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Running up on 30!! 2012 Top 10 Running Backs 30ye

Posted on: May 7, 2012 4:11 pm
 

Running up on 30!! 2012 Top 10 Running Backs 30years of age or close to.

Well for Fantasy production there is only 5 RBs 30+years of age with 4 of them looking at 31 either by the start of the regular season or mid way through. The 3 biggest problems Running Backs face is  Heavy work-load, Lower body injuries and Age.  Anyone 30+ years old will tell you that "the body SLOWS the healing process"

 

Oldest group :

1. F.Jackson - Buf (31) : Broken right ankle- Fractured Fibula/ Missed 6 games in 2011

2. W.McGahee - Den (30 soon 31) : Hamstring/Knee problems/ Missed- Limited 3 games in 2011

3. C.Benson - Cin (30 soon 31) : Foot problems in 2011/ Missed 1 game in 2011

4. R.Grant - GB (30 soon 31) Bruised Kidney/Missed 1 game in 2011

5. M.Turner - Atl (30) Groin problems/ Limited 3 games in 2011

6. B.Jacobs - SF (29 soon 30) Hamstring/Knee problems in 2011/ Missed 2 games in 2011

 

Next Generation :

7. F.Gore - SF (28 soon 29) : Right leg injury/Ankle problems in 2011

8. D.Sproles - NO (28 soon 29) No injury issues

9. S.Jackson - STL (28 soon 29) Quad and Foot problems in 2011/ Missed and limited 2 games

10. D.Williams - Car (28 soon 29) No injury issues

 

Third Generation :

M.Bush -Chi (27 soon 28) : No injury issues

I.Redman - Pits (27 soon 28) : No Injury issues

P.Thomas - NO (27 soon 28) : No injury issues

M.Jones-Drew - Jax (27) : No injury issues

A.Peterson - Min (27) : Torn ACL/MCL,  ACL/MCL/Meniscus surgery

R.Bush - Mia (27) : Knee (Non-serious)

M.Forte- Chi (26 soon 27) : MCL Sprain/Knee Missed 4 games in 2011

BJGE -  Cin (26 soon 27) : Toe problems/ Limited in 5 games in 2011

C.Johnson- Ten (26 soon 27) : Endurance, Lockout problems

S.Greene- NYJ (26 soon 27) : Rib/Abdomen problems/ Limited 5 games in 2011

 

Every other RB of Fantasy production is younger, ranging from 23-26 years of age. Oldest to youngest.

 

D.Brown - Ind (26) : No injury issues.

A.Bradshaw - NYG (26) : Foot problems/ Limited in 2 games and Missed 4 games in 2011

A.Foster - Hou (25 soon 26) : Hamstring problems/ Limited in 3 games and Missed 2 games in 2011

M.Lynch - Sea (25 soon 26) : No injury issues

J.Charles - KC (25 soon 26) : Torn ACL Knee problems/ Missed 15 games in 2011

L.Blount - TB (25 soon 26) : Knee problems/ Limited in 4 games and Missed 2 games in 2011

R.Rice - Balt (25) : No injury issues

J.Stewart - Car (25) : No injury issues

R.Mathews - SD (24 soon 25) : Calf problems/ Limited 4 games and Missed 2 games in 2011

D.McFadden - Oak (24 soon 25) : Lisfranc Sprain/ Missed 9 games in 2011

D.Murray - Dal (24) : Broken Ankle/ Missed 3 games in 2011

L.McCoy - Phi (23 soon 24) : No injury issues

B.Wells - Ari (23 soon 24) : Knee problems/ Missed 2games, Limited 6 games in 2011

J.Best - Det (23 soon 24) : Concussion problems/ Missed 10 games in 2011

B.Tate - Hou (23 soon 24) : Groin and Achilles problems/ Missed 1 game in 2011

M.Ingram - NO (22 soon 23) : Heel and Toe problems/ Missed 6 games in 2011


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