Week 17 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Edwards-Helaire, Osborn & Others

Exploring hidden gems in your fantasy lineup this week.

by Faizan Chaudhary
Week 17 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Edwards-Helaire, Osborn & Others
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As we step into the climactic phase of the fantasy football season, the culmination of months of meticulous planning, astute draft picks, and shrewd waiver wire moves has brought us to the ultimate showdown: Championship Week.

In this high-stakes finale, it's not just about the players you have; it's about making those critical decisions that could spell the difference between glory and defeat. Now is not the time for complacency. Every aspect of your team deserves scrutiny – from starters to bench players, and even those potential game-changers lurking in the waiver wire shadows.

This season, marked by an unprecedented wave of injuries and the rise of backup quarterbacks, demands your utmost attention.

Drake's Darts Picks

In my "Drake's Darts" for Week 17, I'm spotlighting some potential sleepers who might just tilt the scales in your favor.

These players, possibly perched on the edge of your roster or perhaps not even claimed yet, could be the key to your championship aspirations. Let's delve into the players who could make a significant impact. Demarcus Robinson, WR, LA Rams Robinson has emerged as a surprise top 10 PPR receiver over the past four weeks.

Plucked from obscurity and thrust into the Rams' starting lineup, he's become an indispensable asset. In the Rams’ 11 personnel setup, he's consistently finding the endzone, notching no less than 13 PPR points in recent games.

Facing the Giants – a team recently dismantled by A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith – Robinson is poised for another strong performance. K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings With the Vikings' receiving corps thinned by injuries, Osborn steps into the limelight against the Packers' weakened defense, further hamstrung by Jaire Alexander's suspension.

Capitalizing on increased targets, he's a prime candidate to replicate his impressive 95-yard, one-touchdown performance from last week. Las Vegas Raiders, DST The Raiders have been a defensive juggernaut, averaging 19.3 fantasy points over the last three weeks.

Their upcoming matchup with the Colts, who just surrendered six sacks to Atlanta, looks promising, especially with Maxx Crosby leading the charge. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs With the Chiefs’ running back roster depleted by injuries, Edwards-Helaire is set to take center stage against a struggling Bengals defense.

While not typically a standout, his position as the last man standing in the backfield makes him a viable flex option, especially given the Bengals' defensive woes. As we gear up for this crucial week, remember, it's not just about the stars on your roster; sometimes, the unheralded players step up when it matters most. Good luck in your fantasy football championship!