Fantasy Football: 5 running backs to avoid starting in Week 12

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With four games to be played on Thursday and Friday this week, lineup decisions need to be made sooner and these are five running backs that should be kept out of fantasy football lineups for Week 12.

AJ Dillon (vs. Detroit Lions)

The Green Bay Packers are entering their Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions without Aaron Jones. They have signed James Robinson to the active roster but this week should be almost exclusively A.J. Dillon.

The concern is that Dillon has not been very productive this season and has a career low average yards per carry of 3.5 yards. If there is a positive for this game, it is the last time Aaron Jones was inactive, Dillon got 20 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown.

However, this was against a Raiders defense that has not been great against the run. That is not the case for the Lions who are allowing the fifth fewest points to running backs this season. The volume should be there but this is one running back worth avoiding this week.