Jason Sullivan's Week 17 Draft Kings Preview

Week 16 was nothing to write home about for the home team (me). It seemed like every guy in my lineup was ok. Not terrible, but not great. I just couldn’t get over the hump in many of my contests. Derrick Henry, who we are on pretty much every week came in with just 9.8 points. The frustrating part was that he really didn’t have a terrible game from a statistical standpoint as he rushed for 98 yards on 23 carries. He just could never really break loose and failed to get into the end zone or reach the 100 yard bonus. At $8500, missing on him was pretty much the end of your day.

We are now on to Week 17. Across the industry, you will hear many people say that they hate Week 17. Of course, if you are playing in a season long league that has their championship game this week, you need to find another league. However, I look at this week in DFS as a very exciting opportunity for the people who are willing to put in the work. You have to pay closer attention to things this week. The great teams will rest their guys. The good teams that will be in the playoffs, will likely pull their guys early if they are winning or losing big. There are a lot of factors that come into play this week and I personally am ready for it. I’m excited about the opportunity for our higher end stacks. I also noticed less value for the low-end WR’s this week. There are only a handful of guys that I’m willing to pay down for and we will touch on those later in this article. There are 15 games on the Main Slate this week, so there are plenty of great ways to build your lineup. Here are my plays for Week 17:

Stack #1

HOU vs TEN: Implied game total of 56.5 points.

1. Deshaun Watson - $7700

- Has there been a more unvalued QB this season than Watson? He is averaging 25.3 points per game, playing for a team that has been one dimensional for most of the season. Tennessee’s secondary is pretty bad, so I expect a huge game from Watson.

2. Brandin Cooks - $6900

- Cooks finally has received the price bump he has deserved for most of the season. He has been Watson’s favorite target since Fuller has been out and I expect that to continue this week against a bad Tennessee secondary.

3. Keke Coutee - $5600

- Coutee has averaged 15.3 points per game since Fuller has been out. He is the primary #2 target in this passing game.

4. AJ Brown - $7200

- Brown continues to be under-owned just about every week despite averaging 17.4 points per game. He is an elite WR and it will be tough for Houston to slow him down this week.

**This leaves you with $4520 per player to build the rest of your lineup.

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Stack #2

GB @ CHI: Implied game total of 50.5 points.

1. Aaron Rodgers - $7400

- The MVP candidate has averaged 25.3 points per game, but still seems to be underpriced. He has scored at least 18 points in each of the 10 weeks and it’s a no-brainer to stack him and Adams each week.