Making the Week 15 fantasy PPR running back rankings felt a lot like it normally feels when putting together the tight end version — there just wasn’t a ton of substantial movement. Sure, the usual suspects Alvin Kamara, James White, Kareem Hunt, Austin Ekeler, and even new favorite Patrick Laird all moved up some spots compared to our standard-league RB rankings, but nothing crazy stands out at first glance.

In part, the RB rankings for this week are more dependent on injuries than anything for value added, whether in PPR or non-PPR formats. Josh Jacobs (shoulder) directly impacts DeAndre Washington. Derrick Henry (hamstring) directly impacts Dion Lewis. Of course you’ve also got to keep an eye on the injuries to Derrius Guice (knee), Rashaad Penny (knee), Bo Scarbrough (ribs), Damien Williams (ribs), and James Conner (shoulder) to get a full picture of what’s happening, too. 

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Beyond the injuries, matchups rule the day before pass-catching. Devonta Freeman is involved in Atlanta’s passing attack, but we’re more concerned about him playing San Francisco than we are encouraged by his receptions. The same is true for Joe Mixon, who in a normal week might get a small PPR boost but instead is hurt more this week by a matchup with the Patriots. 

PPR owners specifically might want to target Jalen Richard on waivers this week. With Jacobs out, he caught two-of-three targets while also receiving seven carries. He should average about 10 touches per game down the stretch. Laird is still available in a number of leagues, too, and should be added in PPR after catching four passes in addition to his 15 carries Sunday.

Reminder: Check back for frequent updates during the week, especially with so many injuries leaving ranking slots up in the air.

Week 15 Fantasy PPR Rankings: RBs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank Player
1 Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. SEA
2 Dalvin Cook, MIN @ LAC
3 Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. MIA
4 Leonard Fournette, JAX @ OAK
5 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. LAR
6 Chris Carson, SEA @ CAR
7 Derrick Henry, TEN vs. HOU
8 Nick Chubb, CLE @ ARZ
9 Todd Gurley, LAR @ DAL
10 Alvin Kamara, NO vs. IND
11 Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ KC
12 Aaron Jones, GB vs. CHI
13 Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ BAL
14 Josh Jacobs, OAK vs. JAX
15 Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. MIN
16 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. MIN
17 Mark Ingram, BAL vs. NYJ
18 David Montgomery, CHI @ GB
19 James Conner, PIT vs. BUF
20 Devin Singletary, BUF @ PIT
21 Raheem Mostert, SF vs. ATL
22 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ ARZ
23 James White, NE @ CIN
24 Devonta Freeman, ATL @ SF
25 Joe Mixon, CIN vs. NE
26 Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TEN
27 Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. CLE
28 Marlon Mack, IND @ NO
29 Miles Sanders, PHI @ WAS
30 Damien Williams, KC vs. DEN
31 Patrick Laird, MIA @ NYG
32 Jordan Howard, PHI @ WAS
33 Ronald Jones, TB @ DET
34 Sony Michel, NE @ CIN
35 Peyton Barber, TB @ DET
36 Derrius Guice, WAS vs. PHI
37 Latavius Murray, NO vs. IND
38 Bo Scarbrough, DET vs. TB
39 Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. PHI
40 Jamaal Williams, GB vs. CHI
41 Royce Freeman, DEN @ KC
42 Tarik Cohen, CHI @ GB
43 Matt Breida, SF vs. ATL
44 David Johnson, ARZ vs. CLE
45 Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ TEN
46 Nyheim Hines, IND @ NO
47 Bilal Powell, NYJ @ BAL
48 LeSean McCoy, KC vs. DEN
49 Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ DET
50 Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs. BUF
51 C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CAR
52 Rex Burkhead, NE @ CIN
53 J.D. McKissic, DET vs. TB
54 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. NYJ
55 Frank Gore, BUF @ PIT
56 Tevin Coleman, SF vs. ATL
57 Brian Hill, ATL @ SF
58 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ DAL
59 Dion Lewis, TEN vs. HOU
60 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ LAC
61 Darwin Thompson, KC vs. DEN
62 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. LAR
63 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ NYG
64 Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. NE
65 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. MIA

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