Week 12 Fantasy RB Rankings


Todd Gurley owners think they're so smart, don't they? Well, now they're going to see how the other 11/12th lives. With Gurley on bye and out of our Week 12 fantasy RB rankings, finally the people with the No. 1 pick in most drafts will have to dig a little deeper for their running back starts and sits. Kareem Hunt owners are in the same boat, and they'll get a little taste of what it's like to be worried about injuries to Doug Martin and Kerryon Johnson and hit the waiver wire for handcuffs and sleepers like Gus Edwards. (Yes, the rest of us commoners have to worry about stuff like that.) Of course, those who drafted Le'Veon Bell have a slightly bigger gripe, but we'll move on before they punch their computer screens or throw their phones into the wall.

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Fortunately, this week's rankings are fairly strong -- which they should be with only two teams on bye and the impact of injuries fairly minimal. If Johnson (knee) can't go on Thanksgiving and Martin (ankle) misses time against the Ravens, both the Lions and Raiders will opt for committee situations in horrible matchups, which is suboptimal for everyone involved. Of course, it does open up more touches for potential FLEX backs, so that's something, especially in PPR leagues.

Week 12 Rankings:
Quarterback | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST  | Kicker

Perhaps the biggest question this week will be what to do with Gus Edwards, who seemingly came out of nowhere to dominate running back carries for the Ravens. With Lamar Jackson slated to start again and another favorable matchup (vs. OAK) on deck, Edwards will be a must-have waiver pickup and likely starter for many fantasy teams this week, but is Alex Collins simply worthless now? If we felt confident one would see the majority of the touches, we'd have them much higher, but as it stands, we just don't know, leaving both in the borderline RB2/FLEX range.

Note: These rankings will be updated during the week, so check back often for the latest analysis and player movement.

WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end (coming soon)

Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: RB

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues

1 Melvin Gordon, Chargers vs. Cardinals
2 Alvin Kamara, Saints vs. Falcons
3 Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys vs. Redskins
4 Nick Chubb, Browns @ Bengals
5 Joe Mixon, Bengals vs. Browns
6 Saquon Barkley, Giants @ Eagles
7 David Johnson, Cardinals @ Chargers
8 Leonard Fournette, Jaguars @ Bills
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9 James Conner, Steelers @ Broncos
10 Matt Breida, 49ers @ Buccaneers
11 Christian McCaffrey, Panthers vs. Seahawks
12 Marlon Mack, Colts vs. Dolphins
13 Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Falcons
14 Sony Michel, Patriots @ Jets
15 Phillip Lindsay, Broncos vs. Steelers
16 Aaron Jones, Packers @ Vikings
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17 Dalvin Cook, Vikings vs. Packers
18 James White, Patriots @ Jets
19 Jordan Howard, Bears @ Lions
20 Dion Lewis, Titans @ Texans
21 Tarik Cohen, Bears @ Lions
22 Chris Carson, Seahawks @ Panthers
23 Adrian Peterson, Redskins @ Cowboys
24 Peyton Barber, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
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25 Frank Gore, Dolphins @ Colts
26 Gus Edwards, Ravens vs. Raiders
27 LeSean McCoy, Bills vs. Jaguars
28 Lamar Miller, Texans vs. Titans
29 Alex Collins, Ravens vs. Raiders
30 Isaiah Crowell, Jets vs. Patriots
31 Doug Martin, Raiders @ Ravens
32 Duke Johnson Jr., Browns @ Bengals
33 Josh Adams, Eagles vs. Giants
34 Tevin Coleman, Falcons @ Saints
35 Kenyan Drake, Dolphins @ Colts
36 Elijah McGuire, Jets vs. Patriots
37 LeGarrette Blount, Lions vs. Bears
38 Jalen Richard, Raiders @ Ravens
39 Royce Freeman, Broncos vs. Steelers
40 Theo Riddick, Lions vs. Bears
41 DeAndre Washington, Raiders @ Ravens
42 Alfred Morris, 49ers @ Buccaneers
43 Derrick Henry, Titans @ Texans
44 Nyheim Hines, Colts vs. Dolphins
45 Giovani Bernard, Bengals vs. Browns
46 Ito Smith, Falcons @ Saints
47 Rashaad Penny, Seahawks @ Panthers
48 Carlos Hyde, Jaguars @ Bills
49 Austin Ekeler, Chargers vs. Cardinals
50 Kapri Bibbs, Redskins @ Cowboys
51 Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
52 Alfred Blue, Texans vs. Titans
53 T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars @ Bills
54 Marcus Murphy, Bills vs. Jaguars
55 Mike Davis, Seahawks @ Panthers
56 Latavius Murray, Vikings vs. Packers
57 Corey Clement, Eagles vs. Giants
58 Wendell Smallwood, Eagles vs. Giants
59 Jamaal Williams, Packers @ Vikings
60 Chris Ivory, Bills vs. Jaguars