Who to start and who to sit? It’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in fantasy football. You won’t get it right every time but at Bruno Boys we help you work through those tougher decisions to make an informed and confident starting lineup.
Our Running Backs Starts and Sits look specifically at the line that separates RB2s and RB3s. Which ones are legit RB2 starts and which ones are better projected as a flex? We also consider PPR vs. standard, sleeper picks and streaming options too.
We will rarely cover studs unless it’s a sit recommendation based on matchup or we want to make note of a significant angle in the Quick Hits section at the end. Injuries happen too, which affects other players’ fantasy outlook. Lastly, bye weeks are a factor now.
Here are the Week 12 Fantasy Football Running Backs to Start.
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
First things first, we expect Barkley to play in this game against division rival Philadelphia. The matchup is great because the Eagles have been generous to running backs, especially from Weeks 4-8. Barkley being Barkley though if he’s on the field and the Giants use him, more than they did last week when he got 62 percent of the snaps, Barkly should push up into that upper RB2 area.
The Eagles have been playing better run defense, allowing just one back to score on them since Week 9. Surprisingly, that wasn’t Austin Ekeler, Mark Ingram or Javonte Williams, but Melvin Gordon. Barkley should be able to post strong numbers since the Giants’ receivers are still depleted. They just fired Jason Garrett as their offensive coordinator so hopefully it’s a change for the better and Barkley finally gets the touches and opportunities where he can thrive.