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RB Rankings Week 17

Welcome to the Week 17 Running Back Rankings.

We have a few live ball situations that you need to stay on top of.  The Kamara situation (positive Covid test) is huge in so many ways, but for this article, we’re looking at DFS and Week 17 seasonal fantasy value.  As I type this, Kamara looks very unlikely to go this week.

The other big situation is in the Rams’ backfield.  They are now saying Cam Akers is a game-time-decision.  That’s tough as they are a late game.  If Akers plays, he’s a risky RB2 play with a lot of upside.  If he sits, Malcolm Brown owns the backfield.

We also have to get a handle on Gus Edward’s situation as he’s popped up in the injury report with a sore back.  JK Dobbins’ value take a leap if Gus cannot go. 

Some running backs I am considering this week.

  • Derrick Henry ($9,400) at Texans
  • Jonathan Taylor ($7,400) vs. Jaguars
  • David Montgomery ($7,700) vs. Packers
  • Nick Chubb ($7,600) vs. Steelers
  • Jeff Wilson ($6K) vs. Seahawks
  • Latavius Murray ($5,600) at Panthers
  • JK Dobbins ($6,700) at Bengals
  • Ty Johnson ($4,300) at Patriots

I’ll get into all of these plays when I do the DFS pod.

Up next, the receivers.