Sunday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 17 Washington-Eagles single-game tournaments

The Washington Football Team is, once again, positioned to qualify for the postseason with a win. They’ll be playing in the final game of the NFL’s regular season, and if they can knock off the Eagles, they will be en route to the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Ron Rivera will have his squad motivated, but Doug Pederson’s Eagles will be ready to play spoiler to salvage something from their disappointing season. This game should be a fun one for NFL DFS players, and our FanDuel Single-game lineup is taking a balanced approach and focusing on one team’s pass game and one team’s run game in this contest.

Because we don’t know who will be quarterbacking Washington, it’s hard to rely on their pass game in this key spot. The starting job will either go to Alex Smith or Taylor Heinicke, but it’s simply hard to trust a 36-year-old veteran dealing with a key injury or a journeyman passer who has been with the team for less than a month. We expect Washington to shoot for a ground-dominant game plan, so we’ll roll with a couple of their backs while focusing on adding a few weapons from the Eagles passing game to exploit a couple of the weaknesses on Washington’s defense.

FanDuel Single-Game Picks: Eagles vs. Washington

MVP (1.5x points): Jalen Hurts, Eagles ($16,500)

Hurts certainly seems like the safest MVP pick on this slate. He has posted back-to-back games with at least 338 passing yards, and in each of his three starts this season, he has totaled at least 63 rushing yards. His rushing upside gives him a high floor, and even though he’s playing against a tough defense, he should find a way to succeed in this contest. It’s also worth noting that Washington has struggled to contain more mobile QBs this year as Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Daniel Jones have all totaled at least 52 rushing yards against Washington, and Murray scored twice on the ground. Hurts could be the next QB to run well on this Washington defense, so paying up for him here makes sense.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

FLEX: Antonio Gibson, Washington ($13,500)

In his first game back from a turf toe injury, Gibson looked good for Washington. He ran for 61 yards on 10 carries and should’ve done more had the team not been forced to abandon the run while trailing by three scores against the Panthers. Gibson should continue to be the focal point of Washington’s offense, especially with Terry McLaurin less than 100 percent and uncertain for this game. The Eagles have been solid at limiting RB yardage this season, but their 13 rushing TDs allowed to the position is tied for the eighth-most allowed in the league, so he could be in a good spot here. If Gibson (toe) can’t play and McLaurin can, McLaurin ($13,000) would be the easy pivot here.


FLEX: J.D. McKissic, Washington ($12,000)

McKissic has caught 75 passes out of the backfield this year. That is good for the second most for RBs behind only Alvin Kamara. McKissic is one of the league’s elite checkdowns, and with either Smith or Heinicke playing QB, he should be in line to see quite a few targets out of the backfield. As it is, he is averaging 15.6 touches (7.3 receptions) per game in his last four outings for 90.8 yards per game. He has scored through the air in each of his past two games, so he could continue to find success in this area. McKissic may be a bigger boom play in full-point PPR leagues, but given his massive role in the run and pass games, he can be trusted in this format to give us most of the rushing production for Washington in this game.

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FLEX: Jalen Reagor, Eagles ($10,000)

The production doesn’t necessarily scream that Reagor is a must-have in this Single-game contest, but the opportunity has been there for him. Reagor has been targeted 15 times in his past two games and while he only is averaging four catches for 39.5 yards in those contests, he is a big play waiting to happen because of his speed. Hurts likes throwing to him and with DeSean Jackson back in action, Reagor will draw less attention from defenses and DFS players alike. Reagor had one catch for 55 yards in the Eagles’ season opener against Washington, and if Hurts keeps looking his way, he could break another one if Washington focuses on Jackson. Reagor is a good lower-cost option that games this lineup upside.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

FLEX: Zach Ertz, Eagles ($8,000)

Just when it seemed like Goedert was the top TE for the Eagles, Ertz has come back to earn more opportunities and has posted back-to-back seven-target games. he has five catches for 102 yards in that span and has proven that he can still make big plays at the TE spot. Washington has been middle-of-the-pack against TEs, but when they played the Eagles in Week 1, Goedert and Ertz combined for 119 yards and two TDs on 11 catches. If they can post similar production, Ertz should be a solid sub-$8K play to buoy this lineup.

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