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Running Back Rankings Week 17

Running Back Rankings Week 17

Week 17 is pure madness
By: Pete Davidson : December 31, 2016 7:22pm

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Welcome to the Week 17 running back rankings. I’ve been grinding these all day and I’m posting them now so I can dig into the receivers. I will have a Sunday update to these rankings because I think more information is going to break as the game get closer.

Receivers coming up next and tight ends after that.

Good luck to all this week!

These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring.

Rank PLAYER Cost TEAM Matchup Status THE SKINNY
1 David Johnson 9800 Ari Ari@LA 04:25PM ET Should be elite as he chases 1K in receiving yards.
2 LeSean McCoy 8900 Buf Buf@NYJ 01:00PM ET Big ceiling but they could yank him at some point, so some risk.
3 Devonta Freeman 7000 Atl NO@Atl 04:25PM ET Playing for a week off, so he’s a great option.
4 Jordan Howard 6800 Chi Chi@Min 01:00PM ET He’s been great and he has one more good week in him though the matchup could prove tough.
5 LeGarrette Blount 5700 NE NE@Mia 01:00PM ET Big TD potential.
6 DeMarco Murray 6300 Ten Hou@Ten 01:00PM ET Had a near 4 to 1 snap edge on D Henry last week, which was similar to the three weeks prior, so he should get a good run this week. Henry should see a slight uptick, but they won’t take the ball out of Murray’s hands too much as he’s trying to cap off a great season.
7 Rob Kelley 4400 Was NYG@Was 04:25PM ET Knee / questionable Expected to play.
8 Jay Ajayi 5900 Mia NE@Mia 01:00PM ET Shoulder / questionable. He should play but double check his status at lineup lock. How much he plays is hard to peg. He’ll get pulled if the game turns into a blowout.
9 Frank Gore 4700 Ind Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET He’s running for history at this point as he is up with the all time elites. This could be his final game so expect a full workload and the usual Gore effort on every down.
10 Mark Ingram 5600 NO NO@Atl 04:25PM ET He has big game potential in this one.
11 Ty Montgomery 5700 GB GB@Det 08:30PM ET Still the leader in this backfield.
12 Bilal Powell 6500 NYJ Buf@NYJ 01:00PM ET Knee Love him if he plays, but check his status before locking him in.
13 Spencer Ware 5500 KC KC@SD 04:25PM ET Ribs / GTD He should play but be prepared because they are calling him a game time decision.
14 Jacquizz Rodgers 4900 TB Car@TB 01:00PM ET He is going to eat this week with Martin and Sims both out.
15 Alfred Blue 4300 Hou Hou@Ten 01:00PM ET Should start for Miller.
16 Rex Burkhead 3500 Cin Bal@Cin 01:00PM ET Hill could be out and will be limited if he goes. I see 20 touches for my guy Rex. Don’t be surprised if he goes off.
17 Darren Sproles 4000 Phi Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET Should lead the way as the last back standing in Philly.
18 Todd Gurley 5300 LA Ari@LA 04:25PM ET Should get all the work at least, but the matchup is tough.
19 Latavius Murray 5200 Oak Oak@Den 04:25PM ET Sharing work with two other backs, so there’s some risk, but I expect them to be run-heavy.
20 Thomas Rawls 5800 Sea Sea@SF 04:25PM ET Should play the lead role and the game flow is expected to work for him in a big way. That said, he’s been hurt a lot and they need him, so he’ll get pulled if and when a good lead is established.
21 Tevin Coleman 5100 Atl NO@Atl 04:25PM ET Should have a solid game and always has big game upside. He’s a good play this week with so much uncertainty.
22 DeAngelo Williams 5500 Pit Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET Expected to play a lot, but I’m not sure I trust this.
23 Jerick McKinnon 4000 Min Chi@Min 01:00PM ET 54 snaps last week and no AP this week. He has some legit upside here. Out-snapped Asiata 2-1.
24 Darren McFadden 4300 Dal Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET Should lead the team in carries this week.
25 Isaiah Crowell 4400 Cle Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET Needs to get off early or fall victim to bad game flow.
26 Zach Zenner 3200 Det GB@Det 08:30PM ET Could see a lot of action this week, but it’s the Lions so who knows. Riddick is out.
27 Chris Ivory 4100 Jax Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET Hamstring / limited Should start with Yeldon done.
28 Kenneth Dixon 4200 Bal Bal@Cin 01:00PM ET Seems to be pulling ahead by a bit in this RBBC, but still a timeshare.
29 Derrick Henry 4900 Ten Hou@Ten 01:00PM ET I’m thinking he gets 10+ carries.
30 Shaun Draughn 3200 SF Sea@SF 04:25PM ET Will start for Hyde and has upside but the matchup is a tough one. Like him better in PPR.
