Bananas Foster: Is Arian Foster the best fantasy RB in the league today?

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2 Guys bounce back into action with a jam packed show that covers the best running backs in fantasy football for the 2013 season.

Frank and Evan both agree that Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson are the premier backs heading into next season but their lists diverge greatly from that point.

Listen in and find who 2 Guys think will bring the most value into your fantasy backfield for 2013.


Yo Adrian! The Vikings Stud RB top 2 Guys Fantasy Running Back Rankings

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What was once the glamour position in fantasy football has turned into the red headed step child with the running back by committee approach. But there are still some gems at the position as well as a few dark horses.

Evan's 2013 Running Back Rankings

RankNameTeamComment
1Adrian PetersonMinnesota VikingsAfter the year he had in 2012, no one else could even be considered for the top spot
2Arian FosterHouston TexansGreat runner, great receiver, plus he plays in a great offense
3Marshawn LynchSeattle SeahawksHis nose for the endzone lands him high on this list
4CJ SpillerBuffalo BillsIn 2012 Spiller finally showed the big play that makes him so dangerous
5Ray RiceBaltimore RavensExpect a bigger workload for Rice in 2013 increasing his value
6LeSean McCoyPhiladelphia EaglesHopefully Chip Kelly quickly learns that the Eagles best offensive option is giving the ball to McCoy
7Doug MartinTampa Bay BuccaneersTeams will prepare for him but will struggle to stop him in 2013
8Trent RichardsonCleveland BrownsHis rugged running style should lead to solid numbers in 2013
9Alfred MorrisWashington RedskinsAs long as RGIII continues to attract a lot of attention, Morris should do well
10Maurice Jones-DrewJacksonville JaguarsHe should be healthy in 2013 meaning we should see a return to form for MJD
11Stevan RidleyNew England PatriotsLots of guys touch the ball in New England but none as much as Ridley
12Matt ForteChicago BearsStill able to do lots of damage as both a runner and receiver
13Jamaal CharlesKansas City ChiefsAndy Reid did not use LeSean McCoy much, the same thing could happen with Charles
14Chris JohnsonTennessee TitansDoes the signing of Shonn Greene meaning fewer touches for Johnson?
15Reggie BushDetroit LionsBush may be talented enough to keep the Lions from throwing so much
16Lamar MillerMiami DolphinsThe chance is there for the young back to really emerge in 2013
17Montee BallDenver BroncosAs long as he earns Peyton Manning's trust, Ball should have a great rookie season
18Frank GoreSan Francisco 49ersGore continues to give the Niners no reason to look for a permanent replacement
19David WilsonNew York GiantsWill the Giants use the speedster as much as fantasy owners hope?
20DeMarco MurrayDallas CowboysHas to prove he can stay healthy before he can move up this list
21Darren McFaddenOakland RaidersImmensely talented but injury-prone and inconsistent
22Darren SprolesNew Orleans SaintsThe excellent receiver always has even more value in PPR leagues
23Eddie LacyGreen Bay PackersThe Packers have been looking for a solid back for years, Lacy should be their guy
24Le'Veon BellPittsburgh SteelersDon't be fooled, the Steelers will throw the ball a lot more than they hand it to Bell
25Chris IvoryNew York JetsHe has shown flashes when given the chance, should have plenty of opportunity in New York
26Giovani BernardCincinnati BengalsBy the end of the season, Bernard should see significantly more work than BenJarvus Green-Ellis
27Ryan MathewsSan Diego ChargersAnother back who needs to prove he can stay healthy before you should trust him
28Jonathan StewartCarolina PanthersCarolina needs to get more out of the running game in 2013, right?
29Rashard MendenhallArizona CardinalsWill probably get overdrafted based on his name, but a decent option if he falls
30Vick BallardIndianapolis ColtsThe longer it takes for Ahmad Bradshaw to get healthy, the better Ballard looks as a fantasy option
31Mark IngramNew Orleans SaintsIngram needs to prove he can be reliable in the red zone to earn more meaningful carries
32Andre BrownNew York GiantsThe Giants are always most effective when at least 2 guys are getting carries
33Danny WoodheadSan Diego ChargersCoaches are raving about Woodhead who should do well if Mathews falters
34Ben Jarvus Green-EllisCincinnati BengalsI feel a lot better starting him in the first few weeks of the season rather than the last few
35Zac StacySt. Louis RamsStacy looks like he might beat out the suspensed Isaiah Pead for the starting spot
36Shane VereenNew England PatriotsThere are enough carries to go around in New England for Vereen to post solid numbers
37Ryan WilliamsArizona CardinalsWhen healthy, Williams looks dangerous. When healthy.
38Bryce BrownPhiladelphia EaglesBrown looked good in spots last year but needs to protect the ball to stay on the field
39Ben TateHouston TexansTate could start for most teams in the league but not in front of Arian Foster
40Mikel LeshoureDetroit LionsLeshoure should see some red zone work while Reggie Bush carries the ball between the 20s
41Fred JacksonBuffalo BillsWill need to show that the knee injury is behind him in order to get on the field with any consistency
42DeAngelo WilliamsCarolina PanthersHe will probably have one or two games this year where you will kick yourself for not starting him
43Ronnie HillmanDenver BroncosWhile Montee Ball sees most of the work, Hillman is too good to be totally ignored
44Pierre ThomasNew Orleans SaintsDespite being a third option, Thomas should still have some very good games in 2013
45Kendall HunterSan Francisco 49ersIf Hunter is not totally healthy heading into the season, LeMichael James should take this spot
46Bernard PierceBaltimore RavensIn order to keep Ray Rice fresh, Pierce needs to get a good number of chances
47Jacquizz RodgersAtlanta FalconsThe arrival of Steven Jackson means Rodgers remains a change of pace and 3rd down back at most
48Isaiah PeadSt. Louis RamsThe suspension hurts but should still get an opportunity to play in a backfield scattered with unproven players
49Joseph RandleDallas CowboysDeMarco Murray might have trouble holding off the promising rookie
50Ahmad BradshawIndianapolis ColtsThe fact that he still is using a walking boot in June has me worried about his 2013 potential

