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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 15

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 15

Week 14 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 15.

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

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

TIER 1: RB1's

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers   
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 1220 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 86 Receptions, 726 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 378.6 PTS, 2019 RB1
Previous Ranking: 1 

2. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Bears
2019 Stats: 779 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 45 Receptions, 425 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 253.4 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: 2

3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: at Chargers
2019 Stats: 1108 YDS, 13 Rushing TD, 50 Receptions, 503 Receiving YDS, 285.1 PTS, 2019 RB2
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Colts
2019 Stats: 612 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 68 Receptions, 462 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 185.9 PTS, 2019 RB12
Previous Ranking: 4

5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: at Raiders
2019 Stats: 1039 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 68 Receptions, 457 Receiving YDS, 233.6 PTS, 2019 RB7
Previous Ranking: 5

6. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans   
Opponent: vs. Texans
2019 Stats: 1243 Rushing YDS, 13 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 206 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 246.9 PTS, 2019 RB5
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   
Opponent: vs. Dolphins
2019 Stats: 610 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 41 Receptions, 292 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 149.2 PTS, 2019 RB18
Previous Ranking: 7

TIER 2: High-end RB2's

8. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: vs. Rams
2019 Stats: 1071 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 41 Receptions, 338 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 237.9 PTS, 2019 RB6
Previous Ranking: 8

9. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders 
Opponent: vs. Jaguars
2019 Stats: 1061 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 146 Receiving YDS, 178.7 PTS, 2019 RB13
Previous Ranking: 9

10. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: at Cardinals
2019 Stats: 1281 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 32 Receptions, 256 Receiving YDS, 221.7 PTS, 2019 RB9
Previous Ranking: 10

11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Panthers
2019 Stats: 1057 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 35 Receptions, 242 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 198.9 PTS, 2019 RB10
Previous Ranking: 11

12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: vs. Patriots
2019 Stats: 789 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 29 Receptions, 230 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 166.9 PTS, 2019 RB17
Previous Ranking: 12

13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: at Cowboys
2019 Stats: 721 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 26 Receptions, 168 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 170.9 PTS, 2019 RB14
Previous Ranking: 13

TIER 3: On the verge RB2's

14. James White, New England Patriots
Opponent: at Bengals
2019 Stats: 241 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 62 Receptions, 539 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 167.4 PTS, 2019 RB16
Previous Ranking: 14

15. Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos
Opponent: at Chiefs
2019 Stats: 817 Rushing YDS, 6 Rushing TD, 33 Receptions, 187 Receiving YDS, 169.4 PTS, 2019 RB15
Previous Ranking: 15
 
16. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 481 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 73 Receptions, 830 Receiving YDS, 8 Receiving TD, 266.1 PTS, 2019 RB3
Previous Ranking: 16

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

18. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: at Saints
2019 Stats: 900 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 12 Receptions, 76 Receiving YDS, 141.6 PTS, 2019 RB21
Previous Ranking: 18

19. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
Opponent: at Packers
2019 Stats: 680 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 23 Receptions, 173 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 140.3 PTS, 2019 RB22
Previous Ranking: NR

20. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 523 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 25 Receptions, 152 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 126.5 PTS, 2019 RB31
Previous Ranking: 20

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

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

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Jason Garrett reportedly to stay in NFC East, becomes Giants offensive coordinator

Jason Garrett reportedly to stay in NFC East, becomes Giants offensive coordinator

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants, according to a report from ESPN

He will join the staff of first-year head coach Joe Judge.

Garrett was recently let go after a 10-year unimpressive stint with the Dallas Cowboys. In that span, he only led the team to three playoff appearances and with that two playoff wins. 

The team under-performed in 2019 after starting the season with Super Bowl aspirations. Stumbling to an 8-8 record, It became clear that Garrett was the not the answer at head coach. Following the end of the regular season, the team decided to go in another direction replacing him with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

The Princeton alum led the Cowboys to an 85-67 overall record during his tenure in Dallas.

As a former backup QB for the Giants (2000-03) and Cowboys (1993-99), he has an extensive background in game-planning against the NFC East.

Judge was named head coach on Jan. 7 after spending eight seasons with the Patriots. He was promoted to special teams coordinator in 2015, and also became the team's wide receiver coach in 2019.

Garrett and Judge will be tasked with developing a young roster with some intriguing options at their disposal, as well as the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft.

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DeAngelo Hall defends cornerback Josh Norman, but believes Redskins should move on

DeAngelo Hall defends cornerback Josh Norman, but believes Redskins should move on

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has drawn criticism because of his performance in D.C. during his 5-year, $75 million contract he signed in April 2016. Former Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall came to Norman’s defense during a radio appearance with Craig Hoffman on 106.7 The Fan on Friday.

“He does compete, he’s a competitor. And if I have a football player on my roster who’s a competitor, who wants to be out there, who fights hard and plays hard, I’m [going to] find a way to put him in position to make plays,” Hall said. “I think we could’ve done a much, much better job of putting Josh in position to make plays.”

In November, then-interim head coach Bill Callahan benched Norman, and the 32-year-old cornerback played just 10 defensive snaps over the last six games of the season. Should Washington choose to cut ties with Norman this offseason before June 1, the team would save $12.5 million of cap space.

Hall, who interviewed for the Redskins’ defensive backs’ coaching position last January, said Norman wasn’t given the chance to be the leader of the defense. Hall said some of that was self-inflicted because of Norman’s habits and preparation, but a portion of that was because of schematics. 

“I always told those coaches ‘If you want Josh to be a leader — because Josh wants to be a leader — you’ve got to put him in a position to make plays, the same way Carolina put him in a position to make plays,” Hall said. 

The peak of Norman’s career came in 2015 under the direction of Washington’s newly hired head coach Ron Rivera. In that all-pro season, Norman recorded 56 tackles, 18 passes defended, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two touchdowns. 

Hall believes Norman still possesses that all-pro ability; it just needs to be tapped with the right defensive scheme. Hall compared the situation to Richard Sherman, who has revitalized his career in San Francisco after battling injuries. 

“It’s not because [Sherman] is the best lockdown man-to-man corner. It’s because they play Sherm in a system that he’s able to succeed and shine, and they put players around him so that he can make plays,” he said. “If we [would’ve] done the same thing to Josh Norman, he could’ve been an all-pro player here, too, just like he was in Carolina.”

Despite Hall’s belief in Norman’s ability, and the presumption that Rivera and new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will run a similar system to what Norman played in with the Panthers, the former Redskins defensive back doesn’t think the $15 million price tag is worth it for a franchise that has other holes to fill.

“I, as a fan, would love to have Josh back on this team, in this defense that I feel will be similar to Carolina,” Hall said. “But to me, it doesn’t make sense to bring Josh back for $15 million. It’s just a big pill to swallow when you can do a lot with that money on a team that needs a lot of help.”

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