The last weekend of fantasy football is most difficult and possibly most rewarding of the fantasy football season. Wide receivers can play a major role in winning or losing a fantasy football championship game. The following wide receiver start and sit picks are being designated before the December 26th games so please make sure to check back before Wednesday to verify all fantasy football players are healthy and participating in week 17 of fantasy football.
Three Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Start in Week 17 of Fantasy Football
Michael Crabtree: San Francisco 49ers
There is a first for everything and Michael Crabtree making on the short list of fantasy football wide receivers to start is a first for the 2010 fantasy football season. Michael Crabtree and his quarterback Alex Smith will go against an Arizona Cardinals defense that has struggled stopping quarterbacks all season. This will be a good game for Crabtree to end the season. Start Michael Crabtree in all fantasy football leagues in week 17 of fantasy football.
Mario Manningham: New York Giants
mario Manningham will face off against the Washington Redskins and one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. There will be more than a few fantasy football writers that will not like the match up of Manningham versus DeAngelo Hall but it will not be an issue. Hall will get burned as he tries to gamble on Eli Manning’s ball placement and it will be countered in this game. Start Mario Manningham in all fantasy football leagues for week 17 of fantasy football.
Jacoby Ford: Oakland Raiders
Jacoby Ford is a machine. He is one of the most exciting NFL players in the game today and he can go off for fantasy football owners in this last game of the fantasy football season. Ford is a double threat for fantasy football owners that also give points for touchdown returns by special teams players. Start Jacoby Ford in all fantasy football leagues in week 17 of fantasy football.
Three Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Sit in Week 17 of Fantasy Football
Hines Ward: Pittsburgh Steelers
Hines Ward is Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite target over the middle but in this game against the Cleveland Browns there may be more plays deep than over the middle. The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to stretch the field with Mike Wallace and draw the defense in with a pronounced running game behind Rashard Mendenhall. Sit Hines Ward in most fantasy football leagues unless the next best option ranks 12th or less among fantasy football wide receivers.
Mike Sims-Walker: Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Sims-Walker is a solid wide receiver in fantasy football this season but the Jacksonville Jaguars may be trying some different strategies in this game with the Houston Texans. The logical decision is to play Mike Sims-Walker in fantasy football against a weak pass defense but look for Garrard to involve other members of the Jacksonville Jaguars in this game. Sit Mike Sims-Walker in most fantasy football leagues unless the next best option is ranked 10th or less among fantasy football wide receivers.
Anquan Boldin: Baltimore Ravens
Fantasy football owners of Anquan Boldin have been frustrated all season and they may not see any light at the end of the tunnel. Boldin has not been able to make it to the top of Joe Flacco’s target list and it is a combination of issues. Route running, escapability and speed. Flacco does not have time to get the ball to Boldin on big plays. Sit Anquan Boldin in most fantasy football leagues unless the next best option ranks 18th or less among fantasy football wide receivers.
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