Week 14 RB Fantasy Football Rankings
With the Week 14 RB Fantasy Football Rankings coming your way, there is no more screwing around. You are reading this because you won the first round of the playoffs, or you landed a spot in your league’s coveted tournament. Congrats on both. I won’t fiddle around and talk your ear off this week. But those owners who have Ahmad Bradshaw should hear me out.
I usually don’t wish injury on any player. It’s just something I don’t do. And when the Fantasy Football Gods hear this, I am afraid they will punish me by casting me with boils. Or at the very least, knock one of my top studs out for the year. But when I read the news that Andre Brown was out for the rest of the season with a broken left fibula, I’ll admit I smirked a little bit. You and I both know that Brown was the biggest thorn in Bradshaw’s side for weeks on end, mostly from his vulgarizing touchdowns in the redzone. But with Brown now out and David Wilson continuing his dominance in the doghouse, the stars are aligned for a huge Bradshaw run. It started last night when Bradshaw ran 24 times for 103 yards against the Redskins. While also catch 2 passes. It won’t stop there. Bradshaw’s schedule is like sweet icing on a cake. He faces the league’s worst fantasy run defense in the Saints Week 14, Atlanta’s 9th worst in Week 15 and Baltimore’s 12th worst in Week 16. As you’ll see by my rankings below, Bradshaw is one of the top RB1′s this week. And with this kind of schedule coming up, owners should get the full benefits of Bradshaw going into their league championship. He will be the hottest fantasy back to close the season. Now we just have to hope his foot problems will be a thing of the past.
Also, make sure to check the rankings again between now and Friday to see if anyone has moved up or down due to latest news and injuries. I think I changed last week’s rankings 10 times before Friday.
RANK PLAYER TEAM OPPONENT NOTES
1. Arian Foster Houston @ New England 2. Adrian Peterson Minnesota vs. Chicago Won't match last week's numbers, but AP still shows you don't need catches to be a big option in PPR leagues.
3. Trent Richardson Cleveland vs. Kansas City Really strong matchup and could wind up being the top ranked by the end of Week 14.
4. Ray Rice Baltimore @ Washington 5. Jamaal Charles Kansas City @ Cleveland 6. Chris Johnson Tennessee @ Indianapolis 7. Doug Martin Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia Has had back-to-back subpar games, but I think this will be his bounce-back opportunity.
8. Marshawn Lynch Seattle vs. Arizona 9. Ahmad Bradshaw New York Giants vs. New Orleans Has a solid schedule down the stretch.
10. CJ Spiller Buffalo vs. St. Louis Weather was a factor last week. Spiller will come back strong.
11. Alfred Morris Washington vs. Baltimore 12. Bryce Brown Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay Can't not rank him as an RB1, but he has a tough test this week.
13. Stevan Ridley New England vs. Houston The best part about Ridley is he is a clock killer.
14. Frank Gore San Francisco vs. Miami Tough matchup.
15. Matt Forte Chicago @ Minnesota Forte played better than we thought in Week 13.
16. BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cincinnati vs. Dallas 17. Knowshon Moreno Denver @ Oakland Last week's disappointment was due to the matchup. He should be much better against Da Raidas.
18. DeMarco Murray Dallas @Cincinnati No limitations this week.
19. Mikel Leshoure Detroit @ Green Bay 20. Steven Jackson St. Louis @ Buffalo 21. Michael Turner Atlanta @ Carolina Looked like a stud against the Saints. Has another good matchup, but does he have the wheels to do it again?
22. Shonn Greene New York Jets @ Jacksonville 23. Ryan Matthews San Diego @ Pittsburgh As long as Norv Turner is messing with Mathews' head, I don't think he'll ever go back to being a highly-rated fantasy option.
24. DeAngelo Williams Carolina vs. Atlanta 25. Darren McFadden Oakland vs. Denver Should play this week. Marcel Reece was taken out of last week's game, and could be done as a fantasy option with multiple injuries.
26. Reggie Bush Miami @ San Francisco Really tough matchup. Would even avoid if possible.
27. Darren Sproles New Orleans @ New York Giants As long as he doesn't get a carry, Sproles is close to being worthless outside of PPR leagues.
28. Jonathan Dwyer Pittsburgh vs. San Diego Was supposed to be the bell cow last week, but Isaac Redman got work. Tough matchup.
29. Fred Jackson Buffalo vs. St. Louis Showed last week that he is still part of the backfield, but he's too risky as anything more than a low flex.
30. Vick Ballard Indianapolis vs. Tennessee 31. Alex Green Green Bay vs. Detroit James Starks hasn't been officially placed on IR with a knee injury, but it's going to be soon. The team signed Ryan Grant, but Grant has been on the free agent market all this time for a reason.
32. Beanie Wells Arizona @ Seattle I'm done with Wells. Not only an awful matchup, but he can't get anything going on such an awful team.
33. Michael Bush Chicago @ Minnesota 34. Jacquizz Rodgers Atlanta @ Carolina Still hasn't broken out in back-to-back games.
35. Bilal Powell New York Jets @ Jacksonville 36. Daniel Thomas Miami @ San Francisco 37. Montell Owens Jacksonville vs. New York Jets Team has been riddled with injuries in the backfield.
38. Pierre Thomas New Orleans @ New York Giants 39. Joique Bell Detroit @ Green Bay Don't let the stats full you. Bell doesn't get many carries, but has long gains when he does play. Still just a handcuff.
40. Pierre Thomas New Orleans @ New York Giants