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Top 50 running back standard rankings for Week 15 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best running backs going in Week 15 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb runs for a 57-yard gain during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE

Jordan Howard won’t play. Miles Sanders will get the lead role again with Boston Scott mixing in against Washington.

Josh Jacobs plans to play against the jaguars. If he does, he’s still a start against their awful run defense even though he won’t be 100 percent.

Derrick Henry didn’t practice this week but Henry and his coach says he will play. Dion Lewis would get the start if Henry ends up being unable to go.

James Conner appears ready to return this week but he might not be in store for his usual workload, as his shoulder injury is more of a pain management problem at this point and they may try to use him selectively. Benny Snell should continue to see work but the situation is extremely tough for fantasy.

Alexander Mattison is out. Mike Boone will get the majority of his work behind Dalvin Cook.

Bo Scarbrough doesn’t look likely to play with the Lions calling up Wes Hills. This is a situation to avoid completely.


Week 15 is here and that means playoffs. PLAYOFFS? Yes, playoffs. There aren’t a ton of smash plays this week, so you’ll likely need to ride the studs that brought you here. Let’s check them out.

Injury/Status Report

Derrius Guice was put on I.R once again. Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson will take over.

James Conner is expected to practice this week but there is no guarantee he will play.

Derrick Henry will continue to have his snaps managed, but he still saw 18 touches for 103 yards and two touchdowns with his snaps at a season-low.

Rashaad Penny is on I.R. Chris Carson will regain the bulk of touches.

RB Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

Christian McCaffrey has had down games for him the last two weeks but continues to see good usage and Seattle isn’t an imposing draw.

Saquon Barkley is not playing well, but a matchup with the Dolphins is too good for him not to put up useful fantasy numbers this week.

Chris Carson will be the focal point in a good matchup with the Panthers this week.

Tier 2

Nick Chubb continues to play well despite losing targets to Kareem Hunt and gets a good matchup with the Cardinals.

Phillip Lindsay faces a poor run defense in Kansas City and should continue to see the bulk of the snaps.

RB Streamers

If Josh Jacobs can’t play this week, DeAndre Washington looked good in relief and gets a better matchup this week against the Jaguars.

Raheem Mostert isn’t getting huge touches but he leads the 49ers committee and has put up huge numbers on his touches. He should keep his lead job against Atlanta.

Standard Running Back Rankings, Week 15

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs SEA
2 Chris Carson SEA @ CAR
3 Dalvin Cook MIN @ LAC
4 Derrick Henry TEN vs HOU
5 Leonard Fournette JAC @ OAK
6 Nick Chubb CLE @ ARI
7 Saquon Barkley NYG vs MIA
8 Aaron Jones GB vs CHI
9 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs LAR
10 Raheem Mostert SF vs ATL
11 Alvin Kamara NO vs IND
12 Todd Gurley LAR @ DAL
13 Mark Ingram BAL vs NYJ
14 Josh Jacobs OAK vs JAC
15 Melvin Gordon LAC vs MIN
16 Phillip Lindsay DEN @ KC
17 Joe Mixon CIN vs NE
18 Patrick Laird MIA @ NYG
19 Austin Ekeler LAC vs MIN
20 Miles Sanders PHI @ WAS
21 David Montgomery CHI @ GB
22 Kareem Hunt CLE @ ARI
23 Devin Singletary BUF @ PIT
24 Boston Scott PHI @ WAS
25 Kenyan Drake ARI vs CLE
26 Marlon Mack IND @ NO
27 James Conner PIT vs BUF
28 Adrian Peterson WAS vs PHI
29 James White NE @ CIN
30 Sony Michel NE @ CIN
31 Devonta Freeman ATL @ SF
32 LeSean McCoy KC vs DEN
33 DeAndre Washington OAK vs JAC
34 Ronald Jones II TB @ DET
35 Carlos Hyde HOU @ TEN
36 Matt Breida SF vs ATL
37 Jamaal Williams GB vs CHI
38 Latavius Murray NO vs IND
39 Royce Freeman DEN @ KC
40 Peyton Barber TB @ DET
41 David Johnson ARI vs CLE
42 Tarik Cohen CHI @ GB
43 Duke Johnson HOU @ TEN
44 Gus Edwards BAL vs NYJ
45 Darwin Thompson KC vs DEN
46 Brian Hill ATL @ SF
47 J.D. McKissic DET vs TB
48 Jaylen Samuels PIT vs BUF
49 C.J. Prosise SEA @ CAR
50 Chris Thompson WAS vs PHI
51 Mike Boone MIN @ LAC