While we at FantasyPPR.com specialize in PPR fantasy football we also realize that many fantasy owners still elect to play in standard scoring leagues only. Therefore, in order to meet the needs of standard league fantasy owners as well, we have produced our 2012 fantasy football rankings for standard scoring formats.
The running back position is one that is relatively weak as we enter the 2012 NFL season. There is some good value that can be had at the top of the rankings but once you get past the first few rounds of your league draft, you will find that quality running backs are going to be scarce.
Whether it’s because of injuries (Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, Darren McFadden, Demarco Murray) or contract concerns (Maurice Jones-Drew, Forte), there are a number of players that would normally go very high in the draft without question that all of a sudden have question marks.
Regardless, there is still some very talented players available, even outside the Top-10, fantasy owners are just going to have to be willing to go bold and take on a little bit of risk. However, as long as you follow our advice here at FantasyPPR.com, we will tell you what players to go after and what players to avoid.
For now here is our first edition of our 2012 fantasy football running back rankings for standard leagues: