Derek Tate’s Fantasy Football Week 12 RB Rankings: Do You Need To Start Jonathan Taylor, Derrick Henry, and Jaylen Warren?

With several games already behind us in Week 12, who are the top RBs you need to get into your starting fantasy football lineup this week?

The 2023 NFL season continues to move forward and fantasy football managers have plenty of tough start/sit decisions ahead of them for Week 12.

With four games already complete after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, who do you need to be looking to start confidently this weekend?

Here are my latest Week 12 RB rankings to help guide you as you set your lineups. All rankings are in 1QB and half-PPR scoring formats.

Which RB Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

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1) Christian McCaffrey | SF (at SEA)
2) Austin Ekeler | LAC (vs. BAL)
3) Alvin Kamara | NO (at ATL)
4) D’Andre Swift | PHI (vs. BUF)
5) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX (at HOU)
6) Breece Hall | NYJ (vs. MIA)
7) Jonathan Taylor | IND (vs. TB)
8) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET (vs. GB)
9) Saquon Barkley | NYG (vs. NE)
10) Kyren Williams | LAR (at ARI)
11) Isiah Pacheco | KC (at LV)
12) Derrick Henry | TEN (vs. CAR)
13) Josh Jacobs | LV (vs. KC)
14) Bijan Robinson | ATL (vs. NO)
15) Raheem Mostert | MIA (at NYJ)
16) Jerome Ford | CLE (at DEN)
17) Rachaad White | TB (at IND)
18) Gus Edwards | BAL (at LAC)
19) David Montgomery | DET (vs. GB)
20) Tony Pollard | DAL (vs. WAS)

21) Javonte Williams | DEN (vs. CLE)
22) Jaylen Warren | PIT (at CIN)
23) James Conner | ARI (vs. LAR)
24) Zach Charbonnet | SEA (vs. SF)
25) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS (at DAL)
26) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE (at NYG)
27) Joe Mixon | CIN (vs. PIT)
28) Kareem Hunt | CLE (at DEN)
29) James Cook | BUF (at PHI)
30) Najee Harris | PIT (at CIN)
31) Alexander Mattison | MIN (vs. CHI)
32) AJ Dillon | GB (at DET)
33) Khalil Herbert | CHI (at MIN)
34) Chuba Hubbard | CAR (at TEN)
35) Devin Singletary | HOU (vs. JAX)

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36) Dameon Pierce | HOU (vs. JAX)
37) Keaton Mitchell | BAL (at LAC)
38) Ty Chandler | MIN (vs. CHI)
39) Tyler Allgeier | ATL (vs. NO)
40) Zack Moss | IND (vs. TB)
41) Royce Freeman | LAR (at ARI)
42) D’Onta Foreman | CHI (at MIN)
43) Tyjae Spears | TEN (vs. CAR)
44) Latavius Murray | BUF (at PHI)
45) Rico Dowdle | DAL (vs. WAS)
46) D’Ernest Johnson | JAX (at HOU)
47) Jaleel McLaughlin | DEN (vs. CLE)
48) Miles Sanders | CAR (at TEN)
49) Jerick McKinnon | KC (at LV)
50) Roschon Johnson | CHI (at MIN)

51) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI (vs. BUF)
52) Ezekiel Elliott | NE (at NYG)
53) Samaje Perine | DEN (vs. CLE)
54) Joshua Kelley | LAC (vs. BAL)
55) Justice Hill | BAL (at LAC)
56) Dalvin Cook | NYJ (vs. MIA)
57) Elijah Mitchell | SF (at SEA)
58) Chase Edmonds | TB (at IND)
59) Mike Boone | HOU (vs. JAX)
60) Matt Breida | NYG (vs. NE)
61) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | KC (at LV)
62) Chris Rodriguez Jr. | WAS (at DAL)
63) Tank Bigsby | JAX (at HOU)
64) Pierre Strong Jr. | CLE (at DEN)
65) Keaontay Ingram | ARI (vs. LAR)

66) Raheem Blackshear | CAR (at TEN)
67) Trayveon Williams | CIN (vs. PIT)
68) Ameer Abdullah | LV (vs. KC)
69) Zamir White | LV (vs. KC)
70) Kyle Juszczyk | SF (at SEA)
71) Leonard Fournette | BUF (at PHI)
72) Israel Abanikanda | NYJ (vs. MIA)
73) Kene Nwangwu | MIN (vs. CHI)
74) Alec Ingold | MIA (at NYJ)
75) Jashaun Corbin | CAR (at TEN)
76) C.J. Ham | MIN (vs. CHI)
77) Jordan Mason | SF (at SEA)
78) Dare Ogunbowale | HOU (vs. JAX)
79) Craig Reynolds | DET (vs. GB)
80) Boston Scott | PHI (vs. BUF)

The Top RBs To Start in Week 12

Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren has been on an absolute tear over the last three games.

He has a minimum of 88 yards rushing — which includes two straight 100-yard rushing performances — and has two rushing scores in consecutive games.

The Cincinnati Bengals offense may struggle to sustain drives with the loss of QB Joe Burrow under center, which could open the door for a favorable game script for the red-hot Warren in Week 12.

Jerome Ford, RB, Cleveland Browns

It wasn’t pretty for Jerome Ford or the Cleveland Browns offense in Week 11 against the Steelers, but he did manage to find pay dirt for the first time since Week 7 to save his fantasy day in a winning effort.

Ford has seen 10+ carries in all but two games this entire season and continues to be a focal point of the Browns’ offensive game plan on a weekly basis. While the Denver Broncos defense has certainly been much better over the last three weeks, Denver has still given up over 170 rushing yards in two consecutive games, which means Ford is still a quality RB2 option for Week 12.

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