Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia
Zach Ertz is very very questionable to play this weekend with a broken rib so Goedert is in the TE1 conversation for Week 17. It’s a must win game for the Eagles against the Giants and is a great matchup for Goedert. He’s coming off a massive 9-91-1 stat line on 12 targets last week and will be one of the main pass catchers for Carson Wentz as long as Ertz doesn’t suit up. Goedert needs to be in all lineups this weekend.
Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
Slayton was the hot commodity a few weeks ago, but after getting blanked last week, it’s hard to trust him. The other discouraging factor last week was that Slayton only saw two targets in a game where the Giants scored 41 points. As discussed above, the Giants have the Eagles on deck for Week 17. They don’t have the best secondary out there, but there are better options than Slayton this weekend.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore
The Ravens have already said they aren’t playing the banged up Mark Ingram in Week 17 so Edwards should get the start with Justice Hill getting some work as well. Edwards has been a very reliable back-up for Ingram all year and has had a few nice games when he gets double digit carries. He will easily see 12-15 carries this weekend against the Steelers. Edwards had 66 yards on 12 carries last week and is averaging 5.0 yards per carry for the season. Take a look his way.
Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo
Beasley is having a sneaky solid year for the Bills and has been on an absolute tear over the last five weeks. Over that span he has 24 receptions for 329 yards with three trips to pay dirt and a two point conversion. Beasley has been running free in the slot and that shouldn’t change much this week as the Bills have a home game against the Jets. Although the game doesn’t mean anything for Buffalo, I think Beasley should still see a normal workload. He makes for a solid WR2 in Week 17.
Lock of the Week
O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay
Howard has been a bust this season as he was last season, but with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both out the last few weeks with injuries, Howard has been serviceable. He’s seen seven targets in each of the last two games and has made some tough catches. Evans and Godwin will once again be out for Week 17 so Howard has a chance at a big game against the underwhelming Falcons defense.