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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 17: 49ers vs. Cardinals

No one should be deciding their fantasy championship in week 17 and the 49ers game against the Cardinals doesn't appear to be loaded with fantasy football points. However, there are a few good plays and FanDuel options for those digging.

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Must Starts

Frank Gore: Arizona's run defense has started to slip a bit over the last few weeks and he did show up last week. He is a quality RB2 this week and a good play on FanDuel at the clearance price of $5,900.

Quality Starts

Anquan Boldin: He only needs another 18 yards to get to 1000. That shouldn't be problem as Arizona's secondary is exploitable, but Boldin needs the offense to move the ball to be his usual WR3 self. 5/60 seems like the right stat line for the vet.

Colin Kaepernick: Well, maybe putting him on the "Avoid" list last week put a fire under him. With Arizona giving up big points to fantasy QBs the last few weeks, Kaep is an interesting QB2 with upside if he continues to run. It's not a horrible match-up if you need him, but he is still hard to trust.


Michael Crabtree: He wasn't a factor last week, but maybe he was resting up for this week's game against his favorite corner, Patrick Peterson. Even with his history of success agains the Cardinals he isn't a recommended play.

Vernon Davis: You can't start him, but it would be the ultimate troll job if he did have a big game this week.

Ryan Lindley: Not even in 2 QB leagues. Not even in Cardinals only leagues. In my third string QB only league...I'm still hesitant.

Larry Fitzgerald: He usually does a number on the 49ers, but with Lindley at QB he can be left off most fantasy rosters.

Michael Floyd: See Fitzgerald, Larry.