2012 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 3

Sep 17, 2012

With an exciting second week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills 
The dude is an animal. 364 total yards and three TDs through two games. He should shred Cleveland.
2. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster continues to produce. He’s averaging 111 total yards and 1.5 TDs. He should continue to shine against Denver.
3. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens  
New England has been rock solid against the run, but they haven’t faced the likes of Rice yet. He’ll get his.
4. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Off to a slow start on last year’s standards, but he should be just fine against Arizona.
5. Michael Bush, Chicago Bears 
He gets the full workload against the Rams. What a pleasant surprise for his owners.
6. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns 
Showed us why he’s the next best thing. He should destroy Buffalo.
7. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Slowly getting his mojo back (pun intended). Should be ready to roll against Indy.
8. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
The Bucs have been solid against the run, but Murray should be able to pound away at them.
9. Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins
Bush is averaging 156 total yards and has a pair of scores. Looks like he’s for real even on a bad team.
10. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Beast Mode has continued as Lynch has averaged 103.5 yards and picked up his first score last week. He should be a challenge for Green Bay.
11. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins  
He didn’t get in the end zone, but had his second solid game. Should keep it up against Cincinnati.
12. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have improved on offense and Martin is a workhorse. He should produce against Dallas.
13. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
All Day had a mediocre game against Jacksonville. It’s impressive that he’s even playing. The Niners are tough, but he has the power to get in the end zone if the Vikes can move the ball.
14. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Gore just continues to produce. The Vikings’ run defense hasn’t allowed a score yet, but that could change this week.
15. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals
The Firm had a nice match-up last week and finished with a solid 105 total yards against Cleveland. He makes a solid RB2 against Washington.
16. Willis McGahee, Denver Broncos
Tough match-up against Houston, but Peyton should open things up for him.
17. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers
OK, say maybe he’ll return this week. He should be able to move the chains against Atlanta.
18. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders 
I don’t know what’s up with McFadden, but Pittsburgh isn’t the team he’ll get right against. He’ll have to do his damage in the passing game.
19. Darren Sproles, New Orleans Saints
Sproles has yet to run the football, but he is incredible at catching the ball out of the backfield. He has a nice match-up against the Chiefs.
20. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans  
I’m not ready to right CJ0.8K off, but it’s bad. Will Detroit be the team he turns it around against?
21. Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots
Had a solid 95 total yards last week. Has a tough draw this time around against Baltimore.
22. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
So I don’t know what to make of Charles. He had a nice week one and fell on his face against Buffalo, in what looked to be a nice match-up. His knee concerns me a little.
23. Kevin Smith, Detroit Lions 
Had a decent showing against San Fran (70 total yards). Solid RB2 against Tennessee.
24. Cedric Benson, Green Bay Packers
Bounced back last week. Seattle presents a tough match-up.
25. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
Will share the load with D-Will. His involvement in the passing game makes him a decent flex option against the Giants.
26. Donald Brown, Indianapolis Colts
He’s getting decent carries and has the ability to break one. Takes on Jacksonville.
27. Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
He isn’t what he once was, but he should be able to get his yards when teams start focusing on the pass more. Faces San Diego this week.
28. Andre Brown, New York Giants
Bradshaw will likely miss this one, which means Brown could see a lot of action. David Wilson could share the load though.
29. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
His groin injury scares me. We won’t know until later in the week if he can go or not against Chicago.
30. Shonn Greene, New York Jets
Returned to his dog ways, but Pittsburgh is tough. Should bounce back against Miami.
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22 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jaime
    September 17th, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    I have RunDMC, Steven Jackson, & Roy Helu. I need RB’s. I also have the #1 waiver wire spot, do I go with Andre Brown or Daryl Richardson (Steven Jackson’s backup)?

  2. LestersLegends
    September 17th, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    I like Richardson long term. Brown is more likely to play more this week though.

  3. Danny
    September 17th, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    We must not be watching the same league… Reggie Bush 12, while Alfred Morris is 9?! Micheal Bush 5?? Doug Martin 10?? I’m not saying Reggie should be number one after two week, but he should definitely be top 8 after two strong performances and a good year last year.

  4. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I like Reggie, but I’m not sure how he’s going to do against the Jets. I really like Bush against the Rams with Forte out. Cincinnati has been horrible and Morris is getting a ton of carries.

    That said, perhaps I didn’t quite give Reggie his due. I’m going to move him up to #9.

  5. Brandon
    September 18th, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I am going to play Spiller and Morris for sure at my rb position. I have one more spot at rb to use either Jamaal Charles, Chris Johnson, or Willis McGahee. Who would you go with being that Charles aggrevated his acl leg/knee and Johnson has been atrocious thus far?

  6. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I’m thinking McGahee is the guy. I should probably slide Charles down even though he should play this week.

  7. Brandon
    September 18th, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Big fan, I have a question though, should I trade Fitz for Trent or Demarco? I really need a RB but I can make up my mind.

  8. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    i would do that. With their QB situation is would be wise to make the move imo.

  9. GloriousMullet
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    I’m hesitant to start AP against that stingy 49ers D, but he’s my best option. I picked up Andre Brown, but I don’t think he’s the better option. Thoughts?

  10. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I would stick with All Day.

  11. Cole
    September 19th, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    ok would you start lynch at green bay or alfred morris at Cinc.

  12. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I got Lynch slightly higher than Morris.

  13. Matt
    September 19th, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Should i trade away… Lance moore and ryan mathews.. For RG3 and Wes Welker

  14. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    depends on your needs. fair offer

  15. JC
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Chris Johnson or Kevin Smith?

  16. LestersLegends
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I have Chris Johnson higher.

  17. Tega
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Cedric Benson or Kevin Smith…also would you trade Smith for Fitzgerald…

  18. LestersLegends
    September 20th, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I would make that deal.

  19. Tony T
    September 21st, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    non PPR, for a flex would you start Alfred Morris, Antonio Brown, Malcolm Floyd, or Colston? Thanks for your opinion!

  20. LestersLegends
    September 21st, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I’d go with Morris. I think they will continue to feed him the ball.

  21. GRO
    September 22nd, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    10 team PPR. I have McFadden, Sproles, Donald Brown, Hillis and Fred Jackson. Should I trade Fred Jackson for Pierre Garcon and Jonathon Stewart? My receivers are Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown, and V Jax. We play with one flex spot and two RBs, WRs…

  22. LestersLegends
    September 22nd, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    I think that would be a solid trade. I don’t see F-Jax getting his job back.

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