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Week 16 fantasy football waiver wire
With the season winding down, the time to find game-changing waiver wire pickups has passed. Now is the time when fantasy owners should look to the waiver wire to backup their studs, or find players ready to exploit great matchups. I'll focus on the former in my weekly "Deep Dive" waiver wire column (published Mondays), highlighting the top high-upside handcuffs for the playoff stretch. But from here on out, in this waiver wire piece I'll try to find low-owned players in great spots for the upcoming week who can be added and started in a pinch. I've also punted the FAAB (Free Agent Acquisition Budget) suggestion portion, as at this point you should use whatever means necessary to get the players you need on your roster (or not have much of a FAAB left). Feel free to hit me up on Twitter though for more specific questions.
2018 Week 17 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
Week 17 fantasy finals are always a little bizarre and this season will be no different. The Saints and Cowboys have clinched spots and can not further their playoff standing, so they will almost assuredly rest starters. What's more, Todd Gurley (knee) is likely to sit again. The Seahawks' game at home against the Cardinals is meaningless after their win over the Chiefs, too. Hopefully, all of the big jelly beans in your fantasy leagues have been counted and distributed at this point. If not, here's the Week 17 wire:
2018 Week 16 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
If you're reading this, you've likely survived and advanced to championship week. If you're still fighting for jelly beans in the loser's bracket, let's hope the bronze medal fits you well. Whatever brings you in, thanks for reading along all season. It's been a great one. Now, let's hit the Week 16 wire. It's a light waiver week outside of a few obvious adds:
2018 Week 15 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
With a bizarre opening round of the fantasy playoffs in the books, managers moving on to Week 15 must keep their rosters fresh ahead of the semifinals. A pair of 'Niners, Dante Pettis and Jeff Wilson, are coming off back-to-back strong starts and are obvious adds if they are still on top of your league wire. Here are the rest of the Week 15 pickups:
2018 Week 14 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
Week 13 was a quintessentially chaotic week in fantasy football. Kareem Hunt (domestic violence) was released on Friday night. The Saints (10), Vikings (10), Falcons (16), and Packers (17) combined to score just 53 offensive points in losses. Packers' HC Mike McCarthy was subsequently fired. Cam Newton threw 4 INTs... against the Buccaneers. Russell Wilson threw 4 TDs... on 17 attempts. On a day where the Chiefs put up a 40 spot on the Raiders, Tyreek Hill caught just one pass for 13 yards. Finally, in a off-side laden finish, the Chargers needed three field goal attempts to knock off the Steelers on the road. Every week in the NFL is unique, but this past slate was particularly unpredictable. Let's take a step back from the madness and hit the wire as most fantasy leagues enter the opening round of the playoffs:
2018 Week 13 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
With the fantasy playoffs officially right around the corner, it's time to dig in and make some final moves to help those fantasy rosters. Let's hit the Week 13 waiver wire:
2018 Week 12 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
Pending the Chiefs-Rams MNF showdown, Week 11 is nearly in the books. We're getting close to the holidays and... the fantasy playoffs. Let's hit the Week 12 waiver wire and find helpful players for the stretch run.
2018 Week 11 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
Week 10 is in the books, and since fantasy football is a forward-thinking game, we're already looking ahead to next week. Let's hit the Week 11 wire as playoff pushes are being made:
2018 Week 10 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
Pending Monday Night Football, Week 9 is nearly in the books. We're on to double-digit weeks! After a fairly slow month of waiver adds, this is a white-hot week to spend your FAAB budget as everyone is pushing for a spot in the fantasy playoffs. Let's get to it:
2018 Week 9 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
As always, waiver wire's should be mostly thin by this time of the year. Luckily, the last two weeks have been light on the injury front, further slowing down the influx of solid adds. Still, there are nine potential moves to make ahead of Week 9. Let's get to it.
2018 Week 8 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
Week 7 is in the books, and we're already looking ahead at the best waiver claims and bids ahead of Week 8. There are three clear-cut adds at the top this week as Marshawn Lynch (groin) and Ted Ginn's (knee) injuries open up opportunities.
2018 Week 6 fantasy football waiver-wire targets
After a white-hot start to the season, Week 5 was a bit of a downer. At press-time (pending Monday Night Football), only two quarterbacks on the slate scored 25 or more fantasy points. In Weeks 1-4 combined, an average of 7.5 fantasy QBs scored 25 or more points each week. Thankfully, though -- we had a light Sunday for injuries. Let's get to the Week 6 adds: