We have made it to Week 12 of the NFL season. It’s the week of Thanksgiving so the football slate looks very unusual from what we are used to. When the Sunday slate begins, there will already be four games that will have been played, so make sure that you keep an eye on your lineup so you don’t accidentally miss putting a player in your lineup because they played early.
As you look to setting those PPR fantasy football lineups in Week 12, here is how we are approaching the running back position.
Teams on bye: None
Injury news to monitor
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is doubtful to play this week after spraining his knee in Week 11 and is considered week-to-week. Teammate Aaron Dillon is dealing with a groin injury. Chicago Bears RB D’Onta Foreman picked up an ankle injury in his last game. Houston Texans RB Dameon Pierce has missed the last three games but could suit up this week since the team didn’t add him to IR initially.
Los Angeles Rams RB Kyren Williams is expected to be activated off IR and play this week. The team waived Darrell Henderson in preparation. De’Von Achane of the Miami Dolphins re-injured the knee that landed him on IR, and isn’t expected to play this week. Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker has an oblique injury and isn’t expected to suit up in Week 12.
Streaming options for Week 12
Jerome Ford has established himself as the lead back for the Cleveland Browns, but Kareem Hunt continues to find the endzone. Both should remain in your Week 12 fantasy football lineups as they take on a Denver Bronco defense, still allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs despite their recent improvement overall.
Williams is a risky play coming off IR, so temper expectations, but make sure to play him against the Arizona Cardinals defense still, which is giving up the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
Isiah Pacheco has struggled despite the high potential of the Kansas City Chiefs offense. He should be able to right the ship against the Las Vegas Raiders defense, allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to running backs.