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Week 13 Running Back Rankings - Standard Leagues

Your running back bible for Week 13.

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Le'Veon Bell is done. Jamaal Charles is done. Marshawn Lynch is done. Arian Foster is done. Justin Forsett is done. Please end this season already, NFL.

Rank Player Team Opponent Analysis
1 Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers ATL The Falcons just got tagged for 30 fantasy points by AP. Martin should feast this week after coming very close to finding pay dirt on two separate occasions last week.
2 DeAngelo Williams Pittsburgh Steelers IND What he doesn't do on the ground he subsidizes with high-end receiving usage. This is a dynamite matchup for the resurgent Williams.
3 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings SEA Essentially matchup proof right now. He's on fire.
4 Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons @TB This is an underratedly tough matchup, but Freeman should be all systems go this week, looking to continue a torrid yearly pace.
5 LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills HOU He's back on his top 5 RB form.
6 Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers @NO Should get back into the end zone and put up big yardage against a pathetic Saints defense.
7 Todd Gurley St. Louis Rams ARI He has hit a brick wall lately, due mainly to Nick Foles being the worst quarterback we've seen in a while and the Rams being awful in general.
8 Thomas Rawls Seattle Seahawks @MIN The once dominant Vikings run defense has been getting relatively shredded the past four weeks. Rawls should continue his top fantasy production.
9 Matt Forte Chicago Bears SF Will again lose some work to Langford, but there should be plenty to eat for both.
10 Chris Ivory New York Jets @NYG After a mid-season slump, he looks back to his dominant self.
11 Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers @DET I think he's back, but I've been emotionally hurt before by Lacy.
12 David Johnson Arizona Cardinals @STL Might not come off the field in this one, with both Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington injured.
13 C.J. Anderson Denver Broncos @SD Will continue to be in a time-share with Hillman, but he looks like the CJA from late last year again.
14 Latavius Murray Oakland Raiders KC Has been really consistent, but hasn't surpassed 100 rushing yards since Week 8.
15 Javorius Allen Baltimore Ravens @MIA Terrance West got an abnormal amount of carries, but Allen still looked better and was able to find the end zone last week. Has a good chance to find it again vs. the Dolphins poor defense.
16 Jeremy Langford Chicago Bears SF Will be plenty of fantasy points to split between him and Forte.
17 DeMarco Murray Philadelphia Eagles @NE This team is an absolute trainwreck.
18 Jeremy Hill Cincinnati Bengals @CLE Hill shouldn't be bothered by a small ankle injury and has looked much better these past two weeks.
19 Darren McFadden Dallas Cowboys @WAS His receiving usage gives him a really nice floor, with his ceiling rather high in good matchups like this one.
20 Charcandrick West Kansas City Chiefs @OAK What will Andy Reid do with his running backs?
21 Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints CAR The Panthers defense is en fuego.
22 Lamar Miller Miami Dolphins BAL Bill Lazor being fired should mean more Miller usage, but this is still a tough matchup.
23 Ronnie Hillman Denver Broncos @SD The Chargers run defense is very forgiving to fantasy owners with RBs in committees.
24 Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals @CLE The Browns run defense is very forgiving to fantasy owners with RBs in committees.
25 Danny Woodhead San Diego Chargers DEN The Broncos are somewhat vulnerable to pass catching backs, and Gordon still can't find the end zone.
26 T.J. Yeldon Jacksonville Jaguars @TEN They're not using him at all in the red zone. Maybe they will this week.
27 Alfred Blue Houston Texans @BUF I don't think this is as daunting of a matchup that we used to think it was.
28 James Starks Green Bay Packers @DET Still getting a good amount of touches. Should continue against a weak yet resurgent Lions defense.
29 Shaun Draughn San Francisco 49ers @CHI Is he good? Is he just getting a lot of touches? I don't know, but I wouldn't put any stake into this offense.
30 Duke Johnson Cleveland Browns CIN I have no idea why Isaiah Crowell is still seeing any semblance of the ball.
31 Frank Gore Indianapolis Colts @PIT Colts coach Chuck Pagano admitted Gore is "beat to crap", and it won't get better this week against a really good Steelers run defense.
32 LeGarrette Blount New England Patriots PHI Tom Brady might just throw all the TD's and leave nothing for Blount.
33 Alfred Morris Washington Redskins DAL I guess he's the lead back again now? Who freaking knows anymore with this team.
34 Antonio Andrews Tennessee Titans JAX A lock to see at least 10 carries. Not a lock to do anything with them.
35 Ameer Abdullah Detroit Lions GB Seemed committed to seeing what they have in him last week. We'll see if it continues this week.
36 Spencer Ware Kansas City Chiefs @OAK What will Andy Reid do with his running backs?
37 Charles Sims Tampa Bay Buccaneers ATL Atlanta gives up a bunch of receptions and receiving yards to running backs.
38 Theo Riddick Detroit Lions GB They might be down a lot (which helps Riddick) or they might not (which doesn't help Riddick).
39 Melvin Gordon San Diego Chargers DEN A lock to see at least 10 carries. Not a lock to do anything with them.
40 Matt Jones Washington Redskins DAL Fumbling issues are limiting his playing time, but he makes plays when called upon.
41 Shane Vereen New York Giants NYJ Call this riveting RBBC "Earth, Wind, and Fire".
42 Terrance West Baltimore Ravens @MIA I guess he's back from the dead.
43 Brandon Bolden New England Patriots PHI So much for James White.
44 Isaiah Crowell Cleveland Browns CIN I have no idea why Isaiah Crowell is still seeing any semblance of the ball.
45 Darren Sproles Philadelphia Eagles @NE Ryan Mathews looks to be out for yet another week.
46 Rashad Jennings New York Giants NYJ Call this riveting RBBC "Earth, Wind, and Fire".
47 Jay Ajayi Miami Dolphins BAL Seems to be getting the ball only when the Dolphins are getting blown out. I don't think they will this week.
48 Bilal Powell New York Jets NYG Better player in PPR.
49 Stepfan Taylor Arizona Cardinals @STL May get a touch or two as the strict backup.
50 David Cobb Tennessee Titans JAX May get a touch or two.