Week 17 is the perfect time to embrace the NFL DFS with the longest fantasy football leagues ending in Week 16. That means it’s time to start thinking about cash games for Week 17. We’ve made a composition and explained of our strategy below.
It starts with an obvious stack of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in a game that promises to be a shootout. They will be extremely property and for good reason. Getting some guaranteed RB touches around this stack gives us a solid Week 17 floor, and then getting to throw in A.J. Coffee also increases the ceiling.
WEEK 17 NOT RATING:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
NFL DFS Week 17: FanDuel Game Tips
QB Matt Ryan, Falcons @ Buccaneers ($ 7,800). In a game that should be a shootout, Ryan and Jameis Winston will also be popular DFS games. We will go with Ryan as the slightly cheaper option that is also less likely to throw three or four interceptions.
RB Austin Ekeler, Chargers @ Chiefs ($ 6,800). Ekeler has a solid floor because of how much the Chargers take care of getting him the ball. Couple that with the Kansas City defense struggling to stop RBs and have a solid game.
RB Adrian Peterson, Redskins @ Cowboys ($ 6,300). This could be Peterson’s last game as a working horse. The Redskins have nothing else to play, so Peterson should see plenty of football in it.
WR Julio Jones, Falcons @ Buccaneers ($ 8,500). Stack Ryan with his top receiver in a dream. Comfortable.
WR A.J. Brown, Titans @ Texans ($ 7,200). Brown is a viable player in any form this week because of his game-breaking talent facing away from a very leaky secondary. Count on a big or two game by Brown, along with plenty of touches to make it worthwhile, even if it doesn’t score.
WR Diontae Johnson, Steelers @ Ravens ($ 6,000). Starting with eight catches in Week 16 and facing a team of Ravens with nothing to play for, Johnson’s explosive should again get the offensive mix he needs to pay his price.
WEEK 17 PPR GRADES:
Running back Wide receiver Tight end
Hayden Hurst vs. Ravens Steelers ($ 4,700). Bet here on Mark Andrews to rest with the Ravens locked in the first seed of the AFC. Hurst would probably have a ton of track in this scenario.
FLEX Todd Gurley, Rams vs. Cardinals ($ 7,800). Anytime you can lock compact limb sets against a worse team for a running back, it’s a solid option and that’s exactly what Gurley offers this week.
D / ST Indianapolis Colts @ Jaguars ($ 4,800). Gardner Minshew has looked absolutely awesome since he got his starting job back from Nick Foles, and the Colts will be at the top of Will Grier. Expect a similar week for Indy.