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2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 13

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2012 NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Arian Foster

HOU

at TEN

Has rushed for 100+ yards in every road game.

2

Adrian Peterson

MIN

at GB

Rushed for 100+ yards and 5 TDs in last 5 games.

3

Trent Richardson

CLE

at OAK

Averaging 26.5 carries, 101.8 yards over last 4.

4

Ray Rice

BAL

vs. PIT

Held to just 40 yards rushing vs. Steelers in Week 11.

5

Doug Martin

TB

at DEN

Only 63 total yards vs. Falcons, but 2 rushing TDs.

6

Jamaal Charles

KC

vs. CAR

Panthers allowing fifth-most fantasy points to RBs.

7

C.J. Spiller

BUF

vs. JAC

Jaguars are 29th against the run.

8

Frank Gore

SF

at STL

Had 97 yards rushing, TD in Week 10 tie with Rams.

9

Alfred Morris

WAS

vs. NYG (Mon.)

Rookie is fifth in the league in rushing (982 yds.).

10

Chris Johnson

TEN

vs. HOU

His 141 yds. rushing in Week 4 are most HOU has allowed.

11

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

at CHI

Bears have allowed 100-yd rusher in 3 of last 4 games.

12

Stevan Ridley

NE

at MIA

Dolphins have given up only 3 rushing TDs to RBs.

13

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

at WAS (Mon.)

With A. Brown out (leg), should see more carries.

14

Mikel Leshoure

DET

vs. IND

Averaging less than 4 ypc, but has 5 TDs in last 4 games.

15

Ryan Mathews

SD

vs. CIN

Only one TD on the season, averaging 4.1 ypc.

16

Bryce Brown

PHI

at DAL

Exploded for Eagles' rookie record 178 yards on MNF.

17

Steven Jackson

STL

vs. SF

Put up 101 yards, TD vs. 49ers in Week 10 tie.

18

Darren Sproles

NO

at ATL (Thurs.)

Returned last week after missing three games.

19

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CIN

at SD

Has posted back-to-back 100-yard games.

20

Marcel Reece

OAK

vs. CLE

Should produce even if McFadden (ankle) returns.

21

Felix Jones

DAL

vs. PHI

Will see fewer carries if Murray (foot) returns.

22

Knowshon Moreno

DEN

vs. TB

Appears to be Broncos' lead back for time being.

23

Michael Turner

ATL

vs. NO (Thurs.)

Had just 15 yards on 13 carries vs. Saints in Week 10.

24

Jonathan Dwyer

PIT

at BAL

Named starter, had 55 yds. rushing last game vs. Ravens.

25

Beanie Wells

ARI

at NYJ

Returned from IR and posted 17-48-2 vs. Rams.

26

Shonn Greene

NYJ

vs. ARI

Averaging 13 carries over last 5 games, only 1 TD.

27

Michael Bush

CHI

vs. SEA

Workload dependent upon Forte's (ankle) status.

28

Reggie Bush

MIA

vs. NE

His 87 yds. rushing last week most since Week 2.

29

Rashad Jennings

JAC

at BUF

Back as the starter with MJD still out, Parmele on IR.

30

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

at KC

Should see more carries if Stewart (ankle) can't go.

31

Fred Jackson

BUF

vs. JAC

Returned (concussion) last week, but only got 7 touches.

32

Darren McFadden

OAK

vs. CLE

May return (ankle) this week after missing past 3 games.

33

Vick Ballard

IND

at DET

Basically split carries with D. Brown last week.

34

Jacquizz Rodgers

ATL

vs. NO (Thurs.)

Got 10 carries and first rushing TD last week vs. Bucs.

35

Daniel Thomas

MIA

vs. NE

Gained 60 yards (6.7 ypc) w/ TD last week vs. SEA.

36

Bilal Powell

NYJ

vs. ARI

Has 23 total carries and 3 TDs in last two games.

37

James Starks

GB

vs. MIN

Got fewer carries (8 to 10) than A. Green last week.

38

Donald Brown

IND

at DET

Basically split touches with Ballard last week.

39

Mark Ingram

NO

at ATL (Thurs.)

Rushed for season-high 67 yds. vs. Falcons in Week 10.

40

David Wilson

NYG

at WAS (Mon.)

Another opportunity with Brown (leg) out for season.

41

Isaac Redman

PIT

at BAL

Has a combined three carries in last two games.

42

Brandon Jacobs

SF

at STL

Expected to back up Gore with Hunter (ankle) on IR.

43

Chris Ivory

NO

at ATL (Thurs.)

Has at least 7 carries in each of past 3 games.

44

Alex Green

GB

vs. MIN

Got more carries (10 to 8) than Starks against Giants.

45

Joique Bell

DET

vs. IND

Had 47 yds. on 5 carries (9.4) ypc and TD last week.

46

Rashard Mendenhall

PIT

at BAL

Designated No. 3 RB on Steelers' depth chart.

47

Danny Woodhead

NE

at MIA

Has just 3 carries, 5 rec. in last 3 games combined.

48

DeMarco Murray

DAL

vs. PHI

Could return (foot) 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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