2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Projections

by Ray Kuhn

Let’s continue our positional projections with a look at running backs. Remember, the order here may be slightly different then the site’s rankings, as these were prepared by Ray Kuhn.

The points column, the scoring used was 1 point per reception, 1 point per 10 rushing/receiving yards and 6 points per TD

Rank Name

Points

Rush YD

Rush TD

Rec

Rec YD

Rec TD

1 LeSean McCoy

347

1420

15

57

460

2

2 Arian Foster

345

1360

13

59

540

3

3 Ray Rice

339

1290

13

62

580

2

4 Chris Johnson

298

1270

10

55

440

2

5 Ryan Mathews

297

1220

10

50

470

3

6 Trent Richardson

282

1230

10

42

390

3

7 Reggie Bush

267

1030

5

68

480

3

8 Matt Forte

262

1200

6

51

370

3

9 Maurice Jones-Drew

261

1190

11

35

290

2

10 Darren Sproles

257

540

3

81

680

6

11 Darren McFadden

248

1290

9

31

220

2

12 DeMarco Murray

241

1170

9

36

284

1

13 Fred Jackson

239

1110

9

34

280

2

14 Steven Jackson

236

1190

9

28

290

1

15 Jamaal Charles

234

1150

7

35

300

2

16 Marshawn Lynch

223

1220

11

15

140

1

17 Ahmad Bradshaw

221

1070

8

30

240

2

18 Doug Martin

206

1100

7

27

210

1

19 C.J. Spiller

204

720

4

46

440

3

20 Kevin Smith

194

830

6

35

280

2

21 Donald Brown

192

1040

8

21

130

1

22 Roy Helu

185

710

3

44

335

3

23 Beanie Wells

185

1110

8

12

75

1

24 Frank Gore

184

1060

7

22

140

0

25 Adrian Peterson

180

1070

7

14

110

1

26 Michael Turner

180

1150

8

10

65

0

27 Isaac Redman

177

940

5

29

180

1

28 Jacquizz Rodgers

176

600

3

45

350

3

29 BenJarvus Green-Ellis

173

1030

9

9

70

0

30 Shonn Greene

172

1090

6

16

105

0

31 Jonathan Stewart

171

690

5

37

285

1

32 Stevan  Ridley

163

980

6

18

110

0

33 Willis McGahee

163

1070

7

9

45

0

34 Pierre Thomas

160

620

4

33

290

2

35 David Wilson

160

710

5

25

220

2

36 James Starks

149

790

4

25

210

0

37 Ronnie Hillman

147

570

3

35

250

2

38 Toby Gerhart

145

750

5

19

150

1

39 Mark Ingram

136

880

6

7

45

0

40 Felix Jones

135

520

3

29

240

2

41 DeAngelo Williams

129

770

6

9

70

0

42 Isaiah Pead

128

470

2

29

220

3

43 Michael Bush

124

560

6

15

110

1

44 Ben Tate

119

640

4

15

95

1

45 Ryan Williams

115

620

4

13

95

1

46 Jonathan Dwyer

114

750

6

2

8

0

47 Daniel Thomas

110

630

5

10

65

0

48 Alex Green

108

560

4

17

110

0

49 Shane Vereen

102

490

4

17

120

0

50 Evan Royster

102

600

5

7

50

0

51 LeGarrette Blount

101

630

5

5

30

0

52 Mike Goodson

100

490

4

15

120

0

53 Peyton Hillis

97

540

5

8

50

0

54 Rashad Jennings

97

600

4

8

50

0

55 Mikel Leshoure

94

570

5

4

30

0

56 Tim Hightower

87

480

3

12

90

0

Make sure to check out our 2012 fantasy football rankings:

 

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7 Responses to 2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Projections

  1. GT says:

    Wow feeling pretty good about Reggie Bush eh? 68 catches are possible if he lines up at WR more often, but his rush yds would drop like crazy (a la Sproles). Also, not feeling Benson?

    • I would agree with you on Bush. I am a big fan of his in PPR league, because I do think 60+ catches are possible, but I still wouldn’t expect him to be a Top 10 back.

      I agree that if he does reach the 60+ catches, I don’t see the 1,000+ yards. It’s going to be one or the other. He has more value in PPR formats, but he’s still a RB2 for me.

  2. dk says:

    How come your rankings and projections are different for the rb’s and te’s?

    • As I said in the introduction they are from two different people. Ray Kuhn has been doing the projections (and, in turn, they are his rankings).

      I am the one that does the general rankings for the site, as I have always done.

  3. dk says:

    yeah whoops realized it after I posted

  4. brandon says:

    I am in a 10 team PPR league

    Currently stuck with both Fred Jackson and Stevie Johnson and really want to break up that combo
    -See it possible to offer Shonn Greene, Stevie Johnson, And Crabtree
    for Reggie Bush and Lance Moore? Would I be better off staying put and hoping its Greenes breakout year and that my Bills combo really isn’t a hamper?

    • How many points per reception do you get? That does have an impact, though I think you’d be giving up a little bit too much just for Bush. Not that Crabtree is a lock to produce, but one could argue both receivers are better than Moore.

      I am not a fan of anything Jets right now, but I’m not sure this deal makes sense unless the scoring really tilts things towards Bush.

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