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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 12 running back rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
1. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
3. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
8. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
11. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
12. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
13. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
14. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
15. Matt Brieda, San Francisco 49ers
16. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
17. James White, New England Patriots
18. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
19. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
20. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
21. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
22. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
23. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
24. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
25. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
26. Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
29. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
30. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
31. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
32. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
33. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
36. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
37. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets
38. Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins
39. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
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Kareem Hunt running
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 12 running back rankings.
1. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
4. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
5. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
6. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
8. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
10. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
11. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
14. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
15. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
16. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
18. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
19. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
20. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
21. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
22. Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
23. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
24. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
25. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
26. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
27. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
28. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
29. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
30. Damien Williams, Miami Dolphins
31. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
32. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
33. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
34. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
36. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
37. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthes
38. James White, New England Patriots
39. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
40. Danny Woodhead, Baltimore Ravens
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 12 running back rankings.
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
3. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
4. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
5. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
6. Christopher Ivory, New York Jets
7. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
8. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
9. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
10. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
11. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
12. Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys
13. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
14. DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
16. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
17. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
18. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
19. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
20. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
21. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
22. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
23. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
24. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
25. Antonio Andrews, Tennessee Titans
26. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
27. James Starks, Green Bay Packers
28. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
29. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
30. Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears
31. Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
32. Shaun Draughn, San Francisco 49ers
33. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
34. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
35. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
36. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
37. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
38. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
39. Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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Here’s my Week 12 running back rankings.

1. Rashard Mendenhall @ Buffalo
2. Adrian Peterson @ Washington
3. Chris Johnson @ Houston
4. Arian Foster vs. Tennessee
5. Peyton Hillis vs. Carolina
6. Frank Gore @ Arizona (Monday)
7. Ray Rice vs. Tampa Bay
8.  Michael Turner vs. Green Bay
9. Jamaal Charles @ Seattle
10. Knowshon Moreno vs. St. Louis
11. Maurice Jones-Drew @ New York Giants
12. LeSean McCoy @ Chicago
13. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Jacksonville
14. Darren McFadden vs. Miami
15. Steven Jackson @ Denver
16. Ronnie Brown @ Oakland
17. Thomas Jones @ Seattle
18. Matt Forte vs. Philadelphia
19. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
20. Cedric Benson @ New York Jets (Thursday)
21. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Detroit (Thursday)
22. Fred Jackson vs. Pittsburgh
23. Mike Goodson @ Cleveland
24. Mike Tolbert @ Indianapolis
25. LeGarrette Blount @ Baltimore
26. Christopher Ivory @ Dallas (Thursday)
27. Felix Jones vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
28. Danny Woodhead @ Detroit (Thursday)
29. Brandon Jacobs vs. Jacksonville
30. Maurice Morris vs. New England (Thursday)
31. Keiland Williams vs. Minnesota
32. Shonn Greene vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
33. Brandon Jackson @ Atlanta
34. Tim Hightower vs. San Francisco (Monday)
35. Ricky Williams @ Oakland

Inside the numbers:

  • The Raiders did a decent job slowing Rashard Mendenhall, but I’ll take a shot on him in the number one slot again as he takes on Buffalo’s league-worst run defense (163.5 yards allowed per game).
  • Washington is giving up 131 yards per game on the ground. Adrian Peterson should find plenty of running lanes against them.
  • Peyton Hillis’ magical season continues with a juicy match-up against Carolina, who is yielding 128.4 rushing yards per game. Hillis has ten combined TDs and 1125 total yards.
  • Frank Gore failed to capitalize against Tampa’s previously porous run defense, but he should bounce back against Arizona.
  • Both BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead are borderline RB2s against Detroit.
  • Reggie Bush may be able to go against Dallas, but Christopher Ivory is still the RB to use for New Orleans.
  • Mike Goodson will likely get another start, but he’s not a sure RB2 going up against Cleveland.
  • Brandon Jacobs will get the start for the Giants, which moves him up a few spots. Ahmad Bradshaw should still be used heavily so I only bumped him down a few.
  • I have been burned by Knowshon Moreno in the past, which made me back off a little on my rankings. I’m taking a leap with him. He’s been great in the past two games and has a good match-up.


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