Week One RB rankings

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated 10:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 6

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week One RB rankings:

  1. LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Browns
  2. Darren McFadden, Raiders vs. Chargers
  3. Ray Rice, Ravens vs. Bengals
  4. Arian Foster, Texans vs. Dolphins
  5. Matt Forté, Bears vs. Colts
  6. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys at Giants
  7. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Patriots
  8. Steven Jackson, Rams at Lions
  9. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Buccaneers
  10. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs. Cowboys
  11. Doug Martin, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
  12. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks at Cardinals
  13. Jamal Charles, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  14. Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Redskins
  15. Michael Turner, Falcons at Chiefs
  16. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Texans
  17. Trent Richardson, Browns vs. Eagles
  18. Frank Gore, 49ers at Packers
  19. Stevan Ridley, Patriots at Titans
  20. Fred Jackson, Bills at Jets
  21. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  22. Donald Brown, Colts at Bears
  23. Willis McGahee, Broncos vs. Steelers
  24. Isaac Redman, Steelers at Broncos
  25. Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Bills
  26. Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Redskins
  27. Toby Gerhart, Vikings vs. Jaguars
  28. Kevin Smith, Lions vs. Rams
  29. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals at Ravens
  30. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars at Vikings
  31. Michael Bush, Bears vs. Colts
  32. Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Redskins
  33. Ben Tate, Texans vs. Dolphins
  34. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Jaguars
  35. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars at Vikings
  36. Ryan Williams, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  37. Evan Royster, Redskins at Saints
  38. David Wilson, Giants vs. Cowboys
  39. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Chiefs
  40. Robert Turbin, Seahawks at Cardinals
  41. Beanie Wells, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  42. Cedric Benson, Packers vs. 49ers
  43. Ronnie Brown, Chargers at Raiders
  44. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
  45. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers at Broncos
  46. C.J. Spiller, Bills at Jets
  47. Montario Hardesty, Browns vs. Eagles
  48. Roy Helu, Redskins at Saints
  49. Alfred Morris, Redskins at Saints
  50. Kendall Hunter, 49ers at Packers
  51. Vick Ballard, Colts at Bears
  52. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Texans
  53. Alex Green, Packers vs. 49ers
  54. Bernard Scott, Bengals at Ravens — INJ
  55. Shane Vereen, Patriots at Titans — INJ
  56. Felix Jones, Cowboys at Giants
  57. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos vs. Steelers
  58. Ryan Mathews, Chargers at Raiders — INJ
  59. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers at Broncos — INJ
  60. Curtis Brinkley, Chargers at Raiders — INJ

Not listed: Mikel Leshoure, Lions; Brandon Jacobs, 49ers; Jonathan Stewart, Panthers

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.