Fantasy football busts: RB - Week 14

by Tim Heaney on December 10, 2009 @ 11:00:00 PDT

 


Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings

RK Fan Pos Tier Rnk Chng Running Backs TM Vs. TM Pos SP WP FA G Run TD Rec TD Run Yds Rec Yds Off Yds Run Att Yds / Run No. Rec 2pt All
1 1 1   Chris JohnsonChris Johnson news TEN STL 1 SP     4 3 0 550 160 710 100 5.5 18 0
2 1 2   Maurice Jones-DrewMaurice Jones-Drew news JAX MIA 1       4 2 0 340 81 421 88 3.9 12 0
3 1 2   Steven JacksonSteven Jackson news STL @TEN 1       4 3 0 448 81 529 101 4.4 20 0
4 1 2   Ray Rice BAL DET 1       4 1 0 302 163 465 73 4.1 18 0
5 1 3   Ricky Williams MIA @JAX 1   WP   4 3 1 411 30 441 87 4.7 6 0
6 1 3   Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson news MIN CIN 1   WP   4 3 0 319 90 409 80 4 14 0
7 1 3   Cedric Benson CIN @MIN 1   WP   2 0 0 132 15 147 43 3.1 2 0
8 1 4   Rashard MendenhallRashard Mendenhall news PIT @CLE 1 SP     4 1 1 314 63 377 78 4 7 0
9 1 4   Thomas Jones NYJ @TB 1 SP     4 2 0 364 11 375 90 4 3 0
10 1 4   Jamaal CharlesJamaal Charles news KC BUF 1 SP     4 3 1 310 79 389 67 4.6 10 0
11 1 4   Joseph Addai IND DEN 1 SP     4 4 1 263 64 327 65 4.1 9 0
12 1 5   Knowshon Moreno DEN @IND 1       4 3 0 351 32 383 68 5.2 5 0
13 1 5   Frank Gore SF ARI 1       4 1 2 221 81 302 57 3.9 19 0
14 1 5   Ryan Grant GB @CHI 1       4 1 0 310 66 376 78 4 7 0
15 1 or 2 6   LaDainian Tomlinson SD @DAL 1   WP   4 6 0 272 26 298 77 3.5 2 0
16 INJ 6 UP-NR DeAngelo WilliamsDeAngelo Williams news CAR @NE 1   WP   3 0 0 254 49 303 48 5.3 6 1
17 1 or 2 6   Kevin Smith DET @BAL 1   WP   4 1 1 218 189 407 58 3.8 13 0
18 1 or 2 6   Matt Forte CHI GB 1   WP   4 1 0 193 179 372 66 2.9 17 1
19 2 7   Fred Jackson BUF @KC 1 SP     4 2 0 187 110 324 45 4.2 15 0
20 2 7   Laurence Maroney NE CAR 1 SP     4 5 0 213 46 259 63 3.4 6 0
21 2 7   Pierre ThomasPierre Thomas news NO @ATL 1 SP     4 0 1 211 103 314 39 5.4 15 0
22 2 8   Carnell Williams TB NYJ 1       4 1 1 206 26 232 52 4 4 0
23 2 8   Brandon Jacobs NYG PHI 1       3 2 1 105 117 222 36 2.9 6 0
24 2 8   LeSean McCoy PHI @NYG 2   WP   4 1 0 182 67 249 46 4 10 1
25 2 or flex 9   Beanie Wells ARI @SF 1       4 3 0 207 64 271 51 4.1 5 0
26 2 or flex 9   Tim Hightower ARI @SF 2       4 1 0 252 67 319 41 6.2 11 0
27 2 or flex 9   Marion Barber DAL SD 1       4 0 0 222 67 289 54 4.1 9 0
28 2 or flex 9   Justin Forsett SEA @HOU 2       4 4 1 271 131 402 53 5.1 16 0
29 2 or flex 9 DN-16 Jonathan StewartJonathan Stewart news CAR @NE 2   WP   4 3 0 280 6 286 58 4.8 1 0
30 2 or flex 10   Mike BellMike Bell news NO @ATL 3 SP     4 2 0 189 5 194 50 3.8 1 0
31 2 or flex 10   Rock Cartwright WAS @OAK 2 SP     4 0 0 185 139 324 50 3.7 15 0
32 2 or flex 10   Correll Buckhalter DEN @IND 2       4 0 0 210 66 276 41 5.1 7 0
33 2 or flex 11   Jason Snelling ATL NO 3       4 3 0 180 62 242 57 3.2 8 0
34 2 or flex 11   Chris Brown HOU SEA 3     FA-A 3 2 0 107 48 155 28 3.8 8 0
