Fantasy Drafts are commencing all across the country and draft guides are of the utmost importance. My Forbes SportsMoney series ranking the top 32 (1 per team) fantasy players per position continues. Here is my ranking of the 32 Top Fantasy Running Backs in the NFL. I based my power rankings on my projection of total value. The rankings are based on the projected starters for each teams. DiMoro’s Call: Some of these rankings may shock. I’m not sold on Eddie Lacy’s revival until I see him bounce back over the course of the regular season. Lacy has the potential to put in a Top 15 fantasy performance, but I want to see it before I buy into it. A healthy Arian Foster could find himself in the Top
Corey Fuller had surgery on a foot back in early June after breaking it during organized team activities. The surgery essentially ended his chance to compete for a fourth or fifth spot on the receiver depth chart this offseason. The Detroit Lions placed him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list before the start of training camp, indicating that the recovery from the surgery may take some time. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions notified Fuller on Thursday that he will remain on the PUP list during the regular season. A player who enters the regular season on the PUP list is required to sit out the first six weeks, meaning the Lions wouldn’t be able to activate
Everything has its price. And if anyone wants Darius Slay’s No. 23 jersey number with the Detroit Lions, they better have lots of cash on hand. During a short-but-sprawling discussion about the numbers worn recently by some great Lions players, Slay said it would take a princely sum to pry away his coveted jersey. “If somebody want my number, they got to give me 50,” he said. “If I’ve got 23, they’ve got to give me 50 grand.” Really? Fifty thousand dollars? “Fifty!” Slay said, emphasizing that he wouldn’t accept layaway nor payment plans. “No, no payments. I need it all right now. In a duffel bag.” Slay said he hopes to exchange game jerseys Saturday with Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith.