Preseason Ranks: Running Back

Rankings: Top 40 | QB | RB | WR | TE | K | D

The following list comprises the top 60 running back rankings for 2009 of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 60 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining running backs that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

2009 Running Back Rankings 
    
Brandon
Funston
 
Andy
Behrens
 
Brad
Evans
 
Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
Adrian Peterson 2 1 1 1 1
Maurice Jones-Drew(notes) 1 2 4 2 2
Matt Forte(notes) 4 3 2 4 3
Michael Turner(notes) 3 5 3 3 4
DeAngelo Williams(notes) 5 4 5 5 5
Steven Jackson 7 6 7 7 6
LaDainian Tomlinson(notes) 6 10 10 6 7
Frank Gore(notes) 8 12 8 8 8
Steve Slaton(notes) 10 8 6 13 9
Brian Westbrook(notes) 9 9 12 9 10
Chris Johnson 11 7 13 10 11
Brandon Jacobs(notes) 13 13 11 11 12
Pierre Thomas(notes) 18 11 9 18 13
Ronnie Brown(notes) 12 14 15 16 14
Clinton Portis(notes) 14 16 14 15 15
Marion Barber(notes) 15 15 17 12 15
Kevin Smith(notes) 16 17 16 14 17
Ryan Grant(notes) 17 22 18 17 18
Darren McFadden(notes) 19 18 19 22 19
Larry Johnson(notes) 22 21 21 20 20
Thomas Jones(notes) 20 25 23 21 21
Ray Rice(notes) 23 19 22 28 22
Knowshon Moreno(notes) 26 20 27 25 23
Felix Jones(notes) 21 23 25 30 24
Joseph Addai(notes) 24 24 33 23 25
Derrick Ward(notes) 34 30 24 19 26
Reggie Bush(notes) 25 33 26 24 27
Marshawn Lynch(notes) 28 29 20 35 28
Donald Brown(notes) 29 27 29 34 29
Jonathan Stewart(notes) 31 28 34 27 30
LenDale White(notes) 27 34 31 29 31
Cedric Benson(notes) 30 40 28 31 32
Willie Parker(notes) 32 35 30 32 32
Jamal Lewis(notes) 37 37 36 33 34
Julius Jones(notes) 41 44 35 26 35
Beanie Wells(notes) 35 26 48 38 36
Rashard Mendenhall(notes) 36 46 32 39 37
Leon Washington(notes) 33 32 42 49 38
Ahmad Bradshaw(notes) 38 36 38 44 38
LeSean McCoy(notes) 42 31 40 43 38
Tim Hightower(notes) 44 39 37 36 41
Darren Sproles(notes) 39 43 41 37 42
Fred Jackson(notes) 40 41 39 40 42
Earnest Graham(notes) 43 49 44 42 44
Sammy Morris(notes) 47 48 46 41 45
Le'Ron McClain(notes) 45 38 43 59 46
T.J. Duckett(notes) 49 42 47 53 47
Chester Taylor(notes) 46 45 51 54 48
Willis McGahee(notes) 54 47 52 46 49
Shonn Greene(notes) 55 54 45 48 50
Jerious Norwood(notes) 52 51 53 47 51
Glen Coffee(notes) 56 53 50 45 52
Ladell Betts(notes) 51 56 60 52 53
Michael Bush(notes) 48 52 56 54
Peyton Hillis(notes) 57 59 49 57 54
James Davis 53 58 55 60 56
Fred Taylor(notes) 55 54 51 56
Kevin Faulk(notes) 59 57 50 58
Correll Buckhalter(notes) 60 50 59
Ricky Williams(notes) 58 55 60
Bernard Scott(notes) 58 57
Jamaal Charles(notes) 50
Tashard Choice(notes) 60 59
Justin Fargas(notes) 56
Laurence Maroney(notes) 58

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