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Fantasy Football running backs, which to chose in the first round?

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    Draft day for fantasy football is just around the corner. Thinking of taking a running back with my first pick. Ten team PPR league, snake format. I go 9th (did well last year, 2nd place), and I then get to pick #11 right after that. Means I won't get the top 2 0r 3 consensus backs, but I will obviously get a top ten (maybe 2), likely a top 5 (maybe 2), as qbs and wide receivers go just as likely in my drafts first round.

    Here is how I have it in the early goings. But I don't know how to rank these 10 guys, outside of 2 groups, what do you think?

    1-3:
    Adrian Peterson (Vikings)
    Todd Gurley (Rams, 2nd year)
    Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys, rookie)

    4-10:
    David Johnson (Cardinals, 2nd year)
    Devonta Freeman (Falcons, 3rd year, last year breakout)
    Doug Martin (Bucs, 4th year, really good last year)
    Mark Ingram (Saints, really good year last year)
    Thomas Rawls (Seahawks, bell cow now)
    LeSean McCoy (Buffalo, vet)
    Latavius Murray (Raiders, 2nd year, good sleeper I think)

    That's kinda the order I have it in right now, but hard to pin down. There is also the likes of: Le'Veon Bell (suspended for the first 4 games though), Lamar Miller, Eddie Lacy, Jamaal Charles, Jonathan Stewart, Carlos Hyde and Jeremy Hill to consider.

    Thoughts?

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    Those picks are okay, but I would put Cam Newton ahead of all RBs.

    And I would put Todd Gurley ahead of Adrian Peterson. Peterson is 31 years old and might have trouble staying healthy. Todd Gurley is 22 years old and in his prime.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Those picks are okay, but I would put Cam Newton ahead of all RBs.

    And I would put Todd Gurley ahead of Adrian Peterson. Peterson is 31 years old and might have trouble staying healthy. Todd Gurley is 22 years old and in his prime.

    I like Gurley over AP as well. I would also pick Elliot over AP too.

    But Cam as a #1 pick.. not a terrible idea actually. There are fewer bankable qbs this season than maybe any in recent memory. No more Peyton. I don't know what to expect from Luck after last season. Brady's out for 4 games. Yeah, not a bad #1 pick this year in particular. No other team has an offense that goes through a single player more. Aaron Rodgers is one of the few (if the only) I would rank above Cam for this season. Eli and Big Ben close 2nds. Romo, sans health issues close too.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Those picks are okay, but I would put Cam Newton ahead of all RBs.

    And I would put Todd Gurley ahead of Adrian Peterson. Peterson is 31 years old and might have trouble staying healthy. Todd Gurley is 22 years old and in his prime.

    Wo wo wo. I agree with you on Gurley. I think he will be a steady income of points this season. But Cam ahead of all RBs? No way! Don't get me wrong, Cam is a....a....wait.... he's a Quarterback. He will not be as crazy as he was last year. He was extremely lucky not to get destroyed running with the ball the way he did, and he knows it. He won't take that risk as much this year. One slip and he breaks his ankle. One hard tackle the right way and he breaks whatever. Concussion. Etc.

    Von Miller made it more than obvious that he was out to destroy Cam at the SB last year. And he did. After that, Cam has to calm down. Unless he's still hungry for the camera and being center of attention. Which, in that case, go ahead Cam. I doubt you'll get lucky again that much.

    A lot of Cam last year was skill, absolutely. But you have to admit that he got extremely lucky to not get severely hurt as well.

    I will be staying far away from Cam at my draft. You can have him.