Fantasy Football: Final Positional Rankings for Week 17

Jay Clemons@ATL_JayClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterDecember 30, 2012

Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles (1,678 total yards, 6 TD) has averaged 168 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns. in his last three outings against the Broncos.
Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles (1,678 total yards, 6 TD) has averaged 168 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns. in his last three outings against the Broncos.Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Here are four revised Sunday countdowns for fantasy Week 17—involving quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends (standard-scoring leagues).

Some of the rankings have been modified to support new developments from the NFL's official injury list.

But as stated many times in this blog, I am not one to overreact to a star player listed as "questionable" prior to kickoff.

My rationale: If a guy practiced twice over the three-day period of Wednesday through Friday, I assume he'll play and garner roughly 70 percent of his standard touches, targets or pass attempts.

One last thing: Please consult the NFL Weather Map before finalizing any lineup dilemmas.

Top 30 Quarterbacks For Sunday

1. Drew Brees vs. Carolina
2. Aaron Rodgers at Minnesota
3. Tom Brady vs. Miami
4. Peyton Manning vs. Kansas City
5. Cam Newton at New Orleans
6. Robert Griffin III vs. Dallas
7. Matthew Stafford vs. Chicago
8. Tony Romo at Washington
9. Russell Wilson vs. St. Louis
10. Colin Kaepernick vs. Arizona
11. Eli Manning vs. Philadelphia
12. Andrew Luck vs. Houston
13. Michael Vick at N.Y. Giants
14. Andy Dalton vs. Baltimore
15. Matt Schaub at Indianapolis
16. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cleveland
17. Philip Rivers vs. Oakland
18. Jay Cutler at Detroit
19. Jake Locker vs. Jacksonville
20. Matt Ryan vs. Tampa Bay (holding a clipboard in second half)
21. Joe Flacco at Cincinnati
22. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. N.Y. Jets
23. Josh Freeman at Atlanta
24. Sam Bradford at Seattle
25. Chad Henne at Tennessee
26. Ryan Tannehill at New England
27. Mark Sanchez at Buffalo
28. Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay
29. Brian Hoyer at San Francisco
30. Terrelle Pryor at San Diego
30a. Brady Quinn at Denver
30b. Thad Lewis at Pittsburgh

Top 40 Running Backs For Sunday

1. Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay
2. Jamaal Charles at Denver
3. Arian Foster at Indianapolis
4. C.J. Spiller vs. N.Y. Jets
5. Marshawn Lynch vs. St. Louis
6. Frank Gore vs. Arizona
7. Alfred Morris vs. Dallas
8. Knowshon Moreno vs. Kansas City
9. Darren McFadden at San Diego
10. Reggie Bush at New England
11. Matt Forte at Detroit
12. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Baltimore
13. Chris Johnson vs. Jacksonville
14. Doug Martin at Atlanta
15. LeSean McCoy at N.Y. Giants
16. Shonn Greene at Buffalo
17. Stevan Ridley vs. Miami
18. Darren Sproles vs. Carolina
19. DeMarco Murray at Washington
20. Steven Jackson at Seattle
21. Bernard Pierce at Cincinnati
22. DeAngelo Williams at New Orleans
23. Michael Turner vs. Tampa Bay
24. Mikel Leshoure vs. Chicago
25. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Philadelphia
26. Jonathan Dwyer vs. Cleveland
27. Vick Ballard vs. Houston
28. Montario Hardesty at Pittsburgh
29. Montell Owens at Tennessee
30. Jackie Battle vs. Oakland
31. LaRod Stephens-Howling at San Francisco
32. Ryan Grant at Minnesota
33. Jacquizz Rodgers vs. Tampa Bay
33a. Robert Turbin vs. St. Louis
34. Mark Ingram vs. Carolina
35. Bryce Brown at N.Y. Giants
36. Bilal Powell at Buffalo
37. Mike Tolbert at New Orleans
38. Danny Woodhead vs. Miami
39. David Wilson vs. Philadelphia
40. Ronnie Brown vs. Oakland
40a. Ben Tate at Indianapolis
40b. Felix Jones at Washington
40c. Ronnie Hillman vs. Kansas City
40d. Beanie Wells at San Francisco