35 2 or flex 11   Ahmad BradshawAhmad Bradshaw news NYG PHI 2       2 0 0 81 0 81 19 4.3 0 0
36 2 or flex 11   Julius Jones SEA @HOU 1       2 0 0 77 -3 74 22 3.5 5 0
37 2 or flex 11   Justin Fargas OAK WAS 1   WP   4 1 0 199 34 233 45 4.4 5 0
38 2 or flex 11   Jerome HarrisonJerome Harrison news CLE PIT 2   WP FA-A 3 0 2 38 67 105 12 3.2 10 0
39 Flex or bench 12   Marshawn Lynch BUF @KC 2 SP     4 1 0 121 31 152 26 4.7 6 0
40 Flex or bench 12   Sammy Morris NE CAR 4 SP   FA-A 2 0 0 58 25 83 14 4.1 2 0
41 Flex or bench 12   Shonn Greene NYJ @TB 2 SP     4 0 0 120 0 120 31 3.9 0 0
42 Flex or bench 12   Reggie BushReggie Bush news NO @ATL 2 SP     2 1 1 83 43 126 7 11.9 6 0
43 Flex or bench 13   Ryan Moats HOU SEA 2     FA-L 2 0 0 41 24 65 12 3.4 3 0
44 Flex or bench 13   Felix Jones DAL SD 2       4 1 0 129 21 150 26 5 6 0
45 Flex or bench 13   Darren Sproles SD @DAL 2   WP   4 0 1 84 160 244 27 3.1 14 0
46 Flex or bench 13   Darren McFadden OAK WAS 2   WP   4 0 0 84 53 137 25 3.4 7 0
47 Flex or bench 13   Chester Taylor MIN CIN 2   WP   4 0 1 143 98 241 27 5.3 13 0
48 Flex or bench 14   Kevin Faulk NE CAR 3 SP     4 1 0 120 89 209 20 6 10 0
49 Flex or bench 14   Jerious Norwood ATL NO 2       2 0 1 40 52 92 17 2.4 4 0
50 Flex or bench 14   Derrick Ward TB NYJ 2       4 0 0 121 33 154 35 3.5 7 0
51 Flex or bench 14   Willis McGahee BAL DET 2       4 2 0 74 8 82 28 2.6 2 0
52 Flex or bench 14   Chris JenningsChris Jennings news CLE PIT 1   WP   4 0 0 87 54 141 24 3.6 8 0
53 Bench 15   Leonard Weaver PHI @NYG 4   WP   4 0 1 92 79 171 16 5.8 5 0
54 Bench 15   Michael Bush OAK WAS 3   WP   4 0 0 155 10 165 22 7.1 2 0
55 Bench 15   Larry Johnson CIN @MIN 3   WP   3 0 0 116 -2 114 26 4.5 2 0
56 Bench 16   Willie Parker PIT @CLE 3   WP   4 0 0 60 11 71 15 4 1 0
57 Bench 16   Mewelde Moore PIT @CLE 2   WP   4 0 0 31 20 51 9 3.4 3 0
58 Bench 16   LenDale WhiteLenDale White news TEN STL 2   WP   3 1 0 23 0 23 7 3.3 0 0
59 Bench 17   Quinton GantherQuinton Ganther news WAS @OAK 3   WP FA-L 4 0 0 88 14 102 19 4.6 2 0
60 Bench 17   Marcus Mason WAS @OAK 5   WP   2 0 0 14 17 31 6 2.3 2 0
61 Bench 17   Brandon Jackson GB @CHI 2   WP   4 0 0 32 94 126 11 2.9 11 0
62 Bench 17 UP-NR Arian Foster HOU SEA     WP   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
63 Bench 17   Le'Ron McClain BAL DET 3   WP   4 0 0 42 33 75 10 4.2 5 0
64 Bench 17   Tashard Choice DAL SD 3   WP   4 0 0 84 9 93 9 9.3 1 0
65 Bench 17   Mike Tolbert SD @DAL 3   WP   4 1 2 77 109 186 11 7 6 0
66 Bench 17   Tyrell Sutton CAR @NE 3   WP   4 0 0 38 18 56 6 6.3 2 0
67 Bench 17   Eldra Buckley PHI @NYG 3   WP   4 1 0 34 0 34 12 2.8 0 0
68 Bench 17   Lex Hilliard MIA @JAX 2   WP   4 0 0 58 30 88 14 4.1 5 0
69 Bench 17   Lousaka Polite MIA @JAX 3   WP   4 0 0 49 4 53 10 4.9 3 0
70 Bench 17   Kahlil Bell CHI GB 2   WP FA-L 3 0 0 116 4 120 15 7.7 1 0
71 Bench 18   Chad Simpson IND DEN     WP   4 1 0 56 -1 55 6 9.3 2 0
72 Bench 18   Mike Hart IND DEN 4   WP   2 0 0 11 27 38 4 2.8 2 0
