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Week 13 Half PPR Rankings

Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 1. Jonathan Taylor IND (at HOU)
How ridiculous is Taylor's fantasy production so far this season? He currently has 266.1 Half PPR fantasy points through 12 games. The next closest player to him at the RB position is Austin Ekeler with 217.2 Half PPR points. He's currently averaging 22.2 fantasy points per game and he has now scored a touchdown in 9 straight games. Frank Reich finally came to the conclusion that fantasy managers have had for the last two years now that JT deserves a massive workload and it's translating to wins for the Colts and fantasy players alike. As if all of that wasn't good enough, Taylor now gets a matchup against the Texans defense that is allowing 120.1 rushing yards per game to opposing RBs, which is the second highest mark in the league. You were already doing this, but continue to start Taylor as the RB1 every week moving forward.
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Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 2. Joe Mixon CIN (vs . LAC)
Mixon has been on a touchdown rampage, with two TDs in each of his last four games and at least one TD in each of his last eight games. He's scored 13 touchdowns in 11 games, and Weeks 2-3 were the only times this season when he wasn't able to find his way into the end zone. Over the last two weeks, Mixon has had 58-288-4 rushing, hammering away at the Raiders and Steelers in one-sided Cincinnati victories. Mixon could carry a heavy load this weekend against the Chargers, who have given up 1,598 rushing yards this season, more than any other team in the league. Opposing running backs are averaging 4.7 yards per carry against the Chargers and gouging them for 24.0 fantasy points per game. Mixon is the RB2 this week. At $8,100 on DraftKings, Mixon is rather pricey for a back who doesn't catch many passes, but it's hard to say it's too expensive for a player who's so red-hot.
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Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 3. Austin Ekeler LAC (at CIN)
The Chargers face the Bengals this week, and this could be a terrific matchup for a pass-catching ace like Ekeler. The Bengals have given up 614 receiving yards to opposing RBs, the fourth-highest total in the league. Cincinnati's opponents have targeted their running backs 107 times this season. No other team has yielded more than 98 targets to opposing RBs. Ekeler is the RB2 in fantasy scoring this year behind only Jonathan Taylor, and he's the RB3 this week. He's a sturdy DraftKings cash-game anchor at $8,300.
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Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 4. Leonard Fournette TB (at ATL)
Well, we didn't exactly see that coming last week, did we? After finishing as the RB18 and RB17 the two weeks prior, Fournette exploded in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts for 41 Half PPR fantasy points. The Colts had been one of the toughest matchups for opposing RBs and Fournette was expected to see plenty of work that would return mid-range RB2 value, but he defied all odds and rumbled for four total touchdowns. While the four touchdowns and 100 rushing yards last week are certainly impressive, there's another aspect to Fournette's production that is particularly encouraging. Since coming out of their bye week in Week 9, Fournette has seen a total of 23 targets. This leads the entire league at the RB position over that time frame and it's providing fantasy managers with an extremely high floor. Even if Fournette isn't able to get the job done on the ground in any matchup for whatever reason, there's going to be the receiving workload to fall back on. Against the Falcons defense that's allowing the 8th-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this year, Fournette can be viewed as a mid-range/low-end RB1.
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Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 5. Alexander Mattison MIN (at DET)
Mattison is going to get the nod as the starting RB in Minnesota now that Dalvin Cook is expected to miss at least the next two weeks. In the two games already this year that Mattison has stepped in as the starting option, he's seen an average of 25.5 carries, 112.5 rushing yards, 7.5 targets, 6.5 receptions, 49.5 receiving yards, and .5 touchdowns. The workload is incredible for Mattison and he's produced with the increased opportunity. Now, Mattison gets to take on the Detroit Lions defense that is currently allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season with 21.2 points per game. Fantasy managers have been holding onto Mattison as a high-end insurance policy all year just for this occasion and it's time to start him with full confidence. He can be viewed as a borderline top-5 play this week.
