Dalvin Cook’s going to steal a lot of the Week 16 RB rankings headlines, but it’s really a simple situation. Be it Cook, Alexander Mattison or Mike Boone starting against the Packers on Monday Night Football, you’ll want to play the starter in your fantasy championships. So, let’s move on and get into some other questions when it comes to our Week 16 fantasy RB PPR rankings.

After watching James Conner and the Steelers on Sunday Night Football in Week 15, you might have a lot of questions about his usage. So do we. But he averaged 5.3 yards per carry, and as long as he doesn’t do anything to bother his shoulder, we’d expect him to get more runs in Week 16 against the Jets and keep up a similar efficiency. He’s also the type of guy who can catch at least a few passes, so you can rely on him in PPR. You can also count on Todd Gurley against a 49ers defense that just allowed Devonta Freeman some running room. Injuries have depleted that San Francisco group, and Gurley also catches passes and should be better than that bad matchup.

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Devin Singletary, on the other hand, worries us. You could look at it one of two ways. One: Joe Mixon rushed for more than 60 yards in the first quarter against New England in Week 15. Two: New England has a great defense. There is a third wrinkle thrown in — Frank Gore ran for 109 yards against the Pats in Week 4 when Singletary was hurt, but there’s enough issues with the Buffalo offense as a whole to expect struggles and give reason to stay away from Singletary.

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If you choose to bench Singletary, you’ll need another option. Picking up Mattison and/or Boone from Minnesota is one approach. You could also see if Kerryon Johnson (knee) is available, as he looks likely to be activated from Injured Reserve and had shown an improved pass-catching ability early in the season. There’s also PPR favorite Patrick Laird from Miami, who should have a chance to score against the Bengals in Week 16 and should also get his usual four or five catches.

In general, though, Week 16 is not the time to mess around too much. You’ve gotten to championships on the backs of probably a few strong RBs. Count on them to take you to glory unless a matchup is too good to avoid.

Reminder: Check back for frequent updates during the week, especially with so many injuries leaving ranking slots up in the air. For more individual RB analysis, click here.

Week 16 Fantasy PPR Rankings: RBs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

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

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