2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Week 12 Running Backs

The top backs should feast in Week 12, but depth thins out quick. Find out who should be in your lineup.

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Tier 1 – Potential Top Scorers

1. David Johnson (ARI) @ ATL

2. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) @ IND

3. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) vs. WAS

Tier 2 – High-End RB1s 

4. Jay Ajayi (MIA) vs. SF

5. DeMarco Murray (TEN) @ CHI

6. Melvin Gordon (SD) @ HOU

7. LeSean McCoy (BUF) vs. JAC

8. Lamar Miller (HOU) vs. SD

Tier 3 – Low-end RB1s

9. Todd Gurley (LA) @ NO

10. Thomas Rawls (SEA) @ TB

11. Spencer Ware (KC) @ DEN

12. Theo Riddick (DET) vs. MIN

Tier 3.5

13. Frank Gore (IND) vs. PIT – Will be leaned on heavily against a soft run defense… who knows if Scott Tolzein can keep all 11 out of the box though.

14. Matt Forte (BUF) vs. JAC

15. Carlos Hyde (SF) @ MIA

16. LeGarrette Blount (NE) @ NYJ

17. Robert Kelley (WAS) @ DAL

Tier 4 – RB2s

18. Devonta Freeman (ATL) vs. ARI – My dud of the week. Tevin Coleman returns, and Freeman hasn’t been lighting it up by any means in his absence. Stir in the toughest run defense in the league, and this feels like an off week for Freeman.

19. Rashad Jennings (NYG) @ CLE

20. Latavius Murray (OAK) vs. CAR

21. Jordan “Don’t call me Justin” Howard (CHI) vs. TEN

22. James Starks (GB) @ PHI  – Has scored in two straight and is seeing steady volume. Highly underappreciated.

23. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) @ OAK

Tier 4.5

24. Doug Martin (TB) vs. SEA

25. Wendell Smallwood (PHI) vs. GB – This ranking assumes at least Ryan Mathews is sitting, and possibly more.

26. Devontae Booker (DEN) vs. KC

27. Terrance West (BAL) vs. CIN – Solid bet at a TD

28. James White (NE) @ NYJ – Lewis is lurking, and could snatch this job at any minute. For now, White’s involved enough to be a viable PPR start.

29.  Jeremy Hill (CIN) @ BAL

Tier 5 – Last startable names

30. Mark Ingram (NO) vs. LA

31. Tevin Coleman (ATL) vs. ARI

32. Darren Sproles (PHI) vs. GB QUESTIONABLE – His ranking is very much in flux with his questionable health. Could rise or be erased depending on any updates.

33. Kenneth Dixon (BAL) vs. CIN

34. Dion Lewis (NE) @ NYJ

35. Tim Hightower (NO) vs. LA

36. Chris Ivory (JAC) @ BUF

37. Bilal Powell (NYJ) vs. NE

38. Matt Asiata (MIN) @ DET

39. Duke Johnson (CLE) vs. NYG

40.  Isaiah Crowell (CLE) vs. NYG

Tier 6 – I’m all out of faith, this is how I feel

41. Chris Thompson (WAS) @ DAL

42. Jerick McKinnon (MIN) @ DET

43. Paul Perkins (NYG) @ CLE

44.  Jeremy Langford (CHI) vs. TEN

45. Derrick Henry (TEN) @ CHI

46. Rex Burkhead (CIN) @ BAL

47. TJ Yeldon (JAC) @ BUF

48.  Damien Williams (MIA) vs. SF

49. Mike Gillislee (BUF) vs. JAC

50.  Alex Collins (SEA) @ TB – Worth a speculative add for sure.


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