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Week 17 Fantasy Blog

by Ryan McDowell
Updated On: December 30, 2019, 1:12 am ET

There are many fantasy football titles on the line in today's regular-season finale and even more importantly, NFL playoff spots are to be decided with today's action. That also means many teams with playoff position already locked up will not be playing today, including Ravens QB and MVP front runner Lamar Jackson


(7:42PM) Thanks for another great season of following the Live Fantasy Blog here at Rotoworld and enjoy the NFL Playoffs!

(7:41PM) There are only a couple of games remaining and honestly, they just don't matter. The Broncos lead the Raiders while the Rams are trying to hold off the Cardinals. All other games are final including the Titans and Eagles punching their playoff tickets. 

(7:19PM) The Titans have defeated the Texans and officially claimed the sixth seed in the AFC, eliminating the Steelers and Raiders, who are both on their way to losses today. 

(7:17PM) The Rams have opened up their lead over Arizona as QB Jared Goff hit WR Robert Woods for an 11-yard touchdown. Goff has 319 yards and three scores on the day. 

(7:16PM) TD Cowboys breakout WR Michael Gallup has his third touchdown of the day, this one going for 45 yards. Dallas is wiping out the Redskins but it isn't enough as they will be eliminated from playoff contention. 

(7:15PM) TD Eagles RB Boston Scott has a hat trick and the Eagles have doubled up the Giants 34-17 with time expiring. The Eagles will win the NFC East and eliminate the Cowboys. Scott has 130 total yards and three touchdowns. 

(7:12PM) TD The Colts have fallen apart in the second half and will fall to the Jaguars. QB Gardner Minshew hit WR Dede Westbrook for an 18-yard score.  

(7:07PM) TD Titans RB Derrick Henry just broke off a 53-yard touchdown run, giving him 211 rushing yards on the day and giving his team a three-touchdown lead and a playoff spot. Henry also took the league-lead in rushing yards on that play and will win the 2019 rushing crown. 

(7:00PM) TD Cowboys WR Michael Gallup just made an acrobatic play on his way to scoring his second touchdown of the day. QB Dak Prescott hit Gallup for a 32-yard score and Dallas leads by 20 points late in the third quarter. 

(6:59PM) TD After a fumble from QB Daniel Jones, Eagles RB Boston Scott scored his second touchdown of the day, giving Philadelphia a ten-point lead. 

(6:58PM) TD The Rams are back in the lead in a meaningless game between two non-playoff teams. QB Jared Goff hit TE Tyler Higbee for a four-yard score and a one touchdown lead. 

(6:43PM) TD The Cardinals have tied the Rams at 17 points each late in the third quarter on a three-yard scoring pass from QB Kyler Murray to WR Damiere Byrd. Murray has 250 passing yards on the day. 

(6:41PM) TD That was fast! The Giants had a quick answer for Philly as RB Saquon Barkley broke a 68-yard run for a tying touchdown. 

(6:38PM) TD With rookie RB Miles Sanders ruled out for the game, RB Boston Scott has taken over. Scott just scored a seven-yard touchdown, giving the Eagles the lead over the Giants late in the third quarter. 

(6:35PM) TD The Cowboys are doing their part to keep their playoff hopes alive. QB Dak Prescott hit WR Michael Gallup for a leaping four-yard touchdown catch, giving Dallas a two-score lead. 

(6:31PM) TD It appears the Titans are playoff bound. Early in the fourth quarter, Tennessee again has a two-touchdown lead after RB Derrick Henry rushed for a one-yard score. The followed an amazing catch by WR A.J. Brown, who now has four grabs for 124 yards. 

(6:18PM) TD The Jaguars have taken the lead over the Colts after QB Gardner Minshew found RB Ryquell Armstead for a three-yard score and then hit WR Dede Westbrook for the two-point conversion. Jacksonville leads 24-20 over the Colts. 

(6:16PM) TD With their season on the line, the Eagles just gave up a touchdown to Giants WR Golden Tate, who hauled in a 20-yard score from QB Daniel Jones to knot the game at ten points. 

(6:09PM) The top fantasy scorers for the week, so far...

QB- Ryan Fitzpatrick, Drew Brees, Baker Mayfield

RB- Damien Williams, Joe Mixon, Melvin Gordon

WR- Breshad Perriman, Keenan Allen, Davante Adams

TE- Darren Waller, Hunter Henry, C.J. Uzomah

(6:05PM) TD The Titans are "win and in" and just stretched their lead to two touchdowns after RB Derrick Henry scored from three yards out. Henry has 20 carries for 93 yards early in the second half. 

