10th December 2023

For these of you in seasonal leagues taking part in into Week 18 and seeking to money in DFS contests within the last week of the common season, Sporting Information’ NFL author Vinnie Iyer is again with yet another week of begin ’em sit ’em recommendation.

There are just a few groups in place to relaxation gamers with playoff seeding both locked up or not altering a lot, led by the Buccaneers and Giants. There are a number of extra extremely motivated groups attempting to get into the playoffs, however one must be cautious of group philosophies with their personnel. 

Navigating by all that and contemplating matchups, utilization, and different components, listed here are the deploy or keep away from suggestions for Week 18. You probably have particular lineup questions, take a look at RotoBaller’s industry-leading “Who To Begin?” software under and evaluate as much as 4 gamers throughout all positions.

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Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Begin ‘Em: Quarterbacks

QB must-starts

  1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (at LV)
  2. Jalen Hurts, Eagles (vs. NYG)
  3. Josh Allen, Payments (vs. NE)
  4. Joe Burrow, Bengals (vs. BAL)
  5. Justin Herbert, Chargers (at DEN)
  6. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (at WAS)
  7. Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (vs. TEN)
  8. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs. DET)

Stronger begins

Kirk Cousins, Vikings (at CHI). They want a key offensive tune-up for the passing sport, and the Bears’ protection is an absolute hole shell.

Geno Smith, Seahawks (vs. LAR). He retains getting it performed taking part in off the run, and he’ll end a shock season with two extra scores.

Justin Fields, Bears (if he performs. vs. MIN). There’s an opportunity they relaxation him after he received beat up extra towards the Lions, however he nonetheless has such a excessive ground due to his operating.

Tom Brady, Buccaneers (at ATL). Nobody expects the GOAT to play a ton in a meaningless sport for the Bucs’ seeding, however the matchup is nice sufficient for him to drop a number of TDs earlier than he exits within the second half.

Brock Purdy, 49ers (vs. ARI). Purdy is a simple wager for 2 extra TDs as he is performed it in each sport, and the Cardinals’ go protection is a large number.

Jarrett Stidham, Raiders (vs. KC). Stidham is a volume-based play at residence in a good game-script spot with top-flight targets.

Mike White, Jets (vs. MIA). He ought to play by his ribs harm to take advantage of a reeling go protection.

DFS Targets

FanDuel money sport decide

Jalen Hurts, Eagles ($9,000, vs. NYG). The Eagles be ok with him taking part in after Gardner Minshew went 0-2 and the offense sputtered final week. He ought to go to work on a Giants’ protection resting key gamers.

DraftKings match decide

Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($6,600 at WAS). He is in a candy spot to supply 250 yards and two TDs as a ground, because it’s troublesome to run on the Commanders.

Streamer Particular

Kenny Pickett, Steelers (vs. CLE). The rookie’s moxie is what may get his group into the playoffs, and he is overdue for a multi-TD sport along with his clutch passing and operating. He’ll play nicely off the run for manufacturing.

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Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

Weaker begins

Jared Goff, Lions (at GB). Goff is going through a red-hot protection within the chilly exterior, so no.

Deshaun Watson, Browns (at PIT). The Steelers’ protection is bringing it of late, and Watson will not put sufficient mixed numbers on the highway once more.

Russell Wilson, Broncos (vs. LAC). Wilson owned the Chiefs along with his greatest numbers this season, however he is struggled towards most different powerful defenses. The Chargers now qualify as such.

Mac Jones, Patriots (at BUF). The Payments will probably be tough on him a second time as he cools off from the Dolphins sport.

Tyler Huntley, Ravens (at CIN). The Ravens ought to proceed to relaxation Lamar Jackson (knee), and that is not nice for his or her offensive upside.

Carson Wentz, Commanders (vs. WAS). He may maintain his job for yet another week, however neither Wentz nor Taylor Heinicke have attraction towards a motivated Cowboys protection.

Baker Mayfield, Rams (at SEA). He is likely to be a tempting streamer once more, however the Seahawks turned again Mike White and the protection needs to place its group on its again for playoff place.

Andy Dalton, Saints (vs. CAR). Dalton ought to lean closely on the run once more, and the offense ought to deploy loads of Taysom Hill, resulting in restricted alternatives.

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Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Begin ‘Em: Operating backs

RB must-starts

  1. Christian McCaffrey, 49ers (vs. ARI)
  2. Austin Ekeler, Chargers (at DEN)
  3. Derrick Henry, Titans (at JAX)
  4. Dalvin Prepare dinner, Vikings (at CHI)
  5. Najee Harris, Steelers (vs. CLE)
  6. Josh Jacobs, Raiders (vs. KC)
  7. Kenneth Walker III, Seahawks (vs. LAR)
  8. Nick Chubb, Browns (at PIT)
  9. Travis Etienne Jr., Jaguars (at TEN)
  10. Cam Akers, Rams (at SEA)
  11. Aaron Jones, Packers (vs. DET)
  12. Joe Mixon, Bengals (vs. BAL)
  13. Alvin Kamara, Saints (vs. CAR)
  14. Tony Pollard, Cowboys (if he returns, at WAS)
  15. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (at WAS)
  16. Jerick McKinnon, Chiefs (at LV)
  17. Isiah Pacheco, Chiefs (at LV)
  18. Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots (at BUF)
  19. D’Andre Swift, Lions (at GB)
  20. Tyler Allgeier, Falcons (vs. TB)
  21. Jamaal Williams, Lions (at GB)

Stronger begins

AJ Dillon, Packers (vs. DET). He ought to rebound taking part in off Aaron Jones because the Packers have a whole, dominant offensive efficiency at residence.

Miles Sanders, Eagles (at NYG). Sanders has been disappointing with Gardner Minshew, however Jalen Hurts’ probably return is an enormous enhance towards a protection resting key gamers.

David Montgomery, Bears (vs. MIN). Monty ought to return to producing with quantity, and the Vikings have been shaky vs. run of late. Khalil Herbert additionally could be a deeper-league flex.

Zack Moss and Deon Jackson, Colts (vs. HOU). They need to be busy with the QB drop to Sam Ehlinger, and the Texans’ run protection is the perfect matchup.

Raheem Mostert, Dolphins (at NYJ). He is seemed higher than Jeff Wilson Jr. of late, and his sort of velocity/energy operating may give the Jets points.

D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard, Panthers (at NO). They’re nonetheless the lifeblood of a run-first offense round Sam Darnold, and the Saints have been leakier vs. the run of late.

Matt Breida, Giants (at PHI). Saquon Barkley must be rested for many or all the sport towards the Eagles, and Breida ran nicely in blowout obligation final week.

Royce Freeman, Texans (at IND). He is getting a lot of the work, and that can repay extra towards a wilting protection.

DFS targets

FanDuel money sport picks

Kenneth Walker III, Seahawks ($7,700 vs. LAR). He’ll maintain getting the rock usually to put on down an Aaron Donald-less entrance, and he is overdue for a rating with 100-plus yards.

Cam Akers, Rams ($7,300 at SEA). Akers ought to have scored final week however simply missed on an enormous play, and he ought to get again on monitor with quantity this week towards the group that sparked his return to relevance.

DraftKings match picks

Najee Harris, Steelers ($6,100 vs. CLE). The Browns nonetheless stink towards the run, and the red-hot again will probably be leaned on to raise Kenny Pickett once more.

Raheem Mostert, Dolphins ($6,000 vs. NYJ). They want his speedy energy operating on full show to have a shot to make the playoffs.

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Sit ‘Em: Operating backs

Weaker begins

Brian Robinson Jr., Commanders (vs. DAL). He dissatisfied in a great spot final week, and the Cowboys have been simpler run-stuffing than in go protection of late.

Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White, Buccaneers (at ATL). It is troublesome to consider they’d give both a lot work with Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Giovani Bernard obtainable.

James Conner, Cardinals (at SF). Conner is battling a brand new thigh harm, and this matchup is brutal ought to he go.

Latavius Murray, Broncos (vs. LAC). The Chargers have tightened up towards the run, and Chase Edmonds is getting extra touches, too.

JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards, Ravens (at CIN). The Bengals are powerful on the run, and there is all of a sudden iffiness on the committee utilization.

Devin Singletary and James Prepare dinner, Payments (vs. NE). The Patriots have stayed nasty vs. the run general, making it exhausting to belief both again.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons (vs. TB). He is getting some trickle-down manufacturing within the operating sport, however the rookie Allgeier continues to be the lead.

Zonovan Knight, Jets (vs. MIA). You possibly can’t belief any Jets again at this level.

Damien Harris, Patriots (at BUF). He is nonetheless not doing a lot whereas obtainable behind Rhamondre Stevenson.

