(EDIT: Here are the most up to date rankings –>  Auction Values, Tiers and Cheat Sheet for PPR – http://su.pr/A17UuB NonPPR – http://su.pr/9DEgIM)

 

These rankings for the 2011 Running Backs will be updated as news presents itself like a ghostly apparition in the night.

Rank Player Ru TDs Ru Yds Re TDs Re Yds Recpt Fumb Points
1 Arian Foster HOU 11 1400 2 550 60 3 267
2 Adrian L. Peterson MIN 14 1400 2 350 35 3 265
3 Jamaal Charles KC 10 1400 2 450 45 4 249
4 Ray Rice BAL 9 1300 2 500 55 4 238
5 Rashard Mendenhall PIT 11 1350 1 300 35 3 231
6 Chris D. Johnson TEN 10 1300 2 325 37 4 226.5
7 Darren McFadden OAK 8 1250 2 450 45 6 218
8 LeSean McCoy PHI 7 1100 2 550 70 2 215
9 Matt Forte CHI 6 1200 2 500 50 3 212
10 Frank Gore SF 7 1250 2 400 40 4 211
11 Michael Turner ATL 12 1300 0 125 20 3 208.5
12 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 8 1200 2 300 30 4 202
13 Steven Jackson STL 7 1200 1 350 40 4 195
14 Peyton Hillis CLE 8 1100 1 350 45 4 191
15 Jahvid Best DET 6 975 2 475 50 3 187
16 Shonn Greene NYJ 9 1300 0 100 15 5 184
17 LeGarrette Blount TB 10 1200 0 75 10 3 181.5
18 Felix Jones DAL 6 1050 1 400 45 3 181
19 Mark Ingram NO 9 1150 1 100 15 4 177
20 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 6 1100 1 300 45 3 176
21 DeAngelo Williams CAR 6 1050 1 225 30 3 163.5
22 Ryan Grant GB 7 1050 1 150 20 3 162
23 Knowshon Moreno DEN 5 925 1 350 35 3 157.5
24 Ryan Mathews SD 6 975 1 250 35 5 154.5
25 Marshawn Lynch SEA 6 950 1 200 15 3 151
26 Fred Jackson BUF 6 950 1 225 30 5 149.5
27 Beanie Wells ARI 6 1000 0 150 25 3 145
28 Cedric Benson CIN 7 975 0 125 25 4 144
29 Mike Tolbert SD 7 800 1 175 30 4 137.5
30 Joseph Addai IND 4 700 1 375 50 3 131.5
31 Daniel Thomas MIA 6 925 1 50 10 5 129.5
32 Reggie Bush MIA 3 650 2 350 35 1 128
33 Brandon Jacobs NYG 7 825 0 50 10 4 121.5
34 Jonathan Stewart CAR 6 775 0 100 10 3 117.5
35 Tim Hightower WAS 4 600 1 275 30 2 113.5
36 Willis McGahee DEN 6 625 0 150 20 1 111.5
37 Stevan Ridley NE 5 675 0 170 20 2 110.5
38 James Starks GB 4 550 1 250 25 2 106
39 C.J. Spiller BUF 2 425 2 375 40 3 98
40 BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE 5 650 0 50 7 2 96
41 Pierre Thomas NO 2 550 1 250 30 2 94
42 Michael Bush OAK 5 550 0 125 20 2 93.5
43 Rashad Jennings JAC 5 575 0 100 15 2 93.5
44 Roy Helu WAS 4 650 0 100 15 3 93
45 Delone Carter IND 5 550 0 50 9 1 88
46 Leon Washington SEA 2 375 1 325 30 1 86
47 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ 2 400 1 300 35 2 84
48 Tashard Choice DAL 4 500 0 100 15 1 82
49 Darren Sproles NO 2 275 2 300 20 1 79.5
50 Javon Ringer TEN 3 450 1 125 20 1 79.5
51 Bernard Scott CIN 1 450 1 225 30 1 77.5
52 Shane Vereen NE 2 450 0 200 25 2 73
53 Thomas Jones KC 4 450 0 75 10 2 72.5
54 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL 2 300 2 200 30 1 72
55 LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI 1 225 1 350 25 0 69.5
56 Jason Snelling ATL 3 300 1 150 20 1 67
57 Justin Forsett SEA 2 350 1 175 20 2 66.5
58 Demarco Murray DAL 2 300 1 200 30 1 66
59 Danny Woodhead NE 1 250 1 300 35 1 65
60 Montario Hardesty CLE 2 425 0 150 20 3 63.5
61 Ronnie Brown MIA 3 250 1 100 15 0 59
62 Marion Barber DAL 4 300 0 50 7 1 57
63 Ryan Torain WAS 2 400 0 50 15 2 53
64 Evan Royster WAS 2 375 0 50 10 1 52.5
65 Toby Gerhart MIN 3 350 0 0 0 2 49
66 Jerome Harrison PHI 2 225 0 125 20 1 45
67 Kendall Hunter SF 1 150 1 175 25 0 44.5
68 Anthony Dixon SF 2 300 0 25 5 1 42.5
69 Ricky Williams BAL 2 200 0 100 20 1 40
70 Donald Brown IND 2 200 0 75 10 0 39.5
71 Mike Goodson CAR 1 150 1 125 20 1 37.5
72 LeíRon McClain KC 2 200 0 75 15 1 37.5
73 Bilal Powell NYJ 1 200 1 50 7 1 35
74 Dexter McCluster KC 1 100 1 150 30 2 33
75 Chris Ivory NO 2 150 0 25 5 0 29.5
76 Joe McKnight NYJ 1 125 0 150 0 2 29.5
77 Isaac Redman PIT 1 150 1 50 7 2 28
78 Derrick Ward HOU 1 150 0 75 10 1 26.5
79 Correll Buckhalter DEN 0 100 1 100 15 1 24
80 Taiwan Jones OAK 0 100 1 100 10 1 24
81 Ben Tate HOU 1 150 0 50 7 1 24
82 John Kuhn GB 1 200 0 0 0 1 24
83 Dion Lewis PHI 1 200 0 0 0 1 24
84 Deji Karim JAC 1 150 0 25 5 1 21.5
85 Maurice Morris DET 0 100 0 75 12 1 15.5
86 Jalen Parmele BAL 0 75 0 0 0 1 5.5
87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

  1. Blaraldo P. Mander says:
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    I love me some Ray Rice this year. He’s actually a first round sleeper because his TD’s were down this year. I play in a 12 team league and am hoping to get him with the #7 pick.

    I also love Mendenhall (in the late 1st), DeAngelo Williams (2nd or 3rd assuming he signs with Denver), Shon Greene (4th), and Jonathan Stewart (4th round). Lots of solid RB2’s to be had in the 3rd & 4th rounds this year.

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    in my keeper money league i own both c johnson and charles its ppr also,now the trick is getting my wr,s set

  3. Jim Beam says:
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    Doc, do you see this year’s draft having more solid RB2s or WR2s? In other words, do I need to make sure I get a quality RB1 (because there’s a plethora of solid WR2s to be had) or do I make sure I snatch a WR1 first?

  4. Dakota says:
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    My quick back of the napkin math tells me that both second tiers are fairly flat, but that a big drop-off occurs right around #24.

    Mike Williams (TB) to Austin Collie seems to be a pretty insignificant drop off.

    Matt Forte to Ryan Grant strikes me as slightly more significant, though I think the rumors of Ryan Grant’s demise are greatly overstated. Having an early pick this year seems to be more helpful than normal because every QB or TE taken in the first four rounds means you can get a significantly better player than those drafting right behind you in the fifth (I’m looking at you picks 6-12).

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Jim Beam: It’s tough to say because I like certain players depending on value and where i can get them. The free agency frenzy will change the landscape some and then I’ll start working on some posts like what you are talking about. It should be fun!

  6. Johnyy Wonder says:
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    Despite the lockout, I’ve been mocking and drafting all summer. The more I look at the RB position, the more I’m convinced that there is a massive drop-off after MJD (around the RB12 spot), and that barring an extremely unusual roster/format, grabbing at least one of the top 12 RBs is a must. Your tiering system doesn’t necessarily reflect that view, but it would be interesting to come up with a way to reflect when there is a hard barrier to a tier, as opposed to when there’s really only a slight drop to the next group of guys. By the way, I have the same top 12, even if my order is slightly different.

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