Week 17 NFL DFS Contrarian Corner
Brandon Marianne Lee goes through four players with low projected ownership in Week 17 that she believes will exceed expectations.
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Greg Olsen was held without a catch in Week 2 against the Patriots.
He had one target. Olsen wasn't a factor despite Russell Wilson throwing five touchdowns. There should be better games ahead for Olsen, but he's not more than a TD-dependent TE2.
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Tyler Lockett caught 7-of-8 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Patriots.
Lockett's touchdown was a four-yard catch in traffic in the first quarter. He didn't do much after that despite DK Metcalf drawing Stephon Gilmore in coverage. Lockett is now up to 158 yards and has had eight targets in both games this season. He'll be a WR2 for a Week 3 matchup with Dallas.
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DK Metcalf caught 4-of-6 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Patriots.
Metcalf had one of the plays of the game when he beat Stephon Gilmore deep for a 54-yard TD. He was a problem for Gilmore all night, leading Seattle in receiving despite going up against the reining Defensive Player of the Year. Metcalf is off to a hot start, going over 90 yards in both games with a pair of touchdowns. He gets a matchup with Dallas in Week 3.
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N'Keal Harry caught 8-of-12 targets for 72 yards in Week 2 against Seattle.
Harry had the most targets and his eight catches tied Julian Edelman. The Patriots got Harry most of his looks on short routes, with his longest catch going for 17 yards. Harry has been playing ahead of Edelman in two-wide sets and looks primed for a breakout after a lost rookie season. Harry will be in the flex mix for a Week 3 matchup with the Raiders.
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Julian Edelman caught 8-of-11 targets for 179 yards in Week 2 against Seattle.
The receiving yards were a career high. Edelman got open deep for a 49-yard catch but was tackled just short of the goal-line. The lack of touchdowns has been a disappointment, but this was a step forward for Edelman after he was held to 57 scoreless yards last week. With Cam Newton playing well, Edelman is looking like a high-end WR3.
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Rex Burkhead rushed six times for two yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 47 yards in Week 2 against Seattle.
Burkhead was the primary passing down back with James White inactive. His 10 touches were encouraging, though Burkhead got most of his production on a 19-yard catch. Burkhead won't be on the fantasy radar if White returns in Week 3.
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Sony Michel had seven carries for 19 yards in Week 2 against Seattle.
Michel got nothing going against Seattle in the first half. He was a non-factor with the Patriots abandoning the run after that and lost red-zone work to Cam Newton. Michel has struggled through the first two games, averaging 2.9 YPC. He'll be a touchdown-dependent RB3 for a Week 3 matchup with the Raiders.
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Carlos Hyde rushed five times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards in Week 2 against the Patriots.
Hyde got a couple series to himself behind Chris Carson. He was effective on limited work but saw 13 fewer touches than Carson. Hyde has a low-ceiling as a short-yardage complement that doesn't play in the red-zone. With Seattle going more pass heavy, Hyde doesn't have much standalone value.
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