1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Detroit
2 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. New Orleans …Ryan and the Falcons should be motivated needing a win to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs, while Ryan gets to face the 30th-ranked pass defense in front of the home crowd
3 Kirk Cousins, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants …Cousins will need 370 yards to join the 5,000 club in Week 17, a huge home game for the Redskins who need the win to get in the playoffs (while the Giants will have nothing to play for, locked in as the 5th seed)
4 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
5 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Atlanta
6 Tom Brady, New England at Miami
7 Russell Wilson, Seattle at San Francisco
8 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Green Bay
9 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
10 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Indianapolis
11 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Kansas City
12 Carson Palmer, Arizona at Los Angeles
13 Cam Newton, Carolina at Tampa Bay
14 Sam Bradford, Minnesota vs. Chicago
15 Matt Moore, Miami vs. New England
16 Alex Smith, Kansas City at San Diego
17 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Cincinnati
18 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Washington
19 Matt Barkley, Chicago at Minnesota
20 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
21 E.J. Manuel, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets …Manuel will get the Week 17 start for the Bills
22 Tom Savage, Houston at Tennessee
23 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs. Seattle
24 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
25 Dak Prescott, Dallas at Philadelphia …You have to be worried on all the Cowboys as they have nothing to play for having sewed-up the number one seed — all the Cowboys have been lowered in the Week 17 rankings
26 Matt Cassel, Tennessee vs. Houston
27 Matt McGloin, Oakland at Denver
28 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
29 Trevor Siemian, Denver vs. Oakland
30 Landry Jones, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland …Pittsburgh will sit their key starters in Week 17, including Ben Roethlisberger
31 Robert Griffin III, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
32 Jared Goff, Los Angeles vs. Arizona
33 Mark Sanchez, Dallas at Philadelphia
34 Paxton Lynch, Denver vs. Oakland …Trevor Siemian will get the start but Denver says they are going to play Lynch as well


Running Back
1 David Johnson, Arizona at Los Angeles
2 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. New Orleans …Freeman had over 200 yards and a score in the Falcons’ first game against New Orleans this year
3 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
4 Jordan Howard, Chicago at Minnesota
5 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Atlanta …The squeaky wheel got big-time attention last week with Ingram getting the goallline touches (and goes in for two short ones) — look for Ingram to continue to have a big role this week
6 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Denver …Murray scored three touchdowns in the earlier game against the Broncos, and with Matt McGloin under center you would think the Raiders would try to lean more on the veteran back
7 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
8 LeGarrette Blount, New England at Miami
9 Frank Gore, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
10 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Dallas …Sproles should be in store for a workhorse role this week with Ryan Mathews out with a neck/back injury
11 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
12 Thomas Rawls, Seattle at San Francisco …Rawls (shoulder) will need to be monitored
13 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina …Rodgers is set to start for the Buccaneers in Week 17 with Doug Martin having been suspended
14 Jay Ajayi, Miami vs. New England …Ajayi cranked out a third 200-yard rushing game this season last week, just the fourth player in NFL history to do so joining the short list of Tiki Barber, Earl Campbell and O.J. Simpson — Ajayi (shoulder) however will need to be monitored
15 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles vs. Arizona …It would be a season-high game, but Gurley needs 155 yards to achieve a 1,000-yard rushing game this season
16 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Houston …With Houston knocked out of the playoffs, it’s hard to imagine an overly-inspired game for Murray and perhaps the Titans let the rookie Derrick Henry bang it out in this final and suddenly meaningless game for the Titans
17 Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore at Cincinnati …With the Ravens out of the playoffs, look for them to perhaps see what Dixon can do more as a featured back
18 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota vs. Chicago
19 DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland …UPDATE: Le’Veon Bell will sit out this week, leaving Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint to carry the workload
20 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas at Philadelphia …Elliott has already walked away with the 2016 NFL rushing crown, with 1,631 rushing yards he has an 363-yard lead on 2nd-place DeMarco Murray — you have to think Elliott will get benched early at some point to save him more for the playoffs
21 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Houston
22 Spencer Ware, Kansas City at San Diego …Ware (chest injury) will need to be monitored; UPDATE: Ware will be a game-time decision
23 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
24 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at Tampa Bay
25 Zach Zenner, Detroit vs. Green Bay
26 Ronnie Hillman, San Diego vs. Kansas City …UPDATE: Melvin Gordon won’t play in this one, leaving Hillman to get the start and most of the work
27 Rex Burkhead, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore …UPDATE: Jeremy Hill (knee) likely will miss this week leaving Burkhead to handle the bulk of the work
28 Alfred Blue, Houston at Tennessee …UPDATE: Lamar Miller (ankle) has been ruled out; Blue will start Week 17 for the Texans
29 Dion Lewis, New England at Miami
30 Alex Collins, Seattle at San Francisco …Collins could be a Week 17 boost to totals with Thomas Rawls nursing a shoulder injury
31 Terrance West, Baltimore at Cincinnati
32 Mike Gillislee, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
33 Devontae Booker, Denver vs. Oakland
34 Robert Kelley, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants …Kelley (knee) will need to be monitored
35 Paul Perkins, N.Y. Giants at Washington
36 Fitzgerald Toussaint, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
37 James White, New England at Miami …There is room for three running backs to potentially start in this offense — LeGarrette Blount scored two more TDs last week, Dion Lewis had 57 yards and James White caught three receptions with a score
38 Shaun Draughn, San Francisco vs. Seattle …Carlos Hyde injured his knee leaving Draughn likely to start in Week 17
39 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants at Washington
40 Matt Asiata, Minnesota vs. Chicago
41 Justin Forsett, Denver vs. Oakland
42 Jalen Richard, Oakland at Denver
43 Chris Thompson, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
44 Charcandrick West, Kansas City at San Diego …West could have a larger role in Week 17 with Spencer Ware dealing with a chest injury
45 Tim Hightower, New Orleans at Atlanta
46 Robert Turbin, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
47 Darren McFadden, Dallas at Philadelphia
48 Mack Brown, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants …Brown could get the start if Rob Kelley (knee) is unable to go
49 Byron Marshall, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
50 Kenyan Drake, Miami vs. New England
51 Akeem Hunt, Houston at Tennessee
52 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland at Pittsburgh …Johnson (ankle) will need to be monitored
53 Dwayne Washington, Detroit vs. Green Bay
54 Travaris Cadet, New Orleans at Atlanta
55 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville at Indianapolis …Ivory (hamstring) will need to be monitored
56 DeAndre Washington, Oakland at Denver
57 Jeremy Langford, Chicago at Minnesota
58 Christine Michael, Green Bay at Detroit
59 Brandon Wilds, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
60 Terrell Watson, Philadelphia vs. Dallas


