2012 Fantasy Football Week 10: Running Backs (RB) Rankings/Projections
For the third straight week, Marshawn Lynch went over the century mark in the Seahawks' victory over the Vikings. With almost 900 yards on the season, Lynch is one of the league leaders and is primed to win the rushing title by year's end.
Why not, as the Seahawks will constantly rely on their running game until their rookie quarterback Russel Wilson becomes acclimated to the speed of the NFL.
The Seahawks will stay at home this week and Lynch should be a lock for over 100 yards and a score against the Jets. Just keep an eye on Robert Turbin to see if he’s still available on the waiver wire. He’s flashed enough potential to earn a heavy role should Lynch go down with an injury.
What Did We Learn From Week 9?
Adrian Peterson is on fire this season. What looked like a tough matchup in Seattle turned into one of the better performances of his career with 184 yards rushing on only 17 carries. After five straight weeks of failing to find the end zone, Peterson has scored four touchdowns in the past three weeks.
Doug Martin showed the Raiders how to Dougie to the tune of 251 yards and four touchdowns. An impressive day for sure, and historic when you consider no running back has ever had three rushing touchdowns from over 40 yards in a game, in the entire history of the NFL!
Then when you factor in that all four of Martin’s touchdowns came in the second half, we now can say Martin’s not only explosive, but he’s a player who can truly strike big at any moment. Simply put, the future is now.
Chan Gailey is going to drive fantasy owners nuts with this usage of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Both are talented enough to be RB1 options. Together they are hurting each other, but Gailey needs to find a way to get Spiller on the field more often than 29 times, which was the case last week.
Sean’s Week 10 Watch List
Both Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson suffered apparent high ankle sprains against the Buccaneers. If both are out this week (which is likely), it will be interesting to see the workload of both Taiwan Jones and full back Marcel Reese. For now, we should like Reese as the better option to pick up off the waiver wire. He will be in on passing downs, and the coaching staff has expressed concern over Jones’s ball-handling skills.
Vick Ballard continued to see the majority of work in the Colts' backfield last week. Playing against a Jaguars defense that gave up four rushing touchdowns to the Lions last week, Ballard is worth a flex play.
Rashad Jennings has struggled to run the football, but he's a good bet for over 100 yards rushing this week against the Colts.
Isaac Redman stepped up and put together the performance I was hoping to see from him throughout this season against the Giants. If Jonathan Dwyer and Rashard Mendenhall are out again, Redman is a worthy RB2 play against the Chiefs.
|5||Arian Foster||@ Bears|
|10||Willis McGahee||@ Panthers|
|11||Mikel Leshoure||@ Vikings|
|12||Michael Turner||@ Saints|
|13||Chris Johnson||@ Dolphins|
|14||Jamaal Charles||@ Steelers|
|15||Ryan Mathews||@ Buccaneers|
|17||C.J. Spiller||@ Patriots|
|18||Fred Jackson||@ Patriots|
|21||Shonn Greene||@ Seahawks|
|22||Ahmad Bradshaw (I)||@ Bengals|
|23||Mike Goodson (I)||@ Ravens|
|25||Vick Ballard||@ Jaguars|
|27||Steven Jackson||@ 49ers|
|30||Joique Bell||@ Vikings|
|31||Andre Brown||@ Bengals|
|32||Marcel Reece||@ Ravens|
|33||Donald Brown||@ Jaguars|
|35||Felix Jones||@ Eagles|
|39||Ronnie Hillman||@ Panthers|
|40||Lance Dunbar||@ Eagles|
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