Operating backs have been a very powerful a part of fantasy soccer rosters for a very long time, and even in a pass-happy league, they continue to be key as most leagues start their fantasy playoffs. When you have the names on the high of our Week 14 fantasy RB rankings, like Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb and Saquon Barkley, you are feeling like you could have an opportunity irrespective of who your opponent has. However yearly there are additionally some sleepers that lead workforce to fantasy glory, and so they usually emerge by easy happenstance on the RB place. Patrick Laird, anybody?
For those who had instructed me in Week 1 that Laird, a participant I hadn’t heard of till about Week 9, can be a focus of the Week 14 RB rankings, I’d’ve been very involved. However any time you’ll be able to take a pass-catching again in a pass-heavy offense that trails quite a bit and line him up in opposition to the Jets, Giants and Bengals, it’s important to at the least take discover. After all, this all relies on Kalen Ballage remaining out together with his leg damage, or perhaps you will be counting on that plodder as a substitute.
WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
The factor is, Laird may not even be one of the best man accessible on waivers at RB this week. Relying on the league, others accessible may embrace Benny Snell Jr., Derrius Guice, Raheem Mostert and Bo Scarbrough. There weren’t even many accidents to fret about in Week 14, however if you happen to’ve been struggling to fill the RB slots in your lineup, hit that wire exhausting.
You will not win within the fantasy playoffs with out your studs, although. Somebody like Alvin Kamara, whose carries have been down since his return from damage, provides to that with a troublesome matchup in opposition to San Francisco. However it truly may assist Kamara that extra of his work has come by way of the air of late, and you continue to have to begin him. You even have to begin Ezekiel Elliott in opposition to the Bears — we would not count on an ideal yards per carry, however Dallas will likely be dedicated to getting Zeke the ball.
WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Operating again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish
Extra on the border of issues are David Montgomery (vs. Cowboys) and Carlos Hyde (vs. Broncos) — you recognize you are getting quantity with each, however quantity is likely to be all you are getting. And regardless of large Week 13s, each Adrian Peterson and Peyton Barber ought to in all probability be on the surface of your lineup trying in as they regress to the norm in Week 14.
Reminder: These rankings will likely be adjusted all through week, so test again usually for the most recent updates and evaluation!
Week 14 Fantasy RB Rankings
These rankings are for normal, non-PPR leagues.
Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ ATL. I’m wondering if there’s anybody who owns McCaffrey in fantasy soccer who did not make the playoffs. Most likely, however man, has he been good all 12 months.
Dalvin Cook dinner, MIN vs. DET
Derrick Henry, TEN @ OAK
Nick Chubb, CLE vs. CIN. Whilst Kareem Hunt will get extra concerned, Chubb stays the workhorse on this offense and should not have any difficulties working everywhere in the Bengals in Week 14.
Josh Jacobs, OAK vs. TEN
Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. MIA. Bell hasn’t been nice this 12 months, however he is nonetheless going to get the utilization he must make the most of a cupcake matchup in opposition to the Dolphins.
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ CHI
Saquon Barkley, NYG @ PHI
James Conner, PIT @ ARZ. If Conner does not make it again for this favorable matchup, it will imply one other workhorse week for Benny Snell Jr., who would transfer into RB2 vary.
Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. LAC. When you think about the ground Fournette has created for himself by including a receiving ingredient to his recreation, he needs to be one of the necessary items to house owners attempting to make a championship push.
Melvin Gordon, LAC @ JAX
Todd Gurley, LAR vs. SEA
Aaron Jones, GB vs. WAS
Joe Mixon, CIN @ CLE
Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CAR. The Panthers permit essentially the most fantasy factors to opposing working backs, so a returned to well being Freeman with a pleasant 10-day relaxation after Thanksgiving needs to be revved as much as carry an enormous load in Week 14.
Mark Ingram, BAL @ BUF
Alvin Kamara, NO vs. SF. This can be a brutal matchup, sure. However Kamara is just too proficient a again to depart out of your lineup, and the truth that he does it within the receiving recreation as effectively gives him a number of avenues to attempt to discover openings within the 49ers’ protection.
