With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 13 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson is averaging 105.6 total yards and a touchdown per game. He should destroy a horrible Chicago Bears run defense. The Bears have allowed 145.2 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game.
2. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 115 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should torch the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 119.3 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game
3. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 104.3 total yards and a touchdown per game. He’s facing the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 111.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. I’m not expecting all-out Beast Mode, but a very strong performance nonetheless.
4. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles is averaging 122.1 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Denver Broncos at home. He had 78 yards against them in the first meeting. He should be better at home.
5. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 128 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He’s coming out of a bye to face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards are tough against the run, but Shady can get his in the passing game as well.
6. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy is averaging 96.4 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He’s should pound the stuffing out of the Detroit Lions. Lacy had 99 yards against the Lions in the first meeting.
7. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush is averaging 112 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’ll be on display on Turkey Day against the Green Bay Packers. The Pack have allowed 115.5 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
8. Andre Brown, New York Giants
Andre Brown is averaging 116.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He’s locking horns with the Washington Redskins. The Skins have struggled against the run.
9. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris continues to quietly get the job done. He’s going up against the New York Giants. The G-Men have yielded 98.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game.
10. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Frank Gore is also quietly getting the job done each week. He should pound the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 111.4 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
11. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Chris Johnson is averaging 85.5 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He should rip the Indianapolis Colts. He ran for 86 yards and a pair of scores in their last meeting. The Colts have allowed 125.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
12. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 88.9 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He ran for 93 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in their first meeting.
13. Rashard Jennings, Oakland Raiders
Rashard Jennings is averaging 138.3 total yards in his past four games. He’s facing the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 133.6 yards and a touchdown per game.
14. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard is averaging 73.5 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. In his past three games he’s averaging 95 total yards and a touchdown. He comes out of his bye to face the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 113.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
15. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
DeMarco Murray is averaging 95.9 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 99.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game.
16. Chris Ivory, New York Jets
Chris Ivory is averaging 90.7 yards. He’s facing the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have yielded 123.8 yards and a touchdown per game.
17. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
C.J. Spiller has been a major disappointment this year, but he should deliver coming out of the bye against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed 130 yards per game.
18. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos
Knowshon Moreno is averaging 106 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He is banged up and has a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Monitor his status.
19. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
Danny Woodhead is averaging 66.8 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He has added value in point-per-reception leagues.
20. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice is averaging 62.5 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have allowed 118.8 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game.
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