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1. Adrian Peterson

All day has lived up to his top overall selection. His six combined touchdowns is tops in the NFL at any position. Add to that his 421 rushing yards (second behind LeSean McCoy), and you've got fantasy MVP. His 11 receptions is tied for ninth best in the league which is all gravy!

Stats: 92 carries 421 yards 5 TD - 11 rec 52 yards TD- 88.8 Points

2. Doug Martin

No one has done less than more than Doug Martin. He leads the league with 100 carries, but has just 342 yards and one touchdown to show for it. There are 15 running backs that have scored more fantasy points than D-Mart. Danny Woodhead, Joique Bell and Bilal Powell have all tallied more fantasy points.

Stats: 100 carries 342 yards TD- 7 rec 35 yards - 47.2 Points

3. Arian Foster

Foster has been a point producing machine for the past three seasons. It appears as though Charch might have been right about the wear down factor. Foster is still the focal point of the running game, but his points so far leave him the 10th best running back which is not enough for his ADP.

Stats: 76 carries 292 yards TD- 14 rec 106 yards TD- 58.8 Points

4. Jamaal Charles

When Andy Reid came to town, the thought process was Charles would fit right in to the role Shady McCoy made famous. He hasn't let owners down. He is a combo machine with 224 yards rushing and another 151 through the air.

Stats: 70 carries 289 yards 2 TD- 23 rec 213 yards 2 TD- 85.7 Points

5. C.J. Spiller

To say that Spiller has been bad is an understatement. He's not even the top producing back on his own team. The ageless wonder Fred Jackson has almost twice as many points. Spiller will be the bust of the first round.

Stats: 66 carries 230 yards 0 TD- 10 rec 41 yards 0 TD- 32.1 Points

6. Marshawn Lynch

Lynch has been consistent and is currently the 5th overall running back according to points scored. His four touchdowns are second to Peterson and he plays for a winning team that scores a ton of points.

Stats: 79 carries 308 yards 3 TD- 8 rec 91 yards TD- 67.9 Points

7. Ray Rice

He has been injured with a bad hip which I thought only happened to old people. Scratch that, Rice has looked old even when healthy. He has scored his fantasy owners 28.1 points which is tied with his teammate Bernard Pierce.

Stats: 30 carries 89 yards TD- 11 rec 44 yards - 24.8 Points

8. Calvin Johnson

At the quarter point Johnson is the fifth best receiver in the NFL. His top receiver position is still solid as he's got a solid quarterback throwing him the ball. He's got 4 touchdowns which is nearly equal to his total a year ago.

Stats: 21 rec 312 yards 4 TD- 65.7 Points

9. Trent Richardson

A first round fantasy selection traded to a new team in the season is rare. That is exactly what T-Rich owners got when he was dealt from Cleveland to Indianapolis. In two weeks with the Colts, he's scored twice, but he can't get off his 3 yard per carry which is NOT good enough for the 9th overall pick.

Stats: 64 carries 200 yards 2 TD- 8 rec 57 yards - 41.7 POints

10. LeSean McCoy

When evaluating the landscape of fantasy football, McCoy was the unknown commodity. Shady had his season cut short a year ago and with a new coach and offense installed, McCoy looked to benefit. He has. We will wait to see if he can continue this pace, but through four weeks only three backs (Peterson, Charles and Matt Forte) have scored more fantasy points.

Stats: 78 carries 468 yards 2 TD- 7 rec 140 yards- 76.3 Points

11. Alfred Morris

Morris is in about the same camp as Doug Martin except he was a late first round pick and not the 2nd. A season ago, Morris averaged 21 carries per game. One year later, the dark lord of fantasy football, Mike Shannahan has cut them to 14.

Stats: 56 carries 296 yards 2 TD- 3 rec 22 yards- 45.3 Points

12. Drew Brees

Brees taken here is an obvious choice and if not for the crazy numbers being put up by Peyton Manning, he'd be fine here. He is averaging two touchdows per game (through 3) and is loving having Sean Peyton back on the bench.

Stats: 1,021 yards 6 TD- 9 carries 23 yards TD- 69.14 Points

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