Fantasy football rankings for Week 17: Playing for all the marbles

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This is it. Fantasy football championship week is finally here.

This season, perhaps more than any other, has been one centered around a "survival of the fittest" mentality. And as such, many fantasy managers may be starting players this week they would never have believed could help them win a title.

Fantasy football rankings for Week 17 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing TDs and one point for receptions.

Rankings are compiled by FantasySharks.com.

(*- Be sure to check injury/status before kickoff)

Two weeks ago, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 296 yards and one TD, and ran for two more scores in a victory over this Sunday's opponent, the Washington Football Team.
Two weeks ago, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 296 yards and one TD, and ran for two more scores in a victory over this Sunday's opponent, the Washington Football Team.

QUARTERBACKS

1 Josh Allen Buf. vs. Atl.

2 Tom Brady T.B. at N.Y.-J

3 Aaron Rodgers G.B. vs. Min.

4 Patrick Mahomes K.C. at Cin.

5 Justin Herbert L.A.-C vs. Den.

6 Jalen Hurts Phi. at Was.

7 Matthew Stafford L.A.-R at Bal.

8 *Lamar Jackson Bal. vs. L.A.-R

9 Kyler Murray Ari. at Dal.

10 Sean Mannion Min. at G.B.

11 Joe Burrow Cin. vs. K.C.

12 Russell Wilson Sea. vs. Det.

13 Dak Prescott Dal. vs. Ari.

14 *Carson Wentz Ind. vs. L.V.

15 *Taysom Hill N.O. vs. Car.

16 Tua Tagovailoa Mia. at Ten.

17 *Baker Mayfield Cle. at Pit.

18 Ryan Tannehill Ten. vs. Mia.

19 Mac Jones N.E. vs. Jac.

20 Matt Ryan Atl. at Buf.

21 Ben Roethlisberger Pit. vs. Cle.

22 Zach Wilson N.Y.-J vs. T.B.

23 Tyler Huntley Bal. vs. L.A.-R

24 Mike Glennon N.Y.-G at Chi.

25 Derek Carr L.V. at Ind.

26 Drew Lock Den. at L.A.-C

27 Justin Fields Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

28 Davis Mills Hou. at S.F.

29 Trey Lance S.F. vs. Hou.

30 Taylor Heinicke Was. vs. Phi.

31 Trevor Lawrence Jac. at N.E.

32 Cam Newton Car. at N.O.

33 Jared Goff Det. at Sea.

RUNNING BACKS

1 Jonathan Taylor Ind. vs. L.V.

2 Nick Chubb Cle. at Pit.

3 Austin Ekeler L.A.-C vs. Den.

4 *Dalvin Cook Min. at G.B.

5 Alvin Kamara N.O. vs. Car.

6 David Montgomery Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

7 Joe Mixon Cin. vs. K.C.

8 Ezekiel Elliott Dal. vs. Ari.

9 Najee Harris Pit. vs. Cle.

10 Josh Jacobs L.V. at Ind.

11 Damien Harris N.E. vs. Jac.

12 Aaron Jones G.B. vs. Min.

13 D'Andre Swift Det. at Sea.

14 Rashaad Penny Sea. vs. Det.

15 Javonte Williams Den. at L.A.-C

16 Ronald Jones T.B. at N.Y.-J

17 Darrel Williams K.C. at Cin.

18 Elijah Mitchell S.F. vs. Hou.

19 Saquon Barkley N.Y.-G at Chi.

20 Rex Burkhead Hou. at S.F.

21 Jaret Patterson Was. vs. Phi.

22 Sony Michel L.A.-R at Bal.

23 *James Conner Ari. at Dal.

24 Devontae Booker N.Y.-G at Chi.

25 Chase Edmonds Ari. at Dal.

26 Jeff Wilson S.F. vs. Hou.

27 Melvin Gordon Den. at L.A.-C

28 Devonta Freeman Bal. vs. L.A.-R

29 Alexander Mattison Min. at G.B.

30 D'Onta Foreman Ten. vs. Mia.

31 Duke Johnson Mia. at Ten.

32 *Kareem Hunt Cle. at Pit.

