4 DraftKings Studs to Target in Week 17
Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
DraftKings Price: $5,900
Projected Point: 18.6
The Philadelphia Eagles have to win their Week 17 matchup with the Washington Redskins in order to make the playoffs. On top of that, the Eagles need the Minnesota Vikings to lose to seal a wild card playoff spot. This means it will be all systems go for the entire Eagles offense and that gives us a superb opportunity to target players in a playoff atmosphere type of game, rather than one that could end up seeing the starters sit at halftime to preserve their bodies (and paychecks) for the 2019-2020 season.
Nick Foles has been nothing short of spectacular in his last three starts dating back to Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has completion rates of 71.4%, 77.4% and 72.9% in those three games. Normally, when you see a very high completion rate you immediately think it's a lot of short conservative throws. However, in all three games, Foles has had a yards per attempt average over 7.0, meaning he's throwing the ball down the field.
He threw for 471 yards passing and 4 touchdowns in the electric Week 16 victory against the visiting Houston Texans. Foles finished with 35.94 DraftKings points and was someone that helped a lot of people win money. In Week 17, his price went from $4,700 all the way up to $5,900. While I don't normally like to target players who just received such a substantial price hike, I love the fact that the Eagles have to win this game to have a chance at the playoffs and believe this is a game where Foles comes out chucking the football.