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Fantasy Football 2012, Week 7: Running back PPR and standard rankings

The carnage won't let up in the RB world and there are some important backs on byes. Check out the top 50 backs for PPR and standard leagues.


DeMarco Murray is down and out. The sophomore out of Oklahoma has been ruled out already and this has all the makings of a multi-week absence. Felix Jones is a must-add player and he should be in most lineups as a flex this week against the Panthers.

The Steelers are hurting in the running game and not just because they're ranked last in YPC and No. 31 in rushing yards per game. Isaac Redman (ankle) hopes he can play on Sunday and the status of Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) is cloudy, too. Brandon Batch would be the biggest beneficiary, but this would be a move for owners in a serious pickle this week. It sounds like one will play against the Bengals.

Jahvid Best is out for the year and Kevin Smith is buried on the depth chart. It looks like Mikel LeShoure and Joique Bell will pick up most of the slack. This is still too messy to consider either player an option against the strong Bears D. Obviously, LeShoure has much more value and is a must-own back while Bell has some value in PPR leagues.

The Jets have lost Bilal Powell (shoulder) for this week and all signs point to Joe McKnight's high-ankle sprain could hold him out of action for a while. Shonn Greene's value surges back to RB2 status this week against the Patriots. Although, if you own him, I'd suggest selling high.

It sounds like Trent Richardson is going to be OK. However, Montario Hardesty asserted himself as the handcuff to own and he makes a ton of sense as a pickup in deeper leagues. Richardson owners might still want to handcuff him, assuming there's a player they're not in love with on their bench.

Standard League PPR League
1 Arian Foster Arian Foster
2 Trent Richardson Trent Richardson
3 Adrian Peterson Ray Rice
4 Ray Rice Adrian Peterson
5 Maurice Jones-Drew Darren McFadden
6 Darren McFadden Maurice Jones-Drew
7 Alfred Morris Matt Forte
8 Doug Martin Doug Martin
9 Matt Forte Alfred Morris
10 Ahmad Bradshaw Ahmad Bradshaw
11 Chris Johnson Darren Sproles
12 Marshawn Lynch Chris Johnson
13 Stevan Ridley C.J. Spiller
14 Fred Jackson Marshawn Lynch
15 C.J. Spiller Fred Jackson
16 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Stevan Ridley
17 Felix Jones Felix Jones
18 Darren Sproles BenJarvus Green-Ellis
19 Frank Gore Steven Jackson
20 Mikel LeShoure Frank Gore
21 Steven Jackson Mikel LeShoure
22 Shonn Greene Shonn Greene
23 Rashard Mendenhall William Powell
24 Vick Ballard Rashard Mendenhall
25 William Powell Vick Ballard
26 Jonathan Stewart Alex Green
27 Alex Green Jonathan Stewart
28 Ben Tate DeAngelo Williams
29 Pierre Thomas Daryl Richardson
30 Kendall Hunter Joique Bell
31 DeAngelo Williams Ben Tate
32 Michael Bush Pierre Thomas
33 Mark Ingram LaRod Stephens-Howling
34 Isaac Redman Isaac Redman
35 Daryl Richardson Michael Bush
36 Joique Bell Kendall Hunter
37 LaRod Stephens-Howling Mark Ingram
38 Brandon Bolden David Wilson
39 Phillip Tanner Brandon Bolden
40 David Wilson Phillip Tanner
41 Montario Hardesty Danny Woodhead
42 Toby Gerhart Mike Goodson
43 LeGarrette Blount Montario Hardesty
44 Mike Goodson Cedric Peerman
45 Bernard Pierce Marcel Reece
46 Rashad Jennings Chris Ogbonnaya
47 Jamie Harper Mewelde Moore
48 John Kuhn Evan Royster
49 Evan Royster Toby Gerhart
50 Mike Tolbert Rashad Jennings

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