Week 17 fantasy football waiver wire
Here we are entering Week 17 and I can't believe two things. One, that the football season is already almost over, and two, that so many of you are still playing fantasy in Week 17! What are you doing? Unless it's just for fun and to rack up total points, there's really no reason to play in Week 17. There's too much risk that fantasy squads will be unfittingly limited if starters are rested, and while that doesn't seem to be a widespread problem this year, we know it's likely to be that way again soon. Anyway, rant over. Seeing as there's one week left to go (and we owed KFC one more article as part of this sponsorship), here are 15 names to target on waivers for Week 17. Feel free to hit me up on Twitter 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 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 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: