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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 viable streamer.

Leonard Fournette #7 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carries the ball down the field in the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Why do we bother drafting running backs at all? Another week, another slew of injuries at the position to further complicate our journey towards a fantasy football championship. 2021’s No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts, Christian McCaffrey, is out for the season, while No. 2, Dalvin Cook, manages two shoulder dislocations that could keep him out of lineups for the next couple of weeks and Alvin Kamara has missed three straight games. We’re here to help you win at the running back position Week 13 and dominate your fantasy matchups.

Injury news

As noted above, Christian McCaffrey is done with the season due to an ankle injury. Chuba Hubbard will take the bulk of the work for the Panthers with him out of the lineup, but after their Week 13 bye, they do have a couple of tough matchups between the Bills and Buccaneers.

Dalvin Cook is likely out for Week 13 after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 12. He’s got a significant history of shoulder injuries and was already managing one before being carted off of the field in Sunday’s contest against the 49ers. Alexander Mattison is all but a lock for an RB1 performance as long as Cook is off of the field.

Alvin Kamara returned to practice this week after missing his third-straight game with a knee injury. His status remains uncertain for Week 13, but on the plus side for the Saints, veteran back Mark Ingram has practiced in full after missing Week 12 with a knee injury.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been managing a knee injury, and despite reports that the team may rest him to allow for some recovery, it seems he’s determined to keep playing. Jerry Jones said this week that he expects Elliott to “carry a serious load” in Week 13... so anything is possible.

Lions RB D’Andre Swift was ruled out early on Thanksgiving with a shoulder injury and is uncertain for Week 13. If he’s inactive, fire up Jamaal Williams as an RB2 against the Vikings.

RB JD McKissic had a big scare on Monday Night Football after being carted off with a neck injury following his two-touchdown performance in primetime. His agent, Doug Henderson, tweeted after the game that he is “all good”. His status for Week 13 is unknown at this time.

Bye weeks

The Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans are on a Week 13 bye. Fantasy managers will be without the dynamic duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, along with Chuba Hubbard, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon and Dontrell Hilliard.

Week 13 streamer

Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets

This won’t feel great, but Scott could be in a great position to surprise yet again against the Jets defense in Week 13. Prior to their outing against a diminished Texans rushing attack, the Jets had allowed at least one RB 10+ PPR points in every game this season and five separate perforamnces of 24+ PPR points. Keep in mind that teammate Jordan Howard could possibly return from injury this week, which would lower Scott’s upside, but the matchup is a juicy one regardless.

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