Every team is playing this Sunday, which could provide you with some of the best FanDuel lineups of the season.
It’s Week 17 of the NFL season. Almost every fantasy football season is over, as most championships take place in Week 16. The playoff race is really down to six or seven teams fighting for Wild Card spots (well, outside of the putrid NFC East). There’s not a ton of rooting interest in the NFL this weekend compared to a normal week in the middle of the season. That is going to send a lot of people to set their first FanDuel lineup of the season, or possibly ever.
This is a good week to do it. While some teams will be sitting some of their stars, every single team will be playing at some point on Sunday. The only teams not available for the Sunday FanDuel slate are the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles. They will be playing on Sunday Night Football.
So, while Patrick Mahomes might be out of the lineup, there’s enough on the line that Aaron Rodgers will suit up with Davante Adams as the Packers go for the number-one seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. Some of the stars on lesser teams, like Dalvin Cook and Calvin Ridley, will be sure to pad the stats in a future push for a massive contract (although Cook literally just signed one).
Then, there are the players who will be looking to put on a historic performance to get their teams into the playoffs. DeAndre Hopkins has been running things for the Arizona Cardinals all season. Can he put up huge numbers and carry his team into the playoffs?
Derrick Henry has been a monster in Tennessee. Can he help them lock up the AFC South? Will the Browns get any of their wide receivers back, or will they throw to the tight ends 40 times again?
Predicting the answers to some of these questions will be key to putting together a perfect lineup. There will be a lot of competition this week, but there will be a lot of beginnings throwing their hats in the ring. This could be prime to making up for some of the losses during the season, or to adding to your profit pool.