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The Top 10 Dual-Threat RBs In Fantasy Football

The Top 10 Dual-Threat RBs In Fantasy Football

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Having a running back who can score in multiple ways is a huge asset in fantasy football. It's like having one player who produces as much as two players. The running backs on this list have proved that they can provide points in a number of ways. Some of the players will be taken in the first few picks of the draft, and others will be late-round steals. Here are the top 10 dual-threat running backs in fantasy football.

10. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

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10. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

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DeMarco Murray is coming off his best season as a professional even after not managing to play a full season. He gained almost 1,500 all-purpose yards last year, while finding the end zone 10 times. He also caught 53 balls last season, finishing third on the team, and that number could very well increase given Scott Linehan's past as a play-caller.

9. Chris Johnson, New York Jets

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9. Chris Johnson, New York Jets

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Even in a supposedly "down year," former Tennessee Titan Chris Johnson still managed to gain over 1,400 all-purpose yards despite poor play at the quarterback position. While Johnson won't be a perennial 1,500-yard back, he still has plenty left in the tank and has a chip on his shoulder following his release from Tennessee. Johnson joins a run-first team in the Jets, and can be a good receiving threat with lots of receptions from checkdowns.

8. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

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8. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

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Compared to Ray Rice's standards, the former Rutgers back had a poor season last year. Without several key offensive linemen, Rice struggled to find any holes in the running game and was a non-factor in the passing. But he still managed to record almost 1,000 all-purpose yards and finished second in receptions last year. A suspension is likely coming for Rice, but until then, I'll still view him as a top dual-threat running back.

7. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions

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7. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions

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As just a backup for the Lions, Joique Bell has been capable of producing No. 2 back-like statistics. Last season, Bell ran for 650 yards and eight touchdowns, and caught 53 passes for 547 yards, which ranked second and third on the team respectively. With Reggie Bush unable to stay healthy and not a lot of wear and tear on Bell's tires, expect Bell to be an excellent No. 2 option for any fantasy team.

6. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints

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6. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints

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The New Orleans Saints have tried for several years to replace Pierre Thomas, but he continues to be their best running back. Last season, Thomas registered over 1,000 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns. He was the team's second-leading receiver and their leading rusher, proving how valuable he is. Thomas won't be among the top running backs in fantasy, but he is an excellent value pick later in the draft.

5. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions

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5. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions

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Reggie Bush was everything the Lions hoped he would be when they signed him in the previous offseason. He provided a big-play threat at the running back position, posting over 1,000 yards rushing and more than 500 yards receiving. Bush stayed relatively healthy by playing in 14 games, but missed parts of others with nagging injuries. He will still be a solid No. 2 option for any fantasy team.

4. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals

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4. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals

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Despite not starting a single game last year, Bernard finished second in both rushing yards (695) and receptions (56). He also finished third on the team in receiving yards with 514. This year, he is the clear-cut starter for the Bengals, and even with second-round pick Jeremy Hill on board, Bernard should get significantly more touches this year than he did last year (226).

3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears

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3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears

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Matt Forte continues to be one of the game's best dual threats and reliable ball carriers, as he posted another fantastic season in 2013 with 1,339 yards on the ground, along with 75 catches for an additional 592 yards receiving. Forte also tied his career high with 12 total scores. Forte continues to play at an elite level, even at the age of 28, and is surrounded by receivers like Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett.

2. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

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2. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

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LeSean McCoy thrived in his first year in Chip Kelly's offense, rushing for a league-high 1,607 yards, scoring nine touchdowns on the ground while adding 52 receptions for 540 yards and two scores through the air. McCoy totaled 386 combined touches (314 carries and 52 receptions) last season, and at age 26, he is just approaching his prime. McCoy finished last year ranked third in team receiving yards and second in receptions.

1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

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1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

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Not since Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson have the Chiefs had a fantasy stud who was anything like running back Jamaal Charles. He will be a top-three pick in 2014 after living up to the hype and then some in 2013 with a monstrous fantasy season. He was the top-scoring fantasy back in practically all formats, leading the Chiefs in rushing attempts, rushing yards, receptions, receiving yards and total touchdowns.