For most fantasy managers, the season is likely over. Few teams play into Week 18 and those still looking at rankings are likely either in a league that plays this week or are still getting those last gasps of fantasy through DFS sites.
This week, it is important to look at the teams that are still playing for something. The AFC has a lot more teams that have complicated situations in order to win their division or improve their playoff position. The AFC No. 1 seed is not locked up yet, although the Tennessee Titans have the ball in their court, so to speak.
The New England Patriots have an outside chance to sneak in and grab the top seed outright. The more likely scenario is that the Patriots can win the AFC East with a win and a Buffalo (at Miami) loss. Buffalo, however, is in control — a victory over the Dolphins means a second straight division title.
But let's look at the Patriots' offense, specifically the running backs. Damien Harris is the primary ball carrier and he is ranked as such. However, Rhamondre Stevenson isn't far behind as a high RB3. Each had multiple touchdowns in last week's rout of the Jaguars and both figure to have value in Week 18.
NFL Running Back Rankings: Week 18
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.