Sunday morning has arrived and you spent all weekend on a drinking binge? Or worse (maybe better?), you’ve been up for 48 hours on six different types of drugs? Fear not, Razzball has all of your last-minute fantasy football needs covered. Over the past two days, Bobby has covered the key slot receiver matchups and key wideout matchups for week 17. Down below I’ll give you some sneaky start options who might be available in your free agent pool if you’re in a bind, as well as my recently updated week 15 rankings for half PPR leagues. Feel free to ask me questions in the comments if you think the rankings don’t address your specific circumstances. And please, please, please consider purchasing our 2021 fantasy football tools subscription. As intelligent and handsome as we all agree I am, my rankings are still packed full of bias and human error. Rudy’s computer model minimizes the human inputs and leans heavily on raw, untainted data inputs to provide a very valuable, differing viewpoint. Plus you receive all kinds of other benefits with your subscription including next-day snap count and target rate data. Anyway, here’s a few sneaky starts for week 17 of the 2021 fantasy football season:

QB

Trey Lance

Tyler Huntley

RB

A.J. Dillon

Jaret Patterson

Dare Ogunbowale

Rex Burkhead

Boston Scott

Jordan Howard

WR

Van Jefferson

Michael Gallup

Braxton Berrios

Marquez Callaway

Gabriel Davis

Josh Reynolds

TE

Pat Freiermuth

Ricky Seals-Jones

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Russowl
Russowl
20 days ago

This is what my lineup up currently looks like would you do anything different with the flex? If Antonio brown doesn’t play Who would you start? Non ppr 10 bonus points at 100 Rushing or receiving or 300 passing yd. Would you do anything different with defense. In this league dolphins are #2 defenseand colts #3. You get 10 points if you’re defense allow 0. 3 if it allows 1-6 and that’s all As far as points allowed .So doesn’t really matter how much points your defense gives up Mostly about getting sacks, interceptions, etc. Patriots and saints defense are also available But both of the Defense is that I own are ranked higher in this league I’m leaning Miami because they lead to league in sacks and the titans have allowed 4 sacks in each other last 3 games

Qb-Hurts
Wr- D.Samuel
Wr- A.j. Brown
Rb- Kamara
RB- Michel
TE- Kelce
2 Flex -Swift,Antonio Brown
K-McPherson
D-Miami
Bench- Conner,B.Scott, Ogunbowale, Burkhead,Pollard, Aiyuk, Taysum hill, Colts Defense

Thanks for all the advise this year

Russowl
Russowl
20 days ago
Reply to  Russowl

Jordan Howard is also available

Toolshed
Toolshed
20 days ago

1. Schefter tweeted ab and evans are expected to play. Eli Mitchell too. Are you starting gronk or Mitchell at flex.? .5 ppr

2. Which wr would you go with out dj moore, Gabriel Davis, or boyd? .5ppr. I am assuming sanders is out since he didn’t practice. If sanders plays, I can probably remove davis from the question but I do like the buf matchup best.

Thanks

Toolshed
Toolshed
20 days ago
Reply to  Toolshed

Brady is my qb.

I also saw the ranking on gabriel davis. I thought he’d be higher since you mentioned him and also if sanders doesn’t play. Thanks

Allan
Allan
19 days ago

Gotta play one out of Burkhead, J. Patterson, Scott, and Howard ppr. Was leaning Scott until news that Howard is playing. Not sure who to go with now.

Allan
Allan
19 days ago
Reply to  Allan

Well someone else picked up Scott so I guess its Burkhead, Patterson, or Howard?

Nate
Nate
19 days ago
Reply to  Allan

Thanks for all the help this season! And every season.

Saquon or Jaret Patterson?

Ugh. Yay championships.

Nate
Nate
19 days ago
Reply to  Nate

Just saw you answered this in another comment. Thanks!

Mike
Mike
19 days ago

happy New Year!!!!!

Own Huntley and Lance, greatest chance of laying an egg with sub 20 points?

If you were just wanting a decent floor would you go with Berrios at WR3 over Gabriel Davis, gallup and MVS?

007Baller
007Baller
19 days ago

Hey Donkey love ya thanks for the wonderful year and your help getting me here!

PPR flex looking for floor not necessarily 20 points

PPR Dawson Knox, Gabriel Davis, Derrick Gore or Ke’Shawn Vaughn

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
19 days ago

Hey DT! Who from the following list would you start in flex in the championship (half PPR)?

-Saquon
-Ogunbowale
-Pollard
-Boston Scott
(Jaret Patterson and Jordan Howard available free agents)

-Aiyuk
-Lazard
(Tyler Boyd available free agent)

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
19 days ago

Taysom Hill, Trey Lance, or Tua…. I have Lamar, but he appears to be out. Who do I start at QB??

FF8007
FF8007
19 days ago

Needing help with choosing two starters (full point PPR);

Swift
Penny
Mitchell
Scott
Barkley

Toolshed
Toolshed
19 days ago

So sanders is officially out. Would you still go dj Moore or do I use gabriel davis? And would you use gronk or Mitchell at flex (evans and ab are supposed to play for tb). Thanks

thegreater
thegreater
19 days ago

Have to play 2 of these guys: Jordan Howard, Kareem Hunt, and Javonte Williams.

thegreater
thegreater
19 days ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Thanks! Happy New Year!

Packers
Packers
19 days ago

HNY.

