Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs the ball as they take on the New England Patriots during the second half of the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 27-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

RB Rankings-NFL Week 1-Fantasy Football

True workhorse backs that play every down are hard to find in the NFL these days, making their value skyrocket when you can get one on your team. As we continue our look ahead to week one in the NFL, Here’s our staff’s look at the Running Backs that should be in your lineup this week.

This week the rankings are a compilation of the five in-house NFL writers here at Fantasy CPR.  My rankings are in the ZT column, and I was priveleged to be joined by Matthew Tuckness (MT), Matthew Bonini (MB), Steve Copps (SC), and Jeffrey Littrell (JL).  The rankings are averaged together to come up with a solid composite ranking which should give you a good idea of how matchups and momentum affect this week’s projected points. NR stands for not rated and counts as a 35th ranking in the composite.

ZT MT MB SC JL
1 LeSean McCoy Phi at Cle 1.6 1 2 1 3 1
2 Arian Foster Hou Mia 2.4 2 1 5 1 3
3 Ray Rice Bal Cin 2.6 4 3 2 2 2
4 Matt Forte Chi Ind 3.6 3 4 3 4 4
5 Darren McFadden Oak SD 5.6 8 5 4 5 6
6 Chris Johnson Ten NE 6.8 5 7 6 7 9
Marshawn Lynch Sea at Ari 6.8 6 8 9 6 5
8 Fred Jackson Buf NYJ 10 11 6 12 10 11
9 DeMarco Murray Dal at NYG 10.6 7 13 13 12 8
10 Steven Jackson STL at Det 12.4 10 11 10 21 10
11 Jamaal Charles KC Atl 15 9 9 35 15 7
Ahmad Bradshaw NYG Dal 15 13 24 14 11 13
13 Frank Gore SF at GB 15.2 15 15 15 17 14
14 Trent Richardson Cle Phi 17.2 16 16 24 18 12
15 Darren Sproles NO Was 18 14 23 16 22 15
16 Adrian Peterson Min Jac 18.8 12 14 25 8 35
17 Reggie Bush Mia at Hou 19 19 20 23 16 17
18 Michael Turner Atl at KC 19.2 23 12 17 9 35
19 Shonn Greene NYJ Buf 21.8 27 19 22 19 22
20 Doug Martin TB Car 22 17 NR 7 25 26
Willis McGahee Den Pit 22 21 22 20 24 23
22 Kevin Smith Det STL 23.2 18 NR 8 20 NR
23 Beanie Wells Ari Sea 23.6 20 18 NR 25 20
24 Stevan Ridley NE at Ten 24.6 22 NR 19 26 21
25 Jonathan Stewart Car at TB 26.2 NR 27 18 NR 16
26 Cedric Benson GB SF 26.4 24 NR NR 14 24
27 Rashad Jennings Jac at Min 27.8 NR NR 11 23 NR
28 DeAngelo Williams Car at TB 28 29 NR 28 13 NR
29 BenJarvis Green-Ellis Cin at Bal 28.6 35 26 NR 28 19
30 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac at Min 29.4 25 17 NR NR NR

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