Top 50 Wide Receivers For Sunday

1. Brandon Marshall at Detroit
2. Calvin Johnson vs. Chicago
3. Demaryius Thomas vs. Kansas City
4. Wes Welker vs. Miami
5. Dez Bryant at Washington
6. Andre Johnson at Indianapolis
7. Reggie Wayne vs. Houston
8. Steve Smith at New Orleans
9. James Jones at Minnesota
10. Eric Decker vs. Kansas City
11. Victor Cruz vs. Philadelphia
12. Julio Jones vs. Tampa Bay
13. Jeremy Maclin at N.Y. Giants
14. Vincent Jackson at Atlanta
15. Marques Colston vs. Carolina
16. Steve Johnson vs. N.Y. Jets
17. A.J. Green vs. Baltimore
18. Justin Blackmon at Tennessee
19. Antonio Brown vs. Cleveland
20. Michael Crabtree vs. Arizona
21. Miles Austin at Washington
22. Roddy White vs. Tampa Bay
23. Danario Alexander vs. Oakland
24. Pierre Garcon vs. Dallas
25. Greg Jennings at Minnesota
26. Brandon Lloyd vs. Miami
27. Torrey Smith at Cincinnati
28. Lance Moore vs. Carolina
29. T.Y. Hilton vs. Houston
30. Jordy Nelson at Minnesota
30a. Hakeem Nicks vs. Philadelphia
31. Sidney Rice vs. St. Louis
32. Danny Amendola at Seattle
33. Larry Fitzgerald at San Francisco
34. Nate Washington vs. Jacksonville
35. Emmanuel Sanders vs. Cleveland
36. Josh Gordon at Pittsburgh
37. Denarius Moore at San Diego
38. Domenik Hixon vs. Philadelphia
39. Jeremy Kerley at Buffalo
40. Brian Hartline at New England
41. Donnie Avery vs. Houston
42. Mike Williams at Atlanta
43. Kenny Britt vs. Jacksonville
44. Golden Tate vs. St. Louis
45. Jason Avant at N.Y. Giants
46. Toney Clemons at Tennessee
47. Harry Douglas vs. Tampa Bay
48. Santana Moss vs. Dallas
49. Jarius Wright vs. Green Bay
50. Jon Baldwin at Denver
50a. Alshon Jeffery at Detroit
50b. Brandon Gibson at Seattle
50c. Brandon LaFell at New Orleans
50d. Brandon Stokley vs. Kansas City

Top 25 Tight Ends For Sunday

1. Jason Witten at Washington
2. Jimmy Graham vs. Carolina
3. Aaron Hernandez vs. Miami
4. Greg Olsen at New Orleans
5. Jermichael Finley at Minnesota
6. Tony Gonzalez vs. Tampa Bay
7. Antonio Gates vs. Oakland
8. Kyle Rudolph vs. Green Bay
9. Delanie Walker vs. Arizona
10. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Chicago
11. Brent Celek at N.Y. Giants
12. Owen Daniels at Indianapolis
12a. Rob Gronkowski vs. Miami
13. Jermaine Gresham vs. Baltimore
14. Dennis Pitta at Cincinnati
15. Lance Kendricks at Seattle
16. Jacob Tamme vs. Kansas City
17. Dallas Clark at Atlanta
18. Benjamin Watson at Pittsburgh
19. Coby Fleener vs. Houston
20. Brandon Myers at San Diego
21. Zach Miller vs. St. Louis
22. Joel Dreessen vs. Kansas City
23. Marcedes Lewis at Tennessee
24. Anthony Fasano at New England
25. Tony Moeaki at Denver

Jay Clemons
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