True stud running backs are difficult to find in fantasy football.
It's not easy to just draft a couple of great RBs and then plug them in every week. You need to draft many running backs, scour the waiver wire, watch for injuries and play the matchups.
And with most leagues requiring you to start two, three or even four running backs, it means that you have to be smart and dig deep at the position.
To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked running backs for week 12.
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1. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Josh Jacobs played against the Miami Dolphins last week. He ran for 14 carries, 39 yards and zero touchdowns. Josh Jacobs is against the Chiefs this week and is projected for 25.4 carries, 117.9 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.
2. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Last week, Austin Ekeler faced the Packers. He ran for 10 carries, 64 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Austin Ekeler for 16.7 carries, 69.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Ravens this week.
3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (SF)
Christian McCaffrey played against the Dallas Cowboys last week. He ran for 21 carries, 78 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Titans this week. We're projecting him for 14.8 carries, 62.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
4. Tony Pollard - RB (DAL)
5. Bijan Robinson - RB (ATL)
Bijan Robinson faces the Saints this week. He is projected for 25.3 carries, 115.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Robinson had a bye last week.
6. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Last week, Derrick Henry faced the Jaguars. He ran for 10 carries, 38 yards and zero touchdowns. Derrick Henry is against the Panthers this week and is projected for 23.6 carries, 95.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
7. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
8. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)
Our system projects Nick Chubb for 21.2 carries, 91.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Broncos this week. Chubb didn't play last week.
9. Travis Etienne - RB (JAX)
Against the Titans last week, Travis Etienne ran for 14 carries, 52 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Houston Texans this week. Etienne is projected for 18.7 carries, 89.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
10. Isiah Pacheco - RB (KC)
Isiah Pacheco ran for 19 carries, 89 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Philadelphia Eagles last week. He is playing against the Las Vegas Raiders this week. We're projecting him for 14.1 carries, 64.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
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