11. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jax - Talk about a guy that could use a change of scenery. But unfortunately for MJD, his success depends on Blaine Gabbert’s maturity. He is still a tough runner surrounded by decent talent on the outside, and the AFC South’s defenses are hardly stout. He’s a low No. 1.
12. Matt Forte, Chi – The biggest concern with Forte is injury. He should shine in Trestman’s offense and could return to top 10 form.
13. Steven Jackson, Stl – Jackson will love it in Atlanta. The presence of WR Roddy White and WR Julio Jones means he’ll never face an eight man front, and he still has enough left in the tank to top 1,000 yards and double digit TDs.
14. Stevan Ridley, NE – The Patriots will become a more run heavy team in 2013 which will directly benefit Ridley.
15. DeMarco Murray, Dal - The Cowboys O- line is improved which will help Murray immensely. The talented back needs to remain healthy and could fulfill all that potential if he does.
16. Chris Johnson, TN – It seems like eons ago when he was the 2nd pick off the board. This is a big year for Johnson, and he may just be up to the task.
17. Reggie Bush, Det – Bush will thrive in Detroit as a runner and receiver. Look for him to play a much bigger role in this offense although short yardage TDs will likely go to RB Mikel Leshoure.
18. Frank Gore, SF - At 30, he’s still trucking along. The 49ers massive O-line creates nice running lanes and none of the other backs have been able to surpass him. Gore is a solid No. 2 RB and flex player this season.
19. Darren McFadden, Oak - It’s pick your poison with McFadden. If you go with him, make sure your RB depth is good. He can never seem to remain healthy, which is why he can’t be counted on as a No. 1 fantasy back.
20. David Wilson, NYG – He’s an intriguing fantasy football sleeper this year. He has all the ability in the world but questions remain about his ability to carry the load (and block for Eli). The potential is there for a 1,200+ yard season and double digit TDs.
21. Lamar Miller, Mia – The Dolphins love him and let Reggie Bush walk as a result. With Mike Wallace there to keep defenses’ honest, Miller could be in line for a breakthrough season.
22. Le’Vonn Bell, Pit – The Steelers O-line has been a weakness in recent years but could end up a strength in 2013. That will benefit Bell who will be given every opportunity to succeed as the top back.
23. Monte Ball, Den – The rookie runner landed in a solid spot. The loss of C Dan Koppen is a concern, but teams won’t be able to load the box to stop the run.
24. Darren Sproles, NO - With Sean Payton back calling plays, look for a lot of passes to come Sproles way. His 2013 will resemble 2011 more than last year.
25. Ryan Mathews, SD – This is a big year for Mathews. He has a ton of potential but has never lived up to it. A new coaching regime could do the trick.