Fantasy Football PPR Rankings Week 15: Running back

As the fantasy football playoffs go on, the start ’em, sit ’em decisions at running back are getting tougher. There are more lead backs emerging from situations that had previously been committee approaches, and the position as a whole is getting healthier. There are still a few injuries to monitor, but in general, our Week 15 fantasy RB PPR rankings are looking pretty deep.

The top injuries to watch involve Christian McCaffrey (shoulder/quad) and Antonio Gibson (toe). McCaffrey seems to have a new injury every week, but he did log some practice time in Week 14, so he may have a chance to return. Meanwhile, Gibson is dealing with a painful turf toe issue and will probably be “questionable.” If he can’t play, J.D. McKissic will be a true RB2 in PPR formats and could have a high ceiling thanks to the sheer amount of targets he gets on a weekly basis.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

There are also a couple of players on the COVID list that will need to be monitored. David Johnson and Myles Gaskin both missed Week 14 after landing on the list late in the week, and it’s unclear if they will be able to return in Week 15. It sounds like Gaskin will be out, as he has tested positive, but Johnson’s status is unknown. If he can’t play, Duke Johnson, a top pass-catcher, should be a solid RB2 even against a tough Colts defense. DeAndre Washington will likely fill in for Gaskin again, depending on the health of some of Miami’s other backs.

Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Per usual, a handful of players will move up in PPR formats thanks to their pass-catching ability. Notably, Nyheim Hines (vs. Texans), Jamaal Williams (vs. Panthers), Lynn Bowden (vs. Patriots), and James White (@ Dolphins) will be potential flexes in PPR while more TD-dependent options like Peyton Barber (vs. Seahawks), Gus Edwards (vs. Jaguars), and Zack Moss (@ Broncos) will move down a bit. 

Bowden, who’s also eligible at WR in most fantasy leagues, is one of the more interesting options should Miami’s backfield remain depleted. He’s caught 11-of-13 targets for 123 yards the past two weeks, and while he’s unlikely to do much running the ball, he’s always a candidate to throw a surprise pass and he should continue to be targeted often.

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates.

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Titans vs. Lions

Panthers @ Packers

Saints vs. Chiefs

Chargers @ Raiders

Packers vs. Panthers

Colts vs. Texans

Vikings vs. Bears

Bears @ Vikings

Lions @ Titans

Broncos vs. Bills

Raiders vs. Chargers

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Rams vs. Jets

Jaguars @ Ravens

Seahawks @ Washington

49ers @ Cowboys

Colts vs. Texans

Browns @ Giants

Cardinals vs. Eagles

Steelers @ Bengals

Ravens vs. Jaguars

49ers @ Cowboys

Eagles @ Cardinals

Washington vs. Seahawks

Giants vs. Browns

26 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. SF
27 David Johnson, HOU @ IND
28 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC @ NO
29 Damien Harris, NE @ MIA
30 DeAndre Washington, MIA vs. NE
31 Jamaal Williams, GB vs. CAR
32 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ NYG
33 Lynn Bowden, MIA vs. NE
34 Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. BUF
35 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. JAX
36 Devin Singletary, BUF @ DEN
37 Ty Johnson, NYJ @ LAR
38 Duke Johnson, HOU @ IND
39 Todd Gurley, ATL vs. TB
40 Adrian Peterson, DET @ TEN
41 Zack Moss, BUF @ DEN
42 Latavius Murray, NO vs. KC
43 Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. NYJ
44 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. PHI
45 James White, NE @ MIA
46 Ito Smith, ATL vs. TB
47 Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. PIT
48 Peyton Barber, WAS vs. SEA
49 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. SF
50 LeSean McCoy, TB @ ATL
51 Mark Ingram, BAL vs. JAX
52 Frank Gore, NYJ @ LAR
53 Justin Jackson, LAC @ LV
54 Carlos Hyde, SEA @ WAS
55 Trayveon Wiliams, CIN vs. PIT
56 Samaje Perine, CIN vs. PIT
57 Kalen Ballage, LAC @ LV
58 Mike Davis, CAR @ GB
59 Le’Veon Bell, KC @ NO
60 Boston Scott, PHI @ ARI
61 Jalen Richard, LV vs. LAC
62 Benny Snell, PIT @ CIN
63 Devontae Booker, LV vs. LAC
64 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. NYJ
65 Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. HOU
66 Sony Michel, NE @ MIA
67 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. DET
68 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. CLE
69 Brian Hill, ATL vs. TB
70 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ TEN
71 Darrel Williams, KC @ NO
72 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. BUF
73 Ameer Abdullah, MIN vs. CHI
74 Josh Adams, NYJ @ LAR

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