Week 15 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts


Week 15 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts




As the fantasy football playoffs go on, the start ’em, sit ’em decisions at running back are getting tougher. There are more lead backs emerging from situations that had previously been committee approaches, and the position as a whole is getting healthier. There are still a few injuries to monitor, but in general, our Week 15 fantasy RB PPR rankings are looking pretty deep.

The top injuries to watch involve Christian McCaffrey (shoulder/quad) and Antonio Gibson (toe). McCaffrey seems to have a new injury every week, but he did log some practice time in Week 14, so he may have a chance to return. Meanwhile, Gibson is dealing with a painful turf toe issue and will probably be “questionable.” If he can’t play, J.D. McKissic will be a true RB2 in PPR formats and could have a high ceiling thanks to the sheer amount of targets he gets on a weekly basis.

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

There are also a couple of players on the COVID list that will need to be monitored. David Johnson and Myles Gaskin both missed Week 14 after landing on the list late in the week, and it’s unclear if they will be able to return in Week 15. It sounds like Gaskin will be out, as he has tested positive, but Johnson’s status is unknown. If he can’t play, Duke Johnson, a top pass-catcher, should be a solid RB2 even against a tough Colts defense. DeAndre Washington will likely fill in for Gaskin again, depending on the health of some of Miami’s other backs.

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Per usual, a handful of players will move up in PPR formats thanks to their pass-catching ability. Notably, Nyheim Hines (vs. Texans), Jamaal Williams (vs. Panthers), Lynn Bowden (vs. Patriots), and James White (@ Dolphins) will be potential flexes in PPR while more TD-dependent options like Peyton Barber (vs. Seahawks), Gus Edwards (vs. Jaguars), and Zack Moss (@ Broncos) will move down a bit.

Bowden, who’s also eligible at WR in most fantasy leagues, is one of the more interesting options should Miami’s backfield remain depleted. He’s caught 11-of-13 targets for 123 yards the past two weeks, and while he’s unlikely to do much running the ball, he’s always a candidate to throw a surprise pass and he should continue to be targeted often.

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates.

Week 15 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank Player 1 Derrick Henry, TEN vs. DET 2 Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ GB 3 Alvin Kamara, NO vs. KC 4 Austin Ekeler, LAC @ LV 5 Aaron Jones, GB vs. CAR 6 Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. HOU 7 Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CHI 8 David Montgomery, CHI @ MIN 9 D’Andre Swift, DET @ TEN 10 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. BUF 11 Josh Jacobs, LV vs. LAC 12 Ronald Jones II, TB @ ATL 13 Cam Akers, LAR vs. NYJ 14 James Robinson, JAX @ BAL 15 Chris Carson, SEA @ WAS 16 Raheem Mostert, SF @ DAL 17 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. HOU 18 Nick Chubb, CLE @ NYG 19 Kenyan Drake, ARI vs. PHI 20 James Conner, PIT @ CIN 21 JK Dobbins, BAL vs. JAX 22 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF @ DAL 23 Miles Sanders, PHI @ ARI 24 J.D. McKissic, WAS vs. SEA 25 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. CLE 26 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. SF 27 David Johnson, HOU @ IND 28 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC @ NO 29 Damien Harris, NE @ MIA 30 DeAndre Washington, MIA vs. NE 31 Jamaal Williams, GB vs. CAR 32 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ NYG 33 Lynn Bowden, MIA vs. NE 34 Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. BUF 35 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. JAX 36 Devin Singletary, BUF @ DEN 37 Ty Johnson, NYJ @ LAR 38 Duke Johnson, HOU @ IND 39 Todd Gurley, ATL vs. TB 40 Adrian Peterson, DET @ TEN 41 Zack Moss, BUF @ DEN 42 Latavius Murray, NO vs. KC 43 Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. NYJ 44 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. PHI 45 James White, NE @ MIA 46 Ito Smith, ATL vs. TB 47 Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. PIT 48 Peyton Barber, WAS vs. SEA 49 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. SF 50 LeSean McCoy, TB @ ATL 51 Mark Ingram, BAL vs. JAX 52 Frank Gore, NYJ @ LAR 53 Justin Jackson, LAC @ LV 54 Carlos Hyde, SEA @ WAS 55 Trayveon Wiliams, CIN vs. PIT 56 Samaje Perine, CIN vs. PIT 57 Kalen Ballage, LAC @ LV 58 Mike Davis, CAR @ GB 59 Le’Veon Bell, KC @ NO 60 Boston Scott, PHI @ ARI 61 Jalen Richard, LV vs. LAC 62 Benny Snell, PIT @ CIN 63 Devontae Booker, LV vs. LAC 64 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. NYJ 65 Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. HOU 66 Sony Michel, NE @ MIA 67 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. DET 68 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. CLE 69 Brian Hill, ATL vs. TB 70 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ TEN 71 Darrel Williams, KC @ NO 72 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. BUF 73 Ameer Abdullah, MIN vs. CHI 74 Josh Adams, NYJ @ LAR