Week 12 RB rankings

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 28, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for running backs:

  1. Arian Foster, Texans at Jaguars
  2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles vs. Patriots
  3. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
  4. Michael Turner, Falcons vs. Vikings
  5. Ray Rice, Ravens vs. 49ers
  6. Steven Jackson, Rams vs. Cardinals
  7. Matt Forté, Bears at Raiders
  8. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks vs. Redskins
  9. Cedric Benson, Bengals vs. Browns
  10. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers at Chiefs
  11. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers at Titans
  12. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars vs. Texans
  13. Michael Bush, Raiders vs. Bears
  14. Frank Gore, 49ers at Ravens
  15. Kevin Smith, Lions vs. Packers
  16. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots at Eagles
  17. Ryan Mathews, Chargers vs. Broncos
  18. Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Bills — UP
  19. Willis McGahee, Broncos at Chargers
  20. Ben Tate, Texans at Jaguars
  21. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Buccaneers
  22. Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Giants
  23. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers at Colts
  24. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Cowboys
  25. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Colts
  26. Beanie Wells, Cardinals at Rams — DOWN
  27. Mike Tolbert, Chargers vs. Broncos
  28. Brandon Jacobs, Giants at Saints
  29. Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Giants
  30. Donald Brown, Colts vs. Panthers — UP
  31. C.J. Spiller, Bills at Jets — UP
  32. Peyton Hillis, Browns at Bengals — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  33. Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Giants
  34. Marion Barber, Bears at Raiders
  35. Toby Gerhart, Vikings at Falcons
  36. Delone Carter, Colts vs. Panthers — UP
  37. Roy Helu, Redskins at Seahawks
  38. James Starks, Packers at Lions — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  39. Isaac Redman, Steelers at Chiefs
  40. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Cowboys
  41. Ryan Torain, Redskins at Seahawks
  42. Javon Ringer, Titans vs. Buccaneers
  43. Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns at Bengals — DOWN
  44. Jackie Battle, Chiefs vs. Steelers
  45. Danny Woodhead, Patriots at Eagles
  46. Joseph Addai, Colts vs. Panthers — INJ, DOWN (ACTIVE)
  47. Ryan Grant, Packers at Lions — DOWN
  48. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs vs. Steelers
  49. Lance Ball, Broncos at Chargers
  50. Maurice Morris, Lions vs. Packers
  51. Kendall Hunter, 49ers at Ravens
  52. Ricky Williams, Ravens vs. 49ers
  53. Thomas Jones, Chiefs vs. Steelers
  54. Marcel Reece, Raiders vs. Bears
  55. Da'Rel Scott, Giants at Saints
  56. Joe McKnight, Jets vs. Bills
  57. Johnny White, Bills at Jets
  58. Jason Snelling, Falcons vs. Vikings
  59. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons vs. Vikings
  60. Brian Leonard, Bengals vs. Browns
  61. Deji Karim, Jaguars vs. Texans
  62. Felix Jones, Cowboys vs. Dolphins — INJ, DOWN
  63. Bernard Scott, Bengals vs. Browns
  64. Derrick Ward, Texans at Jaguars
  65. Lorenzo Booker, Vikings at Falcons
  66. Justin Forsett, Seahawks vs. Redskins
  67. Chester Taylor, Cardinals at Rams
  68. LaRod Stephens Howling, Cardinals at Rams
  69. Shane Vereen, Patriots at Eagles
  70. John Kuhn, Packers at Lions
  71. Tashard Choice, Bills at Jets — DOWN
  72. Charles Clay, Dolphins at Cowboys
  73. Anthony Dixon, 49ers at Ravens
  74. Kregg Lumpkin, Buccaneers at Titans
  75. Leon Washington, Seahawks vs. Redskins
  76. Chris Ivory, Saints vs. Giants
  77. Mewelde Moore, Steelers at Chiefs
  78. Jeremiah Johnson, Broncos at Chargers
  79. Ronnie Brown, Eagles vs. Patriots
  80. Montario Hardesty, Browns at Bengals — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  81. Phillip Tanner, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
  82. Danny Ware, Giants at Saints — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  83. Dion Lewis, Eagles vs. Patriots
  84. Bilal Powell, Jets vs. Bills — UP
  85. Thomas Clayton, Browns at Bengals
  86. LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets vs. Bills — INJ (INACTIVE)
  87. Taiwan Jones, Raiders vs. Bears — INJ

Not listed: Knowshon Moreno, Broncos; Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Fred Jackson, Bills; Jahvid Best, Lions; Darren McFadden, Raiders; Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.