Fantasy Football: 5 wide receivers to avoid starting in Week 17

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3.) Odell Beckham vs. Miami Dolphins

In his last two games, Odell Beckham has just 3 total catches for 27 yards. He has been a disappointing option for fantasy owners and he has a tough challenge this week against the Miami Dolphins. The defense for Miami has been an above average defense in the second half of the season and while they will have their hands full with Lamar Jackson, there is no reason to worry about Beckham’s production.

If Beckham does not get a big play or two, his production could help fantasy owners potentially lose. Put him on the bench to avoid that regret.

2.) Mike Evans vs. New Orleans Saints

The rivalry between the Buccaneers and the Saints is a rivalry that does not get talked about a lot. Wide receiver Mike Evans has been a fantastic option this season in fantasy and it showed last week with a two touchdown performance where he just came up short of 30 fantasy points. He has three touchdowns in his last two games, but he will have to find a way to produce against the New Orleans Saints, where Evans had just 3 catches for 40 yards in their first matchup.

The Saints’ defense has been productive against the pass this season, so this puts Evans in a tough position to make him a great start this week. This could be a big risky move to put him on the bench, but it is even a bigger risk to start him because of the matchup.