With the football season right around the corner we re-visit Mike Aglialoro’s ranking of the top 10 running backs in Fantasy Football

1. Jamaal Charles, KC: 2013 stats: 1287 rushing yards, 12 TDs, 70 receptions, 693 receiving yards, 7 TDs– Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the top three choices, I choose JC for his versatility and the fact that Kansas City didn’t upgrade its receiver options at all, meaning Charles will still be Alex Smith’s security blanket.

2. Adrian Peterson, Min: 2013 stats: 1266 rushing yards, 10 TDs, 29 receptions, 171 receiving yards, 1 TD– AP isn’t the receiving threat that you’d get from Charles or Shady, but I like the upgrade at quarterback with Teddy Bridgewater, and I look for Cordelle Patterson to have a big year, opening things up for the fantasy stalwart.

3. LeSean McCoy, Phi: 1607 rushing yards, 9 TDs, 52 receptions, 539 receiving yards, 2 TDs– I only rank Shady #3 due to Darren Sproles presence, but ultimately I expect the dual threat to work in McCoy’s favor from a health standpoint, meaning he’s going to be a lot fresher towards the end of the season than in years’ past.

4. Matt Forte, Chi: 2013 stats: 1339 rushing yards, 9 TDs, 74 receptions, 594 receiving yards, 3 TDs— The versatility is huge if you’re in a PPR league. Expect Forte’s biggest year yet as he continues to thrive in Marc Trestman’s offense.

5. Marshawn Lynch, Sea: 2013 stats: 1257 rushing yards, 12 TDs, 36 receptions, 316 receiving yards, 2 TDs– The holdout is over and to be honest, I didn’t think that would affect Beast-mode much anyway. All the talk about getting Christine Michael involved doesn’t mean much to me either, as they said the same thing last year. If Lynch is healthy, his spot at the top will continue to go unquestioned.

6. Eddie Lacy, GB: 2013 stats: 1178 rushing yards, 11 TDs, 35 receptions, 257 receiving yards– If you’re in a keeper or dynasty league you are well within rights to rank him higher, as he gives Green Bay the running threat they haven’t had in years, and his rookie year just scratched the surface; look or his involvement in the passing game to only continue, and he’s a lock to pass his rookie numbers across the board.

7. DeMarco Murray, Dal: 2013 stats: 1121 rushing yards, 9 TDs, 53 receptions, 350 receiving yards, 1 TDs– Again, I’ll always feel Murray is undervalued by ESPN and Yahoo. He is an injury risk but he did stay healthy to play the most games of his young career last year, and honestly, any running back on this list can be considered an injury risk in some way. When he’s on the field, his role is unquestioned, and he is less of a question mark than the rest on this list due to what he has proven capable of during his career.

8. Le’Veon Bell, Pit: 2013 stats: 860 rushing yards, 8 TDs, 45 receptions, 399 receiving yards– Despite LaGarrette Blount’s presence, Bell’s another guy whose only going to continue to get better as he goes. Expect a 1000 yard rushing season, and he will continue to be involved in the passing game.

9. Doug Martin, TB: 2013 stats: 456 rushing yards, 1 TD, 12 receptions, 66 receiving yards– Hurt and ineffective last year, most have soured on Martin as a result, but it’s only a matter of time before Martin re-establishes himself in Tampa’s offense. Great buy-low candidate this season.

10. Alfred Morris, Was: 2013 stats: 1275 rushing yards, 7 TDs, 9 receptions, 78 receiving yards– No more Mike Shanahan means the sky is the limit for one of the few backs to have over 1000 yards in two seasons under Lucifer. Expect big things under Jay Gruden.

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