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Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings by Position for Standard Scoring Leagues

Jason Schandl
Patrick Mahomes throws a pass against the Bears in Week 16.
Patrick Mahomes throws a pass against the Bears in Week 16. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images
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Week 17 tends to be a wild one for fantasy football purposes. Not every team has a meaningful game this week, and for some playoff-bound squads (like the Baltimore Ravens) there's a real risk that starters get rested. News of players sitting out will cause big shifts in the rankings throughout the week, so be sure to check back often for our most up-to-date ranks.

With that in mind, let's look at where we can find the best producers for the week ahead with our Week 17 fantasy football rankings for standard scoring leagues. You can also find our Week 17 PPR rankings here.

Week 17 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (vs LAC)
2. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs ATL)
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (at TB)
4. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (vs TEN)
5. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (at CAR)
7. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (vs SF)
8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (at DET)
9. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (at HOU)
10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
11. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
12. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (at NYG)

Week 17 Fantasy Football Standard Running Back Rankings

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (vs NO)
2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (vs PHI)
3. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (at CIN)
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
5. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (at DET)
6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs IND)
7. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (at LAR)
8. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (at CAR)
9. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (at HOU)
10. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (vs CLE)
11. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams (vs ARI)
12. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers (at KC)
13. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (at NYG)
14. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
15. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos (vs OAK)
16. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (vs PIT)
17. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons (at TB)
18. Sony Michel, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
19. Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets (at BUF)
20. DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders (at DEN)
21. Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers (at SEA)
22. Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs (vs LAC)
23. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
24. Justice Hill, Baltimore Ravens (vs PIT)
25. James White, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
26. Travis Homer, Seattle Seahawks (vs SF)
27. Mike Boone, Minnesota Vikings (vs CHI)
28. Ronald Jones Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs ATL)
29. Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers (at BAL)
30. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (at KC)
31. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions (vs GB)
32. Patrick Laird, Miami Dolphins (at NE)
33. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears (at MIN)
34. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (at DAL)
35. Carlos Hyde, Houston Texans (vs TEN)
36. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints (at CAR)

Week 17 Fantasy Football Standard Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (at CAR)
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (at TB)
3. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (vs TEN)
4. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
5. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (at DET)
6. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (vs OAK)
7. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (at KC)
8. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
9. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (vs LAC)
10. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (at HOU)
11. Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs ATL)
12. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (vs CLE)
13. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (at MIN)
14. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams (vs ARI)
15. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns (at CIN)
16. Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins (at DAL)
17. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (vs CHI)
18. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (vs GB)
19. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (vs SF)
20. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns (at CIN)
21. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (vs ARI)
22. DJ Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs IND)
23. Justin Watson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs ATL)
24. John Brown, Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
25. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
26. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (at KC)
27. Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons (at TB)
28. Emmanuel Sanders, San Francisco 49ers (at SEA)
29. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (at NE)
30. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (vs PHI)
31. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (vs CHI)
32. Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers (vs NO)
33. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
34. James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers (at BAL)
35. Golden Tate, New York Giants (vs PHI)
36. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (vs SF)

Week 17 Fantasy Football Standard Tight End Rankings

1. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (at TB)
2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (at SEA)
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (at NYG)
4. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (vs LAC)
5. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (vs ARI)
6. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers (at KC)
7. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders (at DEN)
8. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints (at CAR)
9. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (at NYG)
10. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs ATL)
11. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (vs PIT)
12. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (vs NO)

Week 17 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

1. Matt Gay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs ATL)
2. Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints (at CAR)
3. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs (vs LAC)
4. Nick Folk, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
5. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers (at DET)
6. Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
7. Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons (at TB)
8. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens (vs PIT)
9. Dan Bailey, Minnesota Vikings (vs CHI)
10. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles (at NYG)
11. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers (at KC)
12. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams (vs ARI)

Week 17 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

1. New England Patriots (vs MIA)
2. Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
3. Minnesota Vikings (vs CHI)
4. Green Bay Packers (at DET)
5. New Orleans Saints (at CAR)
6. Kansas City Chiefs (vs LAC)
7. Los Angeles Rams (vs ARI)
8. Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
9. San Francisco 49ers (at SEA)
10. Philadelphia Eagles (at NYG)
11. Baltimore Ravens (vs PIT)
12. Tennessee Titans (at HOU)


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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