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Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 12

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Week 12 of the fantasy football season gets started with a trio of Thanksgiving games that could see some big numbers from a couple of running backs. Le’Veon Bell should fare well against the Colts at home, while Ezekiel Elliott’s first time in the Turkey Day spotlight comes against a Washington defense that’s been somewhat generous to RBs.

On paper, Jay Ajayi’s matchup at home against lowly San Francisco would be the most appealing, but Miami could be without three starting offensive linemen. And how do the injuries to LeSean McCoy, Ryan Mathews, C.J. Prosise, Giovani Bernard and others impact this week’s rankings? At least fantasy owners don’t have to worry about any team being on bye this week.

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Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Le'Veon Bell 

PIT

at IND (Thurs.)

2

David Johnson

ARI

at ATL

3

Ezekiel Elliott 

DAL

vs. WAS (Thurs.)

4

Jay Ajayi 

MIA

vs. SF

5

DeMarco Murray 

TEN

at CHI

6

Melvin Gordon

SD

at HOU

7

Thomas Rawls

SEA

at TB

8

Spencer Ware 

KC

at DEN (Mon.)

9

Todd Gurley 

LA

at NO

10

Devonta Freeman

ATL

vs. ARI

11

Frank Gore 

IND

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

12

Lamar Miller

HOU

vs. SD

13

LeGarrette Blount 

NE

at NYJ

14

LeSean McCoy 

BUF

vs. JAC

15

Robert Kelley 

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

16

Jordan Howard 

CHI

vs. TEN

17

Matt Forte

NYJ

vs. NE

18

Rashad Jennings

NYG

at CLE

19

Doug Martin

TB

vs. SEA

20

Carlos Hyde 

SF

at MIA

21

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

at OAK

22

Latavius Murray

OAK

vs. CAR

23

Theo Riddick 

DET

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

24

Devontae Booker

DEN

vs. KC (Mon.)

25

Jeremy Hill 

CIN

at BAL

26

Wendell Smallwood 

PHI

vs. GB

27

Mark Ingram 

NO

vs. LA

28

James Starks 

GB

at PHI

29

Tim Hightower 

NO

vs. LA

30

Chris Ivory 

JAC

at BUF

31

Terrance West 

BAL

vs. CIN

32

Tevin Coleman 

ATL

vs. ARI

33

Isaiah Crowell 

CLE

vs. NYG

34

Kenneth Dixon 

BAL

vs. CIN

35

James White 

NE

at NYJ

36

Mike Gillislee 

BUF

vs. JAC

37

Jerick McKinnon 

MIN

at DET (Thurs.)

38

Bilal Powell 

NYJ

vs. NE

39

Dion Lewis 

NE

at NYJ

40

Paul Perkins 

NYG

at CLE

41

Duke Johnson 

CLE

vs. NYG

42

Matt Asiata 

MIN

at DET (Thurs.)

43

Darren Sproles 

PHI

vs. GB

44

Chris Thompson 

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

45

T.J. Yeldon 

JAC

at BUF

46

Kapri Bibbs 

DEN

vs. KC (Mon.)

47

Ryan Mathews 

PHI

vs. GB

48

Dwayne Washington 

DET

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

49

Jeremy Langford

CHI

vs. TEN

50

Damien Williams 

MIA

vs. SF

— Rankings by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.