Running Back Rankings Week 16

Derrick Henry has 408 rushing yards and six touchdowns in his last two games

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. 


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.

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