Now that season-long fantasy football contests are over, it’s a nice opportunity to focus on daily fantasy. These are some of the plays that I like in Week 17.
Eli Manning vs. PHI – $7500
After a brutal week without Odell Beckham Jr., I expect Eli Manning to get back on track against the Eagles. Beckham will be eager to produce and the Eagles have allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.
David Johnson vs. SEA – $7700
While the Seahawks are still tough against the run, few running backs are playing as well as David Johnson. With 781 total yards in his last four games, I’m willing to trust Johnson’s big workloads even in this difficult matchup.
Javorius Allen at CIN – $6000
It’s tough to find a running back without question marks this week – Allen certainly comes with his. The good news about Allen: this should be a competitive game, he catches a lot of passes, and touched the ball 25 times last week. He should catch at least five passes in this game.
Julio Jones vs. NO – $9300
Although he’s expensive, Julio Jones is a wonderful play this week. The Saints have allowed more touchdowns to opposing wide receivers than any other team (27). The Falcons may also be feeding Julio the ball to help him break the reception record.
Jeremy Maclin vs. OAK – $7100
With at least five receptions in five straight games, Jeremy Maclin has been playing well. The last time he faced the Raiders; Maclin caught nine passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. At this price point, he deserves consideration.
Martavis Bryant at CLE – $7100
Despite his struggles last week, we know what Martavis is capable of. The last time he faced the Browns; he caught six passes for 178 yards and a touchdown. He’s a nice option this week.
Zach Ertz at NYG – $5700
With at least five catches in three straight games, Zach Ertz is finally entering TE1 territory. In a game with sneaky shootout potential, Ertz is a solid option at just $5700.
Robbie Gould vs. DET – $4600
At just $4600 in a dome, Robbie Gould is a cheap, yet solid option at kicker.
Indianapolis Colts vs. TEN – $4200
The Titans were blown out so badly against the Texans last week that I have no problem trusting the Colts. The Colts played well on the road against Miami last week, scoring 14 fantasy points on FanDuel.