True stud running backs are difficult to find in fantasy football.
It's not easy to just draft a couple of great RBs and then plug them in every week. You need to draft many running backs, scour the waiver wire, watch for injuries and play the matchups.
And with most leagues requiring you to start two, three or even four running backs, it means that you have to be smart and dig deep at the position.
To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked running backs for week 16.
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No teams have a bye week this week, so you have a full slate of players to choose from.
If you want to dive head-first into the full set of projections for this week, here are our rankings for each format:
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1. Christian McCaffrey - RB (SF)
Last week, Christian McCaffrey faced the Steelers. He ran for 26 carries, 108 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Detroit Lions this week. McCaffrey is projected for 16.8 carries, 71.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
2. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
3. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry faces the Houston Texans this week. We're projecting him for 21.1 carries, 97.8 yards and 1.0 touchdowns. Last week, Henry faced the Chargers. He ran for 21 carries, 104 yards and 1 touchdown.
4. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Josh Jacobs is against the Steelers this week and is projected for 21.5 carries, 89.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Against the Patriots last week, Jacobs ran for 22 carries, 93 yards and zero touchdowns.
5. Jerick McKinnon - RB (KC)
Jerick McKinnon ran for 10 carries, 52 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Seattle Seahawks last week. He faces the Washington Redskins this week. McKinnon is projected for 7.2 carries, 38.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
6. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones is playing against the Miami Dolphins this week. He is projected for 14.4 carries, 62.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Against the Rams last week, Jones ran for 17 carries, 90 yards and zero touchdowns.
7. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
Last week, Dalvin Cook faced the Colts. He ran for 17 carries, 95 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the New York Giants this week. We're projecting him for 16.7 carries, 73.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
8. Rhamondre Stevenson - RB (NE)
Rhamondre Stevenson is playing against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. He is projected for 14.1 carries, 59.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Stevenson ran for 19 carries, 172 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Las Vegas Raiders last week.
9. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)
We're projecting 17.8 carries, 83.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Saquon Barkley this week as he faces the Vikings. Against the Redskins last week, Barkley ran for 18 carries, 87 yards and 1 touchdown.
10. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Against the Falcons last week, Alvin Kamara ran for 21 carries, 91 yards and zero touchdowns. We're projecting 15.1 carries, 61.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns for Alvin Kamara this week as he faces the Browns.
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