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Running back PPR rankings for Week 12 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 12 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Ranking the Top Running Backs for Week 12

Final injury report

The Ravens-Steelers game was moved from Sunday to Tuesday due to Covid-19 after initially being scheduled for Thanksgiving. Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins are out regardless, but if you have Gus Edwards or James Conner, consider alternatives.

Out: Todd Gurley (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Ty Montgomery (hamstring), Tevin Coleman (knee)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist/ribs), Dare Ogunbowale (hand), Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf), Giovani Bernard (concussion)

Thursday’s Ravens vs. Steelers Update

The Ravens had four more players and five staff members test positive according to Thursday evening reports. The game was moved from Thursday to Sunday, but is in danger of being postponed again. If it does happen on Sunday, the Ravens will be without J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram, which means Gus Edwards would get the start. If you have him or James Conner, have a contingency plan in case the game gets further postponed between now and Sunday.

Wednesday injury report

The three DNPs all seem out of nowhere. There was no indication coming out of Week 11 that Todd Gurley, Salvon Ahmed, or Gio Bernard was dealing with an injury. The most significant issue without knowing more details is Bernard’s concussion given the nature of the league’s concussion protocol. If he is limited on Thursday, that will be an important step forward. All three are worth watching in a week where a lot of teams might not have a full practice on Thursday due to Thanksgiving.

DNP: Todd Gurley (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Gio Bernard (concussion)
Limited: Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs), Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf), Alvin Kamara (foot), Tevin Coleman (knee)
Full: David Montgomery (concussion)

Dalvin Cook isn’t slowing down, as he hit 160 total yards and found the end one for the 14th time in Week 11. And after Alvin Kamara’s worst PPPR day of the season, Cook has taken over the RB1 crown in fantasy.

Kamara managed to find the end one again, but had zero receptions for the first time in his career. We can thank Taysom Hill for that and until we see otherwise, Kamara’s upside looks like it will take a hit with Hill at the helm.

Ezekiel Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, which is astounding compared to seasons past. He also caught a touchdown pass, giving his fantasy backers some hope for a strong finish with Andy Dalton back.

Injury news

Rex Burkhead is done for the season. James White should see a boost in work moving forward.

Christian McCaffrey is still considered week-to-week and doesn’t look great to return against the Vikings at this point.

La’Mical Perine will miss time with a high-ankle sprain. Frank Gore and Ty Johnson should take over as the lead and receiving backs.

D’Andre Swift wouldn’t have practiced Monday if they had practiced and his team plays Thursday. His concussion will likely keep him out again this week.

David Montgomery returned to practice and appears to be on track to face the Packers this week.

Both J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram tested positive for Covid-19 and will be out against the Steelers. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will pick up the slack.

Bye weeks

There are no teams on a bye this week.

Streaming options

James White, Patriots

With Rex Burkhead out for much of last week, White ended up seeing the most snaps of his season. He also caught 6-of-9 targets for 64 yards and had five rushing attempts for 19 yards. If he can keep getting those kinds of target numbers, he will be a good PPR play moving forward.

Wayne Gallman, Giants

The Giants are coming off their bye week following a win, while the Bengals just the no. 1 overall draft pick in Joe Burrow. Gallman has been good at scoring touchdowns with five over his last four games despite poor efficiency on his touches. This week he’ll face a Bengals team that allows the second worst yards per carry to running backs and there’s a good chance the Giants lead in this one, giving Gallman more attempts.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 1

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs NYJ
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @ CIN
3 Alvin Kamara NO vs GB
4 Derrick Henry TEN vs ARI
5 Aaron Jones GB @ NO
6 Najee Harris PIT @ BUF
7 Raheem Mostert SF @ DET
8 Nick Chubb CLE @ KC
9 Joe Mixon CIN vs MIN
10 Antonio Gibson WAS vs LAC
11 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ TB
12 Saquon Barkley NYG vs DEN
13 Miles Sanders PHI @ ATL
14 Jonathan Taylor IND vs SEA
15 James Robinson JAC @ HOU
16 Austin Ekeler LAC @ WAS
17 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs CLE
18 Damien Harris NE vs MIA
19 Chris Carson SEA @ IND
20 David Montgomery CHI @ LAR
21 Josh Jacobs LV vs BAL
22 Myles Gaskin MIA @ NE
23 Ty'Son Williams BAL @ LV
24 Mike Davis ATL vs PHI
25 Darrell Henderson LAR vs CHI
26 Kareem Hunt CLE @ KC
27 Chase Edmonds ARI @ TEN
28 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ NYG
29 D'Andre Swift DET vs SF
30 Ronald Jones II TB vs DAL
31 Javonte Williams DEN @ NYG
32 Trey Sermon SF @ DET
33 James Conner ARI @ TEN
34 Leonard Fournette TB vs DAL
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs SF
36 Zack Moss BUF vs PIT
37 Nyheim Hines IND vs SEA
38 Devin Singletary BUF vs PIT
39 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ CAR
40 David Johnson HOU vs JAC
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ CAR
42 Kenyan Drake LV vs BAL
43 AJ Dillon GB @ NO
44 Tony Pollard DAL @ TB
45 J.D. McKissic WAS vs LAC
46 Tony Jones Jr. NO vs GB
47 Carlos Hyde JAC @ HOU
48 Phillip Lindsay HOU vs JAC
49 James White NE vs MIA
50 Sony Michel LAR vs CHI
51 Giovani Bernard TB vs DAL
52 Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs MIA
53 Darrel Williams KC vs CLE
54 Justin Jackson LAC @ WAS
55 Rashaad Penny SEA @ IND
56 Malcolm Brown MIA @ NE
57 Devontae Booker NYG vs DEN
58 Boston Scott PHI @ ATL
59 Alex Collins SEA @ IND
60 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ NE
61 Alexander Mattison MIN @ CIN
62 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ ATL
63 Mark Ingram II HOU vs JAC
64 Damien Williams CHI @ LAR
65 Marlon Mack IND vs SEA
66 Jerick McKinnon KC vs CLE
67 Joshua Kelley LAC @ WAS
68 Chuba Hubbard CAR vs NYJ
69 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ IND
70 Larry Rountree III LAC @ WAS
71 Michael Carter NYJ @ CAR
72 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BUF
73 Jordan Wilkins IND vs SEA
74 Matt Breida BUF vs PIT
75 Samaje Perine CIN vs MIN
76 Jermar Jefferson DET vs SF
77 Kalen Ballage PIT @ BUF
78 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL vs PHI
79 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ DET
80 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs DAL
81 Rex Burkhead HOU vs JAC
82 Jaret Patterson WAS vs LAC
83 Eno Benjamin ARI @ TEN
84 Jordan Howard PHI @ ATL
85 Jake Funk LAR vs CHI
86 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ HOU
87 Travis Homer SEA @ IND
88 Devine Ozigbo JAC @ HOU
89 Elijah Mitchell SF @ DET
90 Chris Evans CIN vs MIN
91 Jaylen Samuels PIT @ BUF
92 Kylin Hill GB @ NO
93 Khalil Herbert CHI @ LAR
94 Trayveon Williams CIN vs MIN
95 JaMycal Hasty SF @ DET
96 Alec Ingold LV vs BAL
97 D'Ernest Johnson CLE @ KC