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I bet you didn't think you'd be counting on a Jet to win you a fantasy football title this year, but that's the unpredictable beauty of this game.


It's all about riding the hot hand when it comes to bringing home a championship and few running backs have gotten the opportunity that Elijah McGuire has had in recent weeks.


The Jets running back has had a huge workload in the past two weeks and has rewarded fantasy owners, priming him for a must-start this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. 

Carries typically equal yards, and yards equal points. And there are few players that have had more opportunities than McGuire recently. The second-year running back is making the most of his touches as of late with 154 total yards and two touchdowns over the past two weeks.

What makes matters even better for McGuire's fantasy owners is his matchup with Green Bay. The Packers give up 106.7 rushing yards per game and have given up 13 rushing touchdowns in 14 games played. Their season is over, which means McGuire has a good chance to be trampling over a defeated and depleted Packers' defensive unit. 

Expect McGuire to pick up nearly all of those 100-plus yards with the potential for a touchdown on Sunday as well. Ride the Jets' back to the finish line and celebrate that title accordingly. 


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Dan O'Shea is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Dan O'Shea also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Doshea93. While the strategies and player selection recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and plater selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.