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Still being in it in Week 15, whether in the playoffs, or the last week of your regular season, is quite the accomplishment. It's an even bigger accomplishment if you did so with  James Robinson on your roster. He has scored one touchdowns in the last month and hasn't rushed for 100 yards since Week 5.But Urban Meyer has been fired, Carlos Hyde is in the concussion profile, and Robinson's interim head coach is talking about him like a feature back

He has the dream matchup against the Houston Texans. They just gave up 137 yards to Rashaad Penny. They've alsoi allowed the fourth most Fantasy points to the position. 

The combination of Bevell's comments about Robinson and a fantastic matchup against the Texans makes him a top-12 running back in all formats. I would start him over Ezekiel Elliott and both of the running backs for the Packers and Broncos. If everything goes according to plan, he could be a league winner for those who survived his struggles and made it to the playoffs.

Let's get to the rest of the Week 15 RB Preview:

Week 15 RB Preview
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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 15 at this time. Here's what it means:

Who's Out
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CLE Cleveland • #27
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Nick Chubb should see all the touches he can handle behind a makeshift offensive line. D'Ernest Johnson is a boom/bust flex as well.
NE New England • #37
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
If Harris is out, Rhamondre Stevenson would be a solid No. 2 running back.
MIA Miami • #37
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Duke Johnson is currently the only Dolphins running back not on one of the IR lists.
HOU Houston • #28
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
David Johnson and Royce Freeman are both desperation flexes.
PHI Philadelphia • #26
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
As of Tuesday afternoon we expect Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell to lead the Eagles backfield.
MIN Minnesota • #25
Age: 23 • Experience: 4 yrs.
There will be very little sharing for Dalvin Cook this week.
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Numbers to know
  • 17.3 -- Michael Carter averaged 17.3 PPR FPPG from Weeks 4-10. He's expected back for Week 15. If he's a full go, he's a No. 2 running back.
  • 57% -- Rashaad Penny played a career-high 57% of the snaps in Week 14.
  • 5 -- Aaron Jones only had five carries in the Packers' win over the Bears.
  • 23.8% -- Alvin Kamara had a 23.8% target share in his Week 14 return.
  • 9.8 -- James Conner has averaged 9.8 yards per target for the Cardinals this season. I'm not sure Chase Edmonds is getting his pass-catching role back.
  • 61.5% -- Melvin Gordaon handled more than 60% of the Broncos rush attempts in his first game back. This is a full-blown committee again.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that Matter
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SEA Seattle • #20
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -6.5 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
10
RB RNK
26th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
215
REC
2
REYDS
28
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.4
CAR Carolina • #30
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
11th
PROJ PTS
8.8
RB RNK
36th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
460
REC
19
REYDS
152
TD
4
FPTS/G
7.9
GB Green Bay • #28
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL GB -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
6th
PROJ PTS
11.6
RB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
614
REC
27
REYDS
261
TD
4
FPTS/G
10.5
CAR Carolina • #7
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT TEN -2 O/U 41.5
OPP VS RB
24th
PROJ PTS
9.3
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
240
REC
6
REYDS
81
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.4
JAC Jacksonville • #25
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU JAC -3 O/U 40.5
OPP VS RB
27th
PROJ PTS
14.1
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
682
REC
28
REYDS
209
TD
7
FPTS/G
13
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Waiver Wire Targets
Week 15 Adds
PHI Philadelphia • #35
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS PHI -9.5 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
12th
RB RNK
34th
ROSTERED
48%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
285
REC
9
REYDS
44
TD
4
FPTS/G
4.9
If there's no Miles Sanders or Jordan Howard, Scott could be a week-winner in Week 14. Just beware that we have very little information on Sanders or Howard as of Tuesday afternoon.
CLE Cleveland • #30
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LV LV -1 O/U 38.5
OPP VS RB
30th
RB RNK
36th
ROSTERED
39%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
342
REC
12
REYDS
101
TD
2
FPTS/G
5.3
Johnson is a boom/bust flex with Nick Chubb and an absolute league-winner if something happens to Chubb before Kareem Hunt is ready to come back
DET Detroit • #48
Age: 25 • Experience: 1 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -12.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
13th
RB RNK
29th
ROSTERED
32%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
83
REC
2
REYDS
16
TD
0
FPTS/G
11.9
If D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams remain out, Reynolds is a fine flex with upside.
BUF Buffalo • #28
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ MIA -9.5 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
32nd
RB RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
16%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
18
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
1.8
Johnson is a high-end flex at worst if the rest of the running backs remain inactive.
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LV Las Vegas • #20
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -10.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
11th
RB RNK
44th
ROSTERED
12%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
111
REC
18
REYDS
146
TD
0
FPTS/G
3.4
Abdullah could be a good PPR flex in Week 16 against a Tampa Bay defense that has allowed at least six catches to running backs in seven straight games.
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DFS Plays
Top Play
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BAL Baltimore • #34
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
10th
PROJ PTS
11.5
RB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
440
REC
28
REYDS
178
TD
5
FPTS/G
10
It is a weird week at running back with none of my top-seven backs in half PPR are on the main slate. But the difficult matchup has cut into Freeman's pricing and I'll play just about any back with his workload at a discount.
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JAC Jacksonville • #25
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU JAC -3 O/U 40.5
OPP VS RB
27th
PROJ PTS
14.1
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
682
REC
28
REYDS
209
TD
7
FPTS/G
13
The reasons for not playing Robinson are obvious. But he's a home favorite against one of the worst defenses in the league. if things go right, he absolutely has overall RB1 upside this week. You don't often find that in this price range with a low roster rate.
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