Koerner’s Fantasy Football Tiers: Week 17 Rankings for QB, RB, WR, TE & More

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  • Sean Koerner sorts his Week 17 fantasy football rankings into tiers.
  • Make all your start vs. sit decisions using his QB, RB, WR, TE, defense and kicker rankings below.

If you’re in a league(s) that plays into Week 17, now might be time to re-consider your commitment.

The regular-season finale comes with its own unique set of challenges. Between injuries and teams resting players, it’s a dumpster fire.

Still, I’ve sorted my early-week rankings into tiers to give you an edge. As always, it’s important to remember that these are essentially my initial rankings and they will change as we get more clarity, so be sure to check my updated rankings before making final sit/start decisions.

For now, let’s dig into the raw tiers.


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Week 17 Fantasy Football Tiers & Rankings

Quarterbacks

Tier 1

Dak Prescott (vs. WAS)
Patrick Mahomes (vs. LAC)
Jameis Winston (vs. ATL)

Tier 2

Drew Brees (@ CAR)
Matt Ryan (@ TB)
Deshaun Watson (vs. TEN)
Aaron Rodgers (@ DET)

Tier 3

Tom Brady (vs. MIA)
Carson Wentz (@ NYG)
Ryan Tannehill (@ HOU)
Kyler Murray (@ LAR)

Tier 4

Daniel Jones (vs. PHI)
Russell Wilson (vs. SF)
Jimmy Garoppolo (@ SEA)
Gardner Minshew (vs. IND)

Tier 5

Baker Mayfield (@ CIN)
Andy Dalton (vs. CLE)
Jacoby Brissett (@ JAX)
Drew Lock (vs. OAK)

Tier 6

Mitchell Trubisky (@ MIN)
Jared Goff (vs. ARI)
Robert Griffin III (vs. PIT)
Philip Rivers (@ KC)

Tier 7

Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ NE)
Derek Carr (@ DEN)
Josh Allen (vs. NYJ)
Case Keenum (@ DAL)
Kirk Cousins (vs. CHI)
Devlin Hodges (@ BAL)
Will Grier (vs. NO)
Sam Darnold (@ BUF)
David Blough (vs. GB)

Tier 8

Matt Barkley (vs. NYJ)
Trace McSorley (vs. PIT)
Taysom Hill (@ CAR)


Running Backs

Tier 1

Christian McCaffrey (vs. NO)
Ezekiel Elliott (vs. WAS)

Tier 2

Alvin Kamara (@ CAR)
Saquon Barkley (vs. PHI)

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Tier 3

Aaron Jones (@ DET)
Leonard Fournette (vs. IND)
Derrick Henry (@ HOU)
Joe Mixon (vs. CLE)

Tier 4

Nick Chubb (@ CIN)
Todd Gurley (vs. ARI)
Le’Veon Bell (@ BUF)
Kenyan Drake (@ LAR)

Tier 5

Sony Michel (vs. MIA)
Melvin Gordon (@ KC)
Miles Sanders (@ NYG)
Devonta Freeman (@ TB)
Phillip Lindsay (vs. OAK)

Tier 6

Marlon Mack (@ JAX)
Raheem Mostert (@ SEA)
Adrian Peterson (@ DAL)
Austin Ekeler (@ KC)
Devin Singletary (vs. NYJ)
Damien Williams (vs. LAC)
Ronald Jones (vs. ATL)
Kareem Hunt (@ CIN)
James White (vs. MIA)
Josh Jacobs (@ DEN)

Tier 7

Travis Homer (vs. SF)
Carlos Hyde (vs. TEN)
Michael Boone (vs. CHI)

Tier 8

David Montgomery (@ MIN)
Gus Edwards (vs. PIT)
Jamaal Williams (@ DET)
Latavius Murray (@ CAR)
Patrick Laird (@ NE)

Tier 9

Ameer Abdullah (vs. CHI)
Kerryon Johnson (vs. GB)
Tarik Cohen (@ MIN)
Benny Snell (@ BAL)
Rex Burkhead (vs. MIA)
Royce Freeman (vs. OAK)
Justice Hill (vs. PIT)

Tier 10

Chris Thompson (@ DAL)
DeAndre Washington (@ DEN)
Jordan Howard (@ NYG)


Wide Receivers

Tier 1

Michael Thomas (@ CAR)

Tier 2

Julio Jones (@ TB)
Davante Adams (@ DET)
DeAndre Hopkins (vs. TEN)
Tyreek Hill (vs. LAC)

Tier 3

Courtland Sutton (vs. OAK)

Tier 4

Breshad Perriman (vs. ATL)
Kenny Golladay (vs. GB)
Robert Woods (vs. ARI)
Amari Cooper (vs. WAS)
Allen Robinson (@ MIN)
Julian Edelman (vs. MIA)
A.J. Brown (@ HOU)
Terry McLaurin (@ DAL)
Jarvis Landry (@ CIN)
Tyler Boyd (vs. CLE)
Keenan Allen (@ KC)
Michael Gallup (vs. WAS)

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Tier 5

Cooper Kupp (vs. ARI)
Tyler Lockett (vs. SF)
Deebo Samuel (@ SEA)
Odell Beckham (@ CIN)
John Brown (vs. NYJ)

