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NFL Week 18 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) celebrates his touchdown carry in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-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 finished 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: 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9


  • 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 NYJ GM
2 Patrick Mahomes KC @DEN
3 Justin Herbert LAC @LV
4 Kyler Murray ARZ SEA
5 Tom Brady TB CAR
6 Matthew Stafford LA SF
7 Taysom Hill NO @ATL
8 Kirk Cousins MIN CHI
9 Russell Wilson SEA @ARZ
10 Ryan Tannehill TEN @HST GM
11 Derek Carr LV LAC
12 Tyler Huntley BLT PIT
13 Carson Wentz IND @JAX GM
14 Dak Prescott DAL @PHI
15 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @BLT
16 Mac Jones NE @MIA
17 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @LA Q, FA
18 Tua Tagovailoa MIA NE
19 Gardner Minshew PHI DAL BM, FA
20 Jared Goff DET GB BM, FA
21 Andy Dalton CHI @MIN FA
22 Case Keenum CLV CIN FA
23 Taylor Heinicke WAS @NYG FA
24 Davis Mills HST TEN FA
25 Brandon Allen CIN @CLV BM, FA
26 Matt Ryan ATL NO BM
27 Trevor Lawrence JAX IND
28 Jordan Love GB @DET GM, FA
29 Sam Darnold CAR @TB BM, FA
30 Drew Lock DEN KC FA
31 Zach Wilson NYJ @BUF FA
32 Jake Fromm NYG WAS FA

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