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Week 17 Fantasy RB Rankings: Must starts, sleepers, potential busts at running back

If you happen to thought that making begin ’em, sit ’em choices in Week 16 was arduous, simply wait till you see what Week 17 has in retailer for you. There are plenty of handcuffs and sleepers which have moved into beginning roles this week, and our Week 17 fantasy RB rankings are an excellent demonstration of why most fantasy soccer leagues deal with Week 16 as their championship week.

There are already sufficient banged-up RBs throughout the NFL in a traditional week, however late within the yr, groups which are out of rivalry have a tendency to sit down or restrict gamers on the RB place whether or not they’re damage or not. So what does that imply for fantasy house owners? It is going to be arduous to search out true RB2s and navigate the ever-changing RB panorama.

Here is what we do know. It is extremely unlikely that Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and Joe Mixon (foot) will return to play in meaningless video games for his or her workforce. In the meantime, the Chiefs are more likely to relaxation their starters with the No. 1 seed within the AFC wrapped up, so along with the absence of Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip/ankle), the Chiefs might use a real committee strategy with Darrel Williams, Le’Veon Bell, and Darwin Thompson to maintain all three recent and wholesome. That will even render every arduous to belief.

Another prime accidents embrace Damien Harris (ankle), James Robinson (ankle), and Darrell Henderson (ankle). Harris and Robinson’s groups are each out of the playoff race, so their groups will possible strategy their accidents with excessive warning, so that would open up beginning roles for Sony Michel and Dare Ogunbowale once more. Each could be top-25 performs in the event that they’re in motion. In the meantime, Henderson rolled his ankle late towards the Seahawks and whereas the Rams may use him with Cam Akers (ankle) additionally banged-up, he won’t be accessible.

In Week 17, it is necessary simply to belief gamers that ought to get a excessive quantity of carries. That usually means rolling with gamers which are on groups enjoying for playoff spots and jockeying for seeding. If you happen to’re selecting between two choices on the RB2 slot or the flex spot, play the man that has extra on the road. It could not really feel nice to go along with Chris Carson (vs. 49ers) over Miles Sanders (vs. Washington), however Carson and the Seahawks are enjoying for one thing. Sanders and firm usually are not. That may be the good tiebreaker at this level within the season.

Reminder: As all the time, we count on to make loads of modifications to those RB rankings all through the week, so verify again for updates.

Week 17 Fantasy RB Rankings (Commonplace)

These rankings are for non-PPR leagues.

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

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