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Best Week 17 DFS options: DeVante Parker or Robert Woods

We think DeVante Parker will have a ton of targets in Week 17. He should pick up right where he left off.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker during warm up before game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker ($7,200) and Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods ($7,100) are neck and neck in price for Sunday’s 15-game NFL slate and have similar stats this season. However one pick makes more sense for 2019’s season finale, and we’re here to help you make the right choice.

2019 Statistics: DeVante Parker vs. Robert Woods

Player DKAvg Rec Tgts Yds TD
Player DKAvg Rec Tgts Yds TD
DeVante Parker 15.6 4.2 7.8 71 0.6
Robert Woods 15.8 5.9 9 76.2 0.07

These two wideouts have almost identical numbers when it comes to DKFP average and receiving yards per game. But the talent groups surrounding each player are very different. The train wreck going on in Miami should make Parker the better DFS candidate, even when playing against one of the NFL’s better defenses in New England.

Daily fantasy football analysis: DeVante Parker, Robert Woods

The Dolphins have made it clear that they’ll do whatever it takes to get the ball in the hands of their most dynamic offensive weapon. Miami targeted Parker a season-high 15 times in its Week 16 shootout with Cincinnati. He tallied five receptions for 111 yards, a score, and 25.1 DKFP. It was the second consecutive game with more than 23 DKFP. I believe he could receive just as many targets, if not more, come Sunday. The Dolphins have two running backs on the IR and won’t have Allen Hurns in their season finale, making Parker the obvious top target. Parker has at least 35 more receptions than every other player on Miami’s roster this year.

Woods on the other hand will face plenty of competition for the pigskin. He and Cooper Kupp both stand on nearly equal footing in receptions and receiving yards this year and will have to jockey for targets. Then there’s tight end Tyler Higbee, who is piping hot and has eclipsed 100 receiving yards in four straight contests. Todd Gurley will also get his fair share of touches through carries and receptions.

Another thing that worries me about Woods is that he only has one receiving touchdown on the year. Parker has scored five of his nine on the year in the last four weeks alone. There’s simply too much sugar to share in Los Angeles.

Daily fantasy recommendation

Start Parker because he is one of the only bright spots for Miami and should continue to get a bump in target volume.