Week 17 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Raiders vs Colts in Fantasy Football Playoffs

Devon Platana
Week 17 fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Las Vegas Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts matchup, including Jonathan Taylor and Foster Moreau.
Week 17 fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Las Vegas Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts matchup, including Jonathan Taylor and Foster Moreau. / Joshua Bessex/GettyImages

The NFL's slate of Week 17 matchups includes an AFC showdown between the Las Vegas Raiders and Indianapolis Colts. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently heavily leaning towards the Colts as the 7-point favorites.

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.

Foster Moreau Fantasy

Start Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders: Superstar tight end Darren Waller landed on the COVID-19 list on Wednesday, once again making him unlike to play Sunday. That means Foster Moreau will be his team's starting TE for the sixth straight week. The Colts are giving up the third-most points to the position, which bodes well for a player seeing at least 94% of offensive snaps in each of his last three games. With the Raiders likely playing from behind, Moreau has a great shot at a solid performance here.

Jonathan Taylor Fantasy

Start Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Let's face it: if you've made it this far into the fantasy playoffs, you're definitely starting Jonathan Taylor. The second-year running back has been the best at his position this season, leading the league in rushing yards (1,626) and touchdowns (17). Meanwhile, the Raiders haven't been able to stop a nosebleed for most of the year, giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to RBs. This is the type of matchup that could win a lot of managers their respective league championships.

DeSean Jackson Fantasy

Sit DeSean Jackson, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: Aside from his Week 3 and Week 12 performances, DeSean Jackson has been irrelevant for most of the fantasy season. Yes, the Colts are an average team against wide receivers, however, he's too much of a boom-or-bust pick to trust. For example, Jackson has finished with one or zero receptions in 10 of his last 12 games. While he still makes the occasional big play, there's no reason to risk your fantasy championship aspirations on that type of player. Steer clear of any Raiders wide receiver not named "Hunter Renfrow."

Mo Alie-Cox Fantasy

Sit Mo Alie-Cox, TE, Indianapolis Colts: With Jack Doyle exiting last week's game with a knee/ankle injury, Mo Alie-Cox logged 90% of offensive snaps. He didn't do too much with the opportunity, finishing with 6.2 fantasy points in PPR. Doyle is still day-to-day, so there's a chance Alie-Cox could start on Sunday. Even though the Raiders offer a favorable matchup, he's still as streaky as they come and hasn't had a touchdown since Week 7. Sam Ehlinger may also draw the start for Indianapolis with Carson Wentz dealing with COVID, which would make Alie-Cox an even riskier play.

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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.