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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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
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.
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
|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|