Fantasy Football: Week 15 RB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 60 running backs for Week 15 of the 2019 season.
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Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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RB Start of the Week: Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers (vs. ATL)

Raheem Mostert has emerged as the 49ers running back to own down the stretch. With Matt Breida returning to action in Week 14, Mostert (12) had more touches than Breida (seven) and Tevin Coleman (three) combined last week.

Over his past two games, Mostert has racked up 263 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on 33 touches. More impressively, he put up those numbers in difficult road matchups against the Ravens and Saints.

In addition, Mostert has now scored in three consecutive games. The 49ers are favored by double digits and have the week’s second-highest implied total.

RB Sit of the Week: Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons (at SF)

Devonta Freeman was my “Start of the Week” in Week 14, but he goes from the most fantasy-friendly matchup last week (Carolina) to one of the three most difficult this week. Only the Patriots and Bucs have allowed fewer fantasy points to opposing running backs this season than the 49ers.

While Freeman scored last week, it was his first score of the season. On a positive note, he has three-plus receptions in all but one game. That said, he has only 10, 13 and 10 receiving yards in his past three games, respectively, and he’s averaging just 3.6 yards per carry this season.

Freeman isn’t the worst flex option this week, but he is ranked outside of my top-24 running backs for the week.

Week 15 fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR scoring):

RB1: Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs SEA

RB2: Derrick Henry, TEN vs HOU

RB3: Chris Carson, SEA @ CAR

RB4: Dalvin Cook, MIN @ LAC

RB5: Saquon Barkley, NYG vs MIA

RB6: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs LAR

RB7: Leonard Fournette, JAC @ OAK

RB8: Nick Chubb, CLE @ ARI

RB9: Alvin Kamara, NO vs IND

RB10: Aaron Jones, GB vs CHI

RB11: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs MIN

RB12: Todd Gurley, LAR @ DAL

RB13: Mark Ingram, BAL vs NYJ

RB14: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs MIN

RB15: Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ KC

RB16: Raheem Mostert, SF vs ATL

RB17: Josh Jacobs, OAK vs JAC

RB18: Miles Sanders, PHI @ WAS

RB19: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ BAL

RB20: James Conner, PIT vs BUF

RB21: Joe Mixon, CIN vs NE

RB22: David Montgomery, CHI @ GB

RB23: Devin Singletary, BUF @ PIT

RB24: James White, NE @ CIN

RB25: Kareem Hunt, CLE @ ARI

RB26: Marlon Mack, IND @ NO

RB27: Kenyan Drake, ARI vs CLE

RB28: Devonta Freeman, ATL @ SF

RB29: Adrian Peterson, WAS vs PHI

RB30: Patrick Laird, MIA @ NYG

RB31: Sony Michel, NE @ CIN

RB32: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TEN

RB33: Ronald Jones II, TB @ DET

RB34: LeSean McCoy, KC vs DEN

RB35: Jamaal Williams, GB vs CHI

RB36: Tarik Cohen, CHI @ GB

RB37: DeAndre Washington, OAK vs JAC

RB38: Boston Scott, PHI @ WAS

RB39: Latavius Murray, NO vs IND

RB40: Duke Johnson, HOU @ TEN

RB41: Matt Breida, SF vs ATL

RB42: David Johnson, ARI vs CLE

RB43: Bo Scarbrough, DET vs TB

RB44: Royce Freeman, DEN @ KC

RB45: Nyheim Hines, IND @ NO

RB46: Peyton Barber, TB @ DET

RB47: J.D. McKissic, DET vs TB

RB48: Chris Thompson, WAS vs PHI

RB49: Damien Williams, KC vs DEN

RB50: Jalen Richard, OAK vs JAC

RB51: Darwin Thompson, KC vs DEN

RB52: Tevin Coleman, SF vs ATL

RB53: Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs BUF

RB54: Gus Edwards, BAL vs NYJ

RB55: Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs BUF

RB56: Rex Burkhead, NE @ CIN

RB57: Giovani Bernard, CIN vs NE

RB58: Mike Boone, MIN @ LAC

RB59: C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CAR

RB60: Dion Lewis, TEN vs HOU

Week 15 fantasy football running back rankings (non-PPR scoring):

RB1: Derrick Henry, TEN vs HOU

RB2: Chris Carson, SEA @ CAR

RB3: Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs SEA

RB4: Dalvin Cook, MIN @ LAC

RB5: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs LAR

RB6: Saquon Barkley, NYG vs MIA

RB7: Nick Chubb, CLE @ ARI

RB8: Leonard Fournette, JAC @ OAK

RB9: Aaron Jones, GB vs CHI

RB10: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs MIN

RB11: Alvin Kamara, NO vs IND

RB12: Todd Gurley, LAR @ DAL

RB13: Mark Ingram, BAL vs NYJ

RB14: Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ KC

RB15: Raheem Mostert, SF vs ATL

RB16: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs MIN

RB17: Josh Jacobs, OAK vs JAC

RB18: Miles Sanders, PHI @ WAS

RB19: James Conner, PIT vs BUF

RB20: Joe Mixon, CIN vs NE

RB21: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ BAL

RB22: David Montgomery, CHI @ GB

RB23: Devin Singletary, BUF @ PIT

RB24: Marlon Mack, IND @ NO

RB25: Kareem Hunt, CLE @ ARI

RB26: Adrian Peterson, WAS vs PHI

RB27: Sony Michel, NE @ CIN

RB28: Devonta Freeman, ATL @ SF

RB29: James White, NE @ CIN

RB30: Patrick Laird, MIA @ NYG

RB31: Kenyan Drake, ARI vs CLE

RB32: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TEN

RB33: Ronald Jones II, TB @ DET

RB34: LeSean McCoy, KC vs DEN

RB35: Boston Scott, PHI @ WAS

RB36: Jamaal Williams, GB vs CHI

RB37: DeAndre Washington, OAK vs JAC

RB38: Bo Scarbrough, DET vs TB

RB39: Latavius Murray, NO vs IND

RB40: Tarik Cohen, CHI @ GB

RB41: Royce Freeman, DEN @ KC

RB42: Matt Breida, SF vs ATL

RB43: Duke Johnson, HOU @ TEN

RB44: David Johnson, ARI vs CLE

RB45: Peyton Barber, TB @ DET

RB46: Gus Edwards, BAL vs NYJ

RB47: Damien Williams, KC vs DEN

RB48: J.D. McKissic, DET vs TB

RB49: Tevin Coleman, SF vs ATL

RB50: Darwin Thompson, KC vs DEN

RB51: Nyheim Hines, IND @ NO

RB52: Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs BUF

RB53: Mike Boone, MIN @ LAC

RB54: Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs BUF

RB55: Jalen Richard, OAK vs JAC

RB56: Chris Thompson, WAS vs PHI

RB57: Rex Burkhead, NE @ CIN

RB58: Giovani Bernard, CIN vs NE

RB59: Frank Gore, BUF @ PIT

RB60: Ty Johnson, DET vs TB

More Advice From SI Fantasy

— Week 15 PPR Rankings from FullTime Fantasy: QB, RB, WR, TE

— Dr. Roto’s Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, including praise for Patrick Laird

— Frankie Taddeo’s Week 15 streaming options: Darius Slayton, Jimmy G and more

— Jaime Eisner’s stock watch on the players trending up and down

— Jaime Eisner’s waiver wire, in case any of them are still available

— Mark Deming’s Target and Snap Report combs through the data for fantasy nuggets