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Karabell: 10 RBs who have already had their best fantasy football season

Chris Carson has a number of factors working against him. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Saying that New York Jets running back Frank Gore has already had his best NFL season is not going out on much of any limb as far as fantasy football is concerned. Gore, a future Hall of Famer, is 37 and ranks third all-time in rushing yards. Like so many other running backs, Gore's best season came at the beginning, for him in Year 2 with the San Francisco 49ers when he totaled 2,180 scrimmage yards and scored nine touchdowns. We might not have known this at the time, that it was all statistically downhill from there, but give him credit for a fantastic career.

The fellow ahead of Gore on the New York depth chart, however, also belongs on any list of running backs that have already had their best seasons. Le'Veon Bell is a lot younger and he can probably do considerably better than his 2019 campaign in a responsible offensive system that wants him to succeed -- sorry for the bluntness, Jets fans -- but it seems doubtful he ever topples 250 PPR fantasy points again. So many running backs lose statistical relevance before turning 28 years old, especially with nearly 2,000 touches on their record.