On the Wire: Week 17 Pickups and Holiday Leftovers

As most of you are probably riding the team that got you to the final week of the fantasy season or done for the year, there won’t be an official “On the Wire” post this week.

Instead, I’ll offer up some takes from around the Web.

As always, FF Librarian is another one-stop shop for your weekly fantasy football prep. You can also get some good fill-ins for Week 17 at The FF Geek Blog, Fanhouse, KFFL, Razzball, and Lester’s Legends.

Fantasy Joe even has some special one-week plays on defense, including the San Francisco 49ers, who had a solid outing last week against the Lions — solid enough to prevent me from my third championship this year.

As you go into this week, pay special attention to which teams are resting their players. Week 17 is more of a mess than any other week in the NFL. Maybe next year you can request that your commish kindly move the championship game to Week 16 instead.

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  • kevin

    should i start cadillac,wells,orbell

  • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

    My gut call would be to suggest Mike Bell. Without Pierre Thomas and Drew Brees this week, Bell could get plenty of work, but it's hard to say how hard the Saints will play in this one now that Week 17 doesn't matter. It's also never easy to predict which one of the Saints' weapons will get a chance to score.

    Beanie Wells could be in a similar situation. If the Vikings win tomorrow, the Cardinals will take it easy and rest up for the playoffs. Regardless, he doesn't have a very good matchup against Green Bay and has been nursing an injury this week that could reduce his role in this game anyway.

    That leaves Cadillac Williams as your safest choice. I'd start him over Bell unless you are desperate for a big performance and willing to gamble on the Saints putting up a few points before they stop trying. Good luck.

  • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

    My gut call would be to suggest Mike Bell. Without Pierre Thomas and Drew Brees this week, Bell could get plenty of work, but it's hard to say how hard the Saints will play in this one now that Week 17 doesn't matter. It's also never easy to predict which one of the Saints' weapons will get a chance to score.

    Beanie Wells could be in a similar situation. If the Vikings win tomorrow, the Cardinals will take it easy and rest up for the playoffs. Regardless, he doesn't have a very good matchup against Green Bay and has been nursing an injury this week that could reduce his role in this game anyway.

    That leaves Cadillac Williams as your safest choice. I'd start him over Bell unless you are desperate for a big performance and willing to gamble on the Saints putting up a few points before they stop trying. Good luck.