Week 17 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections: Alvin Kamara To Build On Last Week’s Performance

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If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 17, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 17 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week 17.

Week 17 Quarterback Rankings

Week 17 RankingPlayerWeek 17 OpponentWeek 17 Projection
1Patrick MahomesLAC25.1
2Aaron Rodgers@DET24.3
3Drew Brees@CAR23.1
4Jameis WinstonATL23.0
5Russell WilsonSF22.6
6Deshaun WatsonTEN22.1
7Jared GoffARI22.0
8Matt Ryan@TB21.7
9Ryan Tannehill@HOU21.5
10Dak PrescottWAS21.3
11Josh AllenNYJ20.4
12Jimmy Garoppolo@SEA20.2
13Carson Wentz@NYG20.0
14Daniel JonesPHI19.7
15Jacoby Brissett@JAX19.5
16Tom BradyMIA18.4
17Kirk CousinsCHI18.3
18Philip Rivers@KC18.1
19Kyler Murray*@LAR17.8
20Baker Mayfield@CIN17.6
21Mitchell Trubisky@MIN16.9
22Derek Carr@DEN16.8
23Andy DaltonCLE16.5
24Case Keenum@DAL16.1
25Sam Darnold@BUF15.7
26Drew LockOAK15.4
27Robert GriffinPIT15.2
28Ryan Fitzpatrick@NE15.1
29Gardner MinshewIND14.8

Lamar Jackson is out this week due to the Ravens wrapping things up in the AFC. Most of the games this week don’t have names resting, which helps out a bit, but a lot of teams are out of the playoff picture. We will still look at matchups that present a strong fantasy production, and focus less on the if they are going to play their hardest noise. Jared Goff and the Rams are one of them. They were eliminated from the playoff picture last week, and this week they get Arizona, who have allowed 26.1 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. The potential is there for Goff to go off again, as he did against Arizona a few weeks ago. Green Bay is on the road against Detroit, who are allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Aaron Rodgers upside is there in a game Green Bay needs to still win. Jameis Winston and Matt Ryan square off against each other this week, who are allowing the 7th and 8th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Sam Darnold have put up stronger second halves in terms of fantasy points, but run into the Bills and Patriots this week. Philip Rivers, Derek Carr, and Kyler Murray have some tougher matchups.

Week 17 Running Backs Rankings

Week 17 RankingPlayerWeek 17 OpponentWeek 17 Projection
1Christian McCaffreyNO26.5
2Alvin Kamara@CAR23.1
3Ezekiel ElliottWAS21.8
4Derrick Henry*HOU20.6
5Saquon BarkleyPHI20.2
6Aaron Jones@DET19.5
7Nick Chubb@CIN19.1
8Todd GurleyARI18.6
9Joe MixonCLE18.1
10Leonard FournetteIND17.4
11Kenyan Drake@LAR16.9
12Marlon Mack@JAX16.5
13Miles Sanders@NYG16.3
14Austin Ekeler@KC16.2
15Le’Veon Bell@BUF15.7
16Mike BooneCHI15.1
17Devin SingletaryNYJ14.8
18Devonta Freeman@TB14.6
19Raheem Mostert@SEA14.5
20Phillip LindsayOAK14.3
21Melvin Gordon@KC13.9
22DeAndre Washington@DEN13.5
23Gus EdwardsPIT13.3
24Sony MichelMIA12.9
25Jordan Howard@NYG12.6
26Carlos HydeTEN12.4
27Ronald Jones IIATL12.1
28James WhiteMIA11.7
29Adrian Peterson@DAL11.4
30David Montgomery@MIN11.1
31Kareem Hunt@CIN10.5
32Justice HillPIT9.6
33Tarik Cohen@MIN9.1
34Damien WilliamsLAC8.8
35Bo ScarbroughGB8.5
36Benny Snell Jr.@BAL8.2
37Jamaal Williams@DET7.8
38Dion Lewis*@HOU7.5
39Royce FreemanOAK7.2
40Duke JohnsonTEN4.7

Injuries have derailed the position a bit with the Josh Jacobs limbo still happening, but now Chris Carson is done for the year. The top backs are still in prime positions for Week 17. Alvin Kamara finally found the end zone and had a monster week against the Titans. He will get the Panthers this week, who rank dead last against the run, and are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Ezekiel Elliott is in a spot to really crush this week, as Washington have allowed the 4th most fantasy points per game to running backs. Derrick Henry is the big question mark this week. His hamstring kept him out last week, and we do think he will play this week but do keep an eye out this week for practice reports. Houston has allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game, and overall are not a strong rush defense. Joe Mixon should be over his stomach bug from last week and both him and Nick Chubb are in decent matchups against each other. Cleveland and Cincinnati have allowed the 6th and 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

