Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 17

If you are still reading this, let me personally say congratulations, you made it to the final showdown. Week 17 is the culmination of weeks of staying up late to see who you were able to pick up on waivers, making savvy trades and outsmarting your opponents. You somehow managed to dodge season-ending injuries and players who would suddenly end up on the C-19 list, forcing you to scramble for a worthy replacement.

In order to make it this far, you must be a survivor and someone who can quickly adapt to any situation that may arise in the unpredictable world of fantasy football. There is not much I can say to you at this point, but if there are any words of wisdom I have, it’s to finish the damn job. You never know when you will reach this summit again, so you might as well try your hardest to be the last team standing. Good luck, but I know you won’t need it…

Ronald Jones II – Lions WR

Filling the shoes of Leonard Fournette would be tough for any backup RB, but Jones has filled in admirably coming off a Week 16 performance that featured 20 touches and a TD in a blowout of the Panthers.

Jones out-touched his counterpart Ke’Shawn Vaugn 20-7 and gets a marshmallow soft matchup against the Jets D in the fantasy finals. Start him with confidence as Jones is poised to run all over the hapless Jets on his way to multiple endzone trips in the Meadowlands.

Ronald Jones II Week 17 Projections: 23 rushing attempts, 109 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 5 targets, 3 receptions, 27 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD

QBs to Start

Trey Lance
Joe Burrow
Dak Prescott
Russell Wilson
Justin Fields

RBs to Start

Eli Mitchell
Antonio Gibson
Rashaad Penny
Darrel Williams
Jeffery Wilson
Devin Singletary
Javonte Williams
D’Andre Swift
Phillip Lindsay
Damien Harris
Kareem Hunt
Jordan Howard
Chase Edmonds
Rhamondre Stevenson
James Conner
Ke’Shawn Vaughn
Nyheim Hines
Devonta Freeman
Boston Scott

WRs to Start

Antonio Brown
Jaylen Waddle
AJ Brown
CeeDee Lamb
Diontae Johnson
Brandon Aiyuk
Amari Cooper
Van Jefferson
Michael Pittman
DJ Moore
AJ Green
Hunter Renfrow
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Breshad Perriman
DeVonta Smith
Odell Beckham
Jarvis Landry
Cole Beasley
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Braxton Berrios
KJ Osborn
Brandin Cooks

TEs to Start

Dawson Knox
Rob Gronkowski
Dallas Goedert
Kyle Pitts
Gerald Everett

Start em Sit em Week 17 - Sit Justin Herbert

Week 17 Sit ’em

Justin Herbert – Chargers QB

If you have been following closely, Herbert has been one of the most inconsistent real-life and fantasy quarterbacks this season and I for one can not stomach another dud performance when it matters the most. In Week 16 he struggled mightily against a middling Houston D and was only able to save his day with a garbage time TD to Joshua Palmer.

In Week 17 he faces a tough division rival Broncos D that picked him off twice in an ugly Week 12 loss. If you have the chance, I would much rather pick up a high-upside steamer like Trey Lance than suffer through another Herbert roller coaster that ends in disappointment.

Justin Herbert Week 17 Projections: 289 passing yards, 2 TD’s, 3 INT’s, 3 rushing attempts, 17 rushing yards

QBs to Sit

Matt Ryan
Kirk Cousins
Matthew Stafford
Tua Tagovailoa
Davis Mills

RBs to Sit

Melvin Gordon
Justin Jackson
D’Onta Foreman
Myles Gaskin
Dare Ogunbawale
Michael Carter
Rex Burkhead
Tony Pollard
Craig Reynolds
Tevin Coleman
Brandon Bolden
Latavius Murray
Samaje Perine
Duke Johnson
Chuba Hubbard
Mike Davis
AJ Dillon
Dontrell Hilliard
Ameer Abdullah

WRs to Sit

Terry McLaurin
Chase Claypool
Russell Gage
Tyler Lockett
Christian Kirk
DeVante Parker
Marquise Brown
Tyler Boyd
Rondale Moore
Darnell Mooney
Rashod Bateman
Michael Gallup
Jakobi Meyers
Allen Lazard
Joshua Palmer
Kadarius Toney
Donovan Peoples-Jones
Kendrick Bourne
Allen Robinson

TEs to Sit

Mike Gesicki
Hunter Henry
Cole Kmet
Jared Cook
Tyler Higbee

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there, by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 17 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

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