It’s tough to get away from Alvin Kamara as the No. 1 PPR running back this week. The Vikings have a strong run defense but Kamara doesn’t need to put his fantasy points up on the ground and PPR scoring elevates him in a big way.
Derrick Henry should be able to get his but does face a tough Patriots defense. I still have faith that he performs well, but his PPR numbers are always going to fall behind Kamara as long as he’s healthy.
Dalvin Cook should be as healthy as he’s been since his huge first half of the season but he also gets a strong Saints run defense. The good news is that he does see work as a receiver. If he hadn’t been hurt of late, he’d likely be the No. 2 pick behind Kamara.
Miles Sanders and Devin Singletary are in the next tier, as they can get it done on the ground and through the air , giving them more upside than Carlos Hyde and Sony Michel, but their usage has been too good to dismiss them based on their lack of receptions.
PPR Running Back Rankings, Wild Card Round
|1||Alvin Kamara||NO||vs MIN|
|2||Derrick Henry||TEN||@ NE|
|3||Dalvin Cook||MIN||@ NO|
|4||Miles Sanders||PHI||vs SEA|
|5||Devin Singletary||BUF||@ HOU|
|6||Carlos Hyde||HOU||vs BUF|
|7||Sony Michel||NE||vs TEN|
|8||Travis Homer||SEA||@ PHI|
|9||James White||NE||vs TEN|
|10||Boston Scott||PHI||vs SEA|
|11||Marshawn Lynch||SEA||@ PHI|
|12||Rex Burkhead||NE||vs TEN|
|13||Latavius Murray||NO||vs MIN|
|14||Jordan Howard||PHI||vs SEA|
|15||Duke Johnson||HOU||vs BUF|
|16||Dion Lewis||TEN||@ NE|
|17||Alexander Mattison||MIN||@ NO|
|18||Frank Gore||BUF||@ HOU|
|19||Ameer Abdullah||MIN||@ NO|
|20||CJ Ham||MIN||@ NO|
|21||Robert Turbin||SEA||@ PHI|
|22||Mike Boone||MIN||@ NO|
|23||T.J. Yeldon||BUF||@ HOU|
|24||Brandon Bolden||NE||vs TEN|
|25||Khari Blasingame||TEN||@ NE|