Michael Fabiano's Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

Senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano provides his Week 12 running back rankings to help you dominate the competition!

It's Thanksgiving week and that means we're deep in the 2020 fantasy football season. We have arrived! Let's set those Week 12 lineups and put ourselves in the best position for the highest postseason seed possible with a little help from my weekly PPR fantasy football rankings.

The fantasy football postseason is in sight and I'm really excited to claim my league title and help you get there too. Please be sure to always churn those last couple bench spots to make sure you're bringing the best possible team into the playoffs. Every lineup spot counts!


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Week 12 Rankings (PPR)

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars


  1. Dalvin Cook, MIN (vs. CAR)
  2. Aaron Jones, GB (vs. CHI)
  3. Derrick Henry, TEN (at IND)
  4. Alvin Kamara, NO (at DEN)
  5. James Robinson, JAC (vs. CLE)
  6. Josh Jacobs, LV (at ATL)
  7. Nick Chubb, CLE (at JAC)
  8. Miles Sanders, PHI (vs. SEA)
  9. Chris Carson, SEA (at PHI)
  10. Antonio Gibson, WAS (at DAL) - The Cowboys have allowed five runners, a list that includes Gibson, to score 18-plus fantasy points against them this season.
  11. Austin Ekeler, LAC (at BUF)
  12. Nyheim Hines, IND (vs. TEN)
  13. Kareem Hunt, CLE (at JAC)
  14. Brian Hill, ATL (vs. LV) - Five different running backs have scored at least 18 fantasy points vs. Las Vegas, and another three have scored more than 15 points. 
  15. Mike Davis, CAR (at MIN)
  16. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (vs. WAS)
  17. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (at TB)
  18. Kenyan Drake, ARI (at NE)
  19. Wayne Gallman, NYG (at CIN) - The Bengals defense has allowed 14-plus fantasy points to running backs eight times this season, so Gallman is a nice option.
  20. David Montgomery, CHI (at GB)
  21. Giovani Bernard, CIN (vs. NYG)
  22. J.D. McKissic, WAS (at DAL)
  23. Raheem Mostert, SF (at LAR) - The Rams defense has been tough on running backs, allowing just five total touchdowns and the third-fewest fantasy points.
  24. Duke Johnson, HOU (at DET) - Johnson has seen a 35 percent touch share for the Texans since Week 9, but he’s averaged fewer than 10 fantasy points in that time.
  25. Benny Snell Jr., PIT (vs. BAL)
  26. Gus Edwards, BAL (at PIT) - Edwards will see a very heavy workload for the Ravens with J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram both on the COVID-19 list.
  27. Matt Breida, MIA (at NYJ) - The Jets defense has struggled against running backs, allowing an average of nearly 140 scrimmage yards and the seventh-most points.
  28. Melvin Gordon, DEN (vs. NO) - The Saints defense has been tough on running backs this season, allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to the position.
  29. Damien Harris, NE (vs. ARI) - The potential return of Sony Michel could hurt Harris, and the Patriots will have to pass more to keep up with Arizona.
  30. Ronald Jones II, TB (vs. KC)
  31. Jordan Wilkins, IND (vs. TEN)
  32. Chase Edmonds, ARI (at NE)
  33. James White, NE (vs. ARI)
  34. Zack Moss, BUF (vs. LAC)
  35. Leonard Fournette, TB (vs. KC)
  36. Frank Gore, NYJ (vs. MIA)
  37. Jamaal Williams, GB (vs. CHI)
  38. Adrian Peterson, DET (vs. HOU)
  39. Darrell Henderson, LAR (vs. SF) - The Niners have been tough on running backs, allowing eight total touchdowns and the ninth-fewest fantasy points to the position.
  40. Jerick McKinnon, SF (at LAR)
  41. Kerryon Johnson, DET (vs. HOU)
  42. Devin Singletary, BUF (vs. LAC)
  43. Kalen Ballage, LAC (at BUF)
  44. Le'Veon Bell, KC (at TB)
  45. Malcolm Brown , LAR (vs. SF)
  46. Devontae Booker, LV (at ATL)
  47. Latavius Murray, NO (at DEN)
  48. Tony Pollard, DAL (vs. WAS)
  49. Ito Smith, ATL (vs. LV)
  50. Phillip Lindsay, DEN (vs. NO)
  51. Carlos Hyde, SEA (at PHI)
  52. Cam Akers, LAR (vs. SF)
  53. Justice Hill, BAL (at PIT)
  54. Anthony McFarland, PIT (vs. BAL)
  55. Ty Johnson, NYJ (vs. MIA)
  56. Sony Michel, NE (vs. ARI)
  57. Samaje Perine, CIN (vs. NYG)
  58. Rodney Smith, CAR (at MIN)
  59. Patrick Laird, MIA (at NYJ)
  60. Joshua Kelley, LAC (at BUF)
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