Friday, November 28, 2008

RB Rankings for Week 13

I certainly had Barber high on the list and Chris Johnson as a top 5 back. white was slotted near the end of the teens along with Westbrook. Both far outscored my hopes, and Westy surprised me although I didn't feel like he looked as good as his numbers did. On a short week, I didn't start him in some leagues and I back that despite the 4 TDs.

I think Tomlinson continues to get back on the horse and top 100 yards against the 21st rush D in the league which has given up 13 TDs this season. MJD is finally going to get yards AND touchdowns at the same time and as we saw last week, if the Jags can't run with him, they will throw to him. Nice to see they figured that one out finally.

Thomas Jones and Leon Washington are both playing very well and while LW is a bit of a hail mary, I think the way he has been playing, he will get some good yards a on a Broncos team letting and average of 187 yards with more than a TD.

Here's another reason I love Washington this week - the Donkeys are very vulnerable to RBs who are good receiving the ball and Washington is that. Last week was the first game in which he didn't catch at least a pair and more often than not he gets 3-4 catches. He may get some extra love from favre this week as the Jets take any advantage they can to keep pace with the (normally) dynamic Broncos offense.

Running backs
  1. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers vs. Falcons
  2. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars at Texans
  3. Thomas Jones, Jets vs. Broncos
  4. Michael Turner, Falcons at Chargers
  5. Warrick Dunn, Buccaneers vs. Saints
  6. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Bears
  7. Joseph Addai, Colts at Browns
  8. Frank Gore, 49ers at Bills
  9. Marshawn Lynch, Bills vs. 49ers
  10. Steve Slaton, Texans vs. Jaguars
  11. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins at Rams
  12. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Packers
  13. Clinton Portis, Redskins vs. Giants
  14. Leon Washington, Jets vs. Broncos
  15. Brandon Jacobs, Giants at Redskins
  16. Matt Forte, Bears at Vikings
  17. Larry Johnson, Chiefs at Raiders
  18. Jamal Lewis, Browns vs. Colts
  19. Ryan Grant, Packers vs. Panthers
  20. Justin Fargas, Raiders vs. Chiefs
  21. Ricky Williams, Dolphins at Rams
  22. Darren McFadden, Raiders vs. Chiefs
  23. Derrick Ward, Giants vs Redskins
  24. Pierre Thomas, Saints at Buccaneers
  25. Peyton Hillis, Broncos at Jets
  26. Willie Parker, Steelers at Patriots
  27. Le’Ron McClain, Ravens at Bengals
  28. Dominic Rhodes, Colts at Browns
  29. Kevin Faulk, Patriots vs. Steelers
  30. Steven Jackson, Rams vs Dolphins
  31. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers at Packers
  32. Jerious Norwood, Falcons at Chargers
  33. Chester Taylor, Vikings vs. Bears
  34. Cedric Benson, Ravens at Bengals
  35. Antonio Pittman, Rams vs Dolphins
  36. Cadillac Williams, Buccaneers vs. Saints


KRH said...

Wow, Fred Taylor isn't even ranked and he's playing Houston! How the mighty have fallen.

Andrew Garda said...

Having a bad season, fred is. He's right at the cusp of the end of this list - I just feel MJD is going to get more and more carries and Taylor already feels like he's on the outside of the team looking in. That along with his very shaky play this year push him just outside the range here.