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Top 50 standard running back rankings for Week 13 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best quarterbacks going in Week 13 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry takes the field during player introductions before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium.  Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Man, Derrick Henry is good, huh? It’s fun to have a back in the league who doesn’t need to catch passes to still put up huge numbers. For fantasy, we’ll always prefer the Christian McCaffrey’s and Dalvin Cook’s of the league, but Henry is a beast, who will out run you or run you over without hesitation. And for standard leagues, he is king. Well, honorary, because McCaffrey, woo buddy.

We’re now to Week 13 of the season somehow. It feels like just last week we all had our eyes wide in anticipation for those first games to kick off and now we’re winding our fantasy seasons down. I need a second.

Injury/Status Report

Devonta Freeman returned to practice on Tuesday. He’s got a decent chance to play Thanksgiving night.

James Conner said, “it will be a little bit longer” before he can play. Benny Snell should get the early-down work against the Browns this week.

Marlon Mack remains out for Week 13. Jonathan Williams should lead the backfield again this week against the Titans.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury expects Chase Edmonds to play against the Rams this week. That would give Kenyan Drake, David Johnson, and Edmonds into a committee that we have little clue on its construction coming out of the bye. We also can’t trust much of what Kingsbury says.

LeSean McCoy did not suffer a concussion against the Chargers two weeks ago, according to Andy Reid, so he should be okay to play against the Raiders. We are still waiting on word regarding Damien Williams’ rib injury coming off the bye.

Jordan Howard is still hindered by his shoulder injury, and there’s been no positive word about a return. Miles Sanders has taken over the job while he’s out.

RB Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

At this point, Derrick Henry is a Tier 1 running back either in standard or PPR, but as usual, he has a higher upside in PPR.

Dalvin Cook returns from his bye, so he is a Tier 1 play. He may see fewer targets if Asam Thielen returns, but that’s not a killer in standard leagues.

Josh Jacobs should get back on track against Kansas City, but his upside is somewhat limited if the Chiefs get a huge lead quickly.

Tier 2

While the 49ers try to stop Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram will likely sneak in a useful standard league game. He doesn’t get the work you’d like, but what he does get is helpful for fantasy in the Ravens offense.

Phillip Lindsay didn’t put up the numbers I expected last week in Buffalo, but he returns home against a poor Chargers run defense.

RB Streamers

Bo Scarbrough makes for a good flex in standard leagues as the lead back against a Bears team that gives up many rushing touchdowns.

Ronald Jones has been on the edge of relevancy all season, so it’s tough to give him the nod each week, but a matchup against the Jaguars, who have been getting run over of late, is worth a start.

Standard Running Back Rankings, Week 13

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs WAS
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @ SEA
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs BUF
4 Derrick Henry TEN @ IND
5 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
6 Josh Jacobs OAK @ KC
7 Nick Chubb CLE @ PIT
8 Le'Veon Bell NYJ @ CIN
9 Aaron Jones GB @ NYG
10 Saquon Barkley NYG vs GB
11 Leonard Fournette JAC vs TB
12 Mark Ingram BAL vs SF
13 Melvin Gordon LAC @ DEN
14 Phillip Lindsay DEN vs LAC
15 Chris Carson SEA vs MIN
16 Joe Mixon CIN vs NYJ
17 Todd Gurley LAR @ ARI
18 Tevin Coleman SF @ BAL
19 David Montgomery CHI @ DET
20 Devin Singletary BUF @ DAL
21 Ronald Jones II TB @ JAC
22 Bo Scarbrough DET vs CHI
23 Miles Sanders PHI @ MIA
24 Austin Ekeler LAC @ DEN
25 Sony Michel NE @ HOU
26 Carlos Hyde HOU vs NE
27 Jonathan Williams IND vs TEN
28 Tarik Cohen CHI @ DET
29 Damien Williams KC vs OAK
30 Kenyan Drake ARI vs LAR
31 Kareem Hunt CLE @ PIT
32 Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs CLE
33 Rashaad Penny SEA vs MIN
34 Jamaal Williams GB @ NYG
35 Derrius Guice WAS @ CAR
36 James White NE @ HOU
37 Latavius Murray NO @ ATL
38 Adrian Peterson WAS @ CAR
39 Duke Johnson HOU vs NE
40 Royce Freeman DEN vs LAC
41 Brian Hill ATL vs NO
42 Jay Ajayi PHI @ MIA
43 LeSean McCoy KC vs OAK
44 Kalen Ballage MIA vs PHI
45 Jaylen Samuels PIT vs CLE
46 Raheem Mostert SF @ BAL
47 Frank Gore BUF @ DAL
48 Peyton Barber TB @ JAC
49 Darrel Williams KC vs OAK
50 Gus Edwards BAL vs SF
51 Nyheim Hines IND vs TEN
52 J.D. McKissic DET vs CHI
53 Qadree Ollison ATL vs NO
54 Patrick Laird MIA vs PHI
55 David Johnson ARI vs LAR
56 Jordan Wilkins IND vs TEN
57 Rex Burkhead NE @ HOU
58 Giovani Bernard CIN vs NYJ
59 Jeff Wilson SF @ BAL
60 Tony Pollard DAL vs BUF
61 Alexander Mattison MIN @ SEA
62 Chase Edmonds ARI vs LAR
63 Boston Scott PHI @ MIA
64 Jordan Howard PHI @ MIA
65 Dion Lewis TEN @ IND
66 Malcolm Brown LAR @ ARI
67 Ty Johnson DET vs CHI
68 DeAndre Washington OAK @ KC
69 Bilal Powell NYJ @ CIN
70 Jalen Richard OAK @ KC
71 Dare Ogunbowale TB @ JAC
72 Darrell Henderson LAR @ ARI
73 Trey Edmunds PIT vs CLE
74 Justice Hill BAL vs SF
75 Wayne Gallman NYG vs GB
76 Myles Gaskin MIA vs PHI
77 Brandon Bolden NE @ HOU
78 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ CAR
79 Ty Montgomery NYJ @ CIN
80 Kenjon Barner ATL vs NO
81 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs TB
82 Josh Adams NYJ @ CIN
83 Alex Armah CAR vs WAS
84 Ryan Nall CHI @ DET
85 Reggie Bonnafon CAR vs WAS
86 Matt Breida SF @ BAL
87 Dontrell Hilliard CLE @ PIT
88 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs GB
89 Devontae Booker DEN vs LAC
90 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ BAL
91 T.J. Logan TB @ JAC
92 Ameer Abdullah MIN @ SEA