So what I did here was extrapolate how many fantasy points running backs would have if they started all 16 games. You can see that I did a similar disservice in the previous post with quarterbacks. The asterisks are for players who didn’t have 8 full starts so their numbers are iffier than the others. This table will make you feel crappy if you had Darren McFadden and Fred Jackson so go watch Home Movies instead. You should have it on DVD if you are cool.

Arian Foster would have been the #1 running back if it weren’t for his hamstring and he’s my number one running back going into next season. There will be a ton of debate on where to take Darren McFadden next season and I’m sure he’ll go too high for his risk but I’m sold on his talent so I’ll take his fragileness early.  Of course Michael Bush is too good to sit on the bench and who knows what will be up with him this off season.  Hopefully he’ll go to the Bengals because it is time for Cedric Benson to hit the proverbial and literal bricks.  The Toby Gerhart/Adrian Peterson and Fred Jackson/C.J. Spiller conundrums will be a couple to keep your eye on as well.

So take a look at this and tell me what you think. Or not. It’s a free friggin internet people!

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  1. Gary Bajillion says:

    Aww, Jamaal Charles doesn’t even make the chart. *sob*

    Looks like Shady should be #2 not #3.

    Remember all the people who were hyping Blount?

  2. Randall says:

    I think you may have miscalculated Jahvid Best…he was a top-10 back when he went out.

  3. Doc

    Doc says:

    @Randall: Thanks for catching that.

    @Gary Bajillion: Yep, I missed that he had missed a game and then forgot to change it. Thanks. Yeah, Blount turned into a pumpkin for sure.

  4. jsp2014 says:

    Am I correct in assuming * means you counted only games that player started?

    this is great, btw. thanks.

  5. jsp2014 says:

    oh and PPR would be cool also if you’re running low on post ideas in the off-season!

  6. Doc

    Doc says:

    @jsp2014: Yeah, really depended on the circumstances but a “start” is the main factor.

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