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Running back non-PPR rankings for Week 17 fantasy football

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

Running back Myles Gaskin #37 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown on a 59-yard pass play ahead of safety Dallin Leavitt #32 of the Las Vegas Raiders in the second half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 26-25. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Friday injury report

Miles Sanders is the biggest surprise inactive of the week. The Eagles don’t have anything left to play for, and it shows when looking at

Though Mike Davis and Christian McCaffrey are both officially listed as doubtful, chances are slim to none that either will suit up with nothing left to play for.

Though Gus Edwards and Mark Ingram were both listed as questionable on the injury report, J.K. Dobbins was left off following his chest injury in Week 16. He should be in for a big time performance against the Bengals.

The Chiefs have already ruled out RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Le’Veon Bell is listed as questionable heading into Week 17. They don’t have anything to play for having locked up the No. 1 seed, so it’s possible that we see a day of Darrel Williams and company.

Antonio Gibson missed yet another practice Friday, but there’s still a chance he’ll suit up Sunday. It’s a must-win game, so it’d be helpful to have him available even in a limited capacity, particularly with Alex Smith and Terry McLaurin also questionable.

Out: James Robinson (ankle), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle), Dalvin Cook (non-injury), Damien Harris (ankle), DeeJay Dallas (ankle), Miles Sanders (knee)
Doubtful: Mike Davis (ankle), Christian McCaffrey (thigh)
Questionable: Le’Veon Bell (knee), Carlos Hyde (illness), Chase Edmonds (hip), Cam Akers (ankle), Gus Edwards (back), Mark Ingram (illness), Duke Johnson (neck), Antonio Gibson (toe)


Wednesday injury report

DNP tags all around. Absences we can expect due to injury in Week 17include Cam Akers, James Robinson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Mike Davis and Christian McCaffrey.

With the Panthers limited backfield, Curtis Samuel could get some more work as a rusher, but next up on the depth chart are backs Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon.

Antonio Gibson didn’t practice, but it’s likely a day of rest for the RB who returned from a turf toe injury in Week 16.

Ronald Jones got in a limited practice, which is a good sign for his availability heading into Week 17.

DNP: Antonio Gibson (toe), Chase Edmonds (hip), Cam Akers (ankle), Mark Ingram (illness), James Robinson (ankle), Le’Veon Bell (knee), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle), Mike Davis (ankle), Christian McCaffrey (thigh), Carlos Hyde (illness)
Limited: Malcolm Brown (shoulder), Leonard Fournette (abdomen), Ronald Jones (finger), Jamaal Williams (quadricep), Chris Carson (foot)
Full: N/A


Though we have a good idea of the playoff picture, there are still plenty of question marks regarding seeding that could make this a confusing week for fantasy managers still looking to clinch a title in Week 17.

Here are the teams who have the most to play for in Week 17: Cowboys, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Ravens, Cardinals, Rams, Colts, Titans, Bears, Buccaneers, Saints, Seahawks, Packers and Washington.

Fantasy managers will need to keep an eye on the status of team starters heading into Week 17. We’ve received word that the Chiefs and Steelers will likely be resting their starting QBs, so keep an eye on Le’Veon Bell and James Conner as well.

Injury news

Rams RB Darrel Henderson left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury and will be placed on the injured reserve list. Teammate Cam Akers is also dealing with an ankle sprain, though his Week 17 status remains uncertain. Malcolm Brown is the next man up.

Ronald Jones has missed Weeks 15 and 16 with a finger injury and then spent time on the COVID-19 list. He should be ready to make a return in the season finale, sending Leonard Fournette back to irrelevance.

James Robinson continues to manage an ankle sprain, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

Streaming options

Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins

If Gaskin’s position as the Dolphins lead back was in question, he answered those questions in Week 16. Miami snagged a win to keep them in the playoff hunt, and Gaskin played a major part in that with 169 total yards and two touchdowns on 19 touches. The Dolphins are still in the race to secure a playoff spot while facing a Buffalo team that could look to rest some of its starters to close out the season. This should keep the score on the lower side and provide plenty of opportunity to run the ball.

Wayne Gallman, New York Giants

Gallman has seen a slight dip in carry count over the last two games, but a plus-matchup against the Cowboys. This defensive front has allowed three 100-rushing yard games and seven scores to RBs since the team’s bye in Week 10. If the Giants defense can slow down a revitalized Cowboys offense, they may have more time to establish the run. Gallman has only eclipsed 100 rushing yards once since assuming the role of starter, but he’s undoubtedly the first in line for goal line work.

Running back non-PPR rankings Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
11 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
12 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
13 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
14 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
15 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
16 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
17 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
18 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
19 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
26 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
27 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
28 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
29 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
31 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
32 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
33 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
34 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
36 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
39 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
44 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
45 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
46 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
48 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
49 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
50 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
53 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
56 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
57 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
58 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
59 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
62 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
63 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
64 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
65 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
66 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
69 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
72 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
73 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
74 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
75 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
76 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
77 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
79 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
80 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
81 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
82 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
83 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
84 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
85 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
86 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
87 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
88 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
89 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
94 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
97 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
98 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
99 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN