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Rotter's tier rankings: Running Backs

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Roger Rotter

Roger Rotter has been covering fantasy sports for the past decade and a half, serving as a lead fantasy editor and lead fantasy writer for several global media organizations (AOL, ESPN and FOX). He’s also worked as a sports producer for worldwide games developer and publisher (THQ Wireless). His work has appeared under the national media platforms of online, print, TV and wireless.

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Tier rankings: Running backs
Rk Tier Round Player Tm Bye
1 Tier 1 Round 1 Chris Johnson TEN 9
2 Tier 1 Round 1 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 9
3 Tier 1 Round 1 Ray Rice BAL 8
4 Tier 1 Round 1 Adrian Peterson MIN 4
5 Tier 1 Round 1 Frank Gore SF 9
6 Tier 1 Round 1 Michael Turner ATL 8
7 Tier 1 Round 1 Ryan Mathews SD 10
8 Tier 1 Round 1 Steven Jackson STL 9
9 Tier 2 Round 2 Shonn Greene NYJ 7
10 Tier 2 Round 3 Joseph Addai IND 7
11 Tier 2 Round 3 Cedric Benson CIN 6
12 Tier 2 Round 3 DeAngelo Williams CAR 6
13 Tier 2 Round 3 Pierre Thomas NO 10
14 Tier 2 Round 3 Rashard Mendenhall PIT 5
15 Tier 2 Round 3 Knowshon Moreno DEN 9
16 Tier 3 Round 4 Ronnie Brown MIA 5
17 Tier 3 Round 4 Jonathan Stewart CAR 6
18 Tier 3 Round 4 Ryan Grant GB 10
19 Tier 3 Round 4 Chris Wells ARI 6
20 Tier 3 Round 4 Jamaal Charles KC 4
21 Tier 3 Round 4 C.J. Spiller BUF 6
22 Tier 3 Round 4 Jahvid Best DET 7
23 Tier 3 Round 4 Arian Foster HOU 7
24 Tier 3 Round 4 Matt Forte CHI 8
25 Tier 3 Round 4 Clinton Portis WAS 9
26 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Reggie Bush NO 10
27 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Jerome Harrison CLE 8
28 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 8
29 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 LeSean McCoy PHI 8
30 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Marion Barber DAL 4
31 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Brandon Jacobs NYG 8
32 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Ricky Williams MIA 5
33 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Steve Slaton HOU 7
34 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Darren Sproles SD 10
35 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Chester Taylor CHI 8
36 Tier 4 Rounds 5-6 Thomas Jones KC 4
37 Tier 5 Rounds 7-8 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ 7
38 Tier 5 Rounds 7-8 Felix Jones DAL 4
39 Tier 5 Rounds 7-8 Cadillac Williams TB 4
40 Tier 5 Rounds 7-8 Donald Brown IND 7
41 Tier 6 Rounds 9-10 Fred Jackson BUF 6
42 Tier 6 Rounds 9-10 Mike Bell PHI 8
43 Tier 6 Rounds 9-10 Justin Forsett SEA 5
44 Tier 6 Rounds 9-10 Tim Hightower ARI 6
45 Tier 7 Rounds 11-12 Brian Westbrook SF 9
46 Tier 7 Rounds 11-12 Mewelde Moore PIT 5
47 Tier 7 Rounds 11-12 Toby Gerhart MIN 4
48 Tier 7 Rounds 11-12 Laurence Maroney NE 5
49 Tier 7 Rounds 11-12 Javon Ringer TEN 9
50 Tier 7 Rounds 11-12 Bernard Scott CIN 6
51 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Julius Jones SEA 5
52 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Michael Bush OAK 10
53 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Correll Buckhalter DEN 9
54 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Darren McFadden OAK 10
55 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Anthony Dixon SF 9
56 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Willis McGahee BAL 8
57 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Larry Johnson WAS 9
58 Tier 8 Rounds 13-14 Brandon Jackson GB 10
59 Tier 9   Jerious Norwood ATL 8
60 Tier 9   Sammy Morris NE 5
61 Tier 9   Rashad Jennings JAC 9
62 Tier 9   Tashard Choice DAL 4
63 Tier 9   Leonard Weaver PHI 8
64 Tier 9   Leon Washington SEA 5
65 Tier 9   Derrick Ward HOU 7
66 Tier 9   Fred Taylor NE 5
67 Tier 9   Marshawn Lynch BUF 6
68 Tier 9   Chris Ivory NO 10
69 Tier 9   Albert Young MIN 4
70 Tier 9   Kenneth Darby STL 9
71 Tier 9   Le'Ron McClain BAL 8
72 Tier 9   Maurice Morris DET 7
73 Tier 10   Jonathan Dwyer PIT 5
74 Tier 10   Earnest Graham TB 4
75 Tier 10   James Davis CLE 8
76 Tier 10   DeShawn Wynn NO 10
77 Tier 10   Joe McKnight NYJ 7
78 Tier 10   Kevin Faulk NE 5
79 Tier 10   Peyton Hillis CLE 8
80 Tier 10   Danny Ware NYG 8
81 Tier 10   Jason Snelling ATL 8
82 Tier 10   Mike Hart IND 7
83 Tier 10   Mike Goodson CAR 6
84 Tier 10   Kevin Smith DET 7
85 Tier 10   Kareem Huggins TB 4
86 Tier 11   Michael Bennett OAK 10
87 Tier 11   Cedric Peerman CIN 6
88 Tier 11   Eldra Buckley PHI 8
89 Tier 12   Kahlil Bell CHI 8
90 Tier 11   Lance Ball DEN 9
91 Tier 11   Lex Hilliard MIA 5
92 Tier 11   Jason Wright ARI 6
93 Tier 11   Mike Karney STL 9
94 Tier 11   Mike Sellers WAS 9
95 Tier 11   LaGarrette Blount TEN 9
96 Tier 11   Jared Parmele BAL 8
97 Tier 11   Jacob Hester SD 10
98 Tier 11   Deji Karim JAC 9
99 Tier 11   Clifton Smith TB 4
100 Tier 11   Jackie Battle KC 4

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