The Fantasy Football Volume Report Week 17 2018

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak

Stock Down: Good Teams
If for some unholy reason, there are still fantasy championships going on, or you’re playing Week 17 DFS, there are a number of teams that are unlikely to be playing any starters. If they do play the household names it’s likely that they won’t be for a full four quarters.

The NFC features a litany of playoff teams that have nothing or next to nothing to fight for. The Saints, Cowboys, and Seahawks are all locked into their positions of making the playoffs and having a bye week secured or out of the picture entirely. Jerry Jones and Sean Payton have both rested starters in previous years so expect little to no play time from any of their stars. This will open up playtime for Teddy Bridgewater and Tre’Quan Smith on the Saints, as well as Michael Gallup and Rod Smith on the Cowboys, among others.

The Seahawks players may start, as Pete Caroll has done so before, but it is still possible that Russel Wilson and others are pulled if the contest is one-sided.



Wide Receivers



Robby Anderson, New York Jets, Stock Up

With Quincy Enunwa unable to suit up again, Anderson was asked to do more in Week 16. In the past four weeks, he’s been targeted an average of 9.5 times per game. He’s also scored in three straight games.

In their past four games, the Jets have given up 122 points. This has forced them to throw the ball to hang with opposing offenses and in turn, Anderson is being used more than most receivers. Expect a similar game against New England to close out the Jets’ season.

Running Back

C.J. Anderson, LA Rams, Stock Up

When Todd Gurley, was ruled out last week, it was Anderson who rose from the dead, not John Kelly. Anderson carried the ball 20 times and racked up 167 yards and a score. He added three targets to the performance as well. Should Gurley miss the Rams regular season finale, it will likely be Anderson filling in again.

At $5,400, Anderson will be a free-square in cash games and unavoidable chalk in tournaments.

Tight End

Gerald Everett, LA Rams, Stock Quietly Rising

Everett hasn’t made an outstanding impact this season but his volume has been on the rise in recent weeks. He’s been targeted 6, 7, and 7 times in his last three games. All three are season highs. Despite this, Everett has not hit 50 yards in a game in 2018.

The volume is there for Everett but the efficiency is still lacking. He’s a cheap way to get a piece of the Rams that should have no problem carving up the 49ers this week. At $2,800, Everett is a touchdown-or-bust punt play at tight end.