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August 12, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

Paul’s Review Of 320+ Rushers Over The Last 20 Years

Paul’s Review Of 320+ Rushers Over The Last 20 Years
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Curtis Martin, Hall of Fame RB

Each year as we prepare our fantasy football teams for success, there is that one magical number we like to use when looking at the RB position, 320 carries. Over the last 20 years there have been 98 times that this has happened.   Below is a look at those RB that have been able to accomplish the task and should answer the question on whether or not they can do it again.

Accomplished The Task Six Times (3 players)

  • Curtis Martin
  • Eddie George
  • Edgerrin James

Accomplished The Task Five Times (2 players)

  • Emmitt Smith
  • LaDainian Tomlinson

Accomplished The Task Four Times (1 player)

  • Clinton Portis

Accomplished The Task Three Times (8 players)

  • Barry Sanders
  • Jerome Bettis
  • Ricky Watters
  • Rudi Johnson
  • Shaun Alexander
  • Steven Jackson
  • Terrell Davis
  • Tiki Barber

Accomplished The Task Two Times (10 players)

  • Corey Dillon
  • Deuce McAllister
  • Larry Johnson
  • Michael Turner
  • Priest Holmes
  • Ricky Williams
  • Stephen Davis
  • Terry Allen
  • Travis Henry
  • Willie Parker

Accomplished The Task One Time (22 players)

  • Adrian Peterson
  • Ahman Green
  • Arian Foster
  • Barry Foster
  • Cedric Benson
  • Chris Johnson
  • Chris Warren
  • Dorsey Levens
  • Duce Staley
  • Errict Rhett
  • Fred Taylor
  • Jamal Anderson
  • Jamal Lewis
  • James Stewart
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
  • Natrone Means
  • Rashard Mendenhall
  • Rodney Hampton
  • Thomas Jones
  • Thurman Thomas
  • Willis McGahee

Below is a list of the RB and their stats in Alphabetical Order

 

