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Week 17 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

In case you are in one of many few season-long fantasy leagues that holds its championship recreation in Week 17, you are in for a tricky week at RB. There are many choices on the place, however harm issues and workload splits are creating some very robust begin ’em, sit ’em choices this season. Our Week 17 fantasy RB PPR rankings are right here to type by means of the noise and suggest handcuffs and sleepers to belief.

For house owners in PPR leagues, there may be no less than some additional worth created due to the quantity of nice pass-catching backs which have emerged this yr. That is actually good news, particularly when contemplating the lengthy listing of RBs that may very well be out this week, together with, however not restricted to, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, Damien Harris, Darrell Henderson, James Robinson, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Just a few gamers — Mike Davis (vs. Saints), Nyheim Hines (vs. Jaguars), and J.D. McKissic (@ Eagles) — see fairly important jumps and might be RB2s due to their high-volume of targets. Even with Davis and McKissic enjoying in comparatively tough matchups, they are often trusted as top-15 and (borderline) top-20 performs. Additional down, Kareem Hunt (vs. Steelers) and James White (vs. Jets) each vault into the strong flex ranks as a result of their major roles are as pass-catchers out of the backfield. 

House owners in PPR leagues nonetheless should be cautious of groups out of playoff rivalry resting their starters, so examine again usually for updates on that. And people with members of the Chiefs on their staff (Le’Veon Bell and Darrel Williams) should see simply how a lot the Chiefs are planning on enjoying their starters after locking up the No. 1 seed within the AFC. All of their RBs must be thought of dangerous performs till we all know whether or not or not Andy Reid will give his starters any enjoying time.

Reminder: As at all times, we anticipate to make loads of adjustments to those RB PPR rankings all through the week, so examine again for updates.

Week 17 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank Participant
1 Alvin Kamara, NO @ CAR
2 Dalvin Cook dinner, MIN @ DET
3 Derrick Henry, TEN @ HOU
4 David Montgomery, CHI vs. GB
5 Austin Ekeler, LAC @ KC
6 Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. JAX
7 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. LV
8 D’Andre Swift, DET vs. MIN
9 David Johnson, HOU vs. TEN
10 JK Dobbins, BAL @ CIN
11 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ BUF
12 Josh Jacobs, LV @ DEN
13 Aaron Jones, GB @ CHI
14 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ PHI
15 Mike Davis, CAR vs. NO
16 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF vs. SEA
17 Nick Chubb, CLE vs. PIT
18 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. DAL
19 Ronald Jones II, TB vs. ATL
20 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. JAX
21 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ PHI
22 Chris Carson, SEA @ SF
23 Dare Ogunbowale, JAX @ IND
24 Miles Sanders, PHI vs. WAS
25 James Conner, PIT @ CLE
26 Kenyan Drake, ARI @ LAR
27 Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. BAL
28 Sony Michel, NE vs. NYJ
29 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. ARI
30 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYG
31 Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. PIT
32 James White, NE vs. NYJ
33 Darrel Williams, KC vs. LAC
34 Frank Gore, NYJ @ NE
35 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. MIA
36 Leonard Fournette, TB vs. ATL
37 Lynn Bowden, MIA @ BUF
38 Gus Edwards, BAL @ CIN
39 Zack Moss, BUF vs. MIA
40 Chase Edmonds, ARI @ LAR
41 Le’Veon Bell, KC vs. LAC
42 Tony Pollard, DAL @ NYG
43 Latavius Murray, NO @ CAR
44 Samaje Perine, CIN vs. BAL
45 AJ Dillon, GB @ CHI
46 Ito Smith, ATL vs. TB
47 La’Mical Perine, NYJ @ NE
48 Jerick McKinnon, SF vs. SEA
49 Salvon Ahmed, MIA @ BUF
50 Adrian Peterson, DET vs. MIN
51 Brian Hill, ATL @ TB
52 Kalen Ballage, LAC @ KC
53 Carlos Hyde, SEA @ SF
54 Todd Gurley, ATL @ TB
55 Devontae Booker, LV @ DEN
56 Benny Snell, PIT @ CLE
57 Buddy Howell, HOU vs. TEN
58 Tevin Coleman, SF vs. SEA
59 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. LV
60 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB vs. ATL
61 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. DAL
62 Boston Scott, PHI vs. WAS
63 Darrynton Evans, TEN @ HOU
64 Jalen Richard, LV @ DEN
65 Trayveon Wiliams, CIN vs. BAL
66 Justin Jackson, LAC @ KC
67 Devine Ozigbo, JAX @ IND
68 Rodney Smith, CAR vs. NO
69 Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. MIN
70 Peyton Barber, WAS @ PHI

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