Week 16 Fantasy RB Rankings: Kerryon Johnson to Return, Viking Handcuffs Loom as Sleighs

Dalvin Cook will be at the top of his owners’ minds as they prepare for fantasy football championships on Week 16 and we will all wait a long time to find out what happens as the Vikings do not play until Monday night. On the one hand, this is extremely stressful as it is one of the best backs in the entire season and has a solid matchup against the Packers. On the other hand, we have enough confidence in Minnesota handcuffs Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone to say that at least one will be in the starting ranks in Week 16 fantasy RB ranking.

Our fingers are crossed to overcome Cook’s shoulder injury and reach the fantasy football championship despite failure. The first line of work for all Cook owners is to get both Mattison and Boone on the exemptions. Until we understand what the deal with Mattison’s ankle injury is, there’s no chance that for most of you it’s the last week of your fantasy season. Whatever you do, you want a Minnesota running back hammer on Monday Night Football.

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If you are the lucky owner who beat a Cook owner because of his injury, you should also consider receiving Mattison and / or Boone. There is no reason why you cannot get a double reward. The other key pickup at RB spot for Week 16 is Kerryon Johnson (knee). It is not a lock that will return from an injured reserve, but it is back in practice and is eligible to be activated this week. It’s not often that you get behind that talented off waivers so late in the season.

If you’re worried about a tough game, such as Todd Gurley vs. the 49ers or Devin Singletary vs. the Patriots, it could be one of the pickups that make you feel more comfortable. Gurley probably still needs to get started for you, especially after Devon Freeman found room against San Francisco, but Singletary is a clear candidate for some like Johnson or the Viking.

You could also try and target Adrian Peterson, who is available in some leagues and looked pretty dusty on Week 15. Any variety of PPR scorers could also see Patrick Laird’s way, as a Bengals match would he sees plenty of touches and find the end zone (though if you like Laird, watch the news from Miami this week after giving rookie Myles Gaskin a longer appearance on Sunday, too).

The last tip you need to give for fantasy football leagues is this very thought-provoking thought: Don’t get too cute. A bad matchup or minor injury is not always the worst thing in the world for a back stud. Would you prefer to rest your time in the hands of someone like Guerrilla or a guy like Laird? That’s what I thought. The last thing you need is to beat yourself all offseason to get away from the player you started all year long just to see him dominate.

Reminder: These ratings will be updated all week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis!

Week 16 RB Fantasy Ratings

These rankings are for standard leagues other than PPR.

Order
Player
1
Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ IND
2
Dalvin Cook, MIN vs GB
3
Saquon Barkley, NYG @ WAS
4
Derrick Henry, NOT against NO
5
Nick Chubb, CLE vs. BAL
6
Marlon Mack, IND vs. CAR
7
Chris Carson, SEA vs. ARZ
8
Josh Jacobs, OAK @ LAC
9
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ PHI
10
Leonard Fournette, JAX @ ATL
11
Joe Mixon, CIN @ ONE
12
Mark Ingram, BAL @ CLE
13
Kenyan Drake, ARZ @ SEA
14
Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. JAX
15
Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. PIT
16
Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. DET
17
Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. OAK
18
Todd Gurley, LAR @ SF
19
Alvin Kamara, NO @ TEN
20
James Conner, PIT @ NYJ
21
Aaron Jones, GB @ MIN
22
David Montgomery, CHI vs. KC
23
Raheem Mostert, SF vs. LAR
24
Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. NYG
25
Miles Sanders, PHI vs. DAL
26
Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. OAK
27
James White, NE vs. BUF
28
Devin Singletary, BUF @ NE
29
Kerryon Johnson, DET @ DEN
30
Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. BAL
31
Ronald Jones, TB vs. HOU
32
Patrick Laird, MIA v. CIN
33
Peyton Barber, TB vs. HOU
34
Muscle Gaskin, MIA vs. CIN
35
Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TB
36
Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. KC
37
Nyheim Hines, IND vs. CAR
38
Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ TB
39
Latavius ​​Murray, NO @ TEN
40
Jamaal Williams, GB @ MIN
41
Sony Michel, NE vs. BUF
42
Matt Breida, SF vs. LAR
43
Royce Freeman, DEN vs. DET
44
Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs. HOU
45
Darwin Thompson, KC @ CHI
46
Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. GB
47
Chris Thompson, Redskins vs. Giants
48
Spencer Ware, KC @ CHI
49
LeSean McCoy, KC @ CHI
50
David Johnson, ARZ @ SEA
51
Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ NYD
52
Tevin Coleman, SF vs. LAR
53
Rex Burkhead, NE vs. BUF
54
Frank Gore, BUF @ NE
55
C. J. Prosise, SEA v. ARZ
56
Gus Edwards, BAL @ CLE
57
Dion Lewis, TEN vs. NO
58
Giovani Bernard, CIN @ MIA
59
Boston Scott, PHI vs. DAL
60
DeAndre Washington, OAK @ LAC
61
Tony Pollard, DAL @ PHI
62
Brian Hill, ATL vs. JAX
63
Malcolm Brown, LAR @ SF
64
J. D. McKissic, DET @ DEN
65
Javorius Allen, NYG @ WAS

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