It’s finally here- Week 17 of the 2022 season, and another DraftKings main slate. We are back offering you DFS advice to try and help you navigate your way to victories throughout the season. The players selected here are based on their price, their ability to hit value and likely ownership. The selections are leaning more towards GPP slates, rather than cash (50/50) slates. But let’s get into it
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Patrick Mahomes v DEN ($8,500)
Mahomes is one of few top-tier QB options on the slate. The Broncos defense have given up plenty of points in recent weeks and struggled to make plays. The Chiefs offense is on the other hand moving the ball well. With the team also needing to keep winning to attempt to get the #1 seed in the AFC, this should be a good opportunity for Mahomes to perform. Also, Mahomes has found the endzone on the ground in his last two games- giving him even more upside.
Trevor Lawrence @HOU ($6,200)
Lawrence didn’t really manage to do too much last week against a tough Jets defense. The Jaguars offense though overall has been performing, with Lawrence looking better. This previous two games he has had 300+ yard games and multiple TDs in each game. The Texans are a hot/ cold defense, having a good performance one week and struggling the next. But, as a mid-level price he is a decent play.
Aaron Rodgers v MIN ($6,000)
This version of Rodgers isn’t the one that we are used to. He hasn’t had a single 300+ yard game this season, and hasn’t thrown for multiple TDs in three weeks. The appeal to him is the matchup and circumstance. The Vikings have given up an average of 21.7 DKPts to the position, and in a game Rodgers can make a big statement, he has a history of having big games.
Gardner Minshew v NO ($5,500), Teddy Bridgewater @NE ($5,000) & Jarrett Stidham v SF ($4,100)
This week we have a multitude of options open up with backups set to start. Minshew started last week and played effectively for fantasy. The risk with him is that Jalen Hurts could return this week. Bridgewater coming in is a risky play, the Patriots defense is a tough unit to take apart and has struggled with sacks previously. Stidham offers a real salary saving on the slate, as the Raiders are putting him in as starter. The 49ers defense is going to bring the pressure, and Stidham could struggle at the helm of a stalling offense.