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Fantasy Football 2012, Week 17: Running Back rankings for PPR and standard leagues

The season is just about done, but we have one more round of rankings to get through. Check out if you should be worried about your back being benched.


A lot of leagues out there have two-week Super Bowls, so owners in those league might have a better idea on whether or not they'll need a high-upside back or to play it safe. These rankings are a little bit more geared to upside more than most weeks.

Before we check out the rankings, let's take a look at some injuries and story lines for Week 17:

Trent Richardson, Browns - He is dealing with an ankle injury and he's almost a lock to be listed as questionable and could be a game-time decision. Montario Hardesty should be owned in all leagues. The good news is that the Browns play an early game on Sunday.

Michael Turner, Falcons - The Falcons are very unlikely to play Michael Turner much and might even make him inactive. I'm drinking the 'Quizz Kool Aid -- especially in PPR leagues -- and owners should keep an eye on this situation throughout the week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals - The Bengals are going to play their starter on Sunday, which doesn't quite add up. Could you imagine if they lose Law Firm to an injury? They'd be up toe river. If I owned him (I don't), I would want to start him.

Alex Green, Packers - He will "definitely" play on Sunday and this makes Green Bay's backfield a thing to avoid in all leagues with Ryan Grant scoring twice on Sunday.

Chris Johnson, Titans - He has a sore ankle and he will appear on the injury report. Keep an eye on this as he would be a great start vs. Jacksonville.

David Wilson, Giants - D-Wil played just four snaps on Sunday, but the Giants are likely going to give him more work as an audition for next season vs. the Eagles.

Montell Owens, Jaguars - The Jags placed Rashad Jennings on IR and Maurice Jones-Drew is very doubtful. Feel free to deploy Owens as a high-upside RB2.

Standard League PPR League
1 Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson
2 Arian Foster Arian Foster
3 Doug Martin Doug Martin
4 Marshawn Lynch C.J. Spiller
5 C.J. Spiller LeSean McCoy
6 Jamaal Charles Matt Forte
7 Alfred Morris Jamaal Charles
8 LeSean McCoy Knowshon Moreno
9 Matt Forte Marshawn Lynch
10 Chris Johnson DeMarco Murray
11 Knowshon Moreno Darren Sproles
12 DeMarco Murray Reggie Bush
13 Frank Gore Alfred Morris
14 Ahmad Bradshaw Darren McFadden
15 Reggie Bush Ray Rice
16 Ray Rice Chris Johnson
17 Darren McFadden Frank Gore
18 Stevan Ridley Ahmad Bradshaw
19 DeAngelo Williams Jacquizz Rodgers
20 Darren Sproles DeAngelo Williams
21 Montell Owens Vick Ballard
22 Jacquizz Rodgers Montell Owens
23 Mikel LeShoure Steven Jackson
24 Vick Ballard Stevan Ridley
25 Steven Jackson Trent Richardson
26 Shonn Greene Mikel LeShoure
27 Trent Richardson Joique Bell
28 Mark Ingram Shonn Greene
29 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Bernard Pierce
30 Jackie Battle Mark Ingram
31 David Wilson Alex Green
32 Bernard Pierce Montario Hardesty
33 Montario Hardesty Jackie Battle
34 Alex Green Danny Woodhead
35 Ben Tate Ben Tate
36 Danny Woodhead BenJarvus Green-Ellis
37 Rashard Mendenhall Rashard Mendenhall
38 Bilal Powell Bilal Powell
39 Mike Tolbert Bryce Brown
40 Beanie Wells Jason Snelling
41 Bryce Brown Ronnie Hillman
42 Ryan Grant Mike Goodson
43 Jason Snelling Cedric Peerman
44 Lamar Miller Pierre Thomas
45 Robert Turbin LaMichael James
46 Ronnie Hillman Lamar Miller
47 Jonathan Dwyer Ryan Grant
48 LaMichael James Robert Turbin
49 Cedric Peerman Mike Tolbert
50 Michael Turner Jonathan Dwyer