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Fantasy football rankings, Week 13: Running backs for PPR and standard leagues

The bye weeks are over and fantasy owners have a full complement of choices at running back. Of course, there are still a slew of injuries around the league. We go over which backs are hurting heading into the holiday weekend.

It's crunch time. Fantasy football is getting ready to hit the playoffs and a lot of owners will have do-or-die games on their hands this week. Another interesting issue is the three games coming up on Thanksgiving. That could be trouble for some. If you're sitting there with Zac Stacy, do you keep him on your bench or do you just roll with Joique Bell on Thursday? The best advice is to just wait until the last minute. Obviously, it helps to have a backup plan. If your only other option besides Stacy is Mike Tolbert, then you might want to go with Bell.

Let's look at some other backs that are banged up:

Matt Forte - He has a "slightly" hyperextended knee, but he should be fine for a high-scoring game against the Vikings. He's a top-three play.

Willis McGahee - He still has a knee issue. Fantasy owners still don't care. Well, unless they have Chris Ogbonnaya.

Knowshon Moreno - He has a bone bruise and will likely be headed to a game-time decision. Hopefully you were able to get C.J. Anderson or Montee Ball as insurance.

Darren Sproles - He sat out on Sunday, but should be ready for a Monday Night Football showdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

Stevan Ridley - He has fumblitis.

Darren McFadden - He is reportedly ready to go, but until we see him in action stick with Rashad Jennings against a weak Dallas Cowboys defense.

Zac Stacy - He has a concussion, so if you have him I really hope you were able to get Benny Cunningham.

Standard league PPR league
1 Adrian Peterson (CHI) Jamaal Charles (DEN)
2 Jamaal Charles (DEN) Matt Forte (@MIN)
3 Matt Forte (@MIN) Adrian Peterson (CHI)
4 LeSean McCoy (AZ) LeSean McCoy (AZ)
5 Marshawn Lynch (NO) Reggie Bush (GB)
6 Reggie Bush (GB) DeMarco Murray (OAK)
7 Andre Brown (@WAS) Andre Brown (@WAS)
8 DeMarco Murray (OAK) Marshawn Lynch (NO)
9 Chris Johnson (@IND) Shane Vereen (@HOU)
10 Frank Gore (STL) Danny Woodhead (CIN)
11 Alfred Morris (NYG) Giovani Bernard (@SD)
12 Zac Stacy (@SF) Darren Sproles (@SEA)
13 Eddie Lacy (@DET) Chris Johnson (@IND)
14 Shane Vereen (@HOU) Zac Stacy (@SF)
15 Giovani Bernard (@SD) Rashad Jennings (@DAL)
16 Danny Woodhead (CIN) Alfred Morris (NYG)
17 Rashad Jennings (@DAL) Frank Gore (STL)
18 Darren Sproles (@SEA) Eddie Lacy (@DET)
19 Andre Ellington (@PHI) Pierre Thomas (@SEA)
20 Knowshon Moreno (@KC) Knowshon Moreno (@KC)
21 Le'Veon Bell (@BAL) Andre Ellington (@PHI)
22 Ray Rice (PIT) C.J. Spiller (ATL)
23 Pierre Thomas (@SEA) Ray Rice (PIT)
24 C.J. Spiller (ATL) Le'Veon Bell (@BAL)
25 Steven Jackson (@BUF) Donald Brown (TEN)
26 Chris Ivory (MIA) Steven Jackson (@BUF)
27 Bobby Rainey (@CAR) Bobby Rainey (@CAR)
28 Fred Jackson (ATL) Fred Jackson (ATL)
29 Maurice Jones- Drew (@CLE) Lamar Miller (@NYJ)
30 Lamar Miller (@NYJ) Dennis Johnson (NE)
31 Donald Brown (TEN) Ben Tate (NE)
32 Bilal Powell (MIA) Chris Ivory (MIA)
33 Montee Ball (@KC) Marcel Reece (@DAL)
34 Ben Tate (NE) Joique Bell (GB)
35 Trent Richardson (TEN) Maurice Jones-Drew (@CLE)
36 Dennis Johnson (NE) Bilal Powell (MIA)
37 Joique Bell (GB) Montee Ball (@KC)
38 Benny Cunningham (@SF) Benny Cunningham (@SF)
39 Brandon Bolden (@HOU) Rashard Mendenhall (@PHI)
40 DeAngelo Williams (TB) Chris Ogbonnaya (JAX)
41 Rashard Mendenhall (@PHI) Jacquizz Rodgers (@BUF)
42 Stevan Ridley (@HOU) Ryan Mathews (CIN)
43 Chris Ogbonnaya (JAX) Roy Helu (NYG)
44 Mike Tolbert (TB) Brandon Bolden (@HOU)
45 Ryan Mathews (CIN) Trent Richardson (TEN)
46 Toby Gerhart (CHI) Mike Tolbert (TB)
47 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (@SD) DeAngelo Williams (TB)
48 Brandon Jacobs (@WAS) C.J. Anderson (@KC)
49 Brian Leonard (@CAR) Brian Leonard (@CAR)
50 Jacquizz Rodgers (@BUF) Stevan Ridley (@HOU)

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