Week 16 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

December 21, 2020 0 By boss

The fantasy championship game is here, and owners who have made it this far will be making their most important lineup decisions of the season. Our Week 16 fantasy PPR RB rankings can help you make those crucial start ’em, sit ’em decisions and identify potential waiver wire streamers and sleepers (Salvon Ahmed, Tony Pollard, Jeff Wilson Jr., Le’Veon Bell) to target if you need some help at the RB2 or flex spot.

Most fantasy owners who have made it this far probably feel pretty good about their starters, but be it because of matchups or injuries, you might have a couple players you rotate. This week, Christian McCaffrey’s status will continue to loom large as he tries to return from a thigh injury. He was doubtful last week, so it seems unlikely he’ll make it back against Washington, especially with the Panthers having nothing to play for.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Aside from McCaffrey, guys like Antonio Gibson (toe), Ezekiel Elliott (calf), Ronald Jones (finger/COVID), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (leg), and Damien Harris (ankle) will have a major impact on fantasy rankings, especially in PPR formats. Gibson would be a true RB1 ahead of a nice matchup against the Panthers. If he can’t go, J.D. McKissic will be a big-time PPR sleeper with RB2 potential. With Jones, Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy would form a nice committee, and since both can catch passes, they have good PPR upside against the Lions. Meanwhile, Harris missing time would make Sony Michel and James White nice flex options, with White being a high-end flex because of his receiving ability. Edwards-Helaire’s likely absence means Bell will be a legit RB2.

Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Other backs who move up in the PPR format include Kareem Hunt (@ Jets), D’Andre Swift (vs. Buccaneers), Nyheim Hines (@ Steelers), Devin Singletary (@ Patriots), Ty Johnson (vs. Browns), and Lynn Bowden (@ Raiders). Players who move down are the more TD-dependent flex options, such as Zack Moss (@ Patriots), Frank Gore (vs. Browns), and Gus Edwards (vs. Giants).

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

Week 16 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

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

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