Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Michael Thomas or Jordan Howard

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  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Matchup Rank2910-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total163.7201.1-
Avg Game10.913.4-
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  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
8 tar, 5 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
13 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE
10 tar, 5 rec, 89 yds, 0 td
at TB
9 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CAR
8 tar, 7 rec, 87 yds, 1 td
vs. PIT
23 rush, 138 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
11 tar, 8 rec, 89 yds, 1 td
at GB
18 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. MIN
19 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. DET
6 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at BAL
36 rush, 167 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at GB
11 tar, 7 rec, 82 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
21 rush, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. CHI
8 tar, 7 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
at NO
23 rush, 102 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. TB
11 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 at BUF
10 tar, 9 rec, 117 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
15 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. WAS
11 tar, 6 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
15 rush, 125 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at LAR
8 tar, 5 rec, 52 yds, 0 td
at PHI
7 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. CAR
9 tar, 5 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
vs. SF
13 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -5 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at ATL
14 tar, 10 rec, 117 yds, 1 td
at CIN
23 rush, 147 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. NYJ
11 tar, 9 rec, 93 yds, 1 td
at DET
10 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 16 vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
22 rush, 44 yds, 2 td
Week 17 at TB at MIN
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
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  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
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Dan Harris
FantasyPros
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.Howard gained just 44 yards on 22 carries against the Browns, but he found the end zone twice to salvage his fantasy day. He should see another big workload next weekend against Minnesota, but the Vikings allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Vikings still could technically lose the No. 2 seed, so they're likely to play their starters for the majority of the game. Either way, Howard is in play as an RB2.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Tampa Bay allows the most points to fantasy receivers, Thomas is a strong WR1 this week.The Vikings are the best fantasy running back defense in the NFL, Howard is a boom /bust RB2 that is safe to bench if you have better options.