Wilwhite is right. Except McCoy was also higher ranked this year than last, and Charles (Chiefs) is higher this year than last. There is clearly a chaning of the guard though...Gore is about the same too, and now Wilson is about the same as Bradshaw was last year.
So with the studs: Peterson, Foster, Rice, Lynch, McCoy, and Charles
Lesser established guys: Forte, MJD, Johnson, McFadden, and Gore
Newbies: T. Rich, Alf, Martin, Murray, Spiller, Leshore, and Ridley
That's 18 guys who should be starting in >95% of leagues all year long, pending busts and injuries. Getting 2 of these guys will be the key to feeling good about your draft this August.
But that also, that leaves another 18 teams looking for their #1 back. Some are easy to predict pending free agency and the draft. BJGE, Matthews, Sproles...maybe SJax depending on location...these guys won't be the difference makers next year, but are safe enough.
There is enough opportunity though to hit it big with the up and coming players like Wilson, whoever starts in Denver, and Atlanta, potentially Lamar Miller, or Daryl Richardson, Dwyer in Pittsburgh, and other established timeshares or dead zones like Carolina, Arizona, Green Bay and the Jets. Could Ballard turn in a #2 fantasy season in Indy?
Those are the 32 situations. You want either 2 of the top 18 who actually finish in the top 18...or one stud and enough of the lesser guys to hit on one who finishes in the top 18. The latter will probably mean you were able to get a good #1 WR or QB, which means your staring lineup is probably better than average, but it's a gamble...which is why we are paying attention now to catch on to what the trends, and new coaches and their offenses will look like next year.