5 must-start wide receivers for fantasy football glory in Week 17

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3.) Adam Thielen vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

One of fantasy football’s most consistent receivers this season finds himself getting a great matchup this week in Duval county. Despite not reaching the end zone, Thielen managed to get 15 points last week. This week he will get a matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars who are allowing the fourth most receiving yards per game. The Jaguars have fallen apart the last month of football and are looking desperate.

Even though it will all depend on Bryce Young and how well he is protected, Thielen has a lot of upside this week and is a perfect flex option.

2.) Cooper Kupp vs. New York Giants

Despite Cooper Kupp getting 12 targets against the Saints last week, he only managed to get just over 10 fantasy points. It was his teammate Puka Nacua who outshined him with 30+ fantasy points. The good news for Kupp is that he is still getting between 8-12 targets the last three games. He gets a shot with the New York Giants’ defense this week that loves to utilize their blitz. If Matthew Stafford is able to read it quickly, this is where Kupp can get dangerous in the open field. 

In his last four games, Kupp has averaged about 20 points a game and going up against a weaker Giants’ secondary could be just what fantasy owners need in order to win their league.