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Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 6. Najee Harris PIT (vs . BAL)
Harris had a season-low eight carries against the Bengals last week and produced only 37 yards from scrimmage. It was a rare misfire for the rookie workhorse, who's still the RB8 in fantasy points per game. Harris also had a modest workload in Week 11, with 12-39-1 rushing and 5-20-0 receiving. That ended a streak of five straight games in which Harris had more than 20 carries. With the Steelers at 5-5-1, fighting for their playoff lives and facing a critical divisional game against the archrival Ravens, it seems unlikely that Harris will see another moderate workload. He's the RB8 this week and a reasonable value at $7,700 on DraftKings.
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Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 7. Elijah Mitchell SF (at SEA)
The 49ers have been piling more and more work on Mitchell's plate, and the rookie has shown he can handle it. He's had 27 carries in each of the last two games. In a 34-26 win over Minnesota last weekend, Mitchell ran for 133 yards and a touchdown and also had 5-35-0 receiving, making him the RB4 for the week. Over his last five games, Mitchell has averaged 116.4 yards from scrimmage. He's in a potential smash spot this week against a Seattle defense that's giving up 24.8 fantasy points per game and just yielded 111 rushing yards to Antonio Gibson on Monday night. Mitchell is the RB5 this week. He's also a screaming value on DraftKings at $6,000.
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Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 8. Cordarrelle Patterson ATL (vs . TB)
Patterson turning into a league-winner at the RB position is something that I absolutely did not expect in 2021, but here we are! After missing Week 11 with an injury, Patterson returned to the lineup and went off for 27 Half PPR fantatasy points. He saw 16 carries for 108 yards and added two receptions for 27 yards with two touchdowns in Week 13. The Falcons were finally able to move the ball on offense and Patterson was essentially the lone reason for that. He's proven that he can get the job done for fantasy football this season and there's very little reason to doubt him moving forward. While the matchup against the Bucs is a terrible one - as has been thoroughly discussed all season - Patterson has too much involvement as both a runner and receiver to sit in this one. He can be viewed as a low-end RB1.
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James Conner Note
James Conner photo 9. James Conner ARI (at CHI)
With 13 touchdowns, Conner ranks second in that category, just one TD behind league leader Jonathan Taylor. Conner has scored at least one touchdown in five consecutive games and has scored multiple TDs on four different occasions. With Chase on IR with a high-ankle sprain that will keep him out until at least Week 14, Conner's usage has expanded. Edmonds has missed the last two games and played only one snap in Week 9 before going down. In those three games, Conner has had 52-197-4 rushing and 13-139-1 receiving on 15 targets, good for an average of 23.4 fantasy points per game (0.5 PPR) over that span. The usage in the passing game is especially encouraging, since Conner had seen only five targes in his first eight games. Conner checks in at RB9 this week against a middling Bears run defense, and he's one of the best DraftKings values on the board at $5,900.
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Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 10. Antonio Gibson WAS (at LV)
Remember the stress fracture in Gibson's shin? That was a concern earlier in the season. It's been largely forgotten now that Gibson has been on fire ever since Washington's Week 9 bye. In his last three games, Gibson has had 72-270-2 rushing and 9-49-0 receiving. Monday night against Seattle, he had 29-111-0 rushing and 7-35-0 receiving, establishing season highs in carries, catches and rushing yards. Gibson has a favorable matchup against the Raiders this week. The one slight concern here is that Washington might manage Gibson's workload after a 36-touch game and only five days of rest. Gibson is the RB15 this week and a juicy DraftKings value at only $5,700.
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Darrell Henderson Jr. Note
Darrell Henderson Jr. photo 11. Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR (vs . JAC)
Henderson missed practice Wednesday with a quad injury, leaving him questionable for this week's game against the Jaguars. Henderson has topped 55 rushing yards only once in the Rams' last five games and is averaging 65.8 yards from scrimmage over that stretch. Not bad, but Henderson profiles as more of an RB2 than an RB1, and the quad injury will complicate his Week 13 outlook if he's able to play. The Jaguars aren't pushovers against the run, ranking 14th in run defense DVOA. Consider Henderson a midrange RB2 if he plays.
