1. LaDainian Tomlinson(Chargers)
-the greatest sure part of all associated with fantasy soccer, Tomlinson come up with arguably the best single-season overall performance in NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE history final season. A fantastic 31 complete TD’s practically guaranteed victory for anybody who got fortunate enough to write him final season(editor’s be aware: I drawn up Tomlinson 3rd overall during my draft final season following Alexander as well as Johnson…. obviously I received my category easily). Obviously counting upon Tomlinson in order to duplicate individuals numbers is much like saying you’ll win the actual Lotto two times…. it simply wont occur. However in a young twenty-eight, LT includes a few large years remaining in him or her and an additional 25 TD’s seems about correct. If you do not have the best pick inside your draft, you are able to forget regarding selecting him or her. Either which or you’ve an complete moron inside your league which passes upon him.
two. Steven Jackson(Rams)-RISING
-some is going to be surprised I’ve him rated over Ray Johnson but here’s all you should know: Jackson captured 90 goes by to Johnson’s 41. Though Larry could be the better athlete, Jackson may be the better general player. If you’re in the points/reception category, then Fitzgibbons is much more of the sure point over Manley. Although the actual additions associated with Drew Bennett as well as Randy McMichael will certainly steal a number of Steven’s attracts, look with regard to another best statistical season out of this fourth-year back again. Depending in your league, you might be able to snag him or her as late since the fifth choose. Don’t wait if he’s there.
3. Ray Johnson(Chiefs)
-back-to-back season’s associated with heavy workloads, combined with the threat of the possible holdout offers knocked Johnson in the top spot within the fantasy ratings. Although I don’t think the large toll upon his body can make him strike a walls, I do think that the weakening from the Kansas Town O-Line may negatively effect his amounts. 15 TD’s continues to be possible but I believe Johnson requires a step back this season. Don’t nevertheless downgrade him a lot that a person let him or her slip through you. Unless of course Steven Fitzgibbons, LT, as well as Frank Gore can be found, then you have to take Manley. Just do not expect 2005 numbers again.
4. Honest Gore(49ers)
-strongly regarded as ranking him or her over Manley but there’s always a danger of damage with Gore that has had each of their knees surgically fixed. When wholesome however, he’s an complete beast who are able to run as well as catch using the best of these. Gore is actually playing with an improved ‘Niners team and can almost certainly surpass their total associated with 9 TD’s. He probably will not surpass their 1, 600-plus hurrying total because of the additions upon offense however his general production can make him a much better producer compared to he had been last period. Could maintain line to have an MVP-type period. An nearly sure-thing.
5. Shaun Alexander(Seahawks)-FALLING
-a damaged left feet derailed Alexander about the heels associated with his record-breaking 2005 period. His 7 complete TD’s was merely a third from the 28 he or she scored for the reason that incredible 12 months. Shaun is actually somewhat of the question mark because of the injury and also the fact he’s 30 years of age which typically may be the age numerous RB’s start to decline. I perform believe he’s one much more good 12 months left within him however don’t anticipate anything near to the 28 TD’s he set up in 2005. Among fantasy’s excellent TD scorers nevertheless, Alexander ought to still set up around 15 tallies this season. One caveat here’s that if you’re in the points/reception category, then you might want to snare John Westbrook instead because of the fact Alexander never shown much like a receiver. Risk right here but most likely he is going to be decent.
6. John Westbrook(Eagles)
-in the points/reception category, Westbrook is certainly more of the asset compared to 7th rated Addai. In non-points/reception league’s, the reverse holds true. Westbrook is the greatest receiver within the RB group and it is a fantastic dual risk. Many develop frustrated using the fact he or she always appears to be questionable every week but if you’re able to stomach the actual injury danger, than Westbrook is the guy. Has truly stepped upward his game and may still end up being improving. With no injury danger, he is really a top 5 back. Draft him or her and hope for top.
