Best Value Picks for NFL DFS at DraftKings in Week 17 – Zach Wilson and More

| December 28, 2021 3:45 pm PDT

NFL DFS lineups are always a fun way to switch things up. However, it’s never a guarantee that your high-priced stars will have a big game. Sometimes, it’s those low-priced options that win you some money.

Between injuries and COVID, we have a few sleepers for Week 17. Let’s check out my favorite value lineup.

Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets ($5.4k) 

Does anyone want Zach Wilson in their DFS lineup? Probably not, but he might not be a bad play.

Wilson still isn’t doing much with his arm. He hasn’t cleared 230 passing yards since Week 4 and has six games with less than 200 yards.

Quietly, Wilson has become a bit of a rushing quarterback. Check out his numbers in his last five games.

  • 17 carries
  • 139 yards
  • 4 touchdowns

That last category stands out to me. That’s four rushing touchdowns in five games. He capped off that stretch with a highlight-reel touchdown run last week.

His rushing ability gives me some confidence in him this week. I also like his matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The early betting lines have the Buccaneers as (-12.5) point favorites. The New York Jets will have to pass to keep up with the Buccaneers.

It could be rushing yards or garbage time yards, but Wilson might give you good value.

Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills ($5.4k) 

The Buffalo Bills backfield has been a bit of a rotation this season. Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and Matt Breida have played an integral role in the Bills ground game.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Singletary return to the lead role. Check out his numbers since Week 14.

  Touches Yards
Week 14 10 89
Week 15 23 96
Week 16 17 78

Singletary has a pair of touchdowns in that stretch. He also has double-digit DFS points in three straight games.

This week, he has a great matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta’s defense as a whole has struggled, with their run defense allowing over 100 yards in eight of their last ten games.

The Bills come into this game as a big favorite. Singletary is another player who could see some extra work in garbage time. Hopefully, Josh Allen doesn’t vulture his goal-line touches.

Either way, I think Singletary and the Bills offense will have multiple scoring opportunities.

Braxton Berrios, WR, New York Jets ($3.7k)

Braxton Berrios is far from the most appealing option, but the New York Jets wide receiver has quietly put up solid numbers.

The Jets’ receiving core struggled last week without Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder. That allowed Berrios to step into a bigger role. He put up a modest five receptions for 37 yards, but his highlight came on a 102-yard kickoff return.

With that, check out his DFS points in his last three games.

  • Week 14: 11.2
  • Week 15: 10.6
  • Week 16: 15.0

He had six receptions for 52 yards in Week 14 and recorded a rushing touchdown in Week 15. He can score in many different ways.

We already know the Jets will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Zach Wilson needs someone to pass to, and Berrios should be his guy.

There’s a chance he has another double-digit performance with five receptions and 50 yards.

Mo Alie-Cox, TE, Indianapolis Colts ($2.8k)

The Indianapolis Colts have a bit of a committee at tight end. Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox have been the primary options, with Doyle holding a slight lead in receptions and yards. Cox has one more touchdown.

In last week’s game, Jack Doyle left in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Doyle’s status is up in the air for this week, but it doesn’t sound too encouraging. If he can’t go, Cox will step into a starting role.

Last season, Doyle missed two games. Check out Cox’s numbers in his absence.

  Receptions Yards
Week 2 5 111
Week 10 3 19

It was a bit of boom or bust but you see his high ceiling. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Cox has a great matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Las Vegas has allowed the third-most fantasy points to tight ends. There’s a good chance Cox competes with Michael Pittman Jr. for the number one option in the Colts passing game.

Las Vegas Raiders Defense ($2.7k)

The Las Vegas Raiders defense hasn’t been great this season, but we’ve seen them excel in plus matchups. They had a pair of nice performances against the Denver Broncos and New York Giants.

This week, it wasn’t looking good for the Raiders defense as they face the Indianapolis Colts. However, Carson Wentz tested position for COVID-19 and could miss Sunday’s game. That would be a massive boost for the Raiders defense.

Without Wentz, Sam Ehlinger would likely make his first career start. I imagine his job would be to turn around and hand Jonathan Taylor the ball.

Las Vegas’ run defense has struggled this season, but they put together an elite performance against the Denver Broncos last week.

  • Melvin Gordon: 7 carries for -4 yards
  • Javonte Williams: 7 carries for 12 yards

Taylor and the Colts run game is a different animal, but it’s encouraging to see that kind of performance. Hopefully, the Raiders can keep it up.

More NFL DFS Sleepers for Week 17

  • Trey Lance, QB, 49ers ($4.8k)
  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Jaguars ($5.1k)
  • Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Bills ($4.3k)
  • Cole Kmet, TE, Bears ($3.4k)
  • Detroit Lions Defense ($2.4k)

Trey Lance will likely make his second career start as Jimmy Garoppolo deals with a thumb injury. Dare Ogunbowale will step into a starting role with James Robinson and Carlos Hyde on IR.

Isaiah McKenzie went off last week with Gabriel Davis out of the lineup. Cole Kmet and the Detroit Lions defense have been decent lately. The Lions face the Seattle Seahawks, who still haven’t figured things out.

These are my DFS sleepers for Week 17. Feel free to check out my top Week 17 DFS lineup.

Nicholas Sterling

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