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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 17

There is a lot to understand as we head into this week, and the wrong lineup choices may be quite expensive. It’s possible that some clubs may start thinking about resting their starters, either to get them ready for the playoffs or because they’ve been eliminated. Several people have suffered serious wounds.

In this article, we’ll take a deep look into the most recent facts and analyse the most recent PPR rankings for Week 17. We’ll also take a look at a few players who may be good options on the free agent market at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions.

Concerning injuries, both Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson have been sidelined for the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens, respectively.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Hurts (shoulder) will evaluate his status for Week 17. The Eagles are one win away from securing the NFC’s top seed and have a reliable backup quarterback in Gardner Minshew II.

Jackson’s participation in Week 17 has increased us optimism. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk says that Jackson’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is 50/50. If Baltimore wins out, they will have a chance to win the AFC North.

“This week, there is a possibility that he may really play. The odds of his suiting up against the Steelers are roughly even, as was detailed on Sunday’s episode of Football Night in America “Writings by Florio.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has entered the league’s concussion protocol.

In terms of quarterbacks available off the waiver wire, Brock Purdy is still a solid option. In each of the previous four games, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has passed for at least two touchdowns. To make matters worse, he’ll be going up against a Las Vegas Raiders squad that has allowed opposing quarterbacks to score an average of 19.2 fantasy points.

Just 37% of Yahoo leagues and 29% of ESPN leagues do not have Purdy on their rosters.

To put it simply, managers who spent a first-round choice on Christian McCaffrey are in excellent shape heading into championship week. McCaffrey has reemerged as one of San Francisco’s best producers, and the 49ers are desperate to finish the season on a winning note.

George Kittle, a tight end for the 49ers, was quoted by The Athletic’s David Lombardi as saying, “Even if the Eagles and Vikings win out and we’re still the three seed, I want to win all three games because then we’re hot going into the playoffs.” This was said before the 49ers’ game on Saturday against the Washington Commanders.

As a team, the Raiders have given up 23.1 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs on average in 2022.

Managers in need of a replacement could look no further than Atlanta Falcons rookie Tyler Allgeier. The BYU grad has been phenomenal over the past two weeks, with 139 running yards and a score in Week 15 and 117 total yards from scrimmage on four receptions on Saturday.

This week, Allgeier will face the Arizona Cardinals, who have given up an average of 23.5 fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, so he should get a lot of action. Over half of Yahoo leagues and almost a third of ESPN leagues have him on their rosters.

Betting against elite wideouts like Justin Jefferson, Stefon Diggs, and Ja’Marr Chase is a risky proposition. The lone player with a good Week 17 matchup is Chase.

Visiting receivers have averaged 28.3 fantasy points against the Buffalo Bills, who the Cincinnati Bengals will be playing. Both the Bengals and the Packers have allowed opposition wide receivers to score less than 27 fantasy points per game.

CeeDee Lamb, a wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys, has the week’s greatest matchup. Lamb just had a game in which he caught 10 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. At Tennessee, Dallas will face a Titans’ receiving corps that has averaged 33.8 fantasy points allowed per game.

When it comes to fantasy points scored by the position, no club has been as kind as Tennessee.

Receiving target Jahan Dotson of the Commanders is still accessible in most leagues. That has to alter right this minute. In the previous three games, Dotson has caught 15 catches for 235 yards and three touchdowns.

Dotson is only on the roster in 23% of Yahoo leagues and 30% of ESPN leagues.

Our top three tight ends are Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Mark Andrews, who are among the typical suspects. If you have them, you should play them in Week 17.

Dallas Goedert, a tight end with the Eagles, came back from a shoulder injury on Saturday and played a whole game. He caught three passes for 67 yards and should be considered for starting this week no matter who the Eagles start at quarterback.

Be mindful that the New Orleans Saints have allowed the fewest fantasy points to oppose tight ends this season.

If a manager is in need of a replacement, he should take a look at New York Jets receiver Tyler Conklin. Conklin is coming off an appearance in which he caught four passes for 34 yards, which is not a tremendous total for him but is still better than his usual output. This week, he faces the most challenging opponent.

The Jets will face a Seahawks team that has given up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.

Around 27% of Yahoo leagues and 36% of ESPN leagues had Conklin on their rosters.

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