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Running back PPR rankings for Week 13 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 13 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Final injury report

Josh Jacobs is out against the Jets. Devontae Booker should get the lead role.

J.K. Dobbins has been activated from the Covid-19 list while Mark Ingram is close to returning. Dobbins should be the best fantasy play of the group when the Ravens play the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Phillip Lindsay is questionable to play. If he can’t go, Melvin Gordon gets a boost against the Chiefs.

Carlos Hyde is questionable with a toe injury. If he can’t go, Chris Carson gets a bump in work.

D’Andre Swift has been cleared of his concussion, but missed work due to an illness. He should be able to go against the Bears, but might not be the workhorse he was the last time they played.

Matt Breida, Salvon Ahmed and DeAndre Washington are all out, making Patrick Laird the only active running back. The good news is that Myles Gaskin is close to returning and has a real chance to suit up against the Bengals.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire missed Thursday, Friday practice with an illness, but should be able to go by Sunday.

Dalvin Cook was removed from the final injury report for Week 13

Out: Josh Jacobs (ankle), Matt Breida (Covid-19 IR), C.J. Prosise (illness), Carlos Hyde (toe), Ty Montgomery (hamstring)
Doubtful: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), DeAndre Washington (hamstring), Travis Homer (wrist, knee)
Questionable: Kalen Ballage (ankle), Todd Gurley (knee), Phillip Lindsay (ankle), D’Andre Swift (illness), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness)

Thursday injury report

Josh Jacobs didn’t practice once again. Reports are that his ankle injury is minor, so if he can practice Friday, he will still have a chance to play.

David Johnson is close to coming off injured reserve and could play this week.

Alvin Kamara was limited with a foot injury again on Thursday. He could continue to see fewer than normal snaps this week.

D’Andre Swift has been cleared of his concussion, but missed practice due to an illness. If he can return and practice on Friday he should be in line to play this week.

Kareem Hunt was limited again. If he can’t practice in full on Friday, give Nick Chubb a bump.

Todd Gurley missed practice on Thursday, but has been getting rest days this season. We’ll see what he does Friday before drawing too many conclusions.

Dalvin Cook was limited in practice again. He should be fine to play this week, but it would be nice to see a full practice on Friday.

Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed continue to practice. Both could be able to return this week.

Carlos Hyde did not practice on Thursday.

Tevin Coleman is off the injury report and should be available this week.

Phillip Lindsay returned to a limited practice on Thursday and appears to be back on track to play.

DNP: DeAndre Washington (hamstring), Clyde Edwards-Helaire, D’Andre Swift (illness), C.J. Prosise (illness), Josh Jacobs (ankle), Todd Gurley (knee), Carlos Hyde (toe)
Limited: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Kareem Hunt (thigh), Dalvin Cook (ankle), Kalen Ballage (ankle), Alvin Kamara
Full: D’Onta Foreman (knee), Jordan Wilkins (ribs), Dare Ogunbowale (hand), Devontae Booker (back)

Wednesday injury report

Josh Jacobs doesn’t practice on Wednesday. He has an ankle sprain and looks like he could have trouble playing this week against the Jets. If he does, Devontae Booker would get a good boost.

Dalvin Cook was limited with an ankle injury, but says he will be good to go against the Jaguars. It would be nice to see him get a full practice in by Friday though.

Todd Gurley got a limited practice in and could return against the Saints.

Kareem Hunt was limited in practice with a thigh injury. He will likely play this week, but the injury may have decreased his workload last week.

Alvin Kamara was limited in practice with a foot issue that he’s been nursing for a couple weeks. The injury plus Taysom Hill at quarterback has slowed down his production immensely.

D’Andre Swift returned to practice and was limited. It’s a good sign he is getting closer to clearing concussion protocol, but he has had setbacks, so he is no lock to be ready for the Bears this week.

Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed both were able to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday. Gaskin hasn’t come off I.R. yet, but should be getting close.

Phillip Lindsay didn’t practice Wednesday, but coach Fangio believes he’ll be ready for Sunday against the Chiefs.

Jonathan Taylor has been taken off the Covid-19 list. He will again join Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in the backfield.

DNP: C.J. Prosise (illness), D’Onta Foreman (knee), DeAndre Washington (hamstring)
Limited: Tyler Ervin (ribs), Todd Gurley (knee), Alvin Kamara (foot), Dalvin Cook (ankle), Dare Ogunbowale (hand), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Phillip Lindsay (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder)
Full: Jordan Wilkins (ribs)

Week 12 was yet another week to let the big dog Derrick Henry eat and eat he did. Henry took advantage of the Colts being down a couple defensive linemen and stomped them for 185 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns through 11 games and his schedule gets even better moving forward.

Week 12 also brought us Antonio Gibson’s breakout game, as he totaled 136 yards and three touchdowns against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day. His five receptions and 20 carries matched his season highs in both statistics and he now has 11 touchdowns on the season, with eight in his last five games. Matchups with the Steelers the 49ers his next two weeks aren’t great, but he’s proven he can get the job done.

And what about this James Robinson fella? What a story this guy has been. Last week he put up 159 yards and a touchdown. Only Dalvin Cook and Henry have more rushing yards on the season. This UDFA has beaten every running back drafted ahead of him, and by a wide margin.

Injury news

Josh Jacobs has an ankle sprain, but could still suit up against the Jets. If he can’t go, Devontae Booker would get the lead work.

Phillip Lindsay has a knee injury, but his coach is calling it minor. If he can’t go against the Chiefs, Royce Freeman would split work with Melvin Gordon.

Bye weeks

The Bucs and Panthers are on a bye in Week 13.

Streaming options

Damien Harris, Patriots

Harris is one-dimensional, as he doesn’t see many targets, but he does face a Chargers defense this week that has been giving up chunk gains on the ground all season. Over their last six games they’ve allowed 5.5 yards per carry to running backs and eight touchdowns. I like both James White and Harris this week, but I expect they try to get Harris going early, as they look to slow down Justin Herbert and keep Cam Newton from throwing too much.

Jonathan Taylor, Colts

The last time we saw Taylor he had 26 touches for 114 yards against the Packers. He missed last week due to Covid-19, but he will be back this week. He hasn’t lived up to his hype, but he’s still seeing a good workload and this week gets a great matchup with the Texans. And now the Texans are severely depleted at receiver with Will Fuller out. Deshaun Watson is going to have trouble taking the team on his back enough to force the Colts away from their running backs.

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