10 RB sleepers to target for fantasy football Week 15

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The fantasy playoffs are finally here, and there are some interesting running back matchups to check out. Which running backs should you trust at the bottom of your lineup?

It’s been a long season for fantasy football players. The owners of the top five running backs had to deal with major injuries for different parts of the year. The position is now led by two young players in Jonathan Taylor and Najee Harris. As we go into the fantasy playoffs, there is no Derrick Henry or Christian McCaffrey. Aaron Jones, Joe Mixon, and a few other running backs are questionable going into the week.

The COVID-19 pandemic is making things complicated again. The Miami Dolphins running back room is in shambles because of the sicknesses. It’s going to be a touch-and-go situation right up until game time. The league is dealing with the situation, and that’s going to leak into fantasy lineups one way or another. That means fantasy players need to be prepared to reach deep into their bench to get starters for the playoffs (or consolation games for those who aren’t so lucky).

10 sleeper running backs to target for the fantasy football playoffs.

10. Michael Carter – New York Jets

Michael Carter has been out of the lineup for a few weeks with an ankle injury, but he has been designated to return this week. The Jets coaching staff indicated they expect their starting running back to be a go, and those owners who have him on IR couldn’t be happier. Carter has popped a few times this season, and he’s facing a Dolphins team that is dealing with a sick roster.

Zach Wilson has looked better, but the running game for the Jets has been pretty pathetic. The Jets themselves will be happy to get Carter back, and they will throw him right back into having starter’s reps. They need him to produce right away, and he can make that happen against a Dolphins defense that has allowed 10 total touchdowns to running backs.