The Week 12 RB Fantasy Football Rankings gets a shake up this week after news broke Monday that Willis McGahee will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a torn MCL and a broken leg. Those who held onto Ronnie Hillman as McGahee’s handcuff, or those who took Hillman in this year’s Dynasty League rookie draft, got an unexpected boost of fantasy value going forward. Hillman has the Chiefs coming up in Week 11, but where did I rank him this week?
Aside from the Denver backfield news. there is another running back I’d like to discuss for this week:
Don’t Expect Reggie Bush Back In Miami In 2013After having been nothing more than a complimentary back in New Orleans, I was just as surprised as everyone else when Bush notched his first 1000-yard season in his debut as a Dolphin in 2011. And on a mere 216 carries to boot. That all changed once the 2012 season began, however, as Bush seems to have reverted back to his old change-of-pace lifestyle. Outside of his 172 rushing yards against the Raiders back in Week 2, Bush hasn’t exactly been able to find the steam he had last year. If you take that game out, he has yet to reach 70 rushing yards in any of the other games and has scored just 2 rushing touchdowns in 9 games overall (minus the Raiders game). Having gone from an RB2 earlier in the year, Bush can’t even find himself as a flex option after putting up a mere 41 total rushing yards against the Bills and the Titans the past 2 weeks, both of whom have running defenses that rank last and next to last against fantasy running backs on the year. This is a good indication that Bush will not be re-signed once the season is up. It also shows me that teams will wind up viewing Bush as the type of player he was with the Saints: A guy who might give you 1-2 good starts, but is nothing more than a backup and a guy who will help you on passing downs. This isn’t good news for those owners who have been holding him in Dynasty Leagues. I doubt we’ll see Bush reach RB2 status again for the rest of the year. He’s also only 1 more fumble away from matching his season high of 3 in his rookie year.
Also, make sure to check the rankings again between now and Friday to see if anyone has moved up or down due to latest news and injuries.
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