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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 18 RB Rankings

Week 18 is here, wow I have to get used to saying that, and this means this will be the final RB rankings list of the season. The final week of the season is always bittersweet for fantasy players, but hey at least we got an extra week this season.

However, this is by far the hardest week when it comes to setting a lineup. You may not be able to play your top players as some of them will be resting for the playoffs. Lucky for you, I have that all covered in this week’s list. Let’s get you into the championship or a win in a head-to-head matchup if you play NFL DFS.

Just as a reminder this list is based on half PPR scoring.

More Week 18 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE 

Week 18 Running Back Notes:

Joe Mixon took a lot of us by surprise this year as he lived up to his expectations with no injuries. This week I have him as my RB4 against the Browns. The Bengals have a chance to score a first-round bye if they win this week and the Chiefs lose to the Broncos. Mixon will need to have another big game. The Browns were exposed last week to Najee Harris who went for 188 rushing yards. The Browns are ending the season terribly and the Bengals are on a hot streak.

Next, I have Josh Jacobs as my RB10 for the week. Jacobs isn’t the best catching running back, but he will get you touchdowns. The Raiders have the Chargers this week, who have the second-worst fantasy rush defense. Jacobs did get a little banged up last week against the Colts, but he still powered through. He will have a ton of opportunities in the red zone this week in a must-win game for the Raiders.

Lastly, I have Damien Harris as my RB15 this week. The Patriots have the Dolphins this week, who are middle of the road when it comes to stopping the run. The Patriots still have a chance to win their division and move up a seed with a win this week and a Bills loss. Mac Jones has been great for the Patriots this season, but it is the run game who is putting the points up. It is tough to tell who will get the ball in the backfield in New England. But, even if Harris only gets nine carries he is still putting up double-digit points. He is a sure thing this week.

Week 18 RB Rankings

1Jonathan TaylorINDat JAC
2Austin EkelerLACat LV
3Dalvin CookMINvs. CHI
4Joe MixonCINat CLE
5Alvin KamaraNOat ATL
6Nick ChubbCLEvs. CIN
7Najee HarrisPITat BAL
8David MontgomeryCHIat MIN
9Rashaad PennySEAat ARI
10Josh JacobsLVvs. LAC
11Devin SingletaryBUFvs. NYJ
12Elijah MitchellSFat LAR
13Sony MichelLARvs. SF
14D'Andre SwiftDETvs. GB
15Damien HarrisNEat MIA
16D'Onta ForemanTENat HOU
17Darrel WilliamsKCat DEN
18Ezekiel ElliottDALat PHI
19Javonte WilliamsDENvs. KC
20Rhamondre StevensonNEat MIA
21Chase EdmondsARIvs. SEA
22Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs. KC
23AJ DillonGBat DET
24Saquon BarkleyNYGvs. WAS
25Aaron JonesGBat DET
26Antonio GibsonWASat NYG
27James ConnerARIvs. SEA
28Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs. NO
29Boston ScottPHIvs. DAL
30Devonta FreemanBALvs. PIT
31Michael CarterNYJat BUF
32Tony PollardDALat PHI
33Rex BurkheadHOUvs. TEN
34Dare OgunbowaleJACvs. IND
35Ronald Jones IITBvs. CAR
36Jamaal WilliamsDETvs. GB
37Jordan HowardPHIvs. DAL
38Duke Johnson Jr.MIAvs. NE
39Jeff Wilson Jr.SFat LAR
40Kareem HuntCLEvs. CIN
41Ke'Shawn VaughnTBvs. CAR
42Chuba HubbardCARat TB
43Mike DavisATLvs. NO
44Ty JohnsonNYJat BUF
45Nyheim HinesINDat JAC
46Justin JacksonLACat LV
47Derrick GoreKCat DEN
48Devontae BookerNYGvs. WAS
49Latavius MurrayBALvs. PIT
50Dontrell HilliardTENat HOU

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