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Fantasy Football 2022: Week 16 RB Rankings

Congratulations, you made it to the semi-finals or you’re in the second week of your quarter-final matchup, depending on your league settings. Either way last week definitely made an impact on my Week 16 RB rankings.

Jonathan Taylor and Caleb Huntly are both out for the season. Which makes the waiver wire interesting for players like Zack Moss and Tyler Allgeier. The running back pool is already slim, so this week’s rankings will be crucial for your postseason run.

Lucky for you, Allgeier and Moss are both widely available in all leagues. Even if you weren’t an owner of Taylor, it would be smart to grab Moss, before your opponent does. So on that note, let’s talk about some key players for Week 16.

Running Back Notes:

  • Let’s start with Allgeier. I have him ranked as my RB33 this week. Just two rankings back from Cordarrelle Patterson. I have Patterson, just a tiny bit higher for the red zone carries and pass-catching. However, in the last couple of weeks, Allgeier has had just about the same amount of red zone carries as Patterson. So it is a coin flip at this point. But, I see Allgeier better on the ground. With Huntly out, Allgeier should see more carries than Patterson.
  • Next, I want to touch on AJ Dillon for his Week 16 matchup against the Dolphins. Dillon has caught fire in back-to-back games. The backfield just about split touches in the red zone, but it was Dillon who got three attempts inside the 10-yard line that produced two touchdowns. Dillon is on a hot streak and has the 10th-worst fantasy defense against the run this year. Dillon is an easy flex start this week.
  • I have Isiah Pacheco as my RB26, but I’m leaning toward benching him this week. The upside is Pacheco is leading the backfield in attempts, but Jerick McKinnon is getting all the targets. Pacheco has a league-winning upside, but you never know who the Chiefs are going to gameplan with. I know they have the Seahawks this week, who are terrible against the run. But, I see McKinnon taking over this week again.
  • Lastly, Najee Harris jumps up to my RB13 this week. Harris is starting to catch fire, and I love his postseason schedule. Last week he had the Panthers, where he went for 86 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts. This week he has the Raiders, who just gave up 172 yards and a touchdown to Rhamondre Stevenson. Jaylen Warren did steal a touchdown from Harris, but Warren only had 11 attempts. I’m all in on Harris this week. However, in deeper leagues, Warren isn’t a bad start either. The Raiders are that bad against the run.

Week 16 RB Rankings

More Week 16 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Flex Rankings

1Christian McCaffreySFvs. WAS
2Derrick HenryTENvs. HOU
3Austin EkelerLACat IND
4Josh JacobsLVat PIT
5Saquon BarkleyNYGat MIN
6Rhamondre StevensonNEvs. CIN
7Dalvin CookMINvs. NYG
8Nick ChubbCLEvs. NO
9Aaron JonesGBat MIA
10James ConnerARIvs. TB
11Tony PollardDALvs. PHI
12Joe MixonCINat NE
13Najee HarrisPITvs. LV
14Alvin KamaraNOat CLE
15Jerick McKinnonKCvs. SEA
16Miles SandersPHIat DAL
17Ezekiel ElliottDALvs. PHI
18Kenneth Walker IIISEAat KC
19Travis Etienne Jr.JACat NYJ
20David MontgomeryCHIvs. BUF
21J.K. DobbinsBALvs. ATL
22Raheem MostertMIAvs. GB
23Latavius MurrayDENat LAR
24Rachaad WhiteTBat ARI
25D'Andre SwiftDETat CAR
26Isiah PachecoKCvs. SEA
27AJ DillonGBat MIA
28Jamaal WilliamsDETat CAR
29Zonovan KnightNYJvs. JAC
30Devin SingletaryBUFat CHI
31Cordarrelle PattersonATLat BAL
32Brian Robinson Jr.WASat SF
33Tyler AllgeierATLat BAL
34Leonard FournetteTBat ARI
35Cam AkersLARvs. DEN
36D'Onta ForemanCARvs. DET
37Zack MossINDvs. LAC
38James CookBUFat CHI
39Antonio GibsonWASat SF
40Gus EdwardsBALvs. ATL
41Deon JacksonINDvs. LAC
42Chuba HubbardCARvs. DET
43Jaylen WarrenPITvs. LV
44Samaje PerineCINat NE
45Michael CarterNYJvs. JAC
46Kareem HuntCLEvs. NO
47Jordan MasonSFvs. WAS
48Joshua KelleyLACat IND
49Kenneth GainwellPHIat DAL
50Marlon MackDENat LAR
51Royce FreemanHOUat TEN
52Rex BurkheadHOUat TEN
53Travis HomerSEAat KC
54Pierre Strong Jr.NEvs. CIN
55Alexander MattisonMINvs. NYG
56Kyren WilliamsLARvs. DEN
57JaMycal HastyJACat NYJ
58Jeff Wilson Jr.MIAvs. GB
59Matt BreidaNYGat MIN
60Justin JacksonDETat CAR
61Dare OgunbowaleHOUat TEN
62Nyheim HinesBUFat CHI
63Khalil HerbertCHIvs. BUF
64Boston ScottPHIat DAL
65Ameer AbdullahLVat PIT
66Salvon AhmedMIAvs. GB
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