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There’s a reason most season fantasy football leagues don’t play into Week 17. There will a handful of teams resting key players for the final, most notably the Ravens.

The AFC’s top seed won’t be making fantasy’s 2019 top league-winning QB, Lamar Jackson, available to run or pass in reality. Baltimore also won’t be taking any chances on running back Mark Ingram with his calf strain before the playoffs. Minnesota and Buffalo are two other locked-in playoff teams.

The Decider is still breaking down the schedule to provide one more week of start/sit lineup decisions and DFS picks for the 2019 NFL season. Sporting News NFL writer Vinnie Iyer breaks down the matchups and helps you pick the players you should deploy or avoid in Week 17.

Fantasy football rankings for Week 13 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 Updated Dec. 1

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


1 Patrick Mahomes K.C. vs. Oak.

2 Russell Wilson Sea. vs. Min.

3 Aaron Rodgers G.B. at N.Y.-G

4 Lamar Jackson Bal. vs. S.F.

5 Jameis Winston T.B. at Jac.

6 Kirk Cousins Min. at Sea.

7 Drew Brees N.O. at Atl.

8 Nick Foles Jac. vs. T.B.

9 Matt Ryan Atl. vs. N.O.

10 Tom Brady N.E. at Hou.

11 Deshaun Watson Hou. vs. N.E.

12 Dak Prescott Dal. vs. Buf.

13 Josh Allen Buf. at Dal.

14 Jared Goff L.A.-R at Ari.

15 Baker Mayfield Cle. at Pit.

16 Sam Darnold N.Y.-J at Cin.

17 Daniel Jones N.Y.-G vs. G.B.

18 Ryan Tannehill Ten. at Ind.

19 Jacoby Brissett Ind. vs. Ten.

20 Kyle Allen Car. vs. Was.

21 Mitchell Trubisky Chi. at Det.

22 Philip Rivers L.A.-C at Den.

23 David Blough Det. vs. Chi.

24 Andy Dalton Cin. vs. N.Y.-J

25 Derek Carr Oak. at K.C.

26 Jimmy Garoppolo S.F. at Bal.

27 Ryan Fitzpatrick Mia. vs. Phi.

28 *Carson Wentz Phi. at Mia.

29 Kyler Murray Ari. vs. L.A.-R

30 Devlin Hodges Pit. vs. Cle.


1 Christian McCaffrey Car. vs. Was.

2 Alvin Kamara N.O. at Atl.

3 Ezekiel Elliott Dal. vs. Buf.

4 Saquon Barkley N.Y.-G vs. G.B.

5 Todd Gurley L.A.-R at Ari.

6 Aaron Jones G.B. at N.Y.-G

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

8 Leonard Fournette Jac. vs. T.B.

9 Chris Carson Sea. vs. Min.

10 Phillip Lindsay Den. vs. L.A.-C

11 Nick Chubb Cle. at Pit.

12 Dalvin Cook Min. at Sea.

13 Benny Snell Jr. Pit. vs. Cle.

14 Josh Jacobs Oak. at K.C.

15 Kenyan Drake Ari. vs. L.A.-R

16 Austin Ekeler L.A.-C at Den.

17 Joe Mixon Cin. vs. N.Y.-J

18 Jonathan Williams Ind. vs. Ten.

19 Mark Ingram Bal. vs. S.F.

20 James White N.E. at Hou.

21 Le’Veon Bell N.Y.-J at Cin.

22 Devin Singletary Buf. at Dal.

23 Tarik Cohen Chi. at Det.

24 Ronald Jones T.B. at Jac.

25 Sony Michel N.E. at Hou.

26 Bo Scarbrough Det. vs. Chi.

27 David Montgomery Chi. at Det.

28 Derrick Henry Ten. at Ind.

29 Jamaal Williams G.B. at N.Y.-G

30 Kalen Ballage Mia. vs. Phi.

31 Miles Sanders Phi. at Mia.

32 LeSean McCoy K.C. vs. Oak.

33 Latavius Murray N.O. at Atl.

34 Carlos Hyde Hou. vs. N.E.

35 Tevin Coleman S.F. at Bal.

36 *David Johnson Ari. vs. L.A.-R

37 Darrel Williams K.C. vs. Oak.

38 Royce Freeman Den. vs. L.A.-C

39 Peyton Barber T.B. at Jac.

40 *Devonta Freeman Atl. vs. N.O.

