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Running back PPR rankings for Week 14 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 14 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs for a short gain during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Nissan Stadium.  Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Final injury report

Christian McCaffrey did not practice on Friday and is doubtful to play the Broncos. Mike Davis will get the start.

Josh Jacobs is listed as questionable to play against the Colts, but reports suggest he will suit up this week.

D’Andre Swift is questionable, but did practice in full. He appears to be on track to play the Packers.

Antonio Gibson is out with turf toe. Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic will divvy up the running back snaps.

David Johnson was put on the Covid-19 list and will not play this week against the Bears. Duke Johnson will get the start.

Salvon Ahmed is out again while Myles Gaskin was taken off the injury report and will get the start against the Chiefs.

Out: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Alexander Mattison (illness), Antonio Gibson (toe)
Doubtful: Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Travis Homer (knee)
Questionable: Frank Gore (concussion), Kenyan Drake (ankle), D’Andre Swift (illness), Josh Jacobs (ankle), Ezekiel Elliott (calf)


Thursday injury report

Christian McCaffrey didn’t practice Thursday and is unlikely to play according to Matt Rhule. Mike Davis will get the main work against Denver.

Josh Jacobs got in a limited practice Thursday. It’s a good sign for his availability against the Colts, but he could still be a game-time decision.

D’Andre Swift has gotten in limited practices in the last two days. It would be nice to see a full practice from him on Friday before he faces a weak Packers run defense.

Kenyan Drake has a new hip injury that limited him on Thursday. Friday’s practice will be an important one for him before they face the Giants.

DNP: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Antonio Gibson (toe)
Limited: Todd Gurley (knee), Ito Smith (neck), Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, thigh), D’Andre Swift (illness), James Robinson (knee), Chris Carson (foot), Josh Jacobs (ankle), Kenyan Drake (limited)
Full: Phillip Lindsay (knee), Kerryon Johnson (knee), Devontae Booker (back), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness)


Wednesday injury report

Christian McCaffrey was limited with a thigh injury. This is a new injury, so he’ll likely need to get a full practice in before being cleared to play this week.

Salvon Ahmed was unable to practice while Myles Gaskin was limited. Gaskin should be on track to lead the way against the Chiefs this week.

Josh Jacobs was unable to practice and appears set to miss another week with his ankle injury. Devontae Booker would again be the lead back if Jacobs can’t go.

D’Andre Swift was limited to start the week, but that is a good sign as he is recovering from an illness. If all goes well he should be set to return this week against the Packers.

Antonio Gibson didn’t practice and is looking doubtful to play with a turf toe injury. J.D McKissic and Peyton Barber will get a boost in work against the 49ers.

DNP: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Antonio Gibson (toe), Josh Jacobs (ankle)
Limited: Todd Gurley (knee), Ito Smith (neck), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, thigh), Frank Gore (concussion), Kerryon Johnson (knee), D’Andre Swift (illness), Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Myles Gaskin (knee)
Full: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness), Darrynton Evans (hamstring), Cam Akers (shoulder)

Week 14 brought us one of the signs of the apocalypse as David Montgomery led the week in PPR fantasy points for running backs. Montgomery continues to be fairly average, but his usage in the receiving game along with goal line carries gives him enough opportunities to get you points.

Rookie running backs Cam Akers and Jonathan Taylor both had strong games and Akers saw the bulk of the work. Unfortunately, we still can’t be 100 percent sure either will be the lead backs for the rest of the season.

Injury news

Antonio Gibson has a toe injury that ruled him out quickly against the Steelers on Monday. We’ll need to hear more, but initially it appears like he’ll have a tough time playing this week.

Christian McCaffrey is expected to return this week against the Broncos.

Josh Jacobs appears unlikely to play this week against the Colts. Devontae Booker would be the lead back if he can’t go.

James Conner is expected back from the Covid-19 list this week.

Bye weeks

There are no teams on bye in Week 14.

Streaming options

Giovani Bernard, Bengals

With Brandon Allen taking over for the injured Joe Burrow, Bernard’s upside has been capped. But, a matchup with the Cowboys is good enough to give him a chance to be a good PPR play with Allen checking down often.

Myles Gaskin, Dolphins

The Chiefs are poor against the run and will likely get the Dolphins into pass-first mode sooner than later. That should help Gaskin see plenty of work in the passing game. Despite his poor efficiency, a catch, no matter the yardage, is one fantasy point in PPR and I expect a good floor for him this week.

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