Running back is always tough to figure out, but it would have been nice if the position had settled down for the Fantasy playoffs. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case in Week 14, with plenty of running back situations around the league very much in doubt as we get ready for the biggest week of the Fantasy season so far. And, while it’s easy enough to just avoid situations like Miami’s, but we’re dealing with some of the best backfields for Fantasy all season are dealing with big question marks for Week 14. 

For instance, if you drafted Dalvin Cook, there’s a good chance you’re in position to play for a playoff spot or to move on this week. He’s helped carry you to that spot, but now we’re at the mid-week point, and we just don’t know what his role will be this week. He says he will be fine to play following Monday’s shoulder/chest injury, but we can’t say for sure just yet. Alexander Mattison was the top target on waivers just in case Cook can’t play, but it’s worth wondering whether he might not be a viable starting option even if Cook plays – the Vikings are big favorites over the Lions, so Cook could see a smaller role coming off the injury.

Teams like the Chiefs, Patriots, Colts, Eagles, Packers, Buccaneers, and 49ers all figure to produce plenty of Fantasy value for running backs in Week 14, but it’ll be tough to know exactly how that will break down, which means tough lineup decisions are coming. 

That’s why we’re here to help. Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em column for running backs is here to help you set your lineup, while Heath Cummings’ preview of the position gives you numbers to know, matchups that matter, and projections for the week. Make sure you’re setting the best lineup possible with our help.

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