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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 17 best and worst picks

These are the players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 17.

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SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week.

If you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup. The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Giants in a meaningless game this week.

QB: New York give up the second most points to opposing quarterbacks. Sam Bradford didn't do so hot the first time the Eagles and Giants played this season, but he's shown some improvement since then. There are worse options out there.

RB: DeMarco Murray was essentially the team's fourth string running back last week. He played the least of any Eagles rusher. Darren Sproles has been getting the most snaps. He could be worth a look. Same goes for Ryan Mathews.

WR: The Giants' defense is awful, but the G-Men are least worst at defending wide receivers. Philadelphia's wide receivers can't actually catch the ball, so this doesn't make for a good combination for the Eagles. Jordan Matthews is worth consideration but that's about it.

TE: This is something to keep an eye on. The Giants are the second worst team in the NFL at defending the tight end. Zach Ertz could be primed to go off. Take a look at the numbers over his last three games played: 37 targets, 26 receptions, 298 yards (11.5 average), one touchdown. Ertz is a must start in this one.

K: You could give Caleb Sturgis a shot. No one gives up more points to kickers than the Giants do.

DEF: Remember when the Eagles defense was a strong fantasy option earlier this season? That feels like forever ago. There's no way you can rely on them here. Odell Beckham Jr. is well rested after being suspended last week. He's going to go off in this one.


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