Fantasy football rankings, Week 15: Running backs in PPR, standard leagues

Lucky for you, the next Le’Veon Bell and Matt Forte might still be on the waiver wire.

While some continue riding the highs of Le’Veon Bell and DeMarco Murray, you might only be playing in your Championship (or semis) due to the breakouts of Joique Bell, Jonathan Stewart or C.J. Anderson. I know you didn’t plan for it to be this way, but continue playing the cards you’re dealt and hope those pickups keep matching the upper echelon of backs. As for this week, you might be able to escape without a top five name yet again.

Jeremy Hill, for instance, has the benefit of facing a Cleveland Browns defense that continues to allow 4.4 yards per carry to opposing running backs. A timeshare with Giovani Bernard might scare some off, but Hill has accumulated eight more touches than Bernard over the past two weeks and remains the workhorse as it pertains to the running game in Cincinnati.

Doug Martin might not be the best of options, but he’s the clear No. 1 option in Tampa Bay when healthy. His matchup last week against the Detroit Lions was a bad one, but Martin was used heavily against the Cincinnati Bengals only a week prior. If you’re desperate, Martin just might be the flex play you’re looking for.

James Starks and Knile Davis should also be picked up since both Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy have yet to practice this week. If anything, nab them to assure your opponent doesn’t turn right around and use them against you. After all, the only fantasy owner that should get burnt by a mid-week pickup is your opponent, not you.

Running back rankings (Standard), Week 15

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT @ATL 4 1 1 1
2 DeMarco Murray DAL @PHI 6 2 2 2
3 Arian Foster HOU @IND 2 6 3 4
4 Matt Forte CHI NO 1 5 4 5
5 Jamaal Charles KC OAK 3 3 10 3
6 C.J. Anderson DEN @SD 7 4 5 6
7 Justin Forsett BAL JAC 5 11 7 7
8 Marshawn Lynch SEA SF 9 7 6 9
9 LeSean McCoy PHI DAL 10 8 8 8
10 Eddie Lacy GB @BUF 8 9 9 10
11 Joique Bell DET MIN 11 13 12 12
12 Mark Ingram NO @CHI 23 10 13 11
13 Tre Mason STL AZ 14 15 17 16
14 Dan Herron IND HOU 15 19 15 17
15 Isaiah Crowell CLE CIN 16 14 23 14
16 Alfred Morris WAS @NYG 17 12 25 13
17 Jeremy Hill CIN @CLE 18 17 14 19
18 Rashad Jennings NYG WAS 13 24 11 24
19 Jonathan Stewart CAR TB 22 16 19 15
20 LeGarrette Blount NE MIA 12 21 20 22
21 Ryan Mathews SD DEN 19 23 16 25
22 Lamar Miller MIA @NE 25 18 22 20
23 Latavius Murray OAK @KC 30 20 18 18
24 Chris Ivory NYJ @TEN 24 22 26 23
25 Fred Jackson BUF GB 20 25 29 21
26 Steven Jackson ATL PIT 21 30 21 27
27 Giovani Bernard CIN @CLE 29 26 24 26
28 Chris Johnson NYJ @TEN 31 28 27 28
29 Denard Robinson JAC @BAL 28 29 31 30
30 Andre Williams NYG WAS 33 27 33 29
31 Terrance West CLE CIN 32 32 30 32
32 Frank Gore SF @SEA 26 33 36 31
33 Kerwynn Williams AZ @STL 34 31 34 33
34 Doug Martin TB @CAR 39 35 28 35
35 Shane Vereen NE MIA 36 34 40 34
36 Reggie Bush DET MIN 46 37 32 38
37 Matt Asiata MIN @DET 35 39 41 39
38 Pierre Thomas NO @CHI 47 36 35 37
39 Bishop Sankey TEN NYJ 43 38 42 36
40 Trent Richardson IND HOU 44 40 37 40
41 Juwan Thompson DEN @SD 27 46 46 46
42 Carlos Hyde SF @SEA 49 42 44 42
43 Marcel Reece OAK @KC 42 41 47 47
44 James Starks GB @BUF 50 45 39 -
45 Bernard Pierce BAL JAC 37 - 49 48
46 Stepfan Taylor AZ @STL 40 44 - -
47 Alfred Blue HOU @IND 41 - 45 -
48 Darren Sproles PHI DAL 48 - 48 41
49 Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL JAC - 43 - 44
50 Knile Davis KC OAK - - 38 50
Benny Cunningham STL AZ 38 - - -
Ben Tate MIN @DET - 49 43 -
Mike Tolbert CAR TB - - - 43
Dexter McCluster TEN NYJ 45 - - -
Marion Grice AZ @STL - - - 45
Theo Riddick DET MIN - 47 - -
Roy Helu WAS @NYG - 48 - -
DeAngelo Williams CAR TB - - - 49
Anthony Dixon BUF GB - - 50 -
Toby Gerhart JAC @BAL - 50 - -

