Week 16 RB rankings

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice
Updated 12:16 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 22
 
Here are PFW's Week 16 RB rankings: 
  1. Arian Foster, Texans vs. Vikings
  2. Adrian Peterson, Vikings at Texans
  3. Alfred Morris, Redskins at Eagles
  4. Ray Rice, Ravens vs. Giants
  5. C.J. Spiller, Bills at Dolphins
  6. Doug Martin, Buccaneers vs. Rams
  7. Reggie Bush, Dolphins vs. Bills
  8. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks vs. 49ers
  9. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys vs. Saints
  10. Chris Johnson, Titans at Packers
  11. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs vs. Colts
  12. Trent Richardson, Browns at Broncos
  13. Darren McFadden, Raiders at Panthers
  14. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos vs. Browns
  15. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals at Steelers
  16. Matt Forte, Bears at Cardinals
  17. Frank Gore, 49ers at Seahawks
  18. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers vs. Raiders (UP)
  19. Steven Jackson, Rams at Buccaneers
  20. Stevan Ridley, Patriots at Jaguars
  21. LeSean McCoy, Eagles vs. Redskins               
  22. Michael Turner, Falcons at Lions
  23. Mikel Leshoure, Lions vs. Falcons
  24. Darren Sproles, Saints at Cowboys
  25. Vick Ballard, Colts at Chiefs
  26. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants at Ravens                                INJ
  27. Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Chargers
  28. Beanie Wells, Cardinals vs. Bears
  29. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers vs. Bengals
  30. Bryce Brown, Eagles vs. Redskins
  31. Mark Ingram, Saints at Cowboys
  32. Montell Owens, Jaguars vs. Patriots
  33. Joique Bell, Lions vs. Falcons
  34. David Wilson, Giants at Ravens
  35. Danny Woodhead, Patriots at Jaguars
  36. Ronnie Brown, Chargers at Jets (UP)
  37. Ryan Grant, Packers vs. Titans (UP)
  38. Mike Tolbert, Panthers vs. Raiders (UP)
  39. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Lions
  40. Lamar Miller, Dolphins vs. Bills (UP)
  41. Pierre Thomas, Saints at Cowboys
  42. Felix Jones, Cowboys vs. Saints
  43. Ben Tate, Texans vs. Vikings
  44. Shane Vereen, Patriots at Jaguars
  45. Bilal Powell, Jets vs. Chargers
  46. Curtis Brinkley, Chargers at Jets (DOWN)
  47. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos vs. Browns
  48. Mike Goodson, Raiders at Panthers
  49. Isaac Redman, Steelers vs. Bengals
  50. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers vs. Bengals
  51. DuJuan Harris, Packers vs. Titans
  52. Montario Hardesty, Browns at Broncos
  53. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs vs. Colts
  54. Jackie Battle, Chargers at Jets (DOWN)
  55. Marcel Reece, Raiders at Panthers
  56. Kregg Lumpkin, Giants at Ravens
  57. LaMichael James, 49ers at Seahawks
  58. Daryl Richardson, Rams at Buccaneers
  59. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals vs. Bears
  60. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers vs. Rams
  61. John Kuhn, Packers vs. Titans
  62. Robert Turbin, Seahawks vs. 49ers
  63. Justin Forsett, Texans vs. Vikings
  64. Cedric Peerman, Bengals at Steelers            INJ
  65. Brandon Bolden, Patriots at Jaguars
  66. Joe McKnight, Jets vs. Chargers
  67. Evan Royster, Redskins at Eagles
  68. Dion Lewis, Eagles vs. Redskins
  69. Chris Rainey, Steelers vs. Bengals
  70. Toby Gerhart, Vikings at Texans
  71. Tashard Choice, Bills at Dolphins
  72. Bernard Pierce, Ravens vs. Giants               INJ

Not listed: Michael Bush, Bears; Delone Carter, Colts; Alex Green, Packers; Chris Ivory, Saints; Fred Jackson, Bills; Rashad Jennings, Jaguars; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars; Ryan Mathews, Chargers; Willis McGahee, Broncos; James Starks, Packers; Jonathan Stewart, Panthers

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.