2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 11

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<p> 2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 11</p>

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

Minnesota, the New York Giants, Seattle and Tennessee are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Rk Player Team OPPONENT Notes
1 Arian Foster HOU vs. JAC Foster has two straight 100-yard games.
2 Ray Rice BAL at PIT Steelers gave up 100 to Jamaal Charles last week.
3 LeSean McCoy PHI at WAS Heavier workload likely w/ Vick (concussion) out.
4 Doug Martin TB at CAR Has 100+ total yds. of offense in 5 straight games.
5 Stevan Ridley NE vs. IND Leads all RBs in first downs (54).
6 Jamaal Charles KC vs. CIN Posted third 100-yard effort vs. Steelers last week.
7 C.J. Spiller BUF vs. MIA (Thurs.) Spiller will be busy with F. Jackson (concussion) out.
8 Alfred Morris WAS vs. PHI Rookie is 7th in league in rushing (793) yards.
9 Trent Richardson CLE at DAL Rookie gets opportunity to shine in Jerry's House.
10 Willis McGahee DEN vs. SD Gained 56 yards on ground vs. Chargers in Week 6.
11 Frank Gore SF vs. CHI (Mon.) Kaepernick, Bears D both could limit Gore's impact.
12 Matt Forte CHI at SF (Mon.) No Cutler makes matchup with 49ers even tougher.
13 Ryan Mathews SD at DEN Still looking for first 100-yard game of season.
14 Reggie Bush MIA at BUF (Thurs.) Bills have yielded most rushing TDs (14) to RBs.
15 Steven Jackson STL vs. NYJ Posted first 100-yard game of season against 49ers.
16 Michael Turner ATL vs. ARI Held to season-low 15 yards last week by Saints.
17 Mikel Leshoure DET vs. GB Packers tied for 10th in rushing defense.
18 Marcel Reece OAK vs. NO Did his part as rusher and receiver last week.
19 Felix Jones DAL vs. CLE Will see fewer carries if Murray (foot) is back.
20 BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at KC Chiefs held Steelers to only 95 yds. rushing.
21 Shonn Greene NYJ at STL Greene is averaging only 3.7 yards per carry.
22 LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI at ATL Falcons only 25th against the run.
23 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. TB Not taking advantage of opportunity as lead back.
24 Daniel Thomas MIA at BUF (Thurs.) If Reggie falters, he'll see even more touches.
25 Darren Sproles NO at OAK May be able to return from hand surgery this week.
26 Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. BAL Led team in carries and yards against Chiefs.
27 Donald Brown IND at NE More carries (14 to 12) than Ballard last week.
28 James Starks GB at DET Should get more work than Alex Green.
29 Rashad Jennings JAC at HOU Texans have not allowed a rushing TD this season.
30 Chris Ivory NO at OAK Has made an impact in Sproles' absence.
31 Mark Ingram NO at OAK He's been a different runner in last few weeks.
32 Vick Ballard IND at NE Patriots are 9th against the run.
33 Isaac Redman PIT vs. BAL Got the start, but Dwyer did more damage.
34 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. ARI Has 13 receptions over last three games.
35 Danny Woodhead NE vs. IND Scored rushing and receiving TD last week vs. Bills.
36 Alex Green GB at DET James Starks expected to get bulk of carries.
37 DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. TB Slowly earning coaching staff's trust back.
38 Pierre Thomas NO at OAK Could see reduced role if Sproles (hand) is back.
39 Michael Bush CHI at SF (Mon.) Averaged 11.3 ypc last week, but also fumbled.
40 Joique Bell DET vs. GB Productive if he makes touches count.
41 Peyton Hillis KC vs. CIN Got 10 carries (30 yds.) against Steelers.
42 Kendall Hunter SF vs. CHI (Mon.) Gore's sore ribs could result in more work vs. Bears.
43 Daryl Richardson STL vs. NYJ Averaging 8.4 attempts over last 5 games.
44 Ben Tate HOU vs. JAC Could be back (hamstring) this week.
45 Taiwan Jones OAK vs. NO May get opportunity to impress this week.
46 Ronnie Brown SD at DEN Has 3+ catches in every game he's played.
47 DeMarco Murray DAL vs. CLE May be back (foot) this week, monitor status.
48 Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. BAL May return (Achilles) this week, monitor status.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Week 11 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 11 Waiver Wire

Week 11 Start or Sit

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