2013 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – NFL Week 15

Dec 10, 2013

Jamaal Charles running
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 15 fantasy football running back rankings.
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1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles is averaging 124.8 total yards and a touchdown per game. The last time he faced the Oakland Raiders he had 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Raiders have allowed 105.9 rushing yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
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2. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 134.2 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He should torch the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 118.8 yards and a touchdown per game.
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3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 108.9 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are yielding 98 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game on the ground.
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4. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 92.2 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. Look for his power running against the New York Giants. The G-Men have yielded 105.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.
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5. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy is averaging 91.1 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He is facing the Dallas Cowboys weak run defense. Lacy has three touchdowns in his past four games and six in his past eight.
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6. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos
Knowshon Moreno is averaging 105 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns. He had 114 total yards in the first meeting with the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 115.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
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7. Ben Tate, Houston Texans
Ben Tate is averaging 74.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past six games. He’s going up against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have yielded 130.6 yards and a touchdown per game.
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8. Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams
Zac Stacy has averaged 91.1 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past nine games. The St. Louis Rams will lean on him to slow down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense. The Saints have allowed 114.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game.
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9. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
DeMarco Murray has been productive when healthy. He should have a strong showing against the Green Bay Packers. The Pack have allowed 122.6 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
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10. Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
Shane Vereen is averaging 109.3 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past three games. He’ll continue to be an integral part of the passing game with Rob Gronkowski (knee) out. He faces the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed 118.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
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11. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard is averaging 78.7 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. In his past five games he’s averaging 99.8 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He had 65 total yards and two touchdowns on just nine touches in the first meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have allowed 120.2 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
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12. Andre Brown, New York Giants
Andre Brown is averaging 100.8 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He’s only a borderline RB1 this week because of a tough matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
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13. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris is averaging 82.8 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He has struggled, along with the entire Washington Redskins offense, the past few weeks, but should bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed 133.6 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
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14. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Steven Jackson has been a disappointment, but is averaging 81 total yards and a touchdown in his past three games. He should continue to succeed against the lifeless Washington Redskins. The Skins have allowed 115.3 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
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15. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush is averaging 118.4 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, but is dealing with a cramp injury. Monitor his status. If he can’t go, Joique Bell would slide right into this slot. The Lions are facing the Baltimore Ravens have allowed 101.2 yards per game.
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16. Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings
Toby Gerhart ran for 89 yards and a touchdown after replacing Adrian Peterson (foot). Obviously monitor All Day’s availability. If he can’t go, Gerhart makes for a nice play against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have allowed 112.8 yard and 0.6 touchdowns per game.
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17. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Frank Gore is averaging 82 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He is facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 103.7 yards per game.
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18. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 93.6 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He has a tough draw against the Cincinnati Bengals, but remains a quality RB2.
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19. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Chris Johnson is averaging 84.4 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He should rip the Indianapolis Colts. He is facing a tough Arizona Cardinals run defense.
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20. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice is averaging 88.5 total yards with one touchdown in his past four games. He’s facing the Detroit Lions, fresh off of getting trucked by Shady McCoy. The Lions are yielding 99.3 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.
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21 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. J
    December 10th, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    thinking about benching cruz and andre brown for woodhead and cooper this week, giants look to be a mess, thoughts?

  2. LestersLegends
    December 10th, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    I can see going with Cooper and woodhead (if it’s PPR). Otherwise I’d go Coop and Brown

  3. J
    December 10th, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    it’s ppr, that’s what i’m rolling with, they say don’t sit your studs but I just can’t play em this week! Thanks!

  4. LestersLegends
    December 10th, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I hear ya. Matchup is tough

  5. Joel
    December 10th, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Where is Ryan Mathews? You think Andre Brown has a better game than him?

  6. LestersLegends
    December 10th, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    I think Woody will see more use against Denver.

  7. Royal Brown
    December 11th, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Any reason Rashad Jennings isn’t listed? I think he’s cleared to play.

  8. JC
    December 11th, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    We come back to this once again, except this time it’s do or die. PPR – Alfred Morris or Woody? My track record between starting/sitting these 2 guys always results in the guy on the bench scoring more – generally a lot more. Atlanta is a good matchup for Alf and Denver could be a shoot out for San Diego?

    What’s your best guess this week buddy?

  9. LestersLegends
    December 11th, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Royal – His concussion and touch matchup
    JC – I’d flip a coin. Seriously, it’s uncanny how it has been turning out.

  10. Brandon
    December 11th, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I have vereen, spiller, jennings, and gerhart at RB. Which 2 and then which 3 would you play. Worried about jennings touches and chiefs D, but Gerhart is somewhat hurt too? This is a PPR league?

    Thanks

  11. LestersLegends
    December 11th, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Vereen and Gerhart personally. monitor gerhart though.

  12. frank
    December 11th, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    PPR Flex Ellington or Ogbannaya (only if McGahee out, I love this matchup with Chicago)?

  13. LestersLegends
    December 11th, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I like Ogbannaya. Chicago can’t stop the run.

  14. JC
    December 12th, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I just realized the decision needs to be made tonight on Woody or Alf. Any closing arguments Mr. Lawyer Lester?

  15. Jeff
    December 12th, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m trying to decide who will be my RB2. I have beast mode locked in at RB1 and Bush is/was my RB2. Luckily I picked up Joique Bell minutes before the game on Sunday and he got me to week 2 of playoffs.

    Do I play Bush/Bell against a stout Ravens run defense or go with Gio Bernard against the Steelers? I’m tempted to play Julius Thomas in my FLEX spot since Jimmy Graham is my TE and Welker is out.

    PPR League

  16. LestersLegends
    December 12th, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Sticking with a coin flip. For what it’s worth, fantasypros gives the edge to Morris in standard and PPR leagues
    Jeff – I like Gio particularly if Bush is able to play. Julius in the flex is a good option. Of course, without knowing the alternatives I can’t say for sure if that’s the route I’d go.

  17. Jeff
    December 12th, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Here’s my team regarding your previous comment. Welker out sucks of course… Had to pick up Patterson to fill out my already weak WR lineup.

    QB – Russell Wilson or Big Ben
    WR – Keenan Allen
    WR – Cordarrelle Patterson
    RB – Lynch
    RB – Bush/Bell/Bernard
    TE – J Graham
    FLEX – J Thomas
    K – D Bailey
    D – AZ

    Bench – Doug Baldwin, Rams D, Welker

  18. greg
    December 12th, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    i have Knowshon, Morris, Andre Brown, and Ryan Matthews.

    Moreno is locked in at RB1

    i need RB2 and my Flex. i was planning on Matthews against Denver since he’s been hot and they give up yards to RBs. but I’m just not sure what to do. all year i stuck with Morris as RB2 but he has me worried lately. Brown against seattle doesn’t make me to happy either. thoughts?

  19. LestersLegends
    December 12th, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I’d say morris and Brown, but I have no problem with sitting either for Mathews.

  20. Brandon
    December 13th, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Would you play Spiller or Rashad Jennings? PPR league!!

    Thanks

  21. LestersLegends
    December 13th, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I’d lean towards Spiller.

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