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2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 11

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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.

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.

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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

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