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Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 17

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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.

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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

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

LeSean McCoy

PHI

at DAL

2

Jamaal Charles

KC

at SD

3

Matt Forte

CHI

vs GB

4

DeMarco Murray

DAL

vs. PHI

5

Adrian Peterson

MIN

vs. DET

6

Eddie Lacy

GB

at CHI

7

Reggie Bush

DET

at MIN

8

Knowshon Moreno

DEN

at OAK

9

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

vs. STL

10

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. CLE

11

Ryan Mathews

SD

vs. KC

12

Zac Stacy

STL

at SEA

13

Chris Johnson

TEN

vs. HOU

14

Bobby Rainey

TB

at NO

15

Alfred Morris

WAS

at NYG

16

Fred Jackson

BUF

at NE

17

Rashad Jennings

OAK

vs. DEN

18

Dennis Johnson 

HOU

at TEN

19

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

at IND

20

Danny Woodhead

SD

vs. KC

21

Ray Rice

BAL

at CIN

22

Joique Bell

DET

at MIN

23

Giovani Bernard

CIN

vs. BAL

24

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

at ATL

25

Frank Gore

SF

at ARI

26

Pierre Thomas

NO

vs. TB

27

C.J. Spiller

BUF

at NE

28

Andre Ellington

ARI

vs. SF

29

Donald Brown

IND

vs. JAC

30

Steven Jackson

ATL

vs. 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