Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Week 17: Quarterbacks

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Week 17: Quarterbacks

12:26 pm

USATSI_8381296_154224518_lowres#1 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are on a roll heading into the regular-season finale against the St. Louis Rams with a rookie quarterback that hasn’t missed a beat as of late. Seattle has scored an average of 50.0 points per game over the course of the last three weeks and have won six of their last seven games.

Wilson has played a huge role in the team’s recent success and is solid start this weekend against the Rams. Wilson is coming off a four-touchdown performance against the San Francisco 49ers and may be able to continue that kind of offensive output against St. Louis.

#2 Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

The season is on the line for the Cowboys coming into this matchup against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The NFC East division title hangs in the balance against Robert Griffin III and company with Romo potentially being the difference between going home empty handed or punching their ticket to the playoffs.

Although Romo has collapsed in big games in the past, this year may be different with the star quarterback coming off an impressive showing against the New Orleans Saints. Romo is streaky, but a solid fantasy start here.

#3 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers dropped the ball in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and as a result are no longer in contention for a playoff spot in the AFC. Roethlisberger shouldered the blame for the Steelers’ recent struggles and may be looking to have a huge game in the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns as a result.

Sleeper of the Week: Eli Manning, New York Giants

Other Notable QBs for Week 17: Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) vs. New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) vs. Carolina Panthers, Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) vs. Minnesota Vikings, Tom Brady (New England Patriots) vs. Miami Dolphins, Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins) vs. Dallas Cowboys, Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) vs. Arizona Cardinals, Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) vs. Houston Texans, Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos) vs. Kansas City Chiefs