A smattering of new names highlight our RB2 rankings this week.
RB Rankings for Week 14
|Todd Gurley II
|Matchups are irrelevant for Gurley as Coach Sean McVay continues to scheme defenses into 7-man fronts.
|The all-purpose touchdown machine gets a stellar Week 14 matchup.
|Kamara can easily finish as the Top RB this week against the Bucs.
|Dallas will feed its bellcow in this divisional showdown.
|High usage and a great matchup.
|Philbin will feed his bellcow in a plus matchup. We can expect the interim HC to get the ball into his playmakers' hands -- he wants to keep this job.
|A cake matchup for the lightning rod back.
|Expect 25 or more touches for the league's bellcow posterchild.
|Carolina's allowed a rushing touchdown in each of the last 4 weeks. Chubb's usage should be more stable this week than it was in Week 13.
|Cohen could be this week's offensive focal point for the Bears. He'll be heavily featured in the passing game as Chicago tries to keep up with the Rams.
|Chase Edmonds' vultured TDs were frustrating but DJ's usage was still in the 20+ range last week.
|Shaky Floor/High-Ceiling RB1
|Gio's starting to get work. Mixon will be needed if the Bengals hope to win though.
|High-Floor/Shaky Ceiling RB2s
|Jackson asserted himself as the Chargers top No. 2 RB. A glorious matchup awaits him in Week 14 against the Bengals.
|Edwards has been an efficient yardage-producer in his time and Baltimore's starter. He gets a great matchup to try to hit his ceiling against the Chiefs in Week 14.
|Michel's usage last week, although less than we'd hope, was promising. His second-half snap count was far ahead of White and Rex. Expect the Pats to salt the clock with him this week as they blowout the Miami Dolphins.
|Expect the Steelers to feautre Samuels in the first half as they zoom out to a lead over the hapless Raiders. He TE designation in Yahoo! leagues makes him this week's most valuable waiver add.
|Usage and matchup keep Miller as a solid RB2.
|Cook should have himself a solid day against a subpar Seahawks run D.
|It's likely Peterson finds room to run against the Snacks-less Giants defense.
|Jeff Wilson Jr.
|Wilson Jr. finds himself in line for 20+ touches against a soft Denver run D.
|He's the featured back in an albeit tough matchup.
|A steady workload keeps him as an RB2 in a tough matchup.
|If he can play, he's got a good chance to smash against a bad Arizona run defense.
|It's a very tough matchup and there are questions as to his workload. Stay tuned, there's more to learn.
|Ingram could eat big time in the second-half.
|His touches are decreasing but it's a stellar matchup.
|Goal-line work is there but he's a zero in the passing game -- both as a receiver and blocker. It's a tough matchup.
|Ridley should see solid second-half work this week against a very, very bad defense.
|A solid workload and a decent matchup.
|The matchup is poor but the usage is there for Barber to be a flex option.
|This is a tough rushing matchup, Hines will likely snag flex-worthy work from Mack through passing game usage.
|He's "matchup proof" flex play because Gruden will still try to establish the run even when his team is down multiple scores in the 3rd quarter.
|He's playing second fiddle to Jackson's lead but it's a soft enough matchup that 10 or so touches should lead to decent points.
|The Rams run defense is poor but CHI will be playing catchup. It's possible Howard rumbles for a 2-yard TD.
|Buffalo's run defense isn't dauting but he's banged up and on a bad team.
|Tannehill is utilizing him through the air. He's still the "No. 2 RB" though.
|Penny's played well in his change-of-pace role.
|He's seeing more work than Dion Lewis but he's facing the Jags.
|Technically he's the lead back.
|He should see double-digit touches.
|He'll see passing game work in the second half as Baltimore tries to catchup.
|The safety valve should be called upon now as he's returning to good health in a good matchup.
|Williams could be the darkhorse to takeover the lead role in KC's backfield.
|He's beginning to see more work now that Cincy's out of playoff contention.
|It's possible he sees more work for the playoff-less Cards.
|Yeldon could see passing game work.
|He's still seeing meaningful time to compensate for Josh Adams' passing game deficiencies.
|Murray could see goal-line work against Seattle's weak run defense.