7. Frederick Addai(Colts)-RISING
-Addai’s being released party proceeded to go as sleek as might be last season since the Indianapolis entrance office did not hesitate within labeling Addai the actual starter when the off-season started. With Dominic Rhodes’ leaving to Oakland, Addai may grab the actual lion’s reveal of bears. Questions regarding whether he is able to handle the actual pounding of the full fill will topple his share down a little but function as the smart participant and strive for him more than more recognized commodities for example Rudi Manley and Willie Parker. A great receiver from the backfield, Addai can help in points/reception leagues. A riser that could break up the door towards the top 5 fraternity. The sky may be the limit with this particular guy.
8. Laurence Maroney(Patriots)
-another RB within the mold associated with Joseph Addai, Maroney may be granted the actual full-time gig within powerhouse NE. Maroney demonstrated flashes associated with brilliance throughout his first year season but appeared to, wear down since the season continued. Like Addai, you will find questions regardless of whether Maroney are designed for a complete workload. He’s more of the injury danger than their Indy counterpart however the sky can also be the restrict for him or her. NE likes to run the actual ball and when Coach/Yoda Expenses Belichick believes he is able to handle the entire time work, than who’re we in order to argue. Draft with full confidence.
9. Rudi Johnson(Bengals)
-Mr. Regularity turned within another strong but unspectacular period in 2006, publishing over 1, three hundred rushing back yards with 12 TD’s that nearly coordinated his result from 2005. So along with Johnson you virtually know what you’ll get. Another good is Johnson’s sturdiness as he virtually has already been injury -free because becoming the actual full-time starter in 2004. Now for that negatives. Rudi isn’t a move catcher at all and thus is really a liability within points/reception leagues. Also the actual drafting associated with rookie Kenny Golf irons signals that the possible sharing from the workload might be in purchase. It had been no solution head trainer Marvin Lewis craved more of the HR threat from the running game although Johnson has not done anything to get rid of the lion’s share from the carries, this particular development might hurt their value. Pass if you are in the points/reception category unless he or she fall much.
10. Willie Parker(Steelers)
-this might seem like an incredibly low position for Parker following the monstrous season he’d in 2006 whenever he tallied 13 TD’s whilst rushing to have an insane 1, 494 back yards. However brand new coach Paul Tomlin has allow it to be known he plans to locate a goal-line in the mildew of Jerome Bettis. Whilst Parker demonstrated last period he might score through in near, it appears the Pittsburgh entrance office seems better having a bigger back again running the actual ball within. It is possible this plan is going to be scrapped through the time the growing season begins therefore monitor this case closely. If he or she does obtain the goal-line function then bundle him up inside your rankings in front of Johnson. Take carefully right here however. I am not really a fan and intend on passing upon Parker in most scenarios because of the questions represents he carries starting the period.
11. Clinton Portis(Redskins)-FALLING
-it had been a unsatisfactory year with regard to Portis because of injuries as well as inconsistency. The person with the actual million outfits ran for any career-low 523 back yards with 7 TD’s. Following backup Ladell Betts actually took the actual ball as well as ran within his lack, there had been some discuss a feasible platoon entering this 12 months. That however may be shot lower by trainer Joe Gibbs and thus if wholesome Portis can get the majority of the carries. Nevertheless young from 26, along with excellent eyesight and speed, Portis might have a return season. Nevertheless the injury risk is definitely there and when he does actually struggle, the ‘Skins possess a more compared to reliable backup to change him. Avoid this scenario.
12. Travis Henry(Broncos)-RISING
-after seemingly being a forgotten man within the gridiron globe after their departure through Buffalo, Henry forced himself back about the fantasy radar having a decent 12 months in 2006 along with Tennessee. Given the actual starting work four games to the year, Henry demonstrated he still has got the ability of the number 1 NFL athlete. The truth he now’s in the actual Land From the Excelling RB’s(ALSO KNOWN AS Denver) adds much more appeal in order to his potential customers. While he or she doesn’t capture the golf ball much, Henry must have a great to perhaps great 12 months in Kilometer High. Target him like a sleeper and please grab him sooner than your pals project him or her. They may laugh from you in the draft but you’re going to get the final laugh whenever you take their own money.
