DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2022 Week 17 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Week 17

(DraftKings Main Slate)


Jared Goff vs. Bears ($5,600)

Jared Goff has been a fantasy gift that keeps giving in 2022. His price hasn’t moved much at all despite dropping 29+ fantasy points in two of his last three games. As the Lions chase a playoff berth, they will face a Bears defense that ranks next to last in points given up per game. Goff is too cheap based on the weekly output he been putting together. The floor is safe, and the ceiling is over 30 points. Sign us up, again.



Brock Purdy @ Raiders ($5,500)

Irrelevant hypothesis. The Niners win the Super Bowl. And it will happen based on the competency of Brock Purdy. Purdy has Averaged 7.9 yards per pass attempt on 68.9% completion rate. This is not to say that Purdy is Joe Montana. But when you have an arsenal of weapons like he does at his disposal, the property value rises. Furthermore, the Niners will get a Raiders defense that is allowing 19.9 DraftKings points per game to Quarterbacks. He’s safe, and best of all, cheap.




Running Backs

Tyler Allgeier vs. Cardinals ($5,300)

The Falcons offense has become the Tyler Allgeier show the past two weeks with the change of guard at quarterback. Allgeier has 40 touches in that span averaging over 20 DraftKings points. He’ll get a Cardinals run defense that is allowing 27 fantasy points to running back per game this season. To make matters worse, the Cardinals are dead last against the run in the red zone. Dollar for dollar, he is looking like one of the best plays on the slate if the stars align the way they should.



Cam Akers @ Chargers ($6,100)

The Rams have been a massive disappointment this season, but maybe, just maybe the addition of Baker Mayfield, and the reemergence of Cam Akers can conclude the season on a somewhat bright note. Akers went bananas a week ago in a routing of the lowly Broncos. For a back with his volume, and ceiling, he is still under priced. Akers will face a Chargers run defense that is allowing 140 yards on the ground per game.




Wide Receivers

Garrett Wilson @ Seahawks ($5,500)

Mike White is back! That means Garrett Wilson will be getting a healthy dose of real targets as their rapport has clearly been formed. Wilson and White together have combined for 335 yards on 19-of-30 targets. Wilson is only four yards from 1,000 which is remarkable considering the quarterback drama on Broadway. The Seahawks are a middle of the road secondary, and Wilson is too cheap for the volume, and upside he represents.



DJ Moore @ Buccaneers ($5,700)

Too little, too late, for the lowly Carolina Panthers this season. Unless they can squeak in the playoffs at 8-9 (doubt it). We can still squeeze some fantasy production out of them. DJ Moore has caught 10-of-13 targets over the past two weeks, averaging 75 receiving yards, and touchdowns in both games. He is clearly Sam Darnold’s go-to and will continue to be looked at in a game the Panthers need to win if they have any prayer at the post season.




Tight Ends

Evan Engram @ Texans ($4,400)

This is the Evan Engram the Giants hoped they would get after selecting him in the first round a few years ago. He now looks to be playing a massive role in the development of Trevor Lawrence. Particularly over his last four games. Engram has caught 31-of-40 targets, for 367 yards, and three touchdowns. By season long standards, he is easily a “TE 1”. The Jaguars are fortunate enough to play the Texans week 17, whom we all like to pick on in fantasy land. His floor seems safe at this point, and the ceiling is 40 points.



Tyler Higbee @ Chargers ($4,600)

If we dissected the tight end sea of mediocrity over the past few seasons, surely Tyler Higbee would be skimming the top. In a lost season, we can still find a bright spot or two on any team. Mostly, for fantasy purposes. Higbee has caught 13-of-16 targets over the past two weeks, with three touchdowns. I anticipate Baker Mayfield leaning on Higbee once again week 17.




Defense/Special Teams

Patriots vs. Dolphins ($2,600)