We are at the end of the regular season. Week 17 brings many interesting stories that significantly affect the viability of the NFL DFS for teams and players – some struggling for moorings or play-offs, others resting on starters to prepare for the playoffs and having a good track record conflict for weeks. RotoGrinders’ projected NFL DFS property numbers for the DraftKings and FanDuel competitions are sure to change and lead to thefts on Sunday, but we’re here a little earlier with our weekly report to help you keep up-to-date with your daily updates. .
We will continue to get slot by position and note potentially faded games based on our claimed ownership, but we will present them in a slightly different way than usual. As we approach Sunday, be sure to check your odds and odds to keep track of how your betting lines have moved. Once the games begin, you’ll also be able to see how your players perform using their live scoreboard.
Week 17 DFS LINEUPS:
DK cash DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash
Week 17 DF NFL Predicted Property: Quarterback
Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that Lamar Jackson is not going to play Sunday, setting the stage for Robert Griffin III (vs. Steelers) to begin. The coaching staff has hinted that Trace McSorley will have a chance to see him sometime, putting a lid on Griffin’s floor and ceiling. Kirk Cousins (vs. Bears) is another starter to sit down with the Vikings locked seed no. 6 in the NFC.
Luckily there aren’t many QBs sitting or in danger of playing limited safety. Ryan Tannehill (9.0% on FanDuel and DraftKings) will try to secure a playoff spot for the Titans in a sectional road game with the Texans, with Vegas odds showing Tennessee’s current five-point lead. It’s a nice bonus that Tannehill will fight indoors against the Houston defense that has already taken advantage of this season, and I’ll invest in Tennessee’s answering machine even with Derrick Henry (hamstring) returning from a week’s absence.
Carson Wentz (13.5% for FanDuel, 13.0% for DraftKings) and the Eagles need a win to secure the NFC East. A few weeks ago they finished with this Giants team and managed to get a late win and will see Daniel Jones unlike Eli Manning in Week 17. With Zach Ertz (ribs, back) and Wentz already in a number of His top trappers, I will not invest in his services on Sunday. It is designed to be the most popular QB on the plate and I’m not sure its ceiling guarantees it. New York does not have a compelling defense pass by any stretch, but I do not know that the Eagles have the necessary catches to take full advantage of them.
Other notable low-QBs with the opportunity to develop: Deshaun Watson (against the Titans), Matt Ryan (@ Buccaneers)
Other notable QBs that I think are overpriced: Tom Brady (against dolphins)
MORE WEEK 17 DFS: Prices | Line manufacturer
Week 17 NFL DFS Predicted Properties: Running
Although his team is out of the playoffs, the Panthers are expected to remain in the limelight Christian McCaffrey‘S snaps against the Saints. There are still some potential milestones to hit, so the top dog in the RB team still has a huge role to play. Except for Mark Ingram (calf) sitting outside and opening the door for Justice Hill, there is nothing to mention in terms of sitting tactics.
Miles Sanders (@ Giants) and Joe Mixon (vs. Browns) both run at or below seven percent on FanDuel and DraftKings. They have very different motivations – Sanders is struggling for a playoff spot, while Mixon is just trying to close the season on a high note against an opponent – but both have inspired GPP upwards. Brown is a bit of a disaster. They had their ambitions after the end of the year, malfunctioned among their best players and would end the season against one of the NFL’s worst teams. Mixon had already touched on them in the first meeting between these teams and I expected the Bengals to feed him again.
As for Sanders, Jordan Howard’s return adds some uncertainty, but with how well the Eagles play back, I don’t see Howard working very hard. Sanders has a lot to add to the play he gets with how the Eagles hit WR and TE, and I don’t expect that to change on Sunday.
Low Owned RBs with the Opportunity to Develop: Nick Chubb (@Bangals)
RBs that I think are overpriced: Damien Williams (vs. Chargers)
17 WEEKS PPR RATING: Running Back Wide Receiver | Tight end
Week 17 Predicted NFL DFS Ownership: Wide Receiver
I summed up the malfunction in Cleveland and not only disappointed Odell Beckham but also dealt with the myriad of injuries that start Sunday with an illness. I still expect it to play, but I like the breath Jarvis Landry (8% for FanDuel, 3% for DraftKings) in the finale of his season against the Bengals. As throughout his career, Landry was a monster target for Baker Mayfield and a Cincinnati secondary secondary tie should provide the Browns with some playing opportunities. I prefer Landry to DraftKings thanks to PPR full score.
Although it’s going to be popular, I’ll be on Steven Sims (@ Cowboys) Schedules come on Sunday. Terry McLaurin (concussion) was ruled out and the rookie was eating a big share of the goal in Washington’s offense. It’s also an advantage for the Sims to have Case Keenum down the center, a better pass than first-round rookie Dwayne Haskins. Sims have to be in the store to drive “Skins in target share” and at its current industry-wide price, I’ll invest in cash games and GPP.
Other noteworthy low-priced WRs with the opportunity to develop: Robert Woods (vs. Cardinals), Russell Gage (@Buccaneers)
Other notable WRs that I think are overpriced: John Ross (vs. Browns), Courtland Sutton (vs. Raiders)
WEEK 17 RATING NON REPORTS:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
Week 17 NFL DFS Predicted Ownership: Tight end
With Ertz (ribs, back) out on what is essentially a must-win for the Eagles against the Giants, Dallas Gomert (9% for FanDuel and 16% for DraftKings as of now, but those numbers will increase after Ertz news) should play an integral role in Philly’s offense against the Giants. It is a team that can attack with TE and with no real talent in WR or behind TE, Goedert should aim for Ertz and have a shot to be the highest scoring player in the position.
If you are looking for something on the cheaper / contrarian side, Caden Smith (vs. Eagles) has an appeal on the other side of the race. Evan Engram stays out and Smith has played the overwhelming majority of times for the Giants and runs regularly and as we saw last week is absolutely a choice for Daniel Jones in the red zone.
One last thing to keep in mind – our scheduled property page is likely to change slightly from this writing until Sunday morning. There is still a lot of news to come and it is not uncommon for a new surprise to fall a few hours before kickoff. Stay up to date with POWN this weekend and be sure to keep track of the RotoGrinders DFS Alerts!