Fantasy Football: Week 16 RB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 60 running backs for Week 16 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: Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (at MIA)

From Weeks 1 to 12, Mixon was fantasy’s RB20 (half-PPR scoring). Since Week 13, however, Mixon has scored the fourth-most fantasy points.

Since his Week 9 bye, Mixon has 100-plus yards and/or a touchdown in five of six games, despite having several difficult matchups during that span. After becoming a little more involved in the passing game—at least three catches in each of his past three games— Mixon has a minimum of 22 touches with an average of 25.3 touches over his past three games.

The 23-year-old back gets a fantasy-friendly matchup in Week 16 against the Dolphins, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Only his own team (158.0) has allowed more rushing yards per game than the Dolphins (140.9).

RB Sit of the Week: Sony Michel, New England Patriots (vs. BUF)

Michel hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 7 against the Jets, when he posted a 19/42/3 line. Barely involved as a receiver, Michel has just 10 carries and 45 rushing yards or less in four of his past seven games. From Weeks 8 to 15, Michel is fantasy’s RB47.

The Bills have allowed the 12-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Despite his lack of touchdowns, Michel is a TD-dependent flex option, at best.

Week 16 fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR scoring):

RB1: Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ IND

RB2: Chris Carson, SEA vs ARI

RB3: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ PHI

RB4: Saquon Barkley, NYG @ WAS

RB5: Joe Mixon, CIN @ MIA

RB6: Leonard Fournette, JAC @ ATL

RB7: Derrick Henry, TEN vs NO

RB8: Alvin Kamara, NO @ TEN

RB9: Mark Ingram, BAL @ CLE

RB10: Nick Chubb, CLE vs BAL

RB11: Marlon Mack, IND vs CAR

RB12: Miles Sanders, PHI vs DAL

RB13: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs OAK

RB14: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs OAK

RB15: Aaron Jones, GB @ MIN

RB16: Devonta Freeman, ATL vs JAC

RB17: Mike Boone, MIN vs GB

RB18: Todd Gurley, LAR @ SF

RB19: Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs DET

RB20: Kenyan Drake, ARI @ SEA

RB21: DeAndre Washington, OAK @ LAC

RB22: Raheem Mostert, SF vs LAR

RB23: Adrian Peterson, WAS vs NYG

RB24: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs PIT

RB25: James Conner, PIT @ NYJ

RB26: Devin Singletary, BUF @ NE

RB27: Kareem Hunt, CLE vs BAL

RB28: James White, NE vs BUF

RB29: David Montgomery, CHI vs KC

RB30: Sony Michel, NE vs BUF

RB31: Patrick Laird, MIA vs CIN

RB32: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TB

RB33: Ronald Jones II, TB vs HOU

RB34: Tarik Cohen, CHI vs KC

RB35: Damien Williams, KC @ CHI

RB36: Kerryon Johnson, DET @ DEN

RB37: Royce Freeman, DEN vs DET

RB38: Boston Scott, PHI vs DAL

RB39: Jamaal Williams, GB @ MIN

RB40: Latavius Murray, NO @ TEN

RB41: Duke Johnson, HOU @ TB

RB42: Peyton Barber, TB vs HOU

RB43: Jalen Richard, OAK @ LAC

RB44: Matt Breida, SF vs LAR

RB45: Myles Gaskin, MIA vs CIN

RB46: Chris Thompson, WAS vs NYG

RB47: Nyheim Hines, IND vs CAR

RB48: Rex Burkhead, NE vs BUF

RB49: Ameer Abdullah, MIN vs GB

RB50: LeSean McCoy, KC @ CHI

RB51: David Johnson, ARI @ SEA

RB52: Tevin Coleman, SF vs LAR

RB53: Gus Edwards, BAL @ CLE

RB54: C.J. Prosise, SEA vs ARI

RB55: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ MIA

RB56: Darwin Thompson, KC @ CHI

RB57: Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ NYJ

RB58: Dion Lewis, TEN vs NO

RB59: Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs HOU

RB60: Brian Hill, ATL vs JAC

Week 16 fantasy football running back rankings (non-PPR scoring):

RB1: Chris Carson, SEA vs ARI

RB2: Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ IND

RB3: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ PHI

RB4: Saquon Barkley, NYG @ WAS

RB5: Derrick Henry, TEN vs NO

RB6: Joe Mixon, CIN @ MIA

RB7: Leonard Fournette, JAC @ ATL

RB8: Mark Ingram, BAL @ CLE

RB9: Nick Chubb, CLE vs BAL

RB10: Marlon Mack, IND vs CAR

RB11: Alvin Kamara, NO @ TEN

RB12: Miles Sanders, PHI vs DAL

RB13: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs OAK

RB14: Aaron Jones, GB @ MIN

RB15: Mike Boone, MIN vs GB

RB16: Devonta Freeman, ATL vs JAC

RB17: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs OAK

RB18: Todd Gurley, LAR @ SF

RB19: Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs DET

RB20: DeAndre Washington, OAK @ LAC

RB21: Kenyan Drake, ARI @ SEA

RB22: Adrian Peterson, WAS vs NYG

RB23: Raheem Mostert, SF vs LAR

RB24: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs PIT

RB25: James Conner, PIT @ NYJ

RB26: Devin Singletary, BUF @ NE

RB27: Sony Michel, NE vs BUF

RB28: David Montgomery, CHI vs KC

RB29: Kareem Hunt, CLE vs BAL

RB30: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TB

RB31: Patrick Laird, MIA vs CIN

RB32: Ronald Jones II, TB vs HOU

RB33: James White, NE vs BUF

RB34: Boston Scott, PHI vs DAL

RB35: Damien Williams, KC @ CHI

RB36: Royce Freeman, DEN vs DET

RB37: Kerryon Johnson, DET @ DEN

RB38: Tarik Cohen, CHI vs KC

RB39: Latavius Murray, NO @ TEN

RB40: Peyton Barber, TB vs HOU

RB41: Jamaal Williams, GB @ MIN

RB42: Matt Breida, SF vs LAR

RB43: Duke Johnson, HOU @ TB

RB44: Myles Gaskin, MIA vs CIN

RB45: Gus Edwards, BAL @ CLE

RB46: LeSean McCoy, KC @ CHI

RB47: Tevin Coleman, SF vs LAR

RB48: David Johnson, ARI @ SEA

RB49: Rex Burkhead, NE vs BUF

RB50: Jalen Richard, OAK @ LAC

RB51: Nyheim Hines, IND vs CAR

RB52: Ameer Abdullah, MIN vs GB

RB53: Chris Thompson, WAS vs NYG

RB54: Darwin Thompson, KC @ CHI

RB55: Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ NYJ

RB56: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ MIA

RB57: C.J. Prosise, SEA vs ARI

RB58: Brian Hill, ATL vs JAC

RB59: Jordan Wilkins, IND vs CAR

RB60: Dion Lewis, TEN vs NO