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Michael Fabiano's Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

Senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano provides his Week 16 running back rankings to help you dominate the competition!

You've made it to the fantasy championships! Let's set that trophy-winning lineup and gloat all offseason long. Here are my weekly PPR fantasy football rankings plus my Week 16 start 'em, sit 'em series so you'll fully prepared.

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Week 16 Rankings (PPR)


  1. Derrick Henry, TEN (at GB)
  2. Alvin Kamara, NO (vs. MIN)
  3. Aaron Jones, GB (vs. TEN)
  4. Dalvin Cook, MIN (at NO)
  5. David Montgomery, CHI (at JAC) - The Jaguars defense has allowed 16 touchdowns and the third-most fantasy points to enemy running backs this season.
  6. Nick Chubb, CLE (at NYJ)
  7. Austin Ekeler, LAC (vs. DEN)
  8. Miles Sanders, PHI (at DAL)
  9. Josh Jacobs, LV (vs. DEN)
  10. Melvin Gordon, DEN (at LAC)
  11. Leonard Fournette, TB (at DET) - The Lions defense has surrendered 25 total touchdowns and the most fantasy points to opposing running backs.
  12. Jonathan Taylor, IND (at PIT)
  13. J.K. Dobbins, BAL (vs. NYG) - The Giants defense has allowed 13 total touchdowns and the ninth-most fantasy points to enemy runners this season.
  14. Chris Carson, SEA (vs. LAR)
  15. David Johnson, HOU (vs. CIN)
  16. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF (at ARI)
  17. Kareem Hunt, CLE (at NYJ)
  18. D'Andre Swift, DET (vs. TB)
  19. Le'Veon Bell, KC (vs. ATL)
  20. Myles Gaskin, MIA (at LV) - The Raiders defense has allowed 19 total touchdowns and the fourth-most points to running backs this season.
  21. Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. CAR) 
  22. J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. CAR)
  23. Mike Davis, CAR (at WAS) - Washington's defense has been tough on running backs, allowing 11 touchdowns and the third-fewest fantasy points.
  24. Giovani Bernard, CIN (at HOU)
  25. Kenyan Drake, ARI (vs. SF)
  26. Darrell Henderson, LAR (at SEA)
  27. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (vs. PHI)
  28. Tony Pollard, DAL (vs. PHI)
  29. Nyheim Hines, IND (at PIT) - Pittsburgh's defense has still allowed just 101.4 total yards and the fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.
  30. Wayne Gallman, NYG (at BAL) - Gallman lost snaps and touches to Dion Lewis and Alfred Morris last week, as the G-Men went to a three-headed backfield. 
  31. Devin Singletary, BUF (at NE)
  32. James Conner, PIT (vs. IND) - At best, Conner will be a risk-reward flex option against the Colts in fantasy championship week.
  33. James White, NE (vs. BUF)
  34. Zack Moss, BUF (at NE)
  35. Malcolm Brown , LAR (at SEA)
  36. Chase Edmonds, ARI (vs. SF)
  37. Gus Edwards, BAL (vs. NYG)
  38. Frank Gore, NYJ (vs. CLE)
  39. Ito Smith, ATL (at KC)
  40. Latavius Murray, NO (vs. MIN)
  41. Sony Michel, NE (vs. BUF)
  42. Dare Ogunbowale, JAC (vs. CHI)
  43. Devine Ozigbo, JAC (vs. CHI)
  44. Benny Snell Jr., PIT (vs. IND)
  45. Salvon Ahmed, MIA (at LV)
  46. Darrel Williams, KC (vs. ATL)
  47. Carlos Hyde, SEA (vs. LAR)
  48. Ty Johnson, NYJ (vs. CLE)
  49. Royce Freeman, DEN (at LAC)
  50. Kalen Ballage, LAC (vs. DEN)
  51. Todd Gurley, ATL (at KC) - Gurley has averaged just 19 snaps and 6.7 touches over his last three games, and Ito Smith is now the top back in Atlanta.
  52. Darrynton Evans, TEN (at GB)
  53. LeSean McCoy, TB (at DET)
  54. Tevin Coleman, SF (at ARI)
  55. Samaje Perine, CIN (at HOU)
  56. Boston Scott, PHI (at DAL)
  57. Alfred Morris, NYG (at BAL)
  58. Kyle Juszczyk, SF (at ARI)
  59. Devontae Booker, LV (vs. MIA)
  60. A.J. Dillon, GB (vs. TEN)
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