Frank's 2013 Fantasy RB Rankings

RankNameTeamComment
1Adrian PetersonVikingsComing off a 2,000 yard season there are no better options at the position.
2Arian FosterTexansCould lead the league in rushing if healthy.
3Lesean McCoyEaglesProbably the most versatile back in the league and also one of the quickest.
4Maurice Jones DrewJaguarsGetting up there in years but still not many better.
5Ray RiceRavensGreat dual threat back but losing some touches to Bernard Pierce.
6Trent RichardsonBrownsHealth is a concern, production is not.
7Alfred MorrisRedskinsFound his groove last year let's hope Shanahan let's him keep it going.
8Jamaal CharlesChiefsWas spectacular coming off of serious injury the previous year.
9Doug MartinBuccaneersBurst onto the scene with an amazing rookie campaign.
10Marshawn LynchSeahawksWhen he gets into BEAST mode no one can stop him.
11Chris JohnsonTitansMaybe not the back he was a few years ago but still a worthy fantasy starter.
12C.J. SpillerBillsWas as explosive as any back in 2012.
13Matt ForteBearsHad some injury issues last year but he provides value in both receiving and rushing game when on the field.
14Frank Gore49ersThey keep saying this is going to be the year when slows down. Fingers crossed.
15David WilsonGiantsExceptional speed makes him an intriguing fantasy play in 2013.
16Demarco MurrayCowboysHis injury history makes him a risky fantasy choice.
17Darren McFaddenRaidersSounds like a broken record, but if he is healthy he could lead the league in rushing.
18Steven JacksonFalconsWill breathe a dose of new life and toughness into a finesse Falcons attack.
19Mikell LeshoureLionsShowed good instincts last year when the was on the field.
20Daryl RichardsonRamsLooked good when subbed for Steven Jackson last year.
21Stevan RidleyPatriotsHe has plenty of room to run in the Patriots pass happy offense.
22Ben TateTexansIf Foster goes down his value goes way up.
23Fred JacksonBillsGetting older but still an effective running back.
24Eddie LacyPackersPoised to have significant touches in an explosive offense.
25Kendall Hunter49ersIf Gore gets nicked up Hunter will be there to reap the benefits for fantasy owners.
26Lamar MillerDolphinsHas the speed to make explosive plays but can he consistent from week to week?
27Andre BrownGiantsWhen he was healthy he was the best RB in the Giants backfield last season.
28Pierre ThomasSaintsSeems to find a way to get into the endzone several times each year.
29Reggie BushLionsWill never be a full time back but he has shown flashes of brilliance.
30Jaquizz RodgersFalconsWill get offense in a variety of ways in the Falcons versatile attack.
31Giovanni BernardBengalsDon't be surprised when he wins the starting job in the Bengals backfield.
32Johnathan StewartPanthersWould be higher if he got more carries.
33Bernard PierceRavensA valuable hand cuff for Ray Rice owners.
34Montee BallBroncosWith McGahee's release it appears to be his job to lose.
35Ryan MatthewsChargersHe could be higher, but injuries and lack of production have eroded in value in gambling on him early in your draft.
36Ronnie HillmanBroncosHas a chance with McGahee out of the picture.
37Rashard MendenhallCardinalsHasn't been healthy for quite some time. Unless Arizona has the fountain of youth don't expect too much from him.
38Leveaune BellSteelersCould provide some punch to an anemic Steelers running game.
39Bryce BrownEaglesHold onto the ball young man.
40BenJarvus Green EllisBengalsAlmost has more names (4) than touchdowns (6) last season.
41Ahmad BradshawColtsWill have a more limited role than with the Giants but still worth a roster spot.
42Michael BushBears
43Vick BallardColtsCould be higher but sharing time with Bradshaw hurts value.
44Deangelo WilliamsPanthersToo much east west running for my fantasy tastes.
45Chris IvoryJetsSomeone has to run the ball for Gang Green.
46Darren SprolesSaintsMore of a receiver than running back at this point in his career.
47Ryan WilliamsCardinalsInjury prone.
48Jonathan FranklinPackersIn a great situation. Keep an eye on him.
49Mark IngramSaintsHasn't been the productive we've expected him to be.
50Isiah PeadeRamsHas a chance to breakout this year.
51LaMichael James49ersBuried on the depth chart but has great talent.
52Knowshon MorenoBroncosWas great at the end of last season but what will role be this year?
53Robert TurbinSeahawksA great young back whose stock what shoot up if Lynch was injured.
54Mike GoodsonJetsIf you're in a deep league he's worth a look.
55Daniel ThomasDolphinsTimes almost up for him.

