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Kudos to you if you play your Fantasy championship in Week 17, and hopefully all of your main starters are available. We know the Chiefs aren't playing Patrick Mahomes with the No. 1 seed in the AFC wrapped up, and the Steelers are also letting Ben Roethlisberger rest for the playoffs. There could be more players out in Week 17 because of playoff scenarios or injuries, so continue to monitor the news all week.

We'll try to help with any lineup decisions you might have, and best of luck if this is the big game for your Fantasy league. We usually recommend ending your Fantasy season in Week 16 to avoid these scenarios, but you're brave if your league still plays in this scoring period.

For those of you also here just for fun even though your Fantasy season is over, I want to thank you again for reading this column all year. Hopefully, the advice helped lead you to the playoffs and a Fantasy championship, and your loyalty means the world to us.

This has been a crazy year in the world and certainly a unique Fantasy season, but we made it. I hope 2021 is great for you overall, and I can't wait to start looking ahead to the upcoming season.

Our draft prep starts immediately, so keep an eye on all of our offseason coverage. We'll do our best to get you prepared for the 2021 campaign, and hopefully it will be a rewarding year in Fantasy and reality after what we all experienced in 2020.

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Start of the Week
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WAS Washington • #24
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI WAS -1.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
11th
PROJ PTS
15.6
RB RNK
6th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
720
REC
35
REYDS
241
TD
11
FPTS/G
14.9

Antonio Gibson missed practice Wednesday with the toe injury that kept him out for two weeks prior to Week 16, but he's expected to play in a huge Week 17 game for Washington. The Athletic reported Wednesday that Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner said Gibson can handle a heavier workload this week, so he should be ready to go against the Eagles.

Against the Panthers in Week 16, Gibson had 10 carries for 61 yards, along with three catches for 8 yards on four targets. Hopefully, Gibson can get 25 total touches like he had against the Cowboys in Week 12, was his last healthy game before Week 16. Washington should lean on Gibson as much as possible this week against the Eagles, who could be without Fletcher Cox (neck) and Derek Barnett (calf). Ezekiel Elliot just ran all over Philadelphia in Week 16 for 17 PPR points, and the Eagles have allowed a running back to score or gain over 100 total yards in six games in a row.

We'll see if Alex Smith (calf) plays in Week 17, but I'm confident in Gibson even if Taylor Heinicke starts at quarterback. Either one is an upgrade over Dwayne Haskins, who was released this week. Gibson has top-10 upside in this matchup, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in five games in a row before hurting his toe. He's also scored a touchdown in eight of the 12 games he's been able to finish this year.

I like J.D. McKissic as a starter in PPR this week as well, especially with Terry McLaurin (ankle) hurt. And you can consider McKissic as at least a flex option in non-PPR leagues. But this week should be all about Gibson.If Washington wins this game then the Football Team are NFC East champions. It would be an amazing story with Smith coming back from his leg injury, as well as coach Ron Rivera dealing with a form of skin cancer.

Gibson has been a big reason for Washington's success, and hopefully his rookie season ends on a high note. He has the chance for a big game against the Eagles, and Fantasy managers should start him with confidence this week.

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Quarterbacks
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PHI Philadelphia • #2
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -1.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
3rd
PROJ PTS
21.3
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
989
RUYDS
323
TD
7
INT
3
FPTS/G
7.5
Hurts was a huge letdown in Week 16 at Dallas with 19 Fantasy points, and he had three turnovers in the game (two interceptions and a fumble). But the positives are that he passed for a career-high 342 yards, and he ran for at least 63 yards for the third start in a row. I'll take my chances with Hurts again given his upside, even in a tough matchup against Washington.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #10
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC LAC -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
26
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
4034
RUYDS
225
TD
32
INT
10
FPTS/G
25.4
Herbert will again be without Keenan Allen (hamstring) this week, but it might not matter against the Chiefs. Kansas City has locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye and is likely resting starters, which should bode well for Herbert. He scored 23 Fantasy points against the Chiefs in his first ever start in Week 2, and Kansas City has allowed three quarterbacks in a row to score at least 24 Fantasy points.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU TEN -7.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS QB
26th
PROJ PTS
24.4
QB RNK
6th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3603
RUYDS
228
TD
37
INT
7
FPTS/G
25.3
Tannehill snapped his five-game streak of scoring at least 20 Fantasy points when he scored only 17 points in Week 16 at Green Bay. But he should get back on track in Week 17 against the Texans, who have allowed four quarterbacks in a row to score at least 21 Fantasy points. Tannehill had 36 Fantasy points against the Texans in Week 6, and he scored at least 21 Fantasy points in two meetings with Houston last year.
MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET MIN -6.5 O/U 54.5
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
23.3
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3860
RUYDS
155
TD
32
INT
13
FPTS/G
22.4
Cousins went for 26 Fantasy points against the Lions in Week 9, and Detroit has allowed at least 36 Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in each of the past three weeks. In Week 16, Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert combined for 491 passing yards and six touchdowns against the Lions. Cousins has struggled on the road this season, but he just scored 29 Fantasy points at New Orleans in Week 16. That road success should carry over to this week in a great matchup, and Cousins will likely have to carry the offense with Dalvin Cook (personal) out.
ATL Atlanta • #2
Age: 35 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
15th
PROJ PTS
18.6
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
4316
RUYDS
91
TD
25
INT
11
FPTS/G
20.5
Ryan is closing the season strong with at least 24 Fantasy points in each of his past two games. One of those was a 33-point outing against Tampa Bay in Week 15 when he passed for 356 yards and three touchdowns. The Buccaneers have allowed seven of their past nine opposing quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points, and Ryan has a great history in this matchup. In his past five meetings with Tampa Bay, Ryan is averaging 334.6 passing yards per game with 10 total touchdowns and two interceptions.
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IND Indianapolis • #17
Age: 39 • Experience: 17 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC IND -14 O/U 49.5
OPP VS QB
30th
PROJ PTS
23.3
QB RNK
12th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
4005
RUYDS
-6
TD
23
INT
10
FPTS/G
18.4
Rivers has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in five of his past six starts, and the Jaguars allow an average of 26.6 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Nine quarterbacks in a row have scored at least 20 Fantasy points against Jacksonville, including three of the past four going over 26 points.
DAL Dallas • #14
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG DAL -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
5th
PROJ PTS
19.1
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1926
RUYDS
66
TD
14
INT
7
FPTS/G
15.3
Dalton has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four of his past six games, and hopefully he can stay hot against the Giants in a must-win game for both teams. The Giants have allowed Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson to each score at least 24 Fantasy points in the past two weeks.
LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN LV -2.5 O/U 51
OPP VS QB
19th
PROJ PTS
20.9
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3732
RUYDS
139
TD
28
INT
7
FPTS/G
20.1
Carr only scored seven Fantasy points against the Broncos in Week 7 with the Raiders having a dominant performance. I'll gamble on Carr producing more in the rematch, and he's scored at least 25 Fantasy points in his past three healthy outings. Denver also has allowed at least 20 Fantasy points to three of its past four opposing quarterbacks.
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SEA Seattle • #3
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SEA -6 O/U 46
OPP VS QB
8th
PROJ PTS
21.9
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
4031
RUYDS
484
TD
40
INT
13
FPTS/G
27.8
Wilson is more of a bust alert than a must-sit quarterback in most leagues, but I'm still nervous to trust him based on his overall production to close the season. He scored 21 Fantasy points in Week 16 against the Rams, but that's just his second game with more than 16 Fantasy points in his past five outings. And he only has one game with multiple touchdown passes since Week 11. Wilson did score 36 Fantasy points against the 49ers at home in Week 9, but San Francisco has allowed just two quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points in its past six games. Wilson is a low-end starter at best in Week 17.
CHI Chicago • #10
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -5.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
18.2
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1803
RUYDS
173
TD
17
INT
7
FPTS/G
19.4
Trubisky can get garbage-time production in this game with the Packers like he did in Week 12, but I wouldn't be confident starting him given how well Green Bay's defense has played of late. The Packers have held four quarterbacks in a row to 17 Fantasy points or less, and only two quarterbacks since Week 7 have scored over that number. Now, one of them was Trubisky in Week 12 when he had 24 Fantasy points, but he had two interceptions and a fumble and could fold under pressure in this must-win game for Chicago. It's a must-win game for Green Bay also with the No. 1 seed in the NFC on the line, and I would only start Trubisky in deeper leagues in Week 17.

NO New Orleans • #9
Age: 42 • Experience: 20 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR NO -6.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
17th
PROJ PTS
19.5
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2741
RUYDS
-2
TD
23
INT
6
FPTS/G
21.1
Wilson is more of a bust alert than a must-sit quarterback in most leagues, but I'm still nervous to trust him based on his overall production to close the season. He scored 21 Fantasy points in Week 16 against the Rams, but that's just his second game with more than 16 Fantasy points in his past five outings. And he only has one game with multiple touchdown passes since Week 11. Wilson did score 36 Fantasy points against the 49ers at home in Week 9, but San Francisco has allowed just two quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points in its past six games. Wilson is a low-end starter at best in Week 17.
Bust Alert
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ARI Arizona • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR ARI -2.5 O/U 41
OPP VS QB
1st
PROJ PTS
19.4
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3884
RUYDS
816
TD
37
INT
12
FPTS/G
28.4
Murray said he's good to go for Sunday's must-win game at the Rams after suffering a lower leg injury in Week 16 against the 49ers, but I'm downgrading him to a low-end starter in most leagues. He's clearly not 100 percent, and this is a brutal matchup against a Los Angeles defense that is No. 1 against opposing quarterbacks all season. Murray did score 21 Fantasy points against the Rams in Week 13, but he's one of just four quarterbacks to score more than 19 Fantasy points against this defense in 2020 along with Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo and Wilson. The Rams allow an average of just 14.7 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and I don't expect Murray to have a dominant game.
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Running Backs
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MIA Miami • #37
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
14.7
RB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
564
REC
37
REYDS
331
TD
4
FPTS/G
16.3
I thought Gaskin had the chance to play well in Week 16 at the Raiders, but he far exceeded my expectations with 14 carries for 87 yards, along with five catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns on five targets. He's now scored at least 12 PPR points in seven of his past eight games, including Week 2 against Buffalo when he had seven carries for 46 yards, as well as six catches for 36 yards on seven targets. He wasn't the featured running back then like he is now, and he should have another quality outing this week in the rematch with the Bills.
HOU Houston • #31
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -7.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS RB
26th
PROJ PTS
14.7
RB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
607
REC
30
REYDS
278
TD
7
FPTS/G
14.4
Johnson was excellent in Week 16 as the Start of the Week with 12 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches for 11 yards and a touchdown on three targets. He scored a season-high 28 PPR points and now has at least 23 PPR points in each of his past two games. He had 13 PPR points at Tennessee in Week 6 with 19 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 12 yards, and I hope he can at least replicate that performance again. If Duke Johnson (neck) remains out, expect another week with a lot of work for David Johnson, and the Titans have allowed five rushing touchdowns to running backs in their past four games.
BAL Baltimore • #27
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN BAL -11.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
13
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
645
REC
18
REYDS
120
TD
7
FPTS/G
10
Dobbins will hopefully carry his touchdown streak into the NFL playoffs and potentially the offseason since he's scored in each of his past five games. He has at least 71 total yards in four of those games, and he's scored at least 13 PPR points in five games in a row. Now, the problem is Dobbins doesn't do much in the passing game with only three catches during his hot streak, and the most touches he's had over that span is 17 -- with two games of only 11. But against the Bengals that should be enough for a quality performance. Cincinnati has allowed a running back to score or gain 100 total yards in six games in a row. Dobbins is a solid No. 2 running back in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. And you can consider Gus Edwards a sleeper this week as well.
SF San Francisco • #30
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA SEA -5.5 O/U 46
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
11.6
RB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
524
REC
10
REYDS
121
TD
8
FPTS/G
10.8
I liked Wilson in Week 16 at Arizona, and he was better than I expected with 22 carries for 183 yards, along with one catch for 21 yards and a touchdown on two targets. He now has six games this season with double digits in carries, and he's scored a combined eight touchdowns in those outings. He's also scored at least 12 PPR points in four of those games, and he should get another heavy workload with Raheem Mostert (ankle) out. It's a tough matchup against the Seahawks, but Wilson is still a must-start option in all leagues.
TB Tampa Bay • #27
• Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL TB -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS RB
9th
PROJ PTS
12.4
RB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
900
REC
28
REYDS
165
TD
7
FPTS/G
13.3
Jones is back for Week 17 after being activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, and hopefully he's healthy and ready to go since he also was dealing with a finger injury. He should have fresh legs since he hasn't played since Week 14, and prior to going out he scored at least 15 PPR points in three of his past four games, with two of those outings having at least 19 total touches. I'm expecting him to again be the featured rusher against the Falcons, who allowed two touchdowns and 65 total yards to Leonard Fournette in Week 15. And Atlanta has allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in three of the past four weeks.
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #22
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
24th
PROJ PTS
10.8
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
617
REC
21
REYDS
114
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.3
The Cowboys run defense has been better of late, but it still has allowed six touchdowns to running backs in its past five games, including two in a row. Gallman has struggled over the past three weeks with a combined 17 PPR points over that span, but I like him as a flex this week given the matchup. Prior to Week 14, Gallman scored or had over 100 rushing yards in six games in a row.
LAR L.A. Rams • #34
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -1 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
11.7
RB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
399
REC
22
REYDS
164
TD
5
FPTS/G
7.1
Brown should be the lead running back with Darrell Henderson (ankle) and Cam Akers (ankle) hurt, and hopefully Brown takes advantage of this opportunity. There have been seven games this season where a Rams running back had at least 15 carries, and that has translated to at least 16 PPR points five times. Brown did that in Week 1 against Dallas with 21 total touches and scored 25 PPR points, and hopefully he can replicate that this week.

GB Green Bay • #28
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI GB -5.5 O/U 52
OPP VS RB
8th
PROJ PTS
4.7
RB RNK
46th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
239
REC
2
REYDS
21
TD
2
FPTS/G
4
Dillon had a dream game in Week 16 against Tennessee with 21 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns, along with one catch for 5 yards on one target. He won't do that again this week at Chicago barring something crazy happening, but if Jamaal Williams (quad) remains out, I can see Dillon getting a decent workload in tandem with Aaron Jones. The Packers will likely want to keep Jones fresh for the playoffs, and Dillon proved his worth against the Titans to get quality touches if Williams can't play.
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BUF Buffalo • #20
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA BUF -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
10th
PROJ PTS
7.4
RB RNK
34th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
473
REC
13
REYDS
82
TD
5
FPTS/G
8.2
I liked Moss in Week 16 against the Patriots, and he delivered with 12 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for no yards on one target. He now has three games in a row with at least 12 carries, but that was the first time he had more than eight PPR points since Week 9. And he only has four games this season with at least 11 PPR points. Against Miami in Week 2, Moss had eight carries for 37 yards and no catches, and he's sharing too much with Devin Singletary to trust. Also, in the past five weeks, no team has allowed fewer Fantasy points to opposing running backs than the Dolphins, who have given up no touchdowns to the position over that span.
KC Kansas City • #26
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
15th
PROJ PTS
0.9
RB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
RUYDS
328
REC
16
REYDS
138
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.8
We have no idea what the Chiefs plan to do with their starters in Week 17 since they have locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye. We also have no idea if Andy Reid views Bell as his best running back until Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) is back. In Week 16 against Atlanta, in the first game without Edwards-Helaire, Bell only had seven carries for 30 yards, along with one catch for 9 yards on three targets. Meanwhile, Darrel Williams had 10 carries for 46 yards, along with four catches for 27 yards on six targets. I wouldn't expect much work for Bell against the Chargers, and I would sit Bell in all formats. I also would shy away from Williams. We could see a lot of work for Darwin Thompson, making him a sleeper in deeper leagues.
CIN Cincinnati • #25
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL BAL -11.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
12th
PROJ PTS
10.4
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
409
REC
47
REYDS
355
TD
6
FPTS/G
10.5
Bernard is more of a bust alert than a must-sit option, and he's been great over the past two games with at least 19 PPR points in each outing against the Steelers and Texans, along with at least 23 total touches in each of those two outings. Those were two surprise victories for Cincinnati, but I'm expecting that win streak to end against the Ravens. Baltimore hasn't been impenetrable against opposing running backs this season, but the Ravens are No. 10 against the position for the year. And I don't expect Bernard to be anything more than a flex as Baltimore needs to win this game to lock up a playoff berth.
Bust Alert
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PIT Pittsburgh • #30
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -10 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
7th
PROJ PTS
9.4
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
683
REC
30
REYDS
190
TD
6
FPTS/G
12.8
With Mason Rudolph starting this game in place of Ben Roethlisberger, we don't know how much Conner will play, if at all, since the Steelers could opt to rest him for the playoffs. But having Conner here is also an indication of how his season has gone, since he's unfortunately been a Fantasy bust to close 2020. While he did score 17 PPR points in Week 16 against the Colts, that was only the second time he's had at least 12 PPR points in the five games he's played since Week 8. If he is expected to play a full game against the Browns, then consider Conner a flex option in all leagues. But given Roethlisberger's status, I wouldn't expect four quarters out of Conner, so you should plan for an alternative Fantasy running back in Week 17.
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Wide Receiver
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IND Indianapolis • #13
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC IND -14 O/U 49.5
OPP VS WR
24th
PROJ PTS
15.9
WR RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
53
TAR
86
REYDS
735
TD
4
FPTS/G
10.8
I didn't expect Hilton to have a big game against the Steelers in Week 16, and he finished with just three catches for 60 yards on seven targets. He should improve this week against the Jaguars, who have allowed the opposing No. 1 receiver to score at least 14 PPR points in 11 games in a row. Hilton only had four catches for 53 yards on nine targets against the Jaguars in Week 1, but he should do much better in the rematch with a potential playoff spot for the Colts on the line.
HOU Houston • #13
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -7.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS WR
30th
PROJ PTS
15.3
WR RNK
10th
YTD Stats
REC
70
TAR
103
REYDS
984
TD
4
FPTS/G
13.7
Cooks was excellent against the Titans in their first meeting in Week 6 with nine catches for 68 yards and a touchdown on nine targets, and he could have another big outing this week. His floor is 11 PPR points, which he has reached in five games in a row, but the ceiling could be 20-plus PPR points given the Tennessee defense. The Titans have allowed 75 catches for 935 yards and 10 touchdowns on 117 targets to opposing receivers in their past five games.
BAL Baltimore • #15
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN BAL -11.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
13.2
WR RNK
30th
YTD Stats
REC
53
TAR
92
REYDS
728
TD
6
FPTS/G
10.8
Cornerback William Jackson (concussion) could be out for the Bengals, which would be great for Brown this week. He's scored at least 12 PPR points in five games in a row, with a touchdown in four of those outings, and he has at least six targets in four games over that span. It's nice to see Brown closing the season on a high note, and he also had six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets against Cincinnati in Week 5.
TB Tampa Bay • #14
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL TB -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
29th
PROJ PTS
15.5
WR RNK
17th
YTD Stats
REC
60
TAR
77
REYDS
707
TD
5
FPTS/G
14.6
Some people might have doubted Godwin going into Week 16 at Detroit, but he took advantage of that matchup with five catches for 84 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. He's now scored at least 13 PPR points in five of his past six games, including Week 15 at Atlanta when he had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown on five targets. In his past four games against the Falcons, Godwin has 24 catches for 408 yards and six touchdowns.
TEN Tennessee • #84
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU TEN -7.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
13.3
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
60
TAR
81
REYDS
945
TD
5
FPTS/G
14
Davis let down a lot of Fantasy managers in Week 16 at Green Bay with no catches on two targets, but he should rebound this week against Houston. In their past five games, the Texans have allowed 69 catches for 876 yards and seven touchdowns to opposing receivers on 98 targets, and seven receivers have scored at least 11 PPR points against Houston over that span. Davis missed the first meeting with the Texans in Week 6 because he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but A.J. Brown (22 PPR points) and Adam Humphries (18 PPR points) went off in that matchup. This week, it should be Brown and Davis putting up big stats against this secondary.
Sleepers
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #87
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -2.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
12.7
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
58
TAR
80
REYDS
544
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.7
There have been seven games this season when Shepard and Daniel Jones have started and finished, and Shepard has at least six catches in each outing, while averaging 14.0 PPR points over that span. The Cowboys have allowed six touchdowns to receivers in their past four games, and Shepard is a low-end starter in PPR this week.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #81
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC LAC -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
2nd
PROJ PTS
11.1
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
42
TAR
78
REYDS
648
TD
4
FPTS/G
9.3
Keenan Allen (hamstring) won't play in Week 17, and Hunter Henry (illness) could also remain out. That should bode well for Williams, who had 10 targets in Week 16 against Denver in that same scenario. He only managed four catches for 54 yards, but I'll gamble on Williams as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver against the Chiefs, who could be resting starters on defense. Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson are also sleepers in deeper leagues with Allen out.
DAL Dallas • #13
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG DAL -2.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
15th
PROJ PTS
10.9
WR RNK
29th
YTD Stats
REC
55
TAR
97
REYDS
794
TD
5
FPTS/G
11
Gallup has at least six targets in four of his past five games, and he's scored at least 11 PPR points in three of his past four outings. He had 11 PPR points in Week 5 against the Giants and is worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver this week in all leagues. I still like Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb better than Gallup, but he's closing the season on a high note.
WAS Washington • #89
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI WAS -1.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
26th
PROJ PTS
8.9
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
27
TAR
43
REYDS
434
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.1
Sims could be the No. 1 receiver for Washington again in Week 17 against the Eagles if Terry McLaurin (ankle) is out, and it's a great matchup for Sims, who has 17 targets in his past two games. Philadelphia has allowed 76 catches, 1,171 yards and nine touchdowns to receivers on 102 targets in the past five weeks.
NE New England • #16
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -3 O/U 39.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
53
TAR
74
REYDS
661
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.7
He had 12 catches for 169 yards on 14 targets against the Jets in Week 9, and the Jets have allowed five touchdowns to receivers in their past four games. We'll see if Cam Newton remains the starter in Week 17, but hopefully Newton or Jarrett Stidham look for Meyers a lot in this matchup.
Sit 'Em
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SEA Seattle • #16
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SEA -6 O/U 46
OPP VS WR
13th
PROJ PTS
13.4
WR RNK
27th
YTD Stats
REC
88
TAR
118
REYDS
964
TD
8
FPTS/G
15.5
Lockett was held to four catches for 33 yards on five targets against the 49ers in Week 8, and he's scored a combined 14 PPR points in his past two games coming into Week 17. He's now scored 10 PPR points or less in six of his past nine games, and San Francisco has allowed only one touchdown to a receiver in the past three weeks.
DET Detroit • #11
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIN MIN -6.5 O/U 54.5
OPP VS WR
25th
PROJ PTS
14
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
68
TAR
104
REYDS
798
TD
7
FPTS/G
12.7
I'm staying away from Jones with Matthew Stafford (ankle) likely out, and Jones was held to four PPR points in Week 16 against Tampa Bay with three catches for 19 yards on three targets when Stafford got hurt. Jones will likely need double digits in targets to have a quality outing because in his past three games with fewer than 12 targets he's scored nine PPR points or less each time. We'll see if Chase Daniel or David Blough will feed Jones the ball if either one starts in place of Stafford, but I'd only use Jones as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues in Week 17.
PIT Pittsburgh • #19
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -10 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
22nd
PROJ PTS
11.7
WR RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
REC
91
TAR
120
REYDS
766
TD
8
FPTS/G
14.4
Mason Rudolph is starting for Ben Roethlisberger so he can rest for the playoffs, and we don't know if the Steelers will also limit the playing time for Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson as well. Smith-Schuster made nine starts with Rudolph in 2019, and Smith-Schuster averaged 10.2 PPR points in those games. I'd be hesitant to trust Smith-Schuster and Johnson this week with Rudolph under center, especially since both receivers might not play a full game against the Browns.

Bust Alert
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LAR L.A. Rams • #17
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -3 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
19th
PROJ PTS
15.2
WR RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
REC
86
TAR
122
REYDS
900
TD
8
FPTS/G
15.9
Woods should be treated as a boom-or-bust No. 3 Fantasy receiver this week. The boom potential is that with Cooper Kupp (illness) out, Woods should be fed targets, and he had 10 catches for 85 yards on 11 targets against the Cardinals in Week 13 when Kupp was active. The bust is we don't know how Woods will perform with Jared Goff (thumb) out and John Wolford under center. Arizona will likely focus on stopping Woods, but hopefully he'll come through. Also, keep in mind that Woods has scored nine PPR points or less in four of seven home games this year.
START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Tight End
Start 'Em
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WAS Washington • #82
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI WAS -1.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
20th
PROJ PTS
13.4
TE RNK
4th
YTD Stats
REC
69
TAR
104
REYDS
633
TD
5
FPTS/G
10.9
Thomas will hopefully give us one more week of solid production in Week 17 against the Eagles. He's scored at least 13 PPR points in four of his past six games, and he had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown on eight targets against Philadelphia in Week 1.
GB Green Bay • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI GB -5.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
29th
PROJ PTS
9
TE RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
50
TAR
57
REYDS
568
TD
10
FPTS/G
11.1
Tonyan had his five-game scoring streak end in Week 16 against the Titans, but hopefully he can find the end zone again in Week 17 against the Bears. In Week 12 against Chicago, Tonyan had five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown on five targets, and the Bears have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in their past five games.
MIN Minnesota • #84
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET MIN -6.5 O/U 54.5
OPP VS TE
13th
PROJ PTS
10.9
TE RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
40
REYDS
335
TD
5
FPTS/G
7.8
Kyle Rudolph (foot) is out for Week 17, so Smith has the chance to be great at the Lions. He's scored at least 16 PPR points in two of his past three games, and Detroit has allowed a tight end to score in three of the past four games.
Sleepers
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PHI Philadelphia • #86
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -1.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
8th
PROJ PTS
7.1
TE RNK
15th
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
66
REYDS
319
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.3
Ertz has seven targets in each of his past two games, and now Dallas Goedert (calf) could be out. Washington has only allowed one tight end to score in its past five games, but Goedert and Ertz combined for 11 catches, 119 yards and two touchdowns on 16 targets against Washington in Week 1. And Ertz has scored at least 10 PPR points in four of his past five games against Washington.
ATL Atlanta • #81
Age: 27 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
23rd
PROJ PTS
9.1
TE RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
52
TAR
81
REYDS
543
TD
5
FPTS/G
9.1
Hurst has scored in consecutive games coming into Week 17 and has a combined 27 PPR points over that span against Tampa Bay and Kansas City. He had four catches for 21 yards and a touchdown on five targets against the Buccaneers in Week 15, and Tampa Bay has allowed a tight end to score or gain at least 80 receiving yards in three games in a row.
BUF Buffalo • #88
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA BUF -1.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
5th
PROJ PTS
6.5
TE RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
36
REYDS
259
TD
3
FPTS/G
5.6
Knox dropped a touchdown in Week 16 at New England, otherwise he would have scored in four of his past five games. He managed to finish the game against the Patriots with three catches for 51 yards on four targets, and his targets could rise if John Brown (illness) and Cole Beasley (leg) don't play against the Dolphins. I also like Gabriel Davis as a sleeper behind Stefon Diggs, but Knox could be considered a low-end starter in deeper leagues.
Sit 'Em
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #88
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -2.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
10th
PROJ PTS
10.6
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
61
TAR
105
REYDS
637
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.2
We'll see which Engram shows up this week in a must-win game for the Giants. He had 13 PPR points in Week 16 at Baltimore, but that was just the second time he's scored more than eight PPR points since Week 10. He also has just one touchdown on the season. And in Week 5 at Dallas, Engram was held to one catch for 16 yards on two targets. The Cowboys have also allowed the fifth-fewest Fantasy points to opposing tight ends over the past five weeks.
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -5.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
4th
PROJ PTS
7.4
TE RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
36
REYDS
202
TD
2
FPTS/G
3.5
It looked like Kmet was building toward becoming a low-end Fantasy starter when he had seven targets in consecutive games against Detroit in Week 13 and Houston in Week 14, and he averaged 11.0 PPR points over that span. But in his past two games against Minnesota and Jacksonville, Kmet combined for six PPR points on just eight targets. Jimmy Graham also scored twice against the Jaguars, and it's clear he's not going away. The Packers are No. 5 for the season in fewest Fantasy points allowed to tight ends, so Kmet and Graham should be avoided this week.
LAR L.A. Rams • #89
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -3 O/U 40.5
OPP VS TE
6th
PROJ PTS
8
TE RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
41
TAR
56
REYDS
480
TD
5
FPTS/G
8.7
The Cardinals went from the easiest matchup for opposing tight ends in 2019 to one of the toughest this season, and they are No. 6 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to the position this year. Only three tight ends have scored against the Cardinals this season, but one of them happened to be Higbee in Week 13. He had six targets at Arizona for four catches, 24 yards and a touchdown, and it would be great if he could replicate that performance this week. But I'd be hesitant to start him with John Wolford replacing the injured Jared Goff (thumb), and Higbee hasn't had more than four catches in any game since Week 2.
Bust Alert
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CLE Cleveland • #81
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT CLE -10 O/U 42
OPP VS TE
2nd
PROJ PTS
7.5
TE RNK
10th
YTD Stats
REC
42
TAR
65
REYDS
398
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.3
Hooper has been great the past two weeks against the Giants and Jets with 29 PPR points over that span. He had a whopping 15 targets against the Jets in Week 16 with all of Cleveland's main receivers out, and he finished with seven catches for 71 yards. But Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Khadarel Hodge are all back this week, which will lower the targets share for Hooper, and he has a tougher matchup in Week 17 against Pittsburgh. The Steelers are No. 1 against opposing tight ends for the season, and Hooper should struggle this week.
START 'EM & SIT 'EM
DST
Start 'Em
  • Seahawks (at SF)
Sleepers
  • Cardinals (at LAR)
  • Cowboys (at NYG)
  • Browns (vs. PIT)
Sit 'Em
  • Dolphins (at BUF)
START 'EM & SIT 'EM
KICKERS
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LV Las Vegas • #2
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN LV -2.5 O/U 51
OPP VS K
32nd
PROJ PTS
8.5
K RNK
9th
Sleepers
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DEN Denver • #8
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LV LV -2.5 O/U 51
OPP VS K
27th
PROJ PTS
8.1
K RNK
19th
TB Tampa Bay • #3
Age: 34 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL TB -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS K
17th
PROJ PTS
8
K RNK
13th
HOU Houston • #7
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -7.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS K
5th
PROJ PTS
7.6
K RNK
10th
Sit 'Em
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KC Kansas City • #7
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS K
25th
PROJ PTS
7.1
K RNK
8th