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Running back PPR rankings for Week 12 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 12 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Ranking the Top Running Backs for Week 12

Final injury report

The Ravens-Steelers game was moved from Sunday to Tuesday due to Covid-19 after initially being scheduled for Thanksgiving. Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins are out regardless, but if you have Gus Edwards or James Conner, consider alternatives.

Out: Todd Gurley (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Ty Montgomery (hamstring), Tevin Coleman (knee)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist/ribs), Dare Ogunbowale (hand), Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf), Giovani Bernard (concussion)

Thursday’s Ravens vs. Steelers Update

The Ravens had four more players and five staff members test positive according to Thursday evening reports. The game was moved from Thursday to Sunday, but is in danger of being postponed again. If it does happen on Sunday, the Ravens will be without J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram, which means Gus Edwards would get the start. If you have him or James Conner, have a contingency plan in case the game gets further postponed between now and Sunday.

Wednesday injury report

The three DNPs all seem out of nowhere. There was no indication coming out of Week 11 that Todd Gurley, Salvon Ahmed, or Gio Bernard was dealing with an injury. The most significant issue without knowing more details is Bernard’s concussion given the nature of the league’s concussion protocol. If he is limited on Thursday, that will be an important step forward. All three are worth watching in a week where a lot of teams might not have a full practice on Thursday due to Thanksgiving.

DNP: Todd Gurley (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Gio Bernard (concussion)
Limited: Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs), Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf), Alvin Kamara (foot), Tevin Coleman (knee)
Full: David Montgomery (concussion)

Dalvin Cook isn’t slowing down, as he hit 160 total yards and found the end one for the 14th time in Week 11. And after Alvin Kamara’s worst PPPR day of the season, Cook has taken over the RB1 crown in fantasy.

Kamara managed to find the end one again, but had zero receptions for the first time in his career. We can thank Taysom Hill for that and until we see otherwise, Kamara’s upside looks like it will take a hit with Hill at the helm.

Ezekiel Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, which is astounding compared to seasons past. He also caught a touchdown pass, giving his fantasy backers some hope for a strong finish with Andy Dalton back.

Injury news

Rex Burkhead is done for the season. James White should see a boost in work moving forward.

Christian McCaffrey is still considered week-to-week and doesn’t look great to return against the Vikings at this point.

La’Mical Perine will miss time with a high-ankle sprain. Frank Gore and Ty Johnson should take over as the lead and receiving backs.

D’Andre Swift wouldn’t have practiced Monday if they had practiced and his team plays Thursday. His concussion will likely keep him out again this week.

David Montgomery returned to practice and appears to be on track to face the Packers this week.

Both J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram tested positive for Covid-19 and will be out against the Steelers. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will pick up the slack.

Bye weeks

There are no teams on a bye this week.

Streaming options

James White, Patriots

With Rex Burkhead out for much of last week, White ended up seeing the most snaps of his season. He also caught 6-of-9 targets for 64 yards and had five rushing attempts for 19 yards. If he can keep getting those kinds of target numbers, he will be a good PPR play moving forward.

Wayne Gallman, Giants

The Giants are coming off their bye week following a win, while the Bengals just the no. 1 overall draft pick in Joe Burrow. Gallman has been good at scoring touchdowns with five over his last four games despite poor efficiency on his touches. This week he’ll face a Bengals team that allows the second worst yards per carry to running backs and there’s a good chance the Giants lead in this one, giving Gallman more attempts.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
11 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
12 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
13 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
14 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
15 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
16 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
17 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
19 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
26 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
27 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
28 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
29 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
30 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
31 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
32 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
33 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
34 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
35 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
36 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
39 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
44 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
45 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
46 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
47 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
48 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
49 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
50 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
53 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
56 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
57 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
58 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
59 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
62 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
63 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
64 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
65 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
66 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
69 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
72 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
73 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
74 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
75 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
76 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
77 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
78 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
79 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
80 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
81 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
82 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
83 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
84 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
85 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
86 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
87 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
88 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
89 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Reggie Bonnafon CAR @ TB
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
94 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Keith Smith ATL vs NO
97 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
98 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
99 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
100 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN