Fantasy Football 2014: Running Back Rankings

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Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) escapes the tackle of Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) and defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

3. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles

Despite the presence of Darren Sproles, LeSean McCoy is still a RB1 in Chip Kelly’s wide open offense.

2. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs

Charles is the very definition of a fantasy stud, especially in the PPR format. Charles should put up over 1,300 yards, 15 total touchdowns with 50 + receptions in 2014.

1. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings

Peterson is automatically ranked number one for the simple fact that he is Adrian Peterson. However, Peterson’s durability has been a question and there’s a possibility that his career is going to take a slide down from here. Peterson has missed a fair amount of time down the stretch in two of his past three seasons and recently passed the ominous 2,000-carry plateau. But this wouldn’t be the first time Peterson defied a “conventional wisdom.”  In each of his seven NFL seasons he has scored double-digit touchdowns and finished below 1,400 total yards only once. Trust us when we say that he won’t be falling off any cliff in his age-29 season. You can 100% pick Peterson as your number one with confidence.