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2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Week 15 Running Backs

Congratulations. Whether through a bye week or a scrappy Week 14 W, you’re now one step closer to that fantasy ship… and proving you’re smarter than all of your idiot league mates. Don’t be robbed of a life moment that’ll rank alongside the birth of your first child this late in the game, and make sure your lineup is perfect with our Week 15 Rankings.  Hit us up on Twitter @RotoStreetJ or on our Facebook page for any burning Sit/Start questions.

Tier 1 – Potential Top Scorers

1) David Johnson (ARI) vs. NO

2) Le’Veon Bell (PIT) @ CIN

Tier 1.5

3) Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) vs. TB

4) LeSean McCoy (BUF) vs. CLE

5) Devonta Freeman (ATL) vs. SF

Tier 2 – Remaining RB1s

6) DeMarco Murray (TEN) @ KC

7) Carlos Hyde (SF) @ ATL

8) Latavius Murray (OAK) @ SD

9) LeGarrette Blount (NE) @ DEN – Have a feeling the Pats will want to shove this game right down the Broncos throat, which starts with Blount’s massive meat hammer.

Tier 2.5

10) Thomas Rawls (SEA) vs. LA

11) Lamar Miller (HOU) vs. JAC

12) Tevin Coleman (ATL) vs. SF – The 49ers are so puke-worthy that both Freeman and Coleman are top-12 plays; in clock-killing mode, Coleman might actually be the sneaky stronger play.

13) Bilal Powell (NYJ) vs. MIA – It looks like Matt Forte is a game-time decision, but it would be smart to roll with Powell either way. Even if Forte plays, Powell should get the majority of the touches and rack up fantasy points along the way.

Tier 3 – Quality RB2s

14) Jordan Howard (CHI) vs. GB

15) Jeremy Hill (CIN) vs. PIT

16) Jay Ajayi (MIA) @ NYJ – Has been little more than a glorified plodder the past few weeks.

17) Jonathan Stewart (CAR) @ WAS

18) Robert Kelley (WAS) vs. CAR

19) Kenneth Farrow (SD) vs. OAK

20) Spencer Ware (KC) vs. TEN – See Ajayi, Jay but for a longer period of time + in a tougher Week 15 matchup.

Tier 3.5

21) Theo Riddick (DET) @ NYG

22) Frank Gore (IND) @ MIN

23) Kenneth Dixon (BAL) vs PHI

24) Mike Gillislee (BUF) vs. CLE – A newfound and hideous vulture, Gillslee’s as good a bet as any for at least one TD here.

25) Doug Martin (TB) @ DAL

Tier 4 – Desperation but startable

26) Darren Sproles (PHI) @ BAL QUESTIONABLE – As of now, Sproles is still in the leagues concussion protocol. Should he play, he can be fired up as the Eagles best shot at backfield production via the air against this stingy ground defense.

27) Dion Lewis (NE) @ DEN

28) Jerick McKinnon (MIN) vs. IND

29) Isaiah Crowell (CLE) @ BUF

30) Matt Asiata (MIN) vs. IND

31) TJ Yeldon (JAC) @ HOU – I hate to admit it, but his check-down role is very real, keeping him very relevant in PPR leagues.

32) Todd Gurley (LA) @ SEA

33) Mark Ingram (NO) @ ARI – Very, very, very tough to trust right now, especially in this ugly matchup.

34) James White (NE) @ DEN

Tier 5 – Better luck next year

35) Charles Sims (TB)  @ DAL

36) Derrick Henry (TEN) @ KC – Maybe he sneaks a TD in.

37) Ryan Mathews (PHI) @ BAL

38) Rashad Jennings (NYG) vs. DET

39) Duke Johnson (CLE) @ BUF

40) Chris Thompson (WAS) vs. CAR

41) Ronnie Hillman (SD) vs. OAK – If anyone in this group was going to shock…

42) Terrance West (BAL) vs. PHI

43) Paul Perkins (NYG) vs. DET

44) Justin Forsett (DEN) vs. NE

45) Devontae Booker (DEN) vs. NE

46) Jalen Richard (OAK) @ SD

47) Christine Michael (GB) @ CHI

Can’t bring myself to type any of these other names…


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