Week 13 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

Christian McCaffrey is on bye this week, which would normally be a big deal, but considering how much time he’s spent on the IR this year, he’s not exactly “missed” in our Week 13 fantasy RB PPR rankings. Still, not having Panthers and Buccaneers backs — as well as several injury/COVID concerns — hurts the running back depth overall. Fortunately, there is also a notable group of injured RBs ready to return to action, so there is no shortage of start ’em, sit ’em options and potential sleepers.

Chris Carson (vs. Giants), Raheem Mostert (vs. Bills), and Austin Ekeler (vs. Patriots) returned in Week 12 and will solidify the borderline-RB1 range. Myles Gaskin (vs. Bengals), D’Andre Swift (@ Bears), David Johnson (vs. Colts) look set to return this week, and all should be in fantasy lineups, as well.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

However, there are a few key players who could remain out of action. James Conner and Jonathan Taylor were put on the COVID list late last week, so they figure to be quarantining this week. Todd Gurley (knee) also may not be able to play, so the likes of Benny Snell (vs. Washington), Jordan Wilkins (@ Texans), Nyheim Hines (@ Texans), and Brian Hill (vs. Saints) will be on the rise in Week 13.

Quarterback |  Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

As usual, there are a handful of sleepers who really rise in PPR formats, including J.D. McKissic (@ Steelers), James White (@ Chargers), and Chase Edmonds (vs. Rams). It’s worth noting, though, that several other “PPR backs” have ascended to bigger roles, with Hines (@ Texans) and D’Andre Swift (@ Bears) essentially becoming starters. Cam Akers (@ Cardinals) has also been playing more lately and has the potential to be a big PPR contributor if given the chance. 

Some power backs, like Damien Harris (@ Chargers) and Wayne Gallman (@ Seahawks, lose a little bit of value in PPR, but given how many scoring chances they get, they still are worth starting. Even someone like Frank Gore (vs. Raiders) has more value than you might think in PPR, as he hauled in all three targets last week in addition to 18 carries. 

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates.

Week 13 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank Player
1 Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. JAX
2 Alvin Kamara, NO @ ATL
3 Derrick Henry, TEN vs. CLE
4 James Robinson, JAX @ MIN
5 Nick Chubb, CLE @ TEN
6 Miles Sanders, PHI @ GB
7 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. NE
8 Aaron Jones, GB vs. PHI
9 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ PIT
10 David Montgomery, CHI vs. DET
11 Chris Carson, SEA vs. NYG
12 Josh Jacobs, LV @ NYJ
13 Nyheim Hines, IND @ HOU
14 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ BAL
15 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ TEN
16 Raheem Mostert, SF vs. BUF
17 Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. CIN
18 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ KC
19 Damien Harris, NE @ LAC
20 David Johnson, HOU vs. IND
21 Kenyan Drake, ARI vs. LAR
22 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ MIA
23 Wayne Gallman, NYG @ SEA
24 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC vs. DEN
25 JK Dobbins, BAL vs. DAL
26 D’Andre Swift, DET @ CHI
27 Benny Snell, PIT vs. WAS
28 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ PIT
29 Frank Gore, NYJ vs. LV
30 Cam Akers, LAR @ ARI
31 Jordan Wilkins, IND @ HOU
32 Brian Hill, ATL vs. NO
33 Zack Moss, BUF @ SF
34 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ ARI
35 James White, NE @ LAC
36 Ito Smith, ATL vs. NO
37 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. DAL
38 Royce Freeman, DEN @ KC
39 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. LAR
40 Duke Johnson, HOU vs. IND
41 Salvon Ahmed, MIA vs. CIN
42 Kalen Ballage, LAC vs. NE
43 Devontae Booker, LV @ NYJ
44 Jerick McKinnon, SF vs. BUF
45 Mark Ingram, BAL vs. DAL
46 Le’Veon Bell, KC vs. DEN
47 Devin Singletary, BUF @ SF
48 Latavius Murray, NO @ ATL
49 Jamaal Williams, GB vs. PHI
50 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF vs. BUF
51 Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. NYG
52 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ CHI
53 Adrian Peterson, DET @ CHI
54 Anthony McFarland, PIT vs. WAS
55 Boston Scott, PHI @ GB
56 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ ARI
57 Tony Pollard, DAL @ BAL
58 Matt Breida, MIA vs. CIN
59 Dion Lewis, NYG @ SEA
60 Samaje Perine, CIN @ MIA
61 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. JAX
62 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. NE
63 Ty Johnson, NYJ vs. LV
64 Corey Clement, PHI @ GB
65 Darrel Williams, KC vs. DEN
66 D’Onta Foreman, TEN vs. CLE
67 Sony Michel, NE @ LAC
68 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. CLE