Fantasy Football 2012: Running back rankings for PPR and standard leagues

Matt Sullivan

Check out some news and notes to get ready for Week 10 as we rank the top-50 options for PPR and standard leagues.

Let's take a look at some news coming up for Week 10:

Donald Brown's status is up in the air and it's going to be tough for him to play his full load should be suit up. Vick Ballard is ranked as if Brown will play. If Brow sits, Ballard would move up to RB16 and is an obvious must-own player.

The Steelers are really dinged up at tailback. Rashad Mendenhall (Achilles) is sounding doubtful and Jonathan Dwyer (quad) looks like he will give it a go. As you can tell by the rankings, this is going to be messy for a Monday Night Football game. Chris Rainey has not been ruled out yet either. Stay away.

Beanie Wells sounds like he is ready to go for Week 12. The Cardinals don't have a terrible schedule, so Beanie might be a decent option as a stash.

DeMarco Murray (foot) is not expected to play on Sunday. The Cowboys don't run the ball enough to roll the dice on someone like Felix Jones.

Maurice Jones-Drew is not close to returning at all. Jennings owners should enjoy the ride and he is likely to hold RB2 value for the next month.

The Packers are on a bye, so James Starks and Alex Green won't appear on this week's rankings. However, this has time-share written all over it and it's going to be tough to scoop up Starks and cut someone off your team. Alex Green can be cut for a number of players, too.

Ben Tate will not play on Sunday and Justin Forsett could get some carries. Tate is tough to own at this point despite being a fantastic handcuff.

Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson are both likely to be ruled out with their high-ankle sprains. Taiwan Jones might lead the team in carries on Sunday, but it's going to be very tough to count on him given his ball-security woes. Marcel Reece will get a lot of targets as the Raiders lean on their passing game.

Norv Turner will find another reason not to give Ryan Mathews carries this week.

Standard League PPR League
1 Ray Rice Ray Rice
2 Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson
3 Arian Foster Arian Foster
4 Doug Martin Doug Martin
5 Stevan Ridley LeSean McCoy
6 LeSean McCoy Matt Forte
7 Marshawn Lynch Stevan Ridley
8 Matt Forte Ryan Mathews
9 Ryan Mathews Jamaal Charles
10 Jamaal Charles Marshawn Lynch
11 Frank Gore Reggie Bush
12 Ahmad Bradshaw Chris Johnson
13 Chris Johnson Ahmad Bradshaw
14 Willis McGahee Rashad Jennings
15 Reggie Bush C.J. Spiller
16 Jonathan Stewart Fred Jackson
17 Rashad Jennings Pierre Thomas
18 C.J. Spiller Willis McGahee
19 Fred Jackson Frank Gore
20 Pierre Thomas Jonathan Stewart
21 Vick Ballard Vick Ballard
22 Steven Jackson Steven Jackson
23 Michael Turner Joique Bell
24 Mikel LeShoure Michael Turner
25 Shonn Greene Shonn Greene
26 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Mikel LeShoure
27 Taiwan Jones BenJarvis Green-Ellis
28 Isaac Redman Isaac Redman
29 Peyton Hillis Marcel Reece
30 Kendall Hunter Kendall Hunter
31 Joique Bell Taiwan Jones
32 Daryl Richardson Daryl Richardson
33 Daniel Thomas Jacquizz Rodgers
34 Jacquizz Rodgers Ronnie Brown
35 Jonathan Dwyer Justin Forsett
36 DeAngelo Williams Ronnie Hillman
37 Andre Brown Daniel Thomas
38 Ronnie Brown Peyton Hillis
39 Marcel Reece DeAngelo Williams
40 Justin Forsett Jonathan Dwyer
41 Felix Jones Danny Woodhead
42 Toby Gerhart Brian Leonard
43 Bernard Pierce Toby Gerhart
44 Rashard Mendenhall Andre Brown
45 Brian Leonard David Wilson
46 Ronnie Hillman Chris Ivory
47 Chris Ivory Mark Ingram
48 Mark Ingram Felix Jones
49 Brian Leonard Donald Brown
50 Donald Brown Bernard Pierce

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