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Michael Fabiano

Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings: Flex (RB/WR/TE)

Welcome to Week 17 of the fantasy football season!

This is also the championship week of the fantasy postseason, so congratulations to everyone who reached the finals! As always. I’ve used a full-point PPR scoring system, which you can use in addition to the Week 17 edition of Start Em, Sit Em.

At Sports Illustrated, we always have you covered!

Among the running backs, Travis Etienne is back in the top five despite his recent struggles. He should rebound against the Carolina Panthers. Austin Ekeler has struggled but his favorable matchup in Denver puts him back in the top 12. D’Andre Swift has moved back into the top 20, but Tony Pollard is outside of it based on his recent lack of statistical success and a brutal matchup against the Lions tough run defense.

At wide receiver, Deebo Samuel has been hot lately and pushes into the top eight against the Commanders. Both he and teammate Brandon Aiyuk are must-starts. I also have A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith in the top 15 based on their plus matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, while Davante Adams drops out of the top 20 this weekend.

At tight end, the loss of T.J. Hockenson is a huge one at what is a thin position. Sam LaPorta, Trey McBride, David Njoku and Evan Engram are must-starts, and Gerald Everett will be a popular streamer with a plus matchup against the Denver Broncos up next.

Be sure to check back for updates … and good luck this week!

Week 17 Flex Rankings

  1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, SF (at WAS)
  2. Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA (at BAL)
  3. CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL (vs. DET)
  4. Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN (vs. GB)
  5. Kyren Williams, RB, LAR (at NYG)
  6. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET (at DAL)
  7. A.J. Brown, WR, PHI (vs. ARI)
  8. Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR (at NYG)
  9. Deebo Samuel, WR, SF (at WAS)
  10. Rachaad White, RB, TB (vs. NO)
  11. Puka Nacua, WR, LAR (at NYG)
  12. Travis Etienne, RB, JAC (vs. CAR)
  13. Mike Evans, WR, TB (vs. NO)
  14. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF (at WAS)
  15. Chris Olave, WR, NO (at TB)
  16. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, DET (at DAL)
  17. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND (vs. LV)
  18. Devonta Smith, WR, PHI (vs. ARI)
  19. Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND (vs. LV)
  20. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG (vs. LAR)
  21. Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF (vs. NE)
  22. Raheem Mostert, RB, MIA (at BAL)
  23. Rashee Rice, WR, KC (vs. CIN)
  24. Bijan Robinson, RB, ATL (at CHI)
  25. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO (at TB)
  26. Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC (at DEN)
  27. Breece Hall, RB, NYJ (at CLE)
  28. Derrick Henry, RB, TEN (at HOU)
  29. Amari Cooper, WR, CLE (vs. NYJ)
  30. James Cook, RB, BUF (vs. NE)
  31. Joe Mixon, RB, CIN (at KC)
  32. Ken Walker, RB, SEA (vs. PIT)
  33. Travis Kelce, TE, KC (vs. CIN)
  34. D'Andre Swift, RB, PHI (vs. ARI)
  35. DJ Moore, WR, CHI (vs. ATL)
  36. Tee Higgins, WR, CIN (at KC)
  37. Nico Collins, WR, HOU (vs. TEN)
  38. DK Metcalf, WR, SEA (vs. PIT)
  39. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, NE (at BUF)
  40. Davante Adams, WR, LV (at IND)
  41. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC (vs. CIN)
  42. Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA (at BAL)
  43. James Conner, RB, ARI (at PHI)
  44. Chuba Hubbard, RB, CAR (at JAC)
  45. Javonte Williams, RB, DEN (vs. LAC)
  46. Tony Pollard, RB, DAL (vs. DET)
  47. Garrett Wilson, WR, NYJ (at CLE)
  48. Chris Godwin, WR, TB (vs. NO)
  49. Zay Flowers, WR, BAL (vs. MIA)
  50. Calvin Ridley, WR, JAC (vs. CAR)
  51. Aaron Jones, RB, GB (at MIN)
  52. Sam LaPorta, TE, DET (at DAL)
  53. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, TEN (at HOU)
  54. Najee Harris, RB, PIT (at SEA)
  55. Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN (vs. LAC)
  56. Trey McBride, TE, ARI (at PHI)
  57. David Njoku, TE, CLE (vs. NYJ)
  58. Adam Thielen, WR, CAR (at JAC)
  59. Jayden Reed, WR, GB (at MIN)
  60. David Montgomery, RB, DET (at DAL)
  61. Devin Singletary, RB, HOU (vs. TEN)
  62. Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS (vs. SF)
  63. George Pickens, WR, PIT (at SEA)
  64. George Kittle, TE, SF (at WAS)
  65. Zamir White, RB, LV (at IND)
  66. De'Von Achane, RB, MIA (at BAL)
  67. Evan Engram, TE, JAC (vs. CAR)
  68. Jerome Ford, RB, CLE (vs. NYJ)
  69. Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA (vs. PIT)
  70. Ty Chandler, RB, MIN (vs. GB)
  71. Jaylen Warren, RB, PIT (at SEA)
  72. Gus Edwards, RB, BAL (vs. MIA)
  73. Tyjae Spears, RB, TEN (at HOU)
  74. Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT (at SEA)
  75. Jakobi Meyers, WR, LV (at KC)
  76. K.J. Osborn, WR, MIN (vs. GB)
  77. Isaiah Likely, TE, BAL (vs. MIA)
  78. Drake London, WR, ATL (at CHI)
  79. Romeo Doubs, WR, GB (at MIN)
  80. Rasheed Shaheed, WR, NO (at TB)
  81. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, SEA (vs. PIT)
  82. Brandin Cooks, WR, DAL (vs. DET)
  83. Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS (vs. SF)
  84. Demarcus Robinson, WR, LAR (at NYG)
  85. Jake Ferguson, TE, DAL (vs. DET)
  86. Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI (vs. ARI)
  87. Cole Kmet, TE, CHI (vs. ATL)
  88. Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS (vs. SF)
  89. Joshua Palmer, WR, LAC (at DEN)
  90. Greg Dortch, WR, ARI (at PHI)
  91. Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN (at KC)
  92. Darren Waller, TE, NYG (vs. LAR)
  93. Khalil Herbert, RB, CHI (vs. ATL)
  94. Gabe Davis, WR, BUF (vs. NE)
  95. D.J. Chark, WR, CAR (at JAC)
  96. Josh Downs, WR, IND (vs. LV)
  97. Gerald Everett, TE, LAC (at DEN)
  98. Brandon Powell, WR, MIN (vs. GB)
  99. Dontayvion Wicks, WR, GB (at MIN)
  100. Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, TEN (at HOU)

Position-by-Position Rankings:

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Flex (RB/WR/TE)
Team Defenses

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