True stud running backs are difficult to find in fantasy football.
It's not easy to just draft a couple of great RBs and then plug them in every week. You need to draft many running backs, scour the waiver wire, watch for injuries and play the matchups.
And with most leagues requiring you to start two, three or even four running backs, it means that you have to be smart and dig deep at the position.
To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked running backs for week 17.
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No teams have a bye week this week, so you have a full slate of players to choose from.
If you want to dive head-first into the full set of projections for this week, here are our rankings for each format:
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1. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
We're projecting 23.2 carries, 117.7 yards and 1.0 touchdown for Derrick Henry this week as he faces the Texans. Henry ran for 23 carries, 98 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Green Bay Packers last week.
2. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
3. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor ran for 18 carries, 74 yards and 2 touchdowns versus the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Our system projects Jonathan Taylor for 16.6 carries, 83.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns versus the Jaguars this week.
4. David Montgomery - RB (CHI)
Last week, David Montgomery faced the Jaguars. He ran for 23 carries, 95 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Green Bay Packers this week. Our system projects him for 17.3 carries, 77.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
5. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)
Against the Buccaneers last week, D'Andre Swift ran for 10 carries, 45 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Minnesota Vikings this week. Our system projects him for 13.4 carries, 57.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
6. Myles Gaskin - RB (MIA)
7. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
8. Melvin Gordon - RB (DEN)
Melvin Gordon is up against the Chiefs this week. We're projecting him for 17.1 carries, 73.9 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Gordon ran for 16 carries, 79 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Denver Broncos last week.
9. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)
10. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Josh Jacobs faces the Denver Broncos this week. We're projecting him for 16.8 carries, 71.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Against the Dolphins last week, Jacobs ran for 13 carries, 69 yards and zero touchdowns.
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