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NFL Week 17 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) carries the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post rankings in PPR, non-PPR and 0.5-PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. IDP rankings are also folded into the mix, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions during the 2021 NFL season.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings are currently fifth out of 188 analysts for the 2021 season.

Here are my fantasy football rankings for Week 17 of the 2021 NFL season, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

Last Updated: 11:45 a.M. Sunday, January 2


  • GM: Good matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • BM: Bad matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • DNP: Did not participate in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • LP: Limited participation in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • D: Player is doubtful to play due to injury
  • Q: Player is questionable to play due to injury
  • FA: Free agent available in at least 80% of ESPN leagues
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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF ATL GM
2 Patrick Mahomes KC @CIN
3 Tom Brady TB @NYJ GM
4 Aaron Rodgers GB MIN
5 Jalen Hurts PHI @WAS
6 Justin Herbert LAC DEN
7 Dak Prescott DAL ARZ
8 Matthew Stafford LA @BLT
9 Kyler Murray ARZ @DAL
10 Joe Burrow CIN KC
11 Trey Lance SF HST GM
12 Tyler Huntley BLT LA
13 Taysom Hill NO CAR
14 Russell Wilson SEA DET GM
15 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @TEN
16 Ryan Tannehill TEN MIA
17 Carson Wentz IND LV
18 Derek Carr LV @IND BM
19 Mac Jones NE JAX GM, FA
20 Ben Roethlisberger PIT CLV BM, FA
21 Baker Mayfield CLV @PIT
22 Davis Mills HST @SF FA
23 Taylor Heinicke WAS PHI FA
24 Zach Wilson NYJ TB BM, FA
25 Andy Dalton CHI NYG FA
26 Drew Lock DEN @LAC FA
27 Matt Ryan ATL @BUF
28 Sam Darnold CAR @NO BM, FA
29 Trevor Lawrence JAX @NE
30 Tim Boyle DET @SEA FA
31 Sean Mannion MIN @GB FA
32 Mike Glennon NYG @CHI FA

Running Backs

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Austin Ekeler LAC DEN
2 Jonathan Taylor IND LV
3 Nick Chubb CLV @PIT
4 Alvin Kamara NO CAR
5 Dalvin Cook MIN @GB
6 Najee Harris PIT CLV
7 David Montgomery CHI NYG
8 Joe Mixon CIN KC
9 Sony Michel LA @BLT
10 Ronald Jones TB @NYJ GM
11 Aaron Jones GB MIN
12 Josh Jacobs LV @IND BM
13 Elijah Mitchell SF HST GM, Q
14 D'Andre Swift DET @SEA
15 Ezekiel Elliott DAL ARZ
16 Devin Singletary BUF ATL GM
17 Damien Harris NE JAX GM
18 Darrel Williams KC @CIN
19 Chase Edmonds ARZ @DAL
20 Javonte Williams DEN @LAC Q
21 Rashaad Penny SEA DET GM
22 Saquon Barkley NYG @CHI
23 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @BUF
24 Melvin Gordon III DEN @LAC Q
25 Michael Carter NYJ TB
26 Jaret Patterson WAS PHI FA
27 A.J. Dillon GB MIN
28 Rex Burkhead HST @SF BM
29 D'Onta Foreman TEN MIA
30 Boston Scott PHI @WAS BM
31 Dare Ogunbowale JAX @NE
32 Tony Pollard DAL ARZ
33 Jordan Howard PHI @WAS BM, FA
34 Devonta Freeman BLT LA BM
35 Rhamondre Stevenson NE JAX GM
36 Kareem Hunt CLV @PIT Q
37 James Conner ARZ @DAL Q
38 Jamaal Williams DET @SEA
39 Mike Davis ATL @BUF
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB @NYJ GM, FA
41 Devontae Booker NYG @CHI
42 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA @TEN FA
43 Justin Jackson LAC DEN
44 Chuba Hubbard CAR @NO BM
45 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF HST GM
46 Derrick Gore KC @CIN FA
47 DeeJay Dallas SEA DET GM, FA
48 Nyheim Hines IND LV
49 Latavius Murray BLT LA BM, FA
50 Dontrell Hilliard TEN MIA
51 Ameer Abdullah CAR @NO BM, FA
52 Myles Gaskin MIA @TEN
53 Brandon Bolden NE JAX GM, FA
54 Jonathan Williams WAS PHI FA
55 Jeremy McNichols TEN MIA FA
56 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @WAS BM, FA
57 Royce Freeman HST @SF BM, FA
58 Samaje Perine CIN KC FA
59 Zack Moss BUF ATL GM
60 Phillip Lindsay MIA @TEN FA


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