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May 28, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Running Back Rankings

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Running Back Rankings
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Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens RB

Let the debate between Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice and Houston Texans RB Arian Foster begin. Both RB posses the ability to get into the end zone on the ground as well as through the air, both can bang out 1,100+ yards on the ground and both, if healthy, could eventually hold up the Fantasy Football Player of Year trophy for 2012.

Now, if I could nick-pick for a second. The reason why, currently, I have Rice as my No.1 RB is because in the background of the Texans RB situation is a guy by the name of Ben Tate. In the second-half (WK9-17) of 2011 Tate averaged 9.75 carries per game for the Texans. That bothers me. If HC Gary Kubiak comes out during the pre-season and defines the rolls of his RB situation, there is a chance Foster could slide into that No.1 spot. Until that happens though, Rice, even with his contract problems, remains No.1.

Make sure to check out the other positions : QB | RB | WR | TE | K |DEF | IDP

Here are the other 2012 Fantasy Football RB rankings for PPR and NON

RKNameRKName
NON-PPRPPR
1RB Ray Rice, BAL1RB Ray Rice, BAL
2RB Arian Foster, HOU2RB Arian Foster, HOU
3RB LeSean McCoy, PHI3RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
4RB Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX4RB Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX
5RB Ryan Mathews, SD5RB Ryan Mathews, SD
6RB Chris Johnson, TEN6RB Chris Johnson, TEN
7RB Darren McFadden, OAK7RB Darren McFadden, OAK
8RB Matt Forte, CHI8RB Jamaal Charles, KC
9RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA9RB Matt Forte, CHI
10RB Demarco Murray, DAL10RB Demarco Murray, DAL
11RB Jamaal Charles, KC11RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
12RB Trent Richardson, CLE12RB Steven Jackson, STL
13RB Steven Jackson, STL13RB Trent Richardson, CLE
14RB Frank Gore, SF14RB Darren Sproles, NO
15RB Michael Turner, ATL15RB Reggie Bush, MIA
16RB Adrian Peterson, MIN16RB Fred Jackson, BUF
17RB Fred Jackson, BUF17RB Frank Gore, SF
18RB Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG18RB Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
19RB Darren Sproles, NO19RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
20RB Doug Martin, TB20RB Doug Martin, TB
21RB Shonn Greene, NYJ21RB Michael Turner, ATL
22RB Reggie Bush, MIA22RB Shonn Greene, NYJ
23RB Chris Wells, ARI23RB Roy Helu, WAS
24RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN24RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR
25RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR25RB Jahvid Best, DET
26RB Willis McGahee, DEN26RB Chris Wells, ARI
27RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR27RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN
28RB Roy Helu, WAS28RB C.J. Spiller, BUF
29RB Mark Ingram, NO29RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR
30RB Jahvid Best, DET30RB Willis McGahee, DEN
31RB Isaac Redman, PIT31RB Isaac Redman, PIT
32RB C.J. Spiller, BUF32RB Mark Ingram, NO
33RB Peyton Hillis, KC33RB Pierre Thomas, NO
34RB Stevan Ridley, NE34RB Peyton Hillis, KC
35RB Michael Bush, CHI35RB Michael Bush, CHI
36RB Ben Tate, HOU36RB David Wilson, NYG
37RB David Wilson, NYG37RB James Starks, GB
38RB Donald Brown, IND38RB Ben Tate, HOU
39RB James Starks, GB39RB Stevan Ridley, NE
40RB Mikel Leshoure, DET40RB Ryan Williams, ARI
41RB Ryan Williams, ARI41RB Donald Brown, IND
42RB LeGarrette Blount, TB42RB Felix Jones, DAL
43RB Toby Gerhart, MIN43RB Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL
44RB Daniel Thomas, MIA44RB Mikel Leshoure, DET
45RB Felix Jones, DAL45RB Rashard Mendenhall, PIT
46RB Pierre Thomas, NO46RB Daniel Thomas, MIA
47RB Rashard Mendenhall, PIT47RB Toby Gerhart, MIN
48RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN48RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN
49RB Shane Vereen, NE49RB Bernard Scott, CIN
50RB Kevin Smith, DET50RB Kendall Hunter, SF
51RB Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL51RB Kevin Smith, DET
52RB Bernard Scott, CIN52RB LeGarrette Blount, TB
53RB Alex Green, GB53RB Shane Vereen, NE
54RB Mike Tolbert, CAR54RB Alex Green, GB
55RB Kendall Hunter, SF55RB Mike Tolbert, CAR
56RB Isaiah Pead, STL56RB Knowshon Moreno, DEN
57RB Delone Carter, IND57RB Brandon Saine, GB
58RB Chris Rainey, PIT58RB Dexter McCluster, KC
59RB Brandon Jacobs, SF59RB Jason Snelling, ATL
60RB Tim Hightower, WAS60RB Javon Ringer, TEN
61RB Lamar Miller, MIA61RB LaMichael James, SF
62RB Danny Woodhead, NE62RB Bernard Pierce, BAL
63RB Brandon Saine, GB63RB Joe McKnight, NYJ
64RB Joe McKnight, NYJ64RB Tim Hightower, WAS
65RB Knowshon Moreno, DEN65RB Taiwan Jones, OAK
66RB Montario Hardesty, CLE66RB Rashad Jennings, JAX
67RB Taiwan Jones, OAK67RB Brandon Jacobs, SF
68RB Bernard Pierce, BAL68RB Danny Woodhead, NE
69RB Evan Royster, WAS69RB Delone Carter, IND
70RB Rashad Jennings, JAX70RB Joseph Addai, NE

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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