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Fantasy Football Playoffs 2013 Update - Week 16 Picks - Top 20 running backs

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It is playoff time in fantasy football and Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City is the best running back to start in week #16 of the NFL season.

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Charles had a ho-hum game against Oakland running the ball with eight carries for 20 yards and one rushing touchdown, but his productivity as a pass receiver was "ho-ho-ho" as he caught eight passes for 105 receiving yards and four touchdowns. The Kansas City running back has a 60-point scoring lead over the No. 2 running back (Chicago's Matt Forte) in fantasy football.

The remaining running backs on the top 20 list include some players who have been on the rise like Jacksonville's Jordan Todman, the Rams' Zac Stacy and Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell. There are also rushers who slid right off the list like Ray Rice of the Ravens, Atlanta's Steve Jackson and Pierre Thomas of the Saints.

This list provided by the Michigan Gnome and me gives you the player's name and NFL team, projected fantasy football production in week 16 and whether the RB has been "rising", "on par" or "falling" in the last four games.

  1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs (21 fantasy football points, rising)
  2. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles (20.5 points, on par)
  3. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys (18, on par)
  4. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears (16.5, on par)
  5. Jordan Todman, Jacksonville Jaguars (16.5, rising)
  6. Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams (16, rising)
  7. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers (15, on par)
  8. Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers (14.5, rising)
  9. Knowshon Moreno, Dallas Cowboys (14.5, on par)
  10. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions (14, on par)
  11. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans (14, on par)
  12. Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 14, rising)
  13. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers (13, rising)
  14. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals (12.5, on par)
  15. Andre Brown, New York Giants (12.5, falling)
  16. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins (12.5, falling)
  17. Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders (12, on par)
  18. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills (12, rising)
  19. Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers (12, on par)
  20. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks (12, falling)

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