Best NFL DFS Week 17 Plays

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Get the best NFL DFS Week 17 plays at every position on DraftKings and FanDuel. There are 13 games on the main slate this weekend, which will give us lots of options for building our lineups.

In Week 16, we hit on the QB1 (Joe Flacco), QB2 (Justin Fields) and QB7. We missed at RB again but hit on the RB10 (Tyler Allgeier) at a bargain bin price. At WR, we hit WR1 (Amari Cooper), WR2 (Amon-Ra St. Brown), WR3 (Justin Jefferson), and WR6 (Mike Evans). Our best TE finished as the TE11. We hit on the DST9 (Titans). We crushed at QB and WR in Week 16.

We’ll look to hit at all positions with my NFL DFS Week 17 plays for the main slate on Sunday.

Best Stacks for NFL DFS Week 17

Here are the best NFL DFS Week 17 stacks:

  • Jalen Hurts ($8.3K DK / $9.2K FD) and A.J. Brown ($8.6K DK / $8.5K FD)

Hurts is averaging 24.5 FPPG (DK) and 23.3 FPPG (FD). He’s coming off a good game, as he threw for 300+ yards and added a rushing touchdown. Hurts has at least one rushing TD in six of his last seven games. His running production helps give him a higher ceiling than most other QBs.

Brown has failed to exceed 100+ receiving yards in his last three games and he hasn’t scored a TD in his last four games. That should change against the Cardinals. Arizona is allowing 216.0 PYPG (12th) and 1.8 passing TDs per game (T28). This is a great spot for Hurts and Brown in NFL DFS Week 17 action.

  • Derek Carr ($5.5K DK / $7K FD) and Chris Olave ($6.8K / $7.4K FD)

Carr has played well the last two weeks. Carr has scored 20+ FPs on DK and FD in each of his last two games. He has thrown 3 TD passes in each of the last two weeks as well. This week, the Saints get the Buccaneers who are allowing 264.1 PYPG (32nd) and 1.4 passing TDs per game (T22).

Olave had nine receptions for 123 yards last week. Olave only has four TDs this season, but three of the TDs have come in his last six games. The Saints are still fighting for the NFC South title. I expect them to come out strong against Tampa Bay and Carr should easily exceed value in NFL DFS Week 17.

Best Studs for NFL DFS Week 17

Here are the best NFL DFS Week 17 studs at QB, RB, WR, TE and DST:

  • QB: Josh Allen ($8.2K DK / $8.8K FD)

Allen has thrown 1 TD pass and failed to exceed 250+ passing yards in each of his last three games. He has still been producing, though, as he has scored six rushing TDs in his last four games. The Patriots allow 221.3 PYPG (15th). In Week 7, Allen scored 26.3 FPs (DK) and 25.3 FPs (FD) against NE.

Potential Stack: Stefon Diggs ($8.2K DK / $7.6K FD)

  • RB: Christian McCaffrey ($9.6K DK / $11K FD)

McCaffrey has rushed for 100+ yards in four of his last five games. He has scored a TD in four of his last five games and he scored multiple TDs in two of those games. The Commanders allow 122.7 RYPG (23rd) and 0.9 rushing TDs per game (T15). McCaffrey is in a great spot for NFL DFS Week 17.

  • WR: Cooper Kupp ($8.1K DK / $8K FD)

Kupp has started to produce after a rough stretch. Kupp has had 100+ receiving yards and 1 TD in two of his last three games. The Rams are still fighting for a wild card spot. The Giants allow 229.7 PYPG (20th). Kupp should see 10+ targets and he’ll be able to produce against this secondary in NFL DFS Week 17.

  • TE: Travis Kelce ($7K DK / $7.8K FD)

Kelce has had a bad season by his standards. He has had 100+ receiving yards just twice. He only has five TDs on the season. Maybe it’s a Taylor Swift curse, but he needs to pick it up before the playoffs. He has a great shot in NFL DFS Week 17, as the Bengals are allowing 257.0 PYPG (28th).

  • DST: San Francisco 49ers ($4.2K DK / $5K FD)

The 49ers have a great NFL DFS Week 17 matchup against the Commanders. After losing to the Ravens last week, I expect the 49ers to want to bounce back on defense. The 49ers have multiple sacks in eight consecutive games. They have four INTs in their last three games and one defensive TD.

Best Value Plays at NFL DFS Week 17

Here are the best NFL DFS Week 17 value plays at QB, RB, WR, TE and DST:

  • QB: Geno Smith ($5.9K DK / $6.9K FD)

Smith returned from injury last week. He scored 17.28 FPs (DK and FD). The Seahawks are still fighting for a spot in the NFL playoffs, so I expect them to have a good game on Sunday. Pittsburgh allow 230.7 PYPG (21st) and 1.4 passing TDs per game (T22). Smith is a great value play for NFL DFS Week 17.

Potential Stack: DK Metcalf ($7.1K DK / $7.3K FD)

  • RB: Austin Ekeler ($6.7K DK / $6.9K FD)

Ekeler has seen his price decrease due to poor performance. He hasn’t scored 20+ FPs since Week 14 on DK and Week 9 on FD. He’s still explosive and can break off huge chunk plays. That’s what I’m hoping for in NFL DFS Week 17, as the Broncos allow 141.1 RYPG (31st) and 0.9 rushing TDs per game (T21).

  • WR: Zay Flowers ($5.6K DK / $6.3K FD)

Flowers has been producing well the last several weeks. Flowers has scored 20+ FPs on DK in three of his last four games. He has scored a TD and had 8+ targets in three of his last four games as well. The Dolphins allow 205.6 PYPG (10th), but this could be a high-scoring game between two contenders.

  • TE: Kyle Pitts ($4.1K DK / $5.7K FD)

Pitts isn’t getting a lot of volume, but he has been producing still. Pitts has a TD in two of his last three games. The yardage numbers aren’t great, but he’s a big red-zone target for the Falcons. The Bears are allowing 237.5 PYPG (25th) and 1.9 passing touchdowns per game (30th) this season.

  • DST: Baltimore Ravens (2.8K DK / $4.1K FD)

The Ravens DST is averaging 10.4 FPPG. The Ravens DST has scored 15.0 FPs in two of their last four games. They had five interceptions last week against the 49ers. This week, they get the Dolphins and will have another chance to produce. Baltimore is gearing up for the playoffs and the defense is doing well.

Best Bargain Bin Sleepers for NFL DFS Week 17

Here are the best NFL DFS Week 17 bargain bin sleepers (one RB and one WR):

  • Jaleel McLaughlin ($4.4K DK / $5.1K FD)

McLaughlin has been the most productive RB for the Broncos lately. He turned 10 touches into 67 yards from scrimmage last week. The Broncos have a very small shot at making the playoffs, so it might be time to get the rookie more touches. The Chargers are allowing 113.3 RYPG (17th) this season.

  • Marvin Mims Jr. ($3.5K DK / $5.1K FD)

Mims Jr. could also play a bigger role this weekend for the Broncos. Courtland Sutton is in the concussion protocol right now and might not suit up. Mims Jr. would jump on the depth chart. He had three receptions last week for 63 yards. He’s very explosive and just needs more volume in NFL DFS Week 17.