Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Julio Jones or Michael Thomas

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Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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ECR# 2# 3-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 9# 8-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CHI at MIN-
Matchup Rank629-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec21.420.3
Rec Yds228.3208.1
Rec TD1.10.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total176.9163.7-
Avg Game12.610.9-
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  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CHI
5 tar, 4 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
at MIN
8 tar, 5 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. GB
9 tar, 5 rec, 108 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
10 tar, 5 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DET
12 tar, 7 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
at CAR
8 tar, 7 rec, 87 yds, 1 td
Week 4 vs. BUF
4 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at MIA
11 tar, 8 rec, 89 yds, 1 td
Week 5BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. MIA
7 tar, 6 rec, 72 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
6 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NE
13 tar, 9 rec, 99 yds, 1 td
at GB
11 tar, 7 rec, 82 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at NYJ
6 tar, 3 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
8 tar, 7 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at CAR
12 tar, 6 rec, 118 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
11 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. DAL
8 tar, 6 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
at BUF
10 tar, 9 rec, 117 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at SEA
10 tar, 5 rec, 71 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
11 tar, 6 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. TB
15 tar, 12 rec, 253 yds, 2 td
1 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
at LAR
8 tar, 5 rec, 52 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. MIN
6 tar, 2 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
9 tar, 5 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 14 vs. NO
11 tar, 5 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
at ATL
14 tar, 10 rec, 117 yds, 1 td
Week 15 at TB
8 tar, 3 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
11 tar, 9 rec, 93 yds, 1 td
Week 16 at NO
11 tar, 7 rec, 149 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CAR at TB
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2016 Points 
Week 112.65.8
Week 216.65.6
Week 31.613.1
Week 436.010.4
Week 52.9
Week 619.913.8
Week 717.413.0
Week 82.96.3
Week 917.119.3
Week 1013.50.0
Week 116.8
Week 123.522.8
Week 1311.34.2
Week 14
Week 1511.2
Week 166.09.8
Week 1715.621.6
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2017 Targets 
Week 158
Week 2910
Week 3128
Week 4411
Week 5
Week 676
Week 71311
Week 868
Week 91211
Week 10810
Week 111011
Week 12158
Week 1369
Week 141114
Week 15811
Week 16115
Week 17118
  Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
He is extremely familiar with torching his division-opponent Panthers. Julio is my top receiver for Week 17. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Jones is battling through injuries, as usual, but it hasn't much affected his performance. He had a dominant game against the Saints, catching seven passed 149 yards, despite being in obvious discomfort at times. He has missed practice this week but will surely suit up against the Panthers in Week 17 with a playoff spot on the line. Carolina isn't a difficult matchup for opposing wide receivers, and James Bradberry, who will likely be on Jones, shouldn't pose too much of a problem. Consider him a top option, like always.Thomas played against the Falcons after cropping up on the injury report, but he was in on just 63% of the snaps, suggesting that his hamstring may have been bothering him. The Saints still need a victory to secure the NFC South, and there were no reports of any setbacks, so expect Thomas to be out there on Sunday against the Bucs. Tampa Bay allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, so absent reports that he will be limited again, Thomas makes an excellent option in Week 17.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Jones had 7 receptions for 149 yards last week and he goes against a Carolina team that is 28th against fantasy receivers. He is a WR1 in a must-win game for Atlanta.Tampa Bay allows the most points to fantasy receivers, Thomas is a strong WR1 this week.