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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 14

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 14

Week 13 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 14.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14

TIER 1: RB1's

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers   
Opponent: at Falcons 
2019 Stats: 1167 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 75 Receptions, 644 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 354.1 PTS, 2019 RB1
Previous Ranking: 1 

2. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Redskins
2019 Stats: 645 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 39 Receptions, 367  Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 215.1 PTS, 2019 RB6
Previous Ranking: 4

3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: vs. Lions
2019 Stats: 1046 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 48 Receptions, 490 Receiving YDS, 269.6 PTS, 2019 RB2
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. 49ers
2019 Stats: 587 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 64 Receptions, 444 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 179.6 PTS, 2019 RB11
Previous Ranking: 2

5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: vs. Chargers
2019 Stats: 989 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 65 Receptions, 444 Receiving YDS, 224.3 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: 6

6. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans   
Opponent: at Raiders
2019 Stats: 1140 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 17 Receptions, 200 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 223  PTS, 2019 RB5
Previous Ranking: 9

7. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   
Opponent: at Eagles
2019 Stats: 544 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 38 Receptions, 291 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 139.5 PTS, 2019 RB17
Previous Ranking: 10

TIER 2: High-end RB2's

8.  Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
Opponent: at Bills
2019 Stats: 837 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 172 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 190.9 PTS, 2019 RB9
Previous Ranking: 11

9. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders 
Opponent: vs. Titans
2019 Stats: 1061 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 146 Receiving YDS, 178.7 PTS, 2019 RB12
Previous Ranking: 7

10. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Bengals 
2019 Stats: 1175 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 31 Receptions, 245 Receiving YDS, 209 PTS, 2019 RB8
Previous Ranking: 12

11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 981 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 32 Receptions, 227 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 186.8 PTS, 2019 RB10
Previous Ranking: 15

12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: at Browns
2019 Stats: 643 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 26 Receptions, 190 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 139.3 PTS, 2019 RB18
Previous Ranking: 16

13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 642 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 22 Receptions, 134 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 149.6 PTS, 2019 RB16
Previous Ranking: 13

TIER 3: On the verge RB2's

14. James White, New England Patriots
Opponent: vs. Chiefs 
2019 Stats: 208 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 57 Receptions, 512 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 155 PTS, 2019 RB15
Previous Ranking: 

15. Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos
Opponent: at Texans
2019 Stats: 766 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 31 Receptions, 183 Receiving YDS, 155.9 PTS, 2019 RB14 
Previous Ranking: 20
 
16. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: at Jaguars 
2019 Stats: 380 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 69 Receptions, 718 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 234.8 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: 24

17. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Bengals
2019 Stats: 125 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 118 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 56.3 PTS, 2019 RB58
Previous Ranking: 18

18. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: at Buccaneers
2019 Stats: 862 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 12 Receptions, 76 Receiving YDS, 131.8 PTS, 2019 RB22
Previous Ranking: NR

19. Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins
Opponent: at Packers
2019 Stats: 203 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 7 Receptions, 79 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 53.2 PTS, 2019 RB61
Previous Ranking: NR

20. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: at Jaguars
2019 Stats: 468 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 123 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 107.1 PTS, 2019 RB
Previous Ranking: 20

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14

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The Redskins’ far-fetched playoff dreams were officially dashed after losing to the Packers

The Redskins’ far-fetched playoff dreams were officially dashed after losing to the Packers

The Redskins entered Lambeau Field in Week 14 with a 3-9 record, but because the NFC East has been such a mess this year, they still had very slim playoff hopes. 

Thanks to their 20-15 loss against the Packers, however, those slim hopes are now nonexistent. Washington will not play in the postseason for the fourth straight campaign. 

The Burgundy and Gold would’ve had to finish by winning their final four contests and also would’ve needed major help from the Cowboys to the Eagles in order to sneak into the playoffs. That scoreboard watching isn’t necessary anymore, of course. 

“It’s tough being eliminated,” Terry McLaurin said in the visitor's locker room. “Our division is so open.”

Now, the team will use the next three weeks to further look at Dwayne Haskins’ growth as well as the development of other young pieces on both sides of the ball. Then, when those games wrap up, they’ll need to find a new head coach for 2020 and consider other possible changes within the franchise as well. 

When this season began back in July at training camp, there was some thought that the Redskins could compete behind a potentially improved defense and a run-centric offense. Those things didn’t emerge, though, and now, the organization will again be irrelevant on the field when January comes around.

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Terry McLaurin hauls in incredible TD grab, his first from Dwayne Haskins

Terry McLaurin hauls in incredible TD grab, his first from Dwayne Haskins

The highlight reel from rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin continues to grow.

Late in the fourth quarter with the Redskins threatening, McLaurin ran an inside post route towards the center of the end zone. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who played much of Sunday's contest with a sprained ankle, threw a dart to McLaurin, but the pass was slightly behind him.

What McLaurin did next was incredible. The rookie rose up, stuck his left arm back and hauled in Haskins' pass with one hand for a 13-yard touchdown.

 

"That was a play we've been working on all week, and we got the look," McLaurin told NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay after the game. "I got pressed and I was anticipating off [coverage], but I knew in that situation I was going to get the ball. So I just wanted to widen the hole for Dwayne. As soon as I hit my outside foot, he threw it, which is great timing. I stuck my hand out there and [the ball] stuck to it, so that's my first one-handed catch in my career."

The touchdown was McLaurin's sixth of the season, and the first from Haskins, his fellow rookie and former Ohio State teammate. 

"[Haskins] threw it pretty fast. I didn't expect it as soon as my foot hit the post, but it was great timing on his part," McLaurin said. "At the same time, I just wanted to give him a clean window, because the safety is sitting right there. That's a small window to hit and he gave me a chance. I just wanted to finish it."

McLaurin finished with four receptions, 57 yards, and the touchdown. His touchdown trimmed the Packers lead to just five with just over a minute remaining in the game.

The Redskins failed to convert the ensuing two-point conversion, and the Packers easily recovered the Redskins onside kick attempt. With the Redskins out of timeouts, Aaron Rodgers was able to take a pair of snaps from victory formation to seal the Packers 20-15 win.

The loss officially eliminated Washington from playoff contention, but Redskins fans should be encouraged with what they saw from McLaurin, as well as Haskins' toughness playing through injury.

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