It is the ultimate week of the 2023 fantasy soccer season, and one lineup choice might decide whether or not your staff takes house the championship. Congratulations on making it this far — now this is what to do about a number of gamers who you might be on the fence about beginning in Week 17.
Begin: Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers
49ers at Commanders / 1 p.m. ET Sunday
The 2022 Mr. Irrelevant price himself the MVP Award with final week’s four-interception outing in opposition to the Ravens however is well-positioned to redeem himself with a robust efficiency in Washington. The Commanders’ protection stands in stark distinction to Baltimore’s unit, because it permits probably the most fantasy factors per recreation to quarterbacks this season (20.6) and has surrendered probably the most passing touchdowns (33). And now that Commanders QB Sam Howell has been benched for Jacoby Brissett, this recreation might flip right into a shootout if the 49ers protection has one other dreadful displaying, which might significantly profit Purdy’s fantasy outlook.
Different begins: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys; C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans
Sit: Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks
Steelers at Seahawks / 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday
Whereas Smith performed nicely final week in his return from a groin damage, his manufacturing is usually decided by the play of his huge receivers, and the Steelers’ secondary will current a formidable problem. Pittsburgh has allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy factors per recreation to huge receivers over the previous month (24.1), with solely two gamers on the place scoring touchdowns in that span. Moreover, the Steelers have racked up the fourth-most interceptions this season (16) and picked off three passes from Bengals QB Jake Browning simply final week.
Different sits: Jared Goff, Detroit Lions; Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
Begin: Devin Singletary, Houston Texans
Titans at Texans / 1 p.m. ET Sunday
Even with final week’s 9.3 PPR level displaying, Singletary has confirmed to be viable with an intensive workload, and whereas his upcoming matchup does not appear favorable, it is truly way more intriguing than it seems. On the season, the Titans permit the Twelfth-fewest dashing yards per recreation, however they will as soon as once more be with out DT Jeffery Simmons, which drastically hinders their capacity to cease the run. As identified by Underdog Fantasy’s Hayden Winks, the Titans’ protection ranks because the sixth-worst unit in dashing success charge allowed with out Simmons.
Different begins: Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings; Zamir White, Las Vegas Raiders
Sit: Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins
Dolphins at Ravens / 1 p.m. ET Sunday
Regardless of being one of the vital shocking fantasy superstars this season, Mostert — who’s tied for the NFL lead in whole touchdowns (21) — might derail your championship bid. The 31-year-old logged a season-low 19 snaps in final week’s win over Dallas because of ankle and knee points and took half in solely two third-quarter performs earlier than HC Mike McDaniel benched him to handle the accidents. Mostert could be a dangerous begin even when he have been wholesome, contemplating Baltimore permits the seventh-fewest fantasy factors per recreation to operating backs (18.1), although he’ll be even much less productive if he is on a pitch rely.
Different sits: James Conner, Arizona Cardinals; David Montgomery, Detroit Lions
Begin: Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Rams at Giants / 1 p.m. ET Sunday
It has been a disappointing season for many Kupp managers, primarily because of his preseason ankle damage and the emergence of rookie sensation Puka Nacua. Nonetheless, Kupp ranks seventh amongst huge receivers in targets (38) during the last 4 video games, so if his 10.9 PPR level efficiency final week did not finish your season, begin him with confidence in opposition to the Giants. New York permits the sixth-most fantasy factors per recreation to wideouts this season (38.1).
Different begins: Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Payments; Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts
Sit: Drake London, Atlanta Falcons
Falcons at Bears / 1 p.m. ET Sunday
The improve to Taylor Heinicke at quarterback did not repay for London, as he posted simply 6.9 PPR factors in final week’s 29-10 win over Indianapolis. Though his unsure rapport with Heinicke might imply London has extra of an influence this week, the chances are in opposition to him. London averages 7.37 PPR factors on the highway in comparison with 15 PPR factors at house this season and can face a Bears protection that has been the Tenth-most tough matchup for huge receivers during the last 4 video games.
Different sits: Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals; Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers
Begin: Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals at Eagles / 1 p.m. ET Sunday
After posting at the very least 20 PPR factors in his earlier two video games, McBride cooled off final week, hauling in six of eight targets for 31 yards. Nonetheless, the second-year tight finish has an excessive amount of worth to depart on the bench, on condition that his 15.8 PPR factors per recreation since Week 8 would place him because the WR13 general in that span. Rely on McBride to re-establish himself as QB Kyler Murray’s high goal in opposition to an Eagles protection that offers up the Thirteenth-most fantasy factors per recreation to tight ends (12.5).
Different begins: Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions; Darren Waller, New York Giants
Sit: Tucker Kraft, Inexperienced Bay Packers
Packers at Vikings / 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday
Those that misplaced Minnesota’s T.J. Hockenson (knee) is likely to be inclined to take a flier on Kraft if he is nonetheless on the waiver wire, seeing because the rookie ranks because the TE8 general since Week 14. Even so, with Packers WR Jayden Reed again within the lineup after lacking final week’s contest with chest and toe accidents, Kraft’s modest goal share is more likely to develop even smaller. It is also price noting that Minnesota has conceded the Eleventh-fewest fantasy factors to the tight finish place this season (157.1) in addition to the ninth-fewest pink zone fantasy factors on a per-game foundation (0.5).
Different sits: Dalton Kincaid, Buffalo Payments; Chigoziem Okonkwo, Tennessee Titans