I am not motivated to tell you who’s motivated for Week 17. I’m sorry, I really wanted to dig in. I could be fantasy’s Steve Kornacki, I thought. It sounded like such a good idea on paper. And then I started looking into it and I got exhausted just thinking about it all.
Instead, I’m going to point you in the direction of an article Jennifer Eakins wrote that breaks it all down. Here are the cliffs...
Highly motivated: Washington, Green Bay, Tennessee, Miami, Baltimore, Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, New York Giants, Indianapolis, and Arizona
Not motivated: Kansas City, Pittsburgh
Everyone else falls somewhere in between as far as somewhat motivated or already eliminated from the playoffs.
Fantasy News. James Robinson (ankle) has been ruled out for the season finale...DJ Chark’s status for Week 17 is “shaky” according to Doug Marrone...Ronald Jones has been taken off the COVID-19 list...Dwayne Haskins went unclaimed on waivers...Cole Beasley is “week-to-week” with a leg issue...Cooper Kupp was placed on the COVID-19 list...Ben Roethlisberger will sit out Week 17.
Here’s everything else I’m reading and watching today…
- Fantasy leagues might be over but my guy Pat Kerrane is still breaking down every relevant stat and usage trend from Week 16 over at Stat Chasing.
- Rich Hribar is still pumping out The Worksheet for Week 17 over at Sharp Football.
- I finished first place out of 60 fantasy analysts and pros in a Superflex/TE-premium best ball league. I took one RB in round 1 (Dalvin Cook) and didn’t take another until round 12 (Zack Moss). Over at Rotoviz, Shawn Siegele describes why avoiding RBs is such a dominant strategy in this format.
- I retired from GPPs to become a cash game DFS player. Here’s my announcement.