J. Myers or R. Burkhead at flex, 1/2 pt ppr.

packers2018
packers2018
19 days ago

Myers or Burkhead 1/2 ppr at flex. HNY

packers2018
packers2018
19 days ago
Reply to  packers2018

Meyers

Ralph
Ralph
19 days ago

WR and Flex out of M Evans, G Davis, V Jefferson, B Scott, J Howard, D Ogunbowale, J Patterson or D Foreman. Thank you appreciate it much man!

William Hung
William Hung
19 days ago

Amon-Ra St. Brown is legit WR1 – change my mind

William Hung
William Hung
18 days ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

If only I had more guts to start him over Diontae last 3-4 weeks – none of my matchups would’ve even been close.

This week I benched him in favor of Waddle and Justin Jefferson. Almost lost my championship cause my opponent had Ja’Marr Chase, Mixon and Tom Brady – turns out those 3 accounted for 85-90% of his points, and that late TD by Deebo clinched things for me along with Rashaad Penny

Would’ve been a bad beat with Amon and his 30 points on my bench… so I hope you finally rank Amon St. Brown Top 10 WR for anyone who has a W18 matchup

Foxmanisu
Foxmanisu
18 days ago

Super Gremlin is going to be one of the hottest new fantasy football team names in 2022
That’s a nice parting gift from AB

Water boy
Water boy
18 days ago

What a season, crazy ups & downs, waiver wire gems, Covid , thanks for all the advice this season!

I don’t know about you but I think I’m toast I think I have a 0.0% chance to pull it off.

Currently down 124 to my 119.5

My opponent has Najee Harris, last time he faced the browns he went off for 25 fantasy points

I have left: Chris Boswell , IDP Minkah Fitzpatrick (seems like he’s been getting tackles & hoping he can make some stellar plays tonight) and I also have TE Pat Frieurmuth

Dalvin cook being shut down killed me , oh & AB walking off certainly didn’t help lol, hey it’s fantasy & im pumped to see what’s in store for 22. Where will the top FA’s sign? Who are the top rookies for 22?

It may be premature & I’m not locking it in now our keeper lock date isn’t til around the around (Labor Day). We can keep Max any two players , rounds 1 & 2 are dedicated to keepers, snake begins round 3.

Options: Dalvin Cook, Javonte Williams, Sony Michel, cam Akers , CEH, darel Williams , saquon Barkley, tyreek hill, Ceedee lamb , Kyle Pitts

Thinking of just keeping one & gain & extra pick , however if Melvin Gordon isn’t back in Denver & it’s just Javonte he’s one I want

Happy new year!

Water boy
Water boy
17 days ago
Reply to  Donkey Teeth

Thanks bud! I finished at 6-8, made the playoffs by winning the final two weeks & needed some magic of others to lose & I won the tie breaker for more points for. Six teams make it I ended up being the 5 seed . My round 1 I won a nail bitter 172.75 to his 169.63 which helped me here was his Chase had just one pt, and his kicker had negative 1 point that was succop when Saints & bucs played. My round two opponent aka the semis was the #1 seed I won a close one 186-to 180 & that essentially came down to MNF last week I had a 20 pt cushion going into MNF & he had Miami D, I had Gesicki (5 pts), and Jerome baker (15.5 pts) even though his Miami D went off for 35 pts I had enough cushion to get the W & go to the finals.

What killed me in the finals: started Lance (28 pts over Russell Wilson (40 pts) that’s the 12 pts I lost by lol! I would’ve played Lance again as I didn’t trust Wilson . Also AB leaving the bucs & my squad leaving me with only 5 pts stung, as well as Dalvin cook looked cooked (5 pts)

On to ‘22 season I’m interested to see how the off-season will shake out

My 2022 predictions

Off-season predictions:

– Russell Wilson , traded to Carolina
– Aaron Rodgers, traded to Denver
– Jimmy G, traded to browns
– Tua, traded to Saints
– Deshaun Watson traded to Miami

Top 5 QBs for ‘22
1.) Aaron Rodgers, GB? New team?
2.) Trey Lance, Niners
3.) Mahomes, KC
4.) Russell Wilson, new team?
5.) Joe Burrow

Top 5 RBs for 22
1.) Jonathan Taylor
2.) Najee Harris
3.) Javonte Williams
4.) Derrick Henry
5.) Cam Akers

Top 5 WRs for 22
1.) Tyreek Hill
2.) Cooper Kupp
3.) Diontae Johnson
4.) Ceedee Lamb
5.) Ja’Marr chase

Top 5 TEs for 22
1.) Kelce
2.) Kittle
3.) Mark Andrews
4.) Kyle Pitts
5.) waller

Players who will have bounce back seasons :

At QB:
Deshaun Watson
Justin fields
Trevor Lawrence
Daniel Jones

At RB:
Saquon Barkley
Miles sanders
Cam Akers
Kareem hunt

At WR:
Allen Robinson
Calvin Ridley
Michael thomas
Golladay

Have a great off-season & I look forward to reading your columns later in the year !

Kool Aid
Kool Aid
17 days ago

Hey Donkey,

Early look ahead to next season…

If you had to guess the top 5 player each position, who would they be based on your opinion/POV?

QB
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

RB
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

WR
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

TE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Just names, you don’t even have to elaborate on why.

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
17 days ago
Reply to  Kool Aid

Amon St. Brown is #1 in every position above

bobbay1
bobbay1
15 days ago

Hi,

So i’m im a trash league aka 18 week chip league…and i have Devante adams, diontae johnson and jamaar chase starting usually. However, week 18 means Devante nd Jamaar probably wont play much and Diontae just tested positive. I picked up zay jones and callaway but man, are there any other WRs you would recommend or should i just roll with devante and jamaar anyway? Thanks.