Week 16 – Running Back Rankings and Matchups – fantasy football advice 2012

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If you’re reading this, congrats! You most likely made the finals(unless you’re playing in a standard league with no playoff structure). You likely already know who your studs and duds are of 2012, yet every week still tosses you a few curveballs like Ryan Mathew’s broken collarbone in week 15. If you have any questions you would like to ask or answer, don’t hesitate to post them on the forums.

RankRunning BackTeamWeek 16
1Adrian PetersonMINat HOU
2Arian FosterHOUvs MIN
3Ray RiceBALvs NYG
4Doug MartinTBvs STL
5Trent RichardsonCLEat DEN
6Jamaal CharlesKCvs IND
7Chris JohnsonTENat GB
8CJ SpillerBUFat MIA
9Marshawn LynchSEAvs SF
10Matt ForteCHIat ARI
11Knowshon MorenoDENvs CLE
12Alfred MorrisWASat PHI
13Darren McFaddenOAKat CAR
14Stevan RidleyNEat JAX
15Reggie BushMIAvs BUF
16Frank GoreSFat SEA
17Mikel LeshoureDETvs ATL
18Bryce BrownPHIvs WAS
19Ahmad BradshawNYGat BAL
20DeMarco MurrayDALvs NO
21DeAngelo WilliamsCARvs OAK
22Darren SprolesNOat DAL
23Michael TurnerATLat DET
24BenJarvus Green-EllisCINat PIT
25Jonathon DwyerPITvs CIN
26Shonn GreeneNYJvs SD
27Steven JacksonSTLat TB
28Jackie BattleSDat NYJ
29Vick BallardINDat KC
30Alex GreenGBvs TEN
31Montell OwensJACvs NE
32Marcell ReeceOAKat CAR
33David WilsonNYGat BAL
34Beanie WellsARIvs CHI
35Pierre ThomasNOat DAL
36Larod Stephens-HowlingARIvs CHI
37Michael BushCHIat ARI
38Ben TateHOUvs MIN
39Jacquizz RodgersATLat DET
40Joique BellDETvs ATL
INJLeSean McCoyPHIvs WAS
INJFred JacksonBUFat MIA
INJDonald BrownINDat KC
INJMaurice Jones-DrewJACvs NE
INJJonathan StewartCARvs OAK
INJRyan MathewsSDat NYJ

Week 16 News and Notes – Running Back rankings and matchups

 Adrian Peterson- Peterson finally takes over the top spot of our Weekly Running Back Rankings in Week 16, as he will do whatever it takes to get to 2,000. You can bet the Vikings will give him as many carries as it takes, and so far he’s shown he can take it even coming off of ACL surgery. There’s a good chance that if you’re an Adrian Peterson owner, you’re in the finals, so keep him active in all formats as a RB1 in week 16.

Knowshon Moreno- Moreno has solidified himself as a quality RB1 and should be plugged into all fantasy lineups. He has been a monster in terms of touches since taking over the job, and that usually leads to a ton of fantasy production as well. This week he gets that weak Cleveland run defense and if he’s on your team, you got the steal of the second half with your pickup.

Bryce Brown- The biggest wildcard in the NFL right now is Bryce Brown. Personally, I would recommend against starting him if he’s on your team. He’s probably slowing down because he just can’t handle the workload, which is the case with a lot of NFL players. He’s good as a compliment to McCoy, but it seems like he just can’t handle a full workload yet.

That’s it for our Week 16 Running Back Rankings, thanks for reading and congratulations on making the fantasy football playoffs.

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Mike Sherman is a fantasy football staff writer for FantasyTeamAdvice.Covering the 2014 PPR Running Back Rankings on site, and helping with gameday advice every Sunday morning in the forums