The theme is the same for the running backs on top of Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 13 rankings as it is for the quarterbacks — familiar opponents.
Minnesota's Adrian Peterson had 10 points against a much different Chicago team (read: healthy defense) in Week 2.
Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles had a season-low 8.2 points against AFC West rival Denver two weeks ago, but bounced back with a season-high 30.7 points last week.
Matt Forte’s 21.1-point effort in Week 2 against NFC North foe Minnesota was the first of the five 20-plus point games he has had this season. Forte has been at his best on the road this season, averaging over 27 PPG away from Soldier Field.
The New York Giants have not seen the Washington Redskins this season, but Andre Brown is over 10 points each of the last three weeks, and scored a touchdown against the NFC East rival in Week 7 last year.
Reggie Bush had just 8.9 points against the NFC North foe in Week 5, but the Green Bay Packers have allowed the seventh-most points to the position since Week 7.
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 website can give you.
2013 NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Back
vs. GB (Thurs.)
vs. NO (Mon.)
vs. OAK (Thurs.)
at DET (Thurs.)
vs. PIT (Thurs.)
at SEA (Mon.)
at BAL (Thurs.)
at DAL (Thurs.)
at SEA (Mon.)
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
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