Fantasy Football 2012: Running Back Rankings and Tiers

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Fantasy Football 2012: Running Back Rankings and Tiers
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Will Ray Rice repeat as fantasy's No. 1 rusher?

As offenses in the NFL shift their focuses to the passing game at an increasing rate and teams switch to two-back systems, productive fantasy running backs are becoming more and more difficult to find.

Fantasy leagues tend to require at least two running backs to start per team, and running backs tend to be more consistent than their receiving counterparts.

Consistently good is better than consistently bad, so fantasy teams with productive running backs have a decided advantage over teams without good rushers.

Because of that, I think running back is still the most important position in fantasy football.

It should be treated accordingly.

Here’s what my draft board looks like.

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