Week 17 RB rankings

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated 12:24 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 30

Here are PFW's Week 17 RB rankings:

  1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Packers
  2. C.J. Spiller, Bills vs. Jets
  3. Arian Foster, Texans at Colts                
  4. Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Cowboys
  5. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks vs. Rams
  6. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  7. Stevan Ridley, Patriots vs. Dolphins
  8. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs at Broncos
  9. Doug Martin, Buccaneers at Falcons
  10. Matt Forte, Bears at Lions
  11. Shonn Greene, Jets at Bills
  12. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Jaguars
  13. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Patriots
  14. Darren McFadden, Raiders at Chargers
  15. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys at Redskins
  16. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Saints
  17. Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Panthers
  18. Frank Gore, 49ers vs. Cardinals
  19. LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Giants
  20. Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Panthers
  21. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals vs. Ravens
  22. Steven Jackson, Rams at Seahawks
  23. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs. Eagles                               
  24. Mikel Leshoure, Lions vs. Bears
  25. Bernard Pierce, Ravens at Bengals (UP)
  26. Vick Ballard, Colts vs. Texans
  27. Jackie Battle, Chargers vs. Raiders
  28. David Wilson, Giants vs. Eagles
  29. Bilal Powell, Jets at Bills
  30. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers vs. Browns
  31. Keith Toston, Jaguars at Titans (ADDED)
  32. Danny Woodhead, Patriots vs. Dolphins
  33. Ray Rice, Ravens at Bengals (DOWN)
  34. Joique Bell, Lions vs. Bears
  35. Montario Hardesty, Browns at Steelers
  36. Ryan Grant, Packers at Vikings
  37. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs at Broncos
  38. Ben Tate, Texans at Colts
  39. Michael Turner, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  40. Alex Green, Packers at Vikings                         
  41. Lamar Miller, Dolphins at Patriots
  42. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  43. Ronnie Brown, Chargers vs. Raiders                               INJ
  44. Beanie Wells, Cardinals at 49ers
  45. Mike Tolbert, Panthers at Saints
  46. Chris Ivory, Saints, Saints vs. Panthers
  47. Bryce Brown, Eagles at Giants
  48. LaMichael James, 49ers vs. Cardinals
  49. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals at 49ers
  50. Robert Turbin, Seahawks vs. Rams
  51. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers vs. Browns
  52. Khalil Bell, Bears at Lions
  53. Mike Goodson, Raiders at Chargers
  54. Keith Toston, Jaguars at Titans (DOWN)
  55. Jamie Harper, Titans vs. Jaguars                                       INJ
  56. DuJuan Harris, Packers at Vikings
  57. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  58. Isaac Redman, Steelers vs. Browns
  59. Daryl Richardson, Rams at Seahawks
  60. Justin Forsett, Texans at Colts
  61. Toby Gerhart, Vikings vs. Packers
  62. John Kuhn, Packers at Vikings
  63. William Powell, Cardinals at 49ers
  64. Armando Allen, Bears at Lions                                          INJ

Not listed: Fred Jackson, Bills; Rashad Jennings, Jaguars; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars; Ryan Mathews, Chargers; Willis McGahee, Broncos; Montell Owens, Jaguars; Trent Richardson, Browns; James Starks, Packers; Jonathan Stewart, Panthers; Pierre Thomas, Saints

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.