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James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 12. James Robinson JAC (at LAR)
Carlos Hyde played only six fewer snaps than Robinson in Week 12 and ran five more routes, but Robinson still had 20 touches while Hyde had only six. Robinson still has one of the most secure workloads of any running back in the league. In Week 13, he'll face a Rams run defense that ranks eighth in DVOA and is allowing 3.9 yards per carry, but Robinson still profiles as a low-end RB1 despite the challenging matchup. He's a solid DraftKings value at $6,200
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Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 13. Ezekiel Elliott DAL (at NO)
There was some concern after the Thanksgiving game that Zeke was going to have to miss some time with his knee injury that's been bothering him as of late, but he was a full participant in practice on Monday and seems to be a full-go for this matchup against the Saints defense. While Zeke certainly has not been what fantasy managers were hoping for as of late, he is still providing an incredibly high floor for a player who's battling through injury. Over the past four games, Zeke has not finished outside of the top-20 RBs on the week and he's actually seen his receiving workload tick up. That might drop a little bit with Lamb coming back into the lineup - potentially Cooper as well - but we still know he's going to receive plenty of work and not hurt our lineups. The matchup isn't great though against the Saints defense that is allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing RBs this season with 12.6, but with Zeke's involvement around the goal-line, th
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Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 14. Saquon Barkley NYG (at MIA)
Did you know that Saquon led the entire NFL last week at the RB position in terms of snap share? He played 87% of the snaps for the Giants, which indicates that he is fully healthy and ready to operate at 100% after his injury. With that being the case, fantasy managers have to be pressing the panic button on Barkley - if they weren't already - based on his production. Saquon had just 18 total opportunities this past week and he averaged just 3.1 Yards Per Attempt, zero Forced Missed Tackles, and just 3.25 Yards Per Reception. Barkley has finished outside the top-20 RBs in each of his past two games and the situation doesn't seem to be changing around him anytime soon. According to Football Outsiders, the New York Giants are second-to-last in Adjusted Line Yards and they've been trying to make things work this entire season with a makeshift offensive line, which obviously hasn't gone well. We went into the year hopeful that Saquon could return to high-end RB1 status and now fantasy managers are simply hoping that he can be a viable mid-range RB2. Against the Dolphins defense that's allowing just 14.7 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs, plus the downgrade at QB this week, we shouldn't be expecting top-5 production from the talented RB.
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Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 15. Josh Jacobs LV (vs . WAS)
In past editions of the Primer, we've noted that Jacobs has gotten more work in the passing game this year. He's just four catches and 41 receiving yards away from establishing new single-season highs in those two categories. Jacobs has had at least 19 receiving yards in seven straight games. No, he hasn't morphed into Austin Ekeler, but Jacobs is no longer completely one-dimensional. In addition to his two catches for 25 receiving yards against Dallas on Thanksgiving, Jacobs also had a season-high 22 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown. Jacobs checks in at RB16 against the Football Team this week. He's a solid if unspectacular DraftKings value at $6,000.
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David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 16. David Montgomery CHI (vs . ARI)
In his first three games back from a sprained knee, Montgomery has 44-167-0 rushing and 6-54-0 receiving, averaging 8.4 fantasy points per game over that stretch. Montgomery played at least 85% of Chicago's offensive snaps in all three of those games, so usage isn't the issue. The Bears' mediocre offensive line play is an ongoing concern for Montgomery stakeholders, and this week Monty will be up against an Arizona run defense that's giving up only 15.7 fantasy points per game to running backs. Montgomery is just a midrange RB2 this week. His modest $5,600 price tag on DraftKings will lure some people in, but I worry that he's a trap at that price.
