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Week 17 Fantasy Football Awards 2023

Team of the Week


QB: Lamar Jackson, BAL

Baltimore followed up a destruction of the 49ers on Christmas Night by dominating the Dolphins on New Year’s Eve, and Jackson only needed 18 completions to throw for 321 yards and five touchdowns. The former NFL MVP also rushed six times for 35 yards to give him a season-high 36.34 fantasy points when it mattered most.


RB: Kyren Williams, LAR

Williams has been racking up 100+ total yards and multi-score games this season, and Sunday was another standout performance with 22 touches for 101 yards and three scores to help power the Rams back into the playoffs. The second-year runner should have legitimate high-end RB1 appeal in 2024 fantasy drafts.


RB: Isiah Pacheco, KC

He was questionable on a shorter week with a concussion, but Pacheco suited up versus the Bengals and was tremendous—rushing 18 times for 130 yards and catching all seven of his targets for 35 yards and a touchdown. Kansas City’s best chance of getting the offense on track is playing through the hard-charging Pacheco.


WR: CeeDee Lamb, DAL

Speaking of playing through guys, Lamb was fully featured on Saturday night, and he took full advantage with 13 receptions (on 17 targets) for 227 yards and a touchdown—also adding a five-yard carry. For anyone still going for a fantasy title in Week 18, Lamb should be the top wideout versus Washington.


WR: Davante Adams, LV

It might have been too late for many Adams owners, but he saw a whopping 21 targets in Week 17—resulting in a 13/126/2 line and his first multi-touchdown performance since September. Despite all the disappointment and a drop in efficiency, Adams is up to 98 receptions, 1,098 yards, and seven scores on the year with a chance to add to it in the finale.


TE: Juwan Johnson, NO

We thought Johnson could be a breakout candidate in 2023, and he at least ended the calendar year on a high note with eight receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown in the needed win over Tampa Bay. The outing came on 12 targets, and Johnson has emerged in his past three games with lines of 2/38/1, 4/48/1, and 8/90/1.



Moore has been quiet in back-to-back games, but he rewarded those still alive in the fantasy championship—catching nine passes for 159 yards and a touchdown to give him another huge performance with Justin Fields under center. Next up is a rematch versus a Green Bay defense that came alive two nights ago and limited Moore to 25 yards in the opener.


D/ST: Texans

After getting torched by Joe Flacco in Week 16, the Texans rebounded in a big way to set up a win-and-in scenario this week—limiting Tennessee to 187 yards and three points while recording six sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown (good for 21.0 fantasy points).


K: Harrison Butker, KC

The Kansas City offense routinely stalled in the win over Cincinnati, but those with Butker were surely happy about it as he nailed all six of his field goal attempts to score a difference-making 24.0 fantasy points—making up for a one-point performance with a missed field goal on Christmas.


Surprise of the Week: Julio Jones

A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith seemed set up for monster days versus Arizona, but it was Jones that finished the week as a top-12 option at wide receiver—catching both of his targets for 34 yards and two touchdowns. The legendary wideout could suddenly be in line for a significant role for Philadelphia with DeVonta Smith in a walking boot following the loss to the Cardinals.


Disappointment of the Week: Travis Kelce

There are a few options to choose from here, but Kelce caught just three passes for 16 yards on Sunday, and he’s now gone for fantasy-point totals of 5.3, 6.9, and 3.1 in the fantasy playoffs. Maybe he will go off this week versus the Chargers or in the playoffs, but Kelce is certainly not the overall TE1 lock for 2024.


Rookie of the Week: Jayden Reed

Reed missed Week 16 with a chest injury and had to exit Sunday night’s win with the issue popping up again—but not before catching six passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the blowout win. The performance came on just 23 snaps, and the efficient rookie is up to ten total touchdowns on the season.


Week 17 MVP: CeeDee Lamb

Anyone that questioned Lamb as a legitimate high-end No. 1 wide receiver has looked foolish based on his play this season, and the career night versus Detroit gave him single-season franchise records with 122 receptions and 1,651 receiving yards. Lamb also reached double-digit scores for the first time in his career, and he won’t turn 25 until the spring.