5 best fantasy football matchups to exploit for Week 17

Dec 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Blake Hance (62) celebrates with running back Nick Chubb (24) after Chubb scored a touchdown during the second half against the Las Vegas Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s hoping you made it to your fantasy football championship this week. Exploit these matchups to go all the way and bring home the trophy.

The fantasy football finale is this week, and if you’ve made it all the way, you’re going to need all the help (and luck) you can get to take the championship. These players have the best matchups of the week, and will lead your team if you’ve got them.

On-paper matchups are not the end-all, be-all for fantasy football purposes, but good players certainly have a better chance to be elite when they have a favorable matchup. These five guys must be in your lineup in Week 17.

Best matchups for fantasy football Week 17

5. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (vs. PIT)

Nick Chubb had an incredible Week 16, rushing for 126 yards and adding 58 through the air. He’s poised to have another massive game against a Pittsburg Steelers’ run defense that has absolutely plummeted within the past few weeks.

The Steelers allow the most rushing yards per game in the NFL, and Chubb takes advantage of these games week after week. With the status of Kareem Hunt likely up in the air again this week, Chubb will likely garner the lions’ share of backfield work in Cleveland, possibly leading your team to a fantasy championship.

Source: FanSided

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