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Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 17. Myles Gaskin MIA (vs . NYG)
How about this bounce-back performance from Gaskin this season?! After being one of fantasy football's most volatile RB options, he has settled in as the unquestioned starter here for Miami and is delivering reliable top-end production. He now has 39 carries over his past two games and has a combined 35 fantasy points. In fact, did you know that Gaskin has 30 Red Zone carries on the season? This is more than players like Nick Chubb, Antonio Gibson, Joe Mixon, Darrell Henderson, and Najee Harris to name a few. He's starting to convert with the opportunities and he now belongs in starting lineups moving forward as a trustworthy option. We might need to exercise caution when Malcolm Brown returns to the lineup, but for now it's all-systems-go. Against the Giants defense that's allowing 19.0 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs - the 6th highest mark in the league - Gaskin should be viewed as a mid-range RB2.
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Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 18. Jamaal Williams DET (vs . MIN)
With D'Andre Swift potentially out for this week, Williams becomes one of the must-add options off of the waiver wire. While Williams should only be considered for fantasy lineups if Swift misses action, he does have plenty of upside if he gets the starting nod. Last week, in relief of Swift who went out early, Williams went from playing 27% of the snaps the week prior to 63%. Additionally, Jermar Jefferson and Godwin Igwebuike only played 10% and 8% of the snaps respectively. Williams would walk into a massive workload if Swift were to be out this week against Minnesota and the Vikings are surrendering just over 100 rushing yards per game. He could have a fine day in a favorable matchup, which is excellent for someone that still might be on the waiver wire in your league. The offense isn't great, but that won't stop Williams from seeing north of 15 touches. He can be viewed as a mid-range RB2 if Swift were to sit. We'll continue to update throughout the week as more information becomes available.
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Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 19. Javonte Williams DEN (at KC)
Williams came through for fantasy managers last week in a plus matchup against the Chargers. He finished with 14 carries for 54 yards and a score, while also adding 3 receptions for 57 yards through the air on four targets. It continues to be a highly discussed topic that Williams could be a league winner if something happens to Gordon in this backfield, but he's going to continue to be just a low-end RB2 in the meantime. Against the Chiefs, Williams can be started as a high floor option that can hopefully see his involvement in the receiving game continue.
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Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 20. Miles Sanders PHI (at NYJ)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 21. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC (vs . DEN)
CEH was out-snapped by Darrel Williams in Week 11 before the bye week, but it certainly didn't affect the opportunity share for Edwards-Helaire coming off of the injury. CEH saw 14 total opportunities (targets + carries) against Dallas, while Williams only totaled six. There were plenty of questions surrounding what this backfield was going to look like when both options were healthy and we got clarity that this is CEH's backfield. He looked great running the ball after spending some time on IR and he was able to cash in and find the end zone as well, which was something he had rarely done prior to his injury. Now, CEH gets to take on a Broncos defense that has been a bit up-and-down when it comes to defending opposing RBs. They're allowing 15.6 fantasy points per game though, which is around the middle of the pack, and there's very little reason that we should be concerned about starting the second-year RB in this matchup. CEH can be viewed as a mid-range RB2.
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Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 22. Melvin Gordon III DEN (at KC)
The Broncos were able to lean on their run game last week and Gordon put together a solid performance with 17 carries for 83 yards. While he watched Williams and Bridgewater each find the end zone against the Chargers, he still provided a high floor for fantasy managers. This backfield continues to remain essentially a completely even split, which hurts both Gordon and Williams' upside. The Chiefs are middle of the pack when it comes to slowing down opposing RBs from a fantasy perspective, so we shouldn't expect a blow-up performance here from either player. Gordon can remain a solid floor play in fantasy lineups as a low-end RB2.