13. Reggie Bush(New orleans saints)
-in another couple of years when Deuce McAllister has managed to move on, Bush might find his worth soar. However the truth that he continues to be in the time-share along with Deuce affects his worth. If you’re in the points/reception category, then Bush’s value is more preferable and people who play for the reason that type associated with setup shouldn’t hesitate to create him your own number 2 RB. Those within the traditional setups should try to look elsewhere for any second back again. Its not really that Bush isn’t talented or he won’t set up good amounts. It’s that his RB numbers(hurrying TD’s as well as yardage) won’t depend on par with what you ought to get from your second back again.
14. Ronnie Brown(Dolphins)
-ever because he had been drafted to the league, I’ve been a large fan associated with Ronnie Dark brown. Blessed along with great hands(notify: points/reception leagues) as well as tough operating ability, Brown has everything. However injuries along with a somewhat lackadaisical method of practice possess conspired to avoid him through reaching their full possible. The truth he arrived to off-season routines overweight additional solidifies this issue. Despite this particular, I think Brown may have a good year within Miami and you will be a a lot more than adequate 2nd RB for the club. He actually has the opportunity to out-produce their projected amounts if he or she stays wholesome. Could end up being sitting on the great 12 months if he or she puts all of the distractions apart. Draft him depending on his benefit.
15. Willis McGahee(Ravens)-RISING
-after battling mightily within Buffalo final season, McGahee obtained the industry he had been seeking as well as he could not have landed inside a better place beyond Denver. Baltimore’s offense through the years has centered away from home with Jamal Lewis serving since the bulldozer with regard to 7 effective years until hitting theaters this off-season. Within steps McGahee as well as his cutback capability. Despite just running with regard to 990 yards along with a paltry 6 TD’s final season, McGahee has got the goods to become a smashing success for that Ravens. Look with regard to him in order to easily surpass last year’s totals and also to rake within 10-12 TD’s on the way. Draft with full confidence as your own number two.
16. Edgerrin James(Cardinals)
-Edge had annually to overlook last period as perhaps the league’s most detrimental offensive line opened very small daylight with regard to him to operate through. A type of consistency within Indy, James had to cope with failure for the very first time in their career. 1, 159 back yards and 6 TD’s simply won’t reduce it both for you personally and with regard to James themself. However the actual drafting associated with LT Levi Jones and also the hiring associated with offensive collection genius Russ Grimm is going to do nothing however help Edge possess the year numerous expected whenever he authorized his large deal prior to the 2006 period. Although you should not expect Indy amounts from Wayne, feel confident he can create somewhere like 1, two hundred yards as well as 8-10 TD’s. Good although not great choice.
17. Maurice-Jones Drew(Jaguars)
-this 5-7 dynamo opened up the eyes of numerous around the actual NFL final season because he plowed his method to 941 back yards rushing along with 13 TD’s. A great receiver from the backfield, Jones-Drew additionally supplied fouthy-six receptions. Although he or she still shares the task with James Taylor, search for Jones-Drew to obtain 2 bears to each and every 1 with regard to Taylor. The just problem here’s that we now have indications which third RB Greg Jones will receive a look since the goal-line back that will hurt Jones-Drew’s worth. If that’s the case, draft him like a number 3 back again. If not really, then he or she moves as much as number two status, especially within points/reception leagues where he’ll contribute much more to their fantasy total every week.
