Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Saquon Barkley or Michael Thomas

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Saquon Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
vs. DAL, Sun 1pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 106-
Best Rank# 1# 66-
Worst Rank# 9# 162-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DAL vs. CAR-
Matchup Rank258-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total294.8190.5-
Avg Game18.411.9-
Week 1613.716.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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  Saquon Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC
18 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
17 tar, 16 rec, 180 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at DAL
11 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
16 tar, 14 rec, 80 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
13 tar, 12 rec, 89 yds, 2 td
Week 3 at HOU
17 rush, 82 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at ATL
10 tar, 10 rec, 129 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. NO
10 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
at NYG
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CAR
15 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 81 yds, 2 td
vs. WAS
5 tar, 4 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
13 rush, 130 yds, 1 td
12 tar, 9 rec, 99 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at ATL
14 rush, 43 yds, 1 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
at BAL
9 tar, 7 rec, 69 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. WAS
13 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 73 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 SF
20 rush, 67 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
at CIN
8 tar, 8 rec, 70 yds, 2 td
Week 11 vs. TB
27 rush, 142 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 10 yds, 1 td
vs. PHI
4 tar, 4 rec, 92 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at PHI
13 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 41 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
6 tar, 4 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. CHI
24 rush, 125 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
at DAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at WAS
14 rush, 170 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
at TB
13 tar, 11 rec, 98 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. TEN
14 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 4 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
at CAR
9 tar, 7 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at IND
21 rush, 43 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
13 tar, 11 rec, 109 yds, 1 td
Week 17 vs. DAL vs. CAR
  Saquon Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 118.822.0
Week 210.818.9
Week 317.712.9
Week 416.04.7
Week 524.97.4
Week 628.9
Week 717.412.9
Week 811.18.1
Week 927.1
Week 1010.019.0
Week 1133.215.2
Week 1226.23.8
Week 1314.64.0
Week 1425.79.8
Week 155.64.9
Week 1613.716.9
Week 1720.22.9
  Saquon Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 1617
Week 21613
Week 3510
Week 484
Week 545
Week 612
Week 7109
Week 8106
Week 915
Week 1058
Week 1134
Week 1286
Week 1348
Week 14513
Week 15109
Week 16713
Week 1787
  Saquon Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
vs. DAL, Sun 1pm EST
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
After accruing at least 94 total yards in each of the first 13 games, Barkley has stumbled to 133 yards on 44 touches in the last two contests. While Dallas' fifth-ranked rushing defense contained him to 28 yards on the ground in Week 2, he made up for it with 14 receptions. He offered such a lofty ceiling all season before Week 15's untimely dud, and the Cowboys can take the final weekend easy with the fourth seed in hand. The Giants may also want him to finish strong to elicit Offensive Rookie of the Year votes, so Barkley is the most likely of the top-tier running backs to flourish in a full Week 17 workload.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
Barkely should have a monster game against a Dallas team that is locked in at the #4 seed and has nothing to play for this week.