Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Amber Heard
Who to Start Fantasy Football Week 17
When you’re picking your fantasy football team for week seventeen, there are a few players who you should definitely consider adding to your roster. Not only are these players in a position to have a big impact, but their value is going to be even higher once they become eligible for free agency.
Fantasy football season has officially begun, and one of the top players in the league is getting ready to take the field. Alvin Kamara is an explosive running back and an obvious starter for the New Orleans Saints. If he is healthy, he has the potential to be an RB1 in fantasy football.
He is averaging more than 20 carries per game in his last two outings, and he could post a similar stat line to Week 8’s rushing explosion. However, Kamara hasn’t been quite as productive in PPR formats this year, and he hasn’t scored more than 12.4 points in any of his four previous games.
If you have a fantasy football team, you have likely heard that Dwayne Haskins could be starting in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The 24-year-old was released by Washington after two seasons, but his name is being linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger under contract for 2021.
He has been able to produce some impressive numbers in the NFL, but he still has some flaws. His rushing yards are mediocre, and he also has not displayed any flashes of brilliance on the offensive side of the ball.
For a player who was considered a potential franchise quarterback, Dwayne Haskins has had a tumultuous first two years in the NFL. He was hospitalized with a split upper lip, and his wife was charged with domestic violence.
Kenneth Walker III
If your fantasy football team needs a boost, you may want to consider taking Kenneth Walker III in the late first or second round. He’s a versatile player who can be used as a two-down back, a goal line back, or a receiving threat.
In his rookie season, Kenneth Walker III carried the ball 176 times for 803 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 13 receptions for 89 yards and a score.
He had a great year in college, earning the Doak Walker Award for best running back and the Walter Camp Award for collegiate player of the year. His speed, ability to change direction, and vision are all skills that help him break through tackles.
With the NFL season coming to an end, fantasy managers are likely focusing on deciding who to start and who to bench for the final two weeks of the year. One of the players with a lot of upside is Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz.
Although he hasn’t exploded this season, he’s had a number of high-scoring games and has an attractive PPR ceiling. His hand size and upside outside the top 130 TEs means there are plenty of sleepers to choose from.
In Week 16, Schultz was a top-six tight end in the category of points per reception. He had two touchdowns and caught seven passes for 56 yards. It was the third time he had scored in six games. However, he didn’t do much to get in sync with Dak Prescott.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup will play in Week 17 against the Tennessee Titans, and he should be a solid start in DFS. The Titans have given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, but there is plenty to play for in this late-season matchup.
Gallup has not been the same player since tearing his ACL last year, but he has regained his edge in the end zone and is showing signs of recovery. He has a chance to set a new career high in target share, but he needs to prove his health is back.
In addition to regaining his edge in the end zone, Gallup is also averaging a higher level of production in his last two games. He’s produced a 16-188-0 receiving line on 25 targets over the last four contests.
If you are looking for a running back to start in week 17 fantasy football, Brian Robinson should be one of your top choices. He has been solid over the past couple of weeks and his matchup with the Cleveland Browns is favorable.
In fact, he should be considered a flex option in championship week. That’s because the Browns are allowing the most fantasy points to running backs and third most rushing touchdowns to the position.
It’s also worth noting that the Browns are a great matchup for running backs who need to get involved in the receiving game. The Browns have allowed 18 total touchdowns to backs this season.