2007 Running Back Rankings
|The Young Elite - Limited experience, but proven. Clear #1's in fantasy and real life. Likely to play at high level for next 4 years.
|The Old Elite - Clear cut #1 fantasy starters that are still young, but may not have 4 years left in the tank.
|Prime Keepers - Young enough and good enough to start for your fantasy team for as long as you're allowed to keep them.
Peterson, Adrian (MIN)
Young Up-And-Comers - High upside players for next year that will also help this year (except for Turner). These guys, along with Group 7, are the future of your franchise, and you should look here when building long-term.
|This Year Only - ...because they're old. Maybe one more year for some, but they shouldn't be in your long-term plans.
|This Year Only 2 - ...because they're losing their job to someone younger and better. Worth a flier if you think they may move teams next year.
Next Year Only -
Potential studs for 2008. High upside, but value this year is limited.
|Desperation Picks - Potential
"Starters" that don't deserve to be. Have experience, but never really did anything. Betts could be valuable if Portis has more injury problems.
Peterson, Adrian (CHI)
| Backups - These are conventional backups that probably aren't going to seriously challenge the starter, but will still see carries. Ron Dayne could get a couple starts...
But, if you're starting two RBs, you shouldn't have any of these guys on your roster at all.
|2nd or 3rd Stringers - Without much chance of getting playing time barring injuries. Even then, you don't want to start these guys unless you also have injury problems.
|Scrubs! - If you're thinking of taking one of these guys, and you're not related to him, then don't do it! Take a backup TE or something...