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2021 Fantasy Football Week 17 PPR Rankings

We have reached the final week of the fantasy football season; it’s time to bring home the final prize and win the championship! Every decision you make could be the difference between winning it all and coming away empty-handed. The best resource to make those tough sit/start decisions? Well, I am glad you asked; my Week 17 PPR Rankings! Every week, I’ll be providing you with my personal rankings for every position, excluding defense and kicker, who will be ranked later in the week. Who’s positioned to do some damage this week? Who might not be the ideal player to start this week? We’ll answer all of that in the paragraphs ahead.

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Week 17 Positional Notes


  • Make sure to monitor Lamar Jackson’s ankle injury this week. You’re starting him if he plays, but if he cannot play, you’ll want to have a backup plan, similar to what you did last week.
  • In terms of backup plans, Trey Lance gets the start this week if Jimmy Garoppolo misses time with a thumb inury, while Justin Fields, Taysom Hill, and Tyler Huntley (if Jackson doesn’t play) should all be back in action. All of these quarterbacks present top-ten upside with their rushing production.
  • Joe Burrow was awesome last week with 525 passing yards, but can we count on the Bengals to continue to be a pass-heavy offense? Their top-two games in terms of early-down passing have come against the Ravens, so we’ll need to see continued commitment against the Chiefs this week. Unfortunately, I’m a bit skeptical, keeping him outside the top-ten in my Week 17 PPR Rankings.

Running Back

  • Facing a Jets defense allowing the most rush attempts and fantasy points to running backs, Ronald Jones is a fringe top-five running back in my Week 17 PPR Rankings.
  • Assuming Elijah Mitchell returns, he’ll be a potential league winner this week against the Texans, who are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs. It’ll likely be a very run-heavy game script with Trey Lance under center, though there is always the concern of Lance or Deebo Samuel taking away red-zone carries.
  • With Clyde-Edwards Helaire out for Week 17 with a collarbone injury, fire up Darrel Williams as a high-end RB2. The Bengals have some warts against running backs as is, and Williams was receiving 20 touches when Edwards-Helaire was out previously.
  • Devin Singletary (Falcons) and Rashaad Penny (Lions) each have cemented themselves as the clear lead back on their respective offenses, and with money matchups this week, are inside the top-20 of my Week 17 PPR Rankings.
  • Jordan Howard and Boston Scott will presumably split touches with Miles Sanders out for this week with a hand injury.

Wide Receivers

  • With target shares of 50% or higher last week, Antonio Brown and AJ Brown are top-ten wide receivers in my Week 17 PPR Rankings.
  • We finally saw Deebo Samuel get back to his usual role with ten targets or more usage as a typical wide receiver. Transitioning to Trey Lance adds some extra risk, but it’s hard to not view him as a WR1 this week.
  • With Carson Wentz going on the COVID-19 list, I’d recommend sitting Michael Pittman Jr., who already can be volatile on a week-to-week basis in a run-heavy offense.
  • After playing 88% of the snaps and demonstrating his prowess as a receiver with 11 receptions on 12 targets for 125 receiving yards, it’s hard to not view Isaiah McKenzie as a low-end WR2 at the very least. That is, however, only the case if Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis remain on the COVID-19 list.

Tight End

  • Facing a struggling defense allowing the fifth-most points to tight ends and still seeing excellent utilization, Tyler Higbee is a tight end I would look to start this week.
  • Gerald Everett and Noah Fant each saw near full-time roles last week and have strong matchups this week.
  • Mo Allie-Cox will be filling in for the injured Jack Doyle as the sole tight end in this offense. Having no Carson Wentz hurts, but the Raiders are allowing the fourth-most points to tight ends and few waiver-wire tight ends will see the utilization Allie-Cox may see.

Week 17 PPR Rankings

More of our Week 17 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | PPR |

Rnk Player Team Opponent
1 Josh Allen BUF ATL
2 Kyler Murray ARI DAL
3 Jalen Hurts PHI WSH
4 Tom Brady TB NYJ
5 Patrick Mahomes KC CIN
6 Aaron Rodgers GB MIN
7 Lamar Jackson BAL LAR
8 Justin Herbert LAC DEN
9 Matthew Stafford LAR BAL
10 Dak Prescott DAL ARI
11 Trey Lance SF HOU
12 Joe Burrow CIN KC
13 Justin Fields CHI NYG
14 Taysom Hill NO CAR
15 Russell Wilson SEA DET
16 Tua Tagovailoa MIA TEN
17 Ryan Tannehill TEN MIA
18 Kirk Cousins MIN GB
19 Taylor Heinicke WSH PHI
20 Derek Carr LV IND
21 Davis Mills HOU SF
22 Mac Jones NE JAX
23 Baker Mayfield CLE PIT
24 Ben Roethlisberger PIT CLE
25 Zach Wilson NYJ TB
26 Jared Goff DET SEA
27 Sam Ehlinger IND LV
28 Sam Darnold CAR NO
29 Matt Ryan ATL BUF
30 Trevor Lawrence JAX NE
31 Drew Lock DEN LAC
32 Mike Glennon NYG CHI

