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Week 17 Reactions: The End is Here

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is also a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Football Writer of the Year Award.

We were reminded early Sunday why many fantasy leagues don't include Week 17 in their playoffs, as players like Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Jay Ajayi were all inactive or didn't play. Fantasy owners of those players who had to win this week were surely furious they had to drop them and scour the waiver wire for help. Sure, some leagues use a two-week playoff that helps alleviate some of this concern, but that's not making anyone who had to drop Bell for Branden Oliver or Akeem Hunt feel any better.

But before we jump into the playoffs (wait, is that the Bills in the postseason???) and early 2018 rankings, let's give some shouts to the guys who helped us pay the fantasy bills this season.


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