Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 12

BY foxsports • November 19, 2014

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 12, 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 12th 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).


BYES: Carolina, Pittsburgh

TOP 50 RUNNING BACKS

1-25

1. DeMarco Murray @ N.Y. Giants
2. Jamaal Charles @ Oakland
3. Matt Forte vs. Tampa Bay
4. Eddie Lacy @ Minnesota
5. LeSean McCoy vs. Tennessee
6. Arian Foster vs. Cincinnati
7. Marshawn Lynch vs. Arizona
8. Jeremy Hill @ Houston
9. Bryce Brown vs. N.Y. Jets
10. Justin Forsett @ New Orleans
11. Rashad Jennings vs. Dallas
12. Isaiah Crowell @ Atlanta
13. Mark Ingram vs. Baltimore
14. Chris Ivory @ Buffalo
15. Steven Jackson vs. Cleveland
16. Shane Vereen vs. Detroit
17. Frank Gore vs. Washington
18. Denard Robinson @ Indianapolis
19. Alfred Morris @ San Francisco
20. Andre Ellington @ Seattle
21. Reggie Bush @ New England
22. Trent Richardson vs. Jacksonville
23. Jerick McKinnon vs. Green Bay
24. C.J. Anderson vs. Miami
25. Darren Sproles vs. Tennessee

26-50

26. Ryan Mathews vs. St. Louis
27. Lamar Miller @ Denver
28. Bishop Sankey @ Philadelphia
29. Tre Mason @ San Diego
30. Gio Bernard @ Houston
31. Alfred Blue vs. Cincinnati
32. Charles Sims @ Chicago
33. Joique Bell @ New England
34. Fred Jackson vs. N.Y. Jets
35. Knile Davis @ Oakland
36. Darren McFadden vs. Kansas City
37. Daniel Herron vs. Jacksonville
38. Terrance West @ Atlanta
39. Anthony Dixon vs. N.Y. Jets
40. Roy Helu @ San Francisco
41. Andre Williams vs. Dallas
42. Christine Michael vs. Arizona
43. James Starks @ Minnesota
44. Devonta Freeman vs. Cleveland
45. Matt Asiata vs. Green Bay
46. Bobby Rainey @ Chicago
47. Carlos Hyde vs. Washington
48. Branden Oliver vs. St. Louis
49. Joseph Randle @ N.Y. Giants
50. Donald Brown vs. St. Louis
50b. Chris Johnson @ Buffalo
50c. Zac Stacy @ San Diego
50d. Chris Polk vs. Tennessee
50d. Latavius Murray vs. Kansas City
50e. Juwan Thompson 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.



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