If you hated my April fantasy QB rankings, then you'll probably hate my April fantasy RB rankings. Once again you'll notice that there are several players ranked where other people would never rank them.
I truly believe that the fantasy football media (if you want to call it that) is guilty of spending too much time in an "echo chamber" of predictions. So many people are saying the same thing, over and over and over, and before you know it the prevailing wisdom is set and you're an idiot if you don't think Lamont Jordan is a top ten fantasy RB. Uh-huh. I think blogs like this are critical in breaking up that thinking and introducing new ways of looking at fantasy football.
So with that somewhat self-righteous introduction, I give you the April RB rankings.
|Nothing else to say.
|Gets little press considering how good he is.
|Rushed for 1087 yds WITH Rhodes. Now he's the man.
|Should pick up where he left off before the injury.
|Seriously? Seriously! A settled QB situation could move him up the list though.
|He's able to dominate a game by himself.
|Still a slight injury risk, but no reason he can't repeat last year.
|No reason to expect anything different this year.
|His new head coach just spent five years coaching LaDainian Tomlinson.
|All the weapons (hopefully not those types of weapons) are back in Cincy.
|He's the only guy in the backfield and the Pats will give him the work.
|With Deuce taking his share of carries, there's only so much this guy can do.
|Improvement over last season, but some o-line upgrades would help more.
|With an offense designed around the run, there are more touches for McGahee.
|Needs to have a decent QB (no, not Tavaris Jackson) to keep defenses honest.
|Right now it looks like he'll lose carries to Betts.
|Anybody can run for 1000 yds in Denver, right?
|Finally has the opportunity to shine -- averaged 4.1 yds/carry last season.
|It's not clear how much of a role Norwood will play in the offense.
|Should still rush for 1000 yds even with Bush in the backfield.
|Needs to turn it up this season or risks being labelled a bust.
|This isn't the Ravens' offensive line.
|My friend the Giants fan says he's going to dominate behind the NY line, but I'm not sure.
|Ran for 1146 yds in 15 games, and just signed for another 3 years.
|Only three 100 yds games all season. And Barber seems to be getting better.