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Daily Fantasy Football : FanDuel Picks Week 17

FanDuel Football Picks Week 17

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Drew Brees $10,000 vs. Tampa Bay -  Brees is averaging 3.3 passing TD's and 350 yards at home per game this season.  He has not thrown for less 300 yards in any of his home games so even a bad game is better than most. Tampa's pass D is not bad but is no match for Brees as he will light them up in a must win game for the Saints.

Cam Newton $8,500 vs Atlanta - Newton has been very human as of late and if the Panthers were smart they will get him going this week against the awful Falcon defense.  No Steve Smith may actually be a good thing for Newton as well.  Kaepernick proved last week that is easy to rack up decent stats in a hurry against that Atlanta secondary.

Jay Cutler $7,700 vs. Green Bay - Cutler was not sharp last week but the Bears Defense made it impossible to stay close against a Philadelphia team that is rolling.  The weather could be a concern in Chicago but Cutler could be a nice against the grain play as he should bounce back nicely against a team lacks any pass rush at all.

Terrelle Pryor $5,300 vs. Denver - Pryor has his issues throwing the ball for sure but can make things happen by running the football.  The Broncos defense is without Von Miller so that adds to their problem.  Pryor is playing to attract some attention for next year so never underestimate an extremely hungry player.

Kyle Orton $5,000 vs. Philadelphia - Orton has played some big games in his career so he should be ready for this game.  I don't think any one gives the Cowboys a shot to win this game but I would not be surprised to see Dallas win.  Orton will get rid of the ball quickly and should throw plenty to pay off his minimum price tag.

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Running Backs

LeSean McCoy $9,400 vs. Dallas - McCoy should have a field day on the Cowboys this week but does cost quite a bit.  Everything says he should have a big game but their is some risk here as the Eagles have struggled at times on the road.  Even with a bad game, McCoy should go over 100+ total yards and score a TD.

Matt Forte $8,500 vs Green Bay - Forte had a bad week last week and he usually rebounds quite well when that happens.  The Packers have plenty of issues on defense and with some questionable weather possible he could get 25+ touches this week.

Eddie Lacy $8,400 vs Chicago - Lacy has been battling an ankle injury the last few weeks and has still put up some solid numbers.  He now gets to take on the worst run defense in recent memory and should have a field day if his troublesome ankle holds up.

Chris Johnson $7,000 vs. Houston - Johnson does have some risk with losing his goal line carries but gets a Houston team that seems to be going through the motions.  Johnson is very capable of 150+ yards and multiple TD's.

C.J. Spiller $5.400 vs. New England - Spiller is another high upside guy going against a suspectible run defense.  The key for the Bills is to keep the game close so Spiller can get his 15+ touches.  Thaddeus Lewis gets another start at QB which means the running game will be the focus.

Knile Davis $4,500 vs. San Diego - The Chiefs want to get Davis going in this tune-up game that means nothing for KC.  The coaches will want him comfortable with a heavy workload if Charles goes down in the playoffs.  Davis has shown is explosiveness on kick returns so is capable of a big game.

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Wide Receivers

Demaryius Thomas $8,700 @ Oakland - Thomas has been the most consistent Bronco receiver on the team throughout the year. Oakland has plenty of issues in the secondary as well so expect a big game out of Thomas.  Everyone is probably chasing Decker based on his numbers in the last 4 weeks but his talent is not even close to what Thomas has.

Brandon Marshall $8,500 vs. Chicago - Marshall is Cutler's guy even when things are not going well for Chicago he puts up the numbers like last week.  I think the Bears offense will show a lot more this week in what should be a higher scoring game.

Pierre Garcon $8,100 @ NY Giants- Garcon is not flashy but who can argue with a guy who has at least 5 catches in every game this season.  He is far and away the main passing weapon for the Redskins and the Giants have plenty of issues which could lead to a big game for Garcon.

Antonio Brown $7,600 vs. Cleveland - Brown has caught at least 5 passes per game in every week.  He gets the added bonus this week of facing the Browns who looks like they are without Joe Haden.  Brown should have a field day going the rest of the Brown secondary.

Julian Edelman $6,700 vs. Buffalo - Edelman has been fantastic this season when he is a focal point of the offense.  He had a quiet middle of the season when the Patriots were healthy but Brady has realized that Edelman is currently his best weapon.

Da'Rick Rodgers $4,900 vs. Jacksonville - Rodgers is a high-upside cheap play this week.  The biggest key for him is the Jaguars keep the game close so he remains involved.  The last two weeks have been quiet for Rogers as the Colts have been bleeding clock for most of the game.

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Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham $7,600 vs. Tampa Bay - Graham has potential to have a monster this game with a much needed return trip to back home for New Orleans.  Brees has been great at home so their will be at least 3 TD's to be caught.  The tight end position has been awful lately so nothing wrong with paying for this position.

Vernon Davis $6,400 @ Arizona - Davis was a horrific disappoinment last week with a big fat 0.  The 49ers will make sure to get him involved this week.  Davis had a massive week last time vs. Arizona who have struggled against the TE.

Tony Gonzalez $5,300 vs. Carolina - This is Gonzalez's last game so the Falcons will try their best to get him in the endzone.  Tony G also had a solid game last time out vs. the Panthers to go along with a strong last few weeks which makes him an attractive play.

Joseph Fauria $4,500 @ Minnesota - The Lions are a complete trainwreck right now who could be without Calvin Johnson this week.  Fauria is the only Lion I will even consider playing.  Fauria has been a redzone target throughout the season and without another TE on the roster he should see more targets this week.


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