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Week 17 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 17 RankingPlayerWeek 17 OpponentWeek 17 Projection
1Michael Thomas@CAR24.3
2Davante Adams@DET20.9
3Julio Jones@TB20.4
4DeAndre HopkinsTEN19.6
5Tyreek HillLAC18.6
6Robert WoodsARI18.2
7Amari CooperWAS18.0
8Breshad PerrimanATL17.8
9Julian EdelmanMIA17.5
10Courtland SuttonOAK17.3
11Keenan Allen@KC17.1
12Tyler BoydCLE17.1
13Kenny GolladayGB16.8
14Tyler LockettSF16.7
15AJ Brown@HOU16.6
16John BrownNYJ16.5
17Allen Robinson@MIN16.4
18Michael GallupWAS16.3
19Jarvis Landry@CIN16.1
20Stefon DiggsCHI15.9
21Cooper KuppARI15.8
22DeVante Parker@NE15.6
23Adam ThielenCHI15.4
24Odell Beckham@CIN15.3
25Emmanuel Sanders@SEA15.1
26Mike Williams@KC14.8
27John RossCLE14.6
28Anthony Miller@MIN14.4
29DK MetcalfSF14.3
30Sterling ShepardPHI14.2
31Deebo Samuel@SEA14.1
32T.Y. Hilton@JAX13.8
33Cole BeasleyNYJ13.6
34Golden TatePHI13.4
35Terry McLaurin@DAL13.3
36Justin WatsonATL13.1
37Curtis SamuelNO12.9
38DJ CharkIND12.7
39Greg Ward@NYG12.6
40Chris ConleyIND12.4
41Tyrell Williams@DEN12.1
42Diontae Johnson@BAL11.6
43Robby Anderson@BUF11.3
44Larry Fitzgerald@LAR10.7
45Darius SlaytonPHI10.4
46Brandin CooksARI9.6
47JuJu Smith-Schuster@BAL9.3
48Steven Sims@DAL9.1
49Hunter Renfrow@DEN8.9
50Sammy WatkinsLAC8.7
51Jamison Crowder@BUF8.6
52Christian Kirk@LAR8.2
53James Washington@BAL8.1
54Danny AmendolaGB7.9

There are a few secondaries to target heavily in Week 17. Tampa Bay is of course one of them allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. Julio Jones and Austin Hooper are the two big bumps here, but Russell Gage also in a decent spot for deeper leagues. The Eagles and Giants squaring off put two secondaries that have struggled mostly this season. The Giants and Eagles are allowing the 3rd and 4th most fantasy points per game this season to wideouts. Davante Adams is in a great spot to end the year, with Detroit allowing the 6th most fantasy points. Buffalo’s wideouts are in a great spot against the Jets bottom ten ranked pass defense, and are allowing the 8th most fantasy points per game to wideouts this season.

Week 17 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 17 RankingPlayerWeek 17 OpponentWeek 17 Projection
1George Kittle@SEA18.1
2Tyler HigbeeARI17.4
3Austin Hooper@TB16.7
4Travis KelceLAC16.5
5Jared Cook@CAR15.1
6Hunter Henry@KC15.0
7Dallas Goedert@NYG14.8
8Zach Ertz*@NYG13.6
9Darren Waller@DEN12.7
10Jack Doyle@JAX11.7
11OJ HowardATL10.9
12Noah FantOAK10.5
13Jacob HollisterSF10.4
14Jonnu Smith@HOU10.3
15Jason WittenWAS10.1
16Cameron BrateATL9.7
17Greg OlsenNO8.1
18Mike Gesicki@NE7.7
19Vance McDonald@BAL7.3
20Kyle RudolphCHI6.7

Tyler Higbee continued to roll despite Gerald Everett returning from injury, and Higbee should continue to see solid snaps and targets. He also gets Arizona this week, who have allowed the most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. George Kittle is also in a prime spot with Seattle allowing the 5th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season. I love Austin Hooper to go out with a bang in Week 17. He gets Tampa Bay who have allowed the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses. Zach Ertz is going to be the injury to watch given the rib injury he suffered in the win against the Cowboys. Dallas Goedert is going to be the name that gains a bump, although he has been producing

Week 17 Kicker Rankings

Week 17 RankingPlayerWeek 17 OpponentWeek 17 Projection
1Greg ZuerleinARI12.3
2Wil Lutz@CAR12.1
3Harrison ButkerLAC11.8
4Matt GayATL11.5
5Younghoe Koo@TB11.3
6Kai’mi FairbairnTEN11.1
7Josh LamboIND10.6
8Robbie GouldSEA10.3
9Jake Elliott@NYG10.1
10Justin TuckerPIT10.1
11Austin Seibert@CIN9.8
12Zane Gonzalez@LAR9.6
13Joey SlyeNO9.4
14Mason Crosby@DET9.2
15Matt PraterGB9.1
16Daniel Carlson@DEN8.8
17Dan BaileyCHI8.6
18Sam Ficken@BUF8.4
19Chris Boswell@BAL8.2
20Steve HauschkaNYJ7.9

Teams allowing the most field goal attempts this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, and Baltimore. Detroit, Arizona, Houston, and Philadelphia are a few other teams worth targeting with kickers, as they give up a lot of volume. Teams that give up the least amount of volume are New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Minnesota. Volume is ultimately what you want each week. Finding kickers on offenses that move the ball is always a plus for fantasy points at the position. Efficiency would come next. If you are in need of a waiver wire pickup, Robbie Gould is out there in 50% of leagues. Zane Gonzalez was dropped, but is in a bounce back spot. Austin Seibert is 28% owned as well.

Week 17 Defense Rankings

Week 17 RankingTeamWeek 17 OpponentWeek 17 Projection

New England and Buffalo both take on the other divisional teams in the AFC East, which bodes well for their fantasy upside to end the season. They come out on top of projections, but the Saints are not far behind against Carolina, who are allowing a ton of fantasy points to opposing defenses over the last five weeks. Baltimore’s resting of players will linger into the defensive side which hurts a bit, however the Steelers offense continues to struggle. The Chiefs, Packers, Cowboys, and Vikings all have bug upside in games that still mean something to them. All face bottom tier offenses or turnover offenses. Atlanta is one that could really thrive this week, where the Bucs and Winston can provide a ton of turnover potential and touchdown potential for the defense.

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