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Fantasy football rankings, Week 16: Running Backs in standard, PPR leagues

DeMarco Murray and Matt Forte may have gotten you here, but now it's time to see just how good your team really is.

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If you're still in it, you most likely got here due to the help of DeMarco Murray, Matt Forte, or maybe even LeSean McCoy. It's not ideal, but it now appears your managerial skills are about to be tested.  Murray is questionable, Forte is forced to play the No.1 DVOA rushing defense in the league, and McCoy is too busy getting his touchdowns vultured. Finding your answers elsewhere might be more mandatory than preferred.

If Murray sits, Joseph Randle becomes an immediate RB2. Just as the rankings have it, you're still playing C.J. Anderson, Eddie Lacy, and Joique Bell over him. Once it gets closer to that Top 10 region, however, Randle becomes optimal. If you're desperate for a flex in PPR leagues, Lance Dunbar becomes an interesting option, as well.

Tre Mason hasn't provided much in the way of production the last two weeks (7 points, to be exact), but he should bounce back against the New York Giants, who are allowing a league-worst 4.9 yards per carry. Jonathan Stewart also becomes an interesting option against the Cleveland Browns, who are allowing the third-most YPC.

You didn't plan for this, but you've come this far for a reason. Don't be afraid to make those necessary adjustments.

Running back rankings (standard), Week 16

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Le'Veon Bell PIT KC 1 1 1 1
2 Jamaal Charles KC @PIT 2 4 5 2
3 C.J. Anderson DEN @CIN 5 2 3 3
4 Arian Foster HOU BAL 3 7 2 5
5 Eddie Lacy GB @TB 6 3 4 4
6 Matt Forte CHI DET 4 5 10 7
7 Marshawn Lynch SEA @ARI 7 6 8 6
8 Joique Bell DET @CHI 10 8 9 9
9 Justin Forsett BAL @HOU 8 12 7 10
10 LeSean McCoy PHI @WAS 11 10 11 11
11 Jeremy Hill CIN DEN 9 11 14 12
12 Mark Ingram NO ATL 17 9 16 8
13 Alfred Morris WAS PHI 15 13 12 15
14 Tre Mason STL NYG 16 14 13 13
15 Jonathan Stewart CAR CLE 18 16 17 16
16 Fred Jackson BUF @OAK 13 24 18 14
17 Lamar Miller MIA MIN 20 15 23 17
18 Dan Herron IND @DAL 19 22 15 19
19 Steven Jackson ATL @NO 14 18 27 18
20 Isaiah Crowell CLE @CAR 21 21 21 22
21 Joseph Randle DAL IND 26 20 19 23
22 Latavius Murray OAK BUF 25 19 25 20
23 Toby Gerhart JAC TEN 29 23 24 21
24 DeMarco Murray DAL IND 12 29 6 --
25 LeGarrette Blount NE @NYJ 28 25 20 25
26 Andre Williams NYG @STL 22 17 32 28
27 Giovani Bernard CIN DEN 24 28 26 27
28 Chris Ivory NYJ NE 23 26 35 26
29 Matt Asiata MIN @MIA 33 30 31 24
30 Doug Martin TB GB 34 27 28 29
31 Kerwynn Williams ARI SEA 27 32 37 32
32 Chris Johnson NYJ NE 32 34 34 34
33 Terrance West CLE @CAR 31 35 38 33
34 Pierre Thomas NO ATL 40 31 39 31
35 Shane Vereen NE @NYJ 39 33 42 30
36 Carlos Hyde SF SD -- 36 22 37
37 Lance Dunbar DAL IND 38 40 45 38
38 Branden Oliver SD @SF 36 37 50 41
39 Trent Richardson IND @DAL 50 42 36 40
40 Bishop Sankey TEN @JAC 37 41 -- 39
41 Rashad Jennings NYG @STL -- 39 29 --
42 Ryan Mathews SD @SF -- -- 33 35
43 Reggie Bush DET @CHI -- 38 46 36
44 Knile Davis KC @PIT 42 46 40 43
45 Shonn Greene TEN @JAC -- 49 30 45
46 James Starks GB @TB -- 45 43 42
47 Juwan Thompson DEN @CIN 30 -- -- --
48 Alfonso Smith SF SD 45 43 -- 46
49 Darren Sproles PHI @WAS 44 47 -- 44
50 Stepfan Taylor ARI SEA 35 -- -- --
-- Chris Polk PHI @WAS -- 50 41 47
-- Benny Cunningham STL NYG 41 -- -- --
-- Marcel Reece OAK BUF 43 -- -- --
-- Jonas Gray NE @NYJ -- 48 49 48
-- C.J. Spiller BUF @OAK -- 44 -- --
-- Anthony Dixon BUF @OAK -- -- 44 --
-- Bernard Pierce BAL @HOU 46 -- -- --
-- Dexter McCluster TEN @JAC 47 -- -- --
-- Joe Banyard MIN @MIA -- -- 47 --
-- Charles Sims TB GB 48 -- -- --
-- Alfred Blue HOU BAL -- -- 48 --
-- Khiry Robinson NO ATL 49 -- -- --
-- Donald Brown SD @SF -- -- -- 49
-- Silas Redd WAS PHI -- -- -- 50

