There is a reason that most fantasy football leagues of the season do not play in Week 17. There will be a handful of teams that will support key players for the final, most notably the Ravens.
The top seed of the AFC will not make the fantastic 2019 QB championship, Lamar Jackson, available to run or actually pass. Baltimore will also not get any chance of running back Mark Ingram with his calf squad before the playoffs. Minnesota and Buffalo are two other playoff teams locked up.
Decider is still slashing the schedule to offer another week of start / sit series decisions and DFS options for the 2019 NFL season. Sporting News NFL writer Vinnie Iyer destroys matchups and helps you select players to deploy or avoid in Week 17.
WEEK 17 NOT RATING:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
Fantasy Football Week 17 Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks
It starts normally
Patrick Mohams, Managers (vs. LAC), Deshaun Watson, Texans (vs. TEN), Russell Wilson, Seahawks (vs. SF), Drew Brees, Saints (CAR), Dak Prescott, Cowboys Rodgers, Packers (at DET), Jameis Winston, Buccaneers (vs. ATL)
Ryan Tannehill, Titans (at HOU). He continued his hot QB1 run against the Saints and with everything on the line here, he can put up another enjoyable game against this defense.
Matt Ryan, Falcons (on TB). He put in big yardage in a big win, but didn’t have the touchdowns. She’s getting those this week.
Carson Wentz, Eagles (at NYG). He has recovered from a tough few months to put steady numbers out of necessity and creativity slowly, and this matchup remains as good as it was in Week 14.
Tom Brady, Patriots (vs. MIA). He can probably hit 250 and 2 while playing from the current game with the offense starting to find some answers at the right time.
Daniel Jones, Giants (vs. PHI). He throws quarters and a half dollars against the Redskins. He’s taking his turn at this junior and can do better than Eli did.
Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (vs. SEA). The numbers have been slowly depreciated due to turnover and insufficient TD. This changes against a depleted D.
Jared Goff, Rams (vs. ARI). It destroys the Cardinals in Arizona and will get their emotions out of the playoffs.
Drew Lock, Broncos (vs. OAK, $ 5,800 for DraftKings, $ 7,100 for FanDuel). Raiders have no answers for the main guns of the downfield. The beginner will be aggressive to return good value.
The Keenum Case, Redskins (at DAL, $ 4,500 for DraftKings, $ 6,800 for FanDuel). Here is your complete offer for Dwayne Haskins. Cowboys’ D gives and the game script calls at least for solid waste production.
Andy Dalton, Bengals (vs. CLE), Baker Mayfield, Browns (at CIN
WEEK 17 PPR GRADES:
Running back Wide receiver Tight end
Fantastic Week 17 of Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
It starts weaker
Josh Allen, Accounts (vs. NYJ). Buffalo is not committed to resting players, but let’s assume he’ll take every precaution with his QB.
Cyril Murray, Cardinals (at LAR). They look like they can go with him to end the league season with a bad hamstring, but that should limit his run if he goes, and the matchup can be difficult for a sudden-looking offense.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings (vs. CHI). His numbers have gone into a hurry with other offensive issues and there is no reason for Minnesota to play him here.
Philip Rivers, Chargers (at KC). He will be motivated to show he can still do so in 2020, but defending the Chiefs will have other ideas.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (NE). Don’t push Fitzmagic into this bad matchup.
Gardner Minshew, Jaguars (vs. IND). Minshew Mania has been dragged down fast enough to the point that you can’t use it in a good matchup.
Mitchell Trubisky, bears (at MIN). You can put numbers in the Vikings’ secondary, but on their fronts they want to have a home tuneup before the playoffs.
Sam Darnold, Jets (at BUF), Jacoby Brissett, Colts (at JAX)
Week 17 of DFS:
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Fantasy Football Week 17 Start ‘Em: Running Back
It starts normally
Mr. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers (vs. NO), Dalvin Cook, Vikings (whether playing either Alexander Mattison or Mike Boone vs. GB), Saquon Barkley, Giants (vs. PHI), Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys), Aaron Jones, Packers (at DET), Derrick Henry, Titans (if playing, at HOU), Leonard Fournette, Jaguars (vs. IND), Alvin Kamara, Saints (at CAR), Nick Chubb,), LeeVeon Bell, Jets (at BUF) ), Todd Gurley, Rams (vs. ARI), Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, Chargers (at KC), Joe Mixon, Bengals (vs. CLE), Josh Jacobs plays or DeAndre Washington, at DEN), Miles Sanders, Eagles (at NYG) ), Kenyan Drake, Cardinals (at LAR), Marlon Mack, Colts (at JAX)
Sony Michel and James White, Patriots (vs. MIA). Patriots have re-committed their offense again with much of it flowing through their backs with some major receiver restrictions. The matchup is also great for Michel and White, and there is also more hope for strong production from back to back (see below).
