Fantasy football rankings, Week 17: Running backs for PPR and standard leagues

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 running backs are always an adventure to rank. Here's how we rank the top 50 in PPR and standard fantasy formats.

Week 17 is always a crapshoot, but this year it's a lot less so than usual. Only one team truly has nothing to play for, with the Kansas City Chiefs locked into their No. 5 seed.

Still, teams that are in and are just playing for seeding might be taking their foot off the gas pedal. Fantasy owners should keep that in mind. In other words, older players, guys who are banged up or oft-injured players are less likely to match their usual workloads.

Standard league PPR league
1 LeSean McCoy (@DAL) LeSean McCoy (@DAL)
2 Matt Forte (GB) Matt Forte (GB)
3 Eddie Lacy (@CHI) DeMarco Murray (PHI)
4 Adrian Peterson (DET) Eddie Lacy (@CHI)
5 DeMarco Murray (PHI) Adrian Peterson (DET)
6 Marshawn Lynch (STL) Le'Veon Bell (CLE)
7 Le'Veon Bell (CLE) Reggie Bush (@MIN)
8 Andre Brown (WAS) Knowshon Moreno (@OAK)
9 Knowshon Moreno (@OAK) Ryan Mathews (KC)
10 Alfred Morris (@NYG) Marshawn Lynch (STL)
11 Chris Johnson (HOU) Giovani Bernard (BAL)
12 Reggie Bush (@MIN) Chris Johnson (HOU)
13 Ryan Mathews (KC) Andre Brown (WAS)
14 Bobby Rainey (@NO) Zac Stacy (@SEA)
15 Giovani Bernard (BAL) Rashad Jennings (DEN)
16 Zac Stacy (@SEA) Alfred Morris (@NYG)
17 Edwin Baker (@PIT) Bobby Rainey (@NO)
18 DeAngelo Wiliams (@ATL) Edwin Baker (@PIT)
19 Fred Jackson (@NE) Joique Bell (@MIN)
20 Frank Gore (@AZ) DeAngelo Williams (@ATL)
21 C.J. Spiller (@NE) Darren Sproles (TB)
22 Rashad Jennings (DEN) Fred Jackson (@NE)
23 Joique Bell (@MIN) Jonathan Grimes (@TEN)
24 Jonathan Grimes (@TEN) C.J. Spiller (@NE)
25 Knile Davis (@SD) Frank Gore (@AZ)
26 Maurice Jones- Drew (@IND) Ray Rice (@CIN)
27 Ray Rice (@CIN) Knile Davis (@SD)
28 Montee Ball (@OAK) Danny Woodhead (KC)
29 Chris Ivory (@MIA) Maurice Jones-Drew (@IND)
30 Steven Jackson (CAR) Shane Vereen (BUF)
31 LeGarrette Blount (BUF) Montee Ball (@OAK)
32 Darren Sproles (TB) Steven Jackson (CAR)
33 Shane Vereen (BUF) Donald Brown (JAX)
34 Lamar Miller (NYJ) Andre Ellington (SF)
35 Jamaal Charles (@SD) Chris Ivory (@MIA)
36 Stevan Ridley (BUF) LeGarrette Blount (BUF)
37 Donald Brown (JAX) Trent Richardson (JAX)
38 Danny Woodhead (KC) Rashard Mendenhall (SF)
39 Andre Ellington (SF) Lamar Miller (NYJ)
40 Mike Tolbert (@ATL) Pierre Thomas (TB)
41 Trent Richardson (JAX) Jamaal Charles (@SD)
42 Pierre Thomas (TB) Mike Tolbert (@ATL)
43 Rashard Mendenhall (SF) Jordan Todman (@IND)
44 Bernard Pierce (@CIN) Darren McFadden (DEN)
45 Bryce Brown (@DAL) Jacquizz Rodgers (CAR)
46 Bilal Powell (@MIA) Stevan Ridley (BUF)
47 Daniel Thomas (NYJ) Marcel Reece (DEN)
48 Darren McFadden (DEN) Cyrus Gray (@SD)
49 Cyrus Gray (@SD) Bryce Brown (@CIN)
50 Shonn Green (HOU) Chris Ogbonnaya (@PIT)

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