Fantasy Football 2015: Week 17 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 17
December 31, 2015
It’s Thursday, and around here that means it’s time once again for our weekly Start/Sit recommendations in the world of fantasy football. This is the Week 17 edition, and those playing in 17-week seasonal leagues or weekly formats need to be making some tough lineup calls. We’re here to help; let’s check out our list.
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Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: So Roethlisberger stunk up the joint in Week 16; he’s worth giving another shot this week, as he’s got a great matchup looming.
The Steelers will be taking on the Browns Sunday, and in order to have any shot at the playoffs, they’ve got to win. Ben should put up a nice line here.
James White, RB, New England Patriots: Believe it or not, the Pats still have something to play for this weekend against the Dolphins. They’ll be trying to lock up home-field advantage and whip a divisional foe.
With some meaning left in this game, we can speculate that White will play most of the game. He’s not much for rushing yards, but is a PPR dynamo when he’s involved.
Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets: Decker has provided some nice (and unexpected) value for fantasy owners this season, scoring 11 times. He and the Jets are locked into a must-win grudge match game against the Bills this weekend, and they’ll be pulling out all the stops.
Decker scored and had 85 yards in the Jets’ first meeting against Buffalo and has a good chance at scoring again.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Cousins has been the bargain-buy fantasy MVP this season. He’s got at least 21 points in each of his last three appearances, and thanks to him the Redskins are heading to the postseason.
The ‘Skins have things all wrapped up this week and are playing an essentially meaningless game against the Cowboys. He’ll likely see little action, so don’t risk it.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Assuming you haven’t already, it’s time to abandon all hope for Miller. He’s been hemorrhaging carries to fellow RB Jay Ajayi, even though Miller could probably do more with more touches.
It’s hard speculating on what’s going on in Miami; they seem headed for some major changes in the off-season. In the meantime, stay away from Miller in this tough matchup against New England.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: It’s pretty puzzling what’s happened to the Packers this year; they simply don’t look like themselves, even with all the injuries. They’re something of a run-first team these days, which leaves Cobb out of the mix.
Cobb is coming off another stinker in Week 16, and has been on a downward slide in recent weeks. Keep him out of your lineup.
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