Wide Receivers
1 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Detroit …Nelson has gone over 90 yards in seven of his past nine games and now has 13 TDs on the season
2 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina …Evans comes into this game with a career-best 91 receptions, and you have to wonder if the team feeds him 9 receptions to get to a 100-catch season
3 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
4 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
5 Davante Adams, Green Bay at Detroit
6 Michael Thomas, New Orleans at Atlanta
7 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Atlanta
8 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City at San Diego …Hill remains too hot to sit — with 7 TDs in his past five games
9 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Oakland
10 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Oakland
11 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at San Francisco …Baldwin has been a huge 2016 re-sleeper turned gold — Baldwin leaves Week 16 as WR6 (now at 92/1084/7 with a game left against the 49ers)
12 Julian Edelman, New England at Miami
13 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Green Bay
14 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants at Washington
15 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Tennessee
16 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville at Indianapolis …Jacksonville should have fired Gus Bradley sooner (he leaves with the 2nd-worst winning percentage ever for coaches with 50-plus games) — Robinson fired up for a season-best 147 yards on 12 targets last week
17 Ty Montgomery, Green Bay at Detroit
18 Adam Thielen, Minnesota vs. Chicago …Thielen comes into this one off a massive 202-yard day, and he is set to be the top Vikings’ receiver option with Stefon Diggs (hip) expected to miss this game
19 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Los Angeles …Fitzgerald should be a lock for five receptions, which he needs to lead the NFL in receptions in 2016 (with Antonio Brown out)
20 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. New England
21 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Cincinnati …Smith is playing in his final NFL game as he has said he plans to retire after the 2016 season
22 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
23 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City at San Diego
24 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets …Watkins comes off a huge 154-yard game but it’s hard not to drop him some with E.J. Manuel getting the Week 17 start
25 Willie Snead, New Orleans at Atlanta
26 Tyrell Williams, San Diego vs. Kansas City
27 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville at Indianapolis
28 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
29 J.J. Nelson, Arizona at Los Angeles …Nelson comes into this one having scored in four straight games
30 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland at Pittsburgh …Pryor needs 87 yards for a 1,000-yard season
31 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at Tampa Bay
32 Jamison Crowder, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
33 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Minnesota
34 Chris Hogan, New England at Miami …UPDATE: Hogan should get added targets this week with Malcolm Mitchell to miss game
35 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta vs. New Orleans …UPDATE: Sanu should have a larger role with Taylor Gabriel (foot) ruled out
36 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants at Washington
37 Cameron Meredith, Chicago at Minnesota …Meredith and Matt Barkley have some chemistry going on — with 24 receptions, 314 yards and 2 TDs in his past three games, Meredith has been the #2 WR over Weeks 14-16
38 DeVante Parker, Miami vs. New England
39 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Philadelphia
40 Dontrelle Inman, San Diego vs. Kansas City
41 Anquan Boldin, Detroit vs. Green Bay
42 Amari Cooper, Oakland at Denver
43 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at Denver
44 Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland …Rodgers will become the de facto #1 receiver this week for the Steelers with so many starters sitting
45 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
46 Mike Wallace, Baltimore at Cincinnati
47 Kenny Stills, Miami vs. New England
48 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina at Tampa Bay
49 Marvin Jones, Detroit vs. Green Bay
50 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Houston
51 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Detroit …UPDATE: Cobb (ankle) will need to be monitored, he will be a game-time decision
52 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
53 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Dallas …UPDATE: Matthews has missed most of practice this week with an ankle injury and is being dropped in the Week 17 rankings
54 Robby Anderson, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
55 Will Fuller, Houston at Tennessee
56 Travis Benjamin, San Diego vs. Kansas City
57 Michael Floyd, New England at Miami …UPDATE: Floyd should get additional opportunities this week with Malcolm Mitchell set to miss the game
58 Breshad Perriman, Baltimore at Cincinnati
59 Corey Coleman, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
60 Geronimo Allison, Green Bay at Detroit …If Randall Cobb can’t go, Allison will get the nod again and he performed well last week collecting 66 yards on four receptions
61 Cole Beasley, Dallas at Philadelphia
62 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle at San Francisco
63 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants at Washington …Cruz comes into this one off an 8-catch, 84-yard game on 13 targets
64 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville …Dorsett should have an expanded role in Week 17 if Donte Moncrief (shoulder) sits
65 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
66 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles vs. Arizona
67 Paul Richardson, Seattle at San Francisco …Richardson scored his first touchdown last week and could have an expanded role with Tyler Lockett out due to a broken leg
68 Cody Core, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore …Core had 14 targets last week
69 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
70 Robert Woods, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
71 Bryan Walters, Jacksonville at Indianapolis
72 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
73 Brian Quick, Los Angeles vs. Arizona
74 Aldrick Robinson, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
75 Rod Streater, San Francisco vs. Seattle