18. Deuce McAllister(New orleans saints)
-the Deuce once more will reveal the backfield along with Reggie Rose bush which knocks him right down to borderline quantity 2 standing. Once the sure-fire very first round choose, McAllister continues to be feeling his long ago from reconstructive leg surgery. He or she did nevertheless rush with regard to 10 TD’s final season as well as his thirty receptions had been OK. His wellness is back and do not be scared to write him. Just be sure you have somebody better because your very first option.
nineteen. Cedric Benson(Has)
-it has become time with regard to Benson to exhibit the globe why Chi town made him the amount four general pick in 2005. Along with Thomas Jones becoming dealt in order to Chicago, Benson doesn’t have one before him in order to impede their progress. Question represents abound here for example his inability to stay healthy, bad work routines, and non-existent pass-catching capability. However the person was the monster within college and really should are able to put upward decent amounts in Chicago’s ground-based assault. Draft him or her as your own number 2 but you shouldn’t be surprised in the event that he enables you to down because of all his warning flags.
20. Jones Jones(Aircraft)
-I probably must have ranked him or her higher but there’s nothing about him or her that wows a person. However he’s a good runner who is a great fit because your quantity two RB. After hearing in early stages that he or she was the bust along with Arizona, Jones has come up with a strong career and appears to be a ideal fit for that New You are able to ground online game. Never the TD device, Jones will find it difficult to collect 10 on the floor. However he’ll move the actual pile as well as contribute good receptions to create him viable being an every-week perform. Quietly offers made himself right into a useful dream resource.
twenty one. Brandon Jacobs(Titans)
-with Tiki Barber off to the NBC galleries, the work now belongs for this bruising 3rd year participant. Blessed along with freakish dimension and nimble ft, Jacobs might open numerous eyes this season around the actual league. Already a trusted source with regard to TD’s(9 final season), Jacobs only needs to keep Reuben Droughns about the bench to satisfy his guarantee. Whether that occurs is the main one question which dogs their ranking. Draft him because of the fact he may score TD’s but bear in mind the yardage might not be there.
twenty two. Jamal Lewis(Browns)
-now using the team he or she tormented for a lot of years, Jamal Lewis is seeking to re-establish himself like a top NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE RB. Nevertheless only twenty-eight, there is a lot of tread upon his wheels which ‘s the reason you should not expect an excessive amount of out associated with him. Playing on the bad team for example Cleveland will not help the problem and thus he’s a maximum of a second RB from best. Temper your own expectations nevertheless and he provides you with an truthful effort 7 days in as well as week away.
23. LaMont Jordan(Raiders)
-seemingly about the verge associated with stardom following a decent 12 months in 2005, injuries as well as all-around horrid play through the Raiders destroyed whatever impetus Jordan accumulated throughout the season prior to. With Dominic Rhodes putting your signature on over through Indy, the problem becomes much more muddied with regard to LaMont. However he comes with a respectable amount going with regard to him for example possibly getting the best hands in the RB position and also a decent operating ability. There isn’t any reason he really should not be a starter following a year in which the whole group stunk but this can be a situation you’ll want to keep a watch on. If he or she does obtain the full-time gig, their ranking may soar(particularly in points/reception leagues). However if he’s to time-share along with Rhodes, than he’s a maximum of a quantity 3 back again who a person grab with regard to insurance.
twenty-four. Carnell Williams(Buccaneers)
-an completely dreadful 12 months ruined any kind of momentum Williams experienced after their eye-opening first year season. Faltering to hurry for 1, 000 back yards, the Cadillac sputtered its method to an awkward finish. Things do not look far better in TB because coach Jon Gruden does not have a QB really worth mentioning and also the WR corps is actually this. Thus Williams may still observe 8-man fronts before Buc’s prove they are able to open in the offense. Don’t anticipate much besides the periodic big game from this broken lower vehicle.
twenty five. Marion Barber III(Cowboys)
-in the time-share along with Julius Jones for 2 years right now, Barber indicates that at the minimum, he may score TD’s through the bunch. Tallying fourteen scores final season, Barber had been the uncommon committee RB that could function as your own number two runner. Though mind coach Sort Phillips plans to make use of the exact same rotation because Bill Parcells, search for Barber’s role to improve. If Jones does actually ever obtain traded than this person shoots in the charts just like a rocket. Monitor to determine if Jones is actually dealt. Otherwise, than write him like a number two but more like a number 3.
