Week 17's fantasy football playbook
The latest fantasy football news, rankings, start/sit advice, and more to help you avoid misery on New Year's Eve.
Thanks again for being a loyal reader and subscriber! Keep reading for the latest fantasy football rankings, news, and analysis from the 5th Down Fantasy team and around the web. Best of luck in Week 17, and Happy New Year!
I just wanted to pop in quickly to give you an idea of what to expect from me in the coming weeks once the standard fantasy football season is over.
Starting in Week 18, through the Super Bowl, I’ll still be doing player rankings and providing DraftKings lineups for those who play DFS. It’ll just be one email per week. After the Super Bowl, I’ll go into offseason mode, with at least one email per month (more when things are happening, like the NFL draft, free agency, etc.), with the latest offseason news and analysis until things pick back up this summer.
I really appreciate your readership and hope everyone had a wonderful (or at least bearable) holiday season! Be nice to each other in 2024, and I hope some of you are playing for a championship this weekend.
Best regards — Justin
📰 Week 17 news you can use
Who is trending up and down heading into Sunday’s action, courtesy of our friends at FantasyPros.
🤒 NFL players are just like real people when it comes to getting sick. Running backs Kenneth Walker III, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Alvin Kamara are all questionable this week due to illness, and all situations will need to be monitored this weekend.
🤞 Isiah Pacheco remains in concussion protocol, but he was able to return to practice on Friday. It should be known later today if he is able to clear the concussion protocol. Edwards-Helaire will be in line for a big workload if he is able to play.
🙅♂️ Courtland Sutton has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Jerry Jeudy and Marvin Mims could see some more targets with Jarrett Stidham under center for Denver.
👎 Josh Jacobs has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Jacobs did not practice all week. He appears on track to being sidelined again. Zamir White should remain in the lead role.
Zay Jones has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Jones was limited in practice all week. If healthy, he is a low-end WR3 play with Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) ruled out.