DFS Quarterback Analysis: Week 17

Dec 28, 2017
DFS Quarterback Analysis: Week 17

An in-depth breakdown of the upside and downside of the QBs on the Week 17 slate is provided below. Analysis includes how to approach each of the chalk options, as well as how options at the various salary tiers fit into overall roster construction. Ultimately, this piece will provide objective analysis to help guide you through the process of finding safe choices for cash games and high-leverage choices for GPPs.


Jimmy Garoppolo is projected to be the de facto chalk option on this Week 17 slate. You’re not really getting a discount on him so I don’t think he’s a must play. There’s an abundance of pivots off Jimmy G in both the stud and mid-range.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo ($7,700/$6,700) and the 49ers are on the road, but they’re now 6.5-point favorites as the Rams have nothing to play for. Sean McVay already said Aaron Donald would be out, and I’d doubt their starters in the secondary play a full game, further boosting Garoppolo’s outlook. He’s already eclipsed 300 yards passing in two of his four starts and should be a good bet to hit that mark most weeks. His upside would be tremendous if he had a red zone threat on his team.


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