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Running Back Rankings Week 16

Running Back Rankings Week 16: Derrick Henry

Running Back Rankings Week 16: Derrick Henry

Fantasy football championship weekend is finally here. 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 as your flex?

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. 

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

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

vs. TB

2

Todd Gurley

LAR

at ARI

3

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

vs. ATL

4

Saquon Barkley

NYG

at IND

5

Nick Chubb

CLE

vs. CIN

6

Alvin Kamara

NO

vs. PIT

7

Joe Mixon

CIN

at CLE

8

Dalvin Cook

MIN

at DET

9

Derrick Henry

TEN

vs. WAS (Sat.)

10

Chris Carson

SEA

vs. KC

11

Melvin Gordon

LAC

vs. BAL (Sat.)

12

Marlon Mack

IND

vs. NYG

13

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

at OAK (Mon.)

14

David Johnson

ARI

vs. LAR

15

James Conner

PIT

at NO

16

Sony Michel

NE

vs. BUF

17

Damien Williams

KC

at SEA

18

Tarik Cohen

CHI

at SF

19

Leonard Fournette

JAC

at MIA

20

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. PIT

21

Jamaal Williams

GB

at NYJ

22

Gus Edwards

BAL

at LAC (Sat.)

23

Tevin Coleman

ATL

at CAR

24

Elijah McGuire

NYJ

vs. GB

25

Jordan Howard

CHI

at SF

26

James White

NE

vs. BUF

27

Kalen Ballage

MIA

vs. JAC

28

Peyton Barber

TB

at DAL

29

Josh Adams

PHI

vs. HOU

30

Adrian Peterson

WAS

at TEN (Sat.)

31

Doug Martin

OAK

vs. DEN (Mon.)

32

Kenyan Drake

MIA

vs. JAC

33

Dion Lewis

TEN

vs. WAS (Sat.)

34

Jaylen Samuels

PIT

at NO

35

Jeff Wilson

SF

vs. CHI

36

Latavius Murray

MIN

at DET

37

Kenneth Dixon

BAL

at LAC (Sat.)

38

LeSean McCoy

BUF

at NE

39

Matt Breida

SF

vs. CHI

40

Jalen Richard

OAK

vs. DEN (Mon.)

41

Lamar Miller

HOU

at PHI

42

Theo Riddick

DET

vs. MIN

43

Darren Sproles

PHI

vs. HOU

44

Duke Johnson

CLE

vs. CIN

45

Royce Freeman

DEN

at OAK (Mon.)

46

Alfred Blue

HOU

at PHI

47

Rex Burkhead

NE

vs. BUF

48

Chris Thompson

WAS

at TEN (Sat.)

49

Zach Zenner

DET

vs. MIN

50

Wendell Smallwood

PHI

vs. HOU

— 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.