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Running Back Rankings for Week 14 Fantasy Football

Welcome to the fantasy football Week 14 running back rankings hub!

With Indy’s Jonathan Taylor on bye, Najee Harris takes the overall top spot in the rankings this week. LV’s Josh Jacobs’ newfound passing game usage appears here to stay. Expect Carolina to establish the Chuba Hubbard and look elsewhere for help if you’ve got a Jets back on your hands.

Below are my top-60 running backs for Week 14. These rankings are geared toward .5PPR scoring formats for Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season but should aid those who play in both non-PPR and full-point PPR formats. I’ve also included my top RB streaming option this week and DFS play of the week (cost via FanDuel).

Check back throughout the week to see how expectations have changed as news continues to roll in, enhancing our prognostication abilities. Feel free to hit me up on twitter @Ginger__Nic for any fantasy related advice.

Stream of the Week: JaMycal Hasty at Cincinnati Benglas

Elijah Mitchell (concussion) is unlikely to play, Trey Sermon is on IR, and Jeff Wilson Jr.’s surgically repaired knee “flared up” in Week 13. FB Kyle Juszczyk will factor in from time to time but Hasty’s dual threat, bellcow usage against a Bengals’ front-seven that’s been worked over by dual threat RBs this year. Their 9.8 RB targets and 7.5 RB receptions allowed per game are both tops in the NFL, while their 55.1 RB receiving yards allowed are 4th most. It’s important to note that from late September to early November, before being temporarily sidelined with an ankle injury, Hasty was operating as the team’s designated passing game back, averaging 3 receptions and 4.25 targets per game. He’s a locked-in, mid-to-high RB2.

DFS Play of the Week: Jamaal Williams ($6,200) at Denver Broncos

Williams soundly led the backfield in rushing last week, taking 17 carries for 71 yards. He was definitively not the passing game back–that was Godwin Igwebuike– which was a disappointment. Still, Williams carries a reasonable Fanduel salary cap number at just $6,200 and his rostership is sure to be low after a ho-hum week. Fortunately he’s got a great matchup against the Denver Broncos whose front-seven has been decimated by injuries and trades, most notably all-star run stopper LB Alexander Johnson. Williams is a borderline RB1/2 in a nice bounce back spot.

Week 14 Running Back Rankings
RankNameTeamOpp
1Austin EkelerLACvs NYG
2Alvin KamaraNO@ NYJ
3Najee HarrisPIT@ MIN
4Leonard FournetteTBvs BUF
5James ConnerARIvs LAR
6Ezekiel ElliottDAL@ WAS
7Cordarrelle PattersonATL@ CAR
8Antonio GibsonWASvs DAL
9David MontgomeryCHI@ GB
10Josh JacobsLV@ KC
11Sony MichelLAR@ ARI
12Joe MixonCINvs SF
13Nick ChubbCLEvs BAL
14Javonte WilliamsDENvs DET
15Devonta FreemanBAL@ CLE
16Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCvs LV
17AJ DillonGBvs CHI
18Saquon BarkleyNYG@ LAC
19James RobinsonJAC@ TEN
20Chuba HubbardCARvs ATL
21Aaron JonesGBvs CHI
22Kareem HuntCLEvs BAL
23Jermar JeffersonDET@ DEN
24Jeff Wilson Jr.SF@ CIN
25JaMycal HastySF@ CIN
26Godwin IgwebuikeDET@ DEN
27Dalvin CookMINvs PIT
28Alexander MattisonMINvs PIT
29Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs DET
30Devin SingletaryBUF@ TB
31Matt BreidaBUF@ TB
32Dontrell HilliardTENvs JAC
33Samaje PerineCINvs SF
34Rashaad PennySEA@ HOU
35Rex BurkheadHOUvs SEA
36Ameer AbdullahCARvs ATL
37Ty JohnsonNYJvs NO
38Austin WalterNYJvs NO
39Wendell SmallwoodWASvs DAL
40Kyle JuszczykSF@ CIN
41Mike DavisATL@ CAR
42D'Onta ForemanTENvs JAC
43Darrel WilliamsKCvs LV
44Ty MontgomeryNO@ NYJ
45Devontae BookerNYG@ LAC
46Latavius MurrayBAL@ CLE
47Alex CollinsSEA@ HOU
48Ronald Jones IITBvs BUF
49Carlos HydeJAC@ TEN
50Jeremy McNicholsTENvs JAC
51Eno BenjaminARIvs LAR
52Kene NwangwuMINvs PIT
53Corey ClementDAL@ WAS
54Khalil HerbertCHI@ GB
55Treyveon WilliamsCINvs SF
56Peyton BarberLV@ KC
57Mekhi SargentLAR@ ARI
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