Javascript is disabled. For full functionality of this site, it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.

Fantasy Football Week 13: Start These 10 Running Backs

Fantasy Football Week 13: Start These 10 Running Backs
By Jessica Kleinschmidt on November 28, 2012

NFL Week 13 has begun, and hopefully some of your Christmas shopping has as well. (If anything I reminded you and she wants diamonds). This week brings you big names and even bigger numbers. A pretty impressive week in football. Here's the list of the running backs that should be in your lineup this week.

1. Arian Foster, Houston

Hopefully the turkey did not make you pass out and you watched Foster’s win (in overtime) against the Detroit Lions.  It was a stellar game for Arian who rushed 20 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Another day at the office for Arian this week when he faces the Tennessee this week. The Titans will definitely remember him when he gets you 25 points.

2. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay

Continuing the two touchdown trend last week, Martin seems a strong running back heading into Week 13. Although he did not have a massive yardage day against the Falcons, he definitely made an impression.  He has a difficult matchup against the Broncos this week, but be confident in him. 19 points.

3. BenJarvus Green-Ellis,

Cincinnati Green-Ellis probably has quite a confidence boost after the 34-10 defeat over the Raiders.  Not only did he have 19 carries for 129 rushing yards and a touchdown, however he did have a season high for YPC and 129 rushing yards.  He does face a sturdy Chargers defense this week, but don’t hesitate to put him in your lineup.  18 points

4. Beanie Wells, Arizona

Wells did not have impressive numbers last week in the loss to the Rams (rushed 17 times for 48 yards), but this week he faces the mundane Jets defense and he should have a lot of confidence since his first week back on the field.  Start him, your boy Wells will rack up 16 points for you. The Birdgang will appreciate it. 

5. Frank Gore, San Francisco

Gore carried the ball 19 times for 83 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards and touchdown in a victory against the Saints last week. Keep him in your lineup, he should have a pretty strong outing against St. Louis. But remember if Colin Kaepernick starts, he has a tendency to run the ball himself.  16 points.

6. Jamaal Charles, Tennessee

Target should sponsor Charles, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel need to be throwing the pigskin to him more often.  Fantasy owners are probably getting hesitant to start him, but last week he did rush 23 times for 107 yards against the Broncos.  He faces a low ranked Panthers’ defense this week.  Should lock in 15 points.

7. Stevan Ridley, New England

Ridley carried 21 times for 97 yards and a touchdown in a 49-19 whooping on the Jets last week.  He has eight touchdowns under his belt, and should add another one for you heading into week 13.  He has a date with the Dolphins whose defense has been horrible lately.  Miami should not wait by the phone in hopes of a call from him.  He’s going to walk all over them. 15 points for Ridley. 

8. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo

How can you not love Spiller right now?  He has four TDs and 830 yards under his belt.  Fantasy owners should be pretty satisfied with him.  He’s been consistent with points weekly, and has been blocking well.  Fantasy owners haven’t been depending on him to win every week, however he will get you points, and you should definitely start him against the Jaguars this week.  13 points.    

9. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

Peterson faced a tough defense last week against the Bears (apparently Jay Cutler's shoe tying abilities go far).  Peterson rushed 18 times for 108 yards.  He’s averaging a strong 112.4 yards per game and already surpassed his 1,000 yard mark this season.  It’s not a normal lineup for fantasy owners without him.  You should be smart enough to start him.  Hoping he blows over the Packers, he will probably get you 12 points this week.  You may also have to give him a ride to the stadium. 


10. Bryce Brown, Philadelphia

Bryce Brown had a disgusting game against the Panthers Monday.  He rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and caught four passes for 11 yards.  A phenomenal 26 fantasy points.   He’s taking the place of LeSean McCoy and doing a damn good job of it.  He faces the Cowboys this week and might as well set up a tent in the end zone.  He needs to be in your lineup. 12 points.   

Honorable Mention: Ray Rice, Baltimore 11 points
Honorable Mention: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle 11 points

Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica "The Stiletto" Kleinschmidt

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you're wasting your life." - Jackie Robinson
Favorite Athlete:
THE Ray Lewis
Favorite Movie:
No NFL games.
No NFL games.
No NFL games.
NFL FanDuel Data Analyzer
NFLFantasyThursday, May 26, 2016

Miami Dolphins Continuing to Take a Look at Arian FosterStill a free agent heading into late May, veteran running back and former top fantasy player...

NFLFantasyTuesday, May 24, 2016

1. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas CowboysFull write-up hereThe best fantasy running back in the NFL two years from now. Sorry Todd Gurley, but Elliott is in...

NFLFantasyTuesday, May 24, 2016

The 2017 draft class is already being speculated by many experts as offering the most star power and talent at the running back position in...

NFLFantasyTuesday, May 24, 2016

Player: Jordan HowardPosition: Running BackSchool: IndianaDraft Status: Fifth Round, 150th PickRookie Running Back Ranking: #7 College Stats Year Class Rush Yards AVG TD 2013 Freshman...

Invalid user name, please retype your email address and try again.
Invalid password, please retype the password and try again.
This user account is no longer active. Please contact support for further assistance.
User Account has not been confirmed. Please go to your email and click the activation link.
Thank you for subscribing to the eDraft newsletter. Please check your email for confirmation.