Top 15 Fantasy Football RBs For Week 15

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Who Makes The Top 15?

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Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012 fantasy football season is nearing its conclusion in the next couple weeks with most leagues already to their semifinal games. It is the time of year where decisions need to be made on who to start and who to sit for the final few weeks. A lot of these decisions seem harder than they really are especially at the running back position where finding a good one is easier said than done.

There are only a few really elite running backs out there in 2012 and as long as you have one of the top 10 to star for your team, you are in good shape. I have put together the top 15 running backs for Week 15 and my predictions on how they will do this week. There are players that could still be on the waiver wire while most are picked up already.

Here are my selections for the top 15 for Week 15 and hopefully each of these running backs can help you this week and then again next week as you try to win your fantasy football championship. It is obvious that some of these players could be a lot better than what I’m predicting but this should be at least be a baseline for you in projecting where each of these players will be after Week 15 gets over with on Monday night. I wish you good luck in this week’s matchup and be sure to put the right running backs into your starting lineup.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.

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15. Shonn Greene, New York Jets

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The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Greene could have over 60 rushing yards this week.

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14. Darren Sproles, New Orleans Saints

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John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Sproles should finish with 4-6 catches for over 70 all-purpose yards.

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13. Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bush could have over 80 all-purpose yards.

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12. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mathews will finish between 65-80 rushing yards.

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11. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

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Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Spiller should have around 85 rushing yards this week.

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10. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Richardson could finish with between 70-90 all-purpose yards.

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9. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

McFadden will finish around 80 rushing yards this week.

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8. Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants

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The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Bradshaw is likely to get 100 all-purpose yards.

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7. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Charles could finish past 85 yards on the ground.

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6. Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Brown should finish between 85-100 all-purpose yards.

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5. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

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Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Lynch will run for around 90-100 yards.

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4. Arian Foster, Houston Texans

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Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Foster will finish around 100 yards on the ground.

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3. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Rice could easily end up with over 100 rushing yards.

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2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Peterson has potential to gain over 150 yards on the ground.

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1. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Martin should finish with over 155 all-purpose yards.

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Who Makes The Top 15?

top
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012 fantasy football season is nearing its conclusion in the next couple weeks with most leagues already to their semifinal games. It is the time of year where decisions need to be made on who to start and who to sit for the final few weeks. A lot of these decisions seem harder than they really are especially at the running back position where finding a good one is easier said than done.

There are only a few really elite running backs out there in 2012 and as long as you have one of the top 10 to star for your team, you are in good shape. I have put together the top 15 running backs for Week 15 and my predictions on how they will do this week. There are players that could still be on the waiver wire while most are picked up already.

Here are my selections for the top 15 for Week 15 and hopefully each of these running backs can help you this week and then again next week as you try to win your fantasy football championship. It is obvious that some of these players could be a lot better than what I’m predicting but this should be at least be a baseline for you in projecting where each of these players will be after Week 15 gets over with on Monday night. I wish you good luck in this week’s matchup and be sure to put the right running backs into your starting lineup.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.

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15. Shonn Greene, New York Jets

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The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Greene could have over 60 rushing yards this week.

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14. Darren Sproles, New Orleans Saints

sproles
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Sproles should finish with 4-6 catches for over 70 all-purpose yards.

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13. Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bush could have over 80 all-purpose yards.

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12. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mathews will finish between 65-80 rushing yards.

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11. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

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Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Spiller should have around 85 rushing yards this week.

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10. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Richardson could finish with between 70-90 all-purpose yards.

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9. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

McFadden will finish around 80 rushing yards this week.

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8. Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants

bradshaw
The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Bradshaw is likely to get 100 all-purpose yards.

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7. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Charles could finish past 85 yards on the ground.

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6. Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Brown should finish between 85-100 all-purpose yards.

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5. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

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Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Lynch will run for around 90-100 yards.

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4. Arian Foster, Houston Texans

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Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Foster will finish around 100 yards on the ground.

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3. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Rice could easily end up with over 100 rushing yards.

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2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Peterson has potential to gain over 150 yards on the ground.

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1. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Martin should finish with over 155 all-purpose yards.


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