DraftKings Picks Week 17: NFL DFS lineup advice for GPP tournaments
The FitzStack hit for us last week and it was glorious, as our Dolphins trio went off. However, a couple misses at running back ultimately muted that lineup’s performance in DraftKings tournaments.
Since there’s one week left in the Bucs’ season, I need to say a heartfelt goodbye to a pass offense that has hit for us both with aerial production and the turnovers gifted to our team defense plays.
This weekly thought exercise breaks down one way to build a Jameis stack on the final week for about two-thirds of the player pool.
DraftKings Week 17 Picks: NFL DFS GPP lineup
QB Jameis Winston, Buccaneers vs. Falcons ($6,600). The league leader in passing yards and air yards attempted still put up 335 passing last Saturday without Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. He may also become the first player to throw 30 TDs and 30 picks in a season. I look forward to this one last YOLO outing of 2019.
RB Austin Ekeler, Chargers @ Chiefs ($6,200). Ekeler leads all running backs in receiving yards, while Kansas City allows the second-most receiving yards to running backs. We’re running with three mid-priced backs in this build.
RB Phillip Lindsay, Broncos vs. Raiders ($6,100). Denver made the decision down the stretch to feed Lindsay, as he’s averaged 20 touches in his last three games where the Broncos weren’t routed. They’ll host Oakland as small favorites.
WR Allen Robinson, Bears @ Vikings ($7,200). Robinson ranks third in both targets and air yards over the past three weeks. Mitch Trubisky’s receivers come with risk, but we’ll take the indoor winter game against a Vikings defense that has regressed to allow the fourth-most DK points to receivers.
WR Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers vs. Falcons ($6,700). We’ll keep the Jameis stack rolling with his alpha receiver down the stretch. Only Julio Jones has been targeted for more air yards since Week 14.
WR John Ross, Bengals vs. Browns ($4,500): You can really land some air yards superstars this week for relatively cheap. Ross gives us our third receiver among the top six in air yards over the past three weeks.
TE OJ Howard, Buccaneers vs. Falcons ($4,300). Capping off the Jameis stack with Howard. Over the past two weeks, only Mike Gesicki has seen a higher average depth of target among tight ends with double-digit targets. Howard gets a much better matchup at cheaper cost, and probably needs to produce for short-handed Jameis to go off.
FLEX DeAndre Washington, Raiders @ Broncos ($5,200). Like the Jets, Denver boasts a red top-10 DK rank against RBs on the season, but has actually ranked bottom-10 over the past three weeks in yards per rush allowed. Washington’s another underpriced $5K back seeing more than 20 touches, though this depends on Josh Jacobs’ status.
DST Ravens vs. Steelers ($3,100). Baltimore will likely rest some starters, but it’s still a favored home defense hosting an undrafted rookie who’s thrown six picks over the past two weeks. Relatively cheap for the fundamentals.