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Week 14 Running Back Rankings - Standard Leagues

Your Week 14 guide to help you decide which running backs to use.

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The fantasy football playoffs are here and you probably still don't know what to do with your running backs. This position has been a crapshoot and a half, and this week won't be any different.

Rank Player Team Opponent Analysis
1 Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers NO Finally got back into the end zone last week, and gets a hilariously bad Saints defense this week.
2 David Johnson Arizona Cardinals MIN Doesn't seem to matter who the RB is in this offense, but David Johnson might be the best they've had this year.
3 Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers ATL Doug Martin and J Stew switch bad opponents. Both should replicate or surpass each other's success from a week ago.
4 LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills @PHI The Shady-Eagles revenge game is upon us. McCoy is on fire right now and the Eagles won't stop him.
5 Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons @CAR Death, taxes, and Freeman scoring over 10 fantasy points.
6 DeAngelo Williams Pittsburgh Steelers @CIN He's a usage monster and a dominant one.
7 Chris Ivory New York Jets TEN His hit or miss fantasy weeks have been kind of killer, but he should reward his owners this week in a middle-of-the-road matchup.
8 Matt Forte Chicago Bears WAS Gets another good matchup this week, coming off an 18 fantasy point performance.
9 Lamar Miller Miami Dolphins NYG Should keep it going this week as the focal point of their new coordinator's offense.
10 T.J. Yeldon Jacksonville Jaguars IND Finally found the end zone again, as they gave him red zone carries. Has a good chance to score again this week.
11 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings @ARI Their anemic passing offense is a cause for concern, and this week could play out like last week's blowout, but he should get more touches.
12 Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints @TB Has easily been the most consistent and trustworthy fantasy running back.
13 Thomas Rawls Seattle Seahawks @BAL The Ravens run defense sprung some leaks against Lamar Miller last week, but they are still one of the toughest to crack.
14 Ronnie Hillman Denver Broncos OAK With C.J. Anderson nursing a bad ankle injury, Hillman should monopolize the backfield in an inviting matchup.
15 Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals PIT This is going to be a Gio game with a ton of receiving production, with the Steelers run defense playing at an elite level.
16 Latavius Murray Oakland Raiders @DEN Though the matchup is tough, Denver is easily hurt by pass catching backs and Murray can do it all.
17 Charcandrick West Kansas City Chiefs SD The backfield situation is unclear, but the pedestrian matchup isn't.
18 Todd Gurley St. Louis Rams DET His talent shined through during his hot streak, but this entire team is an empty void of production right now.
19 Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers DAL He's only this high because of coachspeak and bad options behind him. He's dead to me otherwise.
20 Shaun Draughn San Francisco 49ers @CLE Has been a safe option and gets a great matchup.
21 Javorius Allen Baltimore Ravens SEA The Ravens may not score a point, but he gives you a nice floor with his receiving usage.
22 Darren McFadden Dallas Cowboys @GB The offense looked atrocious with Tony Romo out, save for a late game DMC touchdown that probably should've never even happened.
23 Frank Gore Indianapolis Colts @JAX Battling through soreness and inefficiency, Gore put up 15 points against a tough defense. He gets an easier draw this week.
24 Ryan Mathews Philadelphia Eagles BUF Coming off a delayed absence into possibly the lead role in this backfield.
25 Spencer Ware Kansas City Chiefs SD Ware ripped apart the Chargers three weeks ago, but his path for carries is unclear.
26 Jeremy Langford Chicago Bears WAS Still doing damage with relatively limited work behind Forte.
27 Jeremy Hill Cincinnati Bengals PIT Hill is going to struggle to find any room to run in this matchup. A short touchdown would be his saving grace.
28 LeGarrette Blount New England Patriots @HOU Maybe he'll score a short touchdown. Probably not.
29 Ameer Abdullah Detroit Lions @STL He's topped his season-high in rushing yards in two straight weeks. Let's see if he can keep it going.
30 Duke Johnson Cleveland Browns SF I don't know what this offense will look like.
31 Matt Jones Washington Redskins @CHI Jay Gruden is just the worst.
32 James White New England Patriots @HOU Does he have a medium between going off or putting up a goose egg?
33 Bilal Powell New York Jets TEN This week's game script favors Ivory much more, but Powell has earned more touches.
34 Melvin Gordon San Diego Chargers @KC They just keep trotting him out there and he does nothing.
35 Charles Sims Tampa Bay Buccaneers NO Should get plenty of usage in a potential shootout.
36 DeMarco Murray Philadelphia Eagles BUF What a disgusting year for high-round running back picks.
37 Jonathan Grimes Houston Texans NE The Texans should be down most game, meaning Grimes will feature more as the better pass catching option in their backfield.
38 James Starks Green Bay Packers DAL Worst case scenario: 4 points. Best case scenario: 9 points.
39 Danny Woodhead San Diego Chargers @KC He's one of the most efficient running backs in the league and they don't use him. It's beyond my comprehension.
40 Isaiah Crowell Cleveland Browns SF This team is a travesty.
41 Rashad Jennings New York Giants @MIA Pick a running back, Tom Coughlin.
42 Darren Sproles Philadelphia Eagles BUF Pick a running back, Chip Kelly.
43 Antonio Andrews Tennessee Titans @NYJ I know this is really low, but the Titans aren't going to be able to run the ball at all.
44 Mike Tolbert Carolina Panthers ATL Touchdown or nothing.
45 Theo Riddick Detroit Lions @STL What will Jim Bob Cooter do?
46 Shane Vereen New York Giants @MIA Pick a running back, Tom Coughlin.
47 Jay Ajayi Miami Dolphins NYG Usage is limited, but the Dolphins should be able to move the ball easily.
48 Chris Polk Houston Texans NE Pick a running back, Bill O'Brien.
49 Alfred Blue Houston Texans NE

Pick a running back, Bill O'Brien.

50 Andre Williams New York Giants @MIA Pick a running back, Tom Coughlin.