Tier 6

Christian Kirk (@ LAR)
DeVante Parker (@ NE)
Emmanuel Sanders (@ SEA)
D.J. Chark (vs. IND)
Sterling Shepard (vs. PHI)
T.Y. Hilton (@ JAX)
Golden Tate (vs. PHI)
John Ross (vs. CLE)
Stefon Diggs (vs. CHI)
Justin Watson (vs. ATL)
Cole Beasley (vs. NYJ)
D.K. Metcalf (vs. SF)
Jamison Crowder (@ BUF)
Curtis Samuel (vs. NO)
Russell Gage (@ TB)
Mike Williams (@ KC)

Tier 7

Larry Fitzgerald (@ LAR)
Greg Ward (@ NYG)
Anthony Miller (@ MIN)
Robby Anderson (@ BUF)
Steven Sims (@ DAL)
Chris Conley (vs. IND)
Tyrell Williams (@ DEN)
James Washington (@ BAL)
Sammy Watkins (vs. LAC)
Danny Amendola (vs. GB)
Diontae Johnson (@ BAL)
Brandin Cooks (vs. ARI)
Zach Pascal (@ JAX)
Hunter Renfrow (@ DEN)

Tier 8

Kenny Stills (vs. TEN)
Marquise Brown (vs. PIT)
Dede Westbrook (vs. IND)
Darius Slayton (vs. PHI)
Juju Smith-Schuster (@ BAL)
Mohamed Sanu (vs. MIA)
Corey Davis (@ HOU)
Adam Thielen (vs. CHI)
Alex Erickson (vs. CLE)
Randall Cobb (vs. WAS)

Tight Ends

Tier 1

George Kittle (@ SEA)
Travis Kelce (vs. LAC)

Tier 2

Tyler Higbee (vs. ARI)

Tier 3

Zach Ertz (@ NYG)
Austin Hooper (@ TB)
Darren Waller (@ DEN)
Dallas Goedert (@ NYG)
Jared Cook (@ CAR)

Tier 4

OJ Howard (vs. ATL)
Hunter Henry (@ KC)

Tier 5

Jacob Hollister (vs. SF)
Jack Doyle (@ JAX)
Michael Gesicki (@ NE)
Jonnu Smith (@ HOU)
Kaden Smith (vs. PHI)
Jason Witten (vs. WAS)
Cameron Brate (vs. ATL)

Tier 6

Tyler Eifert (vs. CLE)
Kyle Rudolph (vs. CHI)
Noah Fant (vs. OAK)
Mark Andrews (vs. PIT)
Greg Olsen (vs. NO)
Jimmy Graham (@ DET)
Darren Fells (vs. TEN)


Kickers

Tier 1

Wil Lutz (@ CAR)
Nick Folk (vs. MIA)
Harrison Butker (vs. LAC)
Mason Crosby (@ DET)
Kai Forbath (vs. WAS)
Greg Zuerlein (vs. ARI)

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Tier 2

Robbie Gould (@ SEA)
Greg Joseph (@ HOU)
Jake Elliott (@ NYG)
Matt Gay (vs. ATL)

Tier 3

Chase McLaughlin (@ JAX)
Younghoe Koo (@ TB)
Austin Seibert (@ CIN)
Brandon McManus (vs. OAK)
Jason Myers (vs. SF)

Tier 4

Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. TEN)
Zane Gonzalez (@ LAR)
Randy Bullock (vs. CLE)
Dan Bailey (vs. CHI)
Justin Tucker (vs. PIT)
Josh Lambo (vs. IND)
Chris Boswell (@ BAL)
Aldrick Rosas (vs. PHI)
Daniel Carlson (@ DEN)
Michael Badgley (@ KC)
Steven Hauschka (vs. NYJ)

Tier 5

Eddy Pineiro (@ MIN)
Dustin Hopkins (@ DAL)
Matt Prater (vs. GB)
Joey Slye (vs. NO)
Sam Ficken (@ BUF)
Jason Sanders (@ NE)


Defenses

Tier 1

New England Patriots (vs. MIA)
New Orleans Saints (@ CAR)
Green Bay Packers (@ DET)

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Tier 2

Minnesota Vikings (vs. CHI)
Buffalo Bills (vs. NYJ)
Dallas Cowboys (vs. WAS)

Tier 3

Kansas City Chiefs (vs. LAC)
Los Angeles Rams (vs. ARI)
Philadelphia Eagles (@ NYG)
Baltimore Ravens (vs. PIT)
Indianapolis Colts (@ JAX)
Cleveland Browns (@ CIN)
Pittsburgh Steelers (@ BAL)
Atlanta Falcons (@ TB)
San Francisco 49ers (@ SEA)
New York Jets (@ BUF)
Denver Broncos (vs. OAK)
Tennessee Titans (@ HOU)

Tier 4

Chicago Bears (@ MIN)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. CLE)
Houston Texans (vs. TEN)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. ATL)
Oakland Raiders (@ DEN)
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. IND)
Arizona Cardinals (@ LAR)
New York Giants (vs. PHI)
Seattle Seahawks (vs. SF)

Tier 5

Washington Redskins (@ DAL)
Los Angeles Chargers (@ KC)
Detroit Lions (vs. GB)
Carolina Panthers (vs. NO)
Miami Dolphins (@ NE)

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