NFL DFS Preview: Week 17
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on DFS sites, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL DFS games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. Let's take a look at players we like this week.
Players to Target:
Justin Herbert (QB) - $7600
Herbert gets a Chiefs squad this week that is setting most of their meaningful starters because they already have the #1 seed in the AFC locked up. This gives Herbert a chance to shine one last time before going into the 2021 offseason.
Jonathan Taylor (RB) - $8400
Taylor has been electric the last month, and with a a great matchup to end the year against the Jaguars on the schedule, he should finish the 2020 season on a high note.
Jonathan Taylor has a 37% forced missed tackle rate over the last 4 weeks Highest among all RBs https://t.co/TAC3GKaGxS— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF Fantasy Football) 1608921006.0
Myles Gaskin (RB) - $6700
Gaskin had a massive game last week after returning from the COVID-19 list. With Buffalo rumored to be resting key starters and the Dolphins in a must win scenario, Gaskin has another chance at a great week.
CeeDee Lamb (WR) - $6100
Lamb has really turned it on the last couple of weeks as Dallas' offense has snapped out of it's mid season slump. He also gets yards for punt returns which is a bonus in DFS.
Justin Jefferson (WR) - $8000
The lineup this week is seemingly loaded with impact rookies from the 2020 season. Jefferson's matchup with a completely dis-interested Lions team is a match made in heaven.
Curtis Samuel (WR) - $6100
With CMC ruled out for the last game of the year, Samuel will again get 3-5 rushing attempts in their game against New Orleans. The Panthers have a chance to spoil NO's chance at the top seed, which gives them plenty of reason to play their starters.
Gonna miss Curtis Samuel when he ultimately leaves the Panthers in free agency. https://t.co/pRXomBaWvq— Johnny Kinsley (MF DOOM FOREVER) (@Johnny Kinsley (MF DOOM FOREVER)) 1609443532.0
Mark Andrews (TE) - $7200
Andrews matches up against a CIN defense that has been in the bottom third of the NFL when defending against TEs. He should have a good week as BAL needs a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Rashard Higgins (WR) - $5600
Higgins is a great value at this price. He has great rapport with Baker Mayfield and continues to produce at a great value.
Miami Dolphins (DEF) - $4300
Buffalo playing backups + Miami Dolphins team desperate for a win = Great spot for a Miami Defense play.
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