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Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 13

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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.

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2013 NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Back

Rk

Player

Team

OPP

1

Adrian Peterson

MIN

vs. CHI

2

Jamaal Charles

KC

vs. DEN

3

Matt Forte

CHI

at MIN

4

Andre Brown

NYG

at WAS

5

Reggie Bush

DET

vs. GB (Thurs.)

6

LeSean McCoy

PHI

vs. ARI

7

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

vs. NO (Mon.)

8

DeMarco Murray

DAL

vs. OAK (Thurs.)

9

Chris Johnson

TEN

at IND

10

Frank Gore

SF

vs. STL

11

Eddie Lacy

GB

at DET (Thurs.)

12

Ray Rice

BAL

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

13

Knowshon Moreno

DEN

at KC

14

Zac Stacy

STL

at SF

15

Giovani Bernard

CIN

at SD

16

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

at CLE

17

Shane Verreen

NE

at HOU

18

Ben Tate

HOU

vs. NE

19

Pierre Thomas

NO

at SEA (Mon.)

20

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

at BAL (Thurs.)

21

Alfred Morris

WAS

vs. NYG

22

Rashad Jennings

OAK

at DAL (Thurs.)

23

Danny Woodhead

SD

vs. CIN

24

Steven Jackson

ATL

at BUF

25

Fred Jackson

BUF

vs. ATL

26

C.J. Spiller

BUF

vs. ATL

27

Bobby Rainey

TB

at CAR

28

Chris Ogbonnaya

CLE

vs. JAC

29

Andre Ellington

ARI

at PHI

30

Darren Sproles

NO

at SEA (Mon.)

31

Trent Richardson

IND

vs. TEN

32

Lamar Miller

MIA

at NYJ

33

Chris Ivory

NYJ

vs MIA

34

Stevan Ridley

NE

at HOU

35

Bilal Powell

NYJ

vs MIA

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

Additional Week 13 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Kickers

Week 13 Waiver Wire