(5:46PM) TD After a slow start, the Cowboys have opened a comfortable lead over the Redskins. The latest touchdown comes on a 33-yard run from RB Ezekiel Elliott, who is up to 67 total yards and two scores in the game.

(5:45PM) TD The Broncos have taken the lead on one-yard touchdown pass from rookie QB Drew Lock to TE Andrew Beck, his first career score. Denver leads Oakland 10-3 as the game nears halftime. 

(5:44PM) TD The Ravens are resting many starters but are still leading the Steelers and RB Justice Hill just added to the lead on an eight-yard touchdown run. 

(5:38PM) TD The Eagles have taken the lead on a 24-yard touchdown pass from QB Carson Wentz to TE Josh Perkins. The Eagles need a win to lock up the NFC East. 

(5:33PM) TD The Rams have added to their lead over Arizona thanks to a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Jared Goff to WR Cooper Kupp

(5:28PM) INJURY Eagles RB Miles Sanders has now gone to the locker room and the team labeled him as questionable to return with an ankle injury. 

(5:26PM) TD After a 48-yard bomb to WR Amari Cooper, QB Dak Prescott hit RB Ezekiel Elliott for a 13-yard touchdown. That stretches the Dallas lead to ten points early in the second quarter. 

(5:22PM) After further review, the Raiders touchdown was reversed. The Raiders then went for it on the goal line on fourth down, but were shut down by the Broncos. 

(5:21PM) INJURY Eagles rookie RB Miles Sanders is in the blue medical tent with an undisclosed injury. Backup RB Boston Scott is in the game. 

(5:18PM) TD The Raiders have taken the lead over Denver as QB Derek Carr hit rookie WR Hunter Renfrow for a five-yard score, making a 10-3 game with five minutes left in the first half. 

(5:12PM) TD The Rams have taken the lead over Arizona on a three-yard touchdown run by RB Malcolm Brown

(5:08PM) TD After an earlier touchdown to WR Corey Davis was reversed, Titans QB Ryan Tannehill scrambled and found TE MyCole Pruitt open for a one-yard score, giving Tennessee a 14-7 lead. 

(5:02PM) TD Believe it or not, the Steelers still have an outside shot at a playoff spot and they just took the lead against the Ravens as rookie RB Benny Snell rushed for a short touchdown. Snell, playing in place of the injured RB Derrick Henry, has 41 yards on seven early carries. 

(4:58PM) TD To sneak into the playoffs, the Raiders need several things to happen. One of them is the Colts beating the Jaguars and RB Marlon Mack just ran the ball up the middle for a five-yard touchdown, giving Indy a 10-3 lead. 

(4:51PM) BIG PLAY The Raiders still have an outside chance at a playoff spot and TE Darren Waller is doing his part. He just took a short pass 75 yards to put Oakland in the red zone. Waller already has four catches for 101 yards in the game. 

(4:49PM) TD The Cardinals have taken the lead over the Rams after QB Kyler Murray connected with TE Dan Arnold for a 23-yard touchdown. 

(4:43PM) TD The Titans must win to secure a playoff spot and they are off to a good start as QB Ryan Tannehill hit rookie WR A.J. Brown, who did the rest, running for a 51-yard touchdown to tie the game against the Texans. Houston's earlier score came on a short touchdown run from RB Duke Johnson

(4:29PM) INJURY While it might not be a big name, an early injury to Eagles WR Greg Ward could have a massive impact as Philly tries to lock up the division and a playoff spot. Ward has served as the leading receiver in recent weeks due to multiple injuries. He just limped to the sidelines. 

(4:26PM) All early games are now final. Here are the results:

Packers 23, Lions 20

Dolphins 27, Patriots 24

Saints 42, Panthers 10

Chiefs 31, Chargers 21

Bears 21, Vikings 19

Jets 13, Bills 6

Bengals 33, Browns 23

Falcons 28, Buccaneers 22

(4:22PM) BIG PLAY It wasn't easy but the Packers got the last-second win over the Lions and secured a first-round bye in the playoffs as K Mason Crosby nailed a 33-yard field goal.

