2014 Fantasy Football Studs: RB
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2014 Fantasy Football Studs

Stud: A NFL player who has proved himself to be a top scoring player at his position. These players should be started each week regardless of match-up and should only be benched during bye weeks and significant injuries. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

Our writers have classified the following players as studs for 2014. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Montee Ball RB DEN 23 1 RB - #8
Ball is looking like a breakout year candidate. On average, he's currently coming off the board as the sixth RB drafted according to our ADP numbers. We have him projected as the No. 8 RB. Ball had some issues hanging onto the ball early last season, losing two fumbles the first three ... Read More
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 22 1 RB - #10
SECOND-YEAR STAR: Former Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell is a workhorse who will be asked to carry the majority of the workload in Pittsburgh. Bell was hindered early last year with a foot injury. Regardless of that, he proved to be durable over his college career. The Steelers historically love this type of back and have been searching fo... Read More
Giovani Bernard RB CIN 22 1 RB - #6
Giovani Bernard was the first running back drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft for good reason. He has all the tools teams want and need out of a running back. Still, he's in a somewhat crowded backfield after the Bengals drafted Jeremy Hill out of LSU. Bernard's talent may very well overpower all of that. This guy is quick, explosive, can catch, run, and make plays all ... Read More
Jamaal Charles RB KC 27 6 RB - #1
FANTASY ROYALTY: Charles is the ultimate fantasy stud. His 1,287 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs produced his best fantasy season to date. On the receiving side, Charles doubled his 2012 receiving targets and gained nearly 700 yards through the air, along with seven touchdowns. Charles should see continued chemistry with Alex Smith and continue to... Read More
Matt Forte RB CHI 28 6 RB - #3
TOP FIVE PICK ACROSS ALL FORMATS: Matt Forte remains a locked and loaded RB1 (especially in PPR leagues) as he topped 70 catches for the first time in his six-year career under first year head coach Marc Trestman. Forte averaged 23 touches per game and had a career-best 1,339 rushing yards on 289 carries (most since his rookie year). The 28-year-ol... Read More
Eddie Lacy RB GB 23 1 RB - #4
THE HYPE IS REAL: Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy proved to be a draft-day steal as Green Bay selected the Bama product in Round 2 of the 2013 draft (pick No. 61 overall). The bruising back (5-foot-11, 230) missed just one game in his rookie season and finished as the sixth-highest scoring RB in standard leagues. Lacy amassed 1,178 rushing ... Read More
LeSean McCoy RB PHI 26 5 RB - #2
ARGUABLY THE BEST BACK IN THE GAME: At just 26 years old, McCoy is a popular choice with the No. 1 pick in both dynasty leagues as well as redrafts. In 2013, he set career highs in carries (314) and rushing yards (1,607). He has also topped 50 catches in three of the past four seasons, but that could be in jeopardy with Darren Sproles on board. Mc... Read More
DeMarco Murray Contract Year Player RB DAL 26 3 RB - #7
DeMarco Murray is coming off his best season. He set career-highs across the board in all rushing categories, yet fantasy owners still have concerns. The former Oklahoma Sooners RB has sustained multi-week injuries in each of his first three seasons. His rookie year was cut short from a fractured right ankle and he missed six weeks with a sprained foot in 2012. ... Read More
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 29 7 RB - #5
ALL DAY, EVERY DAY: The Vikings led the league with 23 rushing touchdowns in 2013 – led by Adrian Peterson's 10 rushing scores. Purple Jesus averaged 90 yards per game and posted his seventh straight season of double digit touchdowns. The seventh overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft wasn't able to approach 2,000 yards like he did in 2012 (fini... Read More
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