2013 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: NFL Week 12

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2013 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: NFL Week 12
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 12 fantasy football running back rankings.


1. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears

Matt Forte is averaging 114.8 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He's facing the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 114.5 rushing yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.


2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs


Jamaal Charles is averaging 118.6 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He was slowed by the Denver Broncos last week but should bounce back against the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have yielded 113.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.


3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings


Adrian Peterson is averaging 101.4 total yards and a touchdown per game. The Seattle Seahawks bottled him up, but the Green Bay Packers will have a much more difficult time. The Pack have allowed 103.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.


4. Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams


Zac Stacy is averaging 105 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should gouge the Chicago Bears struggling run defense. The Bears are giving up 133.9 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.


5. Ben Tate, Houston Texans


Ben Tate had 117 total yards last week against the Oakland Raiders. He should continue to roll against the Jacksonville Jaguars' league-worst rushing defense. The Jags have allowed 139.1 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.


6. Andre Brown, New York Giants


Andre Brown has averaged 106 total yards since taking over as the lead back for the New York Giants. He should run well against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 126.8 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.


7. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers


Eddie Lacy is averaging 89.6 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He had 94 yards and a score the last time he faced the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have yielded 111.6 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.


8. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos


Knowshon Moreno is averaging 93.6 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He has yielded some close looks to Montee Ball in recent weeks, but I expect Moreno to be heavily involved against the New England Patriots.


9. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers


Frank Gore is averaging 87.3 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He's a strong play against the Washington Redskins. The Skins have allowed 115 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.


10. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans


Chris Johnson is averaging 86 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He should stay hot against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 97.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.


11. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins


Alfred Morris is averaging 94 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He has a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have allowed 103.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.


12. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers


Le’Veon Bell is averaging 87.6 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He faces the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have allowed 99 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.


13. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions


Reggie Bush is averaging 113.3 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. His fumbling last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers put him in the doghouse. He should rebound against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 101.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game.


14. Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders


Rashad Jennings has averaged 143.7 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past three games. I expect Darren McFadden (hamstring) to miss another one out of precaution since Jennings has handled the role brilliantly, giving Jennings a favorable matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have allowed 117.1 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.


15. Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Bobby Rainey ran with the lead back role to the tune of 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the lifeless Atlanta Falcons. He'll have a stiffer test against the Detroit Lions, but Rainey sure looked good. The Lions are giving up 94.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game.


16. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys


DeMarco Murray is averaging 92.1 total yard and 0.5 touchdowns. The bye week should bring him in fresh against the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 98 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.


17. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints


Pierre Thomas is averaging 76.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. I expect a boost in production against the Falcons. The Dirty Birds have allowed 132.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.


18. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens


Ray Rice came to life against the Chicago Bears with 148 total yards and a touchdown. He has a tough matchup against the New York Jets, but with improved confidence, I expect a solid showing.


19. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars


Maurice Jones-Drew has averaged 74.5 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past three games. He should continue his turnaround against the Houston Texans. The Texans have allowed 118.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.


20. Chris Ivory, New York Jets


Chris Ivory has averaged 88 yards in his past four starts. In his past two games, he has 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He is facing the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have allowed 102.7 yards per game.


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