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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 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