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This is the second part in a full-week feature of Fantasy Football rankings. We have gone over the top quarterbacks, and we’ll now continue with the running-backs. We still have the wide receivers, tight ends, kickers, and defenses, left on tap for the rest of the week. We will also be including our “sleeper”, “busts” , “break-out”, and our “best overall value” picks for you in your fantasy draft. Today, we will be covering the runningbacks for your 2006-07 NFL season. This is a top list for who we think will perform the best, fantasy wise, in the upcoming football season.

1. Shaun Alexander (Seattle Seahawks)

2. Larry Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs)

3. Ladanian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers)

4. Tiki Barber (New York Giants)

5. Edgerrin James (Arizona Cardinals)

6. Ronnie Brown (Miami Dolphins)

7. Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams)

8. Rudi Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals)

9. Brian Westbrook (Philadelphia Eagles)

10. Clinton Portis (Washington Redskins) *INJ*

11. Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12. Lamont Jordan (Oakland Raiders

13. Julius Jones (Dallas Cowboys)

14. Willis McGahee (Buffalo Bills)

15. Dominack Davis (Houston Texans)

16. Willie Parker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

17. Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints)

18. Jamal Lewis (Baltimore Ravens)

19. DeShaun Foster (Carolina Panthers)

20. Corey Dillon (New England Patriots)

21. Warrick Dunn (Atlanta Falcons)

22. Reuben Droughns (Cleveland Browns)

23. Chester Taylor (Minnesota Vikings)

24. Ahman Green (Green Bay Packers)

25. Kevin Jones (Detroit Lions)

26. Mike Bell (Denver Broncos)

27. Frank Gore (San Francisco 49’ers)

28. Thomas Jones (Chicago Bears)

29. Chris Brown (Tennessee Titans)

30. Greg Jones (Jacksonville Jaguars)

31. Cedric Houston (New York Jets)

32. Kevan Barlow (San Francisco 49’ers)

33. Dominic Rhodes (Indianapolis Colts)

34. Chris Perry (Cincinnati Bengals)

35. Marion Barber (Dallas Cowboys)

36. Deuce McAllister (New Orleans Saints)

37. Fred Taylor (Jacksonville Jaguars)

38. Cedric Benson (Chicago Bears)

39. Brandon Jacobs (New York Giants)

40. Samkon Gado (Green Bay Packers)

41. T.J. Duckett (Atlanta Falcons)

42. Laurence Maroney (New England Patriots)

43. Joseph Addai (Indianapolis Colts)

44. Michael Pittman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

45. Tatum Bell (Denver Broncos)

46. Ryan Moats (Philadelphia Eagles)

47. DeAngelo Williams (Carolina Panthers)

48. Mike Anderson (Baltimore Ravens)

49. Ron Dayne (Denver Broncos)

50. Najeh Davenport (Green Bay Packers)

Sleepers: Lamont Jordan, Deuce McAllister, Michael Pittman

(Coming off a disappointing season, I expect Jordan to bounce back and have a strong year with a new QB and new coach. McAllister was a Pro-Bowl running back before last year’s injury; Bush isn’t going to get every single carry for the Saints, so I wouldn’t overlook McAllister. Pittman is going to see some time in Tampa, especially if the Cadillac breaks down, which many people expect just might happen.)

Busts: Brian Westbrook, Mike Bell, & Cedric Benson

(I could be wrong about Westbrook, but I’m not sold on the Eagles, or Westbrook’s health being 100%. It’s a nice story for Mike Bell in becoming named the #1 RB, but let’s get real. It’s still August and Tatum Bell is still going to get his carries. When has Cedric Benson not been a bust for fantasy owners?)

Best Values: Rudi Johnson & Steven Jackson

(Johnson has quietly put up back to back years of at least 1,400 yards and 12 TD’s. This guy is definitely underrated, and will only improve as his team improves. Entering his third year in the league, this is going to be a big year for Jackson. With Marshall Faulk completely out of the picture at this point, this will be Jackson’s season.)

Break-Out Year: Ronnie Brown

(Ronnie Brown was impressive when given the ball last year for the Dolphins. With Ricky Williams out of the picture entirely, Brown will be the featured back in the offense for Nick Saban and company. With a legit QB in Culpepper, the Dolphins will be for real, so will Brown.)

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Source by Brian Kevin Williams

2006-07 NFL Fantasy Running Back Ratings