Running Back

Year

Age

Gm

Rush

Yards

TDs

Rec

Yards

TDs

FPT

Adrian Peterson

2008

23

16

363

1760

10

21

125

0

249

Ahman Green

2003

26

16

355

1883

15

50

367

5

345

Arian Foster

2010

24

16

326

1614

16

66

604

2

330

Barry Foster

1992

24

16

390

1690

11

36

344

0

269

Barry Sanders

1997

29

16

335

2053

11

33

305

3

320

Barry Sanders

1994

26

16

331

1883

7

44

283

1

265

Barry Sanders

1998

30

16

343

1491

4

37

289

0

202

Cedric Benson

2010

28

16

321

1111

7

28

178

1

177

Chris Johnson

2009

24

16

358

2006

14

50

503

2

347

Chris Warren

1994

26

16

333

1545

9

41

323

2

253

Clinton Portis

2005

24

16

352

1516

11

30

216

0

244

Clinton Portis

2007

26

16

325

1262

11

47

389

0

236

Clinton Portis

2008

27

16

342

1487

9

28

218

0

225

Clinton Portis

2004

23

15

343

1315

5

40

235

2

202

Corey Dillon

2004

30

15

345

1635

12

15

103

1

252

Corey Dillon

2001

27

16

340

1315

10

34

228

3

231

Curtis Martin

2004

31

16

371

1697

12

41

245

2

278

Curtis Martin

1995

22

16

368

1487

14

30

261

1

265

Curtis Martin

2001

28

16

333

1513

10

53

320

0

248

Curtis Martin

1998

25

15

369

1287

8

43

365

1

219

Curtis Martin

1999

26

16

367

1464

5

45

259

0

202

Curtis Martin

2003

30

16

323

1308

2

42

262

0

169

Deuce McAllister

2002

24

15

325

1388

13

47

352

3

270

Deuce McAllister

2003

25

16

351

1641

8

69

516

0

264

Dorsey Levens

1997

27

16

329

1435

7

53

370

5

253

Duce Staley

1999

24

16

325

1273

4

41

294

2

193

Eddie George

2000

27

16

403

1509

14

50

453

2

292

Eddie George

1999

26

16

320

1304

9

47

458

4

254

Eddie George

2002

29

16

343

1165

12

36

255

2

226

Eddie George

1996

23

16

335

1368

8

23

182

0

203

Eddie George

1998

25

16

348

1294

5

37

310

1

196

Eddie George

1997

24

16

357

1399

6

7

44

1

186

Edgerrin James

2000

22

16

387

1709

13

63

594

5

338

Edgerrin James

1999

21

16

369

1553

13

62

586

4

316

Edgerrin James

2005

27

15

360

1506

13

44

337

1

268

Edgerrin James

2004

26

16

334

1548

9

51

483

0

257

Edgerrin James

2007

29

16

324

1232

7

25

196

0

185

Edgerrin James

2006

28

16

337

1159

6

38

217

0

174

Emmitt Smith

1995

26

16

377

1773

25

62

375

0

365

Emmitt Smith

1992

23

16

373

1713

18

59

335

1

319

Emmitt Smith

1994

25

15

368

1484

21

50

341

1

315

Emmitt Smith

1996

27

15

327

1204

12

47

249

3

235

Emmitt Smith

1999

30

15

329

1397

11

27

119

2

230

Errict Rhett

1995

25

16

332

1207

11

14

110

0

198

Fred Taylor

2003

27

16

345

1572

6

48

370

1

236

Jamal Anderson

1998

26

16

410

1846

14

27

319

2

313

Jamal Lewis

2003

24

16

387

2066

14

26

205

0

311

James Stewart

2000

29

16

339

1184

10

32

287

1

213

Jerome Bettis

1997

25

15

375

1665

7

15

110

2

232

Jerome Bettis

1996

24

16

320

1431

11

22

122

0

221

Jerome Bettis

2000

28

16

355

1341

8

13

97

0

192

LaDainian Tomlinson

2006

27

16

348

1815

28

56

508

3

427

LaDainian Tomlinson

2005

26

16

339

1462

18

51

370

2

318

LaDainian Tomlinson

2002

23

16

372

1683

14

79

489

1

307

LaDainian Tomlinson

2004

25

15

339

1335

17

53

441

1

288

LaDainian Tomlinson

2001

22

16

339

1236

10

59

367

0

220

Larry Johnson

2005

26

16

336

1750

20

33

343

1

335

Larry Johnson

2006

27

16

416

1789

17

41

410

2

334

Marshall Faulk

1998

25

16

324

1319

6

86

908

4

283

Maurice Jones-Drew

2011

26

16

343

1606

8

43

374

3

264

Michael Turner

2008

26

16

377

1699

17

6

41

0

276

Michael Turner

2010

28

16

334

1371

12

12

85

0

218

Natrone Means

1994

22

16

343

1350

12

39

235

0

231

Priest Holmes

2003

30

16

320

1420

27

74

690

0

373

Priest Holmes

2001

28

16

327

1555

8

62

614

2

277

Rashard Mendenhall

2010

23

16

324

1274

13

23

167

0

222

Ricky Watters

1996

27

16

353

1411

13

51

444

0

264

Ricky Watters

1995

26

16

337

1273

11

62

434

1

243

Ricky Watters

1999

30

16

325

1210

5

40

387

2

202

Ricky Williams

2002

25

16

383

1853

16

47

363

1

324

Ricky Williams

2003

26

16

392

1372

9

50

351

1

232

Rodney Hampton

1994

25

14

327

1075

6

14

103

0

154

Rudi Johnson

2005

26

16

337

1458

12

23

90

0

227

Rudi Johnson

2004

25

16

361

1454

12

15

84

0

226

Rudi Johnson

2006

27

16

341

1309

12

23

124

0

215

Shaun Alexander

2005

28

16

370

1880

27

15

78

1

364

Shaun Alexander

2004

27

16

353

1696

16

23

170

4

307

Shaun Alexander

2003

26

16

326

1435

14

42

295

2

269

Stephen Davis

2000

26

15

332

1318

11

33

313

0

229

Stephen Davis

2001

27

16

356

1432

5

28

205

0

194

Steven Jackson

2006

23

16

346

1528

13

90

806

3

329

Steven Jackson

2010

27

16

330

1241

6

46

383

0

198

Steven Jackson

2009

26

15

325

1424

4

50

314

0

198

Terrell Davis

1998

26

16

392

2008

21

25

217

2

361

Terrell Davis

1997

25

15

369

1750

15

42

287

0

294

Terrell Davis

1996

24

16

345

1538

13

36

310

2

275

Terry Allen

1996

28

16

347

1353

21

32

194

0

281

Terry Allen

1995

27

16

338

1309

10

31

232

1

220

Thomas Jones

2009

31

16

332

1402

14

10

58

0

230

Thurman Thomas

1993

27

16

355

1315

6

48

387

0

206

Tiki Barber

2005

30

16

357

1860

9

54

530

2

305

Tiki Barber

2004

29

16

322

1518

13

52

578

2

300

Tiki Barber

2006

31

16

327

1662

5

58

465

0

243

Travis Henry

2002

24

16

325

1438

13

43

309

1

259

Travis Henry

2003

25

15

331

1356

10

28

158

1

216

Willie Parker

2006

26

16

337

1494

13

31

222

3

268

Willie Parker

2007

27

15

321

1316

2

23

164

0

160

Willis McGahee

2005

24

16

325

1247

5

28

178

0

173

 

 

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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