Foxy’s Fantasy Forecast – Week 17
It’s championship week in fantasy football land! Congrats to those who have made their league championship games and good luck to all of you. As it is championship week, it’s highly unlikely that you have anyone on your squad from either of these teams aside from maybe David Montgomery. That said, I’ll be short on the predictions this week.
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Andy Dalton (QB)
Projected Points: 18.52
While the Giants defense has struggled against most teams this season, Andy Dalton isn’t the type of QB who will exploit that. He’s steady and safe, but the play calling (as always) won’t do him any favors in taking advantage of a matchup. No thanks.
Verdict: Sit (there are so many better options out there)
David Montgomery (RB)
Projected Points: 16.89
David Montgomery has looked great the last couple of weeks and is in line for a smash matchup this week against a Giants D that has been torched on the ground. I love Montgomery in all DFS formats and in redraft. If Nagy gives him the 20+ touches he should in this game, Monty could have you dancing to a championship by the end of the day.
Verdict: Start (incredible matchup)
Allen Robinson (WR)
Projected Points: 9.92
A-Rob has been bad all season and recently sat out a couple of weeks due to injury and Covid. That said, I don’t see him doing anything in this game. Leave him on the bench.
Verdict: Sit (just not worth it)
Darnell Mooney (WR)
Projected Points: 12.43
Mooney had another average outing against the Seahawks last week with 10.9 fantasy points during a snowy day. The Giants D has allowed the 11th most points to WRs so far this season and Andy Dalton likes to go to Mooney. This is a good spot for him where he should see another 8+ targets that he can turn into points.
Verdict: Start (good matchup)
Cole Kmet (TE)
Projected Points: 8.96
Kmet has been a lot more involved in the passing game over the last few weeks and I anticipate him to get another 5+ targets in this one. He still has not had a TD catch yet this season meaning he’s overdue for one. I’m hoping Andy Dalton finds him for 6 in this one as I’m streaming him in a couple of DFS lineups at his super low salary.
Verdict: Start (he’s due for a TD!)
New York Giants
Mike Glennon (QB)
Projected Points: 10.24
Bears fans are familiar with Glennon from his few starts with the team in 2017. He’s not a good QB and there’s nothing here to talk about. Robert Quinn is eyeing the Bears franchise sack record and Glennon will likely be on the receiving end of a historic sack this week.
Verdict: Sit (never start Glennon – looking at you Pace)
Saquon Barkley (RB)
Projected Points: 11.22
With no passing game to worry about, defenses have stacked boxes against the Giants rushing attack making it difficult for Barkley to do anything the entire season. In draft season I had the choice between Barkley and Jonathan Taylor… really glad I chose Taylor. Hopefully Barkley is back to full health next year as this has been an awfully tough season for him.
Verdict: Sit (not his year)
With basically the entire Giants WR corps out due to injury, I’m not even going to dive into the rag tag group they’re lining up against the Bears. Stay away.
Evan Engram (TE)
Projected Points: 8.06
With all the Giants WRs out due to injuries or banged up in some way, Engram will likely be the #1 target for the Giants. Thing is, the Bears have been great against TEs this season allowing the 8th fewest points to the position. Engram usually underwhelms either way.
Verdict: Sit (nope)
The Bears D is a solid play this week against Glennon. The Giants D has been awful, so there’s no way I’d consider them.
Thanks again to everyone who has read our weekly sit/starts. This will be the last one for the season and it’s been a joy to do it. Have a great off season and we look forward to providing more Bears and fantasy content for you in 2022!