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Best NFL DFS matchups for Week 17

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Berry: Keep starting Thielen (0:43)

Matthew Berry thinks that better days are ahead for Adam Thielen as cold weather played a factor in his bad Week 16. (0:43)

Week 17 can be very tricky when teams start resting starters for the playoffs. Will it make sense for Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell to play 60 minutes against the winless Cleveland Browns if the Steelers are up by 24-plus points in the second half? Similar things can be said about Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski against the New York Jets.

This is a week in which you'll want to focus on players from teams who have a lot to play for and will give full effort for the whole game. That includes the offenses for Seattle, Atlanta, Tennessee, Buffalo, Baltimore and the Chargers. We'll largely fade the starting offenses for Philadelphia and Kansas City this week.

Here are the best and worst fantasy matchups for Week 17:

(Note: References to defensive rankings are based on Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, explained here.)

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