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Begin ‘Em: Vast receivers

WR must-starts

  1. Justin Jefferson, Vikings (at CHI)
  2. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (vs. BAL)
  3. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (at TEN)
  4. Davante Adams, Raiders (vs. KC)
  5. A.J. Brown, Eagles (vs. NYG)
  6. Stefon Diggs, Payments (vs. NE)
  7. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions (at GB)
  8. DK Metcalf, Seahawks (vs. LAR)
  9. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (vs. LAR)
  10. DeVonta Smith, Eagles (vs. NYG)
  11. Amari Cooper, Browns (at PIT)
  12. Garrett Wilson, Jets (at MIA)
  13. Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (vs. NYJ)
  14. Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (vs. ARI)
  15. Terry McLaurin, Commanders (vs. WAS)
  16. D.J. Moore, Panthers (at NO)
  17. Chris Olave, Saints (vs. CAR)
  18. Keenan Allen, Chargers (at DEN)
  19. Mike Williams, Chargers (at DEN)
  20. Christian Kirk, Jaguars (vs. TEN)
  21. Mike Evans, Buccaneers (at ATL)
  22. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (at ATL)

Stronger begins

Gabe Davis, Payments (at NE). He scored within the first assembly and will have higher quantity right here vs. a banged-up cornerback corps.

Drake London, Falcons (vs. TB). He is dominating their targets and has a good reference to Desmond Ridder to place up numbers vs. a principally backup go protection.

Michael Pittman Jr., Colts (vs. HOU). One other QB change hurts, however the Texans’ zone is beatable by his route operating.

Marquise Brown, Cardinals (at SF). They’re banged up at receiver, and he confirmed reference to David Blough.

Christian Watson, Packers (at DET). The rookie ought to really feel more healthy this week and produce a landing with a few huge performs.

Diontae Johnson, Steelers (vs. CLE). He dealt with their protection nicely the primary time and will probably be productive for Kenny Pickett when he wants him most.

Zay Jones, Jaguars (vs. TEN). Jones will work over Tennessee’s secondary nicely on the skin to supply together with Christian Kirk.

Jahan Dotson, Commanders (vs. DAL). He’s the one QB-proof goal Washington has when there’s efficient quantity, and he ought to end nicely in a good spot.

Treylon Burks, Titans (at JAX). He ought to have an opportunity towards this shaky secondary with a attainable damaging sport script.

Kadarius Toney, Chiefs (at LV). He seemed wholesome and like Kansas Metropolis’s greatest wideout once more final week, and he is the perfect big-play choice vs. the Raiders.

DFS targets

FanDuel money sport picks

D.J. Moore, Panthers ($7,300 at NO). Moore is feeling it with Sam Darnold and will rip a secondary that simply received ripped by the Eagles.

DK Metcalf, Seahawks ($7,200 vs. LAR). Metcalf and the wideouts have been quieter towards the Jets, however they’ll make extra noise right here away from Jalen Ramsey.

Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers ($7,100 vs. ARI). Aiyuk is dominating as a No. 1 for some time with Deebo Samuel out, and the Cardinals’ cornerback corps has dwindled.

DraftKings match picks

CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys ($8,200 vs. WAS). Lamb cannot be lined nicely in any respect by the Commanders and has an opportunity for yet another high-volume blowup.

D.J Moore, Panthers ($6,100 vs. NO). See above.

Marquise Brown, Cardinals ($5,300 at SF). Brown can ship an enormous play in rubbish time that probably goes for a TD towards the 49ers.

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Sit ‘Em: Vast receivers

Weaker begins

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chiefs (at LV). JuJu has been very inconsistent in his utilization in comparison with Kansas Metropolis’s different pass-catchers, and that will not change right here.

Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. LAC). The Chargers’ go protection has been locking issues down everywhere in the subject currently, and that can proceed on this matchup.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns (vs. PIT). DPJ scored a TD and nonetheless had just one catch final week, and Amari Cooper must be far more trusted towards this go protection.

DJ Chark, Lions (at GB). He may see chunk of Jaire Alexander on the skin.

Brandin Cooks, Texans (at IND). Cooks will not do a lot in his presumed last sport for Houston.

Michael Gallup, Cowboys (at WAS). It is exhausting to know the place the ball will go after CeeDee Lamb.

Adam Thielen, Vikings (at CHI). Thielen’s lessened obligatory position continues right here.

George Pickens, Steelers (vs. CLE). It is a higher spot for Diontae Johnson than for him.

Jakobi Meyers, Patriots (at BUF). He is banged up, and the Payments can comprise him with their corners in and out.

Van Jefferson, Rams (at SEA). Jefferson broke out final week however cools off towards this secondary. 

