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DraftKings Sportsbook: Week 17

With the regular season winding down, there's still time to take advantage of Sportbook now and throughout the rest of the playoffs. Let's see what wager we can hopefully take advantage of this week.

GAMES

Denver Broncos (+7.5) at Los Angeles Chargers - This line keeps creeping up and I love getting over a touchdown with the hook without paying anything more than the regular vig. Denver loves to run the ball, has two solid running backs and the Chargers just gave up 127 rushing yards to, wait for it, Rex Burkhead. Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon will likely rush for over 200 yards combined in this game and if that happens, it's easy to see why the Broncos control the clock and possibly win this game outright.

Pittsburgh Steelers (+3.5) vs. Cleveland Browns - I typically don't believe in heartfelt, warm and gooey storylines but I'll take the bait here. This will probably be Ben Roethlisberger's last home game for the Steelers and I find it hard to see him going out as a loser against one of his biggest rivals. I hate writing anything that isn't founded by some logic but I think Ben finds a way with Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool to win this game. Taking the 3.5 points is just gravy.

Arizona Cardinals (+6) at Dallas Cowboys - These two teams appear to be heading in opposite directions given the outcomes of their games last week and the line jumping all the way to six points. Dallas' defense has been more than stellar in recent weeks and with the NFC East firmly established, I think the Cardinals, at worst, cover the spread here with six points. James Conner should be back and I would never feel safe betting against Kyler Murray.


PLAYER PROPS

DeVante Parker OVER 51.5 Receiving Yards - Parker was shut down last week and the Dolphins seemed content on letting Marshon Lattimore take him out of the game plan provided Jaylen Waddle could get open on a variety of crossing routes. Tennessee is 31st in the league and Parker had gone over this yardage in his previous four games before his matchup with Lattimore.

Keenan Allen OVER 73.5 Receiving Yards - Just like Parker, Allen has been shut down as of late with 34 and 35 receiving yards in two of his last three games. However, he's home this week and has gone over this mark in six out of his seven home games this season. Like Parker, look for him to bounce back and have a big game. I'd also consider him as an anytime touchdown player at +140.

Michael Carter UNDER 44.5 Rushing Yards - I really do like Michael Carter and make a mental note that if you wait on running backs in next year's season-long drafts, grab this guy in the middle rounds. All of that being said, Tampa is solid against the run and it's highly unlikely that Carter comes close to the 118 rushing yards he had last week against the Jaguars. The Jets should be playing from behind in this game meaning they won't be looking to establish the run, once behind. Fun fact: there are two Michael Carters on the Jets and there was once a "Kevin Payne" on the Carolina Panthers.

PLAYER TOUCHDOWNS

Rob Gronkowski (+150) - I'll Martindale this for this week (I picked him last week) as I think these odds are really good given that Gronk has scored six touchdowns in nine games this season that he's been a full participant in. The Jets are 25th in the league against opposing tight ends. Gronk getting two touchdowns is +850, I would put a little on that as well.

Boston Scott (+130) - There won't be Miles Sanders around Sunday, leaving all of the backfield work to Scott and Jordan Howard. The Eagles seem to like to use Scott at the goal line given the fact that he's a smaller back who can hide behind his offensive line and sneak through small holes as the play develops. I like the idea of using Jordan Howard (+120) here as well as only one of these players needs to score in order to make a small profit.

Damien Harris (-120) - The Patriots are a huge favorite in this game and Harris has been dominant recently, scoring in his last three games and finding the end zone in eight of his last nine contests. While Rhamondre Stevenson should be back in the fold, there's no reason to think Harris won't be the main running back for New England Sunday.

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