Phillip Lindsay, Broncos (vs. OAK). Lindsay passed the Lions’ sieve for a defense and the Raiders continue to give more than a run. Royce Freeman can also be effective with another chance.
Raheem Mostert, 49ers (vs. SEA). He has done the job consistently with the role of the mini lead and will be leaning towards the most important game after what Drake did in defense of the Seahawks.
Damien Williams, Managers (vs. LAC). It looks like their back again, and the Chargers have just come out of the Raiders.
Adrian Peterson, Redskins (at DAL). This may be his swan song, and the native Texan will have to run hard to get at least one more score.
Carlos Hyde, Texans (vs. TEN). He ran inside them well the first time, and would want to stay a little more grounded after not getting anything going in Tampa.
Kareem Hunt, Browns (at CIN). Both Browns backs will end well behind the Ravens wall.
Latavius Murray, Saints (in CAR). The Panthers defense is running and will be having fun with Kamara.
Kerryon Johnson, Lions (for GB, $ 4,500 for DraftKings, $ 4,500 for FanDuel). Johnson returned from a knee injury and received a decent tone in Denver. It should get more basic touches here to deliver some viable cash game points.
Rex Burkhead, Patriots (vs. MIA, $ 4,500 for DraftKings, $ 6,200 for FanDuel). Rex had a huge impact on the Patriots slowly, due to his hybrid nature. He has to stay busy with Michel and White and TD’s recent love cannot be ignored.
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Fantasy Football Week 17 Sit ‘Em: Running Back
It starts weaker
All Hawks (at TB). Devonta Freeman had a great game against the Jaguars, but he was still giving key touchdowns to Brian Hill, and Qadree Ollison is still around. This is not attractive to the Bucs defense.
All Ravens (vs. PIT). Gus Edwards and Justice Hill take over Ingram for a week, but the Steelers are too run-ins to trust an unknown splitfield.
All Steelers (at BAL). Here we go again with Benny Snell Jr., Kerryth White and Jaylen Samuels. Not even thanks to the Ravens sitting Brandon Williams.
All invoices (vs. NYJ). There’s no point playing too much Devin Singletary or Frank Gore here with the seed locked up and the Jets defense strong.
All bears (in MIN). David Montgomery and Ty Cohen are coming off a very difficult match.
All Seahawks (at SF). Travis Homer, Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin make a difficult match.
All Buccaneers (vs. ATL). The Falcons were better than the delay, so Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber didn’t sound good.
All dolphins (in the NE). Muscle Gaskin hits, Patrick Leeds fades and the defense of the Patriots is very good.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Start ‘Em: Wide Receivers
It starts normally
DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (vs. TEN), Michael Thomas, Saints (in CAR), Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (vs. LAC), David Adams, Packers (in DET), Julio Jones, Falcons Chargers (from KC), Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (vs. SF), Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, Cowboys (vs. WAS), Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, Browns (at CIN), Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, (vs. ARI), Allen Robinson, bears at MIN), DJ Moore, Panthers (if playing vs. NO), Julian Edelman, Patriots (vs. MIA), Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. OAK), DeVante Parker, Dolphins (in NE), DJ Chark, Jaguars (vs. IND), A.I. Brown, Titans (at HOU), Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers (vs. ATL), Kenny Golladay, Lions (vs. GB)
Terry McLaurin, Redskins (at DAL). He’s back with Keenum and the volume should be high in the second half against the Cowboys.
Tyler Boyd, Bengals (vs. CLE). It has blown up in a dolphin smash spot and will continue to go here.
Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel, 49ers (vs. SEA). The secondary Seahawks are injured, and the speed and speed of this duo can pose significant problems.
Darius Slayton and Golden Tate, Giants (vs. PHI). Slayton will have to recover in a matchup that belongs to Week 14, and Tate continues to have a high floor with Jones dealing.
T.Y. Hilton, Colts (vs. JAX). Hilton will be called upon to complete a difficult season at a high level in a team he likes to carry.
Jamison Crowder, Jets (at BUF). He burned them in Week 1 and with the strong secondary power of the bills, perhaps seated, Robby Anderson is also more viable if Tre’Davious White sat down.
