Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Latavius Murray or Michael Thomas

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  Latavius Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Opponent vs. NO at MIN-
Matchup Rank429-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total175.2163.7-
Avg Game12.510.9-
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  Latavius Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NO
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at MIN
8 tar, 5 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
10 tar, 5 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
at CAR
8 tar, 7 rec, 87 yds, 1 td
Week 4 vs. DET
7 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at MIA
11 tar, 8 rec, 89 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at CHI
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. GB
15 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
6 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. BAL
18 rush, 113 yds, 1 td
at GB
11 tar, 7 rec, 82 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CLE
19 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
8 tar, 7 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. TB
11 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at WAS
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
at BUF
10 tar, 9 rec, 117 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. LAR
15 rush, 95 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
11 tar, 6 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DET
20 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at LAR
8 tar, 5 rec, 52 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at ATL
16 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
9 tar, 5 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 14 at CAR
9 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
at ATL
14 tar, 10 rec, 117 yds, 1 td
Week 15 vs. CIN
20 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
11 tar, 9 rec, 93 yds, 1 td
Week 16 at GB
21 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CHI at TB
  Latavius Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
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Week 1416.3
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Week 172.521.6
  Latavius Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Murray was unspectacular against the Packers, gaining 75 total yards on 22 touches. But he saw a ton of work, as usual, which always keeps him as a viable fantasy play. The Bears allow the ninth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs, but you're not going to avoid Murray in light of the uncertainty at running back in Week 17. The Vikings could still technically lose out on a bye, so expect them to play their starters, and for Murray to have a decent fantasy day.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
The Bears are 6th against fantasy running backs, Murray is a boom / bust RB2.Tampa Bay allows the most points to fantasy receivers, Thomas is a strong WR1 this week.