Fantasy Football's Week 17 Starts and Sits

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IDecember 30, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers rushes against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 27, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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By Derek Lofland.

Similar to our Positional Rankings, we are doing a shortened version of our Fantasy Football's Start / Sit article, as most leagues have completed their playoffs by Week 16 to avoid the problems that Fantasy Owners experienced last week with the Indianapolis Colts sitting all their starters.

Therefore, I am going to give just one player to start this week and one player to sit per position and we can take questions from the people that are still playing games this week.

Start of the Week

RB Jonathan Stewart - Carolina Panthers - He has been on a tear in recent weeks going for 464 yards and three rushing touchdowns in his last four games. He goes up against a New Orleans Saints defense that is just 22nd against the run and 27th in rushing touchdowns.

The Saints have nothing to play for and if the Panthers are again without the services of starting RB DeAngelo Williams, Stewart is a player that should be a RB1 in every league at this point. If Williams does play, he is still a solid No. 2 back to excellent flex play...

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