The Rest(Write as 3rd Back so that as Insurance)
twenty six. Chester Taylor(Vikings)-FALLING
-the creating of first year Adrian Peterson sabotaged any kind of fantasy position Taylor experienced after his a lot more than decent 2006 period. A excellent producer over the board, Taylor demonstrated himself to become a solid starter for a lot of fantasy groups who behaved on their sleeper possible. Yours genuinely drafted him or her in circular 5 as well as after listening to chuckles, ensured he grinned whilst I gathered everyone’s cash. However Taylor’s worth is low because of Peterson’s existence and despite as being a points/reception gem(forty two catches), it truly is in your very best interest to spread this clutter.
27. Julius Jones(Cowboys)
-seemingly about the verge of the breakout following his amazing performance like a rookie in 2004, Jones in no way won more than coach Expenses Parcells and therefore was stuck inside a time-share along with Marion Barber. With goal-line carries likely to Barber, Jones’ worth is that of the third back again. If he or she ever will get traded to some team exactly where he has got the lion’s share from the load, compared to his worth soars. I am a large fan associated with his as well as believe success is right nearby if he is able to just obtain himself worked. Pass for the time being.
28. James Taylor(Jaguars)
-splitting bears with first year Maurice Jones-Drew, Taylor experienced somewhat of the comeback season this past year. However their advancing age(thirty-one) and lack of goal-line function places him within the barely write able class. Draft him or her for insurance coverage.
29. Ahman Green(Texans)
-the fumble-prone Eco-friendly showed he or she still experienced something left this past year as he set up good although not great amounts in Eco-friendly Bay. Since he offers moved away to Houston, Green’s worth will plummet. He will catch the actual ball well and it is ranked greater in points/reception leagues. However he’s injury susceptible, getting older(thirty) and can lose goal-line bears to Ron Dayne. That’s so many negatives in order to ignore. Draft because insurance as he’ll sprinkle inside a good online game once every a month or therefore.
30. Warrick Dunn(Falcons)-FALLING
-one of my personal favorite NFL players(not really fantasy gamers), Dunn is actually showing signs he might lastly be striking the walls. At age 32 it’s surprising this didn’t occur sooner because of the fact he is about the small side and it has played numerous downs 12 months in as well as year away. Expected to get rid of carries in order to second-year guy Jerious Norwood, Dunn will start to slowly fade to the background. Draft him like a number 3 as well as root with regard to him to achieve success. I will certainly do which.
31. DeAngelo Williams(Panthers)-RISING
-in the time-share along with DeShaun Promote, Williams is actually clearly the main one Carolina sooo want to see snatch the work. With a fast burst as well as elusive moves on view field, Williams may be the lighting in order to Foster’s magic. If Williams had been to ever snatch the job on the full-time foundation, than their value may rise. That does not seem such as the plan at this time however therefore expect the modest improve in their overall amounts. Draft with regard to his possible.
32. Kevin Jones(Elephants)-FALLING
-another previous favorite associated with mine, Jones never been in a position to stay wholesome enough to satisfy his once-seemingly unlimited potential. Having of the same quality some hands because any RB within the game, Jones is really a bonus within points/reception leagues. Injuries nevertheless have wiped out his improvement and there isn’t any guarantee he’ll start the growing season on period after much more off-season surgical treatment. The add-on of Tatum Bell additional clouds their outlook. Monitor their progress nevertheless as he comes with great capability when he’s healthy that sadly is really a very uncommon occurrence.
thirty-three. LenDale White(Titans)
-heading to the season, White has got the inside track about the starting gig. However battles together with his weight along with a less compared to exemplary effort used have resulted in much skepticism he can complete the job. White is actually looking increasingly more like the bust and you ought to steer free from this premature waste.
