Week 3 Rankings: Running Back

Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | D

Note: The following list comprises the top 40 running back rankings for Week 3 of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 40 composite ranking of the four Yahoo! experts, with the remaining running backs that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list. For comparison’s sake, the last column is the aggregated Week 3 rankings from 30 of the top fantasy football analysts outside of Yahoo!, compiled by Fantasy Football Crystal Ball.

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Week 3 Running Back Rankings 
    
Brandon
Funston
 
Andy
Behrens
 
Brad
Evans
 
Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking

Web Experts'
Average
Ray Rice(notes) 4 1 1 1 1 1
Adrian Peterson 1 2 2 3 2 2
Rashard Mendenhall(notes) 2 3 3 2 3 4
Maurice Jones-Drew(notes) 3 4 5 6 4 5
Chris Johnson 7 6 4 4 5 6
LeSean McCoy(notes) 6 5 6 5 6 3
Michael Turner(notes) 5 7 7 7 7 7
Peyton Hillis(notes) 10 8 9 8 8 11
Ben Tate(notes) 9 10 8 10 9 13
Matt Forte(notes) 11 9 13 9 10 9
Ryan Mathews(notes) 8 11 16 12 11 14
Darren McFadden(notes) 12 12 13 11 12 8
Ahmad Bradshaw(notes) 15 13 10 15 13 15
Fred Jackson(notes) 14 20 12 13 14 18
BenJarvus Green-Ellis(notes) 19 14 11 17 15 21
Frank Gore(notes) 16 15 22 14 16 12
Jahvid Best(notes) 13 16 23 16 17 10
Mike Tolbert(notes) 18 18 18 18 18 20
Shonn Greene(notes) 21 19 17 21 19 19
LeGarrette Blount(notes) 20 21 20 19 20 17
Tim Hightower(notes) 22 23 21 20 21 22
Mark Ingram(notes) 17 25 30 22 22 27
Felix Jones(notes) 23 27 16 29 23 28
Cedric Benson(notes) 26 22 24 23 23 23
Daniel Thomas(notes) 24 29 19 27 25 25
Beanie Wells(notes) 29 17 26 32 26 16
Willis McGahee(notes) 28 28 25 24 27 26
James Starks(notes) 25 24 31 25 27 24
DeAngelo Williams(notes) 27 26 33 26 29 30
Marshawn Lynch(notes) 31 32 28 28 30 36
Brandon Jacobs(notes) 32 31 29 34 31 29
Darren Sproles(notes) 40 33 27 30 32 34
Jonathan Stewart(notes) 35 30 37 31 33 33
Dexter McCluster(notes) 30 38 36 33 34 41
Reggie Bush(notes) 37 34 32 35 35 35
Danny Woodhead(notes) 33 34 37 36 39
Pierre Thomas(notes) 34 39 36 37 38
Joseph Addai(notes) 38 38 38 38 37
C.J. Spiller(notes) 36 39 40 39 46
Roy Helu(notes) 39 37 40 40 48
Thomas Jones(notes) 36 39 43
Steven Jackson 35 32
Carnell Williams(notes) 35 45
Knowshon Moreno(notes) 40 42

Scoring system: Pass TD = 4; 25 Pass Yards = 1; Rush/Receive TD = 6; 10 Rush/Receive Yards = 1

Fantasy Football Crystal Ball consolidates rankings from the Web and tailors them to each individual’s roster. This helps fantasy footballers make better weekly decisions.

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