Welcome to the latest edition of Studs and Duds, as we look at which players you should target and which players you should avoid when playing DFS at DraftKings for Week 17 of the NFL regular season.
Looking at the salaries over at DraftKings, we’re listing the best value plays for each position as you field your team and hopefully win some money.
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Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) $6900
Coming off one of the most disappointing fantasy football performances by any star all season last week, Ben Roethlisberger is bound for a big comeback in Week 17. The combination of a great matchup against the terrible Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers playing a must-win game for any chances at a playoff spot makes for a perfect fantasy situation for Big Ben. Start all of your Steelers. There’s a good chance they’ll put up 40+ points this week.
Eli Manning (New York Giants) $5600
The New York Giants have nothing to play for but pride. In a home game that may be the farewell to coach Tom Coughlin, the Giants should play at a high level. Eli Manning will get Odell Beckham Jr. back after a one-game suspension and the dynamic duo should destroy the weak Philadelphia Eagles defense. The cheap price for Manning is one of the best values on the board this week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (New York Jets) $5400
Ryan Fitzpatrick has emerged as one of the most consistent quarterbacks in fantasy this season. The ceiling is not as high as the expensive stars but he does enough to make his price a great deal. Fitzpatrick has 13 touchdowns compared to just one interception over the last five games. The Jets just have to beat the Buffalo Bills to clinch a playoff spot and Fitzpatrick’s passing is the way to get it.