It was a fun week for rookie running backs, even with D’Andre Swift (concussion) and Jonathan Taylor (reserve-COVID-19) out of action. First, Antonio Gibson destroyed the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, continuing his TD surge for a suddenly respectable Washington squad. Then, in the early Sunday games, James Robinson nearly carried the Jags to an upset win over Cleveland, coming off the field for only two snaps all game.
Last but not least, Cam Akers had a big second half in a loss to the 49ers, perhaps making his move to replace Darrell Henderson as the Rams’ lead runner for the final month of the season. Gibson and Robinson are already accounted for in fantasy leagues, but Akers is hovering around 50 percent ownership on most platforms, making him the top waiver add of the week where he’s available. Now it’s time to get into the details of Week 12 backfield roles…
Week 12 RB Leaderboard
(Bold indicates Top 10 in a stat.)