Week 17 Draft Kings DFS Main Slate, it’s Game Time!

By Sean Weymouth

TW @DelRayBoston

Hopefully you had a chance to read my early look at the Main Slate and how Playoff Implications can help guide your player pool. If not, check it out here: https://readldealfantasy.wordpress.com/2019/12/27/week-17-dfs-strategy-how-playoff-implications-can-be-used-to-your-advantage-in-your-lineups/

With that in mind, you need to be aware of things like the Vikings, Bills, Ravens have nothing to play for today. Zero. No matter what happens today, their spots in the playoffs will be unchanged. When I see that, I have no faith in those starting studs playing or at least playing most of the games. The Ravens for example have already said they are sitting their starters. The Bills have announced they also will not have their starters on the field.

Next you have teams such as the Titans, The Cowboys, The Eagles, The Raiders and Steelers who don’t have a chance to get into the playoffs without a win. So let’s see who we can focus on from these teams.

Lastly you have Patriots, Chiefs, Saints, Packers all playing for better playoff seeding and advantages. So again, let’s try and focus in here too knowing these guys are in win at all costs mode.

Finally you have the Falcons, The Bucs, The Jags, The Colts, The Browns, The Bengals playing each other with nothing on the line. I like it.

Here are my picks, I will put some notes in where needed to help you:

QB

Patrick Mahomes ($7,200) – Projected to be the highest owned QB, nearly 30%

– Ryan Tannehill ($6,800)

– Matt Ryan ($6,500)

– Drew Brees ($7,000)

– Aaron Rogers ($6,900)

– Jameis Winston ($8,100)

– Carson Wentz ($6,100)

– Dak Prescott ($6,300)

– Tom Brady ($6,000)

– Daniel Jones ($6,400)

– Baker Mayfield ($5,700)

– Drew Lock ($5,800)

– Andy Dalton ($5,900) – Could be Dalton’s Swan Song!

– Case Keenum ($4,500)

– Gardner Minshew (5,300)

Sleepers

– AJ McCarron ($5,000) – Expected to receive most of the work over Watson this week

– Will Grier ($4,600)

– David Blough ($4,700)

– Matt Barkley ($4,500)

Keep an Eye on:

– Blake Bortles ($4,500) if Jarod Goff Sits. 

RB

Christian McCaffrey ($11,000) Highest Projected owned RB – nearly 40% ownership

Ezekiel Elliot ($8,700) projected over 20% ownership

– Alvin Kamara ($7,800)

– Aaron Jones ($8,200)

– Derek Henry ($8,800)

– Joe Mixon ($7,300)

– Kenyan Drake ($7,100)

– Miles Sanders ($7,400)

– Sony Michel/Rex Burkhead ($4,900/$4,500)

– Damien Williams ($4,700)

– Nick Chubb ($7,900)

– Phillip Lindsey ($6,100)

– Ronald Jones ($4,900)

– Kerrryon Johnson ($4,500)

– Latavius Murray ($5,400)

– DeAndre Washington ($5,200)

– Austin Ekeler ($6,200)

– James White ($5,900)

– Melvin Gordon ($6,000)

– Gus Edwards ($6,600)

– Kareem Hunt ($5,200)

– Adrian Peterson ($4,900)

– David Montgomery ($5,100)

– Todd Gurley/Malcolm Brown ($6,600/$4,000)

– Mike Boone/Ameer Abdullah ($5,300/$3,900)

– Justice Hill ($4,600)

– Boston Scott ($4,100)

– Tarik Cohen ($4,900)

– Benny Snell/Jaylen Samuels ($4,500/$4,300)

WR

Julio Jones ($8,500) Projected Highest Owned WR at close to 60%

Michael Thomas ($9,900) Projected Second Highest Owned at close to 50%

– Greg Ward ($4,700)

– Davante Adams ($8,000)

– Tyreek Hill ($7,700)

– AJ Brown ($7,000)

– Michael Gallup ($5,400)

– Amari Cooper ($6,500)

– Julian Edelman ($7,300)

– Allen Robinson ($7,200)

– Steven Sims ($4,700)

– Keenan Allen ($6,100)

– Kenny Golladay ($6,300)

– Breshad Perriman ($6,700)

– Justin Watson ($4,900)

– Courtland Sutton ($6,400)

– Christian Kirk ($4,700)

– Tyler Boyd ($6,700)

– JuJu Smith-Schuster ($5,500)

– Sterling Shepard/Golden Tate/Darius Slayton ($6,200/$5,100/$4,900)

– DJ Chark ($5,800)

– Hunter Renfrow ($4,500)

– DaeSean Hamilton ($3,800)

– John Ross ($4,500)

– N’Keal Harry ($4,200)

– James Washington/Diontae Johnson ($4,600/$4,800)

– Anthony Miller ($5,800)

– Kenny Stills ($4,600)

– KeKe Coutee ($3,300)

– Myles Boykin ($3,000)

TE

– Dallas Goedart ($4,900)

– Travis Kelce ($7,000)

– Austin Hooper ($5,800)

– Jonnu Smith ($4,200)

– Tyler Higbee ($5,600) – if he plays

– Noah Fant ($3,600)

– OJ Howard ($4,300)

– Darren Fells ($3,100)

– Jarod Cook ($5,200)

– Cameron Brate ($3,200)

– Hunter Henry ($4,500)

– Darren Waller ($5,400)

Sleepers

– Tyler Eifert ($3,500)

– Hayden Hurst ($3,200)

– Nick Boyle ($3,400)

DST

Bears ($2,100) Projected over 30% ownership. Sitting starters and injuries – could be a trap.

– Patriots ($4,300)

– Steelers ($3,000)

– Saints ($4,000)

– Chiefs ($3,700)

– Packers ($3,000)

– Bills ($3,800)

– Rams ($3,200)

– Ravens ($3,100)

– Cardinals ($2,400)

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