Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the last word have a look at the perfect and worst matchups based mostly on a PPR scoring system in fantasy soccer. This column is not going to cowl the elite gamers within the NFL like Patrick Mahomes, Jonathan Taylor, Davante Adams, or Travis Kelce. As a substitute, I will have a look at the gamers you have got essentially the most questions on that will help you set the simplest beginning lineup doable. For your entire remaining fantasy lineup selections, you should definitely take a look at my weekly participant rankings which will likely be up to date every day all through the 2021 NFL season.
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Week 17 Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks
Start of the Week
Matthew Stafford at Ravens (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Stafford has struggled within the stat sheets recently, as he’s scored a mixed 22 fantasy factors with three landing passes and 4 interceptions in his final two video games. The Ravens ought to be good for what ails him, although, as their protection has surrendered a mixed 16 landing passes and essentially the most fantasy factors per sport to opposing quarterbacks since Week 9.
Week 17 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: QUARTERBACKS | RUNNING BACKS | WIDE RECEIVERS | TIGHT ENDS | KICKERS | TEAM DEFENSES
Dak Prescott vs. Cardinals (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox): Prescott broke out of his statistical hunch final week, lighting up the Football Crew for 4 touchdowns in a blowout win. I’d maintain him in lineups this week, too, in what might be a excessive-scoring affair towards the Cardinals. In latest weeks, their protection has struggled as each Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford have scored 20-plus factors towards them of their final three video games.
Jalen Hurts at Football Crew (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Hurts has failed to attain greater than 17 fantasy factors in two of his final three video games, however I’d maintain the religion in him with a sport in Washington subsequent on the schedule. Their protection has allowed 27-plus fantasy factors to 2 quarterbacks of their final three video games, and solely the Ravens have given up extra factors to the place since Week 9. Search for Hurts to rebound this weekend.
Russell Wilson vs. Lions (4;25 p.m. ET, Fox): Wilson’s totals haven’t been nice in latest weeks, as he’s failed to attain 17 fantasy factors in three of his final 4 video games. Regardless, I’d begin him this week towards the Lions. Whereas the numbers recommend it is a unhealthy matchup on paper, Detroit has confronted simply two fantasy-related quarterbacks since Week 10. Kirk Cousins additionally scored a stable 20 factors towards them in Week 13.
Kirk Cousins at Packers (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC): Cousins has been powerful to belief, as he has failed to attain greater than 16.3 fantasy factors in three straight video games. Nonetheless, I’d contemplate him a low-finish No. 1 quarterback in what might be a scoreboard scorcher in Inexperienced Bay. The Packers have allowed 4 quarterbacks to attain 18-plus factors towards them of their final 5 video games—that features Cousins’ 25.2 factors in Week 11.
- Aaron Rodgers vs. Vikings (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC)
- Tom Brady at Jets (1 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. ET Fox)
- Jalen Hurts at Football Crew ($6,600)
- Russell Wilson vs. Lions ($6,200)
- Taysom Hill vs. Panthers ($6,000)
Week 17 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
Sit of the Week
Ryan Tannehill vs. Dolphins (1 p.m. ET, CBS): The Titans are coming off an enormous win towards the 49ers, however Tannehill’s numbers nonetheless go away a lot to be desired. He has failed to attain greater than 16.5 fantasy factors in six of his final seven video games, together with scoring simply 14.6 factors even with A.J. Brown again within the combine final week. The Dolphins protection has allowed the second-fewest fantasy factors to quarterbacks since Week 9.
Tua Tagovailoa at Titans (1 p.m. ET, CBS): Tagovailoa has been mediocre at greatest within the stat sheets in latest weeks, as he hasn’t produced even an 18-level efficiency since Week 7. That features a pair of video games towards the Jets. I’d maintain him sidelined this week, because the Dolphins face a Titans protection that’s allowed a mean of fewer than 15 fantasy factors per sport to opposing quarterbacks of their final seven video games.
Matt Ryan at Payments (1 p.m. ET, Fox): This week’s matchup towards the Payments may not look unhealthy on paper, as their protection has allowed 23-plus fantasy factors to 2 of the final three quarterbacks who’ve confronted them on the gridiron. Nevertheless, Ryan has been unable to take advantage of even the simplest of matchups recently, and a street sport in what will likely be a frigid Buffalo is an unattractive state of affairs. Ryan ought to be benched in most codecs.
Derek Carr at Colts (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Carr’s totals have been brutal over the past 4 weeks, as he’s failed to attain greater than 12.4 fantasy factors in a sport. He’s additionally been unable to throw for a number of touchdowns in every of his final six video games and 7 of his final eight. The Colts did surrender 21.9 factors to Kyler Murray final week, however he’s the lone quarterback to attain greater than 17.2 factors towards them of their final six contests.
Taylor Heinicke vs. Eagles (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Heinicke has been on a critical chilly streak within the stat sheets, failing to attain 16 factors in every of his final 4 video games and 6 of his final seven video games. In his final begin, he was so unhealthy that he misplaced snaps to backup Kyle Allen. The Eagles protection has been powerful on quarterbacks, permitting a mean of simply 16.5 fantasy factors to the place this season. I might sit Heinicke.
- Cam Newton at Saints (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox)
- Baker Mayfield at Steelers (Mon. 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN)
- Justin Herbert vs. Broncos ($6,800)
- Ryan Tannehill vs. Dolphins ($5,800)
- Tua Tagovailoa at Titans ($5,800)
Michael Fabiano is an award-profitable fantasy soccer analyst on Sports activities Illustrated and a member of the Fantasy Sports activities Writers Affiliation (FSWA) Corridor of Fame. Click on right here to learn all his articles right here on SI Fantasy. You possibly can observe Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram on your late-breaking fantasy information and the perfect evaluation within the enterprise!
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