Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Michael Thomas or David Johnson

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at SEA, Sun 4pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 25# 106-
Best Rank# 19# 66-
Worst Rank# 40# 162-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at SEA vs. CAR-
Matchup Rank178-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total196.7190.5-
Avg Game12.311.9-
Week 1612.716.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. WAS
9 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
9 tar, 5 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
17 tar, 16 rec, 180 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LAR
13 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
13 tar, 12 rec, 89 yds, 2 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 1 td
at ATL
10 tar, 10 rec, 129 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. SEA
22 rush, 71 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
at NYG
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SF
18 rush, 55 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
5 tar, 4 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at MIN
18 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. DEN
14 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
at BAL
9 tar, 7 rec, 69 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. SF
16 rush, 59 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
at MIN
6 tar, 5 rec, 81 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. LAR
15 tar, 12 rec, 211 yds, 1 td
Week 10 at KC
21 rush, 98 yds, 1 td
9 tar, 7 rec, 85 yds, 1 td
at CIN
8 tar, 8 rec, 70 yds, 2 td
Week 11 vs. OAK
25 rush, 137 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
4 tar, 4 rec, 92 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at LAC
17 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
6 tar, 4 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at GB
20 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at DAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. DET
15 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 8 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at TB
13 tar, 11 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at ATL
11 rush, 33 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 3 rec, 68 yds, 0 td
at CAR
9 tar, 7 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
Week 16 vs. LAR
10 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 1 rec, 32 yds, 1 td
vs. PIT
13 tar, 11 rec, 109 yds, 1 td
Week 17 at SEA vs. CAR
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 112.722.0
Week 25.118.9
Week 312.112.9
Week 415.24.7
Week 519.17.4
Week 611.0
Week 77.012.9
Week 810.08.1
Week 927.1
Week 1030.319.0
Week 1115.415.2
Week 127.93.8
Week 137.24.0
Week 146.19.8
Week 1516.14.9
Week 1612.716.9
Week 178.82.9
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 1917
Week 2213
Week 3410
Week 444
Week 535
Week 65
Week 739
Week 846
Week 915
Week 1098
Week 1134
Week 1236
Week 1328
Week 141013
Week 1569
Week 16513
Week 1747
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at SEA, Sun 4pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Although he's the RB10 who hasn't missed a game after a wrist injury ended his 2017, Johnson has disappointed considered his immense draft cost. Dragged down by Arizona's NFL-worst defense, he's averaging 3.6 yards per run with only 47 catches and one 100-yard rushing output. He still rode 25 touches to 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Seahawks, who have surrendered 4.7 yards per carry and the fourth-most receptions (97) to running backs. They could also give Bobby Wagner and Co. a lighter workload in preparation for their Wild Card Weekend road game, so Johnson remains a high-end RB2 despite his underwhelming ceiling.Thomas has secured an NFL-high 120 receptions, but he may not get a chance to significantly bolster that tally. Locked into the NFC's top seed, the Saints could take it easy on him and other key starters to prepare for the postseason. While Sean Payton hasn't said if the receiver will rest, it seems likely with Teddy Bridgewater spelling Drew Brees. Thomas could either deliver another WR1 showing or a goose egg, so it's hard to treat him as a top-30 option due to the volatility.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Seattle may rest some starters in the second half, which gives Johnson a chance to have a solid fantasy game in Week 17.