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Running back PPR rankings for Week 16 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 16 for fantasy football.

Cordarrelle Patterson #84 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball in the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Santa Clara, California.      Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

If you’ve made it to Week 16, congratulations. You’ve survived one of the whackiest, most unpredictable and challenging weeks in the history of the game. Though the season got off to a decent start, COVID-19 outbreaks around the league (and most other professional sports) have made it almost difficult to piece together a full roster — let alone a winning roster. Regardless of the challenges, we’re here with our Week 16 PPR running back rankings to help you secure your spot in the fantasy football finals.

Injury news

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) missed the team’s first practice ahead of Week 16, where they’ll be on a short week facing the Titans on Thursday Night Football. He still has a chance to suit up, but managers will need to keep a close eye on his status leading into Thursday.

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday night and was promptly ruled out. In response, the Bucs signed pass-catching specialist RB Le’Veon Bell on his journeyman tour of the NFL. He’s expected to be placed on the injured reserve list, which would end his regular season (and fantasy football season for Fournette managers). Backup Ronald Jones had an efficient showing against the Saints, managing 71 scrimmage yards on 10 touches. It would seem likely that Jones is in line for early-down work, while Bell could see more work on third-down.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon went down in Week 15 late in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and did not return for the final snaps of the game. HC Zac Taylor seemed encouraged in his update Tuesday. He’s expected to be limited in practice ahead of Week 16, but it doesn’t sound like the team is preparing to be without him. If he’s unable to play, Samaje Perine would shoulder the workload, though they have a tough matchup against the Ravens.

Jaguars RB James Robinson left Sunday’s game with a knee injury. He returned to finish the game, but it’s possible he’ll pop up on this week’s injury report.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
11 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
12 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
13 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
14 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
15 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
16 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
17 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
19 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
26 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
27 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
28 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
29 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
30 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
31 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
32 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
33 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
34 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
35 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
36 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
39 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
44 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
45 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
46 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
47 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
48 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
49 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
50 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
53 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
56 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
57 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
58 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
59 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
62 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
63 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
64 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
65 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
66 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
69 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
72 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
73 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
74 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
75 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
76 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
77 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
78 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
79 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
80 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
81 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
82 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
83 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
84 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
85 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
86 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
87 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
88 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
89 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Reggie Bonnafon CAR @ TB
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
94 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Keith Smith ATL vs NO
97 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
98 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
99 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
100 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN