2011-12 NFL Conference Championships Fantasy RB Rankings

Jan 17, 2012


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Here are the Lester’s Legends running back rankings for the Conference Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs.
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1.  Ray Rice @ New England Patriots:  Ball control will be the name of the game for the Ravens as they try to keep Brady, Gronk, and Welker on the sidelines. Rice was held in check (60 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards) by the Texans, but the Patriots aren’t as sound defensively.
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2.  Frank Gore vs. New York Giants:  Gore had an impressive game, running for 89 yards on 13 carries (6.8 ypc). His 42-yard dash was a thing of beauty. He added seven catches for 38 yards. Gore is fresh and he’s running well heading into the NFC title game.
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3.  Ahmad Bradshaw @ San Francisco 49ers:  The Niners are hard to run on. They ranked first with 77.3 yards, three rushing TDs allowed, and a 3.5 ypc allowed. Bradshaw has been running well in recent weeks and adding production through the passing game.
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4.  Brandon Jacobs @ San Francisco 49ers:  This figures to be a physical game so the Giants are going to need Jacobs’ bruising style. He had 92 yards in the first playoff game and scored a TD in the second. He should get a solid share of carries in this one.
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5.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Baltimore:  The Firm got his chances (13 carries). He just didn’t do much with them (28 yards). He has never lost a fumble so Belichick trusts him. With 24 touchdowns in two seasons, Bill won’t be afraid to give him the ball at the stripe.
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6.  Stevan Ridley vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Despite running well down the stretch Ridley had just four carries against the Broncos. Tight End Aaron Hernandez led the way with 61 yards and BenJarvus Green-Ellis led the team with 13 carries. Ridley made the most of his carriers going for 21 yards. He lost a fumble in this one, which could keep him from getting extensive work.
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7.  Kendall Hunter vs. New York Giants:  Hunter got six carries last week and managed 23 yards (3.8 ypg). He added a 13 yards catch.
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8. Ricky Williams @ New England Patriots:  Ricky ran for 27 yards on six carries (4.5 ypc). I don’t see him being much of a factor this week.
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9.  Danny Woodhead vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Woodhead ran for 25 yards on four carries. He isn’t used very frequently, but you never know with Belichick.
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