Fantasy PPR, Standard RB Rankings Week 18: Who to start, sit at running back in fantasy football

If you still play fantasy football in the final week of the NFL season, you are braver than us. Between injuries, COVID, and teams that potentially feel like key players, you never know who will put on the suit until just before kickoff. Nonetheless, we’re doing everything we can to keep you figuring out your starting decisions and sit down with our Week 18 fantasy RB rankings for the standard and PPR leagues.

The big injuries of concern at the beginning of the week are Ronald Jones (ankle), Michael Carter (concussion), Damien Harris (hamstring), Miles Sanders (hand), James Conner (heel) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire ( shoulder). but they are likely to appear closer to the weekend. Aaron Jones and probably AJ Dillon (@ Lions) also play in moderation, if at all, setting Patrick Taylor up for a great Week 18, just as we all predicted in Week 1.

By now, the main clashes are well established. Injuries to offensive linemen or key defensive players can make situations better or worse, but we know the Jets (@ Bills), Chargers (@ Raiders), Seahawks (@ Cardinals), Texans (vs. Titans), Steelers (@ Ravens) , Lions (vs. Packers), Giants (vs. Washington), Raiders (vs. Chargers), Bills (vs. Jets) and Vikings (vs. Bears) were the top 10 teams in terms of fantasy points allowed this Week . 17. The Falcons (vs. Saints) and Jaguars (vs. Colts) were not far behind, and both were roasted on the ground last week.

That creates great opportunities for border starters like the aforementioned Taylor (@ Lions), Devin Singletary and maybe even Zack Moss (vs. Jets), both Cardinals running backs if Conner plays (vs. Seahawks), D’Onta Foreman (@ Texans) , Devonta Freeman and maybe even Latavius ​​Murray (against Steelers), and whoever starts for the Jets if Carter is out, probably Austin Walter or Tevin Coleman (@ Bills). They all have varying degrees of advantage, but they should all have decent flats, with Edmonds and Freeman having more value in the PPR leagues.

On the other hand, the Saints (@ Falcons), Buccaneers (vs. Panthers), Titans (@ Texans), Cardinals (vs. Seahawks), 49ers (@ Rams), and Colts (@ Jaguars) have been particularly tough on fantasy. RBs. He’s not going to sit Cordarrelle Patterson (against Saints), who slump slightly, Rashaad Penny (@ Cardinals) or insurance Sony Michel (against 49ers), but he will have to think twice before Dare Ogunbowale (vs. Colts) , Rex Burkhead (vs. Titans) and Chuba Hubbard (@ Buccaneers). Ogunbowale and Burkhead have higher floors in the PPR leagues, and both could produce well in trash weather, as Ogunbowale did last week, but there are obvious risks with both.

Speaking of PPR floors, the Seahawks (@ Cardinals), Eagles (vs. Cowboys), Buccaneers (vs. Panthers), Bengals (@ Browns), Chiefs (@ Broncos), Jets (@ Bills), and Raiders (vs. Chargers)) all they entered Week 17 allowing at least six RB catches per game. We already mentioned how Edmonds is in a good spot this week, but he obviously looks even better now. The same goes for Kareem Hunt (against Bengals) if he plays. Both Broncos backrests also have slightly raised PPR floors.

Much will change throughout the week as some headlines will be dismissed as a precaution (Saquon Barkley? Antonio Gibson?) And others will be claimed by the reserve / COVID list. We always see unlikely heroes at the end of the season, so grab your handcuffs and get ready to jump.

We will update these RB leaderboards throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement.