41 Jalen Richard Oak. at K.C.

42 Derrius Guice Was. at Car.

43 Rashaad Penny Sea. vs. Min.

44 Adrian Peterson Was. at Car.

45 Kareem Hunt Cle. at Pit.

46 Nyheim Hines Ind. vs. Ten.

47 *Matt Breida S.F. at Bal.

48 Rex Burkhead N.E. at Hou.

49 Giovani Bernard Cin. vs. N.Y.-J

50 Duke Johnson Hou. vs. N.E.

51 Jaylen Samuels Pit. vs. Cle.

52 Frank Gore Buf. at Dal.

53 Patrick Laird Mia. vs. Phi.

54 Jay Ajayi Phi. at Mia.

55 Gus Edwards Bal. vs. S.F.

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1 Michael Thomas N.O. at Atl.

2 Cooper Kupp L.A.-R at Ari.

3 Chris Godwin T.B. at Jac.

4 Mike Evans T.B. at Jac.

5 D.J. Chark Jac. vs. T.B.

6 Calvin Ridley Atl. vs. N.O.

7 DeAndre Hopkins Hou. vs. N.E.

8 Stefon Diggs Min. at Sea.

9 Tyler Boyd Cin. vs. N.Y.-J

10 Keenan Allen L.A.-C at Den.

11 Tyreek Hill K.C. vs. Oak.

12 Kenny Golladay Det. vs. Chi.

13 Amari Cooper Dal. vs. Buf.

14 Christian Kirk Ari. vs. L.A.-R

15 John Brown Buf. at Dal.

16 Jarvis Landry Cle. at Pit.

17 DeVante Parker Mia. vs. Phi.

18 Odell Beckham Cle. at Pit.

19 Davante Adams G.B. at N.Y.-G

20 Tyler Lockett Sea. vs. Min.

21 Allen Robinson Chi. at Det.

22 Zach Pascal Ind. vs. Ten.

23 James Washington Pit. vs. Cle.

24 Robert Woods L.A.-R at Ari.

25 Michael Gallup Dal. vs. Buf.

26 Julian Edelman N.E. at Hou.

27 Dede Westbrook Jac. vs. T.B.

28 Marvin Jones Det. vs. Chi.

29 *Sterling Shepard N.Y.-G vs. G.B.

30 Cole Beasley Buf. at Dal.

31 *Adam Thielen Min. at Sea.

32 Brandin Cooks L.A.-R at Ari.

33 Terry McLaurin Was. at Car.

34 Corey Davis Ten. at Ind.

35 D.J. Moore Car. vs. Was.

36 Marquise Brown Bal. vs. S.F.

37 *Alshon Jeffery Phi. at Mia.

38 Courtland Sutton Den. vs. L.A.-C

39 DK Metcalf Sea. vs. Min.

40 Larry Fitzgerald Ari. vs. L.A.-R

41 Randall Cobb Dal. vs. Buf.

42 Russell Gage Atl. vs. N.O.

43 Jamison Crowder N.Y.-J at Cin.

44 Robby Anderson N.Y.-J at Cin.

45 Curtis Samuel Car. vs. Was.

46 Tyrell Williams Oak. at K.C.

47 A.J. Brown Ten. at Ind.

48 Sammy Watkins K.C. vs. Oak.

49 Anthony Miller Chi. at Det.

50 Mike Williams L.A.-C at Den.

51 Darius Slayton N.Y.-G vs. G.B.

52 Auden Tate Cin. vs. N.Y.-J

53 Phillip Dorsett N.E. at Hou.

54 Adam Humphries Ten. at Ind.

55 Will Fuller Hou. vs. N.E.

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1 Travis Kelce K.C. vs. Oak.

