Thursday, January 27, 2022

Fantasy Football Week 17 Running Back Preview: Waiver wire adds, projections, DFS plays, and more

Fantasy Football Week 17 Running Back Preview: Waiver wire adds, projections, DFS plays, and more

Everything you need to know about running back in Week 17

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The Week 16 running back breakouts came in bunches. Unfortunately for anyone who benefitted, they’re unlikely to be repeated. 

Austin Ekeler has already cleared the COVID protocols, which means Justin Jackson will be back in his backup role, and Dalvin Cook could be back as well. Rex Burkhead probably isn’t repeating either, considering he had more yards in Week 16 than he had in the four prior games combined. That means you need to look to the waiver wire, and even there things are dicey, especially in Philadelphia.

We do not expect Miles Sanders to play, which would open the door up for Jordan Howard. But Howard left Week 16 with a stinger. If Howard can’t go, Boston Scott would be expected to be the lead back, but Kenneth Gainwell would also be involved. Because this run offense is so prolific, it’s worthwhile to consider adding all of the Eagles running backs, just in case. 

If you don’t have that many roster spots I’ll prioritize them in the waiver wire section below.

Let’s get to the rest of the Week 17 RB Preview:

Week 16 RB Preview

The following players are not being projected to play Week 16 at this time. Here’s what it means:

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Numbers to know

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Matchups that matter

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Waiver Wire Targets

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Heath’s Projections

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