Fantasy RB Rankings Week 18: who to start as a runner with

Ratings are based on score

Rank Player
one Jonathan Taylor, IND @ JAX
two Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CHI
3 Austin Ekeler, LAC @ LV
4 Alvin Kamara, NO @ ATL
5 David Montgomery, CHI @ MIN
6 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ NYG
7 Josh Jacobs, LV vs. LAC
8 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. NYJ
9 James Conner, ARI vs. SEA
10 Najee Harris, PIT @ BAL
eleven Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ PHI
12 Nick Chubb, CLE vs. CIN
13 Joe Mixon, CIN @ CLE
14 Rashaad Penny, SEA @ ARI
fifteen Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. SEA
sixteen Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. WAS
17 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL vs. NO
18 Damien Harris, NE @ MIA
19 Sony Michel, LAR vs. SF
twenty Darrel Williams, KC @ DEN
twenty-one D’Onta Foreman, TEN @ HOU
22 Elijah Mitchell, SF @ LAR
23 Javonte Williams, DEN vs. KC
24 Patrick Taylor, GB @ DET
25 Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. CIN
26 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. KC
27 Jamaal Williams, DET vs. GB
28 Boston Scott, PHI v. DAL
29 Devonta Freeman, BAL vs. PIT
30 Latavius ​​Murray, BAL vs. PIT
31 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE @ MIA
32 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB vs. CAR
33 D’Andre Swift, DET vs. GB
3. 4 Dare Ogunbowale, JAX vs. IND
35 Jordan Howard, PHI vs. DAL
36 Rex Burkhead, HOU vs. TEN
37 Tevin Coleman, New York @ BUF
38 Zack Moss, BUF vs. NYJ
39 Mark Ingram, NO @ ATL
40 Tony Pollard, DAL @ PHI
41 Chuba Hubbard, CAR @ TB
42 Dontrell Hillard, TEN @ HOU
43 Duke Johnson, MIA vs. NE
44 Jeremy McNichols, TEN @ HOU
Four. Five Ty Johnson, New York @ BUF
46 Justin Jackson, LAC @ LV
47 Nyheim Hines, IND @ JAX
48 DeeJay Dallas, SEA @ ARI
49 Royce Freeman, HOU vs. TEN
fifty Derrick Gore, KC @ DEN
51 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. CHI
52 Matt Breida, BUF vs. NYJ
53 Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. NE
54 Devontae Booker, NYG vs. WAS
55 Jaret Patterson, FUE @ NYG
56 Khalil Herbert, CHI @ MIN
57 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF @ LAR
58 Brandon Bolden, NE @ MIA
59 Phillip Lindsay, MIA vs. NE
60 Peyton Barber, LV vs. LAC
61 Mike Davis, ATL vs. NO
62 Samaje Perine, CIN @ CLE
63 Cam Akers, LAR vs. SF
64 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE vs. CIN
Sixty-five Craig Reynolds, DET vs. GB
66 Joshua Kelley, LAC @ LV
67 Ameer Abdullah, CAR @ TB
68 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI v. DAL
69 Jonathan Williams, FUE @ NYG

Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 18: who to start with as a runner

Ratings are based on score

Rank Player
one Jonathan Taylor, IND @ JAX
two Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CHI
3 Austin Ekeler, LAC @ LV
4 Alvin Kamara, NO @ ATL
5 David Montgomery, CHI @ MIN
6 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ NYG
7 Josh Jacobs, LV vs. LAC
8 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. NYJ
9 Najee Harris, PIT @ BAL
10 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ PHI
eleven Joe Mixon, CIN @ CLE
12 James Conner, ARI vs. SEA
13 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. SEA
14 Nick Chubb, CLE vs. CIN
fifteen Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL vs. NO
sixteen Rashaad Penny, SEA @ ARI
17 Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. WAS
18 Sony Michel, LAR vs. SF
19 Darrel Williams, KC @ DEN
twenty Elijah Mitchell, SF @ LAR
twenty-one Damien Harris, NE @ MIA
22 D’Onta Foreman, TEN @ HOU
23 Javonte Williams, DEN vs. KC
24 Patrick Taylor, GB @ DET
25 Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. CIN
26 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. KC
27 Boston Scott, PHI v. DAL
28 Jamaal Williams, DET vs. GB
29 Devonta Freeman, BAL vs. PIT
30 D’Andre Swift, DET vs. GB
31 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB vs. CAR
32 Latavius ​​Murray, BAL vs. PIT
33 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE @ MIA
3. 4 Dare Ogunbowale, JAX vs. IND
35 Rex Burkhead, HOU vs. TEN
36 Jordan Howard, PHI vs. DAL
37 Tevin Coleman, New York @ BUF
38 Tony Pollard, DAL @ PHI
39 Zack Moss, BUF vs. NYJ
40 Dontrell Hillard, TEN @ HOU
41 Chuba Hubbard, CAR @ TB
42 Duke Johnson, MIA vs. NE
43 Jeremy McNichols, TEN @ HOU
44 Ty Johnson, New York @ BUF
Four. Five Mark Ingram, NO @ ATL
46 Justin Jackson, LAC @ LV
47 Nyheim Hines, IND @ JAX
48 Matt Breida, BUF vs. NYJ
49 DeeJay Dallas, SEA @ ARI
fifty Royce Freeman, HOU vs. TEN
51 Derrick Gore, KC @ DEN
52 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. CHI
53 Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. NE
54 Devontae Booker, NYG vs. WAS
55 Jaret Patterson, FUE @ NYG
56 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF @ LAR
57 Brandon Bolden, NE @ MIA
58 Phillip Lindsay, MIA vs. NE
59 Mike Davis, ATL vs. NO
60 Samaje Perine, CIN @ CLE
61 Ameer Abdullah, CAR @ TB
62 Khalil Herbert, CHI @ MIN
63 Cam Akers, LAR vs. SF
64 Peyton Barber, LV vs. LAC
Sixty-five D’Ernest Johnson, CLE vs. CIN
66 Craig Reynolds, DET vs. GB
67 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI v. DAL
68 Joshua Kelley, LAC @ LV
69 Jonathan Williams, FUE @ NYG