Daily Fantasy Football advice for Week 17 of NFL 2017 season

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Bringing you advice on some Premium and Value picks in the Daily Fantasy Football world.

How many Fantasy Football participants saw their season come to an end last week? Raise your hand, yep, mine too. What do we do now? Look over our fourth-place finish and keep asking ourselves why didn’t we draft Todd Gurley in the second round? Like come on, it’s Gurley we’re talking about. Sure, he had a down year last season, but that was with Jeff Fisher, and now Sean McVay has him looking like an MVP.

Well, if you’re like me, and you love to add some excitement to your NFL week, then you may have dabbled in some Daily Fantasy leagues, and there is no better time to make a one week roster than Week 17, honing your skills for plenty of DFS lineups throughout the NFL Playoffs.

Here are a few of the premium or expensive players I like this week as well as some value guys, or cheaper options.

Keep in mind when you are building a lineup of the $50,000 budget and some players having limited roles this Sunday.

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Quarterback  – Premium

  • Russell Wilson – $6,900 – The Seattle Seahawks not only need to win but have the Atlanta Falcons lose to get into the playoffs. Wilson will have to ball out against the Arizona Cardinals to help his team get the win.

Quarterback – Value

  • Patrick Mahomes II- $4,700 – The Kansas City Chiefs will give the rookie his first start this week, and while it is against the Denver Broncos, Mahomes gives extra value with his running ability.

Running back – Premium

  • LeSean McCoy – $8,000 – The Buffalo Bills need to win and have a whole bunch of other AFC teams to lose to get in the playoffs. But for the Bills to first get that win, they are going to have to rely on their best player. I can see McCoy being fed the ball against a Miami Dolphins team with nothing to play for, other than getting ready for New Year’s Eve in Miami.

Running back – Value

  • Malcolm Brown – $3,900 – The Los Angeles Rams have come out and said that Gurley will be sitting out the game on Sunday. The next man up in this elite Rams’ offense is Brown, a running back who flashed elite talent while at the University of Texas, but will now have his shot to show what he can do Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Wide Receiver – Premium

  • Keenan Allen – $7,800 – The Los Angeles Chargers need to win and have the Tennessee Titans lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals to get a playoff spot. Keenan Allen and Philip Rivers have been balling in the second half of the season and Allen should eat up the secondary of the Oakland Raiders.

Wide Receiver – Value

  • Josh Doctson – $4,400 – The Washington Redskins aren’t as bad as everyone thinks and Kirk Cousins is having another great year throwing the ball around the field. Josh Doctson has finally been healthy enough to make the plays the Redskins hoped he would like he did at TCU. Doctson will be going up against the New York Giants’ secondary with Landon Collins out and a whole bunch of corners no one has heard of because the Giants keep suspending their good ones.

Flex –

  • Derrick Henry – $5,500 – You may be wondering why Henry against the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense, but the Jags don’t have anything to play for and the Tennessee Titans have everything to play for, as their season is on the line with this game. Henry should be fed the ball close to 30 times if the Titans have any shot at winning this game.

Tight End – Premium

  • Rob Gronkowski – $7,000 – The New England Patriots always go all out regarding the importance or lack of importance in a game. Gronk has a great shot to score a touchdown each week and if you want to pay a premium for a tight end, then Gronk is the best bet.

Tight End – Value

  • Charles Clay – $3,700 – The Buffalo Bills are starting a tangerine, a hot sauce packet, and a Pokemon card at wide receiver this week due to injuries. This leaves a banged up Clay as the only reliable target for Tyrod Taylor in Miami. Also, when Clay plays against his former team, he usually plays well.

Defense/Special Teams – Premium

  • Vikings – 3900$ – The Vikings defense has been awesome all year and the Bears offense has been awful. The Vikings could be resting some starters on Sunday, but with backups still playing I like the Vikings DST against the lonely Bears.

Defense/Special Teams – Value

  • Cowboys – $2,300 – The Dallas Cowboys could be playing with a lead in this game and could be facing a combination of Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld, lock in a few turnovers and not a lot of points.

Next: Week 17 Fantasy Football rankings, with Eagles implications

Good luck and Happy New Years!