With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 7 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson is averaging 111.2 total yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game. He should run wild on the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 123.3 yards per game and five rushing touchdowns.
2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles continues to shine. He’s averaging 129.2 total yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game. This week he faces the Houston Texans. They have allowed 121.5 rushing yards per game.
3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 114.3 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. His success should continue against the Washington Redskins. They have struggled to stop both the run and the pass. The Skins have allowed 123.4 yards per game on the ground.
4. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 145.2 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. The Dallas Cowboys will struggle to contain him no matter who is in at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
5. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 110.2 total yards and a touchdown per game. The Arizona Cardinals have been tough against the run, but Beast Mode should be on display in the desert.
6. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos
Knowshon Moreno is averaging 93.7 yards and 1.2 touchdowns. Peyton Manning is so good in the red zone that Moreno is almost an afterthought. This week the Indianapolis Colts have to deal with that problem.
7. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Arian Foster is averaging 119 total yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He is facing the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. They have allowed 116.7 rushing yards per game at 5.1 yards per carry.
8. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush is averaging 127.4 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Even if the Cincinnati Bengals slow him in the running game, he’s a major threat in the passing game.
9. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Frank Gore is averaging 88.8 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. The San Francisco 49ers’ power running will be tough on the Tennessee Titans. They are allowing 111.2 yards per game.
10. DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
DeAngelo Williams is averaging 97.6 total yards per game. He hasn’t broken loose for a touchdown, but that could change this week against the St. Louis Rams. They have allowed 130.5 yards and a touchdown per game.
11. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy has run for 219 yards in his past two games. Aaron Rodgers will keep the Cleveland Browns honest. They have allowed eight rushing touchdowns this year.
12. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris is averaging 79.8 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, along with a 5.2 yards-per-carry average. He’s facing the Chicago Bears. They have allowed 102 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game on the ground.
13. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin is averaging 93.6 total yards but has scored just one touchdown. He’ll be heavily involved against the Atlanta Falcons.
14. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice is averaging just 56.8 total yards per game, but he does have three touchdowns. He’s a borderline RB1, even against the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. They have allowed 114.8 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game on the ground.
15. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 70 total yards and a touchdown through two games. He will be introduced to the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry.
16. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
C.J. Spiller is averaging 65.2 total yards per game as he continues to operate in a running back committee with Fred Jackson. He’s RB2 material against the Miami Dolphins.
17. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts
Trent Richardson continues to get acclimated to the Colts offense. He’s facing the Denver Broncos in a battle of the Colts’ last two franchise quarterbacks. Denver only allows 69.8 rushing yards per game, but it has allowed six rushing scores. That’s where T-Rich makes his mark this week.
18. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller is averaging 46.4 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He should improve on those numbers against the Buffalo Bills. They have allowed 124.2 yards per game.
19. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Bump Steven Jackson up a few notches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if his hamstring is not longer an issue. Injuries have taken a toll on the Falcons’ passing game, which could lead to more action for S-Jax in his return from his own injury.
20. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew has reached 70 yards rushing in his past two games. He should continue to get on track as he faces the San Diego Chargers this week.
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