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Week 14 Running Back Rankings

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.

RankRUNNING BACKSOPP
1Saquon Barkley   NYG  at WAS
2Todd Gurley   LAR  at CHI
3Ezekiel Elliott   DAL  vs. PHI
4Christian McCaffrey   CAR  at CLE
5Alvin Kamara   NO  at TB
6Aaron Jones   GB  vs. ATL
7Phillip Lindsay   DEN  at SF
8David Johnson   ARI  vs. DET
9Nick Chubb   CLE  vs. CAR
10Leonard Fournette   JAC  at TEN
11Joe Mixon   CIN  at LAC
12Sony Michel   NE  at MIA
13Dalvin Cook   MIN  at SEA
14Lamar Miller   HOU  vs. IND
15Mark Ingram   NO  at TB
16Gus Edwards   BAL  at KC
17Spencer Ware   KC  vs. BAL
18Tarik Cohen   CHI  vs. LAR
19Jaylen Samuels   PIT  at OAK
20Adrian Peterson   WAS  vs. NYG
21James White   NE  at MIA
22Chris Carson   SEA  vs. MIN
23Marlon Mack   IND  at HOU
24Austin Ekeler   LAC  vs. CIN
25Josh Adams   PHI  at DAL
26LeSean McCoy   BUF  vs. NYJ
27Jeffery Wilson   SF  vs. DEN
28Justin Jackson   LAC  vs. CIN
29Tevin Coleman   ATL  at GB
30Kenyan Drake   MIA  vs. NE
31Dion Lewis   TEN  vs. JAC
32Jordan Howard   CHI  vs. LAR
33Jalen Richard   OAK  vs. PIT
34Theo Riddick   DET  at ARI
35Chris Thompson   WAS  vs. NYG
36Peyton Barber   TB  vs. NO
37Doug Martin   OAK  vs. PIT
38Derrick Henry   TEN  vs. JAC
39LeGarrette Blount   DET  at ARI
40Isaiah Crowell   NYJ  at BUF
41Rashaad Penny   SEA  vs. MIN
42Duke Johnson   CLE  vs. CAR
43Nyheim Hines   IND  at HOU
44Frank Gore   MIA  vs. NE
45Royce Freeman   DEN  at SF
46Rex Burkhead   NE  at MIA
47Elijah McGuire   NYJ  at BUF
48Ito Smith   ATL  at GB
49Stevan Ridley   PIT  at OAK
50Kerryon 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.

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.

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