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


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.

WEEK 16 STANDARD RANKINGS:
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.

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS:
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).

WEEK 16 DFS CASH LINEUPS: DraftKingsFanDuel

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates. For individual analysis of key RBs, click here.

WEEK 16 DFS TOURNAMENT LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

Week 16 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

WEEK 16 FANTASY: Sleepers | BustsStart ’em, sit ’em

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 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ LAC
10 David Johnson, HOU vs. CIN
11 Josh Jacobs, LV vs. MIA
12 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. PHI
13 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ LV
14 J.D. McKissic, WAS vs. CAR
15 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ HOU
16 Leonard Fournette, TB @ DET
17 James Robinson, JAX vs. CHI
18 Mike Davis, CAR @ WAS
19 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ NYJ
20 Chris Carson, SEA vs. LAR
21 Le’Veon Bell, KC vs. ATL
22 Jonathan Taylor, IND @ PIT
23 Kenyan Drake, ARI vs. SF
24 D’Andre Swift, DET vs. TB
25 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF @ ARI
26 Sony Michel, NE vs. BUF
27 Wayne Gallman, NYG @ BAL
28 Salvon Ahmed, MIA @ LV
29 JK Dobbins, BAL vs. NYG
30 James Conner, PIT vs. IND
31 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ SEA
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 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. SF
38 Zack Moss, BUF @ NE
39 Ito Smith, ATL @ KC
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 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ SEA
46 Peyton Barber, WAS vs. CAR
47 Duke Johnson, HOU vs. CIN
48 LeSean McCoy, TB @ DET
49 Tevin Coleman, SF @ ARI
50 Kalen Ballage, LAC vs. DEN
51 Darrel Williams, KC vs. ATL
52 Samaje Perine, CIN @ HOU
53 Todd Gurley, ATL @ KC
54 Adrian Peterson, DET vs. TB
55 Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. LAR
56 Benny Snell, PIT vs. IND
57 Devontae Booker, LV vs. MIA
58 Trayveon Wiliams, CIN @ HOU
59 Boston Scott, PHI @ DAL
60 Jalen Richard, LV vs. MIA
61 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB @ DET
62 Rico Dowdle, DAL vs. PHI
63 Justin Jackson, LAC vs. DEN
64 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ NO
65 Darrynton Evans, TEN @ GB
66 Rodney Smith, CAR @ WAS
67 Matt Breida, MIA @ LV
68 Dion Lewis, NYG @ BAL
69 Brian Hill, ATL @ KC
70 Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. TB
71 Royce Freeman, DEN @ LAC


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