Devin Singletary, BUF vs. BAL
Jordan Howard, PHI vs. NYG. It is bizarre that Howard hasn’t been cleared for contact but in his return from a shoulder damage – it looks as if as soon as that occurs he’ll be again for recreation motion. Whoever begins this recreation, be it Howard or Miles Sanders, needs to be in fantasy lineups.
Derrius Guice, WAS @ GB. Guice topped the century mark because of a few lengthy runs and now will get to face a Inexperienced Bay workforce that is allowed the fifth-most fantasy factors to working backs in 2019. Count on Guice to maintain it rolling.
Chris Carson, SEA @ LAR
Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ HOU
Sony Michel, NE vs. KC
Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. CIN. Consistently concerned within the passing recreation, Hunt ought to stay a strong FLEX choice even in normal leagues the remainder of the way in which because of a fairly protected double-digit contact flooring.
Austin Ekeler, LAC @ JAX
James White, NE vs. KC. White is usually recreation circulation dependent, and in opposition to the Chiefs, the Patriots may very well be compelled into sufficient passing conditions to offer White worth even in normal leagues.
Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. DEN
David Montgomery, CHI vs. DAL. The Cowboys’ run protection hasn’t been as sturdy in current weeks – Montgomery remains to be a robust FLEX play because the fantasy playoffs get underway.
Bo Scarbrough, DET @ MIN. The Vikings have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy factors to working backs this season. On the brilliant facet, you must be capable of rely on Scarbrough for 15-plus carries, offering him a flooring among the names round him right here do not have.
Miles Sanders, PHI vs. NYG. Sanders strikes into RB2 territory if Jordan Howard is compelled to overlook one other recreation – if Howard performs, you are a boom-or-bust FLEX play with Sanders.
Adrian Peterson, WAS @ GB. In a surprisingly sturdy Washington floor recreation in Week 13, Peterson ran for 99 yards and a rating. He’ll in all probability see about 10 carries on this one, and the Packers permit the fifth-most fantasy factors to backs, so AP might be usable in your FLEX spot.
Marlon Mack, IND @ TB. Mack may very well be again from damage this week, but it surely’d be to face a dominant Tampa Bay run protection, so perhaps look elsewhere this week no matter his well being standing.
Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. PIT
Jamaal Williams, GB vs. WAS
Damien Williams, KC @ NE. We do not but have a superb learn on Williams’ standing for Sunday, however it is a powerful matchup even when he makes it again.
Peyton Barber, TB vs. IND. Two touchdowns by Barber in Week 13 have us but once more completely not sure of which technique to go on this backfield. Barber outcarried Ronald Jones 17-6 regardless of averaging fewer than three yards a carry. Except you are tremendous determined, it is a spot to keep away from.
Ronald Jones, TB vs. IND
Matt Breida, SF @ NO
Rashaad Penny, SEA @ LAR
Patrick Laird, MIA @ NYJ. Laird may very well be trying on the Miami beginning job if Kalen Ballage certainly misses time. That may in all probability imply double-digit rushes to go along with about 5 catches in opposition to a Jets protection that may be overwhelmed. You may do worse.
Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. DEN
LeSean McCoy, KC @ NE
Tevin Coleman, SF @ NO. Being outcarried 20-5 by Raheem Mostert in Week 13, together with the prospect of Matt Breida returning, makes the San Francisco backfield one other powerful one to rely on until any indications are given through the week about what the workloads will likely be.
Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. DAL
Raheem Mostert, SF @ NO
Latavius Murray, NO vs. SF
Royce Freeman, DEN @ HOU
Nyheim Hines, IND @ TB
Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ ARZ
David Johnson, ARZ vs. PIT. He is turn out to be completely unusable.
Rex Burkhead, NE vs. KC
Frank Gore, BUF vs. BAL
Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs. IND
Gus Edwards, BAL @ BUF
Brian Hill, ATL vs. CAR
Tony Pollard, DAL @ CHI
Myles Gaskin, MIA @ NYJ
Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SEA
Bilal Powell, NYJ vs. MIA
Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. DET
Darwin Thompson, KC @ NE. If Damien Williams and Darrel Williams each miss Week 14, Thompson may very well be double-digit touches, albeit in opposition to a really stout protection.
Giovani Bernard, CIN @ CLE
Ty Johnson, DET @ MIN
J.D. McKissic, DET @ MIN
Dion Lewis, TEN @ OAK
Wayne Gallman, NYG @ PHI