Running back rankings (PPR), Week 16

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Le'Veon Bell PIT KC 1 1 1 1
2 Jamaal Charles KC @PIT 2 3 5 2
3 C.J. Anderson DEN @CIN 5 2 3 5
4 Matt Forte CHI DET 3 4 6 3
5 Arian Foster HOU BAL 4 6 2 6
6 Eddie Lacy GB @TB 6 5 4 4
7 Marshawn Lynch SEA @ARI 9 7 10 8
8 Justin Forsett BAL @HOU 7 11 9 10
9 Joique Bell DET @CHI 8 12 8 11
10 LeSean McCoy PHI @WAS 11 8 13 14
11 Jeremy Hill CIN DEN 12 10 14 13
12 Mark Ingram NO ATL 16 9 18 7
13 Tre Mason STL NYG 14 15 12 12
14 Fred Jackson BUF @OAK 10 22 17 9
15 Alfred Morris WAS PHI 17 14 11 18
16 Lamar Miller MIA MIN 18 13 21 16
17 Dan Herron IND @DAL 22 17 15 17
18 Jonathan Stewart CAR CLE 20 21 16 15
19 Isaiah Crowell CLE @CAR 24 20 19 26
20 Giovani Bernard CIN DEN 21 23 22 24
21 Joseph Randle DAL IND 25 19 20 27
22 Steven Jackson ATL @NO 15 28 29 20
23 Latavius Murray OAK BUF 27 18 28 19
24 Andre Williams NYG @STL 19 16 32 29
25 DeMarco Murray DAL IND 13 29 7 --
26 Toby Gerhart JAC TEN 28 27 23 22
27 Chris Ivory NYJ NE 23 24 37 28
28 LeGarrette Blount NE @NYJ 31 25 27 30
29 Matt Asiata MIN @MIA 29 35 30 21
30 Pierre Thomas NO ATL 37 30 26 25
31 Doug Martin TB GB 36 26 25 31
32 Shane Vereen NE @NYJ 33 31 33 23
33 Kerwynn Williams ARI SEA 26 32 40 33
34 Chris Johnson NYJ NE 30 33 35 35
35 Lance Dunbar DAL IND 32 39 43 36
36 Terrance West CLE @CAR 35 37 41 38
37 Carlos Hyde SF SD -- 38 24 39
38 Reggie Bush DET @CHI 50 34 44 32
39 Branden Oliver SD @SF 34 36 -- 45
40 Darren Sproles PHI @WAS 43 42 -- 34
41 Knile Davis KC @PIT 44 45 39 44
42 Rashad Jennings NYG @STL -- 40 31 --
43 Ryan Mathews SD @SF -- -- 36 37
44 Trent Richardson IND @DAL 47 47 38 43
45 Bishop Sankey TEN @JAC 42 44 -- 40
46 James Starks GB @TB -- 46 45 42
47 Shonn Greene TEN @JAC -- -- 34 --
48 Marcel Reece OAK BUF 40 -- -- 46
49 Alfonso Smith SF SD 45 43 -- --
50 Benny Cunningham STL NYG 38 -- -- --
-- Juwan Thompson DEN @CIN 39 -- -- --
-- Chris Polk PHI @WAS -- 49 42 --
-- Stepfan Taylor ARI SEA 41 -- -- --
-- C.J. Spiller BUF @OAK -- 41 -- --
-- Donald Brown SD @SF -- -- -- 41
-- Roy Helu Jr. WAS PHI -- -- 47 48
-- Charles Sims TB GB 48 -- -- 47
-- Dexter McCluster TEN @JAC 46 -- -- 50
-- Anthony Dixon BUF @OAK -- -- 46 --
-- Jonas Gray NE @NYJ -- 48 50 --
-- Joe Banyard MIN @MIA -- -- 48 --
-- Theo Riddick DET @CHI -- 50 -- 49
-- Alfred Blue HOU BAL -- -- 49 --
-- Bruce Miller SF SD 49 -- -- --