- 04/18/2011, 10:28PM ET
U. Wrex said 04/18, 10:28 PM
Don;t want this to be an AP vs CJ throwdown
1a. Adrian Peterson
1b. Chris Johnson
Both are constantly at the top of the rushing and both are decent at receiving
3. Maurice Jones-Drew
Not as great at rush as the two above but a better blocker and as good as a receiver
4. Arian Foster
So far a one year wonder but had a great season
5. Jamaal Charles
6.4 ypc. 2nd in league rushing
6. Michael Turner
Another constantly great runner
7. Steven Jackson
Workhorse w/o any other great offensive threats.(Now he has Bradford but in previous years he didn't)
8. Darren McFadden
5.2ypc and possibly the most explosive back with the most 20+ yard runs
9. Rashard Mendenhall
Top 8 in all rushing stats but YPC
10. LeSean McCoy
5.2ypc and is also a great receiving back
Rudedog: Believe The Hype said 04/18, 10:49 PM
1. Adrian Peterson - Consistency puts him ahead of everyone else.
2. Chris Johnson - Had a "down" year last year compared to the year prior. It's a close #2
3. Michael Turner - Constantly overlooked, yet constantly produces
4. MJD - I'm a big fan of multi-facet backs and he's arguably the best rusher/receiver
5. Steven Jackson - He hasn't had anyone around him in STL in years yet still popping out 100 yard seasons
6. Jamaal Charles - I'm also a fan of consistency. While he's been good, he's only done it 2 years
7. Arian Foster - Like I just said. One year isn't enough for me to jump on his bandwagon
8. Ray Rice - Another highly overlooked back. An 1800-yard season last year, putting him right at top 10
9. Darren McFadden - He showed flashes this year of being great. Can he keep it going?
10. Rashard Mendenhall - Slides in here because he's a good all-around back, as you said being in top 8 everywhere
U. Wrex said 04/19, 02:35 PM
So Ray Rice vs McCoy and then a big mess in the middle.
MJD is the 3rd best RB
His first 3 years he split carries with Taylor but he averaged 844 yards, 11 TD, and 4.8 ypc
Since he became the lead back he has gotten 1300+yards, averages 4.4 ypc and 10TDs a season.
Over the last two years
Charles: 420 carries, 2587 yards, 12 TD, 124 FD
Turner: 512 carries, 2242 yards, 22TD, 114 FD
Jackson:654 carries, 2657 yards, 10, 121 FD
So the only advantage Turner has is TDs, but Charles is a better receiving back with his lowest amount of receiving yards in a season(272) being more than Turner has in his 7 year career(232). Jackson has an advantage in yards but onn 234 more carries he only has 70 more yards.
Jackson and Turner both had more attempts than Foster way less yards and TDs.
Ray vs McCoy
McCoy: 1672 Total yards, 79 total FD, 9 TD, 5.2ypc
Rice: 1776 TY, 73 TFD, 6 TD, 4.0ypc
So Rice and McCoy are about even statwise, Ray has some more yards, but moves the chain less and scores less. The big difference is that McCoy averages 1.2 more yards for every carry. That is a huge difference and why I choose him over Rice.
Rudedog: Believe The Hype said 04/20, 12:09 AM
Leaving off Ray Rice is just not acceptable. He's definitely one of the best backs in the league. I mean, you showed the stats and they aren't even. If you go back to last year, which shows the consistency factor I harped about, then you'll see that the edge is definitively to Rice. He had 2000 yards total last year. When a down year has you at 1700 all-purpose yards, you're a helluva player.
As for Turner, he's always overlooked. The dropoff from 2nd on the list to 3rd is huge and I just think Turner is 3rd. Taking out an injury-plagued last year, Turner's last two full years have him at 1699 and 1371 rush yards. In the last 3 years total, he has 39 TDs. He has averaged over 4 yards a carry and right at 7 yards a reception since coming to ATL. In the end, he's more durable and just slightly ahead of MJD.
Foster, to me, is nothing more than a one-hit wonder right now. He succeeded for one year in Houston, but until I see it over a long period of time, I'm not convinced he is the real deal. He was too much hit and miss with me. He only had 8 100-yard games, but 3 games with less than 50 yards. He rode the big games when he had them.
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