Fantasy Football Week 14 Running Back Preview: Projections, waiver adds, DFS plays, and more


When the Bengals lost Joe Mixon in Week 11, Samaje Perine took a huge opportunity and ran with it. In a three-game stretch, he produced 330 total yards and four touchdowns. This came on the heels of a three-game stretch when Joe Mixon totaled 361 total yards and six touchdowns.

No matter who has started for the Bengals at running back, they’ve found great success this season. And it’s possible both backs will be worth starting in Week 15.

The matchup against Tampa Bay is not a very good one on paper, at least for rushers. Only three running backs have topped 100 yards against them all season and they’ve only given up five touchdowns on the ground to running backs this season. But the Bengals backs can do plenty of damage through the air. And injuries may force them to do even more this week.

As of Tuesday morning, we aren’t expecting Tee Higgins, Hayden Hurst, or Tyler Boyd to suit up for Cincinnati in Week 15. That leads Ja’Marr Chase and the running backs as the only options for Joe Burrow with more than 15 targets this season. It’s not hard to imagine a scenario where the Bengals running backs combine for double-digit targets in addition to the 19 carries they’ve averaged this season.

For now, view Mixon as a No. 2 running back and Perine as a high-end flex, but don’t be surprised if they’re both very productive this week.

Now let’s get to the rest of the Week 15 RB Preview:

Week 15 RB Preview

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

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Numbers to know

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Matchups that matter

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Waiver Wire Targets

Week 15 Adds (RB Preview)

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