Running Back Rankings Week 16

Todd Gurley is the NFL's third-leading rusher and has scored five more touchdowns than any other player this season

Ezekiel Elliott: Running Back Rankings Week 16

It’s here. It’s finally here. Fantasy football championship weekend. What a feeling it is if you made it this far. But it’s not over yet. For the ultimate bragging rights you need to win this week, and choosing which running backs to play in Week 16 is more important than ever.


Of course you are going to start your studs, but what about the fringe guys? What about a running back in your flex spot? And what should Ezekiel Elliott's (right) owners expect now that his six-game suspension is over?


That’s where these rankings come in. Use them as a guideline if you are struggling to start one player over another. Good luck this week. Here are the Week 16 fantasy football running back rankings.


Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Le'Veon Bell PIT at HOU (Mon.)
2 Todd Gurley LAR at TEN
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL  vs. SEA
4 Kareem Hunt KC vs. MIA
5 Alvin Kamara NO vs. ATL
6 Mark Ingram NO vs. ATL
7 Melvin Gordon LAC at NYJ
8 LeSean McCoy BUF at NE
9 Devonta Freeman ATL at NO
10 Leonard Fournette JAC  at SF
11 Kenyan Drake MIA at KC
12 Dion Lewis NE vs. BUF
13 Alex Collins BAL vs. IND (Sat.)
14 Jordan Howard CHI vs. CLE
15 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. TB
16 Latavius Murray MIN at GB (Sat.)
17 Jay Ajayi PHI vs. OAK (Mon.)
18 C.J. Anderson DEN at WAS
19 Lamar Miller HOU vs. PIT (Mon.)
20 Carlos Hyde SF vs. JAC
21 Marshawn Lynch OAK at PHI (Mon.)
22 Samaje Perine WAS vs. DEN
23 Jerick McKinnon MIN at GB (Sat.)
24 Jamaal Williams GB vs. MIN (Sat.)
25 DeMarco Murray TEN vs. LAR
26 Isaiah Crowell CLE at CHI
27 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. TB
28 Joe Mixon CIN  vs. DET
29 Mike Davis SEA at DAL
30 Derrick Henry TEN vs. LAR
31 Frank Gore IND at BAL (Sat.)
32 Theo Riddick DET  at CIN
33 Peyton Barber TB at CAR
34 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. DET
35 Duke Johnson CLE at CHI
36 Kerwynn Williams ARI  vs. NYG
37 Bilal Powell NYJ vs. LAC
38 Tevin Coleman ATL  at NO
39 James White NE vs. BUF
40 Wayne Gallman NYG at ARI
41 Matt Forte NYJ vs. LAC
42 Elijhaa Penny ARI vs. NYG
43 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. CLE
44 Javorius Allen BAL vs. IND (Sat.)
45 Orleans Darkwa NYG at ARI
46 Danny Woodhead BAL vs. IND (Sat.)
47 Rod Smith DAL vs. SEA
48 Tion Green DET at CIN
49 LeGarrette Blount PHI vs. OAK (Mon.)
50 Ameer Abdullah DET at CIN


— Rankings by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:40

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