FantasyDraft Daily Fantasy Football Lineup Picks (Week 17): NFL DFS Advice

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It is finally time for NFL Week 17! If you're a FantasyDraft DFS player, then this article is for you.

Each week, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy football lineup picks for FantasyDraft. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @BalesSJustin.

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FantasyDraft - DFS Quarterback Pick

Russell Wilson vs ARI ($13,000)

Wilson has been a "do it all" player for the Seahawks, as he is their star quarterback, but he is also leading the team in rushing yards and touchdowns. He has been a better quarterback at home, where he is averaging 267 passing yards and 2.1 passing touchdowns per game. He is also averaging 47.9 rushing yards per game, while scoring on the ground twice at home this season. He gets a great matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, and the Seahawks have an implied team total of 24.3 points. Wilson accounts for the majority of the Seattle offense, making him a great option this week.

 

FantasyDraft - DFS Running Back Picks

Derrick Henry vs JAX ($9,200)

Henry is in an interesting situation this week. DeMarco Murray is dealing with a torn MCL, but the Titans have yet to rule him out for this game. ESPN's Cameron Wolfe said that he expected Week 17 to be "the Derrick Henry show," which is encouraging if Murray is not officially ruled out. On the season, Henry is averaging 4.7 yards per attempt with efficient receiving numbers. He has seen one game with 20 touches, totaling 145 yards and one touchdown. Jacksonville has also struggled against the run at times this season, making Henry an elite option once Murray is ruled out.

Malcolm Brown vs SF ($6,500)

Brown has not played much behind Todd Gurley, who has been the workhorse running back for Los Angeles this season. Through 10 games, Brown has totaled 238 total yards and one touchdown on 54 touches. He will be the lead back this week with Gurley ruled out for rest. Brown gets a great matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, who currently rank 31st in the NFL against running backs. Brown comes with an extremely low price tag, and does not need many fantasy points to hit value. He is an elite salary relief option this season.

 

FantasyDraft - DFS Wide Receiver Picks

Julio Jones vs CAR ($14,400)

Jones has been "struggling" this season, but he has looked outstanding outside of scoring touchdowns. On the season, he is averaging 5.5 receptions for 90.9 yards and 0.2 touchdowns per game. He gets a good matchup against the Carolina Panthers, who he recorded a 6/118/0 line against earlier this season. This is also a must win game for the Falcons, suggesting they could use Jones in an even bigger featured role. He has as much upside as any receiver on this slate. He can be used in all leagues.

T.Y. Hilton vs HOU ($11,600)

Hilton has struggled at times without Andrew Luck in the starting lineup, but he only needs 48 receiving yards for 1,000 on the season. He gets an elite matchup this week against the Houston Texans, who have struggled against speed receivers this season. In their first matchup, Hilton recorded a 5/175/2 line on nine targets. He has also been a better option at home this season, where they will be playing this week. Normally, Hilton is a tournament only option, but he can be used in cash games because of the matchup.

 

FantasyDraft - DFS Tight End Pick

Evan Engram vs WAS ($9,500)

Engram has been enjoying one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history, averaging a 4.3/48.1/0.4 line on 7.7 targets per game. He is coming off a bad game, but he was removed from the game early after suffering a rib injury. He is currently questionable for this game, making him a risky play. With that being said, he gets a matchup against the Washington Redskins, who rank 25th in the NFL against the tight end. Engram is a great receiver, and he is a high upside option this week.

 

FantasyDraft - DFS Defense Pick

Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST vs CLE ($7,100)

The Steelers have featured a solid defense this season, allowing 18.1 points per game this season. They are also averaging 1.3 takeaways and 3.3 sacks per game, while recording one safety and one defensive touchdown this season. They get an elite matchup against the Cleveland Browns, who are leading the NFL in turnovers. The Steelers are -7 point favorites in a game set at only 36.5 point, giving the Browns one of the lowest implied team totals on the slate at 14.8 points.

 

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