Out Wide: 2 Guys talk about Calvin Johnson and the top fantasy WRs heading into the 2013 season

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2 Guys go all in this week and breakdown the WRs heading into the 2013 fantasy season.

Frank and Evan both like Calvin Johnson as the top pass catcher heading into next season.

But that’s where the similarity ends as Frank and Evan engage in an epic debate on which wide outs will be the most productive in 2013.

Listen in to the exciting discussion as well as insight on which WRs will emerge as sleepers.


Ask and Ye Shall Receive: Megatron top 2 Guys Fantasy list of WRs for the 2013 Fantasy Season

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Wide receiver is quickly becoming the deepest position in fantasy football. With the new rules against enacted against hitting ‘defenseless’ receivers and the emphasis on calling illegal contact and pass interference on the field makes the wide receiver position one you can build your fantasy team around. Check out Frank and Evan’s rankings for WRs heading into the 2013 season.

Evan's 2013 Wide Receiver Rankings

RankNameTeamComment
1Calvin JohnsonDetroit LionsComing off a record season, there is no chance of slowing down Megatron
2AJ GreenCincinnati BengalsAlthough he is still young and has room to improve, Green is the 2nd best receiver availble in 2013
3Brandon MarshallChicago BearsMarshall proved last year that he is a fantasy beast when paired with Jay Cutler
4Julio JonesAtlanta FalconsThis should be the year where it becomes more clear that Jones is the focal point of the Atlanta passing game
5Dez BryantDallas CowboysShowed consistency that makes him a top 3 receiver, his injury history knocks him down a slot or two
6Andre JohnsonHouston TexansWith Houston added pieces around him, Johnson still has enough left to post big numbers
7Demaryius ThomasDenver BroncosWe can only expect more from Thomas in his second season with Peyton Manning
8Larry FitzgeraldArizona CardinalsWth a new coach and QB in house, Fitzgerald should be motivated to prove a poor 2012 was a fluke
9Percy HarvinSeattle SeahawksWill be given every chance to be a fantasy stud in 2013, Harvin just needs to stay healthy
10Roddy WhiteAtlanta FalconsWhite is no longer a top 5 receiver, but Matt Ryan still looks his way plenty
11Vincent JacksonTampa Bay BuccaneersComing off a career year, Jackson could be even better in 2013
12Randall CobbGreen Bay PackersSomeone has to become the star of the Green Bay passing attack and Cobb is the most likely candidate
13Mike WallaceMiami DolphinsThe speedster should see loads of targets in Miami
14Victor CruzNew York GiantsThe longer his contract dispute goes, the further down this list he falls
15Marques ColstonNew Orleans SaintsColston remains the receiver that Drew Brees looks to most often
16Jordy NelsonGreen Bay PackersIf Nelson stays healthy, he could be the most productive Packer receiver in 2013
17Steve SmithCarolina PanthersThe veteran receiver still has a lot left in the tank
18Reggie WayneIndianapolis ColtsLike Smith, Wayne showed he still had a lot left to offer QB Andrew Luck
19Wes WelkerDenver BroncosCan Welker be as productive in another uniform, I don't think so
20Torrey SmithBaltimore RavensSmith should get loads of opportunities to step up in a depleted receiver corps
