2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 14

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 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.

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 14 Positional Rankings

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