Fantasy Football: 5 must-start running backs in Week 12

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This week's five running backs who are must-starts for fantasy football, include a player who is technically a backup as well as a running back who is set to return off injured reserve this week.

5 must-start running backs for fantasy football in Week 12

Raheem Mostert (vs. New York Jets)

The Dolphins passing game has generated plenty of headlines which has overshawdowed a run game that has been very productive. The reason being is Raheem Mostert, who has been one of the more consistent running backs this season.

In 10 games, he has had only two games with fewer than 50 yards from scrimmage and has had at least one touchdown in seven of the games. This week, Mostert gets a Jets defense that is much better against the pass and has struggled defending the run.

On top of that, the Dolphins are dealing with injuries at the position with De'Von Achane and Salvon Ahmed leaving the game early in Week 11. Ahmed will miss the next four games after reportedly suffering a season-ending foot injury but Achane has a chance to play against the Jets. Even if the rookie is playing, this is a great matchup for Mostert and should push for a Top 5 finish this week.