The Week 14 Running Back Rankings are here to help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start, or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions, and team defenses to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.
Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your playoff needs.
|1||Saquon Barkley NYG||at WAS|
|2||Todd Gurley LAR||at CHI|
|3||Ezekiel Elliott DAL||vs. PHI|
|4||Christian McCaffrey CAR||at CLE|
|5||Alvin Kamara NO||at TB|
|6||Aaron Jones GB||vs. ATL|
|7||Phillip Lindsay DEN||at SF|
|8||David Johnson ARI||vs. DET|
|9||Nick Chubb CLE||vs. CAR|
|10||Leonard Fournette JAC||at TEN|
|11||Joe Mixon CIN||at LAC|
|12||Sony Michel NE||at MIA|
|13||Dalvin Cook MIN||at SEA|
|14||Lamar Miller HOU||vs. IND|
|15||Mark Ingram NO||at TB|
|16||Gus Edwards BAL||at KC|
|17||Spencer Ware KC||vs. BAL|
|18||Tarik Cohen CHI||vs. LAR|
|19||Jaylen Samuels PIT||at OAK|
|20||Adrian Peterson WAS||vs. NYG|
|21||James White NE||at MIA|
|22||Chris Carson SEA||vs. MIN|
|23||Marlon Mack IND||at HOU|
|24||Austin Ekeler LAC||vs. CIN|
|25||Josh Adams PHI||at DAL|
|26||LeSean McCoy BUF||vs. NYJ|
|27||Jeffery Wilson SF||vs. DEN|
|28||Justin Jackson LAC||vs. CIN|
|29||Tevin Coleman ATL||at GB|
|30||Kenyan Drake MIA||vs. NE|
|31||Dion Lewis TEN||vs. JAC|
|32||Jordan Howard CHI||vs. LAR|
|33||Jalen Richard OAK||vs. PIT|
|34||Theo Riddick DET||at ARI|
|35||Chris Thompson WAS||vs. NYG|
|36||Peyton Barber TB||vs. NO|
|37||Doug Martin OAK||vs. PIT|
|38||Derrick Henry TEN||vs. JAC|
|39||LeGarrette Blount DET||at ARI|
|40||Isaiah Crowell NYJ||at BUF|
|41||Rashaad Penny SEA||vs. MIN|
|42||Duke Johnson CLE||vs. CAR|
|43||Nyheim Hines IND||at HOU|
|44||Frank Gore MIA||vs. NE|
|45||Royce Freeman DEN||at SF|
|46||Rex Burkhead NE||at MIA|
|47||Elijah McGuire NYJ||at BUF|
|48||Ito Smith ATL||at GB|
|49||Stevan Ridley PIT||at OAK|
|50||Kerryon Johnson DET||at ARI|
Chris Thompson, WAS vs NYG
Before getting hurt earlier in the season, Thompson was looking great as a hybrid back for the Redskins. He returned from his injury in last week’s loss to the Eagles. His presence should be a welcomed sight for new starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez, moving forward.
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It has been widely reported how scaled down the playbook was for Monday night. With Sanchez coming aboard just last month, this will likely remain the case moving forward. I think it could bode well for Thompson’s receiving stats.
The combination of learning on the fly, and playing from behind in second halves, points straight to Sanchez check downs. When healthy, Thompson is still very explosive. His ranking is more a reflection of the ceiling on the Redskins offense.
Jaylen Samuels, PIT at OAK
Speaking of receiving stats, look no further than the hottest pickup of the week. At N.C. State, Samuels made a living operating as a hybrid back, racking huge receiving numbers in the process.
Being a Lions fan, I know stupid franchises when I see one. The Steelers are not one of them.
They knew what they were getting when they took Samuels in the fifth round in April. He’s already shown his pass catching ability in limited opportunities. I fully expect Big Ben to have Samuels line up all over the place Sunday. Start him with confidence.
Good luck for Week 14! Follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock compliments and insults are greatly appreciated.