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Top 50 running back PPR rankings for Week 16 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best running backs going in Week 16 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey tries to break out of a tackle by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy championships are here! And if you are reading this, there’s a good chance you have a team in one of those championships. Congratulations for managing your way through the many pitfalls a fantasy brings. This is your final test.

Below we have your Week 16 running back rankings to help you set those championship lineups. Good luck!

Injury/Status Report

Dalvin Cook’s injury doesn’t appear to be serious and he has an extra day to heal due to their MNF matchup with the Packers. We’ll see if Mike Boone or Alexander Mattison get a chance this week.

RB Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

The Seahawks are favored by a wide margin against the Cardinals in Seattle and Carson doesn’t have a backup to steal touches anymore. He will eat.

Joe Mixon has looked great of late against some decent run defenses and this week he gets a matchup he should be able to thrive in against the Dolphins.

Tier 2

Marlon Mack has faced the Buccaneers and Saints since returning from injury, so a date with the Panthers is perfect for him to get back on track.

Melvin Gordon was pitiful last week but a matchup against a demoralized Raiders team should get him back into the fantasy stats.

RB Streamers

Sony Michel has been a huge dud this season but did see 20+ touches last week with a lead over the Bengals. The Patriots will need to run the football against the Bills stout pass defense this week.

Patrick Laird hasn’t done much but continues to see a big enough workload to keep us wanting more. This week he’s at home and his team is actually favored to win over the Bengals, who have little at linebacker to cover the pass-catching Laird.

PPR Running Back Rankings, Week 16

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