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Begin ‘Em: Tight ends

TE must-starts

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (at LV)
  2. George Kittle, 49ers (vs. ARI)
  3. Darren Waller, Raiders (vs. KC)
  4. Mark Andrews, Ravens (at CIN)
  5. Dallas Goedert, Eagles (vs. NYG)
  6. Evan Engram, Jaguars (vs. TEN)
  7. T.J. Hockenson, Vikings (at CHI)
  8. Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (at WAS)

Stronger begins

Taysom Hill, Saints (vs. CAR). He continues to defy logic along with his dynamic hybrid position, so droop disbelief for yet another week.

Dawson Knox, Payments (at NE). The Patriots have been weak to athletic targets, and Knox ought to discover the tip zone once more.

Pat Freiermuth, Steelers (vs. CLE). Freiermuth shakes off final week’s clunker to be a key beneath goal for Kenny Pickett once more.

Tyler Higbee, Rams (at SEA). Tyler Conklin got here by on this premier matchup for tight ends final week, and this Tyler will, too, as a key goal for Baker Mayfield.

Tyler Conklin, Jets (at MIA). Talking of Conklin, he stays scorching on this protection matchup after rekindling his reference to Mike White.

Cole Kmet, Bears (vs. MIN). He has likelihood to attain once more as the first pass-catcher by default.

Gerald Everett, Chargers (at DEN). He scored final week, and there must be some hope it occurs once more primarily based on this favorable matchup.

DFS targets

FanDuel money sport decide and DraftKings match decide

Dallas Goedert, Eagles ($6,200 and $4,900, vs. NYG). Jalen Hurts and Goedert are reunited and it’ll really feel so good as a result of the Giants cannot cowl the place, giving Goedert a shot at 80 yards and/or a rating.

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends

Weaker begins

David Njoku, Browns (at PIT). The Steelers can maintain him slumping very similar to the Commanders did with their security play.

Juwan Johnson, Saints (vs. CAR). The Saints pivoted to a extra numerous passing sport with extra pop from the wideouts, and this matchup is hard.

Noah Fant, Seahawks (vs. LAR). The Rams have been typically good at protecting the place, and he is an excessive amount of of a “boom-or-bust” choice.

Hunter Henry, Patriots (at BUF). Henry steps into a troublesome spot with little wideout buzz to attract away protection consideration.

Hayden Hurst, Bengals (vs. BAL). He already had his first revenge sport, so he’ll return to a restricted position behind Cincinnati’s wideouts. The Ravens even have tightened vs. the tight finish of late.

Trey McBride, Cardinals (at SF). McBride lastly received going as a rookie rill-in for Zach Ertz final week, however the 49ers’ protection continues to be extra weak towards vast receivers.

Cade Otton, Buccaneers (at ATL). The matchup is okay, however his utilization will nonetheless be questionable due to relaxation worries.

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Begin ‘Em: Defenses

Protection must-starts

  1. 49ers (vs. ARI)
  2. Payments (vs. NE)
  3. Chargers (at DEN)
  4. Cowboys (at WAS)
  5. Eagles (vs. NYG)
  6. Jets (at MIA)

Stronger begins

Jaguars (vs. TEN). The Jaguars have been making huge performs on the ball of late with their aggressive group, and they need to have an opportunity to stick with it this week.

Colts (vs. HOU). The Colts will hope for a bit of higher offense so its defensive principals can go to work on the lowly Texans.

Seahawks (vs. NYJ). They managed the motion up entrance and compelled errors towards the Jets, and it might occur once more right here.

Packers (vs. DET). Give them the emotional prime-time bump at residence with a wild-card berth on the road.

Steelers (vs. CLE). Give them the emotional afternoon bump at residence with a wild-card berth on the road.

Bengals (vs. BAL). They are going to pressure both Tyler Huntley or a banged-up Lamar Jackson (knee) into shaky conditions that result in sacks and takeways.

DFS targets

FanDuel money sport decide and DraftKings match decide

Steelers ($3,900 and $3,200. vs. CLE). Pittsburgh will not be denied a defensive-minded profitable season beneath Mike Tomlin. The Browns will probably be sloppy yet another time with Deshaun Watson.

Fantasy Soccer Week 18 Sit ‘Em: Defenses

Weaker begins

Chiefs (at LV). The Raiders can put up some factors on them on the highway.

Browns (at PIT). Kenny Pickett may be clear with main assist from the run.

Saints (vs. CAR). They are a bit dangerous towards a all of a sudden harmful offense.

Panthers (at NO). They’re additionally a bit dangerous towards a all of a sudden harmful offense.

Dolphins (vs. NYJ). It is a bit of a entice, as they’re restricted on playmakers.

Vikings (at CHI). This is also tempting, however they might additionally quit fairly a little bit of scoring and manufacturing.

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