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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 16 RB Rankings

Week 16 is upon us and if you’re looking into getting in the championship round this week then this RB rankings list is for you. The RBs have been tough this year, but this week I have you set to win your second-round matchup.

Just as a reminder if you haven’t seen my other rankings, this list is based on half PPR scoring.

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Running Back Notes:

  • Austin Ekeler is one of my top running backs for this week. But, this week I have him back in the top three with his matchup against the Texans. Since Week 10 Ekeler has scored at least one touchdown. He has been one of the most consistent running backs this season and will continue that this week. This is not a player you will want to bench this week.
  • Next, Cordarrelle Patterson is right outside the top five this week at RB 6. He had a rough week last week but has the Lions this week who are giving up over 22 fantasy points this season. Patterson has been the main part of the offense all season and is only averaging around 50% of the snap shares this season. But, even then he has finished in the top 10 four times this year. He has a great matchup this week and will show up.
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire is one of my favorite running backs this week. He has a great matchup against the Steelers this week. They are giving up over 21 fantasy points to running backs this season. Edwards-Helaire is one of those running backs you might be sure one, but trust me he will get you over double-digit points this week. Since coming back from his injury he has scored in double digits except for one week. This is the week he doesn’t disappoint. The Steelers are known for giving up lots of points to running backs.

Week 16 RB Rankings

More Week 16 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex

1Jonathan TaylorINDat ARI
2Dalvin CookMINvs. LAR
3Austin EkelerLACat HOU
4Nick ChubbCLEat GB
5Najee HarrisPITat KC
6Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs. DET
7Alvin KamaraNOvs. MIA
8James RobinsonJACat NYJ
9David MontgomeryCHIat SEA
10Ezekiel ElliottDALvs. WAS
11Antonio GibsonWASat DAL
12James ConnerARIvs. IND
13Javonte WilliamsDENat LV
14Aaron JonesGBvs. CLE
15Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCvs. PIT
16Josh JacobsLVvs. DEN
17Ronald Jones IITBat CAR
18Saquon BarkleyNYGat PHI
19Rashaad PennySEAvs. CHI
20Melvin Gordon IIIDENat LV
21Jeff Wilson Jr.SFat TEN
22Sony MichelLARat MIN
23Miles SandersPHIvs. NYG
24D'Onta ForemanTENvs. SF
25AJ DillonGBvs. CLE
26Rhamondre StevensonNEvs. BUF
27Darrell Henderson Jr.LARat MIN
28Michael CarterNYJvs. JAC
29Devin SingletaryBUFat NE
30Devonta FreemanBALat CIN
31Chase EdmondsARIvs. IND
32Damien HarrisNEvs. BUF
33Joe MixonCINvs. BAL
34Tony PollardDALvs. WAS
35Jamaal WilliamsDETat ATL
36Chuba HubbardCARvs. TB
37Darrel WilliamsKCvs. PIT
38Myles GaskinMIAat NO
39Duke Johnson Jr.MIAat NO
40Samaje PerineCINvs. BAL
41Craig ReynoldsDETat ATL
42Mike DavisATLvs. DET
43Jordan HowardPHIvs. NYG
44D'Ernest JohnsonCLEat GB
45David JohnsonHOUvs. LAC
46Ameer AbdullahCARvs. TB
47Latavius MurrayBALat CIN
48Dontrell HilliardTENvs. SF
49Tevin ColemanNYJvs. JAC
50Devontae BookerNYGat PHI

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