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Running Back Rankings Week 16

Running Back Rankings Week 16

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By: Pete Davidson : December 22, 2017 2:44pm

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Welcome to the Week 16 Running Back Rankings.

I caught a bad break with Samaje Perine (groin) and perhaps a few of you did as well. The move right now is to add Kapri Bibbs if you have no better way to play it, or maybe even just Bibbs to keep him away from your opponent. Kerwynn Williams (quad) is another back to watch, though the method for replacing him is more complex because he’ll be replaced by a committee of Elijhaa Penny and DJ Foster.

Rex Burkhead is looking like he’s out, but both Leonard Fournette and Joe Mixon sound likely to return. Our guy Kenyan Drake is ripping it up and he could yield a few touches to the potentially returning Damien Williams, but Drake has clearly asserted himself as we thought he would. He should get the lion's share either way. I hope a lot of you have been riding The Drake.  He’s certainly added something to a few of my teams.

I’m assuming that Peyton Barber is running ahead of Martin this week, but if there’s word that they are switching back, I will update. It’s a tough matchup for either back so we’re talking about a flex option either way.

I’ll be back with the wide receivers and tight ends.

These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring. 

 

Rank

Name

Matchup

1

Le'Veon Bell

PIT@HOU 12/25/2017 04:30PM ET

2

Todd Gurley II

LAR@TEN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

3

Ezekiel Elliott

SEA@DAL 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

4

Kareem Hunt

MIA@KC 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

5

Alvin Kamara

ATL@NO 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

6

Mark Ingram

ATL@NO 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

7

Melvin Gordon

LAC@NYJ 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

8

LeSean McCoy

BUF@NE 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

9

Kenyan Drake

MIA@KC 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

10

Devonta Freeman

ATL@NO 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

11

Leonard Fournette

JAX@SF 12/24/2017 04:05PM ET

12

Alex Collins

IND@BAL 12/23/2017 04:30PM ET

13

Jordan Howard

CLE@CHI 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

14

Christian McCaffrey

TB@CAR 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

15

Dion Lewis

BUF@NE 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

16

Latavius Murray

MIN@GB 12/23/2017 08:30PM ET

17

C.J. Anderson

DEN@WAS 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

18

Jerick McKinnon

MIN@GB 12/23/2017 08:30PM ET

19

Jay Ajayi

OAK@PHI 12/25/2017 08:30PM ET

20

Joe Mixon

DET@CIN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

21

Lamar Miller

PIT@HOU 12/25/2017 04:30PM ET

22

Carlos Hyde

JAX@SF 12/24/2017 04:05PM ET

23

Marshawn Lynch

OAK@PHI 12/25/2017 08:30PM ET

24

Tevin Coleman

ATL@NO 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

25

Theo Riddick

DET@CIN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

26

Jamaal Williams

MIN@GB 12/23/2017 08:30PM ET

27

DeMarco Murray

LAR@TEN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

28

Peyton Barber

TB@CAR 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

29

Duke Johnson Jr.

CLE@CHI 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

30

Jonathan Stewart

TB@CAR 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

31

Mike Davis

SEA@DAL 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

32

Kapri Bibbs

DEN@WAS 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

33

Derrick Henry

LAR@TEN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

34

Frank Gore

IND@BAL 12/23/2017 04:30PM ET

35

Kerwynn Williams

NYG@ARI 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

36

Aaron Jones

MIN@GB 12/23/2017 08:30PM ET

37

James White

BUF@NE 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

38

Samaje Perine

DEN@WAS 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

39

Isaiah Crowell

CLE@CHI 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

40

Mike Gillislee

BUF@NE 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

41

Damien Williams

MIA@KC 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

42

Chris Ivory

JAX@SF 12/24/2017 04:05PM ET

43

Bilal Powell

LAC@NYJ 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

44

Matt Breida

JAX@SF 12/24/2017 04:05PM ET

45

T.J. Yeldon

JAX@SF 12/24/2017 04:05PM ET

46

Tarik Cohen

CLE@CHI 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

47

Giovani Bernard

DET@CIN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

48

Danny Woodhead

IND@BAL 12/23/2017 04:30PM ET

49

Tion Green

DET@CIN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

50

Orleans Darkwa

NYG@ARI 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

51

Elijhaa Penny

NYG@ARI 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

52

Wayne Gallman

NYG@ARI 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

53

LeGarrette Blount

OAK@PHI 12/25/2017 08:30PM ET

54

Devontae Booker

DEN@WAS 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

55

Charcandrick West

MIA@KC 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

56

Ameer Abdullah

DET@CIN 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

57

Marlon Mack

IND@BAL 12/23/2017 04:30PM ET

58

Matt Forte

LAC@NYJ 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

59

DeAndre Washington

OAK@PHI 12/25/2017 08:30PM ET

60

Charles Sims

TB@CAR 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

61

J.D. McKissic

SEA@DAL 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

62

Branden Oliver

LAC@NYJ 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

63

D.J. Foster

NYG@ARI 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

64

Jalen Richard

OAK@PHI 12/25/2017 08:30PM ET

65

Elijah McGuire

LAC@NYJ 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

66

Corey Clement

OAK@PHI 12/25/2017 08:30PM ET

67

Rod Smith

SEA@DAL 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

68

Doug Martin

TB@CAR 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

69

LeShun Daniels Jr.

DEN@WAS 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

70

Shane Vereen

NYG@ARI 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

71

Alfred Blue

PIT@HOU 12/25/2017 04:30PM ET

72

Alfred Morris

SEA@DAL 12/24/2017 04:25PM ET

73

Jamaal Charles

DEN@WAS 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

74

Benny Cunningham

CLE@CHI 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

75

Austin Ekeler

LAC@NYJ 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

76

Travaris Cadet

BUF@NE 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET

77

Corey Grant

JAX@SF 12/24/2017 04:05PM ET

78

Rex Burkhead

BUF@NE 12/24/2017 01:00PM ET