Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 17

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DeMarco Murray has been solid when given the ball.

DeMarco Murray has been solid when given the ball, and there’s no reason to think that will stop this week against an Eagles team he did not see in the Week 8 meeting.

Fantasy’s top three running backs close out the 2013 regular season with three fantastic matchups.

LeSean McCoy draws a Dallas team allowing the most points to running backs. Jamaal Charles gets a San Diego team he scored 30 fantasy points against in Week 12. Matt Forte plays host to a Green Bay team he scored 26 points against in Week 9.

DeMarco Murray has been solid when given the ball, and there’s no reason to think that will stop this week against an Eagles team he did not see in the Week 8 meeting.

Adrian Peterson stays up there in the rankings this week because he is Adrian Peterson. Health was not an issue in the Week 16 dud — a beatdown by the Bengals was. You would like to think he closes out the year strong the same way he began it — racking up a season-high 32 points against Detroit in Week 1.

2013 NFL Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Back

RankPlayerTeamOpp
1LeSean McCoyPHIat DAL
2Jamaal CharlesKCat SD
3Matt ForteCHIvs GB
4DeMarco MurrayDALvs. PHI
5Adrian PetersonMINvs. DET
6Eddie LacyGBat CHI
7Reggie BushDETat MIN
8Knowshon MorenoDENat OAK
9Marshawn LynchSEAvs. STL
10Le'Veon BellPITvs. CLE
11Ryan MathewsSDvs. KC
12Zac StacySTLat SEA
13Chris JohnsonTENvs. HOU
14Bobby RaineyTBat NO
15Alfred MorrisWASat NYG
16Fred JacksonBUFat NE
17Rashad JenningsOAKvs. DEN
18Dennis Johnson HOUat TEN
19Maurice Jones-DrewJACat IND
20Danny WoodheadSDvs. KC
21Ray RiceBALat CIN
22Joique BellDETat MIN
23Giovani BernardCINvs. BAL
24DeAngelo WilliamsCARat ATL
25Frank GoreSFat ARI
26Pierre ThomasNOvs. TB
27C.J. SpillerBUFat NE
28Andre EllingtonARIvs. SF
29Donald BrownINDvs. JAC
30Steven JacksonATLvs. CAR

 

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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