Dr. Roto's Exclusive Rankings
QB: 1-20 | 21-40
RB PPR: 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60
WR PPR: 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75
TE PPR: 1-20
ROTO VISIONARY RANKINGS
1) Jamaal Charles - 328 points
I know that my projected total points tell me Charles is the best RB on the board but I am torn between him and McCoy. It’s a close call and a no lsoe situation.
3) Adrian Peterson - 307 points
I will take him "All Day" in my lineup. My only hesitation is that if the QB play does not improve, he could see eight man fronts for another season.
4) Matt Forte - 298 points
He is a monster in a PPR format. He showed last year that he can be a goal line back too.
5) Le'Veon Bell - 297 points
He shall be Le’Veon and he shall be a good RB (and most likely on my team).
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell
6) Giovani Bernard - 290 points
Just look at the numbers! I might actually have him ranked too low. He is going in the second round in most drafts and I think he is a rock solid first round pick.
7) DeMarco Murray - 280 points
I am not sure if he can stay healthy for 16 games, but when he plays, he is darn good.
8) Eddie Lacy - 275 points
His TD scoring potential makes him a touch higher than this, especially in standard formats. I love the fact that the Packers commit to the run regardless of their opponent.
9) Montee Ball - 263 points
Something tells me that I might have him a bit low here. Peyton Manning makes every RB look better. My biggest question is whether or not Ball can block well enough to stay on the field. The only way to beat the Broncos is to pressure Peyton, so Ball better be up to the task.
10) Andre Ellington - 256 points
If Bruce Arians is willing to give him the touches, I am willing to move him into my top ten.
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington
11) Toby Gerhart - 253 points
Are you shocked? You shouldn’t be. Gerhart will get 300 touches and is a true three-down back. I think he is the biggest surprise in Fantasy Football this season.
12) Arian Foster - 249 points
I can promise you that Foster will not be on any of my teams this year, but he does merit consideration at this point. I don’t trust him completely and if I don’t trust a player then I don’t draft a player.
13) Marshawn Lynch - 244 points
My first round Bust pick of 2014! He’s unhappy with his contract; the team loves his backup (Christine Michael); he plays a tough schedule, and he is getting a bit worn down. All these things add up to potential bust.
14) Doug Martin - 242 points
Here is yet another guy I am staying away from. New OC Jeff Tedford wants to get multiple RBs involved, plus there is a new QB who has to learn a new system. Additionally, if the team was sold on Martin, why draft rookie RB Charles Sims? There are way too many concerns for me to feel good about drafting him.
15) C.J. Spiller - 240 points
One year Spiller will turn out to be a monster RB and live up to his potential. Is 2014 the year? I have my doubts.
16) Alfred Morris - 230 points
Supremely underrated. Everyone is talking about RGIII and the passing game and no one is talking about the Redskins’ running game. I think Morris is a lock for 1,200 yards and 10 TDs. He is even better in a standard format.
17) Zac Stacy - 228 points
I really want to like Zac Stacy, but I worry about his workload. He did his best last year in games where he had 20+ carries. Too many carries in the NFL give a player a very short life span. I think you can ride Stacy this year, but not long term.
18) Reggie Bush - 227 points
He is the perfect RB2 in any PPR league. His ability to run and catch is truly unique. People will worry about Joique Bell, but I think there is room enough for both to shine.
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush
19) Shane Vereen - 225 points
Vereen was fantastic when TE Rob Gronkowski was out last year. He is a PPR dynamo, getting close to double-digit targets in most games. True, he loses some goal line carries, but he is still a top notch RB2 in PPR leagues.
20) Ryan Mathews - 220 points
Mathews finally showed his ability last year when he stayed healthy for the first time in his NFL career. I am not sure he can do it two years in a row, and I am also worried that the team signed Donald Brown in the offseason. The Chargers are committed to the running game, but it looks like all their RBs (Danny Woodhead included) will share the workload.