Fantasy Football Week 17: Start’em / Sit’em

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Matthew Stafford @MIN (80%,23): He crushed my championship hopes in two leagues, so I am a little bitter. I’m also not starting a QB who has averaged 7.5 fantasy points over his last three games.

Colin Kaepernick AZ (56%,18): After watching the Cardinals shut down Russell Wilson last week, I’m not rolling the dice with Kaepernick.

Andy Dalton BAL (42%,18): On a hot streak with 9 TD / 0 INT over his last three games, but none of the defenses Dalton faced in that stretch were as good as the Ravens D he will face on Sunday. It’s must-win for the Ravens to stay alive and I think Dalton is in for a tough day.


Ray Rice @CIN (67%,12): Still has only had 1 good rushing game all year (against the Bears, of course). It was the only game all season that Rice had more than 75 rushing yards. He’s washed-up and shouldn’t be in your starting lineup anymore.

Gio Bernard BAL (57%,12): Wake me up when BJGE is gone. Gio just doesn’t get enough carries to be an every week fantasy starter. The talent is there, but as long as BJGE is taking over half the carries Bernard is nothing more than bench material.

Danny Woodhead (48%,9): I feel bad putting Woodhead here as he carried a couple of my teams earlier this season, but he’s only averaging 2 targets per game over the last two weeks. Without catches Woodhead is worthless for fantasy purposes.

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MJD IND (45%,12): He’s old, slow, banged up, and sharing carries with Todman. No thanks.

Lamar Miller NYJ (28%,8): The Jets run defense is good and Lamar Miller isn’t.


Mike Wallace NYJ (68%,12): The Dolphins O-Line has been terrible and isn’t giving Tannehill enough time to throw deep which is Wallace’s specialty.

Harry Douglas CAR (39%,9): Has been worthless since Roddy White came back with an average of 34 YPG over last 3 weeks.

Golden Tate STL (38%,9): He’s dropped so many passes this year that Russell Wilson has given up on him and moved on to Doug Baldwin. Tate is averaging only 2 catches per game over the last two weeks.

Hakeem Nicks WAS (33%,8): Can Nicks go all season without scoring a TD? I’m betting yes.

Dwayne Bowe @SD (58%, NA): With the Chiefs locked in at the #5 slot, they aren’t going to play their starters much if at all. Get Bowe out of your lineup.


Jared Cook @SEA (27%, 5): He’s not good.

Coby Fleener JAX (34%,7): Either is Fleener. It pains me to say that since I have talked him up all season, but after watching him drop multiple passes the last two weeks I have come to the conclusion that he isn’t talented enough to be anything more than a safety-valve type receiver. It makes more sense now that the Colts favored Dwayne Allen when he was healthy. I’m officially off the Fleener bandwagon.

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