In the middle of my new keeper league draft now, and my 9th round pick is around the corner. I would like to add some RB depth (RBs have flown off the shelves), but am a little unsure of which one/s to go for as the only ones remaining are a hodge-podge mix of rookies and backups. Please rank these RBs, taking into consideration their potential production this year, as well keeper value 1-2 years ahead. Feel free to also add your opinions/analysis.
1) Kenny Irons (CIN) - Competing with injury-prone Chris Perry to be Rudi's backup. Even if he wins, Rudi does get 80-85% of the carries anyway.
2) Anthony Thomas (Buf) - Lost a step in recent years, but is he there to step in if Marshawn falters, or is he just there to mentor?
3) Chris Brown (Ten) - Turf toe. 3-headed RB monster. Iffy offense. Will he be given the first shot to produce?
4) Tony Hunt (Phi) - Heard he could be an effective 3rd-down back. Or will that be Buckhalter?
5) DeDe Dorsey (Ind) - Backing up Addai, how many opportunities will he get?
6) Sammy Morris (NE) - Maroney is somewhat injury-prone...
7) Brian Leonard (StL) - With SJax wanting to gain 5000 yards, this guy's probably just a handcuff, right?
8) Michael Robinson (SF) - Showed flashes of promise when Gore took a breather last year. Another handcuff?
9) Garrett Wolfe (Chi) - Tiny, tiny, tiny is all I've been reading about this guy. Will the Bears try to limit Benson's load by using the Wolfe?
10) Lorenzo Booker (Mia) - Again, how many opportunities will this guy get behind a young, established #1 RB?
11) Michael Pittman (TB) - Even if Caddy goes down, will probably not be the feature back.
12) Marcel Shipp (Ari) - Will ge be given carries to keep Edge fresh? Goal-line back?