It's Week 12 of the fantasy season and managers are still trying to find reliable running backs. Take Pittsburgh, for example. Jaylen Warren injured his hamstring in Week 11, which means that Najee Harris took over, trying to retain his starting job. He ended that game with 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Harris will be the starter in Week 12, and if Warren has to miss the game, he reclaims RB1 status. The Steelers' offense isn’t great, and Harris certainly isn’t the best at his position, but he’s all they have (assuming Warren is out), and therefore, is an RB1 this week.
Another RB1 is Tony Pollard. Apologies to those who have Ezekiel Elliott, but Pollard is the guy to start. In Week 11, he had 80 rushing yards to go along with six catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns. He has looked good on the field, and the Cowboys would be foolish to stop giving him work just because Elliott appears to be healthy again. Zeke still needs touches, but it's time to let Pollard be the No. 1 in Dallas – and on fantasy rosters.
NFL Running Back Rankings: Week 12
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.