Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Michael Thomas or Jordan Howard

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
at MIN, Sun 4pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 44# 106-
Best Rank# 35# 66-
Worst Rank# 71# 162-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIN vs. CAR-
Matchup Rank198-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total160.0190.5-
Avg Game10.011.9-
Week 1613.016.9-
    
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Injury Alert-
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  Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at GB
15 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
17 tar, 16 rec, 180 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. SEA
14 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
13 tar, 12 rec, 89 yds, 2 td
Week 3 at ARI
24 rush, 61 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
at ATL
10 tar, 10 rec, 129 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TB
11 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at NYG
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. WAS
5 tar, 4 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at MIA
14 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. NE
12 rush, 39 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at BAL
9 tar, 7 rec, 69 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. NYJ
22 rush, 81 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at MIN
6 tar, 5 rec, 81 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at BUF
14 rush, 47 yds, 2 td
vs. LAR
15 tar, 12 rec, 211 yds, 1 td
Week 10 vs. DET
11 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at CIN
8 tar, 8 rec, 70 yds, 2 td
Week 11 vs. MIN
18 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
4 tar, 4 rec, 92 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at DET
7 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
6 tar, 4 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at NYG
16 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
at DAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. LAR
19 rush, 101 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
at TB
13 tar, 11 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. GB
19 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at CAR
9 tar, 7 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at SF
13 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
13 tar, 11 rec, 109 yds, 1 td
Week 17 at MIN vs. CAR
  Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 110.722.0
Week 26.818.9
Week 314.112.9
Week 42.54.7
Week 57.4
Week 64.9
Week 710.812.9
Week 814.18.1
Week 916.727.1
Week 103.219.0
Week 116.515.2
Week 121.53.8
Week 138.04.0
Week 1410.39.8
Week 1513.54.9
Week 1613.016.9
Week 1723.42.9
  Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 1517
Week 2413
Week 3210
Week 414
Week 55
Week 61
Week 719
Week 816
Week 9015
Week 1018
Week 1114
Week 1226
Week 1318
Week 14113
Week 1519
Week 16313
Week 1727
  Jordan Howard
RB - CHI
Jordan Howard
at MIN, Sun 4pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
The Vikings have relinquished 139.6 rushing yards per game since last facing the Bears. Howard, meanwhile, has offered at least 70 yards on 15 touches in each of the last four contests. He has crossed the goal line in consecutive games, and the Bears are still vying for a first-round bye. Although a maddening player to roster for most of the season, he has salvaged some RB2/flex value for spurned investors trying to win a consolation bracket.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.