33 Jamaal Williams Det. at Sea.

34 Boston Scott Phi. at Was.

35 Jordan Howard Phi. at Was.

36 Devin Singletary Buf. vs. Atl.

37 Myles Gaskin Mia. at Ten.

38 Tony Pollard Dal. vs. Ari.

39 A.J. Dillon G.B. vs. Min.

40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn T.B. at N.Y.-J

41 Michael Carter N.Y.-J vs. T.B.

42 Dare Ogunbowale Jac. at N.E.

43 Nyheim Hines Ind. vs. L.V.

44 Mike Davis Atl. at Buf.

45 Chuba Hubbard Car. at N.O.

46 Craig Reynolds Det. at Sea.

47 Rhamondre Stevenson N.E. vs. Jac.

48 Mark Ingram N.O. vs. Car.

49 Zack Moss Buf. vs. Atl.

50 Dontrell Hilliard Ten. vs. Mia.

51 Kyle Juszczyk S.F. vs. Hou.

52 Alex Collins Sea. vs. Det.

53 Justin Jackson L.A.-C vs. Den.

54 Latavius Murray Bal. vs. L.A.-R

55 Peyton Barber L.V. at Ind.

WIDE RECEIVERS

1 Cooper Kupp L.A.-R at Bal.

2 Davante Adams G.B. vs. Min.

3 Tyreek Hill K.C. at Cin.

4 Stefon Diggs Buf. vs. Atl.

5 Deebo Samuel S.F. vs. Hou.

6 Justin Jefferson Min. at G.B.

7 Jaylen Waddle Mia. at Ten.

8 Ja'Marr Chase Cin. vs. K.C.

9 Tee Higgins Cin. vs. K.C.

10 A.J. Brown Ten. vs. Mia.

11 CeeDee Lamb Dal. vs. Ari.

12 DK Metcalf Sea. vs. Det.

13 Terry McLaurin Was. vs. Phi.

14 *Antonio Brown T.B. at N.Y.-J

15 Diontae Johnson Pit. vs. Cle.

16 Keenan Allen L.A.-C vs. Den.

17 Tyler Lockett Sea. vs. Det.

18 DeVonta Smith Phi. at Was.

19 Amari Cooper Dal. vs. Ari.

20 *Mike Evans T.B. at N.Y.-J

21 Michael Pittman Jr. Ind. vs. L.V.

22 Hunter Renfrow L.V. at Ind.

23 Jarvis Landry Cle. at Pit.

24 Marquise Brown Bal. vs. L.A.-R

25 Gabriel Davis Buf. vs. Atl.

26 Russell Gage Atl. at Buf.

27 D.J. Moore Car. at N.O.

28 Amon-Ra St. Brown Det. at Sea.

29 Chase Claypool Pit. vs. Cle.

30 Marquez Callaway N.O. vs. Car.

31 Tyler Boyd Cin. vs. K.C.

32 Christian Kirk Ari. at Dal.

33 Allen Lazard G.B. vs. Min.

34 Zay Jones L.V. at Ind.

35 K.J. Osborn Min. at G.B.

36 A.J. Green Ari. at Dal.

37 Allen Robinson Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

38 Odell Beckham L.A.-R at Bal.

39 DeVante Parker Mia. at Ten.

40 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl. at Buf.

41 *Cole Beasley Buf. vs. Atl.

42 Brandin Cooks Hou. at S.F.

43 Van Jefferson L.A.-R at Bal.

44 Darnell Mooney Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

45 Brandon Aiyuk S.F. vs. Hou.

46 Jamison Crowder N.Y.-J vs. T.B.

47 Jakobi Meyers N.E. vs. Jac.

48 Tyler Johnson T.B. at N.Y.-J

49 Michael Gallup Dal. vs. Ari.

50 Kenny Golladay N.Y.-G at Chi.

51 Rashod Bateman Bal. vs. L.A.-R

52 Robby Anderson Car. at N.O.

53 Kendrick Bourne N.E. vs. Jac.

54 Marvin Jones Jac. at N.E.

55 T.Y. Hilton Ind. vs. L.V.

TIGHT ENDS

1 *Travis Kelce K.C. at Cin.

