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Top Running Back (RB) NFL Fantasy Football Rankings – 8/ 7/ 2013

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Some may point to Lamar Miller’s fumble during the Dolphins opening preseason game (was awarded to Ryan Tannehill in the box score, but that fumble was clearly on Miller) against the Cowboys to believe the sky is falling, not to mention his odds of winning the Dolphins starting job.

While we shouldn’t expect Coach Joe Philbin to be as liberal as Coach Andy Reid was with Bryce Brown over these issues last year, Miller hasn’t proven to be a problem player in this area of his game during his career in college or in Miami.

I love Miller’s game and when you couple it to Miami’s zone-blocking scheme. A cut back runner, Miller has established himself ahead of the rest of the pack on the depth chart and is ready for a breakout season.
Perhaps some will remember the fumble but I hope you also keep in mind his two carries that both went for 10 or more yards.

The second year tailback has the physic of a starter and I believe he’s ready to carry the load as a close to 300 touch runner. Miami would be wise to lean on the running game once again, as Tannehill is still a young quarterback and is still establishing chemistry with his new pass-catchers in Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller and Brandon Gibson.

As we head into the 4th round of 10-team drafts, options like Miller, David Wilson, Darren McFadden and even DeMarco Murray should be on the board for fantasy owners to consider. Of those names, I like Miller first, mainly because Wilson will be in a full-blown committee with Andre Brown (assuming Brown stays healthy) and McFadden and Murray will go down with injuries at some point.

Expect big things from Miller in 2013, and while he may not finish as a RB1 producer, don’t be surprised if he finishes in the top 12 to 15 backs in your league.

2013 Fantasy Position Rankings: QB | RB |WR | TE | K | D/ST | Top 200

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1

Adrian Peterson, MIN

2

Doug Martin, TB

3

Jamaal Charles, KC

4

Arian Foster, HOU (I)

5

LeSean McCoy, PHI

6

Ray Rice, BAL

7

C.J. Spiller, BUF

8

Trent Richardson, CLE

9

Alfred Morris, WAS

10

Marshawn Lynch, SEA

11

Matt Forte, CHI

12

Stevan Ridley, NE

13

Steven Jackson, ATL

14

Chris Johnson, TEN

15

Reggie Bush, DET

16

Frank Gore, SF

17

Lamar Miller, MIA

18

DeMarco Murray, DAL

19

David Wilson, NYG

20

Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX (I)

21

Le’Veon Bell, PIT

22

Ronnie Hillman, DEN

23

Darren McFadden, OAK

24

Shane Vereen, NE

25

Chris Ivory, NYJ

26

Ahmad Bradshaw, IND

27

Darren Sproles, NO

28

Giovani Bernard, CIN

29

Eddie Lacy, GB (I)

30

DeAngelo Williams, CAR

31

Ryan Mathews, SD

32

Daryl Richardson, STL

33

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN

34

Andre Brown, NYG

35

Rashard Mendenhall, ARI

36

Montee Ball, DEN

37

Johnathan Franklin, GB

38

Bilal Powell, NYJ

39

Joique Bell, DET

40

Ben Tate, HOU

41

Vick Ballard, IND

42

Pierre Thomas, NO

43

Danny Woodhead, SD

44

Justin Forsett, JAX

45

Bernard Pierce, BAL

46

Kendall Hunter, SF (I)

47

Christine Michael, SEA

48

Bryce Brown, PHI

49

Fred Jackson, BUF

50

Lance Dunbar, DAL

51

LeGarrette Blount, NE

52

Jonathan Stewart, CAR (I)

53

Mark Ingram, NO

54

Zac Stacy, STL

55

Robert Turbin, SEA

56

LaMichael James, SF

57

Isaiah Pead, STL

58

Chris Polk, PHI

59

Jonathan Dwyer, PIT

60

Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL

61

Marcel Reece, OAK

62

Daniel Thomas, MIA

63

Mikel Leshoure, DET

64

Ryan Williams, ARZ (I)

65

Shonn Greene, TEN

66

Michael Bush, CHI

67

Shaun Draughn, KC

68

Isaac Redman, PIT

69

Roy Helu, WAS

70

Knowshon Moreno, DEN

71

Willis McGahee, FA

72

Montario Hardesty, CLE

73

Mike Gillislee, MIA

74

Joseph Randle, DAL

75

Rashad Jennings, OAK

76

Brandon Bolden, NE

77

Toby Gerhart, MIN

78

Mike Goodson, NYJ

79

Michael Turner, FA

80

Beanie Wells, FA

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