ON THE RISE

JOSEPH ADDAIColts
He's the first NFL back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season without starting asingle game.

TRAVIS HENRYBroncos
The free agent parlayed a comeback season with the Titans into a plum jobrunning behind Denver's heralded line.

LAURENCE MARONEYPatriots
Expect him to pick up most of the departed Corey Dillon's 50 yards pergame.

ON THE DECLINE

AHMAN GREENTexans
Even a change of scenery won't make the beat-up Green, 30, a starter in mostleagues.

LARRY JOHNSONChiefs
A weak passing game means foes will stack the line against this former topfantasy pick.

CLINTON PORTISRedskins
The man of a thousand personas will have a hard time gaining 1,000 yards whilesplitting time with Ladell Betts.

SLEEPERS

LAMONT JORDANRaiders
Dominic Rhodes's four-game suspension gives Jordan a shot to reestablishhimself as a full-time player after a poor '06.

CEDRIC BENSONBears
Like him or not, the third-year man will be the centerpiece of Chicago'soffense.

THOMAS JONESJets
New top guy for a team that gained 1,738 rushing yards without a feature backin '06.

IMPACT

BRANDON JACKSONPackers
He'll replace another Cornhusker, Ahman Green, in Green Bay's backfield.

MARSHAWN LYNCHBills
The Pac-10 Off. Player of the Year from Cal is a power runner, a good receiverand has only Anthony Thomas to beat out.

ADRIAN PETERSONVikings
He ran for 137.3 yards per game and 41 TDs in less than three full seasons atOklahoma.

KEEP AN EYE ON

MICHAEL BUSHRaiders
A broken leg kept the Louisville powerhouse from being a first-round pick. Hecould contribute in the second half.

BRIAN LEONARDRams
A rookie with a nose for the end zone (45 TDs at Rutgers), he should get sometouches.

GARRETT WOLFEBears
Nation's leading rusher in '06, the Northern Illinois star gets a shot ifCedric Benson falters.

BUYER BEWARE

JULIUS JONESCowboys
Team's three-time rushing leader will share touches in the final year of hiscontract.

FRANK GORE49ers
Had a great 2006 but has regularly gone under the knife since his college daysat Miami.

LENDALE WHITETitans
He may be No. 1 on the depth chart, but he'll be pushed by veteran Chris Brownand rookie Chris Henry from Arizona.

SI PLAYER RANKINGSFOR 2007 with 2006 stats

 

