Week 1 Rankings: Running Back

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

The following list comprises the top 40 running back rankings for Week 1 of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 40 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining running backs that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

Week 1 Running Back Rankings 
    
Brandon
Funston
 
Andy
Behrens
 
Brad
Evans
 
Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
Chris Johnson 1 2 1 1 1
Adrian Peterson 4 1 5 2 2
Frank Gore(notes) 3 3 4 3 3
Maurice Jones-Drew(notes) 2 4 3 4 4
Ryan Mathews(notes) 6 5 2 5 5
Steven Jackson 5 7 7 9 6
Arian Foster(notes) 9 9 8 7 7
Ronnie Brown(notes) 7 10 11 10 8
Rashard Mendenhall(notes) 11 8 12 14 9
Michael Turner(notes) 8 13 20 6 10
Ray Rice(notes) 14 12 17 8 11
Jamaal Charles(notes) 13 11 13 15 12
Cedric Benson(notes) 10 14 16 12 13
Jahvid Best(notes) 12 16 15 13 14
Jerome Harrison(notes) 20 6 9 22 15
Joseph Addai(notes) 18 20 10 17 16
Ryan Grant(notes) 22 15 18 11 17
Matt Forte(notes) 16 25 6 19 18
Ahmad Bradshaw(notes) 19 18 14 18 19
DeAngelo Williams(notes) 15 17 21 20 20
Pierre Thomas(notes) 17 19 24 16 21
Shonn Greene(notes) 21 22 23 23 22
Tim Hightower(notes) 26 24 19 21 23
Carnell Williams(notes) 25 21 22 26 24
Jonathan Stewart(notes) 23 23 25 25 25
LeSean McCoy(notes) 31 26 28 24 26
C.J. Spiller(notes) 28 29 27 31 27
Reggie Bush(notes) 27 32 30 28 28
Marion Barber(notes) 30 30 32 29 29
Ricky Williams(notes) 24 34 29 34 30
Justin Forsett(notes) 29 31 33 30 31
Felix Jones(notes) 34 27 35 27 32
Knowshon Moreno(notes) 37 28 26 32 33
Beanie Wells(notes) 32 35 31 36 34
Clinton Portis(notes) 33 36 34 33 35
Brandon Jacobs(notes) 35 33 40 35 36
Darren McFadden(notes) 38 37 37 37 37
Thomas Jones(notes) 36 36 38 38
Chester Taylor(notes) 40 39 38 39
Leon Washington(notes) 40 40 40
Darren Sproles(notes) 38
Peyton Hillis(notes) 39
Correll Buckhalter(notes) 39
LaDainian Tomlinson(notes) 39

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