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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 12 RB Rankings

Week 12 is here and man oh man is setting your lineup important this week. Yet, there is no need to stress about this Week 12 matchup as I’m back again with your weekly RB rankings list.

Not only is this list going to help you win your matchup, but it will also help you decide if you want to make a big trade before the deadline. This is the time to make a huge trade if you are on the verge of making the playoffs.

Just as a reminder if you haven’t seen my other rankings, this list is based on half PPR scoring.

More fantasy football fun for Week 12: Waiver Wire | FAAB Guide | Start & Sit | Loves & Hates | Stock Watch | Sleepers & Streamers | D/ST Streamers

Week 12 RB Rankings Notes:

Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Taylor are the top two this week, and this had to be the closest call for the number one spot. But McCaffrey still put up 20 fantasy points last week and wasn’t 100 percent. So, if you have him going into the playoffs, you’re going to have an easy ride to the championship. Same if you have Taylor, these two are league winners going forward.

Next, I have AJ Dillion ranked at 10 for his Week 12 matchup against the Rams. Now, the Rams are one of the top defenses in the league, but over the last couple of weeks, both the Titans and 49ers exposed them. So, they are not as scary as you think. Dillion is set to have a huge game and has stepped into the lead RB role with ease. Not only is he a big body to get the red zone touchdown, but he is a great pass-catching running back. Something to look out for, even when Aaron Jones comes back.

Lastly, I love Devonta Freeman this week against the Browns. I have him ranked at 25 this week. This will make it easy for you to start him as a flex or RB2 this week. He has four touchdowns in his last five games. Freeman is under the radar, but if you look at his stats, he has been a great flex option since Le’Veon Bell got released. Freeman has 13 targets and 11 catches in his last three games, so he has the pass-catching ability this week. He is heavily involved in this offense and has a great matchup against the Browns this week.

Week 12 RB Rankings

More Week 12 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex

1Christian McCaffreyCARat MIA
2Jonathan TaylorINDvs. TB
3Austin EkelerLACat DEN
4Dalvin CookMINat SF
5Najee HarrisPITat CIN
6D'Andre SwiftDETvs. CHI
7Ezekiel ElliottDALvs. LV
8Joe MixonCINvs. PIT
9Nick ChubbCLEat BAL
10AJ DillonGBvs. LAR
11James RobinsonJACvs. ATL
12Saquon BarkleyNYGvs. PHI
13David MontgomeryCHIat DET
14Antonio GibsonWASvs. SEA
15Leonard FournetteTBat IND
16Darrell Henderson Jr.LARat GB
17Miles SandersPHIat NYG
18Damien HarrisNEvs. TEN
19Elijah MitchellSFvs. MIN
20Cordarrelle PattersonATLat JAC
21Josh JacobsLVat DAL
22Javonte WilliamsDENvs. LAC
23Myles GaskinMIAvs. CAR
24Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs. LAC
25Devonta FreemanBALvs. CLE
26Alvin KamaraNOvs. BUF
27Rhamondre StevensonNEvs. TEN
28Tony PollardDALvs. LV
29Mark Ingram IINOvs. BUF
30Ty JohnsonNYJat HOU
31J.D. McKissicWASvs. SEA
32Jeff Wilson Jr.SFvs. MIN
33Boston ScottPHIat NYG
34D'Onta ForemanTENat NE
35Alex CollinsSEAat WAS
36Tevin ColemanNYJat HOU
37Devin SingletaryBUFat NO
38Zack MossBUFat NO
39Kenyan DrakeLVat DAL
40Adrian PetersonTENat NE
41Latavius MurrayBALvs. CLE
42Nyheim HinesINDvs. TB
43David JohnsonHOUvs. NYJ
44Matt BreidaBUFat NO
45Rex BurkheadHOUvs. NYJ
46Jamaal WilliamsDETvs. CHI
47D'Ernest JohnsonCLEat BAL
48Mike DavisATLat JAC
49Samaje PerineCINvs. PIT
50DeeJay DallasSEAat WAS

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