Week 16 Running Back Rankings

The Week 16 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.

In the table below, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your playoff needs.

RankRUNNING BACKSOPP
1Ezekiel Elliott   DAL  vs. TB
2Saquon Barkley   NYG  at IND
3Todd Gurley   LAR  at ARI
4Christian McCaffrey   CAR  vs. ATL
5Alvin Kamara   NO  vs. PIT
6Joe Mixon   CIN  at CLE
7Dalvin Cook   MIN  at DET
8Nick Chubb   CLE  vs. CIN
9Derrick Henry   TEN  vs. WAS
10David Johnson   ARI  vs. LAR
11Phillip Lindsay   DEN  at OAK
12Melvin Gordon   LAC  vs. BAL
13Chris Carson   SEA  vs. KC
14Marlon Mack   IND  vs. NYG
15Jaylen Samuels   PIT  at NO
16Tarik Cohen   CHI  at SF
17Leonard Fournette   JAC  at MIA
18LeSean McCoy   BUF  at NE
19Gus Edwards   BAL  at LAC
20Damien Williams   KC  at SEA
21Sony Michel   NE  vs. BUF
22Jordan Howard   CHI  at SF
23James White   NE  vs. BUF
24Tevin Coleman   ATL  at CAR
25Mark Ingram   NO  vs. PIT
26Kenyan Drake   MIA  vs. JAC
27Lamar Miller   HOU  at PHI
28Mike Davis   SEA  vs. KC
29Josh Adams   PHI  vs. HOU
30Elijah McGuire   NYJ  vs. GB
31Kalen Ballage   MIA  vs. JAC
32Jamaal Williams   GB  at NYJ
33Peyton Barber   TB  at DAL
34Adrian Peterson   WAS  at TEN
35Doug Martin   OAK  vs. DEN
36Dion Lewis   TEN  vs. WAS
37Latavius Murray   MIN  at DET
38Kenneth Dixon   BAL  at LAC
39Matt Breida   SF  vs. CHI
40Jalen Richard   OAK  vs. DEN
41Theo Riddick   DET  vs. MIN
42Jeff Wilson   SF  vs. CHI
43Darren Sproles   PHI  vs. HOU
44Rex Burkhead   NE  vs. BUF
45Royce Freeman   DEN  at OAK
46Alfred Blue   HOU  at PHI
47Zach Zenner   DET  vs. MIN
48Chris Thompson   WAS  at TEN
49Wendell Smallwood   PHI  vs. HOU
50Spencer Ware   KC  at SEA

Mike Davis, SEA vs KC

Davis’s ranking assumes Rashaad Penny misses another game. Chris Carson remains the workhorse, but Davis should be set for a 10-15 touch floor in Penny’s absence.

More than enough opportunity to be a legit RB2 this week against the Chief run defense that is the holiday fantasy gift of the season. Anyone with concerns about Todd Gurley, or Christian McCaffrey sitting this week, should look Davis’s way as a solution.

LeSean McCoy, BUF at NE

There is no quit in this awful Bills team. McCoy is back at practice, and is slated to return this week for full 15-20 touch workload.

I love him as a high upside RB2 at New England, who–similar to Kansas City–has been putrid against the run. And, that trend has been borderline alarming their past five games:

OppRushRush YdsRush TDsRecRec YdsRec TDs
TEN3412922110
NYJ124905340
MIN1395012360
MIA2017623791
PIT2215802300
Totals1016074241901

If you do the math, that’s a whopping six yards per carry allowed by opposing running backs! For those done in season long leagues, McCoy’s $4,800 price tag in DraftKings is very appealing.

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