Fantasy Football Starts and Sits for Week 17

One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match-ups. Now some players are matchup proof; you are not going to sit Aaron Rodgers or Adrian Peterson. Here are some fantasy football starts and sits for week 17 to help you win you’re matchup this week.

Fantasy Football Starts and Sits for Week 17

Starts

Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has struggled this season but in week 17 he has a great match-up with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Eli Manning

Manning has been solid for the Giants this season and is averaging 17 fantasy points per game this season. In week 17 he is going up against the Philadelphia Eagles who are allowing the third most points to quarterbacks this season.

Darren McFadden

Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has done well since taking over the starting job in Dallas. He is currently averaging nine fantasy points per game, and in week 17 he is facing a Washington Redskins defense that has been a good match-up for running backs this season.

Tim Hightower

New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower wasn’t even on an NFL roster for most of the season. Over the past three games he is averaging 18 fantasy points per game. A matchup with the Atlanta Falcons looms in Week 17. Atlanta is giving up the sixth most fantasy points to running backs this season.

Jordan Matthews

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews has been great the past two weeks, averaging 18 fantasy points per game. In the season finale, he faces a New York Giants defense who have been very generous to wide receivers this season.

Michael Crabtree

Crabtree is averaging nine fantasy points per game this season and in week 17 he has a good match-up against division rival Kansas City. The Chiefs are allowing the ninth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.

Delanie Walker

Titans tight end Delanie Walker has been one of the most consistent tight ends this season, currently averaging nine fantasy points per game. In week 17 he is going up against the Indianapolis Colts who have been very generous to tight ends this season.

Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been inconsistent this season, but has had a good past few weeks. He faces the Oakland Raiders in week 17 who are allowing the third most points to tight ends this season.

Sits

Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been one of the best waiver wire pickups this season. However, he has a tough match-up against their AFC East rival Jets in Week 17 who are allowing the eighth fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Philip Rivers

Rivers always seems to start the season off red hot then cools down as the season goes on. Since the Chargers bye in week ten, Rivers is averaging 13 points per game. He faces an unfavorable matchup against the Denver Broncos this week who are allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been one of the best running backs in fantasy football this season. In recent weeks, though, he has struggled and has had three fumbles. It might not get much better against a tough Carolina Panthers run defense this week.

Lamar Miller

When Dolphins running back Lamar Miller gets touches this season, he can be effective at times. His usage has been inconsistent though as he has had 20 touches or more only once this season. In week 17, he is going up against the New England Patriots who are giving up the eighth fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.

Larry Fitzgerald

Since the Arizona Cardinals bye in week nine wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has struggled and is averaging seven points per game. He’ll be facing a Seattle Seahawks defense that’s allowing the third fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season.

Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been solid over the past few weeks but has a tough match-up against Carolina this week. He will probably be shadowed by Josh Norman who has shut down most wide receivers all year.

Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates has been inconsistent this season for the Chargers, averaging only five fantasy points per game. In what could be the final game of his career, he faces the Denver Broncos who’ve been among the best defenses in the league.

Will Tye

New York Giants tight end Will Tye has been a solid option over the last month averaging seven fantasy points per game. But in week 17 he is going up against the Philadelphia Eagles who are allowing the sixth fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season.

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