Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 12

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Is it just me or is the NFL and fantasy season flying by? Can you believe that it’s Thanksgiving already? The really good news is that since we are now in Week 12, every team has had their bye. So that means from here on out we have a full schedule of all 32 teams playing. Which also means we finally have true position rankings.

 

There are of course injury concerns to deal with, as workhorses like Devonta Freeman (concussion) aren't locks to play this week, while others like Matt Forte are scheduled to return and backups Javorius Allen and Terrance West also will get their opportunity to fill Justin Forsett's shoes for the Ravens.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Here are the Week 12 running back rankings. Don't forget about the Thanksgiving triple-header! 

 

Rank Player Team Opp
1 Adrian Peterson MIN at ATL
2 Thomas Rawls SEA vs. PIT
3 DeAngelo Williams PIT at SEA
4 Todd Gurley STL at CIN
5 Doug Martin TB at IND
6 Devonta Freeman* ATL vs. MIN
7 Mark Ingram NO at HOU
8 DeMarco Murray PHI at DET (Thurs.)
9 Darren McFadden DAL vs. CAR (Thurs.)
10 T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. SD
11 Javorius Allen BAL at CLE (Mon.)
12 Matt Forte CHI at GB (Thurs.)
13 Eddie Lacy GB vs. CHI (Thurs.)
14 Lamar Miller MIA at NYJ
15 LeSean McCoy BUF at KC
16 Charcandrick West KC vs. BUF
17 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. STL
18 Latavius Murray OAK at TEN
19 Jonathan Stewart CAR at DAL (Thurs.)
20 Shaun Draughn SF vs. ARI
21 Chris Johnson ARI at SF
22 Chris Ivory NYJ vs. MIA
23 Alfred Blue HOU vs. NO
24 LeGarrette Blount NE at DEN
25 Danny Woodhead SD at JAC
26 Antonio Andrews TEN vs. OAK
27 Jeremy Hill CIN vs. STL
28 Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. BAL (Mon.)
29 Matt Jones WAS vs. NYG
30 Frank Gore IND vs. TB
31 Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. NE
32 Theo Riddick DET vs. PHI (Thurs.)
33 Melvin Gordon SD at JAC
34 Charles Sims TB at IND
35 Terrance West BAL at CLE (Mon.)
36 Duke Johnson CLE vs. BAL (Mon.)
37 Ameer Abdullah DET vs. PHI (Thurs.)
38 Rashad Jennings NYG at WAS
39 Jeremy Langford CHI at GB (Thurs.)
40 Darren Sproles PHI at DET (Thurs.)
41 David Cobb TEN vs. OAK
42 Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. NO
43 Ahmad Bradshaw IND vs. TB
44 Robert Turbin DAL vs. CAR (Thurs.)
45 Karlos Williams BUF at KC
46 Bilal Powell NYJ vs. MIA
47 Tevin Coleman ATL vs. MIN
48 C.J. Spiller NO at HOU
49 Chris Thompson WAS vs. NYG
50 Andre Ellington ARI at SF

*In concussion protocol. Monitor practice reports closely.

 

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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