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Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 23. Damien Harris NE (at BUF)
Harris's fantasy value has become increasingly TD-dependent, but ... well, he keeps scoring touchdowns. Harris has crossed the goal line eight times this year and has scored seven TDs in his last seven games. But after averaging 95.7 rushing yards over a three-game stretch from Week 6 to Week 8, Harris has averaged just 42.0 rushing yards over his last three games. That's largely because he's now sharing the rushing load with rookie Rhamondre Stevenson. Harris out-snapped Stevenson in Week 12, but only by a two-snap margin. Harris continues to get the vast majority of carries close to the goal line, however. He's the RB24 this week.
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Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 24. Tony Pollard DAL (at NO)
Pollard has seen a bit of an increase in work over the past few games with Zeke hampered by his knee injury and he's proving to be a solid plug-and-play option for fantasy managers as a RB2. He's now finished as a top-24 RB each of the past three weeks and he's averaging 13.66 total opportunities (targets + carries) over that time frame. With Pollard's talent, that's enough work to come through for fantasy lineups and he deserves to be considered yet again here in Week 13. The matchup against the Saints isn't great, but Pollard should see enough work to be viewed as a high-end RB3 this week.
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Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 25. Devonta Freeman BAL (at PIT)
Freeman only out-snapped Latavius Murray 40-36 in Week 13, but Freeman had a 16-8 advantage in carries and is the only Baltimore running back worth rostering for fantasy. He's had 55-215-1 rushing and 12-66-1 receiving over his last four games, averaging 11.5 half-point PPR fantasy points per game over that stretch. Freeman faces the Steelers this week, and the once-mighty Pittsburgh run defense has gone to seed. The Steelers are giving up 4.8 yards per carry and allowing 20.4 fantasy points per game to running backs. Freeman is a high-end RB3 this week.
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Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 26. Boston Scott PHI (at NYJ)
At the time of writing, it seems highly unlikely that Miles Sanders is going to be able to suit up this week. If that's the case, Scott becomes a very intriguing play against the Jets. New York is allowing 26.6 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs this season, which is dead last in the league by a mile. We've seen Scott step in this season and be a valuable fantasy asset, but this matchup would move him nearly into the must-start territory. Even if Sanders does return to action this week - which we'll keep you all updated on as the week progresses - Scott deserves FLEX consideration this week simply due to the matchup.
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Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 27. Rhamondre Stevenson NE (at BUF)
Over his last four games, Stevenson has produced 51-277-2 rushing and 7-64-0 receiving. He's averaged 5.4 yards per carry over that span. The rookie is a good one, and he's forced his way into a time-share with Damien Harris and passing-down back Brandon Bolden. Harris is the RB26 this week against a Bills run defense that's been terrific against most opponents this year but was steamrolled by Derrick Henry and Jonathan Taylor.
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Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 28. Tevin Coleman NYJ (vs . PHI)
Coleman's 16 carries in Week 12 were the byproduct of a favorable game-script, but that's not exactly something that we should anticipate here. Philadelphia's defense is a much more formidable unit than Houston and we could see New York get down early if the Eagles offense is even functional. Coleman should still be the lead option in this backfield, but with potentially losing goal-line work to Walter like last week, there's very little upside to playing him in a crucial fantasy week. Coleman can be viewed as a mid-range RB3.
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Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 29. Devin Singletary BUF (vs . NE)
Entering Week 12, there was a lot of buzz about Matt Breida's emergence in the Buffalo backfield, but Devin Singletary was the Bills' lead RB in their Thanksgiving night win over the Saints. Singletary had 15-44-0 rushing against the tough New Orleans run defense and added 1-4-0 receiving. He out-snapped Breida 45-21 and ran routes on 65% of Josh Allen's dropbacks. That's a potentially valuable workload, even if it didn't amount to much in Week 12 against a strong defense. Singletary has another tough matchup this week against the Patriots. He's a midrange RB3 for Week 13.