Justin Watson, Buccaneers (vs. ATL). It is elementary that he will get involved with Perriman again.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (vs. LAR). It was decent in the first game against them, scored last week and should be their most reliable target in what could be their final NFL game.
Greg Ward, Eagles (at NYG, $ 4,700 at DraftKings, $ 5,600 at FanDuel). Ward remains easy on top, and the price remains good for a great matchup.
Kenny Stills, Texans (vs. TEN, $ 4,600 for DraftKings, $ 5,800 for FanDuel). The Stills will need to do more damage in a good position with Will Fuller unlikely to play.
Chris Conley, Jaguars (vs. IND, $ 4,500 for DraftKings, $ 5,800 for FanDuel). Conley scored three TDs in two weeks and could finish strong against a weak second with Chark a little slower.
Allen Lazard, Packers (at DET), Russell Gage, Falcons (at TB), Tre’Quan Smith, Saints (at CAR)
Fantasy 17th Week Soccer Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers
It starts weaker
DK Metcalf, Seahawks (at SF). They forgot about him with Patrick Peterson in him, and is forced to take Richard Sherman’s treatment out.
JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington, Steelers (at BAL). Duck Hodges is bad at the front, so you can’t trust them at the back.
Mike Williams, Chargers (at KC). The secondary section of the leaders is real and does not allow for many big projects.
Christian Kirk, Cardinals (at LAR). The ankle is not right and could see someone Jalen Ramsey.
Tyrell Williams, Raiders (at DEN). He did well in Week 1, but Chris Harris Jr. can slow him down at home.
N’Keal Harry, Patriots (vs. MIA). It has more buzz, but the volume can’t be trusted in a heavy running game.
Brandin Cooks, Rams (vs. ARI). The cooks will probably design a refurbished Peterson, so don’t wait for another trip to the end zone.
Curtis Samuel, Panthers (vs. NO). So much for Will Grier who is a gunslinger who can really get the ball downfield.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Start ‘Em: Tight Ends
It starts normally
James Keats, 49ers (vs. SEA), Travis Kelce, Chiefs (vs. LAC), Darren Waller, Raiders (at DEN), Zach Ertz, Eagles, Austin Hooper, Falcons (vs. TB), Jared Cook, Saints (in CAR)
Dallas Goedert, Eagles (vs. NYG). Goedert broke the Cowboys and may need even more than usual if Ertz can’t play through his abused sides.
Jonnu Smith, Titans (at HOU). With Corey Davis, they realized that they would lean more on him with Brown in a nice match.
Jacob Hollister, Seahawks (at SF). The 49ers are still weak against the tight end because of their belt coverage and maybe another week without Jaquiski Tartt.
O.J. Howard, Buccaneers (vs. ATL). Look for more basic goals for him at a very nice point
Noah Fant, Broncos (vs. OAK). The raiders have tried to cover the tight end of all time.
Jason Witten, Cowboys (vs. WAS). There is a good chance that he will get a small score in what could be his final game.
Irv Smith Jr., Vikings (for CHI, $ 2,800 for DraftKings, $ 5,200 for FanDuel). Minnesota should rest on key receivers and veteran Kyle Rudolph so Smith can benefit from a poor tight end defense at home in the regular season regular season.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends
It starts weaker
Greg Olsen, Panthers (vs. NO). No, no, not with Grier.
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (in the NE). The Patriots will put Stephan Gilmore on Parker and then work to get a guy who scored twice last week.
Jack Doyle, Colts (at JAX). He’s a late man even without Eric Ebron.
Kaden Smith, Giants (vs. PHI). He scored last week, but the Eagles were pretty good covering tight ends all season.
Darren Fells, Texans (vs. TEN). It has put the TDs back a bit sporadically, but you can’t trust it in this rematch.
Tyler Eifert, Bengals (vs. CLE). Don’t randomize it by scoring again for them.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Start ‘Em: Defense
Patriots (vs. One), Saints (in CAR), Steelers (vs. BAL), Chiefs (vs. LAC), Packers (in DET), Ravens (vs. PIT), 49ers), Colts (in JAX) , Rams (vs. ARI)
Jets (at BUF, $ 2,700 at DraftKings, $ 3,200 at FanDuel).
Fantasy 17th week of football
It starts weaker
Vikings (vs. CHI), Bills (vs. NYJ), Browns (vs. CIN), Eagles (vs. NYG), Broncos (vs. OAK), Cowboys (vs. DAL), Seahawks), Texans (vs. TEN), Titans (at HOU)