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. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
Dalvin Cook played against the Dallas Cowboys last week. He ran for 27 carries, 115 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting no carries, 101.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns for Dalvin Cook this week as he faces the Panthers.
2. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara played against the Atlanta Falcons last week. He ran for 13 carries, 45 yards and 1 touchdown. Alvin Kamara is against the Broncos this week and is projected for no carries, 58.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
3. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones is against the Bears this week and is projected for no carries, 63.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Jones played against the Indianapolis Colts last week. He ran for 10 carries, 41 yards and 1 touchdown.
4. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Austin Ekeler faces the Bills this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 51.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Ekeler didn't play last week.
5. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
6. James Robinson - RB (JAX)
Last week, James Robinson faced the Steelers. He ran for 17 carries, 73 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects James Robinson for no carries, 78.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Browns this week.
7. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
Ezekiel Elliott ran for 21 carries, 103 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Minnesota Vikings last week. He faces the Redskins this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 71.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
8. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Last week, Derrick Henry faced the Ravens. He ran for 28 carries, 133 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Indianapolis Colts this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 93.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
9. Nyheim Hines - RB (IND)
Nyheim Hines faces the Tennessee Titans this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 36.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Hines ran for 6 carries, 2 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Green Bay Packers last week.
10. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)
Against the Browns last week, Miles Sanders ran for 16 carries, 66 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Miles Sanders for no carries, 68.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the Seahawks this week.
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