2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Projections August 28, 2012  |  Jeff

08/28 Update: Tons of running back updates below, including…you guessed it…the Redskins!

Maurice Jones-Drew: MJD is still holding out, and Rashad Jennings has been named the week 1 starter whether MJD is back or not. I am not willing to completely dump MJD’s projection yet, but both his and Jennings’ numbers were slightly adjusted.

Green Bay Packers: James Starks is done. Finished. Starks is still battling turf toe, and now has Cedric Benson in town in addition to Alex Green. Don’t count on a single thing from Starks, as it appears that Benson will get the bulk of Green Bay’s carries. All three backs received adjustments. It was a good run James…

Pittsburgh Steelers: Dinged Redman a bit more this time around. I am getting less excited about him by the minute. Dwyer rises slightly.

Stevan Ridley: Ridley has looked great this preseason while Vereen has not. Ridley is rising, so go get him!

Washington Redskins: Alfred Morris is now the lead back in Washington. Trust me, I am more sick of this than you. 1a) Morris   1b) Royster   2) Helu   Outhouse) Hightower

Vick Ballard: Looks like Ballard may be creeping in on Donald Brown and Delone Carter in Indy. Nothing too fancy, but he enters the table below.

More updates to come…


Questions? Comments? Concerns? Let them fly in the comments, or hit me on Twitter @Orangebru.

10 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    @Pat: Ya, the whole situation is exhausting from a fantasy perspective. I’d much rather let someone else in my league worry about it.

  2. Pat says:

    I would say Helu is more in the outhouse than Hightower… but I wouldn’t want to hold onto any Skins running back.

  3. Jeff says:

    @gary bajillion: You are right on. I think Ivory will be in the mix there as well. Its tough with these committee situations, but the games played thing is a good idea. That would certainly help the QB projections also (hass/locker, skelton/kolb etc..). But ya, overall I think Sproles will still do his thing, and Ingram/Ivory will impact Thomas’ workload some.

  4. gary bajillion says:

    It would be nice to add a ‘games played’ column so that we have a clearer sense of you how you are projecting the carries to be split up.

    For example, it seems like you’re projecting Ingram to miss 2-3 games, and N.O. having a 4th RB picking up 50+ carries. But I’m just guessing.

  5. Jeff says:

    @sam: I think last year was about as good as it can get for Lynch. The TD total will come down a bit this season, and his first season in Seattle was nothing special. I do like the ‘Hawks offense this year, but I dont think Lynch will repeat his performance last year. 1100 and 10 TD’s is still a pretty fair projection.

  6. sam says:

    Suprised you got Lynch so low with how he looked last year he carried me to a championship along with Brees, Do you really think AP,Charles,S Jack and Forte will have a better seaso?n

  7. Jeff says:

    @Steez: That’s what I’m talking about!

  8. Steez says:

    It ain’t nothing but a G thang BABY!!!

  9. Jeff says:

    @BRENT: Thanks for reading. The rest of the projections will be out shortly and will be updated every couple weeks until training camp. After that, it will be more frequently.

  10. BRENT says:

    nice list,pretty much agree with the whole list,how often are you gonna update this list between now and wk1 ???

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