Alex Caruso says you should fade these three veteran players in fantasy football next season. Running backs Derrick Henry and Leonard Fournette face uncertain futures in their offenses due to possible quarterback changes. Meanwhile wide receiver Keenan Allen is aging, and other Charger receivers could be taking his targets.
Josh Larky, Ryan Reynolds and Ben Wolbransky each name five of their favorite player props for Week 17 in the NFL:
Larky’s Top-5 Props
Leonard Fournette OVER 27.5 Rec Yds (-115 DraftKings)
He’s been over this number 10 of his last 12 games, with at least seven targets in his past six.
Cam Akers UNDER 69.5 Rush Yds (-115 DraftKings)
Last week, when the Rams beat the Broncos, Akers had 23 carries, 118 yards and three touchdowns. But prior to this game, he has been under this number each week.
Brian Robinson Jr. OVER 75.5 Rush Yds (-114 FanDuel)
Cleveland allows 5.2 yards per carry to running backs, per The Edge. The Browns’ pass defense has been lights out the past six games (6.0 yards per attempt). Their path to winning this game is running the ball.
Gus Edwards OVER 39.5 Rush Yds (-115 DraftKings)
Edwards had 13 carries for 66 yards against the Steelers in early December.
Russell Wilson OVER 1.5 Pass TDs (+195 DraftKings)
The Chiefs have allowed more than two passing touchdowns per game. Their offense forces you to pass to keep up.
Reynolds’ Top-5 Props
Travis Etienne OVER 70.5 Rush Yds (-115 BetMGM)
He’s beaten this number seven times this season, including against the Texans in early October.
Brandin Cooks OVER 47.5 Rec Yds (-115 DraftKings)
Cooks returned to action last week and saw nine targets. He’s beaten this in 7 of 11 games.
David Njoku OVER 33.5 Rec Yds (-114 FanDuel)
I think from a game-planning standpoint, the biggest advantage the Browns have is their dynamic tight end David Njoku.
Drake London OVER 65.5 Rec Yds (-115 DraftKings)
London has at least nine targets in his last three games, and he eclipsed this number in each of those.
Dalvin Cook OVER 75.5 Rush Yds (-115 DraftKings)
The Packers are allowing the sixth-most rushing yards this season.
Wolby’s Top-5 Props
Aaron Rodgers OVER 250.5 Pass Yds (-115 DraftKings)
Minnesota allows the most passing yards to quarterbacks, that’s really it.
Cam Akers OVER 12.5 Rec Yds (-115 DraftKings)
Over the last three weeks, Akers has led the Rams’ running back room by a wide margin and has looked really good as a receiver.
Devin Singletary OVER 12.5 Long Rush (+100 DraftKings )
Singletary has hit this in 11 of 15 games and Cincinnati has allowed it in 9 of 15 games.
D.J. Moore OVER 21.5 Long Rec (-115 DraftKings)
His 27% target share is higher when Sam Darnold is the quarterback. He’s been fun over the last month and they are chasing the division title
Isiah Pacheco OVER 64.5 Rush Yds (-115 DraftKings)
While Jerick McKinnon has been the receiving guy, Pacheco has been the rusher. He has eclipsed this number five times since Clyde Edwards-Helaire got injured
Leonard Fournette is back with his weekly segment of Running with Lenny where he has three runs from veteran running backs to highlight. One run belongs to Raheem Mostert who Fournette calls “baby Derrick Henry” after making several defenders miss against Buffalo.