73 Bench 18   Peyton Hillis DEN @IND 3   WP   3 0 0 47 3 50 7 6.7 1 0
74 Bench 18   Ahman Green GB @CHI 3   WP   2 0 0 32 -4 28 8 4 1 0
75 Bench 18   Rashad Jennings JAX MIA 2   WP   4 0 0 38 33 71 8 4.8 3 0
76 Bench 18   Vonta Leach HOU SEA 4   WP   3 0 1 0 30 30 0 0 4 0
77 Bench 18   Earnest Graham TB NYJ 4   WP   4 0 0 31 52 83 4 7.8 6 0
78 Bench 18   Madison Hedgecock NYG PHI 5   WP   3 0 1 0 9 9 0 0 2 0
79 Bench 18   Louis Rankin SEA @HOU 3   WP   4 0 0 36 31 67 8 4.5 4 0
80 Bench 18   Jacob Hester SD @DAL 4   WP   4 0 0 49 3 52 11 4.5 4 0
81 Bench 18   Aaron Brown DET @BAL 3   WP   3 0 1 5 26 31 1 5 1 0
82 Bench 18   Brian Leonard CIN @MIN 4   WP   4 0 0 45 55 100 18 2.5 6 0
83 Bench 19   Carey Davis PIT @CLE 4   WP   2 0 0 15 0 15 2 7.5 0 0
84 Bench 19   Ahmard HallAhmard Hall news TEN STL 4   WP   4 0 0 0 35 35 0 0 6 0
85 Bench 19   Tony Richardson NYJ @TB 3   WP   4 0 0 36 4 40 3 12 1 0
86 Bench 19   BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE CAR 4   WP   4 0 0 12 0 12 7 1.7 0 0
87 Bench 19   Tim Castille KC BUF 5   WP   3 0 0 24 17 41 5 4.8 3 0
88 Bench 19   Mike Cox KC BUF 4   WP   4 0 0 0 30 30 0 0 3 0
89 Bench 19   Javarris Williams KC BUF 3   WP   1 0 0 -5 0 -5 2 -2.5 0 0
90 Bench 19   Lynell HamiltonLynell Hamilton news NO @ATL 4   WP   3 0 0 19 0 19 9 2.1 0 0
91 Bench 19   Korey Hall GB @CHI 5   WP   4 0 0 0 23 23 0 0 3 0
92 Bench 19   Kenneth DarbyKenneth Darby news STL @TEN 4   WP   4 0 0 -1 44 43 1 -1 6 0
93 Bench 19   LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI @SF 4   WP   4 0 0 0 24 24 0 0 3 0
94 Bench 19   Jason Wright ARI @SF 3   WP   4 0 0 8 22 30 1 8 3 0
95 Bench 19   Justin Griffith SEA @HOU 4   WP   4 0 0 0 37 37 1 0 6 0
96 Bench 19   Luke Lawton OAK WAS 5   WP   4 0 0 0 16 16 0 0 5 0
97 Bench 19   Maurice Morris DET @BAL 2   WP   4 0 0 19 31 50 9 2.1 4 0
-- INJ --   Michael TurnerMichael Turner news ATL NO 1       2 0 0 144 0 144 21 6.9 0 0
-- INJ --   Bernard ScottBernard Scott news CIN @MIN 2       3 0 0 239 53 292 52 4.6 4 0
-- INJ --   Donald BrownDonald Brown news IND DEN 2       3 0 0 51 19 70 13 3.9 3 0
-- INJ --   DJ WareDJ Ware news NYG PHI 3       2 0 0 42 -4 38 6 7 1 0
-- INJ --   Dantrell SavageDantrell Savage news KC BUF 2       1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
-- INJ --   Brian WestbrookBrian Westbrook news PHI @NYG 1       1 0 0 28 26 54 6 4.7 2 0
-- INJ --   Mike SellersMike Sellers news WAS @OAK 4       4 0 1 0 71 71 0 0 5 0
-- INJ --   Fred TaylorFred Taylor news NE CAR 5       0 0 0 0     0 0    
-- IR --   Ronnie Brown MIA @JAX         1 1 0 82 16 98 12 6.8 2 0
-- IR --   Ladell Betts WAS @OAK 6       2 1 0 119 6 125 30 4 1 0
-- IR --   Jamal Lewis CLE PIT         3 0 0 151 18 169 45 3.4 2 1
-- IR --   Kolby Smith KC BUF 4       3 0 0 16 5 21 11 1.5 1 0
-- IR --   Steve Slaton HOU SEA 1       2 0 1 78 91 169 15 5.2 12 0
-- IR --   Clinton Portis WAS @OAK 1       0 0 0 0     0 0    

