NFL Week 15 was a wild one with some standout performances from the running back position including one back who continues to make his mark on the league, one who stepped up in the absence of a star and a player many had figured was no longer in the conversation given his recent performances. Let's take a look at some of the top running back performances from Week 15.

David Montgomery, RB CHI - Montgomery continues to be an absolute beast for this Bears offense. Since the injury to Tarik Cohen all the way back in Week 3 we saw the start of what would become a breakout year for the second-year back as the Bears began to feature him as an everydown player that would also be used in the passing attack. It took some time and a change in play callers for the offense to finally understand that feeding the ball to Montgomery would be a key to their succes and that was never more evidenced than his Week 15 performance when he carried the ball a career high 32 times for 146 yards and a touchdown. Over the last four weeks Monty is averaging 17.8 carries for 108.5 yards and 1.3 touchdowns while chipping in 3.3 catches on four targets.

Tony Pollard, RB DAL - With Ezekiel Elliott ruled out we got to see Tony Pollard finally get run as the Cowboys lead running back and he did not dissapoint fantasy owners with his performance as he finished with 12 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns while adding in six catches on nine targets for 63 yards. Pollard capped his day off with a long touchdown run at the end of the game for the Cowboys and proved that if Zeke is not 100-percent that he can certainly fill the void.

Giovani Bernard, RB CIN  - In the five weeks leading up to Week 15 Bernard was averaging just eight carries for 23 yards as well as three catches for 17 yards. During that span he never found the end zone, in fact he was benched in the Bengals Week 15 loss to the Cowboys after fumbling the football early on. So, with a matchup against the Steelers on the horizon, few gave Bernard a second look and that was the mistake! The Bengals shocked everyone by upsetting the Steelers and Bernard played a big part in it as he carried the ball 25 times for 83 yards and a touchdown. In Week 16 he has a nice matchup against Houston, let's see if this performance was enough to spark a run towards the end of the season.

Aaron Jones, RB GB - The 100-yard games for Jones this season have been few and far between but we saw him bust out for 145 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries against the Panthers in Week 15. Jones is a big play threat and in his three 100-yard games this season he has totaled 443 of his 968 rushing yards this season. An incredibly favorable matchup against the Titans awaits in Week 16 but Aaron Rodgers himself could be looking to have a day against the bad Titans secondary.

Derrick Henry, RB TEN - Funny to think Henry had just an OK day when you see that he rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown but the oppurtunity for so much more was there as three other rushing touchdowns were scored in this game with two going to QB Ryan Tannehill and one going to backup Darryton Evans. Henry will look to toss up a multiple-touchdown effort in Week 16 against a Packers defense that ranks 21st against the run this season.


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Chase EdmondsARI11475319
Kenyan DrakeARI10262214
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Ito SmithATL624329
Todd GurleyATL1-12215
Brian HillATL5-2229
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J.K. DobbinsBAL14641117
Gus EdwardsBAL9422236
Justice HillBAL00118
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Devin SingletaryBUF8683316
Zack MossBUF1381000
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Mike DavisCAR1459222
Rodney SmithCAR4234324
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David MontgomeryCHI321462116
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Giovani BernardCIN25831114
Samaje PerineCIN414000
Trayveon WilliamsCIN28000
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Nick ChubbCLE15502216
Kareem HuntCLE721337
D'Ernest JohnsonCLE424000
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Tony PollardDAL12699663
Rico DowdleDAL411000
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Melvin GordonDEN11614420
Phillip LindsayDEN1138337
Royce FreemanDEN14000
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
D'Andre SwiftDET15675415
Adrian PetersonDET623000
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Aaron JonesGB201454313
Jamaal WilliamsGB162214
A.J. DillonGB118000
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David JohnsonHOU8271111106
Scottie PhillipsHOU29117
Buddy HowellHOU522000
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Jonathan TaylorIND16835412
Nyheim HinesIND5433211
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James RobinsonJAC16353318
Dare OgunbowaleJAC217118
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NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Le'Veon BellKC15621114
Clyde Edwards-HelaireKC1479314
Darrel WilliamsKC35000
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Cam AkersLA156331-1
Malcolm BrownLA14116
Darrell HendersonLA1-2115
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Austin EkelerLAC13604419
Kalen BallageLAC811000
Joshua KelleyLAC28000
Gabe NabersLAC00100
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Josh JacobsLV26763338
Jalen RichardLV00117
Devontae BookerLV312000
Theo RiddickLV1-5000
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Salvon AhmedMIA23122315
Matt BreidaMIA1286000
Patrick LairdMIA2202212
Malcolm PerryMIA14000
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Dalvin CookMIN241325527
Alexander MattisonMIN111114
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James WhiteNE234452
Sony MichelNE1074118
J.J. TaylorNE12000
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Alvin KamaraNO11546340
Latavius MurrayNO433226
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Alfred MorrisNYG739000
Dion LewisNYG142214
Wayne GallmanNYG929000
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Ty JohnsonNYJ3166639
Frank GoreNYJ2359116
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Miles SandersPHI17642126
Boston ScottPHI00117
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Benny SnellPIT18844323
Jaylen SamuelsPIT141112
Anthony McFarlandPIT15119
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Carlos HydeSEA255328
Chris CarsonSEA1563326
Rashaad PennySEA26000
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Jeffery WilsonSF1660400
Raheem MostertSF1468000
Jerick McKinnonSF002222
Tevin ColemanSF311000
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Leonard FournetteTB14495316
LeSean McCoyTB003332
Ke'Shawn VaughnTB24100
NameTmRu AttYardsTarRecRec Yds
Derrick HenryTEN24147225
Darrynton EvansTEN8302227
Jeremy McNicholsTEN00115
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J.D. McKissicWAS135110956
Peyton BarberWAS45100