2013 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – NFL Week 12

Nov 19, 2013

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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 12 fantasy football running back rankings.
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1. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 114.8 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 114.5 rushing yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
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2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles is averaging 118.6 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He was slowed by the Denver Broncos last week, but should bounce back against the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have yielded 113.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.
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3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson is averaging 101.4 total yards and a touchdown per game. The Seattle Seahawks bottled him up, but the Green Bay Packers will have a much more difficult time. The Pack have allowed 103.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
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4. Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams
Zac Stacy is averaging 105 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should gouge the Chicago Bears struggling run defense. The Bears are giving up 133.9 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
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5. Ben Tate, Houston Texans
Ben Tate had 117 total yards last week against the Oakland Raiders. He should continue to roll against the Jacksonville Jaguars’ league-worst rushing defense. The Jags have allowed 139.1 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
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6. Andre Brown, New York Giants
Andrew Brown is averaging 106 total yards since taking over as the lead back for the New York Giants. He should run well against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 126.8 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
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7. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy is averaging 89.6 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He had 94 yards and a score the last time he faced the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have yielded 111.6 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
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8. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos
Knowshon Moreno is averaging 93.6 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He has yielded some close looks to Montee Ball in recent weeks, but I expect Moreno to be heavily involved against the New England Patriots.
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9. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Frank Gore is averaging 87.3 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He’s a strong pay against the Washington Redskins. The Skins have allowed 115 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
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10. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Chris Johnson is averaging 86 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He should stay hot against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 97.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.
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11. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris is averaging 94 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He has a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have allowed 103.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
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12. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 87.6 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He faces the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have allowed 99 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
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13. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush is averaging 113.3 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. His fumbling last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers got him in the doghouse. He should rebound against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 101.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game.
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14. Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders
Rashad Jennings has averaged 143.7 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past three games. I expect Darren McFadden (hamstring) to miss another one out of precaution since Jennings has handled the role brilliantly, giving Jennings a favorable matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have allowed 117.1 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
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15. Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bobby Rainey ran with the lead back role to the tune of 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the lifeless Atlanta Falcons. He’ll have a stiffer test against the Detroit Lions, but Rainey sure looked good. The Lions are giving up 94.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game.
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16. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
DeMarco Murray is averaging 92.1 total yard and 0.5 touchdowns. The bye week should bring him in fresh against the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 98 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.
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17. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Pierre Thomas is averaging 76.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. I expect a boost in production against the Falcons. The Dirty Birds have allowed 132.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
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18. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice came to life against the Chicago Bears with 148 total yards and a touchdown. He has a tough matchup against the New York Jets, but with improved confidence, I expect a solid showing.
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19. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew is averaging 74.5 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past three games. He should continue his turnaround against the Houston Texans. The Texans have allowed 118.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.
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20. Chris Ivory, New York Jets
Chris Ivory has averaged 88 yards in his past four starts. In his past two games he has 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He is facing the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have allowed 102.7 yards per game.
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14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Meach
    November 19th, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Who would you start at Flex this week, Ridley, Vereen or Delanie Walker?

  2. LestersLegends
    November 19th, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Ridley in standard leagues, Vereen in PPR

  3. JC
    November 19th, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    PPR: Forte is a lock but I need a RB2 – Alf Morris, Woody, or Chris Ivory? Same league as my QB section question.

  4. Meach
    November 19th, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Do you think Ridley’s production will drop after another fumble and the return of Vereen? I’d almost feel safer starting Vereen. (I have them both) What do you think?

  5. LestersLegends
    November 19th, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    JC – I’m rolling with Morris out of that bunch
    Meach – His performance will likely drop a little. More because of Vereen’s return than the fumble. I could see using Vereen over him in PPR leagues, but he has scored seven TDs in five games.

  6. frank
    November 19th, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    ellington, ogbonnaya and Greg Olsen in PPR…I need a RB2 and a Flex? Leaning towards Ellingto and Ogbonnaya… Fleener matchup too good so I have him going at TE, but I also love Olsen matchup

  7. LestersLegends
    November 19th, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Ellington and ogbonnaya is who i’d go with, but they are all close.

  8. Blair Walsh Project
    November 20th, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    lol @ the ‘ogbonnaya’ talk this week. Who was it that had him as their darkhorse sleeper last week?

    Oh wait. That was me.

  9. Blair Walsh Project
    November 21st, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Ry…drop Spiller for Rainey? They are both flex options at best. Rainey’s schedule is kinda brutal (DET, CAR, SF), whereas IF Spiller gets healthy, his is favorable. You like Rainey more than Vereen in a PPR this week?

  10. LestersLegends
    November 21st, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    i couldn’t bring myself to drop spiller for rainey. ppr i’d lean vereen.

  11. Jay
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    PPR league, Woodhead or Rice? thanks

  12. LestersLegends
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I like Rice a little better.

  13. Jay
    November 22nd, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Thanks Ryan.. I have an option to pick up either Ben Tate or Bobby Rainey. Would you recommend to drop Danny Woodhead for either of them moving forward? If so, who?

  14. LestersLegends
    November 22nd, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Tate would be my choice.

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