Top 50 Fantasy Football Running Backs for 2012

By Adam McGill

Fantasy football junkies have been waiting since December for the 2012 player rankings to drop.  The NFL Draft and free agency has helped us visualize the depth charts for the upcoming year, and also has helped us determine who will and will not have fantasy value.  The next few months will be the most important time for fantasy owners to start building their cheat sheets and making a plan of attack for 2012.  For those football fans that cannot wait any longer, here are my top 50 fantasy running backs for the upcoming season:

1. Arian Foster , HOU

2. LeSean McCoy, PHI

3. Ray Rice, BAL

4. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC

5. Chris Johnson, TEN

6. Michael Turner, ATL

7. Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG

8. Darren McFadden , OAK

9. Matt Forte, CHI

10. Steven Jackson, STL

11. Ryan Mathews , SD

12. Marshawn Lynch, SEA

13. Adrian Peterson, MIN

14. Frank Gore, SF

15. Fred Jackson, BUF

16. Chris “Beanie” Wells, ARI

17. Jamaal Charles, KC

18. Darren Sproles, NO

19. DeMarco Murray, DAL

20 Trent Richardson, CLE (Rookie)

21. Roy Helu Jr., WSH

22. Reggie Bush, MIA

23. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN

24. Jahvid Best, DET

25. Isaac Redman, PIT

26. James Starks, GB

27. Doug Martin, TB (Rookie)

28. DeAngelo Williams, CAR

29. C. J. Spiller , BUF

30. Joseph Addai, NE

31. Shonn Greene, NYJ

32. Mark Ingram, NO

33. Jonathan Stewart, CAR

34. Knowshon Moreno, DEN

35. Cedric Benson, CIN

36. Ben Tate, HOU

37. David Wilson, NYG (Rookie)

38. Donald Brown, IND

39. Felix Jones, DAL
40. Willis McGahee, DEN

41. LeGarrette Blount, TB

42. Toby Gerhart, MIN

43. Ryan Williams, ARI

44. Michael Bush, CHI

45. Delone Carter, IND

46. Rashard Mendenhall, PIT

47. Stevan Ridley, NE

48. Mike Tolbert, CAR

49. Peyton Hillis , KC

50. Bernard Pierce, BAL (Rookie)


Check back closer to the season for my full rankings and bios.

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