Week 17 is when the owner has to be at his/her best and a stacked team can turn into a pumpkin with certain players to sit at least part of the game. Those that have their Super Bowl this week, need to stay abreast of the buzz around which teams might be making some of their players inactive.
These rankings may be a bit of an overreaction to the possibility of players getting benched for at least one half, but I've seen it all too often in Week 17 when a player goes for one or two drives and takes a seat. Be careful out there and feel free to shoot me a question on Twitter (@MikeSGallagher) on Sunday morning.
Reggie Wayne, Colts - The Colts have nothing to play for on Sunday. Wayne said that he wants to play, but given the way he hasn't been setting the world on fire lately, I wouldn't play him even as a WR3.
A.J. Green, Bengals- The Bengals signed Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers, so reading between the lines, I'd be a little more worried about starting A.J. However, he's such a stud that he's still a nice WR2 until further notice.
Randy Moss, 49ers - The Niners lost Mario Manningham for the year with torn ligaments in his knee. Randy "Straight Cash Homey" Moss will be the new Z for them. I still wouldn't start him even though he should offer nice upside since Patrick Peterson will lock down Michael Crabtree on Sunday.
Randall Cobb, Packers - Be prepared to have him on your bench. The Packers are going to play to win, but Cobb's ankle injury doesn't sound good. Greg Jennings and James Jones are the winner and are nice starts. Keep an eye on Jordy Nelson's hammy, too.
Justin Blackmon- Cecil Shorts is on IR and the Jags should lean heavily on their rookie against the Titans. He's a must-start, in my opinion.
Mike Wallace, Steelers - 60 Minutes has a strained hip injury and his status is unclear for Sunday. He is not ranked and Emmanuel Sanders is a nice play.
Roddy White and Julio Jones, Falcons - Roddy and Julio has been relatively healthy this year, but Roddy dealt with a minor knee injury and Julio has a troublesome hammy to worry about. Keep an eye on Harry Douglas.
|Standard League||PPR League|
|1||Calvin Johnson||Calvin Johnson|
|2||Brandon Marshall||Brandon Marshall|
|3||Andre Johnson||Andre Johnson|
|4||Dez Bryant||Dez Bryant|
|5||DeMaryius Thomas||DeMaryius Thomas|
|6||Eric Decker||Eric Decker|
|7||Vincent Jackson||Wes Welker|
|8||Miles Austin||Victor Cruz|
|9||Wes Welker||Jeremy Maclin|
|10||Jeremy Maclin||Vincent Jackson|
|11||Justin Blackmon||Antonio Brown|
|12||Pierre Garcon||Miles Austin|
|13||A.J. Green||A.J. Green|
|14||Hakeem Nicks||Justin Blackmon|
|15||Antonio Brown||Steve Smith|
|16||Steve Smith||Pierre Garcon|
|17||Marques Colston||Hakeem Nicks|
|18||Danario Alexander||Larry Fitzgerald|
|19||Greg Jennings||Marques Colston|
|20||Josh Gordon||Danny Amendola|
|21||Brandon Lloyd||Danario Alexander|
|22||James Jones||Greg Jennings|
|23||Larry Fitzgerald||Josh Gordon|
|24||Mike Williams||Emmanuel Sanders|
|25||Danny Amendola||Brandon Lloyd|
|26||Kenny Britt||James Jones|
|27||Julio Jones||Kenny Britt|
|28||Brandon LaFell||Brandon LaFell|
|29||T.Y. Hilton||Mike Williams|
|30||Stevie Johnson||Stevie Johnson|
|31||Michael Crabtree||Lance Moore|
|32||Emmanuel Sanders||Roddy White|
|33||Lance Moore||T.Y. Hilton|
|34||Roddy White||Michael Crabtree|
|35||Donnie Avery||Reggie Wayne|
|36||Harry Douglas||Brian Hartline|
|37||Denarius Moore||Dexter McCluster|
|38||Brandon LaFell||Julio Jones|
|39||Brian Hartline||Donnie Avery|
|40||Darius Heyward-Bey||Brandon Gibson|
|41||Reggie Wayne||Jason Avant|
|42||Dexter McCluster||Alshon Jeffery|
|43||Andrew Hawkins||Denarius Moore|
|44||Greg Little||Greg Little|
|45||Jeremy Kerley||Kris Durham|
|46||Randy Moss||Chris Givens|
|47||Brandon Gibson||Andrew Hawkins|
|48||Sidney Rice||Darius Heyward-Bey|
|49||Alshon Jeffery||Randy Moss|
|50||Jason Avant||Harry Douglas|