Week 17 Wide Receiver Sit and Start Report

Jackson is line for another huge game against a faltering Dallas defense

Jackson is line for another huge game against a faltering Dallas defense

It is never a happy moment when Week 17 rolls around and fantasy owners and NFL fans know that many of their teams will be finished for the season after Sunday. However there is still one more game and we should all be thankful for that.


DeSean Jackson- The Philadelphia Eagles will face their bitter inner-division rivals in the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, in a show down that sends the winner to the playoffs. Luckily for the lightning fast Desean Jackson the Cowboys have the league’s second worst pass defense in the NFL, a unit that has allowed an average of 290.7 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. Start Jackson against his rival Cowboys.

Greg Jennings- While his first season as a Minnesota Viking has been less than stellar; Greg Jennings still showed that he was the one of the team’s only passing threats. In the final game of the season, the Vikings will host their divisional rival Detroit Lions. While their rush defense is one of the best in the league, Detroit’s pass defense has struggled all season, as they are sixth worst in the league against the pass with the final game coming this Sunday. Greg Jennings is a good FLEX player in Week 17.


Harry Douglas- The Atlanta Falcons could be fighting for the most disappointing teams of the season award this year. However there have been some bright spots in Atlanta, and one of them is Harry Douglas. The fifth year receiver stepped into a depleted group of Atlanta wide outs and recorded his first 1,000-yard season of his career. Unfortunately his season finale brings the tough Carolina Panther defense to town, a squad that ranks second in the league, and seventh against the pass. Harry Douglas serves a better purpose on most benches to end the season.

Torrey Smith- The Baltimore Ravens find themselves in a must win scenario going into Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals. After getting blown out against the New England Patriots last week, the Ravens need big games from some of their star players. Unfortunately for receiver Torrey Smith, the Bengals have the league’s sixth best pass defense, a unit that has allowed an average of just 211.3 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. Smith has been held to under 70 yards receiving in his last three games and his matchup in the season finale is not favorable.


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