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QB Tom Savage, Houston Texans
Yes, clearly there's not a lot of options to stream at quarterback, and if you are playing in a league that plays a Week 17 championship, you should be set at quarterback, but if you had Derek Carr or Marcus Mariota and the waiver wire is empty, Savage is in play. He looked terrible against the Bengals, but they are a good defense. The Texans have nothing to play for, but one would think they want to get Savage more reps and confidence heading into the postseason. The Titans have been awful against quarterbacks and have nothing to play for. Let’s put it this way, Blake Bortles just passed for 325 yards against the Titans.
RB Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
The Texans have nothing to play for in Week 17 against the Titans. They are locked into the fourth seed in the AFC. Lamar Miller has already said he is not sure if he will play this week and players tend to be optimistic. Miller has been banged up for most of the season and played through it until last week when he aggravated an ankle injury in Week 15. It makes no sense for the Texans to play Miller, so expect Blue to start. Blue had 21 carries for 73 yards with a touchdown and four catches for 17 yards against the Bengals. Blue should see volume against the Titans.
RB Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks
Collins could be a worth start in Week 17 depending on the status of Thomas Rawls, who left last week with a shoulder injury. Collins came in and rushed for 28 yards on seven carries and caught four passes for 19 yards. If Collins gets the start, he gets the best matchup a running back can ask for against the 49ers, who have allowed the most Fantasy points to running backs, including nine rushing touchdowns the last four games.
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With running backs, it comes down to volume and Rodgers could be in line for the touches in Week 17. Doug Martin was a surprise healthy inactive, and if that continues this week, Rodgers should see the most touches. It's clear the coaching staff loves Rodgers, who played 62 percent of the snaps. Rodgers had 15 carries for 63 yards with a touchdown and caught two passes for 15 yards.
WR J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals
Nelson is a big play threat and can produce on limited volume. The good news for Nelson is the volume has increased the last two weeks as he has become a key piece of the offense with 18 targets the last two games. Nelson has scored in four straight games. He had seven targets against the Seahawks on Saturday and caught three passes for 132 yards with a score and plays at the Rams this week.
WR Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
With Tyler Lockett out for the season, Richardson will see more snaps. Richardson has speed and was a second round pick in 2014. He had five targets against the Cardinals and caught four passes for 42 yards with a touchdown. He has a great matchup against the 49ers and the Seahawks still have a shot at the No. 2 seed in the NFC.
TE Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
After being quiet most of the season, Clay has exploded the last three games. He has at least 14 points in PPR formats in that span. Clay had eight catches for 85 yards with two touchdowns on ten targets against the Dolphins in Week 16. He has four touchdowns the last three weeks and faces the Jets in Week 17. The Jets have allowed six touchdowns to tight ends the last four games.