Fantasy RB Rankings Week 12: Who to start, sit at running back in fantasy football


Thanksgiving week is always tough for fantasy football owners. They are understandably distracted by vacation plans, and Thursday’s three games tend to create more headaches for beginners. This is especially true at a position like the running back, who continues to be the revolving door for key players entering and exiting the rosters. Our Week 12 RB fantasy leaderboards factor in all of these factors to help make your Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) a little less stressful.

Fortunately, only two teams (Cardinals, Chiefs) are goodbye this week, and while that takes a key producer away from James Conner, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams may pose more of a problem than they are now worth only CEH is healthy again. . You may worry about this issue in week 13.

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Kareem Hunt (calf) is eligible to exit the IR this week, and if he’s ready, he’ll be in a favorable game against Baltimore. Miles Sanders (@ Giants), who returned last week, is in a similar location. Both will be worth at least flexible spots in all formats.

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Many committee situations are still pending. Alex Collins and the rest of the Seahawks (@ Washington), Latavius ​​Murray and Devonta Freeman (vs Browns), Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson (vs Titans), and David Johnson and Rex Burkhead (vs Jets) are all tough calls. It’s hard to say who will get the most runs (especially around the goal line) in any of these committees, and with varying levels of showdown, it’s even harder to know who you can count on. Harris has the most TDs upside down, which puts him in contention for a starting spot, but it’s hard to rely on the others. The two Houston full-backs have by far the best clash for RBs, so it looks like at least one will pay off, but even with a favorable clash both have low floors.

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One committee that is well placed this week is the Denver duo of Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams (against Chargers). Game time isn’t any clearer after last week’s bye, but with a clash against a defense allowing RB’s second-biggest FPPG, Gordon and Williams should be in most fantastic lineups. Jeff Wilson Jr. (vs. Vikings), Tony Pollard (vs. Raiders), JD McKissic (vs. Seahawks) and Jordan Howard (@ Giants) are other side backs who have flexible potential through supportive games. As usual, none of them have ceilings that are too high, but they should have higher floors this week.

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There are two committees that stand out as being in particularly tough places, like the D’Onta Foreman and Adrian Peterson (@ Patriots) and Devin Singletary and Zack Moss (@ Saints) have two of the worst games for running backs. Considering the general weakness of their respective lows, you can’t trust any this week. This could also be true for Myles Gaskin (vs. Panthers), but he dominated the keys in the Dolphins’ backfield, so he still has some flex value, especially in PPR leagues, depending on volume.

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It’s shaping up to be a ‘stick with your stars’ week. There are some tough clashes for key guys, like Jonathan Taylor (vs. Buccaneers), Dalvin Cook (@ 49ers), Leonard Fournette (@ Colts), Joe Mixon (vs. Steelers) and Darrell Henderson (@ Packers), but these players are all too good to sit. Injuries will no doubt rock this position later in the week, but we’ll deal with that as the training reports come in.

To note: We’ll be updating these RB rankings throughout the week, so check back for analysis and the latest player moves.

Fantasy RB Week 12 Ranking: Who to start as a running back

Rankings are based on standard, non PPR rating

Rank Player
1 Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ MIA
2 Najee Harris, PIT @ CIN
3 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. LV
4 Jonathan Taylor, IND v TB
5 James Robinson, JAX vs. ATL
6 Nick Chubb, CLE @ BAL
7 Elijah Mitchell, SF v MIN
8 Dalvin Cook, MIN @ SF
9 Austin Ekeler, BAC @ DEN
ten David Montgomery, CHI @ DET
11 Antonio Gibson, WAS vs. SEA
12 Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. PHI
13 Josh Jacobs, LV @ DAL
14 AJ Dillon, GB v LAR
15 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL @ JAX
16 By André Swift, DET vs. CHI
17 Joe Mixon, CIN vs. PIT
18 Melvin Gordon, DEN v. BAC
19 Javonte Williams, DEN v. BAC
20 Léonard Fournette, CT @ IND
21 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ GB
22 Miles Sanders, PHI @ NYG
23 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ BAL
24 Damien Harris, NE v TEN
25 Mark Ingram, NO v BUF
26 Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. CAR
27 Devonta Freeman, BAL vs. CLE
28 Tevin Coleman, NYJ @ HOU
29 Ty Johnson, NYJ @ HOU
30 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. LV
31 Boston Scott, PHI @ NYG
32 Alex Collins, SEA @ WAS
33 JD McKissic, WAS vs. SEA
34 Rex Burkhead, HOU vs. NYJ
35 David Johnson, HOU vs. NYJ
36 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF vs. MIN
37 Kenya Drake, LV @ DAL
38 Jamaal Williams, DET v CHI
39 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE v TEN
40 Latavius ​​Murray, BAL v CLE
41 Tony Jones Jr., NO vs. BUF
42 Onta Foreman, TEN @ NE
43 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN @ NE
44 Devontae Booker, NYG v PHI
45 Zack Moss, BUF @ NO
46 Devin Singletary, BUF @ NO
47 By Ernest Johnson, CLE @ BAL
48 Mike Davis, ATL @ JAX
49 Samaje Perine, CIN vs. PIT
50 Nyheim Hines, IND v TB
51 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI @ NYG
52 Rashaad Penny, SEA @ WAS
53 Jeremy McNichols, TEN @ NE
54 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ SF
55 Duke Johnson, MIA vs. CAR
56 Brandon Bolden, NE v TEN
57 Ronald Jones II, TB @ IND
58 Khalil Herbert, CHI @ DET
59 Matt Breida, BUF @ NO
60 Sony Michel, LAR @ GB
61 Chuba Hubbard, CAR @ MIA
62 Carlos Hyde, JAX vs. ATL
63 Giovani Bernard, CT @ IND
64 Jaret Patterson, WAS vs. SEA
65 Ty’Son Williams, BAL vs. CLE
66 Larry Rountree III, BAC @ DEN

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