(4:16PM) TD The Buccaneers and Falcons went to overtime after the Bucs shut down their passing offense in the second half. You won't believe what happened in overtime. QB Jameis Winston tossed his 30th interception and seventh pick-six of the season to give the Falcons a win. Winston becomes the first quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 touchdowns and interceptions in the same season. 

(4:04PM) The Dolphins have pulled off the upset road victory over New England, their first win in Foxboro since 2008, and the Patriots have fallen to the third-seed, losing their first round bye. New England will host the sixth seed next week while the Chiefs will get a week off next week as the second seed. 

(4:00PM) TD The Chiefs have all but wrapped up a win as RB Damien Williams carried it in from seven yards out for his second of the game. Williams has 154 total yards and the Chiefs lead by ten points with two minutes left. Kansas City gets a bye with a win and New England loss. 

(3:57PM) TD One of the best games of the day has been the AFC East matchup between the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots and doormat Dolphins. Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick engineered a last minute drive, hitting TE Mike Gesicki for a five-yard score. QB Tom Brady has 24 seconds to find a way to win and secure the playoff bye. 

(3:55PM) TD After trailing all game, the Packers have tied the game with around five minutes left in the game. QB Aaron Rodgers hit WR Allen Lazard for a 28-yard score and a tie game. 

(3:41PM) TD The Chargers aren't going away as QB Philip Rivers hit TE Hunter Henry, who stretched for the end zone and the eight-yard score, cutting the Chiefs lead down to three points. 

(3:39PM) TD While it was initially ruled as an incomplete pass, Browns WR Odell Beckham just hauled in an amazing catch on a fourth and 20 play, cutting the Bengals lead down to one score. OBJ has three catches for 81 yards and the score in the game. 

(3:38PM) TD The Patriots have regained the lead on a 13-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady to RB James White. Brady is up to 209 passing yards and two scores in the game. 

(3:31PM) TD It has been a horrendous day for the Panthers but RB Christian McCaffrey continues to pile up numbers. He just scored from one-yard out and is up to 93 total yards for the game. 

(3:29PM) BIG PLAY Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has 67 receiving yards in the game and that is enough to make him the third player in NFL history to record 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a season. 

(3:25PM) TD The Bengals have added to their lead thanks to the second rushing touchdown of the day from RB Joe Mixon, who is up to 139 total yards in the game. Cincinnati leads 30-16 early in the fourth quarter. 

(3:21PM) TD The Saints game is all but over as they scored again and now lead 42-3. QB Drew Brees hit QB Taysom Hill for a 45-yard score, Brees third passing touchdown of the game as he extends his NFL record. 

(3:19PM) TD The Jets have taken the lead over the Bills on a one-yard touchdown pass from QB Sam Darnold to WR Jamison Crowder, who has eight catches for 66 yards in the game. 

(3:11PM) TD Packers QB Aaron Rodgers finally woke up after his poor play from earlier in the game. Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams for a 20-yard score, cutting the Lions lead down to seven points. 

(3:04PM) TD Vikings RB Mike Boone already had the yardage today and now he has the touchdown, rushing up the middle for a one-yard score. Boone now has 147 total yards in the game. 

(3:03PM) TD The Chiefs continue to rely on the big play but this time it came on the ground. RB Damien Williams broke a long run, taking it 84 yards for a touchdown and giving his team a ten-point lead. 

(2:56PM) TD The Patriots have tied the game against Miami thanks to a 38-yard receiving score from LB Elandon Roberts

(2:47PM) TD The Dolphins leading rusher this season just scored from two yards out to give his team a second-half lead over the Patriots. Of course, that is veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is one of two quarterbacks to lead his team in rushing this season, with QB Lamar Jackson being the other. 

(2:42PM) TD Sometimes when your offense is struggling, you need a big play to get things going. Rookie WR Mecole Hardman returned the Chargers kickoff for a 104-yard touchdown, putting the Chiefs back in front. Officials are currently reviewing the play as Hardman may have stepped out of bounds. 

(2:39PM) TD The Chargers are back in front thanks to a five-yard touchdown run from RB Melvin Gordon to open the second half. The score comes after an interception of QB Patrick Mahomes

(2:37PM) TD Into the second half, the Bears have built a two-score lead against the Vikings as rookie RB David Montgomery carried defenders into the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown. Montgomery has 68 yards on ten carries. 

(2:35PM) TD With just seconds left in the half, Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston found WR Breshad Perriman, who made an amazing leaping grab for a 24-yard touchdown catch. Winston followed that up by rushing for a successful two-point conversion. Tampa Bay lead 22-16 nearing the half. 

