Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Week 17: Running Backs

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Week 17: Running Backs

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USATSI_8117376_154224518_lowres#1 C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

The Bills may be done for the year in terms of contending for a playoff spot in the AFC, but one player will be looking to make an impression in the regular-season finale against the New York Jets.

Spiller will likely continue his impressive season with a solid performance against the Jets’ defense on Sunday.

The 25-year-old has had a career year this season with 1,572 yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns. Expect more of the same from Spiller on Sunday against the banged up secondary of the Jets.

#2 Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

Although rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has stolen the spotlight from all other rookies in the NFL this season, fellow rookie teammate Morris is having an impressive start to his career in the league. Morris is approaching a 1,500-yard season with 1,413 rushing yards coming into this weekend’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

With the NFC East division title on the line, the Redskins’ coaching staff will continue to lean heavily on Morris, especially with Griffin still not a 100 percent after suffering a knee injury a few weeks ago.

#3 Shonn Greene, New York Jets

Although not the worst team in the NFL, no other franchise in the league wants to put this season behind them than the Jets. With all sorts of controversy on a weekly basis and some potentially drastic changes on the horizon, New York wants this season over as quickly as possible.

With Mark Sanchez back under center this week, the Jets will likely turn to the run game to get their offense going against the Bills. Greene stands to benefit from this and may be on the best fantasy backs in Week 17 as a result.

Sleeper of the Week: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers

Other Notable RBs for Week 17: Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings) vs. Green Bay Packers, Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks) vs. St. Louis Rams, Arian Foster (Houston Texans) vs. Indianapolis Colts, Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens) vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Doug Martin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Atlanta Falcons, Frank Gore (San Francisco 49ers) vs. Arizona Cardinals, Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Reggie Bush (Miami Dolphins) vs. New England Patriots