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Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 30. Matt Breida BUF (vs . NE)
Although he played behind Devin Singletary in Week 12, Breida has gained a firm foothold in the Buffalo offense and should be rostered in leagues with 12 or more teams. He's scored three touchdowns since becoming part of the RB rotation in Week 10. Over his last three games, Breida has 17-105-1 rushing and 6-67-2 receiving. He's the RB33 this week.
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Alex Collins Note
Alex Collins photo 31. Alex Collins SEA (vs . SF)
The Seattle running game has hit an iceberg. Over his last five games, Collins has 53-170-0 rushing, which amounts to 3.2 yards per carry. He's had only eight receptions in 10 games, so if it's not happening for Collins on the ground, it's simply not happening for him. This week, Collins faces a 49ers defense that's giving up only 15.8 fantasy points per game to running backs. Collins is the RB32 this week and not a DFS consideration.
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Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 32. Mark Ingram II NO (vs . DAL)
Ingram missed last week's contest, but it sounds like he's going to be all-systems-go for Week 13 after getting in a full practice on Monday. It's difficult to know how to fully evaluate Ingram though when there's the potential that Kamara could return this week as well. When Kamara has missed, Ingram has been a top-15 play. However, if AK suits up, we need to downgrade Ingram to more of a mid-range RB3. We'll need to wait and see how this situation unfolds as we get closer to kickoff, but if Kamara is declared inactive Ingram can be started as a mid-range RB2.
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Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 33. Rex Burkhead HOU (vs . IND)
Burkhead now has 30 carries over his last two games. This is a high enough mark to put him at No. 10 in the list for most rush attempts by a RB over that time span, but it's only resulted in 67 rushing yards and no touchdowns. At this point, Burkhead is a desperation play and nothing more. He can be viewed as a low-end RB3/high-end FLEX option.
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Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 34. Ty Johnson NYJ (vs . PHI)
Johnson was the hot waiver wire add for Week 12, but he wound up finishing third in the Jets backfield in terms of touches. There's the possibility that the Jets utilize Johnson more this week as the pass-catching option if they're playing from behind, but that is a major question mark now that there are three options in this backfield. Johnson can be viewed as a mid-range/low-end RB3, but it's probably best to just stay away.
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Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 35. Darrel Williams KC (vs . DEN)
Williams played 53% of the snaps in Week 11 compared to CEH's 47%, but Williams did next to nothing in the game against Dallas. He touched the ball just six times in that contest and saw Edwards-Helaire step right back in and take over the backfield. Williams remains one of fantasy football's high-level insurance RBs, so he needs to remain on rosters everywhere, but we shouldn't be considering him for starting lineups this week outside of a desperation play.
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Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 36. Latavius Murray BAL (at PIT)
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 37. Sony Michel LAR (vs . JAC)
If Henderson ends up missing Week 13 due to a quad injury that kept him out of practice on Wednesday, Michel will be a mid-range RB2 against the Jaguars. He's been decent if uninspiring this season in a backup role, with 79-305-1 rushing and 11-62-1 receiving. When Henderson missed the Rams' Week 3 game against the Buccaneers, Michel had 20-67-0 rushing against one of the league's best run defenses.
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David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 38. David Johnson HOU (vs . IND)
Do you know the popular gif of the older woman who says, "It's been 84 years..."? That's what I think of when I think about the last time DJ was a valuable fantasy asset. In all seriousness, he has not finished within the top-24 RBs any given week since Week 1 this season and he's now gone four straight weeks with a RB36 ranking or worse. Johnson isn't really in consideration for fantasy lineups at this point.
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Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 39. Nyheim Hines IND (at HOU)
We have now gone eight of the last nine games with Hines finishing outside the top-45 RBs on the week. This is completely Jonathan Taylor's backfield and Hines is subsequently off the redraft radar. He can be dropped if you're still hanging onto him.
