2012 NFL Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Top 75 RBs (Updated 8/26)

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2012 NFL Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Top 75 RBs (Updated 8/26)
Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Another Ankle Injury For Kevin Smith

The third week of the preseason is winding down and that means it’s time to make final adjustments before draft day. There is one player we need to keep an eye on after Saturday’s exhibition games and that is Kevin Smith of the Lions.

 

Kevin Smith Re-Injures Ankle

Well, I tried to give Kevin Smith credit this off-season and while we knew an injury was bound to happen with this guy, it’s a good thing it came Week 3 of the preseason. Smith is a survivor and a warrior so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s starting Week 1 in a tasty matchup against the Rams.

Still, his recent ankle injury (the same one he had a high ankle sprain on last November) is a concern, and while it’s not considered a high ankle sprain, it should slow him down.

With Jahvid Best still yet to receive clearance from his concussion problems, it’s clear that Smith will have the job for the early going of the season. Those of you that are hoping Mikel Leshoure will step up after his two-game suspension shouldn’t hold your breath.

Leshoure looked pathetic against the Raiders. Let’s face it, the kid is coming off an Achilles injury that cost him all of last season and has had very little preseason action.

It’s going to take him some time to get his game back and get a feel for the NFL game speed. Don’t expect Leshoure to overtake Smith as the starter anytime soon.

That basically means Smith will hold onto the starting job for most of the year, when he can actually stay on the field.

Also, expect a lot of passing from Stafford this season.

1

Arian Foster

2

LeSean McCoy

3

Ray Rice

4

Darren McFadden

5

Jamaal Charles

6

Chris Johnson

7

DeMarco Murray

8

Marshawn Lynch

9

Ryan Mathews

10

Steven Jackson

11

Fred Jackson

12

Doug Martin

13

Ahmad Bradshaw

14

Matt Forte

15

Peyton Hillis

16

Maurice Jones-Drew

17

Frank Gore

18

Willis McGahee

19

Michael Turner

20

Darren Sproles

21

Trent Richardson

22

Adrian Peterson

23

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

24

DeAngelo Williams

25

Reggie Bush

26

Donald Brown

27

Stevan Ridley

28

Beanie Wells

29

Shonn Greene

30

Rashad Jennings

31

Kevin Smith

32

Jonathan Stewart

33

Mark Ingram

34

Ryan Williams

35

Isaac Redman

36

Ben Tate

37

Jacquizz Rodgers

38

Cedric Benson

39

Michael Bush

40

Shane Vereen

41

Bilal Powell

42

C.J. Spiller

43

Kendall Hunter

44

Alfred Morris

45

LeGarrette Blount

46

Jonathan Dwyer

47

Toby Gerhart

48

Roy Helu

49

Mikel Leshoure

50

Ronnie Brown

51

Montario Hardesty

52

David Wilson

53

Evan Royster

54

Taiwan Jones

55

Vick Ballard

56

Pierre Thomas

57

Alex Green

58

Daniel Thomas

59

Lamar Miller

60

Rashard Mendenhall

61

Felix Jones

62

Ronnie Hillman

63

Robert Turbin

64

Tim Hightower

65

Mike Goodson

66

Bernard Scott

67

Mike Tolbert

68

Leon Washington

69

Javon Ringer

70

Isaiah Pead

71

Dion Lewis

72

Bernard Pierce

73

LeRon McClain

74

Danny Woodhead

75

Brandon Jacobs

2012 Standard Position Rankings - Top 200 | QBWR | TE | Cheat Sheets |

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