For me, it's all about the best player available (BPA) that fills a need for your team. The only exception is QB because the NFL is a QB driven league and you need one to win it all. There are a few exceptions like when you have a dominating defense like Denver did.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Reports: Quarterbacks
Brett Favre, Vikings 1/2: Brett Favre is inactive.
1/1: Brett Favre is listed as doubtful. All Viking fans should be praying that he doesn't make another miraculous start.
12/31: Brett Favre missed practice Thursday. He has another concussion test coming up.
12/30: Brett Favre failed his concussion test Wednesday.
12/29: Brett Favre will take a concussion test during the week to see if he can play in the finale.
Ryan Fitzpatrick 1/2: Ryan Fitzpatrick is out.
1/1: Ryan Fitzpatrick missed practice again Friday with a knee injury. He's listed as questionable.
12/31: Ryan Fitzpatrick has missed practice all week. If he can't go, it'll be Brian "Set Up Us The" Brohm.
David Garrard, Jaguars 12/30: David Garrard is out for Sunday's game with a broken middle finger. Trent Edwards will start.
Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks 1/1: Matt Hasselbeck was limited in practice Friday. There's an outside chance he could start.
12/31: Matt Hasselbeck missed practice Thursday.
12/30: Pete Carroll said Matt Hasselbeck is unlikely to play Sunday night.
12/29: Matt Hasselbeck hurt his hip against the Buccaneers. He won't practice all week.
Jon Kitna, Cowboys 1/1: Jon Kitna missed practice again Friday.
12/31: Jon Kitna missed Thursday's practice.
12/29: Jon Kitna is unlikely to play Sunday.
QB Dog Killer, Eagles 12/31: QB Dog Killer has been ruled out for Sunday's game. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy are also expected to be out. This is why you shouldn't have your fantasy championship in Week 17.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Reports: Running Backs
Peyton Hillis, Browns 1/1: Peyton Hillis missed practice yet again Friday. Eric Mangina said he expects Hillis to play, but to what extent?
12/31: Peyton Hillis missed practice again Thursday.
12/30: Peyton Hillis missed practice Wednesday.
Chris Ivory, Saints 1/1: Chris Ivory practiced fully Thursday and Friday.
12/29: Chris Ivory missed Monday's game with a hamstring injury. He could be back this week.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars 1/1: Maurice Jones-Drew has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
12/31: Maurice Jones-Drew missed practice Thursday.
12/30: Maurice Jones-Drew missed Wednesday's practice. The Associated Press reports that Jones-Drew is likely out for Week 17.
12/29: Maurice Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game with a knee injury. His condition is unclear at the moment.
Darren McFadden, Raiders 1/2: Darren McFadden is a surprise inactive.
Knowshon Moreno, Broncos 1/1: Knowshon Moreno is listed as questionable. Try to avoid using him.
12/31: Knowshon Moreno returned to practice Thursday, but was limited.
12/30: Knowshon Moreno missed practice Wednesday.
12/29: Knowshon Moreno has a rib injury. Even if he plays, he could be ineffective.
Pierre Thomas, Saints 1/2: Pierre Thomas is inactive.
1/1: Pierre Thomas re-injured his anle in practice Friday. He's listed as questionable.
LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene, RBs, Jets 1/2: LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene are inactive for Sunday's game.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Reports: Wide Receivers
Arrelious Benn, Buccaneers 12/29: Arrelious Benn is out with a torn ACL.
Marques Colston, Saints 1/2: Marques Colston is inactive.
12/31: Marques Colston had his knee scoped on Tuesday. He's expected to miss Sunday's game.
Malcom Floyd, Chargers 1/1: Malcom Floyd had full practices Thursday and Friday.
12/30: Malcom Floyd had a limited practice Wednesday.
12/29: Malcom Floyd has a new hamstring injury. His status is unknown.
Andre Johnson, Texans 1/1: Andre Johnson has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
12/31: Andre Johnson missed practice Thursday. He's not expected to practice Friday either.
12/29: Gary Kubiak said Andre Johnson could play if he feels up to it. Whatever that means.
Calvin Johnson, Lions 1/1: Calvin Johnson missed practice again Friday. He'll be a game-time decision.
12/31: Calvin Johnson missed practice Thursday.
12/29: Calvin Johnson hurt his ankle last week. Jim Schwartz said Megatron could play even if he doesn't practice.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants 1/1: Hakeem Nicks has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
12/31: Hakeem Nicks missed practice Thursday.
12/30: Hakeem Nicks has a broken big toe. His status for Week 17 is in major doubt.
Chad Ochocinco, Bengals 12/31: Chad Ochocinco has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
12/29: Chad Ochocinco could be out again. Stay tuned for updates.
Sidney Rice, Vikings 1/2: Sidney Rice is out.
1/1: Sidney Rice is listed as doubtful. He's not expected to play.
12/31: Sidney Rice missed practice Thursday.
12/29: Sidney Rice suffered a concussion against the Eagles. He's unlikely to play Sunday.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars 1/1: Mike Sims-Walker is listed as probable.
12/31: Mike Sims-Walker had a limited practice Thursday.
12/30: Mike Sims-Walker missed Wednesday's practice. Don't use him in fantasy this week.
Steve Smith, Panthers 1/1: Steve Smith missed practice Thursday and Friday. The rapidly declining, over-the-hill wideout will be a game-time decision. Not that you should care.
Wes Welker and Deion Branch, WRs, Patriots 1/2: Wes Welker and Deion Branch are both inactive.
Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Reports: Tight Ends, Key Defensive Players
Anthony Fasano, Dolphins 1/1: Anthony Fasano has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
12/31: Not that you should care, but Anthony Fasano has missed practice all week.
Antonio Gates, Chargers 12/30: Antonio Gates has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
12/29: Antonio Gates could be held out in Week 17.
Jermaine Gresham, Bengals 1/1: Jermaine Gresham is listed as doubtful with a knee injury.
Aaron Hernandez, Patriots 1/2: Aaron Hernandez is out.
1/1: Aaron Hernandez missed practice Friday. He's expected to miss Sunday's game.