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Week 13 Rankings: Running backs

Updated: November 28, 2008, 11:23 AM ET
By Fantasy staff | ESPN.com

These rankings are intended to rate how players will perform in Week 13 of the NFL season only and does not account for future matchups or season-long performance. They are a composite of Matthew Berry's, Christopher Harris', Eric Karabell's and Erik Kuselias' personal rankings for the week. ESPN's official fantasy projections and profiles for Week 13 can be viewed by clicking here.

Rankings have been updated to remove players from the Thanksgiving games, as well as to adjust for the latest injury news and emerging trends.

Week 13 running back rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
Berry

Harris

Kuselias

Karabell
Average
1 Adrian Peterson Vikings Chi 3 1 1 1 1.5
2 Michael Turner Falcons @SD 5 5 4 4 4.5
3 Thomas Jones Jets Den 1 7 3 10 5.3
4 DeAngelo Williams Panthers @GB 2 4 7 11 6.0
5 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers Atl 14 3 5 3 6.3
6 Marshawn Lynch Bills SF 4 9 8 5 6.5
7 Frank Gore 49ers @Buf 6 2 6 13 6.8
8 Joseph Addai Colts @Cle 7 13 2 6 7.0
9 Clinton Portis Redskins NYG 11 6 9 9 8.8
10 Ronnie Brown Dolphins @StL 8 12 15 2 9.3
11 Ryan Grant Packers Car 15 10 14 8 11.8
12 Steve Slaton Texans Jac 9 17 11 14 12.8
13 Matt Forte Bears @Min 13 11 10 18 13.0
14 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @Hou 18 15 12 7 13.0
15 Warrick Dunn Buccaneers NO 10 16 16 12 13.5
16 Jamal Lewis Browns Ind 12 14 21 15 15.5
17 Larry Johnson Chiefs @Oak 17 18 17 17 17.3
18 Brandon Jacobs Giants @Was 26 8 19 19 18.0
19 Justin Fargas Raiders KC 22 21 18 21 20.5
20 Peyton Hillis Broncos @NYJ 23 27 20 24 23.5
21 Reggie Bush Saints @TB 25 20 29 23 24.3
22 Darren McFadden Raiders KC 16 29 33 22 25.0
23 Pierre Thomas Saints @TB 28 35 22 20 26.3
24 Mewelde Moore Steelers @NE 20 37 24 26 26.8
25 Le'Ron McClain Ravens @Cin 19 33 25 30 26.8
26 Derrick Ward Giants @Was 21 32 30 25 27.0
27 Ricky Williams Dolphins @StL 34 23 28 28 28.3
28 Leon Washington Jets Den 24 30 32 27 28.3
29 Willis McGahee Ravens @Cin 30 26 27 32 28.8
30 Steven Jackson Rams Mia NR 19 NR 16 29.3
31 Fred Taylor Jaguars @Hou 27 25 36 NR 32.3
32 Kevin Faulk Patriots Pit 29 38 26 NR 33.5
33 Antonio Pittman Rams Mia 31 40 23 NR 33.8
34 Fred Jackson Bills SF 35 24 NR 35 33.8
35 Cedric Benson Bengals Bal 32 31 34 38 33.8
36 Sammy Morris Patriots Pit 33 36 31 36 34.0
37 Jonathan Stewart Panthers @GB NR 28 39 29 34.3
38 Willie Parker Steelers @NE NR 22 NR NR 36.3
39 Dominic Rhodes Colts @Cle 37 NR 38 33 37.3
40 Jerious Norwood Falcons @SD NR NR 37 31 37.5

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