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2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 13

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.

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.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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 13 Positional Rankings

Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
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Week 13 Waiver Wire

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