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Running Back Rankings Week 16

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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?

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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.