Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 15

BY foxsports • December 11, 2014

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 15, citing standard-scoring leagues.

This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 15th weekend.

Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:

1. Always play your healthy superstars.
2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru's analysis (read: plausible deniability).

TOP 50 RUNNING BACKS

1-25

1. Le'Veon Bell @ Atlanta
2. DeMarco Murray @ Philadelphia
3. Jamaal Charles vs. Oakland
4. Marshawn Lynch vs. San Francisco
5. Arian Foster @ Indianapolis
6. Eddie Lacy @ Buffalo
7. LeSean McCoy vs. Dallas
8. Matt Forte vs. New Orleans
9. Jonathan Stewart vs. Tampa Bay
10. C.J. Anderson @ San Diego
11. Justin Forsett vs. Jacksonville
12. Chris Johnson @ Tennessee
13. Fred Jackson vs. Green Bay
14. Lamar Miller @ New England
15. Mark Ingram @ Chicago
16. Joique Bell vs. Minnesota
17. Alfred Morris @ N.Y. Giants
18. Tre Mason vs. Arizona
19. Jeremy Hill @ Cleveland
20. Isaiah Crowell vs. Cincinnati
21. Steven Jackson vs. Pittsburgh
22. Latavius Murray @ Kansas City
23. Rashad Jennings vs. Washington
24. Ryan Mathews vs. Denver
25. LeGarrette Blount vs. Miami

26-50

26. Doug Martin @ Carolina
27. Daniel Herron vs. Houston
28. Frank Gore @ Seattle
29. Chris Ivory @ Tennessee
30. Darren Sproles vs. Dallas
31. Bishop Sankey vs. N.Y. Jets
32. Andre Williams vs. Washington
33. Gio Bernard @ Cleveland
34. James Starks @ Buffalo
35. Toby Gerhart @ Baltimore
36. Matt Asiata @ Detroit
37. Reggie Bush vs. Minnesota
38. Alfred Blue @ Indianapolis
39. Roy Helu @ N.Y. Giants
40. Terrance West vs. Cincinnati
41. Kerwynn Williams @ St. Louis
42. Trent Richardson vs. Houston
43. Darren McFadden @ Kansas City
44. Khiry Robinson @ Chicago
45. Shane Vereen vs. Miami
46. Carlos Hyde @ Seattle
47. Robert Turbin vs. San Francisco
48. Charles Sims @ Carolina
49. Knile Davis vs. Oakland
50. Joseph Randle @ Philadelphia
50b. Juwan Thompson @ San Diego
50c. Pierre Thomas @ Chicago
50d. Stepfan Taylor @ St. Louis

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.


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