The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 15 RBs

December 11, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the week 15 fantasy running back power rankings. Week 15 will be a difficult one to find a good QB with a favorable match up, but it will be equally difficult deciding which RB to use this week. It seems many of this seasons most productive runners will also enjoy the luxury of favorable match ups in week 15.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 15. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 15 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 15 lineup decisions.

 

Week 15 Fantasy Running Back Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Brian Westbrook (3) – PHI – 788 yds 9 TD & 305 yds 5 TD rec

 

2. DeAngelo Williams (6) – CAR – 1141 yds 13 TD & 118 yds 2 TD rec

 

3. Thomas Jones (1) – NYJ – 1144 yds 12 TD & 173 yds 2 TD rec

 

4. Michael Turner (2) – ATL – 1269 yds 14 TD

 

5. Matt Forte (4) – CHI – 1081 yds 6 TD & 395 yds 4 TD rec

 

6. Adrian Peterson (5) – MIN – 1413 yds 9 TD

 

7. Brandon Jacobs (7) – NYG – 1002 yds 12 TD

 

8. Chris Johnson (13) – TEN – 1094 yds 8 TD & 257 yds 1 TD rec

 

9. Frank Gore (14) – SF – 978 yds 6 TD & 367 yds 2 TD rec

 

10. Steve Slaton (10) – HOU – 1024 yds 8 TD & 290 yds 1 TD rec

 

11. Reggie Bush (11) – NO – 374 yds 2 TD & 424 yds 4 TD rec & 2 return TD

 

12. Clinton Portis (8) – WAS – 1260 yds 7 TD

 

13. Maurice Jones-Drew (17) – JAX – 607 yds 11 TD & 462 yds 1 TD rec

 

14. LaDanian Tomlinson (16) – SD – 885 yds 7 TD & 971 yds 1 TD rec

 

15. Steven Jackson (12) – ST.L – 683 yds 4 TD & 278 yds 1 TD rec

 

16. Ronnie Brown (18) – MIA – 760 yds 10 TD & 19 yds 1 TD pass

 

17. Marshawn Lynch (15) – BUF – 875 yds 8 TD & 287 yds 1 TD rec

 

18. LenDale White (19) – TEN – 674 yds 14 TD

 

19. Larry Johnson (20) – KC – 693 yds 4 TD

 

20. Willie Parker (NR) – PIT – 597 yds 4 TD

 

Dropped From Rankings: Marion Barber – DAL

 

RBs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 15: LaDanian Tomlinson @ KC; Joseph Addai vs. DET; DeAngelo Williams & Jonathan Stewart vs. DEN; Maurice Jones-Drew vs. GB; LenDale White & Chris Johnson @ HOU; Brian Westbrook vs. CLE

 

RBs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 15 Match Ups: Dominic Rhodes vs. DET; Maurice Morris & Julius Jones @ ST.L; Sammy Morris & Kevin Faulk @ OAK; Kevin Smith @ IND; Cadillac Williams & Warrick Dunn @ ATL

 

RBs With Tough Week 15 Match Ups: Willie Parker & Mewelde Moore @ BAL; LeRon McClain, Ray Rice & Willis McGahee vs. PIT; Frank Gore or DeShaun Foster @ MIA; Marshawn Lynch @ NYJ; Tim Hightower vs. MIN; Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw & Derrick Ward @ DAL; Larry Johnson vs. SD; Justin Fargas & Darren McFadden vs. NE

 

RBs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 15: Marion Barber & Tashard Choice vs. NYG; Jamal Lewis @ PHI; Edgerin James vs. MIN

 

And here are the week 15 Fantasy RB start rankings; it’s my top 50 RBs in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better.

 

1. DeAngelo Williams (8)

2. Brian Westbrook (12)

3. Thomas Jones (24)

4. Chris Johnson (25)

5. Matt Forte (26)

6. Adrian Peterson (27)

7. Michael Turner (30)

8. LaDanian Tomlinson (31)

9. Maurice Jones-Drew (34)

10. Clinton Portis (38) *keep an eye on his doghouse status

11. Brandon Jacobs (41) *keep an eye on his injury status

12. Steve Slaton (41)

13. Reggie Bush (41)

14. Steven Jackson (45)

15. Ronnie Brown (45)

16. LenDale White (45)

17. Joseph Addai (46)

18. Frank Gore (49)

19. Kevin Faulk (53)

20. Kevin Smith (54)

21. Marion Barber (54) *keep an eye on his injury status

22. Marshawn Lynch (64)

23. Larry Johnson (64)

24. Ryan Grant (66)

25. Pierre Thomas (67)

26. Warrick Dunn (69)

27. Sammy Morris (71)

28. Jonathan Stewart (74)

29. Willie Parker (74)

30. Dominic Rhodes (78)

31. Derrick Ward (81)

32. Tim Hightower (85)

33. BenJarvis Green-Ellis (85)

34. Darren McFadden (85)

35. Mewelde Moore (86)

36. Jamal Lewis (88)

37. Leon Washington (92)

38. Chester Taylor (93)

39. Julius Jones (93)

40. LeRon McClain (95)

41. Ricky Williams (97)

42. Tatum Bell (101)

43. Cadillac Williams (101)

44. Jerious Norwood (106)

45. Correll Buckhalter (106)

46. Selvin Young (109) *watch his injury status

47. Justin Fargas (111)

48. Deuce McAllister (111)

49. Maurice Morris (111)

50. Willis McGahee (113)

 

Use the links at the bottom of the page for the rest of this week’s rankings and good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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