Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 16: Adrian Peterson Is 8th Best RB Option, If He Plays

It's fantasy football Week 16, which for all leagues means it's the thick of the playoffs, and for many it means it is championship week. So, who to start and who to sit in such a vital week? Our friends at Play This Guy have the early rankings for running backs. The list is led by the usual suspects, but of course we'll have to keep an eye on Adrian Peterson, who was a surprise last-minute scratch from Monday Night Football in Week 15, leveling a huge blow to many fantasy teams that already had him locked into the line-up. If Peterson can't go again, look for Toby Gerhart to make an appearance on this list.

1. Michael Turner  ATL vs. NO 32.3
2. Ray Rice  BAL @ CLE 26.1
3. Chris Johnson  TEN @ KC 23.5
4. Arian Foster  HOU @ DEN 21.1
5. Darren McFadden  OAK vs. IND 19.5
6. Maurice Jones-Drew  JAX vs. WAS 17.9
7. Rashard Mendenhall  PIT vs. CAR 17.1
8. Adrian Peterson  MIN @ PHI 16.4
9. LeGarrette Blount  TB vs. SEA 15.4
10. Steven Jackson  STL vs. SF 14.9
11. LeSean McCoy  PHI vs. MIN 14.5
12. Peyton Hillis  CLE vs. BAL 13.6
13. Jamaal Charles  KC vs. TEN 13.0
14. Knowshon Moreno  DEN vs. HOU 12.7
15. Cedric Benson  CIN vs. SD 12.3
16. Ryan Torain  WAS @ JAX 11.7
17. Aaron Brown  DET @ MIA 11.2
18. BenJarvus Green-Ellis  NE @ BUF 10.8
19. Jonathan Stewart  CAR @ PIT 10.4
20. Ryan Mathews  SD @ CIN 10.2
21. Fred Jackson  BUF vs. NE 9.5
22. Matt Forte  CHI vs. NYJ 9.1
23. Ahmad Bradshaw  NYG @ GB 8.7
24. Brandon Jacobs  NYG @ GB 8.3
25. Donald Brown  IND @ OAK 7.8
26. LaDainian Tomlinson  NYJ @ CHI 7.5
27. Thomas Jones  KC vs. TEN 7.3
28. Brian Westbrook  SF @ STL 7.0
29. Michael Bush  OAK vs. IND 6.6
30. Marshawn Lynch  SEA @ TB 6.3
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