Fantasy Football 2013 Keeper Rankings: : RB
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Goes without saying even the most optimistic fantasy evaluators underestimated All Day's power of recovery. That won't happen this season.

2. Doug Martin, RB, TB - Age 25

This lofty rank is more about Martin's fantasy potential than his NFL status among running backs. Either way, the rising second-year back is a major threat in what should be an improved offense now that the OL is healthier.
Crazy 6.5 ypc average for the shifty Spiller. Now we hope the Bills news coaching staff realizes he must be fed early and often. We suspect they do.

4. Ray Rice, RB, BAL - Age 27

Don't believe reports about Rice losing his grip on hefty role in Baltimore. If anything there could be more passes coming his way now.
The other RB medical marvel racked up nearly 1,800 total yards while playing in a pedestrian offense. Now Charles will be part of Andy Reid's system, one that Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy starred in,
Those that want to praise Richardson can point to the combination of power and speed he displayed as a rookie. Those that are waving caution flags note a 3.6 ypc and injury fears. Decide which camp you're in and proceed accordingly.
There is just enough wear-and-tear doubt to drop Foster on this list, but the production remains for now.
Lynch runs hard, runs wild, runs for lots of yards. Whether that means he starts breaking down sooner than later, we'll see, but Seattle is on the rise and Lynch is a major reason why.
One of the best two-way threats now enters play in a fast-breaking, run-heavy offense. No idea how the new scheme will work, but McCoy can overcome any issues.
Not sure any player in the top-20 has a wider upside-downside difference. If Murray stays on the field, big numbers are coming. Obviously, that's a big if.
Can Morris possibly duplicate (or sniff) his franchise record-setting rushing campaign, especially if RG3 is limited? Perhaps not, but he's ideally suited for the Redskins running plans and there are no obvious options to supplant him even if Morris' coach tries another round of Shanahanigans.

12. David Wilson, RB, NYG - Age 23

The Giants opened the door for Wilson by cutting Ahmad Bradshaw. Sure, Andre Brown still exists, but it's the rising second-year speedster every fantasy player should monitor, if not covet.

13. Stevan Ridley, RB, NE - Age 25

Tricky because you never what Belichick will cook up next, but that was an awfully impressive 2012 campaign.

14. Matt Forte, RB, CHI - Age 28

Even if the Bears' new regime means more passing and less running, Forte's receiver skills will keep him involved.

15. Lamar Miller, RB, MIA - Age 23

Bye bye Reggie Bush, sit down Daniel Thomas. With his 4.9 ypc, we're entering Miller time.

16. Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN (R) - Age 22

Even if the Law Firm starts or picks up the goal line work, Bernard is the future in Cincinnati. Legitimate three-down potential.
Days of CJ2K talk are in the rear view, but Johnson still has burst. Will benefit if Jake Locker ever figures how to be a legit NFL QB.
Between injury risk and Raiders' scheme concerns, DMac no longer receiving assumed Top 10 status. For now.

19. Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT (R) - Age 21

On some level this high ranking is potential by association, but the power back is a nice fit for the Steelers ground game. Bell has no obvious competition for now.
MJD breaking down after a lengthy holdout, incredibly predictable. Assuming the human bowling ball cannot recapture top shelf form, less obvious.

21. Frank Gore, RB, SF - Age 31

Still productive and in a nice situation. Just hope the now 30-year-old can hang on for another couple of seasons.
In line for a monster 2013. Only concern is whether after years of pounding, S-Jax can hold up as a fantasy stud for 2-3 seasons.

23. Montee Ball, RB, DEN (R) - Age 23

Posted monster numbers at Wisconsin and landed in a tremendous situation. Unless Ronnie Hillman starts looking like an every down RB, Ball should receive tons of carries, including those inside the five-year line for this high-scoring team.
The PPR threat remains incredibly elusive, a Drew Brees favorite and the only sure thing in the Saints backfield.

25. Reggie Bush, RB, DET - Age 29

Resurrected his career in Miami. Now Bush hopes to keep motoring on in Detroit. Should remain a PPR force.

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