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Payne's Perspective: Kevin Payne Ranks The Top Fantasy Running Backs

This week I'm going to start some early season rankings and tackle what is likely the toughest position to rank, the running backs. Early mocks indicate that running backs will come off the board early and often, even more so than in previous seasons. These rankings are my own and will be for leagues that play .5 PPR to make it interesting. Here they are:
1. Adrian Peterson, MIN - I didn't think there's going to be much disputing this pick and he'll be the consensus No. 1 pick in most fantasy drafts. Having a weak quarterback hasn't slowed him down, given that when defenses stack the box, he's gone once he breaks through to the second level. He has 12 rushing touchdowns in three consecutive years and will catch around 40 balls in the passing game.

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