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Pat Freiermuth (TE - PIT)
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Player Note on Pat Freiermuth (TE - PIT)
Freiermuth has been practicing this week, and it appears he'll be able to return from a concussion. Consider him a lower-end TE1 this week vs. the Browns.
Andy Dalton (QB - CHI)
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Player Note on Andy Dalton (QB - CHI)
Justin Fields still isn't ready to come back from an ankle injury, so Dalton has been named the Bears' Week 17 starter. He's nothing more than a desperation option in superflex leagues.
Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
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Player Note on Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
With Buccaneers WRs Chris Godwin and Mike Evans both injured, it was surprising that Gronk didn't play a bigger role in the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers last week. Over a four-game stretch from Week 12 to Week 15, Gronkowski had no fewer than eight targets in any game. Last Sunday, Antonio Brown had 15 targets for the Bucs, while Gronk was targeted only twice and caught one pass for 23 yards. That trend is unlikely to continue. Gronk is the TE4 this week against the Jets.
Braxton Berrios (WR - NYJ)
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Player Note on Braxton Berrios (WR - NYJ)
We need a fantasy flow chart for the Jets' wide receivers. If Elijah Moore (quad) is able to play, use him. If Moore is out but Jamison Crowder (calf) plays, Crowder might be playable. If Moore and Crowder are both out, Berrios might be worth a Week 17 dart throw. Berrios has had 12-115-0 over his last three games and had an electrifying 102-yard kickoff-return touchdown last week.
Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)
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Player Note on Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)
Crowder missed Week 16 with a calf injury, and his status for Week 17 remains unclear. If Elijah Moore is able to return from a quad injury this week, Crowder will have negligible fantasy value. But if Crowder plays and Moore remains out, Crowder might have some low-level fantasy value as a flex option in PPR leagues.
Antonio Brown (WR - FA)
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Player Note on Antonio Brown (WR - FA)
Brown hadn't played since Week 6 due to an ankle injury and a suspension for having a fake vaccination card, but he came back with a bang in Week 16. With WR Chris Godwin out for the year with a torn ACL and WR Mike Evans sidelined with a hamstring injury, Brown saw a team-high 15 targets against the Panthers last Sunday and finished with 10-101-0. With Evans expected to be out for at least another week, Brown should be busy again in a favorable matchup against the Jets, whose young cornerbacks could be exposed by one of the best receivers to ever play the game. Brown is the WR6 this week. He's only $6,100 on DraftKings, making him a must-have in cash games.
Michael Carter (RB - NYJ)
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Player Note on Michael Carter (RB - NYJ)
Last week, in his second game back from a high-ankle sprain, Carter ran for a season-high 118 yards in a 26-21 win over the Jaguars. Carter played 74% of the Jets' offensive snaps and had 18 touches. The rookie has a tough matchup this week against a Buccaneers defense that's yielding only 14.8 fantasy points per game to running backs, but Carter's beefy role and his run-catch versatility still make him a high-end RB3 and a viable fantasy option for championship week.
Ke'Shawn Vaughn (RB - TB)
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Player Note on Ke'Shawn Vaughn (RB - TB)
Earlier this week, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was asked if he thought Vaughn had a future as a third-down back. Arians said he believes Vaughn has a future as a lead back. It was an encouraging endorsement for a young player who's had trouble gaining traction with the Buccaneers. Vaughn might get a chance to justify Arians' praise this week when the Bucs face the Jets. Ronald Jones will operate as Tampa Bay's lead back, but Vaughn could see double-digit carries if the Buccaneers get out to a comfortable lead in a game where they're heavily favored. Vaughn had 7-70-1 rushing last week against the Panthers, highlighted by a 55-yard TD run in the first quarter. He checks in as the RB40 for Week 17.
Ronald Jones II (RB - TB)
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Player Note on Ronald Jones II (RB - TB)
The Buccaneers face the Jets this week in what should be a smash matchup for Jones. The Jets have given up a league-high 27 TD runs, and only the Steelers have yielded more rushing yards. The Jets are allowing 26.7 fantasy points per game to running backs, more than any other team in the league. Starting in place of the injured Leonard Fournette last week, Jones had 20-65-1 rushing and 2-16-0 in the Bucs' 32-6 win over the Panthers. It wasn't an especially good performance aside from a 7-yard TD run, but Jones still finished as the RB12 for the week. The Week 17 setup is even better. Jones lands at RB6 in the rankings and is a must-start for championship week.
Zach Wilson (QB - NYJ)
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Player Note on Zach Wilson (QB - NYJ)
Wilson turned in his best fantasy finish of the season last week, scoring 23.2 fantasy points to end up as the QB4. He scored nearly half of those points on one play, a swerving 52-yard TD run in the first quarter of a 26-21 win over the Jaguars. Wilson had only 102 passing yards, but his 91 rushing yards more than doubled his season total. Wilson has thrown seven TD passes in 11 games, and he's averaging 183 passing yards. He's the QB28 this week against the Buccaneers.
