Running Back Rankings-Week 15-Top 30 to Start in Fantasy Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) faces off with the New Orleans Saints again this week in a very favorable matchup. He’s not the only elite running back with a tasty treat this weekend; check our rankings to see who you should start. Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Some of the best running backs in the league and in fantasy football have great matchups this week. There’s plenty of top-shelf options, so make sure you choose wisely headed into your game this weekend especially if its playoff time. It’s not a week to try and catch lightening in a bottle with a deep flier unless you have to. Stick to what’s worked especially since the best backs face some of the worst rushing defenses.

Here’s our top 30 running backs for week 14:


ZT JL
1 Arian Foster Hou Ind 1.0 1 1
2 Adrian Peterson Min at Stl 2.5 2 3
3 Doug Martin TB at NO 3.0 4 2
4 Ray Rice Bal Den 3.5 3 4
5 Jamaal Charles KC at Oak 6.0 6 6
6 Marshawn Lynch Sea at Buf 6.5 8 5
7 Trent Richardson Cle Was 7.0 5 9
8 Alfred Morris Was at Cle 8.0 9 7
9 Chris Johnson Ten NYJ 10.0 7 13
Frank Gore SF at NE 10.0 10 10
Matt Forte Chi GB 10.0 12 8
12 Bryce Brown Phi Cin 12.5 11 14
13 Darren McFadden Oak KC 13.0 14 12
C.J. Spiller Buf Sea 13.0 15 11
15 David Wilson NYG at Atl 17.0 17 17
16 Darren Sproles NO TB 18.0 18 18
Knowshon Moreno Den at Bal 18.0 21 15
18 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin at Phi 19.0 13 25
19 Stevan Ridley NE SF 20.5 20 21
Steven Jackson STL Min 20.5 25 16
21 Ryan Mathews SD Car 21.0 22 20
22 Mikel Leshoure Det at Ari 22.5 26 19
23 DeMarco Murray Dal Pit 24.0 24 24
24 Jacquizz Rodgers Atl NYG 25.5 16 NR
25 Jonathan Dwyer Pit at Dal 26.5 23 30
26 Daryl Richardson Stl Min 27.0 19 NR
27 Vick Ballard Ind at Hou 27.5 27 28
28 Reggie Bush Mia Jac 28.5 NR 22
29 James Starks GB at Chi 29.0 29 29
30 Shonn Greene NYJ at Ten 30.5 NR 26

The two sets of  rankings featured this week were done by Jeffrey Littrell (JL) and myself (ZT). NR stands for not rated and counts as 35 toward the composite average. Follow his ranking, follow my ranking, or follow the composite, but whatever you do–good luck to you as you look to win this weekend.

Topics: Doug Martin, Fantasy Football, NFL Week 15, RB Rankings, Who To Start

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