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Ryan Mathews a Top 5 Fantasy Running Back?

By Ernie Padaon

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Mathews is becoming a big name in fantasy football. He is rising up draft boards and is getting ranked as a top 5 runningback. There is a lot of talk out of Charger Park that Mathews will be taking a bulk of the carries for the Bolts.

What other backs are worth a selection before Ryan? Arian Foster is regarded as the top pick in the draft by many and then Ray Rice and Lesean McCoy round out the top 3. After those backs, what other runningbacks would you place higher than Mathews?

Maurice Jones-Drew is a monster, but he doesn’t get into the end zone often for the Jags. Marshawn Lynch always seems like a risky pick in Seattle. Chris Johnson went from the top pick in the draft to a mystery last season. Darren McFadden is an injury waiting to happen. Adrian Peterson is an injury that already happened and we have to wait and see how he bounces back from that. Same story for Matt Forte, Fred Jackson and Jamaal Charles.

Steven Jackson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Reggie Bush, Trent Richardson, Michael Turner?

After the Top 3 backs, it sure seems like you can take your pick on your favorite from the pack. Since most of you will be in fantasy leagues littered with Bolt fans, Mathews will be gone quickly.

What backs would you choose before Mathews?