Every week owners have a tough time picking which player to ride on or which player to sit on the bench. With this article, we aim to help fantasy owners determine which players to start or sit.
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PLAYERS TO START
WR: Garrett Wilson NYJ (Projected: 13.92 FP)
Garrett Wilson has his favorite QB back. Mike White will be starting for the Jets again and the offense will most likely flow. Garrett Wilson has been insane with Mike White as his QB. In three games, he has averaged 21+ FP which includes at least seven targets, five receptions and 78+ yards. Against a struggling Seattle defense, Garrett Wilson can have another great game.
DEF/ST: Jacksonville Jaguars JAX (Projected: 8.79 FP)
Jacksonville is playing for something and they will look to put this effort as they face the Texans in Week 17. With the playoffs so close, they will look to be dominant when they play Houston. Jacksonville’s defense has been scoring double digit points the past three weeks. With a lackluster Houston offense, Jacksonville looks primed to score double digit points again.
PLAYERS TO SIT
QB: Justin Herbert LAC (Projected: 20.36 FP)
Justin Herbert comes in to Week 17 with a clinched playoff spot. He faces a tough Rams defense that led to Nathaniel Hackett getting fired after the Denver’s Week 16 loss. Herbert has been terrible the past two weeks scoring just 16 FP combined against the Titans and Colts. It’s most likely that Justin Herbert will let us down again this week.
RB: Nick Chubb CLE (Projected: 14.64 FP)
Nick Chubb hasn’t been the same ever since Deshaun Watson became the starting QB. Ever since the QB change, Chubb hasn’t rushed in for a TD in four games. He has also not hit over 100 yards rushing which he did six times with Jacoby Brissett as QB. The Commanders did a great job limiting Christian McCafferey in their Week 16 matchup. The Washington defense will be capable of stopping the ground game of Cleveland.
TE: Darren Waller LV (Projected: 8.54 FP)
Darren Waller has been solid ever since he returned in Week 15. He has averaged 11+ FP in his return and gets a lot of YPC. The problem for Week 17 is that he faces the elite 49ers defense with Jarrett Stidham as the starting QB for this game. Las Vegas is always chaotic and we question the purpose of this move. This game can get ugly really fast so it might be best to look for another TE option.