(2:31PM) INJURY Falcons WR Julio Jones is walking to the locker room with a noticeable limp. Jones has six catches for 74 yards in the first half. 

(2:29PM) INJURY Lions WR Kenny Golladay is out of the game and being checked for a concussion. 

(2:24PM) TD We might see the Saints rest their starters in the second half after building a monster lead. QB Drew Brees hit TE Jared Cook for a 21-yard score, making it 35-0 against the Panthers. 

(2:22PM) TD The Browns are back in the game as QB Baker Mayfield connected with WR Jarvis Landry for a 56-yard score, cutting the Bengals lead down to only four points. 

(2:21PM) BIG PLAY Vikings RB Mike Boone has another long run of 41 yards and is now up to 126 rushing yards on eight carries. 

(2:15PM) TD The Lions came to play the spoiler role today against the Packers and now lead 14-0 after a one-yard touchdown run from RB Kerryon Johnson

(2:11PM) TD The Saints, unlike many other teams playing for optimal playoff seed today, are not taking any chance. QB Drew Brees passed for a one-yard score to a wide-open WR Tre'Quan Smith. The Saints now lead 28-0 midway through the second quarter. Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has 11 total yards. 

(2:07PM) TD After a slow start, the Chiefs have a lead after QB Patrick Mahomes found WR Demarcus Robinson for a 24-yard score. Kansas City leads the Chargers 10-7 late in the first half. 

(2:05PM) INJURY Panthers rookie QB Will Grier is taking a beating today and has suffered an injury. Former starter QB Kyle Allen is warming up as the Saints lead 21-0. 

(1:55PM) TD The Bengals have now built a two-score lead against the Browns with HC Freddie Kitchens' job reportedly on the line. QB Andy Dalton scrambled and scored from five yards out to make it 20-7 early in the second quarter. 

(1:48PM) TD The Buccaneers are on the board as QB Jameis Winston hit TE Cameron Brate on a fourth-down play for a two-yard score. 

(1:47PM) BIG PLAY Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston just became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 5,000 yards in a season. 

(1:39PM) TD This could be the last time we see QB Philip Rivers in a Chargers uniform as he is set to enter free agency. Rivers just hit WR Keenan Allen for a 12-yard score to give his team a lead over the Chiefs. 

(1:36PM) TD All those weeks you complained about Saints RB Alvin Kamara failing to score a touchdown? He's making up for it in the past two weeks. He just scored his second of the game, a one-yard run, giving New Orleans a 14-0 lead over Carolina. 

(1:35PM) TD The Bengals have take the lead over cross-state rival Cleveland thanks to a three-yard scoring run from RB Joe Mixon, who is now up to 78 yards on the day. Cincy leads 13-7 after a missed extra point. 

(1:29PM) BIG PLAY Bengals RB Joe Mixon has been one of the hottest backs in the league the past few weeks and that's not changing today. Mixon has five early carries for 75 yards midway through the first quarter. 

(1:21PM) INJURY Chargers QB Philip Rivers took a shot from Chiefs Chris Jones and was sent to the blue medical tent. He did exit rather quickly and appears set to stay in the game once his team regains possession. 

(1:19PM) TD The Lions used a trick play to take the early lead against the Packers, who are playing for playoff seeding. WR Danny Amendola found a wide-open QB David Blough standing alone in the end zone for a 19-yard score. 

(1:14PM) TD The Bengals had a quick answer to Cleveland's touchdown, scoring one of their own as QB Andy Dalton found TE C.J. Uzomah for a 15-yard score. 

(1:11PM) TD Fat boy TD alert!! Falcons QB Matt Ryan hit a wide-open OL Ty Sambrailo for a 35-yard touchdown. They lead the Buccaneers early in a meaningless game. 

(1:08PM) TD The Saints marched down the field on their opening possession and RB Alvin Kamara finished it off with a 15-yard touchdown run. After a long touchdown drought, Kamara now has three scores in the past two games. 

(1:05PM) TD Browns HC Freddie Kitchens job is reportedly on the line today and his team is off to a good start. QB Baker Mayfield went over the top and found WR Damion Ratley for a 46-yard score. 

(1:04PM) BIG PLAY Many were counting on Vikings third-string RB Mike Boone last week but he didn't come through. He just took his first carry for 59 yards and into the red zone. Unfortunately, he fumbled the very next touch and the Bears recovered.