NFL Week 17 News & Tournament Plays

By Will Colello

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Cam Newton has been limited, but expects to play

Marcus Mariota & Derek Carr are both out for the season

Tyrod Taylor has been benched for E.J. Manuel

LeSean McCoy missed practice due to an illness, but expects to play

Melvin Gordon has been limited in practice, and is listed as questionable

Jay Ajayi is questionable against the Patriots

Spencer Ware is questionable, but expects to play

Carlos Hyde is out for the season

Jeremy Hill didn’t practice Thursday, and is very questionable

Lamar Miller hasn’t practiced and is questionable

Doug Martin has been suspended for 4 games, which leaves Jacquizz Rodgers in the backfield

Jonathan Stewart is questionable, but likely to miss

Julio Jones is listed at questionable, but expects to play

Alshon Jeffery is questionable Sunday with an illness

Amari Cooper & Michael Crabtree are both questionable against the Broncos

Sammy Watkins has not practiced, and is listed as questionable

Stefon Diggs is questionable against the Bears

Donte Moncrief is questionable against the Jaguars with a sore shoulder

Malcolm Mitchell is listed as questionable, but expected to play

Tyler Eifert has been placed on the IR, which means he is out for the season

Greg Olsen is questionable against the Bucs

Cameron Brate is out for the season

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Tournament Plays

T.Y. Hilton $12,400

Hilton is way too under-priced here, and against the Jaguars, you have to give him a look. The Jaguars defense has been good against the pass, but have given up most of their fantasy points to slot receivers. Hilton is just that, and is also targeted the 5th most this season. Luck loves Hilton, and targets him all over the field. He has plenty of upside, and at only 12.4K, he can be used in cash as well. This isn’t the best match up possible, but the price and targets make him a tremendous play.

Matthew Stafford $14,750

Stafford was hot against the Cowboys for about a half and then went right downhill during the 2nd half. Stafford has played well all season long, but has been on a TD drought over the last month or so. He faces off with a Packers team this week, who just gave up 382 yards to Sam Bradford. This game means a ton, as the winner will be the division champion. Stafford is going to be up for this game, and I expect a ton of yards. This game will likely be high scoring, and you can go with either QB. Stafford is a lot cheaper, and has the same upside.

Alex Collins $6,000

This one is definitely a tournament option, but I think the upside is crazy. The Seahawks have clinched, and Rawls has not looked good. With Collins getting 7 carries in both of the last 2 games, he looks to be getting worked into the offense and has been more productive than Rawls. He can catch the ball as well, so there is always more upside in that facet. The 49ers are an atrocious defense against the run, so you have to think the Seahawks will finally have a good game on the ground. Depending on who gets the starter reps this week, Collins could be one of my top tournament plays.

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