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Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 40. Kenyan Drake LV (vs . WAS)
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 41. Jeff Wilson Jr. SF (at SEA)
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 42. DeeJay Dallas SEA (vs . SF)
Dallas played 60% of Seattle's offensive snaps in Week 12, finishing with 3-4-0 rushing and 5-27-0 receiving in a 17-5 loss to Washington. Dallas isn't playable this week in a tough matchup against the 49ers, but he may have value in the coming weeks if the Seahawks tire of Alex Collins and decide to audition Dallas as a lead back.
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Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 43. Ronald Jones II TB (at ATL)
Jones was able to find the end zone in Week 12, but he's still not seeing enough work to provide standalone value. However, he's worth talking about as one of the most valuable insurance RBs in fantasy right now. As fantasy rosters begin gearing up for a deep playoff run, Jones needs to be added to benches everywhere due to his upside if something were to happen to Fournette. We don't wish that to happen obviously, but we need to be ready in case it does. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Add Jones to your bench if you've locked up your playoff spot in your league and you have the space.
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Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 44. Mike Davis ATL (vs . TB)
Brandon Bolden Note
Brandon Bolden photo 45. Brandon Bolden NE (at BUF)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 46. Devontae Booker NYG (at MIA)
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 47. Samaje Perine CIN (vs . LAC)
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 48. Phillip Lindsay MIA (vs . NYG)
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 49. J.D. McKissic WAS (at LV)
McKissic broke out of a six-game TD drought by scoring a pair of touchdowns against the Seahawks on Monday night. The recent spike in Antonio Gibson's usage probably doesn't bode well for McKissic. But with Washington running 84 plays in Week 12, there were plenty of touches to go around, and McKissic had 7-30-1 rushing and 5-26-1 receiving. McKissic is the RB30 in fantasy points per game among backs who've played at least five games, and he's the RB34 this week vs. the Raiders.
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Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 50. Carlos Hyde JAC (at LAR)
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 51. Kenneth Gainwell PHI (at NYJ)
If Sanders and Jordan Howard both sit out this week, Gainwell at least moves back into the redraft conversation due to the matchup. However, we've been burned by Gainwell (more specifically Nick Sirianni) once already this season and it's going to be difficult to trust the rookie RB in such a key week for many fantasy lineups, but he at least becomes a desperation FLEX option and worth considering if you're in a pinch.
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Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 52. Eno Benjamin ARI (at CHI)
Jermar Jefferson Note
Jermar Jefferson photo 53. Jermar Jefferson DET (vs . MIN)
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 54. Khalil Herbert CHI (vs . ARI)
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 55. Kene Nwangwu MIN (at DET)
Jaret Patterson Note
Jaret Patterson photo 56. Jaret Patterson WAS (at LV)
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 57. Giovani Bernard TB (at ATL)
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 58. Kyle Juszczyk SF (at SEA)
Wayne Gallman Jr. Note
Wayne Gallman Jr. photo 59. Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL (vs . TB)
Tony Jones Jr. Note
Tony Jones Jr. photo 60. Tony Jones Jr. NO (vs . DAL)
Chris Evans Note
Chris Evans photo 61. Chris Evans CIN (vs . LAC)
Austin Walter Note
Austin Walter photo 62. Austin Walter NYJ (vs . PHI)
Walter came out of literally nowhere last week to score Week 12's most inconsequential touchdown - and he averaged over 4 YPC on his 9 attempts - but we still shouldn't be looking his way for fantasy football. He can remain on your league's waiver wire.
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Godwin Igwebuike Note
Godwin Igwebuike photo 63. Godwin Igwebuike DET (vs . MIN)
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 64. Salvon Ahmed MIA (vs . NYG)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 65. Joshua Kelley LAC (at CIN)
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 66. Kalen Ballage PIT (vs . BAL)
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 67. Benny Snell Jr. PIT (vs . BAL)
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 68. D'Andre Swift DET (vs . MIN)
At the time of writing, Swift is listed as day-to-day by Dan Campbell. He got banged up on Thanksgiving and it's unclear whether he's going to be able to return to action in Week 13. If you're the Lions though, what incentive is there to playing Swift at this point of the season? The Lions are clearly in the running for the No. 1 overall pick this next off-season and they're not going to be competing for anything meaningful down the stretch this year. Swift is a key piece of their future and there is literally zero incentive to rushing him back onto the field. We'll see how the situation unfolds as we move throughout the week, but I'd expect to be without Swift for the next week or two.
