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2012 Week Two Running Back Rankings: Adrian Peterson Or Arian Foster?
First off, where the hell did Adrian Peterson come from? A guy who was only supposed to carry the ball a minimum of 10 times played like he never even had a knee injury. I swear this guy is robotic. Toby Gerhart owners, myself being one of them, didn’t enjoy that switcharoo. In Kansas City, it looks like Peyton Hillis won’t have as big a role as we thought. After touching the ball a total of 10 times, the Chiefs put Hillis on the bench once Atlanta jumped out to a big lead. Will this change when the Chiefs face the Bills? Or will Jamaal Charles make his fantasy owners thank him for drafting him as a borderline RB1?
Will Alfred Morris keep the starting job going forward after plodding his way to 98 yards against the Saints? It wasn’t exactly a stellar effort, but Mike Shanahan gave his full endorsement to Morris after the game. Maybe we could see Morris put up a similar game against a hurting Rams run defense. Biggest mistake I am sure most owners made was throw DeAngelo Williams in, what was supposed to be an excellent matchup, against a horrible Buccaneers Defense. Jonathan Stewart got more yards sitting on the bench after D-Will managed a meager -1. Are the Bucs for real? Or has the league finally caught up to Cam Newton and the Panthers offense as a whole?
With all that said, lets get to the Week Two Running Back Rankings. Keep in mind to check often as injuries continue to pour in through the week. Also, make sure to check the rest of our rankings for Week Two on our Rankings Page.
Update (9/14): There is a possibility that the Chargers may hold Ryan Mathews (clavicle) out this week against the Titans after Norv Turner was noncommittal about his availability. Looks like owners may have to wait yet another week, maybe two, before Mathews comes back. Use other options if possible.
RANK PLAYER TEAM OPPONENT 1. Arian Foster Houston @ Jacksonville Foster is back and looked sharp last week. Jags gave up 123 on the ground to the Vikings.
2. Darren McFadden Oakland @ Miami Health will always be an issue, but he ran well Monday night.
3. Adrian Peterson Minnesota @ Indianapolis Looks like "All Day" is back earlier than expected.
4. LeSean McCoy Philadelphia vs. Baltimore 5. Ray Rice Baltimore @ Philadelphia 6. Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville vs. Houston 7. C.J. Spiller Buffalo vs. Kansas City Falcons had a hard time running against the KC D, but Atlanta wants to pass anyway. I think Spiller could be huge at home.
8. Matt Forte Chicago @ Green Bay 9. Doug Martin Tampa Bay @ New York 10. Marshawn Lynch Seattle vs. Dallas 11. Chris Johnson Tennessee @ San Diego McFadden looked good against the Chargers D, but got most of his yards through the air. CJ really needs to step it up.
12. Stevan Ridley New England vs. Arizona Biggest thing RIdley did on Sunday was not fumble. He is in for a big year.
13. DeMarco Murray Dallas @ Seattle Yards won't come as easy against a stronger Seattle run defense.
14. Frank Gore San Francisco vs. Detroit 15. Darren Sproles New Orleans @ Carolina 16. Jamaal Charles Kansas City @ Buffalo 17. Ahmad Bradshaw New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay 18. Steven Jackson St. Louis vs. Washington The Rams are in big trouble after losing two offensive linemen to injury against Detroit.
19. Alfred Morris Washington @ St. Louis Worried about ranking Morris this high, but the matchup is right and he did get a lot of carries against the Saints.
20. Trent Richardson Cleveland @ Cincinnati 21. Ryan Mathews San Diego vs. Tennessee Could be ranked much higher, but I want to see production after sitting out.
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cincinnati vs. Cleveland Played surprisingly well Monday night, but can he do it again?
23. Cedric Benson Chicago vs. Chicago Another tough one this week.
24. Donald Brown Indianapolis vs. Minnesota 25. Michael Turner Atlanta vs. Denver 26. Reggie Bush Miami vs. Oakland More valuable in PPR leagues
27. Willis McGahee Denver @ Atlanta 28. Shonn Greene New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Greene still can't average 4.0 yards a carry.
29. Kevin Smith Detroit @ San Francisco Hate the matchup. I'd avoid if possible.
30. Jonathan Dwyer Pittsburgh vs. New York Jets 31. Michael Bush Oakland @ Green Bay Those scores won't come easy this week.
32. DeAngelo Williams Carolina vs. New Orleans What an awful performance. J-Stew could be back as well.
33. Beanie Wells Arizona @ New England Pats D could be a sneaky fantasy D this week.
34. Mark Ingram New Orleans @ Carolina 35. Peyton Hillis Kansas City @ Buffalo 36. Ryan Williams Arizona @ New England 37. Ben Tate Houston @ Jacksonville 38. Danny Woodhead New England vs. Arizona 39. Evan Royster Washington @ St. Louis Never know when Shanny will make the switch.
40. Pierre Thomas New Orleans @ Carolina
And there you have it; the Week Two Running Back Rankings. Last week’s rankings were fairly accurate and we should only get better with our weekly fantasy rankings as the season goes on.