Fantasy Football Rankings Update|Redraft Running Backs

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:  Running back Arian Fost...
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The NFL Preseason is underway and with that it is time for another Fantasy Football Rankings update. First stop is the Running Back rankings for redraft leagues. Injuries are causing some movement to the running back rankings. When some fall, some rise. Let’s have a look at a couple on the rise…

Arian Foster (#42 to #26): While  Foster was expected to be the lead back in the Texans backfield in 2010, it was expected to be a little more of a muddled mess. With Ben Tate’s ankle injury needing surgery, there is one less back to take carries. Steve Slaton will see his stock rise a little as well, but he should not be much of a threat to steal the lead role from Foster. Fumbling issues have been a concern and dropping another one on the goal line does not play a pretty picture.

Foster’s ADP is around 9.04 right now, but you can be certain that is going to shoot up. Not rock star like, but Foster will make a decent second back that people will take in the 4th or 5th round.

C.J. Spiller(#36 to #27): All of a sudden the running back situation in Buffalo has taken shape, at least for the rest of the preseason and maybe into the regular season. Injuries to Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch have shot Spiller up to the #1 back role in Buffalo. At least for the time being. He will certainly get his shot with carries in the rest of the preseason.

His ADP is currently at pick 7.08. Some owners were already picking Spiller higher than they should, but you can see him continue to go higher, especially if his play warrants it and there is a possibility of keeping the #1 or #2 job.

Here are the Top Five of our Top 50 Redraft Running Back rankings with Average Draft Position. Highest they were picked in mock drafts as well as the latest they went.

Rank Player Bye ADP HIGH LOW
1 Chris Johnson, TEN 9 1.01 1.01 1.06
2 Adrian Peterson, MIN 4 1.02 1.01 1.06
3 Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC 9 1.03 1.01 1.07
4 Ray Rice, BAL 8 1.04 1.01 1.08
5 Frank Gore, SF 9 1.06 1.02 1.12
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