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Fantasy football rankings, Week 13: Running Backs for PPR, Standard leagues

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Win and you're in, right? Let's see if we can choose the best running backs for your lineup in Week 13.

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Picking the best running backs for your starting lineup is hard enough, so in a week where it's necessary to get a win in order to continue your season, I can only imagine the pressure. Just remember: the process doesn't change even though the circumstances have. Choose whomever gives you the best chance to win, don't get too cute, and whatever you do, do not over-think it at the last second (all my daily lineups are nodding their heads.)

I'll even help you with that last part. The following names are a few dependable players that, despite their matchup, should not be overlooked.

Andre Ellington - His 1.96 yards per carry over the last three games is certainly worrisome, but against the Atlanta Falcons, Ellington should be started in most formats. Though he only received 10 carries last week, Ellington accumulated eight targets. And against the Falcons, who have allowed the most rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs, Ellington should once again produce RB2 numbers.

Marshawn Lynch - Another distraction to eliminate during the waning weeks of the season is the outside noise. For instance, remember when Jim Harbaugh was supposed to be fired? Yeah, me neither. Forget about one-worded press conferences and instead, focus on the fact that Lynch hasn't received less than 18 touches since Week 7.

Matt Forte - The Detroit Lions have yet to allow an opposing running back to rush for over 100 yards in a single game, but that shouldn't stop you from rolling out Forte as your RB1. Even during his least productive game of the season (21 rushing yards during Week 2), Forte still caught five passes. The matchup is terrifying, sure, but as stated previously: don't get too cute.

Now isn't the time to start over-thinking.

Running back rankings (standard), Week 13

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 DeMarco Murray DAL PHI 2 2 2 1
2 Le'Veon Bell PIT NO 1 1 1 9
3 Matt Forte CHI @DET 4 4 8 2
4 Jamaal Charles KC DEN 5 3 9 4
5 Eddie Lacy GB NE 6 5 3 11
6 Arian Foster HOU @TEN 3 15 4 7
7 LeSean McCoy PHI @DAL 11 8 5 5
8 Andre Ellington ARI @ATL 9 7 12 3
9 C.J. Anderson DEN @KC 14 6 7 6
10 Rashad Jennings NYG @JAC 13 6 10 10
11 Justin Forsett BAL SD 7 10 6 17
12 Marshawn Lynch SEA @SF 10 9 11 12
13 Alfred Morris WAS @IND 8 13 13 23
14 Mark Ingram NO @PIT 18 12 21 8
15 Ryan Mathews SD @BAL 17 14 16 14
16 Denard Robinson JAC NYG 12 16 19 21
17 Tre Mason STL OAK 15 20 18 16
18 Jeremy Hill CIN @TB 16 17 14 24
19 Isaiah Crowell CLE @BUF 19 18 17 19
20 Giovani Bernard CIN @TB 22 19 20 13
21 Lamar Miller MIA @NYJ 24 22 22 18
22 Latavius Murray OAK @STL 25 24 23 25
23 Joique Bell DET CHI 21 23 25 32
24 Fred Jackson BUF CLE 20 26 31 28
25 Jerick McKinnon MIN CAR 29 21 24 37
26 Frank Gore SF SEA 28 27 29 27
27 Terrance West CLE @BUF 39 36 27 15
28 Chris Ivory NYJ MIA 31 32 36 20
29 Steven Jackson ATL ARI 26 33 28 35
30 LeGarrette Blount NE @GB 30 28 15 --
31 Shane Vereen NE @GB 27 25 40 33
32 Dan Herron IND WAS 23 29 26 --
33 Trent Richardson IND WAS 33 30 42 30
34 Bishop Sankey TEN @HOU 32 35 39 31
35 Jonas Gray NE @GB 34 -- 32 22
36 Darren Sproles PHI @DAL 38 34 41 26
37 Pierre Thomas NO @PIT 45 39 34 29
38 Anthony Dixon BUF CLE 41 46 30 34
39 DeAngelo Williams CAR @MIN 36 41 46 43
40 Alfred Blue HOU @TEN 42 31 45 --
41 Doug Martin TB CIN -- 44 37 41
42 Jonathan Stewart CAR @MIN 48 37 43 46
43 Carlos Hyde SF SEA 43 49 35 48
44 Toby Gerhart JAC NYG 40 -- -- 36
45 Reggie Bush DET CHI -- 38 38 --
46 Charles Sims TB CIN -- -- 33 45
47 Roy Helu Jr. WAS @IND -- 40 -- 39
48 Chris Johnson NYJ MIA 44 47 49 42
49 Darren McFadden OAK @STL -- 48 48 38
50 Ben Tate MIN CAR 35 -- -- --
-- Branden Oliver SD @BAL 37 50 -- --
-- Benny Cunningham STL OAK -- -- -- 40
-- Matt Asiata MIN CAR -- 42 -- --
-- Theo Riddick DET CHI -- 43 -- --
-- Bryce Brown BUF CLE 49 45 -- --
-- Andre Williams NYG @JAC -- -- 44 --
-- Shonn Greene TEN @HOU -- -- -- 44
- Juwan Thompson DEN @KC 46 -- -- --
-- Jacquizz Rodgers ATL ARI 47 -- -- --
-- Knile Davis KC DEN -- -- 47 --
-- Maurice Jones-Drew OAK @STL -- -- -- 47
-- Travaris Cadet NO @PIT -- -- -- 49
-- Marcel Reece OAK @STL 50 -- -- --
-- Robert Turbin SEA @SF -- -- 50 --
-- Bernard Pierce BAL SD -- -- -- 50

