What’s up folks, it’s time for the Team Rise or Fall NFL Week 17 FanDuel Strategy Guide. In a year that’s felt like five years it seems like the NFL season went by faster than usual. Thank goodness we’re headed to a new year and hopefully a better experience for all of us.
Please keep in mind for cash games (Double ups, 50/50s, and Head-to-Heads) I’m looking to beat 40%-50% of the field. That means I’m targeting players with a solid floor and extreme value. I want running backs with a lot of rushes+receptions and pass catchers that will get a lot of targets. I need guys to have the ball in their hands a lot.
When it comes to GPPs (tournaments), I like stacking a quarterback with a pass-catching teammate or two and sometimes adding an opposing player as well.
It’s Week 17 so be sure to keep up with the news for teams resting players for the playoffs. Just because a guy has been a stud through 16 weeks doesn’t mean he’ll play all that much if his team has already locked up their playoff position.
One last thing before I get to my NFL plays. The NBA season is upon us and you know Team Rise or Fall is going to bring the heat just like we have all NFL season. Don’t believe me? Here’s one of our coaches or “Money Machines” aka SCrosby the last couple of days. If you’re not a member no better time than now to dive in. The water’s fine.
Ok on to the final week of the 2020 NFL season!
Malcolm Brown (5.6k)
Brown comes in as the second highest value on the entire slate in our NFL Study Hub. Injuries have wrecked the LA Rams backfield so that should mean a lot of work for Malcolm against the Arizona Cardinals and their 23rd ranked defense against the running back position.
Marvin Jones (6.1k)
The Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub ranks Jones as the second best value at the wide receiver position on this slate. Marvin and the Detroit Lions face the Minnesota Vikings in a game that currently has a 54.5 implied total. Jones is projected for nine targets and should play the whole game since the Lions have nothing to play for at this point.
Deshaun Watson (8.7k)
The Houston Texans had an awful 2020 campaign but Watson did well for fantasy purposes. Barring injury I don’t see why Watson wouldn’t play the whole game. And if he plays the whole game I’m expecting him to sling that oblong ball all over the field, and even rush for a td. He’s averaging 21.8 fantasy points per game over his last four games and 25 points over his last two games.
Calvin Ridley (8.7k)
With Julio Jones out of the lineup Ridley becomes almost the only offensive weapon for the Atlanta Falcons. Calvin and the Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game with an implied game total of 50 points. Ridley brings a 19.5 fantasy points per game average over his last four games with him to the season finale. I’m looking for him to shine against the Bucs 28th ranked defense against the wide receiver position.
QB: Deshaun Watson
Wide Receiver: Brandin Cooks
Wide Receiver: Keke Coutee
Opposing Running Back: Derrick Henry
Opposing Wide Receiver: A.J. Brown
Opposing Wide Receiver: Corey Davis
As always I like to have a stack that gives me a few options for my roster build. I’m going with a three-man stack so that means a quarterback, his teammate, and an opposing player.
The game currerntly has a 56.5 implied total so Vegas is expecting fireworks and I want some of the action. My primary stack is Watson-Cooks-Brown. My “sneak stack” in a game with the highest total on the weekend is Watson-Coutee-Henry.
I can also flip this stack and replace Watson with Ryan Tannehill. In that instance David Johnson would slide into my player pool as I try to get creative and take down the big prize.
Happy New Year and good luck to everyone this weekend. Let’s get this money!
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