There are no players on bye this week, but even if you don't have an elite option at running back, there are plenty of options with great matchups in Week 13.
If you are needy at the position, check out my waiver wire add/drops for Week 13.
Here are my Top 30 options at the position this week.
FULL TOP 30 WEEK 13 RANKINGS BELOW
Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs have a matchup against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13. The Chiefs star is my No. 1 option at running back as he is facing a defense allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Hunt has scored in nine of his last 10 games and is a high-end RB1 for the last week of the fantasy football regular season and playoffs.
McCaffrey is my No. 4 option at running back and is another RB1 down the stretch. The Carolina Panthers weapon has a matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13, a unit that has allowed the second-most rushing scores and is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. McCaffrey had a ridiculous Week 12, posting 125 rushing yards, 112 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks. He has at least 100 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive games. He also has seven touchdowns during that stretch.
Jones could be a league-winner for fantasy team owners who chose to use a middle to late round draft pick on the Green Bay Packers running back. He is my No. 5 option at the position this week, with a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, a unit tied for allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Jones has scored in three consecutive games and has at least 90 yards from scrimmage in each of those bouts. He is a great bet to put up similar stats this week in a home game at Lambeau Field.
Denver Broncos ball-carrier Phillip Lindsay is my No. 9 option this week at the position. Lindsay is facing the Cincinnati Bengals, a unit tied with the Cardinals for allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Lindsay just had a season-high 110 yards on 14 carries in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has scored in four of his last five games. I'm expecting another RB1 showing from the Broncos rookie in this bout.
Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards is another rookie heating up at just the right time. Edwards rushed for 100 yards in back-to-back games entering his Week 13 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, a unit allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. He is my No. 12 option at the position and is a low-end RB1 in deeper leagues, mostly due to the matchup.
|1||Kareem Hunt||Kansas City Chiefs||at OAK|
|2||Todd Gurley||Los Angeles Rams||at DET|
|3||Saquon Barkley||New York Giants||vs. CHI|
|4||Christian McCaffrey||Carolina Panthers||at TB|
|5||Aaron Jones||Green Bay Packers||vs. AZ|
|6||Ezekiel Elliott||Dallas Cowboys||vs. NO|
|7||James Conner||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs. LAC|
|8||Alvin Kamara||New Orleans Saints||at DAL|
|9||Phillip Lindsay||Denver Broncos||at CIN|
|10||Nick Chubb||Cleveland Browns||at HOU|
|11||Joe Mixon||Cincinnati Bengals||vs. DEN|
|12||Gus Edwards||Baltimore Ravens||at ATL|
|13||David Johnson||Arizona Cardinals||at GB|
|14||Dalvin Cook||Minnesota Vikings||at NE|
|15||Sony Michel||New England Patriots||vs. MIN|
|16||Matt Breida||San Francisco 49ers||at SEA|
|17||Chris Carson||Seattle Seahawks||vs. SF|
|18||Lamar Miller||Houston Texans||vs. CLE|
|19||Josh Adams||Philadelphia Eagles||vs. WAS|
|20||Austin Ekeler||Los Angeles Chargers||at PIT|
|21||Doug Martin||Oakland Raiders||vs. KC|
|22||Mark Ingram||New Orleans Saints||at DAL|
|23||Tarik Cohen||Chicago Bears||at NYG|
|24||LeSean McCoy||Buffalo Bills||at MIA|
|25||Dion Lewis||Tennessee Titans||vs. NYJ|
|26||Adrian Peterson||Washington Redskins||at PHI|
|27||Carlos Hyde||Jacksonville Jaguars||vs. IND|
|28||Marlon Mack||Indianapolis Colts||at JAX|
|29||Kenyan Drake||Miami Dolphins||vs. BUF|
|30||James White||New England Patriots||vs. MIN|
Raiders running back Doug Martin isn't a super appealing option most weeks, but I think he has some use in Week 13 against the Chiefs, a unit allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. I believe the Raiders will work to control the clock in this AFC West clash, lending the game-script to favor a heavy Martin workload. Martin scored in first touchdown of the season in Week 12. I believe he has another high-volume day and a shot to score against the Chiefs. He is my No. 21 option this week, landing in RB2 or flex territory.