Week 17 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Jaguars vs Patriots in Fantasy Football Playoffs

Devon Platana
Week 17 fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs New England Patriots matchup, including Marvin Jones and Damien Harris.
Week 17 fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs New England Patriots matchup, including Marvin Jones and Damien Harris. / Billie Weiss/GettyImages
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The NFL's slate of Week 17 matchups includes an AFC showdown between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots. FanDuel Sportsbook is projecting a blowout for one side, listing New England as the 16.5-point home favorite.

Fantasy Football Playoffs Advice

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 17 showdown.

Marvin Jones Fantasy

Start Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: While Marvin Jones hasn't been a consistent fantasy threat this year (mainly due to how bad the Jags have been), he finished Week 16 as the WR20 in PPR formats. He saw a season-high 13 targets last week and could be busy again with the negative game script Jacksonville will likely face. It might not be the prettiest performance, but Jones has WR3 appeal with some WR2 upside.

Damien Harris Fantasy

Start Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots: Damien Harris continued his impressive campaign in Week 16, rushing the ball18 times for 103 yards and a trip of TDs against the Bills. Jacksonville is a bottom-12 team against the run and just gave up 273 rushing yards and a score on the ground to the lowly Jets last week. Considering Dalvin Cook (23.2) is the only rusher averaging more PPR points than Harris (22.7) since Week 13, it's easy to see how he could have another RB1 performance on Sunday.

Dare Ogunbowale Fantasy

Sit Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Now that James Robinson and Carlos Hyde are on the injured reserve, it's looking like Dare Ogunbowale will be Jacksonville's starting RB this weekend. While he did have a touchdown last week, Ogunbowale's 3.4 yards per carry against the Jets left a lot to be desired. Things don't get any easier against the Patriots, who will give the Jaguars offense little to nothing to work with. A negative game script is also a big possibility, which is the last thing you want for an unproven player in the fantasy playoffs.

Sit Hunter Henry

Sit Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots: After finishing as PPR's TE3 in Week 15, Hunter Henry followed that up with just 1.9 points against the Bills. Even though he's clearly New England's top tight end, he's finished with 4.5 or fewer PPR points in four of his last five games. With the potential game script pointing to the Patriots running the ball a lot, it could easily be another quiet game for the 27-year-old. The Jaguars have also been decent against TEs this season, giving up the 14th-fewest points.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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