Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Fantasy Relevant Players In Every Single Game

Fantasy Football Sit or Start recommendations for every player in Week 17 of the season

Game Info


Kickoff: Sunday, January 2nd, at 1:00 PM EST

Location: Solider Field, Chicago, Illinois

Betting Odds: NYG +6, 37.5 total via Oddsshark

Network: CBS


New York Giants



Mike Glennon (Sit), Jake Fromm (Sit)


No matter who is in at QB for the Giants this week, the obvious answer is sit ’em both. Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm bring down any Giants running back or pass-catcher from any potential starting consideration. The Bears have given up the 6th most fantasy points to QB’s on the season, but that holds no bearing this week.


Running Backs

Saquon Barkley (Start, RB2), Devontae Booker (Sit)


If you are in the Finals this week, and made it this far with Saquon Barkley on you roster/in your lineup week after week, you can consider throwing him out there as a purely volume-based RB2. It’s worth noting that Chicago did just allow Rashaad Penny to turn 17 carries into 135 yards and a touchdown. Against the Eagles last week, Barkley was once again pedestrian as ever, as he ran for 32 yards on 15 carries, with one reception for -4 yards.


Wide Receivers/Tight End

Kadarius Toney (Sit), Kenny Golladay (Sit), Darius Slayton (Sit), Evan Engram (Sit)


Fours a crowd here, and they are all getting the same sit designation. Simply put, because of poor QB play, Kadarius ToneyKenny Golladay, and Darius Slayton are all fantasy irrelevant wide receivers, and the same can be said for tight end Evan Engram. Perhaps 2022 will reopen the door for relevancy for Toney and Golladay, but this week, in the finals, you should avoid having any of these options in your lineup.


Chicago Bears



Justin Fields (Sit), Andy Dalton (Sit)


Nick Foles played the role of hero in last week’s last-minute win against Seattle, but that’s only because Justin Fields was ruled out with his ankle injury, and Andy Dalton was dealing with a hand injury. Assuming one of Fields or Dalton will be ready to start again this week, this would push Foles back to the bench. The Giants have given up the 12th most fantasy points to QB’s this season, but I would be hard-pressed to trust someone like Fields in the Finals.


Running Back

David Montgomery (Start, RB2)


You can certainly argue that the seven receptions for 61 yards saved David Montgomery’s fantasy day against the Seahawks last week, as he turned 21 carries into just 45 yards and a touchdown on the ground. With the Giants coming to town, a defense allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to RB’s on the year, Montgomery offers the potential for another productive day, no matter how it happens; through the air or better rushing stats. Montgomery owners just need to hope Khalil Herbert doesn’t vulture a score away from him again.


Wide Receivers/Tight End

Darnell Mooney (Start, WR3), Allen Robinson II (Sit), Cole Kmet (Sit), Jimmy Graham (Sit)


There is one only Chicago pass-catcher I would trust starting this week, and it remains to be Darnell Mooney. The targets have been there, and that’s for having played with three different QB’s this season. His 100+ yard performances came under Dalton, but he’s been building a rapport with Fields. Assuming either of them are in at QB this week, he’s a reliable WR3. Allen Robinson II, and tight ends Cole KmetJimmy Graham are not viable options in a championship week.


-Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)

One response to “Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Fantasy Relevant Players In Every Single Game”

  1. Travis says:

    Curious if you take weather into account (GB vs. Minnesota)?

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