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Our “Too Soon” fantasy football draft preview continues with the workhorses of the NFL. They may not all be flashy, but they pound their way slowly to those triple-digit stats, and slam a few touchdowns in while they’re at it.

These are the running backs, the pride and joy of fantasy football players each and every year.

We will get more in depth with all positions as the NFL season draws closer but, for now, here are my running back rankings list based on:

a) Skillset

b) Strength of Schedule

c) Team Offensive Strengths and Weaknesses

d) Strength of Quarterback (Because bad quarterbacks usually lead to more of a running game)

Have questions about running back rankings? Or just want to tell me how ridiculous my rankings are? Go ahead and comment, or yell at me on Twitter @Patrick_AE

Fantasy Football Pre-Rankings 2015
Running Backs
Updated 9-07-2015
Player Team Rank Bye Week
Jamaal Charles KC RB1 9
LeVeon Bell PIT RB2 11
Eddie Lacy GB RB3 7
Adrian Peterson MIN RB4 5
Matt Forte CHI RB5 7
C.J. Anderson DEN RB6 7
Marshawn Lynch SEA RB7 9
Jeremy Hill CIN RB8 7
LeSean McCoy BUF RB9 8
Lamar Miller MIA RB10 5
DeMarco Murray PHI RB11 8
Melvin Gordon SD RB12 10
Carlos Hyde SF RB13 10
Justin Forsett BAL RB14 9
Frank Gore IND RB15 10
Latavius Murray OAK RB16 6
Alfred Morris WAS RB17 8
Mark Ingram NO RB18 11
Joique Bell DET RB19 9
Andre Ellington ARI RB20 9
Joseph Randle DAL RB21 6
Todd Gurley STL RB22 6
Chris Ivory NYJ RB23 5
Jonathan Stewart CAR RB24 5
T.J. Yeldon JAC RB25 8
Giovani Bernard CIN RB26 7
Ameer Abdullah DET RB27 9
Rashad Jennings NYG RB28 11
Doug Martin TB RB29 6
Ryan Mathews PHI RB30 8
Isaiah Crowell CLE RB31 11
C.J. Spiller NO RB32 11
Darren McFadden DAL RB33 6
Tevin Coleman ATL RB34 10
Tre Mason STL RB35 6
Shane Vereen NYG RB36 11
Devonta Freeman ATL RB37 10
Arian Foster HOU RB38 9
Alfred Blue HOU RB39 9
LeGarrette Blount NE RB40 4
Duke Johnson CLE RB41 11
Charles Sims TB RB42 6
Bishop Sankey TEN RB43 4
Lorenzo Taliaferro ATL RB44 10
Terrance West TEN RB45 4
David Johnson ARI RB46 9
Danny Woodhead SD RB47 10
Fred Jackson BUF RB48 8
Reggie Bush SF RB49 10
Darren Sproles PHI RB50 8
Knile Davis KC RB51 9
Ronnie Hillman DEN RB52 7
DeAngelo Williams PIT RB53 11
Montee Ball DEN RB54 7
Matt Jones WAS RB55 8
Andre Williams NYG RB56 11
Theo Riddick DET RB57 9
Branden Oliver SD RB58 10
Denard Robinson JAC RB59 8
Roy Helu OAK RB60 6
Antone Smith ATL RB61 10
Jerick McKinnon MIN RB62 5
Jay Ajayi MIA RB63 5
Travaris Cadet NE RB64 4
Damien Williams MIA RB65 5
Dri Archer PIT RB66 11
James Starks GB RB67 7
Lance Dunbar DAL RB68 6
James White NE RB69 4
Christine Michael SEA RB70 9
Jeremy Langford CHI RB71 7
Cameron Artis-Payne CAR RB72 5
Buck Allen BAL RB73 9
Mike Tolbert CAR RB74 5
Stevan Ridley NYJ RB75 5
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