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Week 12 Rankings
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 32. Raheem Mostert (at LAR)
It's going to be odd to have all three of these running backs back on the field, but that's what we should be expecting in Week 12. Unfortunately, we have zero clue about how Kyle Shanahan will use them. Mostert was the surefire starter through the four games he did play, but do his touches get dialed back now that multiple injuries have happened? Shanahan has always had an affinity for Coleman despite his inefficiency. And while McKinnon has played well in spurts, they clearly don't want him in the primary ball carrying role. This isn't a great matchup for timeshares, as the Rams have faced just 24.4 running back touches per week. In that Week 6 matchup this year, they all combined for 120 yards on 32 carries (3.75 yards per carry) while chipping in with another four receptions for 21 yards. That's a lot of volume but not a lot of production, which has been the case for most running backs as the Rams are allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity. Provided Mostert returns, he should be the top play, but he'd be stuck in the high-end RB3 territory as someone who may be eased back in. Coleman's inefficiency combined with the Rams efficiency amounts to almost zero upside, so he's not a recommended option. McKinnon is a better play than Coleman, but we haven't seen him get many touches with Mostert and Coleman in the lineup, which makes him a hail-mary RB4-type option who you hope gets it done through the air.
9 hours ago
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 50. Jerick McKinnon (at LAR)
It's going to be odd to have all three of these running backs back on the field, but that's what we should be expecting in Week 12. Unfortunately, we have zero clue about how Kyle Shanahan will use them. Mostert was the surefire starter through the four games he did play, but do his touches get dialed back now that multiple injuries have happened? Shanahan has always had an affinity for Coleman despite his inefficiency. And while McKinnon has played well in spurts, they clearly don't want him in the primary ball carrying role. This isn't a great matchup for timeshares, as the Rams have faced just 24.4 running back touches per week. In that Week 6 matchup this year, they all combined for 120 yards on 32 carries (3.75 yards per carry) while chipping in with another four receptions for 21 yards. That's a lot of volume but not a lot of production, which has been the case for most running backs as the Rams are allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity. Provided Mostert returns, he should be the top play, but he'd be stuck in the high-end RB3 territory as someone who may be eased back in. Coleman's inefficiency combined with the Rams efficiency amounts to almost zero upside, so he's not a recommended option. McKinnon is a better play than Coleman, but we haven't seen him get many touches with Mostert and Coleman in the lineup, which makes him a hail-mary RB4-type option who you hope gets it done through the air.
9 hours ago
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 81. Kyle Juszczyk (at LAR)
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 93. Tevin Coleman (at LAR)
It's going to be odd to have all three of these running backs back on the field, but that's what we should be expecting in Week 12. Unfortunately, we have zero clue about how Kyle Shanahan will use them. Mostert was the surefire starter through the four games he did play, but do his touches get dialed back now that multiple injuries have happened? Shanahan has always had an affinity for Coleman despite his inefficiency. And while McKinnon has played well in spurts, they clearly don't want him in the primary ball carrying role. This isn't a great matchup for timeshares, as the Rams have faced just 24.4 running back touches per week. In that Week 6 matchup this year, they all combined for 120 yards on 32 carries (3.75 yards per carry) while chipping in with another four receptions for 21 yards. That's a lot of volume but not a lot of production, which has been the case for most running backs as the Rams are allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity. Provided Mostert returns, he should be the top play, but he'd be stuck in the high-end RB3 territory as someone who may be eased back in. Coleman's inefficiency combined with the Rams efficiency amounts to almost zero upside, so he's not a recommended option. McKinnon is a better play than Coleman, but we haven't seen him get many touches with Mostert and Coleman in the lineup, which makes him a hail-mary RB4-type option who you hope gets it done through the air.
9 hours ago
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 111. Jeff Wilson Jr. (at LAR)
Austin Walter Note
Austin Walter photo 120. Austin Walter (at LAR)