Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 13

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 13, citing standard-scoring leagues.

This countdown doesn’t lean on a particular stat. It’s merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL’s 13th weekend.

Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn’t supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:

1. Always play your healthy superstars.
2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru’s analysis (read: plausible deniability).

TOP 50 RUNNING BACKS

1-25

1. Matt Forte @ Detroit
2. Andre Ellington @ Atlanta
3. DeMarco Murray vs. Philadelphia
4. LeSean McCoy @ Dallas
5. Jamaal Charles vs. Denver
6. Arian Foster vs. Tennessee
7. Le’Veon Bell vs. New Orleans
8. Jeremy Hill @ Tampa Bay
9. Matt Asiata vs. Carolina
10. Rashad Jennings @ Jacksonville
11. Justin Forsett vs. San Diego
12. Eddie Lacy vs. New England
13. Marshawn Lynch @ San Francisco
14. Alfred Morris @ Indianapolis
15. Denard Robinson vs. N.Y. Giants
16. Isaiah Crowell @ Buffalo
17. Mark Ingram @ Pittsburgh
18. Lamar Miller @ N.Y. Jets
19. Reggie Bush vs. Chicago
20. Shane Vereen @ Green Bay
21. Frank Gore vs. Seattle
22. Fred Jackson vs. Cleveland
23. Ryan Mathews @ Baltimore
24. C.J. Anderson @ Kansas City
25. Charles Sims vs. Cincinnati

26-50

26. Trent Richardson vs. Washington
27. Tre Mason vs. Oakland
28. LeGarrette Blount @ Green Bay
29. Alfred Blue vs. Tennessee
30. Latavius Murray @ St. Louis
31. Steven Jackson vs. Arizona
32. Gio Bernard @ Tampa Bay
33. Darren Sproles @ Dallas
34. Bishop Sankey @ Houston
35. Chris Ivory vs. Miami
36. Terrance West @ Buffalo
37. Bryce Brown vs. Cleveland
38. Jonathan Stewart @ Minnesota
39. Joique Bell vs. Chicago
40. Anthony Dixon vs. Cleveland
41. Daniel Herron vs. Washington
42. Jerick McKinnon vs. Carolina
43. Roy Helu@ Indianapolis
44. Andre Williams @ Jacksonville
45. Knile Davis vs. Denver
46. Darren McFadden @ St. Louis
47. Doug Martin vs. Cincinnati
48. Carlos Hyde vs. Seattle
49. Joseph Randle vs. Philadelphia
50. Donald Brown @ Baltimore
50b. Zac Stacy vs. Oakland
50c. Chris Polk @ Dallas
50d. Juwan Thompson @ Kansas City
50e. Christine Michael @ San Francisco
50f. James Starks vs. New England
50g. Devonta Freeman vs. Arizona
50h. Chris Johnson vs. Miami

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.