Like I always say, if you're reading the Week 16 RB Fantasy Football Rankings, then you're rolling into your championship. A few top-tiered running backs were huge fantasy football duds last week, but two of them pissed me off more than any other.
What The Hell Happened To Doug Martin And Jamaal Charles?
I can easily lump Stevan Ridley in this bunch. But going up against a top rushing defense in the 49ers, he gets a pass. Not a big one, but a pass nonetheless. Now Martin and Charles? No excuses. Both players ranked in the top 10 of my fantasy rankings last week. Both players went up against defenses that were. and still are. in the bottom 5 against fantasy running backs (Saints - 32nd) (Raiders - 28th). If you had Martin and Charles going in Week 15, you thought you had it made. No way these 2 could bomb, but that's exactly what both did. BIG TIME! Against the Saints, Martin ran 9 times for 16 yards. 16 yards!!!! The Saints are definitely not known for their defense. But for the Bucs to not even score a point against the worst-overall defense in the league is beyond ridiculous. Charles, on the other hand, is now playing on one of the worst offenses in the NFL after the team lost Dwayne Bowe to broken ribs. But this is Jamaal Charles. He's Superman. But all we saw was Kryptonite against the Raiders. Like the Bucs, the Chiefs failed to put digits on the board. And Charles? Well, no Superman-like performance here after 9 rushes for 10 yards. Between Martin and Charles, the yards-per-carry average was a whopping 1.4. In the end, I hope you managed to make it another week with one or both of these guys on your roster. If not, I know even reading this is going to sting a lot.
Now that I have been able to vent, lets take a look at the Week 16 RB Fantasy Football Rankings. Like every week, make sure to check out the rest of our rankings in our RANKINGS SECTION (Including IDP).
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.
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