31 Mike Gillislee 4500 Buf Buf@NYJ 01:00PM ET Should get some love and gets goal line carries on most weeks.
32 Paul Perkins 3400 NYG NYG@Was 04:25PM ET
33 Kenyan Drake 3000 Mia NE@Mia 01:00PM ET Could get extra work with Ajayi banged up.
34 Rashad Jennings 4200 NYG NYG@Was 04:25PM ET
35 Alex Collins 4600 Sea Sea@SF 04:25PM ET Has upside if the game is a blowout.
36 Cameron Artis-Payne 3800 Car Car@TB 01:00PM ET Should lead the backfield in touches this week so he is viable.
37 Devontae Booker 3500 Den Oak@Den 04:25PM ET
38 Terrance West 4400 Bal Bal@Cin 01:00PM ET
39 Dwayne Washington 3400 Det GB@Det 08:30PM ET
40 Fitzgerald Toussaint 4300 Pit Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET Could get an extended run in this game.
41 Charcandrick West 4100 KC KC@SD 04:25PM ET Gets a big bump if Ware is out.
42 Dion Lewis 4000 NE NE@Mia 01:00PM ET I still see a threeway split and I doubt they expose Dion any more than they have so far.
43 Tim Hightower 4000 NO NO@Atl 04:25PM ET
44 James White 3800 NE NE@Mia 01:00PM ET
45 Ezekiel Elliott 7400 Dal Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET
46 Ronnie Hillman 3700 SD KC@SD 04:25PM ET
47 Jeremy Hill 4800 Cin Bal@Cin 01:00PM ET Knee / questionable I doubt he plays much if he is active, and he may not be.
48 Jalen Richard 3900 Oak Oak@Den 04:25PM ET
49 Damien Williams 3900 Mia NE@Mia 01:00PM ET
50 DuJuan Harris 3900 SF Sea@SF 04:25PM ET
51 Chris Thompson 3700 Was NYG@Was 04:25PM ET
52 Jonathan Stewart 5100 Car Car@TB 01:00PM ET Foot / questionable It’s over for them so I expect Stew to rest or play very little.
53 Matt Asiata 3100 Min Chi@Min 01:00PM ET
54 Justin Forsett 3800 Den Oak@Den 04:25PM ET
55 Christine Michael 3500 GB GB@Det 08:30PM ET
56 Duke Johnson Jr. 3500 Cle Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET Ankle / questionable
57 DeAndre Washington 3800 Oak Oak@Den 04:25PM ET
58 Peyton Barber 3000 TB Car@TB 01:00PM ET
59 Fozzy Whittaker 3000 Car Car@TB 01:00PM ET
60 Jeremy Langford 4000 Chi Chi@Min 01:00PM ET
61 Robert Turbin 3600 Ind Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET
62 Andre Ellington 3500 Ari Ari@LA 04:25PM ET
63 Akeem Hunt 3400 Hou Hou@Ten 01:00PM ET
64 Mike Davis 3300 SF Sea@SF 04:25PM ET
65 Bobby Rainey 3000 NYG NYG@Was 04:25PM ET
66 Brandon Bolden 3000 NE NE@Mia 01:00PM ET
67 Brandon Wilds 3000 NYJ Buf@NYJ 01:00PM ET Could be a factor if Powell sits.
68 Byron Marshall 3000 Phi Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET
69 Cedric Peerman 3000 Cin Bal@Cin 01:00PM ET
70 Lance Dunbar 3000 Dal Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET
71 Corey Grant 3000 Jax Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET Could be a factor if Ivory sits.
72 Knile Davis 3000 KC KC@SD 04:25PM ET
73 Alfred Morris 3800 Dal Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET
74 Daniel Lasco 3000 NO NO@Atl 04:25PM ET
75 Darius Jackson 3000 Cle Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET
76 Daryl Richardson 3000 Pit Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET
77 Denard Robinson 3000 Jax Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET
78 Derek Watt 3000 SD KC@SD 04:25PM ET
79 Travaris Cadet 3000 NO NO@Atl 04:25PM ET
80 Ka'Deem Carey 3000 Chi Chi@Min 01:00PM ET
81 Juwan Thompson 3000 Den Oak@Den 04:25PM ET
82 Jamize Olawale 3000 Oak Oak@Den 04:25PM ET
83 John Kuhn 3000 NO NO@Atl 04:25PM ET
84 Joique Bell 3000 Det GB@Det 08:30PM ET
85 Jonathan Grimes 3000 Hou Hou@Ten 01:00PM ET
86 Josh Ferguson 3000 Ind Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET
87 Kerwynn Williams 3000 Ari Ari@LA 04:25PM ET
88 Terron Ward 3000 Atl NO@Atl 04:25PM ET
89 D.J. Foster 3000 NE NE@Mia 01:00PM ET
90 Matt Jones 3400 Was NYG@Was 04:25PM ET
91 Kyle Juszczyk 3000 Bal Bal@Cin 01:00PM ET
92 Jonathan Williams 3000 Buf Buf@NYJ 01:00PM ET
93 Mack Brown 3000 Was NYG@Was 04:25PM ET
94 Malcolm Brown 3000 LA Ari@LA 04:25PM ET
95 Roosevelt Nix 3000 Pit Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET
96 Ryan Mathews 3900 Phi Dal@Phi 01:00PM ET IR
97 Charles Sims 4000 TB Car@TB 01:00PM ET IR
98 T.J. Yeldon 3600 Jax Jax@Ind 01:00PM ET IR
99 Adrian Peterson 4400 Min Chi@Min 01:00PM ET OUT
100 Carlos Hyde 5200 SF Sea@SF 04:25PM ET OUT / knee
101 Lamar Miller 5200 Hou Hou@Ten 01:00PM ET Ankle / OUT
102 Theo Riddick 5400 Det GB@Det 08:30PM ET IR
103 Kenneth Farrow 4200 SD KC@SD 04:25PM ET IR
104 James Starks 3000 GB GB@Det 08:30PM ET OUT
105 Matt Forte 5000 NYJ Buf@NYJ 01:00PM ET IR
106 Le'Veon Bell 10400 Pit Cle@Pit 01:00PM ET OUT Not expected to play.
107 Melvin Gordon 7700 SD KC@SD 04:25PM ET OUT SD is doing the right thing.
108 Doug Martin 4900 TB Car@TB 01:00PM ET OUT