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Rest of the Season Player Rankings - Running Backs: Week 3
John Tuvey
September 17, 2012
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These player rankings track a player's value for the remainder of the season.

RUNNING BACKS
Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Arian Foster HOU 8
  2 Ray Rice BAL 8
  3 LeSean McCoy PHI 7
  4 Adrian Peterson MIN 11
  5 Marshawn Lynch SEA 11
  6 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 6
  7 Darren McFadden OAK 5
  8 DeMarco Murray DAL 5
  9 Doug Martin TBB 5
  10 Ryan Mathews SDC 7
  11 Reggie Bush MIA 7
  12 Frank Gore SFO 9
Moving Up 13 Trent Richardson CLE 10
  14 Stevan Ridley NEP 9
  15 Darren Sproles NOS 6
Moving Up 16 C.J. Spiller BUF 8
  17 Jamaal Charles KCC 7
  18 Steven Jackson STL 9
  19 BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN 8
Moving Down 20 Chris Johnson TEN 11
  21 Michael Bush CHI 6
  22 Willis McGahee DEN 7
  23 Alfred Morris WAS 10
Moving Down 24 Matt Forte CHI 6
  25 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 11
  26 Fred Jackson BUF 8
  27 Ben Tate HOU 8
  28 Michael Turner ATL 7
  29 Kevin Smith DET 5
  30 Jonathan Stewart CAR 6
  31 Peyton Hillis KCC 7
Moving Up 32 Cedric Benson GBP 10
  33 DeAngelo Williams CAR 6
Moving Down 34 Shonn Greene NYJ 9
  35 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL 7
  36 Donald Brown IND 4
  37 Mark Ingram NOS 6
  38 Beanie Wells ARI 10
  39 Isaac Redman PIT 4
  40 Kendall Hunter SFO 9
  41 Jonathan Dwyer PIT 4
  42 David Wilson NYG 11
  43 Bilal Powell NYJ 9
  44 Andre Brown NYG 11
  45 Ryan Williams ARI 10
  46 Mikel Leshoure DET 5
  47 Pierre Thomas NOS 6
  48 Toby Gerhart MIN 11
  49 Curtis Brinkley SDC 7
  50 Rashard Mendenhall PIT 4

Trent Richardson, BrownsMoving Up
We're starting to see some of the running that made Richardson such a hot draft day commodity. And the Browns still have no other playmakers, so he'll get the entire workload.

C.J. Spiller, BillsMoving Up
With Fred Jackson out for a month--maybe more--Spiller gets all the touches in Buffalo. If he keeps doing with them like's done the first fortnight--the first back to average 10-plus yards a carry over the first two games since the immortal Jim Brown--Jackson may not have a job to return to.

Chris Johnson, TitansMoving Down
Last year you waited... and waited... and waited. This year, why not beat the rush? He'll probably bust off a couple of games to wind up with semi-respectable final numbers, but he's nowhere near CJ2K productivity.

Matt Forte, BearsMoving Down
A high ankle sprain will sideline Forte for at least two weeks, probably something more like four to six. By the time he returns Michael Bush may have earned a larger share of the workload--or the entire Chicago offense may have collapsed around Jay Cutler. Either way, it's no good for Forte's fantasy prospects going forward.

Cedric Benson, PackersMoving Up
Yes, that was Benson catching four passes in addition to his typical 20-for-80 performance on the ground. Maybe the Packers will take this whole "need to run the ball" seriously enough to keep giving Benson opportunities.

Shonn Greene, JetsMoving Down
Greene left the Jets' Week 2 loss to Pittsburgh with a potential concussion. By the time he gets back on the field it's entirely possible his pedestrian contributions will have been replaced by the likes of Bilal Powell.



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