Start Of The Week: Travis Etienne vs Houston Texans
Death, taxes and starting whichever RB is playing the Texans. After a four-week slump, Etienne has begun to show signs of life again. He has finished with 110+ total yards and 14+ PPR points in each of his last two games. He now gets the juiciest possible matchup an RB can have with Houston in week 17. No team has allowed more total yards, TDs or fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. I'm smashing the over on an ESPN projection of 16.1 points this week.
Others to consider: Leonard Fournette (TB) - CAR, Cam Akers (LAR) - @LAC, AJ Dillon (GB) - MIN
Sit Of The Week: Nick Chubb vs Washington Commanders
Fine, I'll be that guy. You can sit Chubb. It sounds insane, but the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting different results. If hoping Chubb delivers RB1 numbers hasn't paid off for the last month (no games over 12.0 PPR points or a top-22 RB finish since week 12) is it more insane to sit him or continue starting him hoping he improves? With Deshaun Watson at QB, Chubb is averaging just 9.3 PPR PPG and has not scored a single TD. I'm not saying play any old bum off the waiver wire over him, but against a Washington defense that has surrendered the fourth-fewest points to RBs this season, he is far from a must-start.
Others to consider: Najee Harris (PIT) - @BAL, D'Onta Foreman (CAR) - @TB, JK Dobbins (BAL) - PIT
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