    GAMES CARRIES RUSH. YARDS YARDS/CARRY YARDS/GAME 100-YARD GAMES TDs BYE WEEK
1. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers 16 348 1,815 5.2 113.4 11 33 7
2. Steven Jackson, Rams 16 346 1,528 4.4 95.5 6 16 9
3. Larry Johnson, Chiefs 16 416 1,789 4.3 111.8 11 19 8
4. Shaun Alexander, Seahawks 10 252 896 3.6 89.6 3 7 8
5. Frank Gore, 49ers 16 312 1,695 5.4 105.9 9 9 6
6. Rudi Johnson, Bengals 16 341 1,309 3.8 81.8 5 12 5
7. Willie Parker, Steelers 16 337 1,494 4.4 93.4 7 16 6
8. Laurence Maroney, Patriots 14 175 745 4.3 53.2 1 7 10
9. Joseph Addai, Colts 16 226 1,081 4.8 67.6 3 8 6
10. Brian Westbrook, Eagles 15 240 1,217 5.1 81.1 8 11 5
11. Travis Henry, Broncos 14 270 1,211 4.5 86.5 6 7 6
12. Reggie Bush, Saints 16 155 565 3.6 35.3 1 9 4
13. Thomas Jones, Jets 16 296 1,210 4.1 75.6 6 6 10
14. Cedric Benson, Bears 15 157 647 4.1 43.1 1 6 9
15. Willis McGahee, Ravens 14 259 990 3.8 70.7 2 6 8
16. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins 13 241 1,008 4.2 77.5 4 5 9
17. Deuce McAllister, Saints 15 244 1,057 4.3 70.5 5 10 4
18. Julius Jones, Cowboys 16 267 1,084 4.1 67.8 5 4 8
19. Edgerrin James, Cardinals 16 337 1,159 3.4 72.4 3 6 8
20. Marshawn Lynch, Bills + 13 223 1,356 6.1 104.3 8 15 6
21. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers 13 121 501 4.1 38.5 1 2 7
22. Clinton Portis, Redskins 8 127 523 4.1 65.4 1 7 4
23. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars 16 166 941 5.7 58.8 3 16 4
24. Marion Barber, Cowboys 16 135 654 4.8 40.9 0 16 8
25. Chester Taylor, Vikings 15 303 1,216 4.0 81.1 4 6 5
26. Brandon Jacobs, Giants 15 96 423 4.4 28.2 0 9 9
27. Jamal Lewis, Browns 16 314 1,132 3.6 70.8 2 9 7
28. Warrick Dunn, Falcons 16 286 1,140 4.0 71.3 3 5 8
29. Ahman Green, Texans 14 266 1,059 4.0 75.6 5 6 10
30. Fred Taylor, Jaguars 15 231 1,146 5.0 76.4 4 6 4
31. Cadillac Williams, Buccaneers 14 225 798 3.5 57.0 2 1 10
32. LaMont Jordan, Raiders 9 114 434 3.8 48.2 1 2 5
33. Kevin Jones, Lions ‚úù 12 181 689 3.8 57.4 2 8 6
34. Vernand Morency, Packers 14 96 434 4.5 31.0 1 2 7
35. Adrian Peterson, Vikings + 7 188 1,012 5.4 144.6 6 12 5
36. Ladell Betts, Redskins 16 245 1,154 4.7 72.1 6 5 4
37. Jerious Norwood, Falcons 14 99 633 6.4 45.2 2 2 8
38. Brandon Jackson, Packers + 14 188 989 5.3 70.6 4 10 7
39. Reuben Droughns, Giants 14 220 758 3.4 54.1 2 4 9
40. DeShaun Foster, Panthers 14 227 897 4.0 64.1 3 3 7
41. Chris Henry, Titans + 11 165 581 3.5 52.8 1 8 4
42. Maurice Morris, Seahawks 16 161 604 3.8 37.8 2 0 8
43. LenDale White, Titans 13 61 244 4.0 18.8 0 0 4
44. Tatum Bell, Lions 13 233 1,025 4.4 78.8 5 2 6
45. T.J. Duckett, Lions 10 38 132 3.5 13.2 0 2 6
46. Anthony Thomas, Bills 16 107 378 3.5 23.6 1 2 6
47. Sammy Morris, Patriots 12 92 400 4.3 33.3 1 1 10
48. Dominic Rhodes, Raiders 16 187 641 3.4 40.1 1 5 5
49. Michael Robinson, 49ers 16 38 116 3.1 7.3 0 2 6
50. Michael Pittman, Buccaneers 16 50 245 4.9 15.3 0 1 10
51. Correll Buckhalter, Eagles 16 83 345 4.2 21.6 0 3 5
53. Greg Jones, Jaguars * 14 151 575 3.8 41.1 2 4 4
53. Kevin Faulk, Patriots 15 25 123 4.9 8.2 0 3 10
54. Musa Smith, Ravens 12 36 153 4.3 12.8 0 0 8
55. Wali Lundy, Texans 14 124 476 3.8 34.0 1 4 10
56. Leon Washington, Jets 16 151 650 4.3 40.6 2 4 10
57. Adrian Peterson, Bears 16 10 41 4.1 2.6 0 2 9
58. Mike Bell, Broncos 15 157 677 4.3 45.1 1 8 6
59. Noah Herron, Packers 16 37 150 4.1 9.4 0 3 7
60. Lorenzo Booker, Dolphins + 13 143 616 4.3 47.4 1 4 9
61. Corey Dillon, free agent 16 199 812 4.1 50.8 0 13
62. Najeh Davenport, Steelers 13 60 221 3.7 17.0 0 2 6
63. Ron Dayne, Texans 11 151 612 4.1 55.6 1 5 10
64. Kenny Irons, Bengals + 11 198 893 4.5 81.2 3 4 5

+ Collegestats

* 2005 stats

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