Fantasy Football Week 12 RB Rankings: JK Dobbins Out, Gus Edwards Time

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings Week 12

Getty Gus Edwards #35 of the Baltimore Ravens.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 12 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This week we welcome back Wayne Gallman to our lineups, who prior to his bye, had tied Dalvin Cook (5) for the most rushing TDs in football since Week 7. In other news, the Baltimore Ravens will be thin in their backfield this week. Plus, is James White back on the fantasy radar? Let’s take a look.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 12 RB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Running Back Outlook Week 12

J.K. Dobbins is fresh off a career-high 17 touches in Week 11. Receiving at least 12 carries in three of his last four games, he looked to be separating himself from the rest of Baltimore’s backfield. That was before NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that both he and fellow Ravens RB Mark Ingram have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be OUT for Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh. In terms of Dobbins, his inability to play this week may actually allow owners who are lacking in FAAB funds to make a run at the RB, if you have the bench space to roster a play who won’t play.

In the meantime, it’s all aboard the Gus Bus for the Ravens against the Steelers. Gus Edwards (RB26) has delivered when called upon time and time again. The matchup is not all too welcoming. However, he did record a season-high 87 yards on 16 carries (5.44 ypc) and one touchdown against Pittsburgh just four weeks ago. His lack of usage in the passing game limits his ceiling, but his volume should be enough to warrant a start as a mid-to-low end RB2.

James White (RB25) looks to be heading for an uptick in usage with Rex Burkhead suffering a knee injury this past Sunday. The seven-year pro showed us a glimpse of his PPR-abilities in Week 11, scoring 14.3 points on six receptions for 64 yards. Arizona’s three receiving TDs surrendered to RBs this season are tied for fifth-most in the NFL.

After failing to notch 50 scrimmage yards in four consecutive games, Melvin Gordon (RB31) led the Broncos with 84 rushing yards and two TDs on 15 carries. Thing is, that bump in production was somewhat expected as they allowed the seventh-most ypc to RBs entering Week 11. Gordon will have a far less welcoming matchup in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. Since Week 9, no RB has topped 33 rushing yards against NOLA, a unit that hasn’t allowed a TD to the position since returning from their Week 6 bye.


Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: Running Back

Rankings
[QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]

Start-Sit
[QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]

#

Running Back TEAM

Opp.

1

Dalvin Cook MIN

vs. CAR

2

Alvin Kamara NO

@ DEN

3

Christian McCaffrey CAR INJ

@ MIN

4

Nick Chubb CLE

@ JAC

5

Derrick Henry TEN

@ IND

6

Josh Jacobs LV

@ ATL

7

Kenyan Drake ARI

@ NE

8

Ezekiel Elliott DAL

vs. WAS

9

C. Edwards-Helaire KC

@ TB

10

Aaron Jones GB

vs. CHI

11

Kareem Hunt CLE

@ JAC

12

James Robinson JAC

vs. CLE

13

Chris Carson SEA INJ

@ PHI

14

Myles Gaskin MIA INJ

@ NYJ

15

Miles Sanders PHI

vs. SEA

16

James Conner PIT

vs. BAL

17

Antonio Gibson WAS

@ DAL

18

Austin Ekeler LAC INJ

@ BUF

19

Wayne Gallman NYG

@ CIN

20

Damien Harris NE

vs. ARI

21

Todd Gurley II ATL

vs. LV

22

Kalen Ballage LAC

@ BUF

23

Mike Davis CAR

@ MIN

24

James White NE

vs. ARI

25

Gus Edwards BAL

@ PIT

26

Duke Johnson Jr. HOU

@ DET

27

David Montgomery CHI

@ GB

28

Raheem Mostert SF INJ

@ LAR

29

Carlos Hyde SEA

@ PHI

30

Nyheim Hines IND

vs. TEN

31

Melvin Gordon DEN

vs. NO

32

J.D. McKissic WAS

@ DAL

33

Jonathan Taylor IND

vs. TEN

34

Ronald Jones II TB

vs. KC

35

Giovani Bernard CIN INJ

vs. NYG

36

Jamaal Williams GB

vs. CHI

37

Darrell Henderson LAR

vs. SF

38

Zack Moss BUF

vs. LAC

39

Phillip Lindsay DEN

vs. NO

40

Chase Edmonds ARI

@ NE

41

Tevin Coleman SF INJ

@ LAR

42

Devin Singletary BUF

vs. LAC

43

Jerick McKinnon SF

@ LAR

44

Kerryon Johnson DET

vs. HOU

45

Leonard Fournette TB

vs. KC

46

Adrian Peterson DET

vs. HOU

47

Cordarrelle Patterson CHI

@ GB

48

Lamical Perine NYJ

vs. MIA

49

Le’Veon Bell KC

@ TB

50

Malcolm Brown LAR

vs. SF

51

Latavius Murray NO

@ DEN

52

Devontae Booker LV

@ ATL

53

Frank Gore NYJ

vs. MIA

54

Cam Akers LAR

vs. SF

55

Jordan Wilkins IND

vs. TEN

56

Justice Hill BAL

@ PIT

57

Bo Scarbrough SEA

@ PHI

58

Alfred Morris NYG

@ CIN

59

Tony Pollard DAL

vs. WAS

60

Joshua Kelley LAC

@ BUF

61

Tyler Ervin GB INJ

vs. CHI

62

Boston Scott PHI

vs. SEA

63

Chris Thompson JAC

vs. CLE

64

Brian Hill ATL

vs. LV

65

Samaje Perine CIN

vs. NYG

66

Matt Breida MIA

@ NYJ

67

T.J. Yeldon BUF

vs. LAC

68

Travis Homer SEA

@ PHI

69

Darrel Williams KC

@ TB

70

Lamar Miller CHI

@ GB

71

AJ Dillon GB

vs. CHI

72

Ty Johnson NYJ

vs. MIA

73

Alexander Mattison MIN

vs. CAR

74

Jeremy McNichols TEN

@ IND

75

Benny Snell Jr. PIT

vs. BAL

76

Dion Lewis NYG

@ CIN

77

Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT

vs. BAL

78

DeeJay Dallas SEA

@ PHI

79

D’Onta Foreman TEN

@ IND

80

Rodney Smith CAR

@ MIN

81

Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB

vs. KC

82

Gabe Nabers LAC

@ BUF

83

Corey Clement PHI

vs. SEA

84

Royce Freeman DEN

vs. NO

85

Deandre Washington MIA

@ NYJ

86

Ito Smith ATL

vs. LV

87

Patrick Laird MIA

@ NYJ

88

Peyton Barber WAS

@ DAL

89

Ryan Nall CHI

@ GB

90

Devine Ozigbo JAC

vs. CLE

91

D’Ernest Johnson CLE

@ JAC

92

Kyle Juszczyk SF

@ LAR

93

Darwin Thompson KC

@ TB

94

Jaylen Samuels PIT

vs. BAL

95

LeSean McCoy TB

vs. KC

96

Eno Benjamin ARI

@ NE

97

Mike Boone MIN

vs. CAR

98

Dare Ogunbowale JAC

vs. CLE

99

J.J. Taylor NE

vs. ARI

100

Austin Walter SF

@ LAR

101

Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA

@ NYJ

102

Jordan Howard PHI

vs. SEA

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