Top 75 RB's: 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings (Updated 9/1)

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Top 75 RB's: 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings (Updated 9/1)
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Much has been made of Broncos rookie running back Ronnie Hillman this offseason in fantasy circles. But while Hillman is a candidate to be the Broncos' starting tailback of the future, his early prolonged hamstring problems through the first half of camp have set him back and out of the running to be Willis McGahee’s backup to begin the season.

Those duties will fall to Lance Ball.

But as the season moves along, Hillman will likely get his opportunity to take over the No. 2 job, much like we saw from David Wilson with a few weeks left in the preseason.

The end result in Wilson’s case was a sparkling performance against the Bears that led to the Giants releasing former No. 2 tailback D.J. Ware after the team's final preseason game.

Both Ahmad Bradshaw and McGahee will be the starters on playoff-caliber teams, and you should look to them as decent RB2 options if you’ve yet to draft. Of the two, McGahee is the better selection, because his odds of keeping the starting job throughout the season are better, mainly because Hillman has to show more.

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

Doug Martin

10

Ryan Mathews

11

Steven Jackson

12

Fred Jackson

13

Matt Forte

14

Willis McGahee

15

Ahmad Bradshaw

16

Peyton Hillis

17

Frank Gore

18

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

19

Michael Turner

20

Darren Sproles

21

Maurice Jones-Drew

22

Trent Richardson

23

Adrian Peterson

24

DeAngelo Williams

25

Reggie Bush

26

Stevan Ridley

27

Rashad Jennings

28

Cedric Benson

29

Donald Brown

30

Shonn Greene

31

Mark Ingram

32

Ryan Williams

33

Beanie Wells

34

Kevin Smith

35

Jonathan Stewart

36

Robert Turbin

37

Isaac Redman

38

Ben Tate

39

Jacquizz Rodgers

40

Michael Bush

41

David Wilson

42

Kendall Hunter

43

Shane Vereen

44

Bilal Powell

45

C.J. Spiller

46

Alfred Morris

47

Roy Helu

48

Mikel Leshoure

49

Ronnie Brown

50

Toby Gerhart

51

LeGarrette Blount

52

Jonathan Dwyer

53

Vick Ballard

54

Montario Hardesty

55

Rashard Mendenhall

56

Taiwan Jones

57

Daniel Thomas

58

Pierre Thomas

59

Alex Green

60

Lance Ball

61

Mike Goodson

62

Felix Jones

63

Ronnie Hillman

64

Evan Royster

65

Bernard Scott

66

Mike Tolbert

67

Leon Washington

68

Javon Ringer

69

Lamar Miller

70

Isaiah Pead

71

Dion Lewis

72

Brandon Jacobs

73

Bernard Pierce

74

Le'Ron McClain

75

Steve Slaton

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