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2010 NFL Fantasy Football Preview: Running Backs

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The next installment of the 2010 Koko fantasy rankings are the RBs. These projections are intended to establish the baseline minimum accuracy as the most reasonably naive predictions. The general explanation of the system along  can be found in the 2009 QB post. Details on how RBs are projected can be found in the 2009 RB post.

I tried to remove guys who are injured for the year or who have retired, but I may have missed someone. If you find one, just remember the classic line from Major League when Coach Lou Brown was given the list of players from the management. "This guy here is dead." "Well scratch him off then!"

Rank Player RYds/G RTDs/G ReYds/G ReTDs/G Fum/G Pts/G Proj Pts
1 Chris Johnson 97 0.7 26 0.5 0.10 13.1 182.9
2 Ray Rice 76 0.5 33 0.8 0.10 12.6 176.9
3 Maurice Jones-Drew 77 0.7 21 0.5 0.09 11.7 164.2
4 Steve Slaton 53 0.4 29 0.8 0.16 10.9 152.4
5 Frank Gore 74 0.6 24 0.4 0.12 10.8 151.6
6 DeAngelo Williams 77 0.5 18 0.5 0.11 10.6 147.7
7 Joseph Addai 61 0.6 20 0.5 0.08 10.4 146.0
8 Tim Hightower 52 0.5 23 0.6 0.12 10.2 142.1
9 Steven Jackson 81 0.4 20 0.5 0.09 10.0 140.3
10 Kevin Smith 62 0.4 26 0.6 0.11 9.9 138.6
11 Ronnie Brown 70 0.7 13 0.3 0.09 9.7 136.0
12 Fred Jackson 67 0.3 21 0.6 0.10 9.4 131.3
13 Ryan Grant 73 0.6 14 0.3 0.08 9.3 130.8
14 Jamaal Charles 71 0.5 19 0.3 0.09 9.2 129.1
15 Ricky Williams 69 0.6 17 0.3 0.11 9.2 128.9
16 Matt Forte 63 0.4 24 0.5 0.13 9.2 128.8
17 Rashard Mendenhall 68 0.5 16 0.4 0.10 9.1 127.1
18 Thomas Jones 78 0.7 9 0.1 0.09 9.1 127.1
19 Pierre Thomas 62 0.5 20 0.4 0.10 9.0 126.2
20 LaDainian Tomlinson 60 0.7 13 0.3 0.10 9.0 125.5
21 Reggie Bush 47 0.4 21 0.5 0.10 8.9 124.0
22 Michael Turner 73 0.7 9 0.1 0.13 8.7 122.0
23 Darren Sproles 44 0.3 25 0.6 0.08 8.7 121.9
24 Marion Barber 65 0.5 16 0.3 0.09 8.6 120.2
25 Jerome Harrison 64 0.4 16 0.4 0.10 8.6 120.0
26 Cedric Benson 82 0.5 12 0.2 0.09 8.6 119.8
27 Jonathan Stewart 69 0.6 12 0.2 0.10 8.5 119.1
28 Jason Snelling 55 0.4 18 0.4 0.10 8.3 116.8
29 Knowshon Moreno 63 0.5 15 0.3 0.11 8.2 115.4
30 Arian Foster 55 0.5 16 0.3 0.10 8.2 114.9
31 LeSean McCoy 53 0.4 18 0.4 0.09 7.9 110.2
32 Justin Forsett 53 0.4 20 0.4 0.10 7.7 108.4
33 Brian Westbrook 50 0.3 20 0.4 0.08 7.6 107.1
34 Chester Taylor 44 0.3 21 0.5 0.09 7.6 106.6
35 Ahmad Bradshaw 59 0.5 15 0.2 0.10 7.6 106.5
36 Willis McGahee 50 0.6 10 0.2 0.08 7.6 105.9
37 Carnell Williams 59 0.4 15 0.3 0.08 7.5 105.6
38 Ladell Betts 44 0.3 17 0.4 0.08 7.5 104.4
39 Julius Jones 57 0.3 17 0.3 0.08 7.5 104.3
40 Laurence Maroney 59 0.5 11 0.2 0.11 7.4 103.6
41 Kevin Faulk 44 0.3 19 0.4 0.08 7.3 101.8
42 Sammy Morris 47 0.3 16 0.4 0.10 7.2 100.8
43 Darren McFadden 48 0.3 19 0.4 0.13 7.1 99.7
44 Fred Taylor 56 0.6 8 0.1 0.10 7.1 99.6
45 Brandon Jacobs 61 0.4 14 0.2 0.09 7.1 99.5