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DFS Tournament Game Breakdown 2020 Week 17
Josh Allen, BUF
Allen and the Bills are one of the few elite teams projected to play their starters this week which already puts them in contention for a game stack. On top of that, a prominent roster construction is going to be playing a starting quarterback who was priced as a backup and jamming in studs elsewhere. Allen is top-five in passing yards and touchdowns this year while adding eight on the ground.
Matt Ryan, ATL
Atlanta is in an exciting spot versus the Bucs this week in a game with a 50-point total that has the Falcons pegged as nearly touchdown underdogs. That should keep Ryan throwing from whistle to whistle and he gets a solid matchup for pocket passers. The Bucs are eighth in passing yards allowed 11th in passing touchdowns allowed.
Jeff Wilson, SF
Without Raheem Mostert in the lineup, Wilson dominated the backfield work for San Francisco. He saw 22-of-24 running back carries plus two targets. Inexplicably, DraftKings still priced him at $6,000 this week. The running back values may draw modest ownership this week because of so many players moving to expensive passers. In tournaments, forgoing QB value and buying the RB value may be a unique build.
Myles Gaskin, MIA
Like Wilson, Gaskin is simply priced poorly based on his usage. He is only $6,500 and saw 19 touches last week. Most importantly, Gaskin lined up as a wide receiver on 12 of his 48 snaps and saw five targets. Given his prominent role as a rusher and his newfound job as a receiver, Gaskin is a massive value this week.
Russell Gage, ATL
Calvin Ridley is the obvious stacking option with Ryan but don't overlook Gage as a player to stack with him or use in a double-stack as well. Julio Jones has been out for three consecutive weeks. In those games, Gage has averaged 7.3 targets per game for 4.7 receptions and 57.7 yards.
Stefon Diggs, BUF
If we're playing Allen at QB this week, Diggs has to make the lineup. Cole Beasley could be out and John Brown is coming off a short week of practice after not playing for weeks if he's able to suit up at all. That should funnel all of the targets to Diggs (and Gabriel Davis), who has been dominant this year before the extra volume. He leads the NFL in receiving yards and receptions.
George Kittle, SF
Kittle returned to the lineup last week and looked as good as ever with 92 yards on five targets. He only played on half of the 49ers snaps but they had Brandon Aiyuk for a portion of that game and will now be without him for the final week. No. 1 receiver Kittle is back and still underpriced. In tournaments, Kittle will still go under-owned based on the upside we know he has.
Hayden Hurst, ATL
Hurst is simply another player attached to one of the offenses we are attacking but being present and drawing targets is all it takes sometimes. Last week, Hurst saw five targets and found the end zone once. He's averaging 5.4 targets per game and makes for a great double-stack with Ridley and Ryan.
New York Jets
The Jets get the lowly Patriots this week in a game that will put the final pages in the book of New England's dynasty. Expect it to go down with a whimper as Cam Newton starts his final game with the team. He has one passing touchdown to every two interceptions this season and is taking two sacks per game.