21Hakeem NicksNew York GiantsNicks is great when he is healthy
22Dwayne BoweKansas City ChiefsCan Bowe be more consistent in Andy Reid's offense?
23Danny AmendolaNew England PatriotsAmendola might not get as many looks as Wes Welker used to get but it will be close
24Antonio BrownPittsburgh SteelersBrown was the guy the Steelers chose over Mike Wallace, time for him to show why
25Eric DeckerDenver BroncosThe fact that the Broncos have 3 receivers in the top 25 speaks to the explosiveness of their offense
26Mike WilliamsTampa Bay BuccaneersWilliams was back to his TD scoring ways in 2012 and should be again in 2013
27DeSean JacksonPhiladelphia EaglesIt will interesting to see how Chip Kelly utilizes Jackson's incredible speed
28Cecil ShortsJacksonville JaguarsShorts really picked up his play in the 2nd half of the season- atrend that should continue
29Pierre GarconWashington RedskinsUntil he proves he can stay on the field, Garcon remains a risky fantasy option despite his talent
30Steve JohnsonBuffalo BillsWith uncertainty at quarterback, Johnson will struggle to match his 2011 output
31Josh GordonCleveland BrownsIf we were looking at a better QB situation, Gordon would be higher on this list
32Greg JenningsMinnesota VikingsStill loaded with talent although the injury bug has already hit again this offseason
33Lance MooreNew Orleans SaintsThe Saints throw the ball a lot and more is a favorite red zone target for Drew Brees
34James JonesGreen Bay PackersJones will have to prove that his 2012 season was no fluke
35Jeremy MaclinPhiladelphia EaglesAn uptempo offense should mean more opportunity in 2013 for Maclin
36Anquan BoldinSan Francisco 49ersWith Michael Crabtree hurt, Boldin should see more targets
37Tavon AustinSt. Louis RamsIt will be interesting to see how the multiple ways the Rams get the ball into the rookie's hands
38Danario AlexanderSan Diego ChargersWas his stretch of excellent play last season an anomoly?
39Mile AustinDallas CowboysDez Bryant is the guy but there are enough balls to go around for Austin to put up solid numbers
40Emmanuel SandersPittsburgh SteelersLook for Sanders to be one of the most improved performers in the NFL this year
41T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis ColtsIf Hilton is able to continue to strecth the field he could have some huge weeks in 2013
42Mohamed SanuCincinnati BengalsWas just starting to put things together before an injury, should start strong in 2013 if healthy
43Santonio HolmesNew York JetsSomeone has to catch the ball in New York, right?
44DeAndre HopkinsHouston TexansPlaying opposite of Andre Johnson should mean Hopkins has some room to roam
45Michael FloydArizona CardinalsFloyd started figure it out late in the year and is poised to be solid in 2013
46Kenny BrittTennessee TitansHuge risk but also potential for a huge reward
47Denarius MooreOakland RaidersWith the Oakland receiving corps clearing out, Moore should see lots of targets
48Sidney RiceSeattle SeahawksThe addition of Percy Harvin should take some of the focus off of Rice
49Brandon LaFellCarolina PanthersNeeds to continue to show improvement in a contract year
50Alshon JeffreyChicago BearsMarc Trestman brings an uptempo offense to Chicago so even if Brandon Marshall gets tons of targets, Jeffrey should still have his chances

