QB Aaron Rogers @ Lions
RB Devonta Freeman vs Saints
WR Jordy Nelson @ Lions
WR Golden Tate vs Packers
TE Charles Clay @ Jets
Week 17 Value
RB Jaquizz Rodgers vs Panthers
Week 17 aka the worst DFS week of the year. Options are limited, players are high owned, and little mistakes can cost you. You want to focus on the few games that teams are playing for playoffs. Washington, Tampa, Detroit, and Green Bay are playing for their playoff lives. Oakland, Kansas City, and Atlanta are playing for a first round bye. Everyone else is out of it, and comes with high risk. Ill break it down and hopefully finish the regular season strong.
QB- Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers has been playing his best ball of the year on another Packers playoff run and it comes to fruition Sunday night versus the Lions. The bad news for Rodgers is it looks like Darius Slay is going to play this week which makes the secondary much more formidable. I am looking to ride the hot streak in a high total game and Rodgers leads the Pack to the playoffs.
RB- Devonta Freeman
Freeman gets a juicy matchup versus the Saints who are awful againt running backs this year. Atlanta is playing for the first round bye, so they are gonna do what it takes to win against a Saints offense that should be able to keep the game close. Freeman should be low owned because of the threat of Coleman, so I am willing to take the risk at running back this week where Zeke and Bell wont be playing much, if at all.
WR- Jordy Nelson
Nelson is the beneficiary of Aaron Rodgers. The first game of the year against Detroit Jordy went over 100 yards and two touchdowns. I don’t see any reason this isn’t possible again against a team who struggles versus wide receivers. Rodgers will hopefully rely heavily on his go to receiver in a win or go home scenario.
WR- Golden Tate
The only side of this game gives us one of the hottest fantasy receivers over the last month or two in Golden Tate. Tate has been targeted 10 or more times over in 6 out of the last 10 games. Over the last 4 weeks the Packers are giving up the 2nd most fantasy points to the wide receiver position, and are also second for the year. Look for the lions to exploit the weakness of the Packers in again what should be a high scoring game.
TE- Charles Clay
Charles Clay has been playing his best football of the year over the last three weeks, and ends the year with a matchup versus the Jets who are dead last in fantasy points given up to the tight end this year. Clay is questionable but looks like he will play, and also has EJ Manuel throwing him the ball. This could be bad, but look for Clay to get a heavy workload in the middle of the field to make EJ have an easier night and to take advantage of the biggest weakness in the Jets defense.
Week 17 Value- Jaquizz Rodgers
Rodgers and the Bucs get a 1pm game versus the Panthers were they need to win to stay alive. This is good for Quizz with Doug Martins suspension, and Simms already being ruled out, it means Quizz is going to get a heavy workload and should be easily able to hit value at a price tag that is almost minimum across the industry. Look for Rodgers to be some serious salary relief this weekend.