2012 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Arian Foster is #1 in our PPR Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings.

The 2012 NFL season is right around the corner, yet for hardcore fantasy football owners the fantasy season and evaluation process has already begun.

A critical part of the team building process in fantasy football is the draft. To win in fantasy football, it is absolutely essential for owners to get good players in the draft, especially with their first few picks. Missing on just one or two early picks can cripple your roster, forcing you to rely on waiver pickups to replenish your roster. It is important to carefully evaluate each position by both it’s talent and depth to determine a comprehensive draft strategy.

These rankings do not necessarily reflect where each player will rank in overall scoring when the fantasy football season is all said and done. Instead, it is an evaluation of their value, weighing many factors including injury, offensive weapons, overall team strength,  competition for playing, risk and upside.

The first post-NFL Draft edition of the 2012 PPR fantasy football rankings continue here with the running backs:

  1. Arian Foster
  2. LeSean McCoy
  3. Ray Rice
  4. Maurice Jones-Drew
  5. Matt Forte
  6. Ryan Matthews
  7. Fred Jackson
  8. Darren McFadden
  9. Marshawn Lynch
  10. Adrian Peterson
  11. Demarco Murray
  12. Chris Johnson
  13. Frank Gore
  14. Reggie Bush
  15. Darren Sproles
  16. Trent Richardson
  17. Jamal Charles
  18. Steven Jackson
  19. Michael Turner
  20. Ahmad Bradshaw
  21. Beanie Wells
  22. Jahvid Best
  23. Willis McGahee
  24. Roy Helu
  25. Shonn Greene
  26. C.J. Spiller
  27. Jonathan Stewart
  28. Benjarvus Green-Ellis
  29. Isaiah Redman
  30. Donald Brown
  31. DeAngelo Williams
  32. Doug Martin
  33. Michael Bush
  34. James Starks
  35. Peyton Hillis
  36. Pierre Thomas
  37. Mark Ingram
  38. Stephen Ridley
  39. David Wilson
  40. Toby Gerhart
  41. Ronnie Hillman
  42. Daniel Thomas
  43. Ben Tate
  44. Mikel LeShoure
  45. LaMichael James
  46. Felix Jones
  47. Joseph Addai
  48. Taiwan Jones
  49. LeGarette Blount
  50. Tim Hightower

Check out the first part of our post-draft rankings here: 2012 PPR Fantasy Football QB Rankings

2012 PPR Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings 

We will also be releasing individual player and team PPR Fantasy Profiles, so for all the best news and information leading up to the 2012 Fantasy Football season, follow us here at FantasyPPR.com.

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