2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 7: Running Backs (RB) Rankings

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIIOctober 18, 2012

October 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) rushes for a gain against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Ahmad Bradshaw has arguably put together his top two performances of his career in the past two weeks. Against the Cleveland Browns, Bradshaw carried the football 30 times for 200 yards. He went to San Francisco and ran for more than 100 against a defense that has allowed only one running back to reach that mark in its last 43 games.

Coming into the season, I warned fantasy owners that Bradhshaw’s foot situation was a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. Now we are up against another foot problem, or perhaps I should say setback (via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News on Twitter), to the same ailment that has cost the veteran time in the past.

Thankfully, Bradshaw was back in practice, but expect both Andre Brown and David Wilson to be mixed into the running game rotation this week.

It was surprising to see the New York Giants use Bradshaw as much as they have since his return from a neck injury and keeping him on some type of pitch count is best to avoid over working him. Look to the veteran as a solid RB2 play this week as the Giants look to atone for losing to the Redskins both times last year.


Felix Jones Takes Over In Dallas

Because of a foot injury to DeMarco Murray, fantasy owners who landed Felix Jones off the waiver wire have themselves a respectable RB2 play. Jones will be worked in the passing game and should have a feature back role this week. The Panthers have struggled against the run, but we should expect Dallas to throw the football in if it gets close to the goal line.


1 Arian Foster Ravens
2 Ray Rice @ Texans
3 Darren McFadden Jaguars
4 Maurice Jones-Drew @ Raiders
5 Matt Forte Lions
6 Trent Richardson (I) @ Colts
7 C.J. Spiller Titans
8 Adrian Peterson Cardinals
9 Stevan Ridley Jets
10 Marshawn Lynch @ 49ers
11 Ahmad Bradshaw (I) Redskins
12 Fred Jackson Titans
13 Doug Martin Saints
14 Chris Johnson @ Bills
15 Mikel Leshoure @ Bears
16 Alfred Morris @ Giants
17 Darren Sproles @ Bucs
18 Felix Jones @ Panthers
19 Alex Green @ Rams
20 Vick Ballard Browns
21 Frank Gore Seahawks
22 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Steelers
23 Montario Hardesty @ Colts
24 William Powell @ Vikings
25 Steven Jackson Packers
26 Rashard Mendenhall (I) @ Bengals
27 LeGarrette Blount Saints
28 Shonn Greene @ Patriots
29 Brandon Bolden (I) Jets
30 Pierre Thomas @ Bucs
31 Joique Bell @ Bears
32 Jonathan Stewart Cowboys
33 Danny Woodhead Jets
34 Cedric Peerman @ Steelers
35 Ben Tate Ravens
36 DeAngelo Williams Cowboys
37 Michael Bush Lions
38 Kendall Hunter Seahawks
39 Andre Brown Redskins
40 David Wilson Redskins
41 Larod Stephens-Howling @ Vikings
42 Dayrl Richardson Packers

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