Week 12 Running Back Tiers

A look at Week 12 running back rankings through the lens of tiers

ELITE RB1

Melvin Gordon III (vs ARI)
Alvin Kamara (at ATL - Thanksgiving)
Ezekiel Elliott (vs WAS - Thanksgiving)

STRONG RB1

Christian McCaffrey (vs SEA)
Saquon Barkley (at PHI)
Nick Chubb (at CIN)
Leonard Fournette (at BUF)
Mark Ingram II (vs ATL - Thankgiving)
Aaron Jones (at MIN)

HIGH FLOOR RB1

David Johnson (at LAC)
James Conner (at DEN)
Joe Mixon (vs CLE)

STRONG RB2

Matt Breida (vs TB)
Marlon Mack (vs MIA)
Phillip Lindsay (vs PIT)
Dalvin Cook (vs GB)

SOLID RB2

Sony Michel (at NYJ)
Lamar Miller (v TEN)
Adrian Peterson (at DAL - Thanksgiving)
James White (at NYJ)

BYE RB2/FLEX APPEAL

Chris Carson (at CAR)
Gus Edwards (vs OAK)
LeSean McCoy (vs JAX)
Peyton Barber (vs SF)
Jordan Howard (at DET - Thanksgiving)
Tevin Coleman (at NO)
Josh Adams (vs NYG)
Duke Johnson Jr (at CIN)

WHAT THE HECK FLEX

Elijah McGuire (vs NE)
Jalen Richard (at BAL)
Kenyan Drake (at IND)
Austin Ekeler (vs ARI)
Dion Lewis (at HOU)
Tarik Cohen (at DET - Thanksgiving)
Theo Riddick (vs CHI - Thanksgiving)
Rashaad Penny (at CAR)

DESPERATION PLAYS

Frank Gore (at IND)
Isaiah Crowell (vs NE)
Derrick Henry (at HOU)
Mike Davis (at CAR)
Royce Freeman (vs PIT)
Nyheim Hines (vs MIA)
Jordan Wilkins (vs MIA)
Alfred Blue (vs TEN)
Doug Martin (at BAL)
Ito Smith (at NO - Thanksgiving)
Alex Collins (vs OAK)
T.J. Yeldon (at BUF)
Giovani Bernard (vs CLE)
Latavius Murray (vs GB)
LeGarrette Blount (vs CHI - Thanksgiving)
Zach Zenner (vs CHI - Thanksgiving)