The Must-Starts for this week include:
- Arian Foster of the Houston Texans.
- Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns.
- Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has redeemed himself in the game against the Buffalo Bills.
- Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens.
- Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans.
- Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. If the ankle injury is not serious, he is still a must-start. Considering how Mendenhall primed this defense, even a hurt AP is worth a low-end RB1.
Now to the rest of the players for Week 13:
Matt Forte (Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions): Solid RB1, following the impressive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Maurice Morris (Detroit vs. Chicago): Low-end RB1/high-end RB2 possibly.
Chris Ivory/Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals): RB3. This running back committee isn’t doing any fantasy football owners any favors.
Cedric Benson (Cincinnati vs. New Orleans): High-end RB2.
Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans): Solid RB1, even against this defense.
Michael Turner (Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Solid RB1.
LaGarrette Blount (Tampa Bay vs. Falcons): Middle to high-end RB2.
Keiland Williams (Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants): Low-end RB2, given this offense and the Giants defense.
Ahmad Bradshaw (New York vs. Washington): Solid to high-end RB1.
Fred Jackson (Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings): Middle RB2 at best. He’s facing a defensive coordinator who likes to play it in the trenches and conservatively.
Brian Westbrook (San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers): Interesting matchup. Low-end RB1/high-end RB2. Don’t deny his ability and his veteran knowledge, but be aware of his injuries in the past.
Brandon Jackson (Green Bay vs. San Francisco): High-end RB2.
Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams (Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns): High-end RB2s at best.
Darren McFadden (Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers): Best of luck. Low-end RB2, given the anemic offense has been.
Knoshown Moreno (Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs): Solid RB2.
Jamaal Charles (Kansas City vs. Denver): High-end RB1.
Mike Tolbert (San Diego vs. Oakland): Solid RB1.
Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals): The workhorse RB1, and with Sam Bradford clicking, it only helps him.
Beanie Wells (Arizona vs. St. Louis): He’s like a box of chocolates, a RB3 and considering the St. Louis defense shut down McFadden last week, it’s safe to put him in that spot with a similar quarterback in Derek Anderson.
Jonathan Stewart (Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks): Potential RB1 in the making, if he can remain healthy against this matchup.
Marshawn Lynch (Seattle vs. Carolina): Would-be, could-be but he isn’t. A RB3.
Felix Jones/Tashard Choice (Dallas Cowboys vs. Indianapolis Colts): Solid RB1 for Jones, and high-end RB2 for choice, given his goal-line touches.
LaDanian Tomlinson (New York Jets vs. New England Patriots): Low-end RB1 at best.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (New England vs. New York): Low-end RB1 at best.