NFL DFS Best Plays for Week 17 (Fantasy Football)
Each week we will review some of the content found in the DFS Pass and discuss some of our most confident plays heading into Sunday. A lot can change over the weekend especially with injury news (See Betz’s Injury Blitz podcast) and roster percentages shifting who is in-or-out before roster lock time. Let’s review.
- Locked-in Cash Plays
- CORE Plays
- Game Stacks We Love
- Full-On Fades of the Week
- Favorite Leverage Plays
- Favorite Dart Throws
- Boldest Calls of the Week
Locked-In Cash Plays
Borg– I’ll be playing Saquon Barkley on DK. The price + workload is great but the Giants should take care of business at home against the hapless Colts. I’ll add that Rhamondre Stevenson is showing as the top points per dollar projection on FanDuel this week. Since Week 3, he is averaging 19.5 opportunities, 5.8 targets, and 96 total yards per game. His price is absurdly low for a player with his type of workload against Miami at home.
Betz– It’s Amon-Ra St. Brown week! St. Brown is locked in for cash for me on both sites, but his game was specifically built for DraftKings’ full PPR scoring format. We know we can confidently project 10ish targets and 7+ receptions on a weekly basis with a good shot at hitting the 100-yard bonus, and this game environment is by far the best on the slate – it’s got the highest total, it’s indoors, the Lions are at home, and no team is projected to score more points than the Lions, who lead the slate with a 29 point team total.
DraftKings Core Plays
These are the 3-5 players at each position I have mixed in my player pool. Based on salaries, late news, and budget constraints, it’s not a guarantee I fit in all of them. But their high floors and team-implied totals make them great plays for the week in both cash & GPPs.
These are simply in order of favorite core players. You obviously won’t be able to fit all in a cash lineup and there are salary tradeoffs for paying up at each position.
Did you expect someone else? Goff should be 60+ percent in cash and we’re willing to eat that type of chalk. In tournaments, ask yourself if Goff’s score (when factoring in his salary to your lineup) is necessary or replaceable.