and vision are e rare commodity....and his offensive lines run blocking is as good as it comes. his lack of a passing game around him dont give him as many TD oppurtunities as some of the guys above him, and since he isn't a 'hr' type back, TD's are more scarce. but you can count on 100 yard games week in and week out. with a handfull of 150's thrown in the mix as well. He could go top 5 in my book, but is alot less of a risk at #7.
8. Ricky Williams
9. Edge James
and so on...