Running back rankings (PPR), Week 15

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT @ATL 3 1 1 1
2 DeMarco Murray DAL @PHI 4 2 2 2
3 Matt Forte CHI NO 1 3 4 3
4 Arian Foster HOU @IND 2 6 3 5
5 C.J. Anderson DEN @SD 6 5 5 6
6 Jamaal Charles KC OAK 5 4 9 4
7 Marshawn Lynch SEA SF 8 8 6 8
8 Justin Forsett BAL JAC 7 9 7 7
9 LeSean McCoy PHI DAL 11 7 8 9
10 Eddie Lacy GB @BUF 9 10 10 10
11 Joique Bell DET MIN 10 13 12 13
12 Mark Ingram NO @CHI 20 11 14 11
13 Dan Herron IND HOU 14 12 18 12
14 Jeremy Hill CIN @CLE 15 16 13 21
15 Tre Mason STL AZ 13 19 15 19
16 Rashad Jennings NYG WAS 12 26 11 22
17 Alfred Morris WAS @NYG 16 14 28 15
18 Jonathan Stewart CAR TB 24 21 16 16
19 Isaiah Crowell CLE CIN 19 17 24 17
20 Lamar Miller MIA @NE 23 15 23 18
21 Fred Jackson BUF GB 18 18 30 14
22 Ryan Mathews SD DEN 21 24 17 25
23 Latavius Murray OAK @KC 30 20 19 20
24 Giovani Bernard CIN @CLE 27 22 20 23
25 LeGarrette Blount NE MIA 17 28 21 27
26 Chris Ivory NYJ @TEN 25 23 26 26
27 Steven Jackson ATL PIT 22 31 22 31
28 Denard Robinson JAC @BAL 26 27 33 29
29 Chris Johnson NYJ @TEN 29 35 25 28
30 Shane Vereen NE MIA 31 25 38 24
31 Andre Williams NYG WAS 32 32 34 32
32 Pierre Thomas NO @CHI 40 30 31 30
33 Terrance West CLE CIN 35 34 32 35
34 Kerwynn Williams AZ @STL 38 29 35 34
35 Reggie Bush DET MIN 42 33 29 33
36 Frank Gore SF @SEA 28 38 40 37
37 Doug Martin TB @CAR 43 37 27 39
38 Matt Asiata MIN @DET 33 41 46 36
39 Marcel Reese OAK @KC 37 36 42 41
40 Darren Sproles PHI DAL 41 39 39 38
41 Bishop Sankey TEN NYJ 45 40 44 40
42 Trent Richardson IND HOU 44 42 41 43
43 Dexter McCluster TEN NYJ 39 49 43 49
44 Benny Cunningham STL AZ 36 48 - 48
45 James Starks GB @BUF 47 - 36 -
46 Carlos Hyde SF @SEA - 43 49 42
47 Juwan Thompson DEN @SD 34 50 - -
48 Knile Davis KC OAK - - 37 50
49 Stepfan Taylor AZ @STL 48 44 - 47
50 Alfred Blue HOU @IND 49 - 45 -
Mike Tolbert CAR TB - - - 44
Bernard Pierce BAL JAC 46 - 50 -
Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL JAC - 45 - -
Jacquizz Rodgers ATL PIT - 46 - 45
Marion Grice AZ @STL - - - 46
Roy Helu WAS @NYG - - 47 -
Marion Grice AZ @STL - 47 - -
Ben Tate MIN @DET - - 48 -
Darren McFadden OAK @KC 50 - - -
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