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Corner Lockdown – Week 17

Bold Predictions

Rashad Jennings has over 125 total yards and a score.

The Giants’ run game has been non-existent for most of the season, but Jennings has finally come alive the last three weeks. He’s run the ball 52 times over that span and has also been involved in the passing game. For those of you playing your fantasy championships this week, Jennings is certainly worth a look. He has a solid matchup against an Eagles team that just lost their head coach and has nothing to play for. Jennings should be the featured back in Week 17 and see at least 20 total touches. Put him in your FLEX and enjoy the production.

Derek Carr will have a day against Kansas City.

It has not been a great second half of the season for Carr as the turnovers are mounting, but I think he finishes the year strong with a great showing at Kansas City in Week 17. Carr hasn’t thrown for 300 yards or three touchdowns in a game since Week 12 when he did both at Tennessee. I think he does both against the Chiefs. I understand that the Chiefs have the longest winning streak in the AFC and are playing great on both sides of the ball, but Carr did throw for 283 yards and two scores in Week 13 against them so he’s capable of improving those numbers as they try to play spoilers. Start him.

Shark Sleepers

DeVante Parker, WR, Miami

Parker has been hot the last two weeks for the Dolphins, totaling 180 receiving yards. He’s getting the targets and making some big red zone catches so he belongs in the WR3/FLEX conversation for Week 17. Parker has a good matchup against a Patriots defense that’s injured and struggling against the pass. If you need a player for the championship round that has a very high ceiling then Parker is your guy. He could explode in his final game of 2015.

Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego

Over the last month, Inman has been the No. 1 receiver for the Chargers due to injuries. San Diego has been inconsistent on offense, but Inman is coming off a strong performance against Oakland in Week 16 where he caught eights passes for 82 yards and a score. He does have a tough matchup this week at Denver, but still should be considered because of the amount of targets he should draw. Plus, the Chargers will most likely be playing from behind so they will have to pass more. Inman is owned in less than 10% of most fantasy leagues and has big play ability. Give him a look.

Lock of the Week

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia

Ertz has been a huge disappointment this season, scoring double-digit fantasy points just once in the first 12 games, but he’s really come on strong in Weeks 14-16. Ertz has been targeted an incredible 37 times over the last three games. He has 26 receptions for 298 yards and one touchdown. As mentioned earlier, the Eagles and Giants face off the final week of the year which is good news for Ertz because the Giants defense doesn’t know how to cover tight ends. Start him as your TE1 this week and expect another big day.

Who’s on Revis Island?

The Jets travel to Buffalo with a playoff berth on the line. Revis will once again shadow Sammy Watkins in a rematch of their Week 10 showdown where the young Bills receiver caught just three balls for 14 yards. I know Watkins does have home field advantage on Sunday and has been on a tear the last five weeks, but I wouldn’t expect much out of him. The Jets defense is dominant right now while the Buffalo offense is banged up.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.