3 Running Backs You Need For Your Week 12 Lineup

Nov 26- 5 min read

We’re getting down to the final stretch of the fantasy football regular season. You might be in a position where you need every win you can get to make the playoffs, so every start/sit decision matters. If you need help on knowing which running backs to start this week, here are 3 running backs you need for your week 12 lineup.

3 running backs you need

Javonte Williams/Melvin Gordon ($5,000/$5,100) – Javonte hasn’t taken over this backfield like some people had thought he would, as this has remained a completely split backfield throughout the entire season. However with a matchup against the Chargers I think both are great starts this week. The Chargers allow the 2nd most rushing attempts per game (30.8), only trailing the winless Lions and allow the most rushing yards against per game at 145 yards. I expect the Broncos to lean on both backs very heavily, and both should have a very solid floor, putting up at least RB3/flex type numbers.

Elijah Mitchell ($5,600) – After missing last weeks game with a finger injury, Mitchell is expected to make his return against the Vikings this week. Just like the Chargers rushing defense, the Vikings give up a lot of points to running backs. They’ve given up the 5th most rushing yards per game (127), and are tied for the highest yards per rushing attempt allowed at 4.8 yards per carry. Injuries have hurt Mitchell a little bit this season, but when he plays, the 49ers use him a lot. He averages over 17 carries per game when he’s active, so don’t be scared off to start him as long as he’s on the field.

Miles Sanders ($5,000) – Sanders made his return last week, to an offense that has become a lot more run heavy since he was last healthy. Jordan Howard and Boston Scott were getting carry after carry, but with Sanders back in the fold, he out carried both of them, totaling 16 carries for 94 yards. Because he had no receptions or touchdowns, his fantasy points didn’t look too great, but the touches are a great sign to come. A big bonus comes with Jordan Howard being out. Howard has recorded 10+ carries in each of his past 4 games, scoring 3 touchdowns over that span. So I’d definitely expect to see Sanders take over some of that work, including the goal line touches. Put Sanders in your starting lineup this week.

Follow me on Twitter: @sexypats

OwnersBox has launched the first ever Weekly SuperFlex Salary Cap game! Use the promo code “DREW9” for a FREE $10 entry into our $25,000 Week 12 contest.

0
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
More from OwnersBox

OwnersBox is an innovative sports-tech company that is looking to disrupt the way consumers play Fantasy Sports.

May 19 8 min read

0
0
Share
Oilers vs Flames Game 2 odds

Oilers vs Flames Game 2 Odds, Pick and Prediction

May 19 39 min read

+1
0
Share
NBA ALL-STAR

Projecting the NBA All-Star Game 5 Years From Now

May 19 11 min read

0
0
Share

What To Do With These 10 Struggling Hitters in Fantasy Baseball 2022

May 19 8 min read

0
0
Share
Celtics vs Heat Game 2 odds

Celtics vs Heat Game 2 Odds, Prediction, and Pick – Can The Celtics Steal a Win in Miami?

May 18 9 min read

0
0
Share
Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 1 odds

Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 1 Odds & Pick – New York Pegged as Road Underdogs in Wednesday NHL Odds

May 18 10 min read

0
0
Share
warriors vs mavericks game 1 odds

Warriors vs Mavericks Game 1 Odds, Preview & Betting Pick – Doncic vs Curry in 3-Point Slugfest

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Follow Us


    By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: OwnersBox, 274 Shirley Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2B2E1, https://www.ownersbox.com/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email.