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Top 50 running back PPR rankings for Week 14 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best running backs going in Week 14 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey carries the ball during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE

Le’Veon Bell is out with an illness. Bilal Powell is next in line to be the lead back in a good matchup with the Dolphins.

Josh Jacobs is officially questionable with his shoulder injury. If he does play, we can’t expect a big workload. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would split work in relief.

Jordan Howard likely won’t play, giving Miles Sanders another start.

Damien Williams is out and Darrell Williams is on I.R. LeSean McCoy will be the lead back while Darwin Thompson and Spencer Ware will get work behind him.

Marlon Mack will play this week and doesn’t sound like he will have limitations. But a matchup with the Bucs and any chance he will share work more than usual isn’t a great spot for his upside to hit.


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Injury/Status Report

James Conner is questionable for this week and may practice but isn’t looking great to take on the Cardinals. Benny Snell would again lead the way if he can’t go.

Ronald Jones was benched for missing a blitz pickup in Week 13, likely giving Peyton Barber more work moving forward.

Dalvin Cook says he will “definitely” play this week but we’ll need to see him get in a practice or two to be sure. Even if he does play, we could see more Alexander Mattison if Cook isn’t 100 percent.

Kyle Shanahan is “optimistic” that Matt Breida will play this week. If he does, the 49ers running back situation gets even murkier.

Andy Reid said there is a “good chance” Darrel Williams (hamstring) doesn’t play and didn’t update Damien Williams’ injury. If both Williams are out, LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson would both see work against the Patriots.

RB Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

Leonard Fournette has become a PPR stud with nine receptions in each of his last two games and this week he gets a nice matchup with the Chargers.

Melvin Gordon has 20 or more rushing attempts in three of his last four games and this week he gets a Jaguars defense that allows the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs.

Tier 2

Alvin Kamara has seen 4, 13, 11, 11 rushing attempts since returning from his injury, but has 8, 10, 9 and 4 receptions in that stretch as well. His lack of touchdowns has become troubling to his upside but his receptions keep him as a top PPR play and the touchdowns should come.

James White was the best fantasy running back last week and this week he faces a Chiefs defense that has given up the second-most receiving yards to running backs.

RB Streamers

Tarik Cohen faces a Dallas defense that has given up the sixth-most receptions and ninth-most receiving yards to running backs

PPR Running Back Rankings, Week 14

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR @ ATL
2 Derrick Henry TEN @ OAK
3 Leonard Fournette JAC vs LAC
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs DET
5 Melvin Gordon LAC @ JAC
6 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
7 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ CHI
8 Alvin Kamara NO vs SF
9 Mark Ingram BAL @ BUF
10 Aaron Jones GB vs WAS
11 Saquon Barkley NYG @ PHI
12 Miles Sanders PHI vs NYG
13 Todd Gurley LAR vs SEA
14 Devonta Freeman ATL vs CAR
15 Phillip Lindsay DEN @ HOU
16 Josh Jacobs OAK vs TEN
17 Austin Ekeler LAC @ JAC
18 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
19 Devin Singletary BUF vs BAL
20 Chris Carson SEA @ LAR
21 James White NE vs KC
22 Bilal Powell NYJ vs MIA
23 David Montgomery CHI vs DAL
24 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ ARI
25 Sony Michel NE vs KC
26 Derrius Guice WAS @ GB
27 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
28 Kenyan Drake ARI vs PIT
29 Jamaal Williams GB vs WAS
30 Alexander Mattison MIN vs DET
31 Duke Johnson HOU vs DEN
32 Rashaad Penny SEA @ LAR
33 Bo Scarbrough DET @ MIN
34 LeSean McCoy KC @ NE
35 Tarik Cohen CHI vs DAL
36 Patrick Laird MIA @ NYJ
37 Raheem Mostert SF @ NO
38 Jaylen Samuels PIT @ ARI
39 Ronald Jones II TB vs IND
40 Carlos Hyde HOU vs DEN
41 Tevin Coleman SF @ NO
42 Latavius Murray NO vs SF
43 Darwin Thompson KC @ NE
44 Royce Freeman DEN @ HOU
45 DeAndre Washington OAK vs TEN
46 Nyheim Hines IND @ TB
47 Peyton Barber TB vs IND
48 Jalen Richard OAK vs TEN
49 Adrian Peterson WAS @ GB
50 Brian Hill ATL vs CAR
51 Ty Montgomery NYJ vs MIA
52 David Johnson ARI vs PIT
53 Matt Breida SF @ NO
54 Rex Burkhead NE vs KC
55 J.D. McKissic DET @ MIN
56 Jay Ajayi PHI vs NYG
57 Tony Pollard DAL @ CHI
58 Gus Edwards BAL @ BUF
59 Giovani Bernard CIN @ CLE
60 Ty Johnson DET @ MIN
61 Dare Ogunbowale TB vs IND
62 Chris Thompson WAS @ GB
63 Dion Lewis TEN @ OAK
64 Frank Gore BUF vs BAL
65 Myles Gaskin MIA @ NYJ
66 Josh Adams NYJ vs MIA
67 Jordan Wilkins IND @ TB
68 Kerrith Whyte PIT @ ARI
69 Malcolm Brown LAR vs SEA
70 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ NO
71 Chase Edmonds ARI vs PIT
72 Ameer Abdullah MIN vs DET
73 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs LAC
74 Jonathan Williams IND @ TB
75 Qadree Ollison ATL vs CAR
76 Jordan Howard PHI vs NYG
77 Jeff Wilson SF @ NO
78 Trey Edmunds PIT @ ARI
79 Darrell Henderson LAR vs SEA
80 Justice Hill BAL @ BUF
81 Boston Scott PHI vs NYG
82 Kenjon Barner ATL vs CAR
83 Wayne Gallman NYG @ PHI
84 Brandon Bolden NE vs KC
85 Alex Armah CAR @ ATL
86 CJ Ham MIN vs DET