Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Week 17

A week's worth of advice to help you make your last-minute moves

Updated: December 29, 2012, 10:23 AM ET
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider
Dez BryantTim Heitman/USA TODAY SportsDez Bryant is poised to have a big game against the Redskins in Week 17.

Week 17 Cheat Sheet

Each week, the cheat sheet combs through the choice Insider fantasy advice to provide owners with last-minute roster tips for the weekend. Here is this week's edition:

Top Tips

Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: A concussion for Vick knocked him out of the starting lineup back in Week 9. A broken hand for replacement Nick Foles in Week 16 has brought No. 7 back. But is it worthwhile to start him in Week 17, with fantasy championships on the line? Perhaps, according to what Eric Karabell writes this week in his ranks reaction column. It's not a given that the playoff-bound teams will rest their starting QB for the entirety of Sunday's matchup, but some will, if history is any indication. So for owners of Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning or any other QB who might be seeing less work than usual, Vick should be considered. Vick had 17 points (in ESPN standard scoring) the last time these two teams played.

Tim Kavanagh

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Tim Kavanagh is an associate editor for ESPN Fantasy and Insider, with specific responsibility for NHL and fantasy hockey coverage in addition to other sports.