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FanDuel NFL Lineup Advice: Week 17 (Full Slate)

by Matt Barbato | @realmattbarbato | Featured Writer
Jan 2, 2021

T.Y. Hilton has finished the season strong.

We’ve made it to the end of another NFL season. Somehow, we did it.

But there’s still one more week to try and cash in. Here’s my final FanDuel lineup of the regular season. Thanks so much for reading and following throughout the season!

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Quarterback

Deshaun Watson (HOU): $8,700
With so much uncertainty surrounding playing time in Week 17, I’m really prioritizing players I expect to play the entire game. Houston has a chance to spoil Tennessee’s season, and Watson will need to have a great game to make it happen. It helps that Tennessee’s given up the fourth-most FanDuel points per game to opposing QBs.

Running backs

Derrick Henry (TEN): $10,200
We’re not messing around at running back this week. In a must-win scenario, the Titans won’t mess around either. Houston’s giving up 29 FanDuel points to opposing running back this year, tied for the most in the NFL. We’re not overthinking this one. Henry will roll Tennessee to the AFC South title.

David Montgomery (CHI): $8,200
The Chicago Bears are finding themselves offensively and the big reason why is they’ve rediscovered their running game. Montgomery’s been one of the hottest tailbacks in the NFL and has put up at least 19.1 FanDuel points in his last five games. If the Bears have any hope of making the playoffs, they’ll need to keep Aaron Rodgers on the sidelines and control the game on the ground. That’s possible, as the Packers have been susceptible against the run.

Wide Receivers

T.Y. Hilton (IND): $6,300
With so much money invested at quarterback and running back, we need to find some bargains with explosive potential. Hilton has finished the season strong and has re-emerged as Indy’s top weapon in the passing game. I love his big-play potential against a woeful Jaguars secondary that was carved up by Mitchell Trubisky a week ago.

Marquise Brown (BAL): $6,000
Speaking of explosive plays, we all know Brown is capable of busting the big one. His sophomore season has been a disappointment, but he’s actually played better lately, posting at least 10.5 FanDuel points in his last four games. Last time out against the Bengals, Brown caught six of 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. He has plenty of potential to get in the end zone again in a must-win game for Baltimore.

Sterling Shepard (NYG): $5,500
Taking a shot here on Shepard in a must-win game and a favorable matchup. While the Cowboys are surging lately, their defense is still brutal. Dallas has given up 35 FanDuel points per game to opposing wideouts. I like Shepard’s potential at this price.

Tight End

Robert Tonyan (GB): $6,300 
It’s hard to trust tight ends these days. With Travis Kelce resting this week, our options are even more limited. I’m taking a shot on Tonyan in a game the Packers need to win to secure the important No. 1 seed in the NFC. Tonyan has a pretty steady target floor and caught all five of his targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s first meeting against Chicago.

FLEX

Mecole Hardman (KC): $5,300 
With Tyreek Hill sitting out, Hardman should see the field a ton on Sunday against the Chargers. Like Hill, Hardman has game-breaking speed. At this price, I’m banking on a big play or two in a meaningless game for the Chiefs.

Defense / Special Teams 

New York Jets: $3,500
The Jets defense is playing much better since firing Gregg Williams and gets a revenge opportunity against New England’s lifeless offense. It’s worth a flier at this price.

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