Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Drew Brees or Joe Mixon

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  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at BAL, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Opponent at MIN vs. BAL-
Matchup Rank2627-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total332.30.0-
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  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
27/37, 291 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. BAL
8 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE
27/45, 356 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. HOU
9 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CAR
22/29, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
at GB
18 rush, 62 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
29/41, 268 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at CLE
17 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. BUF
15 rush, 51 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. DET
21/31, 186 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at GB
27/38, 331 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
5 rush, -1 yds, 1 td
at PIT
7 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. CHI
23/28, 299 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
4 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
11 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. TB
22/27, 263 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at JAC
13 rush, 31 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at BUF
18/25, 184 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 6 yds, 1 td
at TEN
9 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. WAS
29/41, 385 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at DEN
20 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at LAR
22/32, 246 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
23 rush, 114 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. CAR
25/34, 269 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
7 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at ATL
26/35, 271 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
Week 15 vs. NYJ
26/36, 285 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at MIN
Week 16 vs. ATL
21/28, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 17 at TB at BAL
  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
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  Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at BAL, Sun 4pm EST
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Mixon has been limited in practice this week, and while he may play, this seems to be Gio's backfield at the moment, so you would be better off avoiding the headache of seeing your running back total just 8 to 12 touches.
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
Still playing for seeding. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Buccaneers are just 23rd against fantasy quarterbacks, Brees should be a QB1 with the Saints playing for the NFC South title. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Brees, as usual, was excellent from a real-life perspective against the Falcons, but lackluster from a fantasy perspective, with just one touchdown pass and an interception. With a heavy reliance on the running game, it's doubtful that Brees will magically need to air the ball out next weekend against the Bucs. The Saints' playoff seeding can still move around, and they need a win to secure a home game, so expect Brees to be motivated. Still, that should leave him as just a reliable but uninspiring fantasy option. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 At this point, Mixon should be well-rested and ready to rock against the Lions, who have now allowed 14 rushing touchdowns on the season, including 11 of them in their last nine games, which is behind only the Bills. The Bengals have to stay competitive in this game in order for Mixon to have an RB1 ceiling, which could prove to be a chore for them after watching the last two games. Meanwhile, the Lions are in a playoff race and trying to win a wild card berth. If Mixon suits up, you have to play him as a high-end RB2 who should score.