2 Rob Gronkowski T.B. at N.Y.-J

3 Mark Andrews Bal. vs. L.A.-R

4 George Kittle S.F. vs. Hou.

5 Kyle Pitts Atl. at Buf.

6 Dallas Goedert Phi. at Was.

7 Mike Gesicki Mia. at Ten.

8 Dawson Knox Buf. vs. Atl.

9 Hunter Henry N.E. vs. Jac.

10 Zach Ertz Ari. at Dal.

11 Dalton Schultz Dal. vs. Ari.

12 Gerald Everett Sea. vs. Det.

13 Noah Fant Den. at L.A.-C

14 Pat Freiermuth Pit. vs. Cle.

15 Cole Kmet Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

16 Foster Moreau L.V. at Ind.

17 Eric Ebron Pit. vs. Cle.

18 Ricky Seals-Jones Was. vs. Phi.

19 Evan Engram N.Y.-G at Chi.

20 Tyler Higbee L.A.-R at Bal.

21 Austin Hooper Cle. at Pit.

22 Tyler Conklin Min. at G.B.

23 Jimmy Graham Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

24 Albert Okwuegbunam Den. at L.A.-C

25 C.J. Uzomah Cin. vs. K.C.

26 Hunter Bryant Det. at Sea.

27 Cameron Brate T.B. at N.Y.-J

28 Adam Trautman N.O. vs. Car.

29 *Jack Doyle Ind. vs. L.V.

30 Stephen Anderson L.A.-C vs. Den.

KICKERS

1 Nick Folk N.E. vs. Jac.

2 Cairo Santos Chi. vs. N.Y.-G

3 Justin Tucker Bal. vs. L.A.-R

4 Greg Zuerlein Dal. vs. Ari.

5 Chris Boswell Pit. vs. Cle.

6 Jason Sanders Mia. at Ten.

7 Ryan Succop T.B. at N.Y.-J

8 Tyler Bass Buf. vs. Atl.

9 Greg Joseph Min. at G.B.

10 Robbie Gould S.F. vs. Hou.

11 Riley Patterson Det. at Sea.

12 Mike Badgley Ind. vs. L.V.

13 Mason Crosby G.B. vs. Min.

14 Matt Gay L.A.-R at Bal.

15 Matt Prater Ari. at Dal.

16 Jason Myers Sea. vs. Det.

17 Brandon McManus Den. at L.A.-C

18 Dustin Hopkins L.A.-C vs. Den.

19 Evan McPherson Cin. vs. K.C.

20 Randy Bullock Ten. vs. Mia.

21 Brett Maher N.O. vs. Car.

22 Daniel Carlson L.V. at Ind.

23 Younghoe Koo Atl. at Buf.

24 Jake Elliott Phi. at Was.

25 Joey Slye Was. vs. Phi.

26 Lirim Hajrullahu Car. at N.O.

27 Brian Johnson Was. vs. Phi.

28 Graham Gano N.Y.-G at Chi.

29 Sam Ficken Ten. vs. Mia.

30 Matthew Wright Jac. at N.E.

31 Eddy Pineiro N.Y.-J vs. T.B.

32 Aldrick Rosas Det. at Sea.

33 Chris Naggar Cle. at Pit.

DEFENSES

1 Dallas Cowboys vs. Ari.

2 New England Patriots vs. Jac.

3 New Orleans Saints vs. Car.

4 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cle.

5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at N.Y.-J

6 Buffalo Bills vs. Atl.

7 San Francisco 49ers vs. Hou.

8 Carolina Panthers at N.O.

9 Los Angeles Rams at Bal.

10 Chicago Bears vs. N.Y.-G

11 Indianapolis Colts vs. L.V.

12 Miami Dolphins at Ten.

13 Cleveland Browns at Pit.

14 Philadelphia Eagles at Was.

15 New York Giants at Chi.

16 Seattle Seahawks vs. Det.

17 Kansas City Chiefs at Cin.

18 Tennessee Titans vs. Mia.

19 Arizona Cardinals at Dal.

20 Detroit Lions at Sea.

21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Den.

22 Las Vegas Raiders at Ind.

23 Denver Broncos at L.A.-C

24 Green Bay Packers vs. Min.

25 Atlanta Falcons at Buf.

26 Baltimore Ravens vs. L.A.-R

27 Cincinnati Bengals vs. K.C.

28 Minnesota Vikings at G.B.

29 Washington Football Team vs. Phi.

30 Houston Texans at S.F.

31 Jacksonville Jaguars at N.E.

32 New York Jets vs. T.B.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fantasy football rankings for Week 17