Rnk Player Team Opponent
1 Jonathan Taylor IND LV
2 Austin Ekeler LAC DEN
3 Dalvin Cook MIN GB
4 Alvin Kamara NO CAR
5 Ronald Jones TB NYJ
6 Najee Harris PIT CLE
7 Elijah Mitchell SF HOU
8 Nick Chubb CLE PIT
9 David Montgomery CHI NYG
10 Joe Mixon CIN KC
11 Sony Michel LAR BAL
12 Ezekiel Elliott DAL ARI
13 Antonio Gibson WSH PHI
14 Devin Singletary BUF ATL
15 Josh Jacobs LV IND
16 Darrel Williams KC CIN
17 Rashaad Penny SEA DET
18 Aaron Jones GB MIN
19 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL BUF
20 James Conner ARI DAL
21 Javonte Williams DEN LAC
22 Melvin Gordon III DEN LAC
23 Michael Carter NYJ TB
24 Saquon Barkley NYG CHI
25 Damien Harris NE JAX
26 Kareem Hunt CLE PIT
27 Dare Ogunbowale JAX NE
28 Jordan Howard PHI WSH
29 Boston Scott PHI WSH
30 Tony Pollard DAL ARI
31 A.J. Dillon GB MIN
32 Rex Burkhead HOU SF
33 Chase Edmonds ARI DAL
34 Rhamodre Stevenson NE JAX
35 Jamaal Williams DET SEA
36 DeVonta Freeman BAL LAR
37 Creig Reynolds DET SEA
38 D'Onta Foreman TEN MIA
39 Duke Johnson Jr MIA TEN
40 Ameer Abdullah CAR NO
41 DeeJay Dallas SEA DET
42 Myles Gaskin MIA TEN
43 Chuba Hubbard CAR NO
44 Mark Ingram II NO CAR
45 Latavius Murray BAL LAR
46 Dontrell Hilliard TEN MIA
47 Tevin Coleman NYJ TB
48 Mike Davis ATL BUF
49 Kene Nwangwu MIN GB
50 Samaje Perine CIN KC

Rnk Player Team Opponent
1 Cooper Kupp LAR BAL
2 Davante Adams GB MIN
3 Justin Jefferson MIN GB
4 Tyreek Hill KC CIN
5 Stefon Diggs BUF ATL
6 Antonio Brown TB NYJ
7 Diontae Johnson PIT CLE
8 A.J. Brown TEN MIA
9 Deebo Samuel SF HOU
10 Keenan Allen LAC DEN
11 CeeDee Lamb DAL ARI
12 Ja'Marr Chase CIN KC
13 Tee Higgins CIN KC
14 Tyler Lockett SEA DET
15 Jaylen Waddle MIA TEN
16 D.K. Metcalf SEA DET
17 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET SEA
18 Amari Cooper DAL ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU SF
20 Hunter Renfrow LV IND
21 D.J. Moore CAR NO
22 Marquise Brown BAL LAR
23 Christian Kirk ARI DAL
24 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR BAL
25 Terry McLaurin WSH PHI
26 Russell Gage ATL BUF
27 Gabriel Davis BUF ATL
28 Van Jefferson LAR BAL
29 Devonta Smith PHI WSH
30 Jarvis Landry CLE PIT
31 Michael Pittman Jr. IND LV
32 A.J. Green ARI DAL
33 Michael Gallup DAL ARI
34 Brandon Aiyuk SF HOU
35 Darnell Mooney CHI NYG
36 Josh Palmer LAC DEN
37 Cole Beasley BUF ATL
38 Robby Anderson CAR NO
39 Chase Claypool PIT CLE
40 KJ Osbron MIN GB
41 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB MIN
42 Tyler Boyd CIN KC
43 KaDarius Toney NYG CHI
44 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE PIT
45 Jakobi Meyers NE JAX
46 Devante Parker MIA TEN
47 Emmanuel Sanders BUF ATL
48 Jamison Crowder NYJ TB
49 Marvin Jones Jr. JAX NE
50 Josh Reynolds DET SEA
51 Kenny Golladay NYG CHI
52 Rashod Bateman BAL LAR
53 Jerry Jeudy DEN LAC
54 Laquon Treadwell JAX NE
55 Julio Jones TEN MIA
56 Allen Lazard GB MIN
57 Zay Jones LV IND
58 Allen Robinson II CHI NYG
59 Tyler Johnson TB NYJ
60 Kendrick Bourne NE JAX
61 Courtland Sutton DEN LAC
62 Tim Patrick DEN LAC
63 Jalen Guyton LAC DEN
64 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX NE
65 Isaiah McKenzie BUF ATL
66 Marquez Callaway NO CAR
67 Nico Collins HOU SF
68 Quez Watkins PHI WSH
69 Nelson Agholor NE JAX
70 T.Y. Hilton IND LV
71 Byron Pringle KC CIN
72 Tre'Quan Smith NO CAR
73 Jauan Jennings SF HOU
74 Scotty Miller TB NYJ
75 Zach Pascal IND LV

Rnk Player Team Opponent
1 Travis Kelce KC CIN
2 Mark Andrews BAL LAR
3 George Kittle SF HOU
4 Rob Gronkowski TB NYJ
5 Zach Ertz ARI DAL
6 Dawson Knox BUF ATL
7 Kyle Pitts ATL BUF
8 Mike Gesicki MIA TEN
9 Dallas Goedert PHI WSH
10 Dalton Schultz DAL ARI
11 Pat Freiermuth PIT CLE
12 Tyler Higbee LAR BAL
13 Hunter Henry NE JAX
14 Foster Moreau LV IND
15 Gerald Everett SEA DET
16 Tyler Conklin MIN GB
17 Cole Kmet CHI NYG
18 CJ Uzomah CIN KC
19 Noah Fant DEN LAC
20 Mo Alie-Cox IND LV
21 Evan Engram NYG CHI
22 Jared Cook LAC DEN
23 Austin Hooper CLE PIT
24 David Njoku CLE PIT
25 Ricky Seals-Jones WSH PHI
26 Cameron Brate TB NYJ
27 James O'Shaughnessy JAX NE
28 John Bates WSH PHI
29 Josiah Deguara GB MIN

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