Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 15

LeSean McCoy rushed for an Eagles franchise-record 217 yards last week

While many of the familiar names can be found near the top of Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 15 running back rankings, it's the one that's missing that could have the biggest impact this week and moving forward.

Adrian Peterson left last week's game in Baltimore on a cart, as his owners no doubt feared the worst. The good news is that it appears the reigning MVP escaped serious injury, but he is still expected to miss at least one game because of a sprained foot. Toby Gerhart would get the start in Peterson's absence and those who were smart enough to handcuff Peterson with Gerhart or have him on their roster shouldn't hesitate to throw him out there against Philadelphia and see what happens.

Speaking of Philadelphia, LeSean McCoy had a field day out in the snow against Detroit last week, rushing for a franchise-record 217 yards. McCoy took over the NFL rushing lead from Peterson with that big performance and could be in for another one against a Minnesota defense that is giving up the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs. This game will be indoors, however, so it's possible that McCoy may not be quite as busy (29 carries) this week compared to last.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Back
 

Rk Player Team OPP
1 Jamaal Charles KC at OAK
2 LeSean McCoy PHI at MIN
3 Matt Forte CHI at CLE
4 Marshawn Lynch SEA at NYG
5 Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. SD (Thurs.)
6 Eddie Lacy GB at DAL
7 DeMarco Murray DAL vs. GB
8 Reggie Bush DET vs. BAL (Mon.)
9 Alfred Morris WAS at ATL
10 Ben Tate HOU at IND
11 Zac Stacy STL vs. NO
12 Shane Vereen NE at MIA
13 Andre Brown NYG vs. SEA
14 Toby Gerhart MIN vs. PHI
15 Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. CIN
16 Frank Gore SF at TB
17 Steven Jackson ATL vs. WAS
18 Giovani Bernard CIN at PIT
19 Ryan Mathews SD at DEN (Thurs.)
20 Fred Jackson BUF at JAC
21 C.J. Spiller BUF vs. KC
22 Chris Johnson TEN vs. ARI
23 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. BUF
24 Rashad Jennings OAK vs. KC
25 Danny Woodhead SD at DEN (Thurs.)
26 Ray Rice BAL at DET (Mon.)
27 Bobby Rainey TB vs. SF
28 Rashard Mendenhall ARI at TEN
29 Chris Ivory NYJ at CAR
30 Pierre Thomas NO at STL
31 Montee Ball DEN vs. SD (Thurs.)
32 BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at PIT
33 Darren Sproles NO at STL
34 Lamar Miller MIA vs. NE
35 Donald Brown IND vs. HOU
36 Andre Ellington ARI at TEN
37 DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NYJ
38 Joique Bell DET vs. BAL (Mon.)
39 Chris Ogbonnaya CLE vs. CHI
40 Daniel Thomas MIA vs. NE

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Week 15 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Kickers

More Stories: