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NFL DFS Week 17: Locks, Value, and CrackUm

A handy guide on who to play for Week 16 of Daily Fantasy Football.

There is a full slate of NFL football this weekend. There are a total of 15 games on this Sunday’s main slate. Make sure you know the scenarios for the teams and players you are putting into your lineups. It will be a crazy weekend. Enjoy the last regular season slate and get ready for the playoffs next week!

Quarterback

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Lock: Ryan Tannehill (FD:$7.9K/DK:$6.8K). The Titans have surprised tons of people since Tannehill took over. This week they have the Texans, who are already locked into the playoffs and will likely rest some players. The Titans simply need to win this weekend and they will be in. So, the consistent Tannehill will return to get them into the post season.

Value: Drew Lock (FD:$7.1K/DK:$5.8K). The rookie is going to look to close out the season on a high note. He gets to matchup against the Raiders, who are the fourth worst team against the quarterback position in fantasy. Plus, with a Broncos win, it ruins this late season run that the Raiders are trying to have. This will be 250 yard and 3 touchdown game for Lock.

Running Back

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Lock: Aaron Jones (FD:$8.0K/DK:$8.2K). Even though the Packers have locked the NFC North, they still have a lot to play for. They can move themselves into the number one seed with a few other teams’ help. But, they will be playing the Lions, who are the fourth worst team against the running back position in fantasy. Don’t be a little surprised if this is a heavy ground game for the Packers this weekend.

Value: Damien Williams (FD:$6.4K/DK:$4.7K). The Chiefs still have a good amount of things on the line. They can be anywhere from a number two seed to the four seed in the AFC. They will want to continue to play the way they did last week against the Bears, while keeping most their players safe during this game. A solid way to do that will be to run the ball. Williams is a workhorse now that he is healthy.

Wide Receiver

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Lock: Julio Jones (FD:$8.5K/DK:$8.5K). This is simply a matchup nightmare. Jones is facing the worst defense against the wide receiver position. Neither team has anything to play for aside from personal stats. Expect the Falcons to go out and try to end the season on a high note.

Value: Darius Slayton (FD:$5.4K/DK:$4.9K). This is a perfect bounce back game this week and the Giants can end the season on a good note. The Giants have nothing to play for other than to ruin the Eagles season. Slayton has already destroyed the Eagles this season and he will be looking to do that again.

Tight End

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Lock: Dallas Goedert (FD:$6.4K/DK:$4.9K). The Eagles are without Zach Ertz in this meaningful game. They are also thin on pass catchers, so the Eagles will focus on Goedert to matriculate the offense. Carson Wentz is going to find his new best friend in this game, target him 12 times,m and he will get into the end zone. He will total 120 yards as well.

Value: O.J. Howard (FD:$5.8K/DK:$4.3K). This will be a high scoring game and the Buccaneers are a very pass-happy team. Jamies Winston has targeted him 7 times in each of the last two games. All he really needs is a touchdown, but expect 8 targets and 90 yards this weekend.

CrackUm Player Of The Week

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Miles Sanders (FD:$7.4K/DK:$6.8K). The Eagles only have to do one thing this weekendand that is simple, win their game. They are dealing with tons of injuries on offense. Jordan Howard will be back this week, but Sanders has really shown why he needs to be a focus of this offense. They will use him in the pass game a lot as well as on the ground. Expect 20+ total touches and a touchdown.


Good luck to all this weekend. If you have any fantasy football-related questions, make sure you go follow @FantasyHRontap on Twitter.


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