2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 10: Running Backs (RB) Rankings / Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 9, 2012

Nov 4, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) runs the ball against the Houston Texans in the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Buffalo Bills' coaching staff continues to have problems finding ways to give both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller the amount of touches that they truly deserve. It’s times like these that show the difference in playing in a PPR league rather than a standard league.

No running back has more targets (24) or receptions (18) than Jackson over the past four weeks. Even Spiller is ranked 11th among running backs in targets over the past four weeks with 16, and he’s totaled 15 receptions in that time for over 100 yards.

The kicker is that both running backs have amassed these numbers in only three games of action as they were on a bye in Week 8.

Picking up the valuable receptions and yardage in the passing game goes a long way to holding RB2 value for both running backs, and because of their continued activity, we should feel good about their odds of giving us top-20 value on most weeks.


Fumbles Won’t Be Tolerated In Kansas City

As if we needed another reason to be down on Jamaal Charles after a few poor performances and a neck injury last week. According to Randy Covitz of The Kansas City Star, head coach Romeo Crennel will bench players for turning the football over.

You can’t fault Crennel for wanting to install some discipline into his offense, but it’s probably a little too late in the season for it to be a big difference for a team with only one win.

Charles has had problems holding onto the football this year, so be prepared to see him on the bench for a time if he should cough it up at any point going forward. Because the Chiefs are out of the playoff hunt, it’s not like benching star players will cost them key games (not to mention the coaching staff and GM are probably already on the way out after the season), so we could see a situation where Charles is pulled from playing.

Consider him an RB2 option going forward with RB1 potential.

1 Adrian Peterson Lions
2 Ray Rice Raiders
3 Doug Martin Chargers
4 Matt Forte Texans
5 Marshawn Lynch Jets
6 Arian Foster @ Bears
7 Stevan Ridley Bills
8 Frank Gore Rams
9 LeSean McCoy Cowboys
10 Willis McGahee @ Panthers
11 Mikel Leshoure @ Vikings
12 Michael Turner @ Saints
13 Chris Johnson @ Dolphins
14 Jamaal Charles @ Steelers
15 Fred Jackson @ Patriots
16 C.J. Spiller @ Patriots
17 Ryan Mathews @ Buccaneers
18 Reggie Bush Titans
19 Isaac Redman Chiefs
20 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Giants
21 Shane Vereen Bills
22 Ahmad Bradshaw (I) @ Bengals
23 Shonn Greene @ Seahawks
24 Steven Jackson @ 49ers
25 Pierre Thomas Falcons
26 Marcel Reece @ Ravens
27 Jonathan Stewart Broncos
28 Taiwan Jones @ Ravens
29 Jonathan Dwyer (I) Chiefs
30 Felix Jones Eagles
31 Joique Bell @ Vikings
32 Mark Ingram Falcons
33 Chris Ivory Falcons
34 Danny Woodhead Bills
35 Andre Brown @ Bengals
36 Jacquizz Rodgers Saints

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