Jan 15, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs the ball during the fourth quarter of the 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

RB Rankings – 2012 Fantasy Football Season Preview


The key to a good fantasy football season is having a good draft. As you prep for yours, FantasyCPR has the tools you need to succeed. Yesterday, we gave your our QB rankings and today we turn to running backs. In many scoring systems, running back is the most pivotal position and one that missing on will doom your season.

Here’s the compilation of our seven bloggers rankings. The voting members of the panel were Jeff Magina and Tonni Shook of The Landry Hat and Brandon McDermott, Michael Jacob, Steve Copps, Matt Tuckness, and Zach Thompson of FantasyCPR. The seven lists were averaged to come out with the composite rankings you see here.

Who’s too high and too low? Let us know in the comments and come back tomorrow as our rankers tackle the mercurial position of WR.

Rank Player Team Composite
1 Arian Foster Hou 1.3
2 Ray Rice Bal 2.0
3 LeSean McCoy Phi 3.7
4 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac 4.4
5 Matt Forte Chi 8.1
6 Chris Johnson TEN 8.6
7 Darren McFadden Oak 9.7
Ryan Mathews SD 9.7
9 DeMarco Murray Dal 10.4
10 Steven Jackson Stl 10.9
11 Adrian Peterson Min 11.3
12 Marshawn Lynch Sea 12.6
13 Jamaal Charles KC 12.6
14 Trent Richardson Cle 12.9
15 Michael Turner Atl 13.9
16 Frank Gore SF 14.9
17 Fred Jackson Buf 16.6
18 Reggie Bush Mia 19.9
19 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 20.3
20 Roy Helu Was 21.6
Darren Sproles NO 21.6
22 Beanie Wells Ari 22.9
23 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin 24.0
24 Willis McGahee Den 25.0
25 Jahvid Best Det 25.0
26 Shonne Greene NYJ 25.1
27 Jonathan Stewart Car 26.1
28 Isaac Redman Pit 29.7
29 Peyton Hillis KC 30.9
30 James Starks GB 31.0
DeAngelo Williams Car 31.0
32 CJ Spiller Buf 31.9
33 Mark Ingram NO 32.0
34 Ben Tate Hou 32.3
35 Michael Bush CHI 33.9
36 Doug Martin TB 34.0
37 Stevan Ridley NE 35.1
38 Toby Gerhart Min 37.4
39 Donald Brown IND 37.3
40 LaGarrette Blount TB 38.7

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