This article is part of our Weekly Rankings series.
Quick Sunday update complete
Week 17 issues - I'm worried about Philly, Kansas City, the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville benching their starters this week, thus the primary players on each team, plus their defenses have been ranked lower than I normally would place them. ***The Steelers now plan to bench their top players on Sunday.***
No Thursday or Saturday Games
Here are my rankings (if you want a second opinion, please see our formula-based projections - these are not tied into my rankings at all) for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: four points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards. ***Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues.***
I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice. The timing of those updates will vary based on the news at hand and my schedule for the given week. But the first of those updates usually won't happen until Thursday. At any rate, I will post a "last updated" note at the top of the article, or an "update in progress" note if it's while I'm doing it. If there is no such note, that means it's my first pass at the rankings for this current week.
By all means, if you want to discuss a rank,