It’s time for fantasy football’s second season, and each begin ’em, sit ’em determination is beneath intense scrutiny. That’s very true at running back, the place accidents create fixed rigidity. Our Week 15 fantasy RB rankings may help ease among the burden in discovering studs, sleepers, and potential stumblers, however chances are high all of the “questionables” will drive a number of updates earlier than kickoffs.
Thankfully, the byes are over, however among the groups coming off bye — specifically, the Eagles and Patriots — had key backs injured in their final video games. That makes it robust to venture who will prepared the ground this week. The Eagles are an particularly huge thriller with Jordan Howard (knee) already harm earlier than Miles Sanders (ankle) acquired dinged and Boston Scott (sickness) basically sat out. Look for updates early in the week on these gamers.
WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Wide Receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Some of the most effective matchups this week go to backs who aren’t usually thought of “RB1s.” Myles Gaskin (vs. Jets), Darrell Henderson (vs. Seahawks), James Conner and Chase Edmonds (@ Lions), and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (@ Chargers) are all must-starts thanks to extremely favorable conditions. Even D’Onta Foreman (@ Steelers) is in that group. They be a part of the slumping James Robinson (vs. Texans) as backs with top-five matchups (and, sure, Robinson can also be a must-start if his no-show final week did not knock you out of playoff rivalry).
WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Going deeper, the Chargers’ duo of Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley (vs. Chiefs), and Houston’s duo of Rex Burkhead/Royce Freeman and David Johnson (vs. Jaguars) are additionally in good spots, nevertheless it’s at all times tough to belief backs in these kinds of committees. The identical goes for even high handcuffs in good matchups, like Tony Pollard (vs. Giants), Sony Michel (vs. Seahawks), Jeremy McNichols and Dontrell Hilliard (@ Steelers), and Darrel Williams (@ Chargers). If Pollard (foot) is out once more, Corey Clement will not be value utilizing.
WEEK 15 FANTASY: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’em
Of course, guys like Michel and Williams might nonetheless be in play over among the starters with poor matchups. There aren’t many borderline guys who stand out this week, as among the hardest matchups are reserved for bona fide studs like Jonathan Taylor (vs. Patriots), Najee Harris (vs. Titans), Leonard Fournette (vs. Saints), and Aaron Jones (@ Ravens), however backs like Rashaad Penny (@ Rams), Jamaal Williams (vs. Cardinals), Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson (@ Colts), and Sanders/Howard (vs. Washington) are very a lot on the start-sit bubble. Penny will likely be robust to sit after final week, and Harris (ankle) at all times has TD upside when wholesome, however these backs have decrease flooring than you may suppose.
WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo
We’re at that time in the season the place there are going to be some shock breakouts, whether or not it is a third-stringer getting his first profession begin (see Craiga Reynolds) or a handcuff getting extra enjoying than anticipated in a selected recreation (see Penny). You clearly cannot plan for in-game surprises, however should you play matchups — with a detailed eye on latest traits in addition to season-long traits — and regulate for utilization, you may simply shock your self with a few of your lineup choices. But names do not matter now — successful does — and we’ll be right here to enable you get these Ws.
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Note: We’ll be updating these RB rankings all through the week, so examine back for evaluation and the newest participant motion.
Fantasy RB Rankings Week 15: Who to begin at running back
Rankings are based mostly on normal, non-PPR scoring