16. Frank Gore, 49ers: I love Frank Gore as a runner, but you just can’t trust him to play 16 games.
17. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers: How will he respond to being a full-time starter in his second year?
19. Jahvid Best, Lions: He’s a Jamaal Charles-type talent with Frank Gore-like injury concerns.
20. Ryan Mathews, Chargers: Last year’s rookie darling took a backseat to Mike Tolbert in 2010.
21. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks: He’s only 25 years old and he can reach his potential in Seattle.
22. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers: The Panthers have a three-headed monster. You have been warned.
24. Ryan Grant, Packers: Formerly a top-10 fantasy back, Grant rejoins one of the NFL’s best offenses.
27. Willis McGahee, Broncos: Take a late-round flyer on Willis, who will get a larger workload in Denver.
28. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots: He was a nice surprise in 2010, but as a rule, I avoid all Patriots backs.
29. Fred Jackson, Bills: C.J. Spiller is a situational player right now, making Jackson a solid starting option.
If you really want to draft a rookie…
Make it Mark Ingram, the former Heisman Trophy winner who landed in a great spot with the Saints.
Three running backs with sleeper potential…
1. Shonn Greene: Mark Sanchez is overrated and LaDainian Tomlinson is old, so give Greene the rock, Rex.
2. Ryan Grant: He has had nearly a full year to rehab his ankle, and he’s better than James Starks right now.
3. Willis McGahee: Like I said, I really like McGahee’s situation in Denver. He could become the starter.
Three running backs I would draft with caution…
1. Jonathan Stewart: I’m done with “The Daily Show,” who squandered his chance to start last season.
2. Joseph Addai: He’s a good pass blocker, so that will keep him on the field until a youngster forces him off.
3. Felix Jones and C.J. Spiller: Neither of these speedsters has proved they can carry the load in the NFL.
(For my fantasy football quarterback rankings, released on Monday, click this link right here.)
Matt Vensel is a blogger and community coordinator for The Baltimore Sun. Send your fantasy questions and comments to Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com, @mattvensel on Twitter or leave them in the comments section below.