Pat Freiermuth (TE - PIT)
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Player Note on Pat Freiermuth (TE - PIT)
Freiermuth has been practicing this week, and it appears he'll be able to return from a concussion. Consider him a lower-end TE1 this week vs. the Browns.
Andy Dalton (QB - CHI)
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Player Note on Andy Dalton (QB - CHI)
Justin Fields still isn't ready to come back from an ankle injury, so Dalton has been named the Bears' Week 17 starter. He's nothing more than a desperation option in superflex leagues.
Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
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Player Note on Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
With Buccaneers WRs Chris Godwin and Mike Evans both injured, it was surprising that Gronk didn't play a bigger role in the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers last week. Over a four-game stretch from Week 12 to Week 15, Gronkowski had no fewer than eight targets in any game. Last Sunday, Antonio Brown had 15 targets for the Bucs, while Gronk was targeted only twice and caught one pass for 23 yards. That trend is unlikely to continue. Gronk is the TE4 this week against the Jets.
Braxton Berrios (WR - NYJ)
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Player Note on Braxton Berrios (WR - NYJ)
We need a fantasy flow chart for the Jets' wide receivers. If Elijah Moore (quad) is able to play, use him. If Moore is out but Jamison Crowder (calf) plays, Crowder might be playable. If Moore and Crowder are both out, Berrios might be worth a Week 17 dart throw. Berrios has had 12-115-0 over his last three games and had an electrifying 102-yard kickoff-return touchdown last week.
Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)
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Player Note on Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)
Crowder missed Week 16 with a calf injury, and his status for Week 17 remains unclear. If Elijah Moore is able to return from a quad injury this week, Crowder will have negligible fantasy value. But if Crowder plays and Moore remains out, Crowder might have some low-level fantasy value as a flex option in PPR leagues.
Antonio Brown (WR - FA)
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Player Note on Antonio Brown (WR - FA)
Brown hadn't played since Week 6 due to an ankle injury and a suspension for having a fake vaccination card, but he came back with a bang in Week 16. With WR Chris Godwin out for the year with a torn ACL and WR Mike Evans sidelined with a hamstring injury, Brown saw a team-high 15 targets against the Panthers last Sunday and finished with 10-101-0. With Evans expected to be out for at least another week, Brown should be busy again in a favorable matchup against the Jets, whose young cornerbacks could be exposed by one of the best receivers to ever play the game. Brown is the WR6 this week. He's only $6,100 on DraftKings, making him a must-have in cash games.
Michael Carter (RB - NYJ)
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Player Note on Michael Carter (RB - NYJ)
Last week, in his second game back from a high-ankle sprain, Carter ran for a season-high 118 yards in a 26-21 win over the Jaguars. Carter played 74% of the Jets' offensive snaps and had 18 touches. The rookie has a tough matchup this week against a Buccaneers defense that's yielding only 14.8 fantasy points per game to running backs, but Carter's beefy role and his run-catch versatility still make him a high-end RB3 and a viable fantasy option for championship week.
Ke'Shawn Vaughn (RB - TB)
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Player Note on Ke'Shawn Vaughn (RB - TB)
Earlier this week, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was asked if he thought Vaughn had a future as a third-down back. Arians said he believes Vaughn has a future as a lead back. It was an encouraging endorsement for a young player who's had trouble gaining traction with the Buccaneers. Vaughn might get a chance to justify Arians' praise this week when the Bucs face the Jets. Ronald Jones will operate as Tampa Bay's lead back, but Vaughn could see double-digit carries if the Buccaneers get out to a comfortable lead in a game where they're heavily favored. Vaughn had 7-70-1 rushing last week against the Panthers, highlighted by a 55-yard TD run in the first quarter. He checks in as the RB40 for Week 17.
Ronald Jones II (RB - TB)
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Player Note on Ronald Jones II (RB - TB)
The Buccaneers face the Jets this week in what should be a smash matchup for Jones. The Jets have given up a league-high 27 TD runs, and only the Steelers have yielded more rushing yards. The Jets are allowing 26.7 fantasy points per game to running backs, more than any other team in the league. Starting in place of the injured Leonard Fournette last week, Jones had 20-65-1 rushing and 2-16-0 in the Bucs' 32-6 win over the Panthers. It wasn't an especially good performance aside from a 7-yard TD run, but Jones still finished as the RB12 for the week. The Week 17 setup is even better. Jones lands at RB6 in the rankings and is a must-start for championship week.
Zach Wilson (QB - NYJ)
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Player Note on Zach Wilson (QB - NYJ)
Wilson turned in his best fantasy finish of the season last week, scoring 23.2 fantasy points to end up as the QB4. He scored nearly half of those points on one play, a swerving 52-yard TD run in the first quarter of a 26-21 win over the Jaguars. Wilson had only 102 passing yards, but his 91 rushing yards more than doubled his season total. Wilson has thrown seven TD passes in 11 games, and he's averaging 183 passing yards. He's the QB28 this week against the Buccaneers.
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