3 Running Backs You Need In Week 15

Dec 15- 6 min read

We’ve finally arrived at the Fantasy Football playoffs! This is what you’ve been building your team towards all season, it’s now do or die time. If you were lucky enough to secure a bye, that’s great you can have a stress free week. If not, hopefully you’ve at least made the playoffs and need to know who to start this week. So here’s 3 running backs you need in your week 15 lineup.

running backs you need

Devonta Freeman ($5,200) – Freeman has slowly taken over a bigger and bigger share of this backfield as the year has progressed. His snap share percentage has been steadily rising over the past 10 weeks, as the percentages have gone: 8 / 27 / 30 / 40 / 58 / 58 / 49 / 69 / 66. He’s now in the top 15 or so among along running backs in snaps, on an offense that has typically been very running back friendly.

Another great sign that we haven’t seen from other Baltimore running backs in the past is that Freeman is being used quite heavily in the receiving game. He’s got 17 receptions on 20 targets over his past 4 games and can be used as an every down back. Despite all this, Devonta has been going fairly unnoticed and his OwnersBox price reflects that as well. Running backs with this type of usage are hard to come by these days, so make sure you take advantage and put Freeman in your lineup.

Rhamondre Stevenson ($4,700) – In week 13, Damien Harris injured his hamstring, and despite having the bye last week, he’s still questionable to play this weekend. The Patriots do play on Saturday, and although it’s only 1 day, that definitely doesn’t help his odds of playing. For this reason, Rhamondre has potential to be a fantasy stud this week. Him and Harris have been a dominant duo this season, however because they’ve been splitting carries it’s limited the upside of both guys. We saw what happened back in week 10 when Harris was out, Stevenson had 20 carries for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also recording 4 receptions for 14 yards. So we know the Patriots are comfortable giving him a workhorse role if needed, making him an immediate back end RB1 should Harris sit out.

Michael Carter ($5,500) – We’re likely going to see a Michael Carter return in week 15 after spending 3 weeks on IR. We still need to see him practice this week, but if he’s back, he should immediately get his role back on this offense. Carter was starting to get hot before getting injured. In his 4 games after the bye, Carter was averaging 19.5 touches for 105 scrimmage yards and 0.5 touchdowns, equating to 19 PPR points per game.

He was the clear lead back with an increasingly expanding role. The Dolphins have allowed the 8th most points to running backs this season, and Carter was averaging a whopping 7 yards per carry the last time these two teams met before he went down with injury. Pay attention to the practice reports, if it sounds like Carter will be back and healthy, make sure he’s in your lineup.

Follow me on Twitter: @sexypats

OwnersBox has launched the first ever Weekly SuperFlex Salary Cap game! Use the promo code “DREW9” for a FREE $10 entry into our $15,000 Week 15 contest.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
More from OwnersBox

OwnersBox is an innovative sports-tech company that is looking to disrupt the way consumers play Fantasy Sports.

Mar 22 3 min read

Lightning Lineups

Unlock the OwnersBox Promo Code to Get Bonus Lightning Lineup Entries!

Mar 10 7 min read

BetMGM Massachusetts promo

Get $1,000 First Bet Offer With the BetMGM Massachusetts Promo

Mar 10 7 min read

Massachusetts sports betting promo codes

Top Massachusetts Sports Betting Promo Codes Available For New Players

Mar 10 7 min read

Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts promo code

Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts Promo Code: Unlock $1,500 First Bet Offer

Mar 07 6 min read

BetMGM Massachusetts bonus

BetMGM Massachusetts Bonus: Get $200 When You Sign-Up Before Friday

Feb 10 8 min read

2022 Fantasy Football

Best Super Bowl 57 Prop Bets to Lock in for Chiefs vs Eagles

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Follow Us

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: OwnersBox, 274 Shirley Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2B2E1, https://www.ownersbox.com/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email.