Colts Media Reporter Steve Andress' picks for the top fantasy matchups this week.
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STEVE'S FANDUEL WEEK 17 LINEUP
QB - Eli Manning (NYG, $7,500)
RB - C.J. Anderson (DEN, $5,500)
RB - Rashad Jennings (NYG, $5,800)
WR - Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG, $9,100)
WR - DeAndre Hopkins (HOU, $9,000)
WR - Antonio Brown (PIT, $9,100)
TE - Ben Watson (NO, $5,300)
K - Blair Walsh (MIN, $4,500)
DEF - Colts ($4,200)
Total Salary - $59,800; Remaining Salary - $200
Sleepers - Eagles TE Zach Ertz $5,700, Cowboys WR Terrance Williams $5000
The match-ups for Odell Beckham Jr. (vs. PHL), Antonio Brown (@ CLE), and DeAndre Hopkins (vs. JAX) are so good, I just decided to put all three of them in my lineup and make the rest work. It wouldn't surprise me if those three alone get me more than 80 points.
The Eagles defense was already struggling before Chip Kelly was fired, and that's why I'm stacking Eli Manning with ODB, in hopes of them putting up big numbers for Tom Coughlin.
C.J. Anderson looked good in a shared backfield last week, and now, he's healthy. A match-up against San Diego is very inviting after Latavius Murray of the Raiders put up more than 20 points on them.
Giants-Eagles should be one of the highest scoring games of the day, which should create opportunities for Rashad Jennings, who all of a sudden is getting the majority of the work in this backfield the past couple weeks.
Ben Watson had a career day against Atlanta earlier this season. Here's hoping he gets 100 yards and a TD in the rematch...
The Vikings offense is on fire. I'm riding Walsh for that reason.
The Colts D has been a sneaky value play on FanDuel. Take out the Pittsburgh game, and Indianapolis is averaging 11.4 points over the past 6 weeks. Playing a back-up QB on a team that could get the #1 pick in the draft doesn't hurt either...