Frank's 2013 Fantasy WR Rankings

There is so much talent at the position it was tough to rank all these guys. But the good news the position has plenty of depth heading into the 2013 season.
RankNameTeamComment
1Calvin JohnsonLionsHe's good enough to get 2,000 yards receiving.
2Julio JonesFalconsExplosive and dynamic as they come.
3A.J. GreenBengalsMay have the most talent of any wideout heading into 2013.
4Dez BryantCowboysWhen healthy as good as any receiver in the league.
5Larry FitzgeraldCardinalsCarson Palmer should bring him back to fantasy relevancy.
6Victor CruzGiantsBe mindful of a prolonged hold out.
7Demariyus ThomasBroncosPeyton Manning elevated him to #1 WR status last season.
8Steve SmithPanthersGetting a little older but still as productive as ever.
9Vincent JacksonBuccaneersLooks like Philip Rivers needed him more than he needed Philip Rivers.
10Roddy WhiteFalconsJulio is taking over the #1 role in ATL but there are still plenty of footballs to go around.
11Hakeem NicksGiantsLast year was devastated by injuries but a healthy Nicks could be special in 2013.
12Greg JenningsVikingsInjuries are a concern but he's still capable of making fantasy owners very happy.
13Percy HarvinSeahawksRussell Wilson will be looking for him often.
14Torrey SmithRavensWith Boldin gone to the 49ers it's Torrey's time to shine.
15Pierre GarconRedskinsWas very productive when healthy.
16Marques ColstonSaintsPlays in a great offense with a great QB.
17Randall CobbPackersHis versatility will be on full display this season.
18Mike WallaceDolphinsHe got the big money, can he produce in South Beach?
19Dwayne BoweChiefsProduction doesn't always match his talent.
20Brandon MarshallBearsHe and Cutler still have solid chemistry.
21Andre JohnsonTexansFather time is catching up to Andre.
22Desean JacksonEaglesWe know he has the speed, but will he thrive in Chip Kelly's attack?
23Reggie WayneColtsSeems to have found a pretty good rhythm with Andrew Luck.
24Antonio BrownSteelersWith Wallace in Miami, Brown has a chance to shine.
25Eric DeckerBroncosShould have another big year with Peyton under center.
26Jeremy MaclinEaglesCould be Eagles best receiver when healthy.
27Stevie JohnsonBillsCould rank higher with a better QB throwing him the ball.
28James JonesPackersWill have more balls thrown his way now that Jennings is in Minnesota.
29Miles AustinCowboysClearly becoming the number #2 WR for the Cowboys but still productive when he gets the ball.
30T.Y. HiltonColtsAs fast as any WR playing today.
31Jordy NelsonPackersCould be higher, but injuries limited his production 2012.
32Danny AmendolaPatriotsWill love working with Tom Brady.
33Wes WelkerBroncosWill love working with Peyton Manning.
34Mike WilliamsBuccaneersFound his groove in Tampa Bay last season.
35Lance MooreSaintsAlways good for few touchdowns a season.
36Danario AlexanderChargersImmensely talented, but feast or famine ways are a fantasy death knell.
37Anquan Boldin49ersWill get more looks with Clayton missing most of the season.
38Justin BlackmonJaguarsCould be higher but the 4 game suspension hurts him.
38Denarius MooreRaidersCan provide quality production for your fantasy roster in 2013.
39Kenny BrittTitansIf he's past the injury and off field problems he could be a steal in 2013.
40Brian HartlineDolphinsWill finally find room to operate opposite Wallace.
41Kendall WrightTitansShowed great potential last year, but he needs to score more touchdowns.
42Greg LittleBrownsif the Browns had a QB he would be special.
43Santonio HolmesJetsSomeone has to catch passes for Gang Green.
44Tayvon AustinRamsLooks to have blazing speed.
45Sidney RiceSeahawksProductive when healthy.
46Josh GordonBrownsSee Greg Little.
47Vincent BrownChargersRivers needs to throw to someone.
48Deandre HopkinsTexansSpeed will make him a difference maker playing opposite Andre Johnson.
49Emmanuel SandersSteelersWill find more looks with Wallace gone.
50Mohammed SanuBengalsWas flashing great talent before injury cut season short.
51Brandon LafellPanthersNeeds to be more consistent.
52A.J. Jenkins49ersWill have a chance to shine with Kaepernick in 2013.