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Top 50 running back standard rankings for Week 17 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best running backs going in Week 17 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey runs to the outside against the Indianapolis Colts in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 is here and so are you, which means you need some fantasy help. The Ravens, Bills, Vikings and Texans don’t have much to play for and want to stay healthy for the playoffs. Avoiding all of their players is probably the best possible choice. Stack your teams with players you know have something to play for besides not getting hurt.

Injury/Status Report

Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise are out. The Seahawks have signed Robert Turbin and might sign Marshawn Lynch. Travis Homer was the last man standing last week.

Jordan Howard should return this week in a must-win game for the Eagles. He will cut into Miles Sanders work some.

Derrick Henry is expected to play against the Texans in a must-win game for the Titans.

Josh Jacobs has a chance to play this week against the Broncos. If he does, DeAndre Washington will return to backup status.

Mark Ingram is out for Week 17 but so are most of the starters due to the Ravens having nothing to play for.

We are currently tracking which teams are going to rest starters on Sunday. We also have a rundown of which teams have what motivations for the season finale. As you’re making traditional and daily fantasy roster decisions, teams with nothing to play for are a little trickier to decipher.

Standard Running Backs Rankings, Week 17

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs NO
2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs WAS
3 Derrick Henry TEN @ HOU
4 Alvin Kamara NO @ CAR
5 Saquon Barkley NYG vs PHI
6 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
7 Nick Chubb CLE @ CIN
8 Marlon Mack IND @ JAC
9 Leonard Fournette JAC vs IND
10 Todd Gurley LAR vs ARI
11 Joe Mixon CIN vs CLE
12 Melvin Gordon LAC @ KC
13 Phillip Lindsay DEN vs OAK
14 Austin Ekeler LAC @ KC
15 Miles Sanders PHI @ NYG
16 Kenyan Drake ARI @ LAR
17 Damien Williams KC vs LAC
18 Raheem Mostert SF @ SEA
19 DeAndre Washington OAK @ DEN
20 Sony Michel NE vs MIA
21 Adrian Peterson WAS @ DAL
22 Le'Veon Bell NYJ @ BUF
23 James Conner PIT @ BAL
24 Devonta Freeman ATL @ TB
25 Ronald Jones II TB vs ATL
26 Boston Scott PHI @ NYG
27 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
28 Kareem Hunt CLE @ CIN
29 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
30 Latavius Murray NO @ CAR
31 Jordan Howard PHI @ NYG
32 James White NE vs MIA
33 Royce Freeman DEN vs OAK
34 Tarik Cohen CHI @ MIN
35 Peyton Barber TB vs ATL
36 Jamaal Williams GB @ DET
37 Patrick Laird MIA @ NE
38 Bo Scarbrough DET vs GB
39 Travis Homer SEA vs SF
40 Tevin Coleman SF @ SEA
41 Justice Hill BAL vs PIT
42 Rex Burkhead NE vs MIA
43 Darwin Thompson KC vs LAC
44 Jalen Richard OAK @ DEN
45 Gus Edwards BAL vs PIT
46 Dion Lewis TEN @ HOU
47 Kerrith Whyte PIT @ BAL
48 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
49 David Johnson ARI @ LAR