2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 2: Running Backs (RB) Rankings / Projections

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIISeptember 12, 2012

September 10, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs for a gain against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
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Last week looked like a wash for BenJarvus Green-Ellis as he was coming of a foot injury that held him out for most of the preseason and the Bengals were scheduled to play in Baltimore.

Not so fast, as Green-Ellis ripped off over 90 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown.

We won’t see Cincinnati’s new tailback worked into the passing game frequently, but he can still be a RB2 option most weeks.

Heading back home for a matchup against the Browns, expect Green-Ellis to have another productive game as the Bengals will likely be playing with a lead throughout.


Rams Offensive Line In Trouble, Again

Steven Jackson can’t buy a break to go his way as the Rams offensive line suffered two critical injuries against the Lions. First, tackle Rodger Saffold had to be carted off the field with a neck injury, and then we found out center Scott Wells is done for the year with a foot injury.

This is a big problem for the Rams offense, and it won’t make life easier for Jackson on the back side of his career.

Due to the fact Jackson is still a talented running back, he will be used as the feature runner in his offense, and should catch some footballs out of the backfield; he still holds RB2 status at this time.

Just don’t expect anything more than he’s produced in recent years.

1 Arian Foster @ Jaguars
2 Ray Rice @ Eagles
3 Matt Forte @ Packers
4 Darren McFadden @ Dolphins
5 Jamaal Charles @ Bills
6 C.J. Spiller Chiefs
7 Adrian Peterson (I) @ Colts
8 LeSean McCoy Ravens
9 Ahmad Bradshaw Bucs
10 Doug Martin @ Giants
11 Maurice Jones-Drew Texans
12 DeMarco Murray @ Seahawks
13 Frank Gore Lions
14 Willis McGahee @ Falcons
15 Stevan Ridley Cardinals
16 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Browns
17 Chris Johnson @ Chargers
18 Steven Jackson Redskins
19 Marshawn Lynch Cowboys
20 Alfred Morris @ Rams
21 Darren Sproles (I) @ Panthers
22 Trent Richardson (I) @ Bengals
23 Reggie Bush Raiders
24 Michael Turner Broncos
25 Donald Brown Vikings
26 Shonn Greene @ Steelers
27 Kevin Smith (I) @ 49ers
28 Dexter McCluster* @ Bills
29 DeAngelo Williams Saints
30 Cedric Benson Bears
31 Mark Ingram @ Panthers
32 Peyton Hillis @ Bills
33 Ronnie Brown Titans
34 Jonathan Dwyer Jets
35 Michael Bush @ Packers
36 Kendall Hunter Lions
37 Roy Helu @ Rams
38 Beanie Wells (I) @ Patriots
39 Toby Gerhart @ Colts
40 Ben Tate @ Jaguars

Note – McCluster may only be WR eligible in your league

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