Week 16 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

Last week wasn’t as disastrous because it might’ve been on the operating again place. It wasn’t nice — accidents and COVID points nonetheless prompted loads of roster complications — however there weren’t many stud backs unexpectedly affected. Chances are, extra havoc might be wreaked within the second spherical of the fantasy soccer playoffs, so anticipate loads of updates to our Week 16 fantasy RB PPR rankings all through the week. 

Ideally, matchups could be the largest fear, and there are undoubtedly a number of that would trigger some traditional starters to wind up benches. The hardest calls in PPR leagues might be Chase Edmonds (vs. Colts) and Myles Gaskin (@ Saints). Both are dealing with brutal opponents, however their high-target methods often retains them in PPR lineups. However, each struggled final week, and whereas we will attribute a few of that to each being “eased” again into their respective lineups, it nonetheless provides us pause this week. Plus, in win-or-go-home eventualities like most are confronted with now, it is honest to query whether or not a excessive ceiling or a excessive ground is extra helpful. Most of the time, it comes right down to your particular matchup. 

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


James Conner (vs. Colts), Myles Gaskin (@ Saints), Devonta Freeman (@ Bengals), Chuba Hubbard (vs. Buccaneers), D’Onta Foreman (vs. 49ers), and Devin Singletary (@ Patriots) are additionally in robust conditions this week. Conner is likely to be TD-or-bust in PPR since he does not determine to see as many targets with Edmonds again, however his TD upside is just too excessive to disregard. Foreman can also be robust to sit down, as he will get the overwhelming majority of Tennessee’s carries, however he is no positive factor both. The relaxation are most likely finest suited to benches relying in your others choices though a few of these opponents (Bengals, Bucs, Pats) surrender a good quantity of receptions to RBs. The backs dealing with these groups merely aren’t dependable sufficient to provide. That additionally is likely to be true of Ronald Jones (@ Panthers) if he is beginning instead of Leonard Fournette (hamstring), as he would profile simillar to Conner. 

Quarterback | Running again | Wide receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

If you are on the lookout for sleepers, handcuffs Darrel Williams (vs. Steelers), Sony Michel (@ Vikings), Jordan Howard (@ Giants), and Rex Burkhead (vs. Chargers) all have extra upside than traditional. Michel and Howard will not catch many passes, so that they’re additionally TD-or-bust, which could make them too dangerous in PPR codecs, however Williams and Burkhead often get some catches. In their extremely favorable matchups, they may simply come by.

The “borderline” backs with one of the best matchups are Darrell Henderson (@ Vikings), Michael Carter (vs. Jaguars), Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams (@ Raiders), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (vs. Steelers), Miles Sanders (@ Giants), and Detroit’s starter (@ Falcons), which is more likely to be Jamaal Williams. All needs to be performed this week in 12-team leagues, as all are able to catching a minimum of a handful of passes to go together with what needs to be strong days on the bottom.


Like we stated earlier than, there might be loads of modifications all through the week to those rankings, so make sure that to handcuff your prime RBs. It would not harm to even handcuff your handcuffs when you’ve got sufficient house in your roster. It’s going to be a wacky remaining two weeks (Craig Reynolds and Duke Johnson, anybody?), so prepare should you’re nonetheless alive to your fantasy title.

Note: We’ll be updating these RB PPR rankings all through the week, so test again for evaluation and the most recent participant motion.

Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 16: Who to begin at operating again

Rankings are primarily based on full-point PPR scoring

  • #1


    Jonathan Taylor, Colts

  • #2

    Austin Ekeler, Chargers

  • #3

    Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons

  • #4

    James Robinson, Jaguars

  • #5

    Najee Harris, Steelers

  • #6

    David Montgomery, Bears

  • #8

    Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers

  • #10

    Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs

  • #11

    Darrell Henderson, Rams

  • #12

    Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys

  • #14

    Antonio Gibson, Washington

  • #16

    Javonte Williams, Broncos

  • #18

    Melvin Gordon, Broncos

  • #20

    Saquon Barkley, Giants

  • #23

    Rashaad Penny, Seahawks

  • #24

    Miles Sanders, Eagles

  • (*16*)


    James Conner, Cardinals

  • 26 Devonta Freeman, BAL @ CIN
    27 Elijah Mitchell, SF @ TEN
    28 D’Onta Foreman, TEN vs. SF
    29 Rex Burkhead, HOU vs. LAC
    30 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. IND
    31 Chuba Hubbard, CAR vs. TB
    32 Jamaal Williams, DET @ ATL
    33 Darrel Williams, KC vs. PIT
    34 Damien Harris, NE vs. BUF
    35 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ NO
    36 Devin Singletary, BUF @ NE
    37 David Johnson, HOU vs. LAC
    38 Sony Michel, LAR @ MIN
    39 Jordan Howard, PHI vs. NYG
    40 Tevin Coleman, NYJ vs. JAX
    41 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ DAL
    42 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE vs. BUF
    43 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. WAS
    44 Mark Ingram, NO vs. MIA
    45 AJ Dillon, GB vs. CLE
    46 Justin Jackson, LAC @ HOU
    47 Mike Davis, ATL vs. DET
    48 Duke Johnson, MIA @ NO
    49 Dontrell Hilliard, TEN vs. SF
    50 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. SF
    51 Latavius Murray, BAL @ CIN
    52 Devontae Booker, NYG @ PHI
    53 Boston Scott, PHI vs. NYG
    54 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. LAR
    55 Ameer Abdullah, CAR vs. TB
    56 Matt Breida, BUF @ NE
    57 Phillip Lindsay, MIA @ NO
    58 Nyheim Hines, IND @ ARI
    59 Joshua Kelley, LAC @ HOU
    60 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE @ GB
    61 Brandon Bolden, NE vs. BUF
    62 Carlos Hyde, JAX @ NYJ
    63 Samaje Perine, CIN vs. BAL
    64 Craig Reynolds, DET @ ATL
    65 Alex Collins, SEA vs. CHI
    66 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF @ TEN
    67 Ronald Jones II, TB @ CAR
    68 Peyton Barber, LV vs. DEN
    69 Godwin Igwebuike, DET @ ATL
    70 Royce Freeman, HOU vs. LAC
    71 Khalil Herbert, CHI @ SEA
    72 Jaret Patterson, WAS @ DAL

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