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Fantasy football advice, Week 17: FanDuel lineup tips and strategies

Along with the weekly San Francisco 49er focused fantasy preview, the Fan Duelin’ series documents one man’s battle to turn a fantasy football addiction into cold hard cash through daily fantasy contests.

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Fooch's Note: I'm still waiting to hear back if we will have an NN FanDuel league. I'll update on that as soon as I know.

Week 16 Recap

Final Roster

Aaron Rodgers $10,000 - 14.72 points
Jeremy Hill $7,300 - 18.7
Tre Mason $6,500 - 14.8
Jordy Nelson $8,800 - 21.8
Donte Moncrief $5,900 - 1.5
Kenny Stills $6,100 - 9.8
Dwayne Allen $5,400 - 0
Greg Zuerlein $4,700 - 11
Detroit Lions $5400 - 11
Buffalo Bills $5,100 - 1

Week 16 Bank: $9.68

As the season comes to an end I'm starting to realize that this FanDuel thing is a ton of fun, but when you invest too much into one team it gets frustrating. I'm referring to the horror show displayed by the Colts last week that put me out of the money yet again. Still, we must move forward. Here is my preliminary lineup for week 17.

Head-To-Head $2 Entry Free (Sunday - Monday Games)

Quarterback

Matt Ryan (Falcons) $8,800: The trick this week is trying to find teams that will keep their key players in all game. The Falcons and Panthers are in a loser goes home situation; winner hosts a playoff game scenario. Matty Ice plays his best ball at home and the Panthers defense is still bad.

Running Backs

Jeremy Hill (Bengals) $7,300: The rookie is coming on in a big way and the price is right because Giovanni Bernard is still a factor. Hill will still get the goal line work on one of the most run heavy offenses in the league.

Jonathan Stewart Mason (Panthers) $6,600: The Green Lantern Corps. member may have to deal with the return of DeAngelo Williams this week, but Stewart has been a straight hammer the last few weeks. Cam Newton's mobility keeps some of the heat off the backs and the Falcons are one of the worst teams at stopping the run.

Wide Receivers

Julio Jones (Falcons) $8,700: He went over 100 yards last week when he was a game time decision. He's had a week and a Christmas dinner to help heel his oblique (which I hear is a muscle of some sort). In a contest that could top 50 combined points, I'm hoping some good things come from the Ryan/Jones duo.

Marquess Wilson (Bears) $5,800: That old boy Jay Cutler is back under center and I think he'll end the season on a positive note just to make things more interesting for Chicago. Against the Vikings, Wilson stands the end the season with a breakout performance.

Mike Evans (Buccaneers) $7,600: He might just be the best rookie wide out this year, but the Bucs are just one loss away from the #1 pick in the draft. They'll put on their best pro wrestling performance to make their defeat look legit. Evans will be a main factor in the creation of said legitimacy.

Tight End

Zach Ertz (Eagles) $5,400: Neither team has much to gain in this one, but it's still a divisional match-up and a good setup for Ertz.

Kicker

Adam Vinatieri (Colts) $4,900: No matter how this game goes I doubt the Colts pull their kicker for the playoff run.

Defense

Miami Dolphins $4,900: The Dolphins have been one of the better defenses this season. They'll end their season with a home game against the Jets and Geno Smith. Need I say more?

Drop a comment and let me know what you think of the lineup!