Fantasy football season is over for most of us. There still are psychotic commissioners out there that see no reason to leave week 17 out. If you’re in an argument with this person, all you need to do is point out the literal highest scoring fantasy asset is sitting out this week since the Baltimore Ravens locked up the #1 seed throughout the playoffs. 

But, I am here to serve. I know that there are some of you that have to navigate the rough week 17 waters to try and chase those final payments. And there are those of us bored degenerates that are going to try to squeeze the last little bit of money on DraftKings and FanDuel. I didn’t do any rankings for week 17, but we can take a look at the inactives for week 17 and some sneaky DFS plays. Even if your fantasy football season is over, it doesn’t have to be totally done just yet.

Week 17 Injuries And Inactives

Lamar Jackson – Inactive

Kirk Cousins – Inactive

James Conner – Out 

Odell Beckham Jr. – Questionable

Dalvin Cook – Out

Chris Godwin – Out

D.J. Moore – Out

Robby Anderson – Questionable

Adam Humphries – Out

Will Fuller – Out

Deshaun Watson – Questionable

Even if Deshaun Watson is active, I wouldn’t play him in any formats. The first sign of trouble could lead to him heading to the sideline for the rest of the contest. I wouldn’t be surprised if the plan is to only play him for the first half to begin with. 

Leonard Fournette – Questionable 

Here is another one that I’m kind of worried about. Not that I would play him anyways. I believe that the Jaguars could end up being careful with their franchise running back. 

Terry McLaurin – Out

Dwayne Haskins- Out

Nelson Agholor – Out

Zach Ertz – Out

Mark Ingram – Out

Kyler Murray – Questionable

Josh Jacobs – Doubtful

DFS Plays That I Like (Draftkings Prices)

DeAndre Washington ($5,200) – DeAndre Washington has scored a touchdown in each of his two starts at running back. The matchup against Denver isn’t the best, but the motivation for Oakland is definitely there being that they still have slim playoff hopes. Washington even saw a little work in the passing game in week 16. The price is higher than it was in previous weeks, but I think that there is still a lot of value here. 

Alvin Kamara – ($7,900) – Alvin Kamara got it going last week and playing against Carolina is always a smash spot for running backs in 2019. I expect Kamara to score a couple of touchdowns, but even if he doesn’t his pass catching should make him worth the price. 

Andy Dalton ($5,900) – This will undoubtedly be Andy Dalton’s last start in Cincinnati and I fully expect to him let it fly. Cleveland is still shorthanded on defense and rank 20th against quarterbacks in DraftKings scoring. Dalton has the ability to put up big days as we saw in week 16 against the Dolphins

Greg Ward Jr. ($4,700) – The Giants rank 30th against WRs and Wentz has to throw to someone to close out the NFC East. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor will be sidelined and Ward has scored over a combined 30 fantasy points in the last two weeks. 

Justin Watson ($4,900) – The pass-happy Buccaneers have a great matchup against the Atlanta Falcons to close out the season. Watson will continue to see plenty of targets against the Falcons with Godwin sitting another one out. Last week, Watson caught 5 catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in his first look at extended snaps. 

Tyler Higbee ($5,600) – It sounds like Gerald Everett will once again sit out against the Cardinals on Sunday. Tyler Higbee has 4 straight 100 yard receiving games including a 7 catch 107 yard and 1 touchdown effort against the Cardinals just a few weeks ago. $5,600 is more than I want to spend for a tight end, but he should put up numbers that still make this price a good value. 

  1. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

    i’ve been talking about this for a bit now with friends and around here, how we can set up a damn good fantasy team (even if they’re only starters, by the way) with players that got away from gase one way or another, and the point of it was they didn’t do nearly as well with gase as without him. i’ll throw landry in there too but that might be against the point of this, as he was actually better with gase (from volume while at MIA). next year i might actually try to see if i can win with a roster like this alone (ADP will determine if it’s actually draftable, i won’t do this if it hurts me from drafting a good team)
    QB tannehill
    RB: drake (need another RB that’s done well after getting away from gase)
    WR: r.anderson (watch this guy blow up when he finally gets away from gase next year), parker, landry
    TE: gesicki (or does he not count)
    flex l.bell (this assumes NYJ gets rid of him, but i’m guessing if drake stays at ARI it might not be possible to draft both bell and drake easily, they’d seem to have similar ADP’s if those things both happen. landry + bell + drake probably all aren’t obtainable in the same league by ADP numbers now that i think of it, unless i overdraft drake or landry probably, which i’ll still do to see if i can win with this).
    i’ll call this roster something like toxic gase shock or something like that. i don’t remember what kicker is doing well (if any) that got away from gase but there’s probably at least one (not that gase’s toxic shock affected the kicker necessarily)

    • Edgar Gonzalez says:

      So with Deshaun Watson being unplayable this week I have limited options. Is Daniel jones a good Qb This week ? Or Drew Lock, J. Brisset, Minshew, K, Murray?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

        i’d have gone jones here. since i appear to have been asked. hehe.

  2. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

    WTF! why did mariota just throw a pass, no news on tannehill being hurt.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

      nevermind, tannehill back in threw his 2nd TD already. whew, i didn’t need that to be a thing. aj brown back to getting targets too.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

        well, no 2nd TD (called out at the 1), either way, not hurt. probably had a rock in his shoe or something.

  3. The Harrow says:

    have no idea what’s going on but sanders got taken out of action with no injury tag about 5ish drives ago. his last carry was for 11 yards and he was fine before that. wish i had scott started if last week was this week where i lost in finals but had added scott for bench and started boone last week there.

    • The Harrow says:

      scratch that, there is news to that effect, ankle thing in 1st qt, played through it for a while. usually the play by play and/or rotoworld would’ve noted that.

  4. The Harrow says:

    completely gruden way to end season, DEN can’t move the ball all day, but sure, go for 2 against those guys when you’ve been able to rack up near 600 yards in this game. i think waller somehow got like 3 total yards over most of the last 3 QT’s too. that was neat.

    • The Harrow says:

      hahahah, nobody but SEA coach deserves to lose in that manner, we all remember that SB loss from the goof-call at the end line. what the hell was that 3rd or so to last RW3 pass going to anyway?

  5. Ralphy says:

    Will you be posting rankings for a playoff challenge? The style where your roster is set for the entire playoffs. This is going to be a fun year for it with so many teams having a shot.

    Thanks in advance.

    • MB

      MB says:

      I can put something together tonight

  6. LastPlace says:

    Thanks for a great season!

    Will you be doing playoff rankings each week?

    • MB

      MB says:

      I can put something together tonight

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