Week 13 RB rankings

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 4, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for running backs:

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

Not listed: Jahvid Best, Lions; Fred Jackson, Bills; Darren McFadden, Raiders; Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Taiwan Jones, Raiders


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.