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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 3

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR @ HOU
2 Dalvin Cook MIN vs SEA
3 Derrick Henry TEN vs IND
4 Aaron Jones GB @ SF
5 Alvin Kamara NO @ NE
6 Nick Chubb CLE vs CHI
7 Austin Ekeler LAC @ KC
8 Jonathan Taylor IND @ TEN
9 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs PHI
10 Najee Harris PIT vs CIN
11 Joe Mixon CIN @ PIT
12 Chris Carson SEA @ MIN
13 David Montgomery CHI @ CLE
14 Antonio Gibson WAS @ BUF
15 Saquon Barkley NYG vs ATL
16 Miles Sanders PHI @ DAL
17 D'Andre Swift DET vs BAL
18 Damien Harris NE vs NO
19 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs LAC
20 Myles Gaskin MIA @ LV
21 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CHI
22 Ty'Son Williams BAL @ DET
23 Chase Edmonds ARI @ JAC
24 Elijah Mitchell SF vs GB
25 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs NYJ
26 Javonte Williams DEN vs NYJ
27 James Robinson JAC vs ARI
28 Kenyan Drake LV vs MIA
29 Mike Davis ATL @ NYG
30 Leonard Fournette TB @ LAR
31 Devin Singletary BUF vs WAS
32 Jamaal Williams DET vs BAL
33 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs TB
34 Nyheim Hines IND @ TEN
35 Tony Pollard DAL vs PHI
36 James White NE vs NO
37 Latavius Murray BAL @ DET
38 James Conner ARI @ JAC
39 Mark Ingram II HOU vs CAR
40 Ronald Jones II TB @ LAR
41 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ DAL
42 Sony Michel LAR vs TB
43 J.D. McKissic WAS @ BUF
44 Tony Jones Jr. NO @ NE
45 Michael Carter NYJ @ DEN
46 David Johnson HOU vs CAR
47 AJ Dillon GB @ SF
48 Ty Johnson NYJ @ DEN
49 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ NYG
50 Phillip Lindsay HOU vs CAR
51 Darrel Williams KC vs LAC
52 Peyton Barber LV vs MIA
53 Carlos Hyde JAC vs ARI
54 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ DEN
55 Alexander Mattison MIN vs SEA
56 Giovani Bernard TB @ LAR
57 Zack Moss BUF vs WAS
58 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ LV
59 Damien Williams CHI @ CLE
60 Devontae Booker NYG vs ATL
61 Alex Collins SEA @ MIN
62 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ HOU
63 Malcolm Brown MIA @ LV
64 Justin Jackson LAC @ KC
65 Larry Rountree III LAC @ KC
66 Trey Sermon SF vs GB
67 Jerick McKinnon KC vs LAC
68 Samaje Perine CIN @ PIT
69 Marlon Mack IND @ TEN
70 Travis Homer SEA @ MIN
71 Jeremy McNichols TEN vs IND
72 Jake Funk LAR vs TB
73 J.J. Taylor NE vs NO
74 Matt Breida BUF vs WAS
75 Devonta Freeman BAL @ DET
76 Ty Montgomery NO @ NE
77 Kyle Juszczyk SF vs GB
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs CIN
79 Jaret Patterson WAS @ BUF
80 Jacques Patrick SF vs GB
81 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ MIN
82 Chris Evans CIN @ PIT
83 Josh Jacobs LV vs MIA
84 Trenton Cannon SF vs GB
85 Alec Ingold LV vs MIA
86 Kalen Ballage PIT vs CIN
87 Kylin Hill GB @ SF
88 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs ARI
89 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL @ NYG
90 Royce Freeman CAR @ HOU
91 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CHI
92 Jordan Wilkins IND @ TEN
93 Khalil Herbert CHI @ CLE
94 Boston Scott PHI @ DAL
95 Rashaad Penny SEA @ MIN
96 C.J. Ham MIN vs SEA
97 Dwayne Washington NO @ NE
98 Khari Blasingame TEN vs IND
99 Demetric Felton CLE vs CHI
100 Trey Ragas LV vs MIA
101 Kerryon Johnson SF vs GB
102 Qadree Ollison ATL @ NYG
103 Javian Hawkins TEN vs IND
104 Patrick Ricard BAL @ DET
105 Rex Burkhead HOU vs CAR
106 Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs NO
107 Le'Veon Bell BAL @ DET