INJURY DEFINITIONS

  • P - Probable - player has a 75 percent chance of playing
  • Q - Questionable - player has a 50 percent chance of playing
  • D - Doubtful - player has a 25 percent chance of playing
  • O - Out - player is not going to play
  • IR - Injured Reserve - player is out for the remainder of the season

KFFL Fantasy Football Rankings Key

Note - Displayed statistics are from past four weeks unless less than four weeks of data is available.

RK - Overall rank, not absolute rank; each option is part of a tier of one or more players

Fan Pos - Fantasy position and/or status of player this week for 12-team leagues with 16-player rosters

1
No. 1 option at position this week
INJ-XXX
Injured; playing status for this week is indicated by GTD (game-time decision), QUE (questionable), DBT (doubtful) or OUT
2
No. 2 option at position this week
INJ
Injured; playing status for this week is to be determined
3
No. 3 option at position this week
INJ-PUP
Injured; on Physically Unable to Perform list and not eligible to play until team activates him
Flex
Option for flex spot at position this week
INJ-NFI
Injured; on Non-Football Injury list and not eligible to play until team activates him
Bench
Not a recommended option at position this week
INJ-IR
Injured; on Reserve/Injured list and not eligible to play this season
BYE
On a bye and not playing this week
 
 

Tier - Grouping of similarly ranked options this week; one player may be considered over others in same tier based on preference

Rnk Chng - Indicates if player has moved up or down since previous release of rankings

UP-NR
Was not ranked in previous release
UP-##
Has moved up since previous release; number indicates previous rank
 
 
DN-##
Has moved up since previous release; number indicates previous rank

SP/WP - Indicates if player has a matchup that makes him a strong play or a weak play this week

SP
Has a favorable matchup and could exceed usual production; not an endorsement to play any player in one tier over one in a higher tier
WP
Has an unfavorable matchup and could fail to meet level of usual production; not an endorsement to bench any player in one tier in favor of one in a lower tier

FA - Indicates if player is a target on waiver wire or in free-agent pool

FA-A
May be available in your league and should be acquired, especially if you need help at position
FA-WL
May be available in your league and should be monitored, especially if you need help at position. He may be worthy of acquiring soon
FA-L
May be available in your league and could be acquired, especially if you need help at position
FA-OW
May be available in your league and should be acquired if you need a one-week play; has a favorable matchup but may not necessarily have long-term value

 

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