Running back rankings (PPR), Week 13

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Le'Veon Bell PIT NO 1 1 1 3
2 DeMarco Murray DAL PHI 3 2 2 2
3 Arian Foster HOU @TEN 5 9 4 1
4 Matt Forte CHI @DET 2 3 8 6
5 Jamaal Charles KC DEN 4 4 9 4
6 Eddie Lacy GB NE 7 6 3 11
7 Justin Forsett BAL SD 6 12 5 10
8 Andre Ellington ARI @ATL 8 7 11 7
9 Rashad Jennings NYG @JAC 12 11 10 5
10 C.J. Anderson DEN @KC 13 5 6 15
11 LeSean McCoy PHI @DAL 10 8 7 19
12 Marshawn Lynch SEA @SF 9 10 12 13
13 Alfred Morris WAS @IND 11 16 13 18
14 Mark Ingram NO @PIT 16 15 14 16
15 Denard Robinson JAC NYG 14 13 21 14
16 Tre Mason STL OAK 19 22 16 9
17 Giovani Bernard CIN @TB 22 18 19 8
18 Jeremy Hill CIN @TB 15 17 15 30
19 Lamar Miller MIA @NYJ 25 21 22 17
20 Ryan Mathews SD @BAL 23 14 17 32
21 Shane Vereen NE @GB 18 19 27 23
22 Isaiah Crowell CLE @BUF 20 23 18 26
23 Jerick McKinnon MIN CAR 27 20 25 20
24 Fred Jackson BUF CLE 17 26 33 22
25 Joique Bell DET CHI 21 25 28 24
26 Latavius Murray OAK @STL 26 24 23 28
27 Frank Gore SF SEA 29 27 37 21
28 Trent Richardson IND WAS 30 30 45 12
29 Dan Herron IND WAS 24 28 24 41
30 Steven Jackson ATL ARI 28 33 32 29
31 Bishop Sankey TEN @HOU 33 35 36 25
32 LeGarrette Blount NE @GB 38 29 20 --
33 Darren Sproles PHI @DAL 32 32 26 48
34 Terrance West CLE @BUF 42 34 29 33
35 Pierre Thomas NO @PIT 41 37 30 31
36 Chris Ivory NYJ MIA 31 31 43 36
37 Reggie Bush DET CHI -- 36 35 27
38 Charles Sims TB CIN -- 49 31 34
39 Jonas Gray NE @GB 43 -- 34 37
40 DeAngelo Williams CAR @MIN 34 43 49 46
41 Ben Tate MIN CAR 35 -- -- 38
42 Branden Oliver SD @BAL 36 48 -- 40
43 Jonathan Stewart CAR @MIN 48 39 44 44
44 Chris Johnson NYJ MIA 37 47 46 47
45 Roy Helu Jr. WAS @IND -- 38 -- 42
46 Doug Martin TB CIN -- -- 41 39
47 Alfred Blue HOU @TEN -- 40 42 --
48 Benny Cunningham STL OAK 49 -- -- 35
49 Bryce Brown BUF CLE 47 44 50 45
50 Anthony Dixon BUF CLE -- 46 39 --
-- Darren McFadden OAK @STL 45 45 48 --
-- Carlos Hyde SF SEA 50 -- 38 --
-- Toby Gerhart JAC NYG 39 -- -- 50
-- Marcel Reece OAK @STL 40 -- -- --
-- Andre Williams NYG @JAC -- -- 40 --
-- Theo Riddick DET CHI -- 41 -- --
-- Matt Asiata MIN CAR -- 42 -- --
-- Mike Tolbert CAR @MIN -- -- -- 43
-- Jacquizz Rodgers ATL ARI 44 -- -- --
-- Travaris Cadet NO @PIT 46 50 -- --
-- Knile Davis KC DEN -- -- 47 --
-- Juwan Thompson DEN @KC -- -- -- 49

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