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2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 14

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2012 NFL Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Adrian Peterson

MIN

vs. CHI

Has 100+ yds. rushing in six straight (210 last week).

2

Arian Foster

HOU

at NE (Mon.)

Only 38 yd. rushing (w/ a TD) last week vs. Titans.

3

Doug Martin

TB

vs. PHI

Averaging 53 rushing ypg (2.7 ypc) over last 2 games.

4

Trent Richardson

CLE

vs. KC

Chiefs are 26th against the run (129.3 ypg).

5

Ray Rice

BAL

at WAS

Has only two 100-yard rushing games this season.

6

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

vs. ARI

Averaging 102 rushing ypg in 5 home games.

7

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

vs. NO

Saints last in league against rush (153.8 ypg).

8

Jamaal Charles

KC

at CLE

Has 100+ rushing yds. in three of last four games.

9

Alfred Morris

WAS

vs. BAL

Has posted back-to-back 100-yard games (2nd time).

10

C.J. Spiller

BUF

vs. STL

Averaging 6.6 ypc, but only 1 TD in last six games.

11

Chris Johnson

TEN

at IND

Needs just 7 yds. for fifth straight 1,000-yard season.

12

Bryce Brown

PHI

at TB

Averaging 8.1 ypc w/ 4 TDs (also 3 fumbles) in last 2.

13

Matt Forte

CHI

at MIN

Averaging just 4.2 ypc w/ 3 rushing TDs this season.

14

Frank Gore

SF

vs. MIA

Averaging nearly 19 carries over last six games.

15

DeMarco Murray

DAL

at CIN

Had 83 yds., TD in first game since Week 6.

16

Steven Jackson

STL

at BUF

Bills are 30th against run (139.2 ypg).

17

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CIN

vs. DAL

Has three straight 100-yard games (none before this).

18

Stevan Ridley

NE

vs. HOU (Mon.)

Texans No. 2 against, only 2 rushing TDs allowed.

19

Knowshon Moreno

DEN

at OAK (Thurs.)

Raiders allowing second-most fantasy points to RBs.

20

Michael Turner

ATL

at CAR

Put up 103 yds. on 13 att. (7.9 ypc) in Week 4 vs. CAR.

21

Mikel Leshoure

DET

at GB

Has scored in each of last three games.

22

Shonn Greene

NYJ

at JAC

Posted second 100-yard game (104) last week.

23

Jonathan Dwyer

PIT

vs. SD

Averaging only 44.8 ypg since Week 8 (107 vs. WAS).

24

Darren McFadden

OAK

vs. DEN (Thurs.)

Back at practice, but Thursday game makes him risky.

25

Ryan Mathews

SD

at PIT

Only 26 yds. rushing last week, Steelers No. 5 vs. run.

26

Darren Sproles

NO

at NYG

Has 12 receptions, no carries in last 2 G combined.

27

Fred Jackson

BUF

vs. STL

Put up season-high 109 yds. rushing last week.

28

Vick Ballard

IND

vs. TEN

Titans are giving up third-most fantasy points to RBs.

29

Reggie Bush

MIA

at SF

49ers No. 3 against run, Bush 48.5 ypg over last 10.

30

Alex Green

GB

vs. DET

Back to lead role due to Starks' knee injury.

31

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

vs. ATL

His 67 yds. rushing vs. KC were most since Week 2.

32

Beanie Wells

ARI

at SEA

Only had 14 yds. rushing vs. Seahawks in Week 1.

33

Montell Owens

JAC

vs. NYJ

Next man up for banged up Jags backfield.

34

Jacquizz Rodgers

ATL

at CAR

Averaging nine carries over last two games.

35

Marcel Reece

OAK

vs. DEN (Thurs.)

Just seven carries last week after 15 in Week 12.

36

Bilal Powell

NYJ

at JAC

Jaguars are second-worst vs. run (144 ypg).

37

Pierre Thomas

NO

at NYG

Season-high 14 carries (84 yds.) last week.

38

Daniel Thomas

MIA

at SF

Just 10 yards on 5 carries last week vs. Patriots.

39

Mark Ingram

NO

at NYG

Got just six carries (13 yds.) vs. Falcons last week.

40

Isaac Redman

PIT

vs. SD

Averaged 4.8 ypc (9 att.) vs. Ravens last week.

41

Justin Forsett

HOU

at NE (Mon.)

Averaging 70 yds. rushing over last 3 games.

42

Michael Bush

CHI

at MIN

Saw just seven carries last week w/ Forte (ankle) back.

43

Joique Bell

DET

at GB

Posted season-high 81 yds. rushing vs. Colts.

44

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

at OAK (Thurs.)

Got five carries (29 yds.) vs. Bucs last week.

45

Felix Jones

DAL

at CIN

His workload dependent upon Murray's stamina/foot.

46

Peyton Hillis

KC

at CLE

Saw season-high 12 carries, scored 1st TD.

47

Ben Tate

HOU

at NE (Mon.)

Back in action (3-18) for first time since Week 7.

48

David Wilson

NYG

vs. NO

Got as many carries as kick returns (four) last week.

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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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