thirty four. DeShaun Foster(Panthers)
-the partner of the actual time-share within Carolina, Foster offers blown numerous chances in the full-time gig through the years. Injuries happen to be the primary culprit also it appears he’ll be simply a platoon player/decent back-up. You do not need that type of player in your team.
thirty-five. Marshawn Lynch(Expenses)
-with Willis McGahee exchanged to Baltimore, the Expenses needed to locate a runner who might make up those lost bears. They believe they discovered their guy in RB Marshawn Lynch from Cal. Even though current plan is perfect for Lynch in order to cede goal-line bears to Anthony Jones, he stands a great chance of having most of the carries if he is able to prove he is able to handle force. Will end up being interesting to determine how Lynch may handle the actual cold environment in Zoysia after playing within the warm environment of Ca. Draft him or her for their potential however don’t anticipate many ratings.
36. Brandon Jackson(Packers)
-the rookie using the best opportunity to be given starter bears, Jackson might be this year’s unpleasant rookie from the year. Along with only sporadic Vernand Morency position in their way, Jackson could be a rookie edition of Edgerrin James on the lesser size. Blessed along with good energy and good speed, look with regard to GB to consider a chance using the kid from the beginning. Draft him because of his enormous upside.
thirty seven. Tatum Bell(Elephants)-FALLING
-brought within from Colorado, it’s never a great sign when you are deemed unworthy within the Land from the Great RB’s. Bell is really a chance-of-pace back again and absolutely nothing more who’ll split bears if/when Kevin Jones returns from damage. Pass.
37. Chris Henry(Titans)
-another rookie that has an opportunity to start through day 1, Henry only needs to pass the actual overweight LenDale White and also the frail Bob Brown to seize the beginning gig. Although I don’t believe it may happen by the actual opener, I think Henry would have been a big the main offense by a minimum of Week 7. Write for their potential.
39. Vernand Morency(Packers)
-keeping the actual seat comfortable for first year Brandon Jackson isn’t something which fantasy proprietors should want to consider. Morency is really a classic journeyman that has very small fantasy worth as he is never proven he might hold lower a beginning gig. Waste of your time here.
forty. Adrian Peterson(Vikings)
-the the majority of skilled rookie in the position starting the period, the existence of Chester Taylor cuts to the fantasy possible of Peterson. Inside a year this person is a high 10, perhaps even best 5 expertise. However search for him to talk about carries along with Taylor for the whole season because of the fact his predecessor continues to be a more-than good player.
41. Reuben Droughns(Titans)-FALLING
-part from the two-headed committee which will replace the actual irreplaceable Tiki Barber. Droughns comes with some expertise as proved by their two 1, 400 backyard seasons within 2004 as well as 2005 however the G-Men intend to use him or her as more of the secondary enhance to Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs will even surely get all of the goal collection carries therefore Droughns truly has hardly any to provide his proprietors.
42. Bob Brown(Titans)
-signed merely a month back to contend with LenDale Whitened and Bob Henry for that starting work in Tn, Brown is seeking to recapture the actual potential he or she showed throughout the first 1 / 2 of the 2005 period when he or she was the actual starter prior to injuries destroyed a possible breakout 12 months. Looks to become third within the pecking order starting the period and accidental injuries further solidified their status because someone you have to avoid completely.
43. Ladell Betts(Redskins
forty-four. Leon Washington(Aircraft)
forty five. Jerious Norwood(Falcons)
fouthy-six. Correll Buckhalter(Eagles)
forty seven. Anthony Thomas(Expenses)
forty eight. Michael Turner(Chargers)
forty-nine. Ricky Williams(Dolphins)
50. Paul Bell(Broncos)
fifty-one. Ron Dayne(Texans)
fifty two. Kenny Irons(Bengals)
53. Dominic Rhodes(Raiders)-FALLING
fifty four. Wali Lundy(Texans)