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Week 13 RB Rankings & Matchups: Matt Forte, Charcandrick West, David Johnson


Below you will find our Week 13 running back rankings, to help determine your RB starts/sits for this week, brought to you by Edward Gorelik (@EdwardGorelik) and Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades).

Featured fantasy football writer Zach Wilkens also highlights some RB rankings and matchups analysis for Week 13, and draws some matchup conclusions. He tells you who he likes, who he doesn't, and most importantly who he thinks you should be starting in Week 13.

You can also check out our 2015 fantasy football ranking dashboard, for more in depth rankings analysis on all positions including rookies and dynasty leagues.

 

Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

RotoBaller
Staff Ranks
Player Name
(Team - Position)
Zach Wilkens
Rankings
Ed Gorelik
Rankings
1 Devonta Freeman ATL at TB 1 3
2 Adrian Peterson MIN vs. SEA 2 2
3 DeAngelo Williams PIT vs. IND 4 1
4 Doug Martin TB vs. ATL 5 4
5 Christopher Ivory NYJ at NYG 7 6
6 Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO 8 7
7 Todd Gurley STL vs. ARI 14 5
8 Darren McFadden DAL at WAS 9 10
9 Mark Ingram NO vs. CAR 13 8
10 Matt Forte CHI vs. SF 6 17
11 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. HOU 11 12
12 Danny Woodhead SD vs. DEN 3 21
13 DeMarco Murray PHI at NE 10 14
14 Thomas Rawls SEA at MIN 12 13
15 Eddie Lacy GB at DET 19 9
16 T.J. Yeldon JAC at TEN 15 15
17 Lamar Miller MIA vs. BAL 18 16
18 Javorius Allen BAL at MIA 16 19
19 Giovani Bernard CIN at CLE 17 23
20 Shaun Draughn SF at CHI 22 22
21 C.J. Anderson DEN at SD 27 18
22 Latavius Murray OAK vs. KC 25 20
23 David Johnson ARI at STL 20 25
24 Charcandrick West KC at OAK 21 27
25 LeGarrette Blount NE vs. PHI 24 24
26 James Starks GB at DET 38 11
27 Theo Riddick DET vs. GB 23 28
28 Jeremy Langford CHI vs. SF 28 30
29 Melvin Gordon SD vs. DEN 32 29
30 Duke Johnson CLE vs. CIN 26 36
31 Darren Sproles PHI at NE 30 32
32 Shane Vereen NYG vs. NYJ 31 34
33 Ameer Abdullah DET vs. GB 36 31
34 Spencer Ware KC at OAK 42 26
35 Jeremy Hill CIN at CLE 29 39
36 Frank Gore IND at PIT 35 33
37 Charles Sims TB vs. ATL 33 38
38 Alfred Blue HOU at BUF 34 37
39 Ronnie Hillman DEN at SD 37 35
40 Antonio Andrews TEN vs. JAC 40 42
41 James White NE vs. PHI 39 48
42 Alfred Morris WAS vs. DAL 48 40
43 Brandon Bolden NE vs. PHI 43 45
44 Rashad Jennings NYG vs. NYJ 44 44
45 Matt Jones WAS vs. DAL 49 41
46 Tevin Coleman ATL at TB 47 43
47 Bilal Powell NYJ at NYG 45 46
48 C.J. Spiller NO vs. CAR 41 53
49 Tre Mason STL vs. ARI 46 64
50 Jay Ajayi MIA vs. BAL 53 49
51 Jonathan Grimes HOU at BUF 50 50
52 Mike Tolbert CAR at NO 51 65
53 Chris Thompson WAS vs. DAL 51
54 Terrance West BAL at MIA 52 59
55 Denard Robinson JAC at TEN 54 68
56 Daniel Herron IND at PIT 55 54
57 Kyle Juszczyk BAL at MIA 55
58 Joique Bell DET vs. GB 58 56
59 Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. CIN 56 57
60 Kenjon Barner PHI at NE 57 75
61 David Cobb TEN vs. JAC 58
62 Terron Ward ATL at TB 60
63 Karlos Williams BUF vs. HOU 61
64 Marcel Reece OAK vs. KC 62
65 Fred Jackson SEA at MIN 63
66 Robert Turbin DAL at WAS 66
67 Orleans Darkwa NYG vs. NYJ 67
68 Stepfan Taylor ARI at STL 69
69 Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. SEA 70
70 Jamize Olawale OAK vs. KC 71
71 Benny Cunningham STL vs. ARI 72
72 Knile Davis KC at OAK 73
73 Chris Polk HOU at BUF 74

Week 13 Running Back (RB) Rankings Analysis

By Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades)

Let’s start off talking a couple committees. First we have the Bears with Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford. Forte is definitely on the better side of that committee but it was closer than I expected. Forte had 37 snaps to Langford’s 30 and 16 touches to 13. So that one was pretty close.

The 49ers give up the second most points to RBs so I find myself really liking this matchup. I have Forte at RB8 and Langford at RB26 but Langford could easily outperform that ranking.

Secondly we have the Chiefs and Charcandrick West vs Spencer Ware. Ware definitely played well, but I think West played even better when he was healthy - as a result I’m expecting West to be on the better side of this split. The Raiders are a decent but not great matchup. Expecting West to get perhaps a 60/40 split, I have West at RB16 and Ware at RB35.

Lastly, the Broncos committee situation is confusing as ever. C.J. Anderson clearly looked better last week but HC Gary Kubiak stuck to his guns and Ronnie Hillman remains the starter. I’m using my eyes here and keeping CJ ahead.

It wouldn’t surprise me if either one ended up with a decent day and that uncertainty always scares me away a bit. As a result I see them more as flex plays than guys you want to really rely on.

This week will also be Cardinals rookie David Johnson’s first start. With both Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington out you can expect plenty of carries for Johnson. On talent alone I like him slightly more than Javorius Allen who is in a similar situation as a rookie.

With matchups I do have Allen slightly ahead this week but I have David Johnson in clear RB2 territory at RB18.

 

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