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Running back PPR rankings for Week 15 fantasy football

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

Looking at the Top Running Backs for Week 15

Friday injury report

Antonio Gibson is doubtful and won’t play this week against Seattle. Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic will split work.

Duke Johnson and C.J. Prosise are questionable to face the Colts. David Johnson will be the lead back and could have a heavy workload if both are out.

Chase Edmonds s questionable to play against the Eagles. If he can’t go, Kenyan Drake should see a bump in usage.

Raheem Mostert will play and has a good matchup against Dallas, but he will share work with Jeff Wilson.

James Conner was limited after not practicing Thursday. He has a chance to play the Bengals on Monday night.

Ronald Jones is unlikely to play, as he is on the Covid-19 list and had pins put into his injured pinkie. Leonard Fournette will get the start against the Falcons.

Mike Davis will start for Christian McCaffrey against the Packers.

Out: N/A
Doubtful: Christian McCaffrey (thigh), Antonio Gibson (toe)
Questionable: Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Chase Edmonds (ankle), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Damien Harris (ankle), James White (foot), Alexander Mattison (illness), Phillip Lindsay (hip), Melvin Gordon (shoulder)

Thursday injury report

Christian McCaffrey is doubtful and won’t play this Saturday against the Packers.

Antonio Gibson hasn’t practiced yet and appears destined to miss this week against the Seahawks.

Ronald Jones is on the Covid-19 list and has a pinkie injury. Leonard Fournette would get the lead role against the Falcons if Jones can’t go.

Raheem Mostert got in a limited practice and appears on track to play against the Cowboys.

David Johnson returned from the Covid list and Duke Johnson didn’t practice on Thursday. There’s a chance Johnson gets the full set of snaps this week against the Colts.

James Conner didn’t practice with a quad injury. If he can’t go on Monday night, Benny Snell would get the start.

DNP: Christian McCaffrey (thigh), Duke Johnson Jr. (neck), Chase Edmonds (ankle), Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Antonio Gibson (toe), James Conner (quad)
Limited: Melvin Gordon (shoulder), Phillip Lindsay (hip), Alexander Mattison (illness), Derrick Henry (not injury related), James Robinson (knee), Damien Harris (ankle), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Raheem Mostert (ankle)
Full: Adrian Peterson (forearm), David Johnson (not injury related)

Wednesday injury report

Antonio Gibson remains out. Coach Rivera says he is progressing well, but it appears his status for this week is in doubt.

David Johnson returned from the Covid-19 list and should play this week, but will be a tough fantasy play against the Colts.

Austin Ekeler is questionable to play on Thursday night due to a quad injury, but did get two limited practices in. He appears like he’ll go in a nice matchup.

Ronald Jones has been put on the Covid-19 list and already was dealing with a pinkie injury. Leonard Fournette looks likely to lead the way against the Falcons this week.

Raheem Mostert has an ankle injury and didn’t practice on Wednesday. If he can’t go, Jeff Wilson should get the lead role in a good matchup with Dallas.

Christian McCaffrey didn’t practice and is unlikely to play against the Packers. Fire up Mike Davis again.

DNP: Antonio Gibson (toe), Christian McCaffrey (thigh), Alexander Mattison (illness), Chase Edmonds (ankle), Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Ronald Jones (finger, COVID-IR)
Limited: Melvin Gordon (shoulder), Phillip Lindsay (hip), RB Adrian Peterson (forearm), James Robinson (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder),
Full: N/A

Week 14 was the first week of the fantasy playoffs for many of us and that means it’s December and that’s King Henry’s sweet spot. Henry went off for 215 rushing yards and two touchdowns in yet another demolishing of the Jacksonville Jaguars. And he gets the Lions this week!

Rookie Jonathan Taylor might also be taking your fantasy playoffs by storm right now, as he’s heating up at the right time. He’s coming off his best two games of the season and now he gets a weak Texans defense at home.

David Montgomery has had a great schedule of late, but he’s taken advantage by putting up three straight 24-points or more fantasy outings. Finishing the fantasy playoffs against the Vikings and Jaguars should keep him as a must play.

Injury news

James Conner has a quad injury. His status is unknown for this week’s matchup with the Bengals at the moment, but Benny Snell would take the lead if Conner can’t go.

Ronald Jones has surgery on his finger. His status will depend on how well he can handle the ball with the injury. If he can’t go, we’ll likely see Leonard Fournette and LeSean

McCoy take the lead against the Falcons.

Raheem Mostert is getting an MRI on his ankle. His status is unknown, but if he can’t go, Jeff Wilson would likely take the lead in a great matchup with the Cowboys.

The Panthers are hopeful Christian McCaffrey can return this week against the Packers. His practice status will guide us this week.

Bye weeks


Streaming options

J.D. McKissic, Washington

It didn’t work out last week, but as long as Antonio Gibson is out, I like McKissic in PPR leagues. This week they get a Seahawks defense that has allowed the second most receptions, sixth most yards and and seventh-most touchdowns to running backs through the air.

Jeff Wilson, 49ers

The Cowboys run defense has been awful this season and now they take on a 49ers team that has one of the best rushing schemes in the league. If Raheem Mostert misses, Wilson is a must play, but even if he can go, Wilson is getting enough work to have value in this plus matchup.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
11 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
12 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
13 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
14 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
15 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
16 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
17 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
19 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
26 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
27 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
28 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
29 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
30 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
31 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
32 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
33 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
34 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
35 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
36 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
39 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
44 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
45 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
46 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
47 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
48 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
49 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
50 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
53 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
56 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
57 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
58 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
59 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
62 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
63 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
64 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
65 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
66 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
69 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
72 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
73 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
74 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
75 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
76 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
77 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
78 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
79 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
80 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
81 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
82 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
83 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
84 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
85 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
86 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
87 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
88 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
89 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Reggie Bonnafon CAR @ TB
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
94 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Keith Smith ATL vs NO
97 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
98 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
99 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
100 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN