NFL Week 17 DFS Lineup Strategy

Matt Brown
By Matt BrownPublished: December 29, 2023
NFL Week 17 DFS Lineup Strategy

Hop back on the 49ers hype train this week by playing Purdy and Aiyuk in your DFS lineup, while D’Andre Swift is a solid RB1 against a struggling Cardinals’ defense. Check out the rest of our NFL Week 17 lineup strategy below. Good luck!

QB Brock Purdy (SF) Salary: $7,000

Yes, Brock Purdy is coming off his worst game of the season and yes, San Francisco got dominated last week. This is us putting our trust in Kyle Shanahan to rejuvenate Purdy’s confidence by setting him up for total success against a Washington defense allowing the most PPG and passing yards this season.

RB D’Andre Swift (PHI) Salary: $6,500

After watching the Cardinals allow 6.4 rush yards per attempt last week to Chicago and the 3rd-most YPA over the course of this season, there seems to be a good shot Swift breaks away for a long TD this game.

With D’Andre able to reach the 1,000 rush-yard mark for the first time in his career this game, look for Sirianni to give him 20+ touches in a potential high-scoring affair.

RB Ty Chandler (MIN) Salary: $5,700

Although Chandler dropped a dud last week, he remains Minnesota’s goal-line back and is due to get 15+ touches against a Green Bay defense allowing the 3rd-most YPG on the ground this season.

As the Vikings are starting Jaren Hall, look for check-downs and screen passes to be in play for Ty, who has elite breakaway speed, similar to Swift.

WR Brandon Aiyuk (SF) Salary: $7,000

Our WR1 this week will be Brandon Aiyuk, pairing him up with our QB play. Aiyuk has been quietly consistent this season, ranking as a top 15 PPR WR in the best season of his young career.

With Deebo Samuel listed as questionable after a few limited practices, look for “Aiyuken” to dominate the Washington secondary that hasn’t found an inch of success this season.

WR Rashee Rice (KC) Salary: $6,900

An emerging WR1 in Kansas City, Rashee Rice has a good chance to dominate the Bengals’ secondary. Cincy has a bottom-tier defense during the last three outings, allowing the 5th-most YPG through the air, and allowing 34 points to the Steelers.

As for Rice, he’s been Mahomes’ favorite target since their bye week with five straight games of 9+ targets and 57 yards or more. With the Chiefs’ season coming down to how they perform these next two weeks, look for a season-defining game from the rookie wideout from SMU.

WR A.T. Perry (NO) Salary: $3,500

A big-play threat, A.T. Perry has a chance to break out against a Tampa Bay defense that has allowed some high-scoring games this season. Perry scored a Moss-like touchdown last week, so look for the rookie to get more involved in the gameplan for Dennis Allen’s Saints in a must-win game.

TE Tucker Kraft (GB) Salary: $3,800

Speaking of rooks getting more involved, Tucker Kraft has dominated since Musgrave’s injury. He’s gone for 50 yards in three straight outings while being targetted 22 times in the last four games.

In a divisional matchup, look for Kraft to make a difference in the red zone, where he has caught two TDs in the last five games.

FLX Chris Godwin (TB) Salary: $6,100

Chris Godwin has gone three straight games with 50+ yards and 5+ receptions since his dud against the Panthers. Earlier in the season, he had 8 catches for 114 yards against New Orleans, so expect another solid outing against a defense that just allowed 30 points to Matt Stafford and the Rams.

DST Rams Salary: $3,500

One of the hottest teams in football takes on a sliding team as the Rams head to Metlife to take on the Giants. LA has only allowed 20 or more points twice since their bye week, and as they take on a Giants team struggling to score TDs, gives us a perfect opportunity to add a low-risk, high-reward DST to our lineup. 

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Head of DFS

Matt's deep-rooted enthusiasm for sports betting and daily fantasy sports infuses the EatWatchDraft team with valuable expertise in football, hockey, and baseball. His forward-thinking perspectives are grounded in a solid academic foundation, including a B.S. in Aeronautical Computer Science and an M.S. in Project Management. This combination of sports passion and technical knowledge fuels Matt's innovative input to the platform.