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Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 69. Justin Jackson LAC (at CIN)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 70. Jalen Richard LV (vs . WAS)
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 71. Zack Moss BUF (vs . NE)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 72. Qadree Ollison ATL (vs . TB)
Ty'Son Williams Note
Ty'Son Williams photo 73. Ty'Son Williams BAL (at PIT)
C.J. Ham Note
C.J. Ham photo 74. C.J. Ham MIN (at DET)
Larry Rountree III Note
Larry Rountree III photo 75. Larry Rountree III LAC (at CIN)
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 76. Patrick Laird MIA (vs . NYG)
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 77. Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT (vs . BAL)
Elijhaa Penny Note
Elijhaa Penny photo 78. Elijhaa Penny NYG (at MIA)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 79. Dare Ogunbowale JAC (at LAR)
Darius Bradwell Note
Darius Bradwell photo 80. Darius Bradwell LAC (at CIN)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 81. Corey Clement DAL (at NO)
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 82. Duke Johnson Jr. MIA (vs . NYG)
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 83. Marlon Mack IND (at HOU)
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 84. Jordan Howard PHI (at NYJ)
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 85. Ty Montgomery NO (vs . DAL)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 86. Travis Homer SEA (vs . SF)
Patrick Ricard Note
Patrick Ricard photo 87. Patrick Ricard BAL (at PIT)
Keith Smith Note
Keith Smith photo 88. Keith Smith ATL (vs . TB)
Jakob Johnson Note
Jakob Johnson photo 89. Jakob Johnson NE (at BUF)
Deon Jackson Note
Deon Jackson photo 90. Deon Jackson IND (at HOU)
Derek Watt Note
Derek Watt photo 91. Derek Watt PIT (vs . BAL)
Derrick Gore Note
Derrick Gore photo 92. Derrick Gore KC (vs . DEN)
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 93. JaMycal Hasty SF (at SEA)
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 94. Adrian Peterson SEA (vs . SF)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 95. Royce Freeman HOU (vs . IND)
Reggie Gilliam Note
Reggie Gilliam photo 96. Reggie Gilliam BUF (vs . NE)
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 97. Rashaad Penny SEA (vs . SF)
Buddy Howell Note
Buddy Howell photo 98. Buddy Howell LAR (vs . JAC)
La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 99. La'Mical Perine NYJ (vs . PHI)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 100. Scottie Phillips HOU (vs . IND)
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 101. Damien Williams CHI (vs . ARI)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 102. J.J. Taylor NE (at BUF)
Tarik Cohen Note
Tarik Cohen photo 103. Tarik Cohen CHI (vs . ARI)
Michael Burton Note
Michael Burton photo 104. Michael Burton KC (vs . DEN)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 105. Dwayne Washington NO (vs . DAL)
Adam Prentice Note
Adam Prentice photo 106. Adam Prentice NO (vs . DAL)
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 107. Mike Boone DEN (at KC)
Nick Bellore Note
Nick Bellore photo 108. Nick Bellore SEA (vs . SF)
Nick Bawden Note
Nick Bawden photo 109. Nick Bawden NYJ (vs . PHI)
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 110. Peyton Barber LV (vs . WAS)
Trenton Cannon Note
Trenton Cannon photo 111. Trenton Cannon SF (at SEA)
Ryan Nall Note
Ryan Nall photo 112. Ryan Nall CHI (vs . ARI)
Gary Brightwell Note
Gary Brightwell photo 113. Gary Brightwell NYG (at MIA)
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 114. Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB (at ATL)