Tight End
1 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at San Diego …Kelce has over 100 yards receiving in five of his six past games
2 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Kansas City …Gates needs one touchdown to tie Tony Gonzalez for the all-time NFL lead for touchdowns by a tight end
3 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Tampa Bay
4 Jimmy Graham, Seattle at San Francisco
5 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
6 Eric Ebron, Detroit vs. Green Bay
7 Coby Fleener, New Orleans at Atlanta …Fleener is hard to trust but he did have his best game of the season (7/109/1) the first time the Saints faced the Falcons this season
8 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Houston
9 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota vs. Chicago
10 Martellus Bennett, New England at Miami
11 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston at Tennessee
12 Charles Clay, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets …Clay has four touchdowns in his past three games, but EJ Manuel at quarterback makes Clay slightly less attractive
13 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
14 Jared Cook, Green Bay at Detroit
15 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at Cincinnati
16 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
17 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
18 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
19 Hunter Henry, San Diego vs. Kansas City
20 Brandon Myers, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina …Myers could get the Week 17 start with Cameron Brate dealing with a back injury
21 Jermaine Gresham, Arizona at Los Angeles
22 Dion Sims, Miami vs. New England
23 Jason Witten, Dallas at Philadelphia
24 Jesse James, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
25 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants at Washington
26 Garrett Celek, San Francisco vs. Seattle
27 Vernon Davis, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
28 Ryan Griffin, Houston at Tennessee
29 C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
30 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay at Detroit


1 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Cincinnati
3 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
4 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Miami
5 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Oakland
6 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at San Diego
7 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Detroit
8 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at San Francisco
9 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
10 Wil Lutz, New Orleans at Atlanta
11 Dustin Hopkins, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
12 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Green Bay
13 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Philadelphia
14 Graham Gano, Carolina at Tampa Bay
15 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Los Angeles
16 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
17 Kai Forbath, Minnesota vs. Chicago
18 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
19 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland at Denver
20 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
21 Nick Novak, Houston at Tennessee
22 Josh Lambo, San Diego vs. Kansas City
23 Jason Myers, Jacksonville at Indianapolis
24 Robbie Gould, N.Y. Giants at Washington
25 Andrew Franks, Miami vs. New England
26 Connor Barth, Chicago at Minnesota
27 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Houston
28 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
29 Randy Bullock, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
30 Cody Parkey, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
31 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles vs. Arizona
32 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. Seattle


1 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
2 Arizona DT, Arizona at Los Angeles
3 Seattle DT, Seattle at San Francisco
4 Denver DT, Denver vs. Oakland
5 Baltimore DT, Baltimore at Cincinnati
6 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at San Diego
7 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
8 Minnesota DT, Minnesota vs. Chicago
9 New England DT, New England at Miami
10 Houston DT, Houston at Tennessee
11 Washington DT, Washington vs. N.Y. Giants
12 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
13 Green Bay DT, Green Bay at Detroit
14 Oakland DT, Oakland at Denver
15 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
16 Carolina DT, Carolina at Tampa Bay
17 Dallas DT, Dallas at Philadelphia
18 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville
19 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Houston
20 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. Kansas City
21 Atlanta DT, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
22 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants at Washington
23 Chicago DT, Chicago at Minnesota
24 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville at Indianapolis
25 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
26 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo
27 Miami DT, Miami vs. New England
28 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles vs. Arizona
29 Detroit DT, Detroit vs. Green Bay
30 New Orleans DT, New Orleans at Atlanta
31 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
32 San Francisco DT, San Francisco vs. Seattle