If you got to your fantasy championship game by using Falcons RB Devonta Freeman on a weekly basis, you must have a deep season long fantasy team. He does have an excellent matchup against the Jaguars who have been getting destroyed by opposing RBs. They’ve given up just over 5.0 yards per carry (YPC) and the most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to the position over the past four weeks. Start Freeman in all fantasy league scoring formats.

The Panthers have been absolutely awful against the run lately. How awful? They’ve given up 6.35 YPC, 167 rushing yards per game and eight TDs to RBs over the past four weeks. Colts RB Marlon Mack takes them on this week. He’s had a couple of small weeks in a row but the Colts insist that he’s healthy. If that’s true, starting Mack is a no brainer in season long and DFS scoring formats.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon has rushed for 282 yards over the past two weeks. He torched the Patriots’ stout run D for 136 rushing yards last week. He has a great matchup against the Dolphins, who give up an average of 141 rushing yards per game, in Week 16.

You’d never seriously consider sitting Giants RB Saquon Barkley in season long leagues, but let’s face it he has hurt your fantasy team for much of the season. He finally seems to be fully healthy and has gotten his explosiveness back. He takes on the Redskins this week. They’ve given up 5.4 YPC over the past four weeks.

Last week we mentioned that Raheem Mostert probably had the most fantasy value from among the 49ers RBs. He only rushed for 54 yards, but led all 49ers backs by playing 53% of the team’s offensive snaps. He also scored a TD in his fourth consecutive game. He has a juicy matchup against the Rams who have given up 5.33 YPC over the past four weeks.

Keep an eye on the Vikings backfield as their game approaches. Dalvin Cook is nursing a shoulder injury, but the Vikings are hinting that he should be able to play. If he can’t play and Alexander Mattison is forced to miss another game due to his ankle injury, Mike Boone would be in line to make some noise against the Packers who have given up a total of 15 TDs to the RB position this season.

Team

Primary RB

Change of Pace

3rd Down Back

Handcuff

IR/PUP/Susp./Holdout/Injured

Arizona Cardinals

Kenyan Drake

David Johnson

 

David Johnson

 

Atlanta Falcons

Devonta Freeman

Quadree Ollison/Brian Hill

Kenjon Barner

Brian Hill

Ito Smith on IR

Baltimore Ravens

Mark Ingram

Gus Edwards /Justice Hill

 

Gus Edwards

 

Buffalo Bills

Devin Singletary

Frank Gore

 

Frank Gore

 

Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey

   

Reggie Bonnafon

 

Chicago Bears

David Montgomery

 

Tarik Cohen

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Mixon

 

Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard

 

Cleveland Browns

Nick Chubb

 

Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

 

Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott

 

 

Tony Pollard

 

Denver Broncos

Phillip Lindsay

Royce Freeman

Devontae Booker

Royce Freeman

 

Detroit Lions

Wes Hills/*Bo Scarbrough

Ty Johnson

J.D. McKissic

 

Kerryon Johnson , Tra Carson on IR *Scarbrough inactive WK 15 due to a rib injury

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones

 

Jamaal Williams

Jamaal Williams

 

Houston Texans

Carlos Hyde

Duke Johnson

 

Duke Johnson

Lamar Miller on IR

Indianapolis Colts

Marlon Mack

Jordan Wilkins

Nyheim Hines

Jordan Wilkins

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

Leonard Fournette

 

 

Ryquell Armstead

Alfred Blue on IR

Kansas City Chiefs

LeSean McCoy

Spencer Ware /Darwin Thompson

   

Damien Williams has missed the past three games due to a rib injury. Darrel Williams on IR

Los Angeles Chargers

Melvin Gordon

Austin Ekeler /Justin Jackson

 

Austin Ekeler

 

Los Angeles Rams

Todd Gurley

*Darrell Henderson

 

*Malcolm Brown

*no carries in Week 15

Miami Dolphins

Patrick Laird

Myles Gaskin

   

Kalen Ballage on IR

Minnesota Vikings

*Dalvin Cook

**Alexander Mattison

 

Alexander Mattison

*Shoulder injury watch Cook’s progress

**Missed Wk15 (ankle)

New England Patriots

Sony Michel

Rex Burkhead

James White

 

James Develin

New Orleans Saints

Alvin Kamara

 

 

Latavius Murray

 

New York Giants

Saquon Barkley

Javorious Allen

 

Javorious Allen

 

New York Jets

Le’Veon Bell

   

Bilal Powell

 

Oakland Raiders

Josh Jacobs

DeAndre Washington

Jalen Richard /Alec Ingold

DeAndre Washington /Jalen Richard

 

Philadelphia Eagles

*Jordan Howard

Jay Ajayi

Miles Sanders/Boston Scott

Miles Sanders

Darren Sproles IR, *Howard has missed the last fivegames-watch his progress as game time approaches. Sanders would continue to get the majority of touches should Howard miss another game.

Pittsburgh Steelers

James Conner

Kerrith Whyte/Benny Snell

Jaylen Samuels

Benny Snell

 

San Francisco 49ers

Raheem Mostert

Matt Breida /Tevin Coleman

Kyle Juszczyk

 

Jerick McKinnon on IR

Seattle Seahawks

Chris Carson

C.J. Prosise /Travis Homer

 

C.J. Prosise

Rashaad Penny on IR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ronald Jones /Peyton Barber

 

Dare Ogunbowale

 

 

Tennessee Titans

Derrick Henry

 

 Dion Lewis

Dion Lewis

 

Washington Redskins

Adrian Peterson

Josh Ferguson

Chris Thompson

Wendell Smallwood

Derrius Guice on IR