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2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 10

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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.

Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay and Washington are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Ray Rice

BAL

vs. OAK

Rookie Doug Martin gashed Raiders for 251 last week.

2

Adrian Peterson

MIN

vs. DET

All Day is leading the league in rushing.

3

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

vs. NYJ

Beast mode could be in effect vs. No. 27 rush defense.

4

LeSean McCoy

PHI

vs. DAL

Averaging 96 rushing yards per game over last four.

5

Arian Foster

HOU

at CHI

Faces tough task against No. 6 rush defense.

6

Doug Martin

TB

vs. SD

Rookie has 386 rushing yards, 5 TDs in last two games.

7

Stevan Ridley

NE

vs. BUF

Bills giving up league-worst 5.7 ypc.

8

Willis McGahee

DEN

at CAR

Averaging 20+ attempts over last three games.

9

Frank Gore

SF

vs. STL

Sore ribs shouldn't be an issue coming off of bye.

10

Matt Forte

CHI

vs. HOU

Texans have yet to allow rushing TD.

11

Reggie Bush

MIA

vs. TEN

Titans are allowing 141.6 yards rushing per game.

12

Chris Johnson

TEN

at MIA

CJ (141, TD) lone Titans bright spot last week vs. Bears.

13

Jamaal Charles

KC

at PIT (Mon.)

Has 83 yards rushing in last three games combined.

14

Ryan Mathews

SD

at TB

Bucs are No. 1 in league against rush (77.3 ypg).

15

Michael Turner

ATL

at NO

Posted second 100-yard game vs. Cowboys.

16

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

at CIN

Averaging only 56.3 ypg over last three.

17

C.J. Spiller

BUF

at NE

Averaging 7.2 yards per carry.

18

Rashad Jennings

JAC

vs. IND (Thurs.)

Colts allowing seventh-most fantasy points to RBs.

19

Mikel Leshoure

DET

at MIN

Leshoure had just 70 yards, but 3 TDs vs. Jaguars.

20

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CIN

vs. NYG

Season-best 91 yards rushing came back in Week 1.

21

Isaac Redman

PIT

vs. KC (Mon.)

Should get another start after 147-yard effort vs. Giants.

22

Vick Ballard

IND

at JAC (Thurs.)

Donald Brown's health dictates Ballard's workload.

23

Shonn Greene

NYJ

at SEA

Hoping to get Ground and Pound going coming off of bye.

24

Pierre Thomas

NO

vs. ATL

His role increases if Sproles (hand) is out.

25

Steven Jackson

STL

at SF

San Francisco is No. 5 in league vs. rush.

26

Fred Jackson

BUF

at NE

Longest rush thus far has been just 13 yards.

27

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

vs. DEN

Broncos are ninth in the league in rush defense.

28

Felix Jones

DAL

at PHI

Saw Lance Dunbar cut into carries last week.

29

Marcel Reece

OAK

at BAL

Should have impact in the Raiders' passing game.

30

Daniel Thomas

MIA

vs. TEN

Averaging 10 carries over last three games.

31

Andre Brown

NYG

at CIN

Bradshaw's lingering foot mean more work for Brown.

32

Darren Sproles

NO

vs. ATL

DNP last week (hand surgery), may be back vs. Falcons.

33

Joique Bell

DET

at MIN

Making an impact as both rusher and receiver.

34

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

vs. DEN

Fewer touches, but scored TD last week on 30-yard run.

35

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. ATL

Saw more carries with Sproles sidelined.

36

Jonathan Dwyer

PIT

vs. KC (Mon.)

Expected to be back this week.

37

Chris Ivory

NO

vs. ATL

His role is dependent upon Sproles' health.

38

Daryl Richardson

STL

at SF

Has gotten 7+ carries in four straight games.

39

Jacquizz Rodgers

ATL

at NO

Has been more active in passing game recently.

40

Danny Woodhead

NE

vs. BUF

Second on team in carries, 4th in receptions.

41

Taiwan Jones

OAK

at BAL

His workload is dependent on Goodson's ankle.

42

Kendall Hunter

SF

vs. STL

Total of 19 carries in past two games.

43

Mike Goodson

OAK

at BAL

Next up after McFadden, but he also has ankle injury.

44

Peyton Hillis

KC

at PIT (Mon.)

 

45

Michael Bush

CHI

vs. HOU

Doesn't get many chances if it's not a blowout.

46

Donald Brown

IND

at JAC (Thurs.)

Listed as Questionable, but played vs. Dolphins.

47

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

at CAR

 

48

Ronnie Brown

SD

at TB

Role has increased over past four games.

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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 10 Positional Rankings

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