Top 80 RB's: 2012 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings (Updated 8/11)

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Top 80 RB's: 2012 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings (Updated 8/11)
Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
He's Back!!!

Two days of preseason action in the books and we already have major movement both up and down to report. After sitting down and watching game action, one running back stood out to me as an option we need to consider as an early RB2 in PPR leagues.

 

Peyton Hillis Impressive Vs. Cardinals

Maybe it’s just a match made in heaven but for whatever reason offensive coordinator Brian Daboll maximizes Hillis’s skill set to the fullest. When Daboll was in Cleveland, Hillis enjoyed a breakout season that launched his popularity all the way to the cover of Madden.

Perhaps we should blame last year's lackluster performance more on the loss of Daboll than on the Madden curse, but it appears the spell has been broken as they reunited in Kansas City this offseason.

Hillis has had a solid camp and his play against the Cardinals jumps out at me on film. Daboll did a good job of using both Hillis and Dexter McCluster in the passing game, both having big plays early on.

Impressive for sure, but it was Hillis’s take-no-prisoners running style that proved to me he was back and ready for a big year.

The Chiefs have been building up the offensive line in recent years, stock piling talent, and it’s starting to show. Hillis was through to the second level consistently and defenders bounced right off of him as he continued to run full steam ahead like a Mack truck going downhill.

We should anticipate a big year from Hillis. The Chiefs have an easy schedule against the run. I have no problem viewing both Hillis and Charles as top fifteen options in PPR leagues this summer.

1

Arian Foster

2

LeSean McCoy

3

Ray Rice

4

Darren McFadden

5

Chris Johnson

6

Matt Forte

7

DeMarco Murray

8

Maurice Jones-Drew

9

Darren Sproles

10

Steven Jackson

11

Jamaal Charles

12

Trent Richardson

13

Peyton Hillis

14

Marshawn Lynch

15

Ahmad Bradshaw

16

Fred Jackson

17

Ryan Mathews

18

Isaac Redman

19

Doug Martin

20

Adrian Peterson

21

Michael Turner

22

Reggie Bush

23

Kevin Smith

24

Willis McGahee

25

Stevan Ridley

26

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

27

Frank Gore

28

Shonn Greene

29

C.J. Spiller

30

Beanie Wells

31

Roy Helu

32

Ryan Williams

33

Mark Ingram

34

Jonathan Stewart

35

Donald Brown

36

Jacquizz Rodgers

37

DeAngelo Williams

38

Cedric Benson

39

Ben Tate

40

Mikel Leshoure

41

LeGarrette Blount

42

Ronnie Brown

43

Rashad Jennings

44

David Wilson

45

Ronnie Hillman

46

Kendall Hunter

47

Delone Carter

48

Toby Gerhart

49

Daniel Thomas

50

Danny Woodhead

51

Joe McKnight

52

Evan Royster

53

Pierre Thomas

54

Robert Turbin

55

Jonathan Dwyer

56

James Starks

57

Alex Green

58

Shane Vereen

59

Bernard Scott

60

Michael Bush

61

Tim Hightower

62

Dexter McCluster

63

Bilal Powell

64

Isaiah Pead

65

Felix Jones

66

Mike Goodson

67

Rashard Mendenhall

68

Lamar Miller

69

Brandon Jacobs

70

Bernard Pierce

71

Jahvid Best

72

Taiwan Jones

73

LeRon McClain

74

Terrance Ganaway

75

Mike Tolbert

76

Javon Ringer

77

LaMichael James

78

Leon Washington

79

Dion Lewis

80

Patrick Turner

2012 PPR Rankings : Top 200 | QB | WR | TE | Cheat Sheets |

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