Commish: Fantasy Football’s Top 25 RBs

By: Justin Pawlowski - on twitter: @CommishOnline
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TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Running back Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes upfield in the 4th quarter against the New Orleans Saints September 15, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Saints won 16 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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A few years ago, it was imperative for you to draft your running backs early. We might be nearing that strategy again.

With the depth at wide receiver and quarterback being good, most are turning their attention to grabbing their running backs early and addressing the deeper positions later in their drafts.

For me, I don’t just look at a running back’s talent when deciding who to select. I take offensive line and style of offense into play as well. Obviously, a power offense is attractive for drafting a running back, but an opened up passing attack can be good for a running back as well.

While I would recommend grabbing a safe running back early for your team, but don’t shy away from rookie running backs later as well. The last two years have produced Doug Martin (2012) and Eddie Lacy (2013), who both exploded as rookies. Bishop Sankey could end up as an attractive option for Ken Whisenhunt in Tennessee.

Here are my top 25 RBs in Fantasy Football for 2014:

1. Lesean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles

2. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs

3. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings

4. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears

5. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers

6. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys

7. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos

8. Alfred Morris – Washington Redskins

9. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks

10. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers

11. Zac Stacy – St. Louis Rams

12. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals

13. Andre Ellington – Arizona Cardinals

14. CJ Spiller – Buffalo Bills

15. Toby Gerhart – Jacksonville Jaguars

16. Arian Foster – Houston Texans

17. Ryan Mathews – San Diego Chargers

18. Bishop Sankey – Tennessee Titans

19. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20. Shane Vereen – New England Patriots

21. Reggie Bush – Detroit Lions

22. Trent Richardson – Indianapolis Colts

23. Chris Johnson – New York Jets

24. Frank Gore – San Francisco 49ers

25. Rashad Jennings – New York Giants

 

Sleepers: Andre Williams (NYG), Davonte Freeman (ATL), Terrance West (CLE)

 

Check out my top 25 WRs

Check out my top 10 QBs

 

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