DraftHustle’s Top DFS Plays of the week for FanDuel and DraftKings
Jalen Hurts – PHI vs Cardinals
FanDuel - $9,200; DraftKings - $8,300
Despite being the highest price QB on the Week 17 DFS slate, Jalen Hurts still is the best value at the QB position. He has scored at least 23.92 FanDuel points in 4 of his last 5 games. His rushing production, particularly the touchdowns, gives him the highest floor of any player in the league, which will always make him a strong cash game DFS play. He faces the Arizona Cardinals who have given up the 8th most point to QBs over the season, and the 5th most over the last 5 weeks. Play Hurts, and build your contrarian plays around his floor.
Austin Ekeler – LAC vs Broncos
FanDuel - $6,900; DraftKings - $6,700
Austin Ekeler has not lived up to his Season-long draft capital, but I love his Week 17 DFS prospects. He has gotten at least 15 total touches in 4 of his last 5 games. One of those games was against his Week 17 opponent, the Denver Broncos, who are awful at defending RBs. Ekeler had 100 total yards and a TD in that game, and he should perform well this week. $6,900 on FanDuel is the cheapest he has been in years, and this is a perfect matchup to try and take advantage of.
Brandon Aiyuk – SF vs Commanders
FanDuel - $7,500; DraftKings - $7,000
Brandon Aiyuk has had a breakout season in 2023, and he is in a prime spot to continue that in Week 17. He has scored double-digit FanDuel points in 7 of his last 8 games despite not scoring a TD in his last 3 games, showing how high his floor is each week. He faces the Washington Commanders who have been putrid against WRs this season. They give up the most yards per target, have the highest TD% allowed, 2nd most receiving yards per game allowed, and 2nd most FanDuel PPG allowed to WRs this year. San Francisco is looking to avenge there loss to the Ravens last week, so plenty of points will be scored, and Aiyuk will be involved early and often.
Travis Kelce – KC vs Bengals
FanDuel - $7,800; DraftKings - $7,000
Travis Kelce has not been his usual elite self in 2023, but he always has the potential to breakout any week, and he is still one of only 2 TEs to average double digit FanDuel PPG this season. The Chiefs are up against the ropes, and they will need to lean on their best receiving target in week 17. Kelce faces the Cincinnati Bengals who struggle mightily against TEs. They rank 31st in FanDuel PPG and yards per target allowed to TEs, and they are last in the league in receiving yards per game allowed to the position.
Denver Broncos – vs Chargers
FanDuel - $3,700; DraftKings - $2,900
Picking a D/ST in DFS is mainly about exploiting matchups, and that is what we are doing with the Denver Broncos in Week 17. They face the Los Angeles Chargers who are starting Easton Stick at QB, and he will be without Keenan Allen and Josh Palmer this week. The Chargers are projected to have the 3rd lowest implied Vegas Team total (16.5 points) on the slate, and $3,700 is way too cheap to not utilize for a matchup that juicy!
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