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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs for Week 14

Joe Mixon is hurt but he is playing at an elite level.

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It’s Week 14 of fantasy football. Here are some news and notes about running backs...

  • Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota will be in Minnesota’s dome but should feature a fair amount of running.
  • Keep an eye on Injuries to Alvin Kamara, Eli Mitchell, Austin Ekeler, Chase Edmonds, David Johnson, Melvin Gordon III, J.D. McKissic and D’Andre Swift.
  • My gut feeling tells me Denver, New Orleans, Carolina and Tennessee go run-heavy this week.
  • We should see some tandem work with Alvin Kamara/Mark Ingram II, Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt, Ezekiel Elliott/Tony Pollard and Dontrell Hilliard/D’Onta Foreman

Week 14 Running Back Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Joe Mixon Cin vs SF Questionable - six straight games with rush TDs
2 Najee Harris Pit @ Min A rush TD or 70+ rush yards in five of the last six games
3 Nick Chubb Cle vs Bal Only two games this season where Chubb didn't have 80 rush yards or a TD
4 Alexander Mattison Min vs Pit Filled in well for Dalvin Cook with 90 yards and 1 TD last week
5 Eli Mitchell SF @ Cin Questionable - he's in concussion protocol but he has over 280 yards and 2 Rush TDs over his last three games
6 Javonte Williams Den vs Det Favorable matchup this week for the Broncos
7 Antonio Gibson Was vs Dal Gibson is averaging over 20 carries per game over his last four games
8 Austin Ekeler LAC vs NYG Questionable - becoming somewhat TD dependent and had some fumbling lately
9 Alvin Kamara NO @ NYJ Questionable - favorable matchup this week for the Saints; he and his O-Line are banged up; if he plays he will go off
10 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ Ari Arizona has been more generous towards RBs lately; hopefully Henderson healed up a bit last week not playing
11 Josh Jacobs LV @ KC Back to back games with Rush TDs
12 Leonard Fournette TB vs Buf He's been up and down a lot lately with 30 yard performances then multiple TDs the next week
13 Saquon Barkley NYG @ LAC Favorable matchup this week for the Giants; he has yet to eclipse 60 rush yards in a game this year
14 David Montgomery Chi @ GB Rush attempts are increasing and he's getting more productive
15 James Conner Ari vs LAR Super TD man finally went a week without a TD for the first time since week 6
16 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl @ Car Tough Matchup for the Falcons this week
17 Chuba Hubbard Car vs Atl He has the reigns again, I'm putting him at RB 2 in this favorable matchup
18 Jamaal Williams Det @ Den 60-70 yards the last two weeks
19 Aaron Jones GB vs Chi It's been five games since he had at least 60 rush yards in a game
20 Ezekiel Elliott Dal @ Was Ezekiel is averaging just 11 carries per game over his last three games
21 James Robinson Jax @ Ten Tough matchup for the Jaguars this week; fresh off a down week from Robinson
22 AJ Dillon GB vs Chi 60 yards in two of his last three games
23 Devonta Freeman Bal @ Cle 40-50 yards each week and somewhat TD dependent, back end RB 2
24 Chase Edmonds Ari vs LAR Questionable - Monday night game gives him an extra day and Kliff expects him to play
25 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs LV Still not getting a lot of carries, sitting in the low teens
26 Kareem Hunt Cle vs Bal Questionable - he seems to be more productive then Chubb but he's still getting over his injury
27 Mark Ingram II NO @ NYJ Favorable matchup this week for the Saints; If Kamara is out; Ingram is a top 10 play
28 David Johnson Hou vs Sea Questionable - favorable matchup for the Texans; expecting 40-50 yards
29 Dontrell Hilliard Ten vs Jax Dontrell went off against the Patriots last week
30 Tevin Coleman NYJ vs NO Tough matchup this week for the Jets; he has double digit carries in each of his last two games
31 Tony Pollard Dal @ Was He broke free for a monster TD last week against the Saints
32 Melvin Gordon III Den vs Det Questionable - favorable matchup this week for the Broncos but he's nursing some injuries
33 Devin Singletary Buf @ TB Low end RB 3 at best
34 D'Andre Swift Det @ Den Questionable - over 100 yards in week 10 and 11 but the shoulder injury is concerning
35 J.D. McKissic Was vs Dal Questionable - concussion protocol is an issue but if he plays he can exploit the Dallas LB with his pass catching
36 D'Onta Foreman Ten vs Jax D'Onta and Dontrell both had great games last week
37 Darrel Williams KC vs LV Just five carries each of the last two games
38 Mike Davis Atl @ Car The 1 TD doesn’t have me buying in
39 Ameer Abdullah Car vs Atl Favorable matchup this week for the Panthers; three TOTAL carries across last two weeks
40 Sony Michel LAR @ Ari Filled in well in Henderson's absnce but Darrell is likely back this week
41 JaMycal Hasty SF @ Cin Appears to be healthy
42 Latavius Murray Bal @ Cle Handcuff
43 Ty Johnson NYJ vs NO Tough matchup this week for the Jets
44 Matt Breida Buf @ TB Handcuff
45 Jalen Richard LV @ KC Covid concern
46 Carlos Hyde Jax @ Ten Tough matchup this week for the Jaguars
47 Rex Burkhead Hou vs Sea Favorable matchup this week for the Texans