2 Zach Ertz Phi. at Mia.

3 Kyle Rudolph Min. at Sea.

4 George Kittle S.F. at Bal.

5 Darren Waller Oak. at K.C.

6 Hunter Henry L.A.-C at Den.

7 Greg Olsen Car. vs. Was.

8 Kaden Smith N.Y.-G vs. G.B.

9 Jack Doyle Ind. vs. Ten.

10 Jared Cook N.O. at Atl.

11 Mark Andrews Bal. vs. S.F.

12 Ryan Griffin N.Y.-J at Cin.

13 Darren Fells Hou. vs. N.E.

14 Dallas Goedert Phi. at Mia.

15 Jaeden Graham Atl. vs. N.O.

16 Cameron Brate T.B. at Jac.

17 Jason Witten Dal. vs. Buf.

18 Tyler Higbee L.A.-R at Ari.

19 Vance McDonald Pit. vs. Cle.

20 *Jacob Hollister Sea. vs. Min.

21 *David Njoku Cle. at Pit.

22 Noah Fant Den. vs. L.A.-C

23 Jonnu Smith Ten. at Ind.

24 Dawson Knox Buf. at Dal.

25 Jeremy Sprinkle Was. at Car.

26 Ricky Seals-Jones Cle. at Pit.

27 T.J. Hockenson Det. vs. Chi.

28 Blake Jarwin Dal. vs. Buf.

29 Jimmy Graham G.B. at N.Y.-G

30 Tyler Eifert Cin. vs. N.Y.-J


1 Harrison Butker K.C. vs. Oak.

2 Justin Tucker Bal. vs. S.F.

3 Wil Lutz N.O. at Atl.

4 Younghoe Koo Atl. vs. N.O.

5 Josh Lambo Jac. vs. T.B.

6 Adam Vinatieri Ind. vs. Ten.

7 Dan Bailey Min. at Sea.

8 Jason Myers Sea. vs. Min.

9 Jake Elliott Phi. at Mia.

10 Mike Badgley L.A.-C at Den.

11 Sam Ficken N.Y.-J at Cin.

12 Zane Gonzalez Ari. vs. L.A.-R

13 Kai Forbath N.E. at Hou.

14 Greg Zuerlein L.A.-R at Ari.

15 Dustin Hopkins Was. at Car.

16 Ryan Succop Ten. at Ind.

17 Mason Crosby G.B. at N.Y.-G

18 Steven Hauschka Buf. at Dal.

19 Matt Prater Det. vs. Chi.

20 *Robbie Gould S.F. at Bal.

21 Ka’imi Fairbairn Hou. vs. N.E.

22 Aldrick Rosas N.Y.-G vs. G.B.

23 Daniel Carlson Oak. at K.C.

24 Brandon McManus Den. vs. L.A.-C

25 Matt Gay T.B. at Jac.

26 Brett Maher Dal. vs. Buf.

27 Jason Sanders Mia. vs. Phi.

28 Austin Seibert Cle. at Pit.

29 Joey Slye Car. vs. Was.

30 Randy Bullock Cin. vs. N.Y.-J

31 Eddy Pineiro Chi. at Det.

32 Chris Boswell Pit. vs. Cle.

33 Chase McLaughlin S.F. at Bal.


1 Philadelphia Eagles at Mia.

2 New England Patriots at Hou.

3 New York Jets at Cin.

4 Carolina Panthers vs. Was.

5 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. T.B.

6 Denver Broncos vs. L.A.-C

7 Indianapolis Colts vs. Ten.

8 New Orleans Saints at Atl.

9 Green Bay Packers at N.Y.-G

10 Chicago Bears at Det.

11 Los Angeles Chargers at Den.

12 Tennessee Titans at Ind.

13 Cleveland Browns at Pit.

14 Minnesota Vikings at Sea.

15 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cle.

16 Washington Redskins at Car.

17 Detroit Lions vs. Chi.

18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jac.

19 Los Angeles Rams at Ari.

20 San Francisco 49ers at Bal.

21 Baltimore Ravens vs. S.F.

22 Arizona Cardinals vs. L.A.-R

23 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oak.

24 Cincinnati Bengals vs. N.Y.-J

25 Miami Dolphins vs. Phi.

26 Houston Texans vs. N.E.

27 Buffalo Bills at Dal.

28 Seattle Seahawks vs. Min.

29 Oakland Raiders at K.C.

30 Dallas Cowboys vs. Buf.

31 New York Giants vs. G.B.

32 Atlanta Falcons vs. N.O.

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