2020 NFL DFS Week 17 Team Stacks

by Bobby Shepherd
2021 NFL DFS Week 2 Team Stacks

It's the last week of the NFL regular season and the wildest time for DFS players. The 2020 NFL DFS Week 17 Team Stacks is your guide to the mess that is NFL DFS this week.

The key here is to figure out what teams are actually going to try this week and who is packing it in and calling it a season.

A few noteworthy roster news updates as of writing this

  • Patrick Mahomes has been confirmed to be sitting this week for the Kansas City Chiefs, as will Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill most likely
  • John Wolford is starting for the Los Angeles Rams instead of Jared Goff
  • Kyler Murray says he's going to play for the Arizona Cardinals, but it remains to be seen if his leg injury will continue to bother him
  • The Cleveland Browns seem to be in the middle of a developing COVID outbreak which may throw a wrench in the entire playoff schedule
  • Mason Rudolph will be starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and gets to share a field with Myles Garrett again

To find our staff's rankings for every player this week you can click here.

2020 NFL DFS Week 17 Team Stacks

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Game of the Week: New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

It's weird to say out loud, but this NFC East showdown is shaping up to be the game of the week. With both teams trying to make a playoff run it seems to be the only game with mutual Fantasy relevance.

I feel as though not much needs to be said about these offenses at this point in the season. Amari Cooper is the best receiving option on either team. But the case can be made that they all have a chance at fantasy production. Michael Gallup and Sterling Shepard are also relatively safe bets at stable production.

Darius Slayton and CeeDee Lamb are both boom or bust options that have been fairly unpredictable as of late. Either way, they both come at a discount and will likely continue to have low ownership.

As for running backs, Wayne Gallman is the back to have in this game. Since Week 7, in every one-possession game, Gallman has had double digit fantasy points. He's cooled off in recent weeks due to game script, but the Giants have the skill to keep it close, if not win the game and the NFC East!

Zeke has been losing touches and snaps to Tony Pollard over the past few weeks. Even when Ezekiel Elliott was healthy his playing time and production failed to live up to our standards.

Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals

The Ravens are the perfect storm of Week 17 potential. Not only are they still playing meaningful football but they also have a very good matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lamar Jackson is widely believed to be the top QB in the slate and is worth the premium price.

J.K. Dobbins is healthy after an injury scare last week, but if the game starts to get away from the Bengals he's likely going to be rested. Edwards has a pretty safe floor and has potential upside beyond his price tag.

Mark Andrews is, as always, a top-five option at the position. Especially now knowing Kelce is unlikely to play.

Marquise Brown remains a boom or bust option, great for GPP. His floor this year however has been very low and in head-to-head lineups, you can certainly do better.

Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans

Not much needs to be said about the Titans that hasn't been said every other week. The top-scoring offense in the NFL is taking on a defense that kind of already gave up on their season.

Derrick Henry vs. a bad run defense with nothing left to gain is absolutely perfect for fantasy production. The wide array of backup players to choose from that are cheap enough to offset his high prices make him an instant must-have.

Tannehill and his receivers are also likely to have a pretty good day against an inefficient secondary. This marks the first time all season that Tannehill has crossed the $7,000 price range on Draft Kings and he's worth every penny. The last time he faced the Texans Tannehill threw four TDs and 366 yards.

A.J. Brown and Corey Davis should likely be unchallenged for the most part. The Texans have struggled all season against dominant receivers including a 22 point game for Brown during their first game this season.

New York Jets vs New England Patriots

The Patriots defensive captain Devin McCourty will likely miss the week. And while the Pats defense can still cause problems for young QBs and bad coaches, the Jets have been on a tear lately. With back to back wins against wildcard quality teams the Jets pose a genuine threat to win this game.

I'm not recommending Darnold. There's room for him to improve dramatically next year, but the Pats defense is still likely to give him problems.

Ty Johnson on the other hand is absolutely worthy of consideration. The run defense has been genuinely awful all year and at $4,300 on DK it's a no-brainer to throw him into a few lineups.

Jamison Crowder somehow only costs $5,000 this week. With Stephon Gilmore out of the lineup and 11 more rotational defenders questionable there is no reason to shy away from this passing attack. Despite the season-long struggles and inconsistencies, it is a perfect storm of conditions for the Jets to have a solid game.

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