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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 17

It all started back in spring or the summer. All the mock drafts, research, sleeper articles, and strategy advice. The countless hours spent preparing for this very scenario: survive until Week 17. Make it to the finals. Congratulations on advancing […]

It all started back in spring or the summer. All the mock drafts, research, sleeper articles, and strategy advice. The countless hours spent preparing for this very scenario: survive until Week 17. Make it to the finals.

Congratulations on advancing through what will undoubtedly go down the most challenging season ever. It took a special effort to navigate the myriad injuries, pandemics, and other calamities that made 2021 so complex.

Now, the only thing left is to give your squad the best chance you can in wrapping up that final victory. Knowing which fantasy football free agents to target on the waiver wire is one of the best ways you can do that. Here are some of the players to target ahead of the 2021 finale.

FAAB denote Free Agent Acquisition Budget

Boston Scott (RB) Philadelphia Eagles (35% FAAB) – Miles Sanders has already been ruled out this week with a broken hand and Jordan Howard is dealing with a shoulder injury. After Sanders exited Sunday’s victory, Scott got a dozen carries including a goal-line plunge, and could be in for a big role this week if Howard is also ruled out.

Dare Ogunbowale (RB) Jacksonville Jaguars (25% FAAB) – After James Robinson tore his Achilles, Ogunbowale came in and took over Robinson’s lead dog role, racking up 19 touches in relief. With Robinson out, Ogunbowale should maintain a very high snap rate, including plenty of targets against New England’s stout run defense…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 16

Emerging from that Week 15 with a fantasy football playoff victory took immense skills or luck. Either way, consider yourself fortunate if you were able to navigate that slate and move on to Week 16. To win one more, you’ll […]

Emerging from that Week 15 with a fantasy football playoff victory took immense skills or luck. Either way, consider yourself fortunate if you were able to navigate that slate and move on to Week 16.

To win one more, you’ll likely need reinforcement after last week’s debacle. Here are some of the key fantasy football free agents to target heading into the semi-finals.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget

Ronald Jones (RB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (65% FAAB) – This is what you saved up some of your FAAB for. With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) expected to miss the remainder of the fantasy season, Jones is now in prime position to see 15 touches for a Bucs’ offense that should be motivated to rebound quickly against the Panthers. Jones isn’t much of a receiver but looked more explosive as a runner Sunday night. View Jones as a locked-in Weekly RB2 moving forward and try to add him everywhere you can.

Duke Johnson (RB) Miami Dolphins (40% FAAB) –

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 15

Congratulations on making it to the fantasy football postseason. Undoubtedly, proactive waiver wire choices were a big help in that achievement, especially in a season as wild as 2021. Now that we’re in a do-or-die mode, each remaining FAAB dollar […]

Congratulations on making it to the fantasy football postseason. Undoubtedly, proactive waiver wire choices were a big help in that achievement, especially in a season as wild as 2021.

Now that we’re in do-or-die mode, each remaining FAAB dollar is more valuable than ever. Let’s take a look at some of the key free agents ahead of Week 15 and figure out how much of that remaining budget we should use.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget 

Rashaad Penny (RB) Seattle Seahawks (40% FAAB) – The talent has always been there but Penny has always struggled to stay healthy. Week 14 delivered on that skillset as Penny took lead back duties for the Seahawks and turned 35 snaps into 17 touches, 138 yards, and two scores. With Adrian Peterson inactive and Alex Collins playing just 14 snaps, Penny is poised to be a real difference-maker while healthy and is worth a substantial FAAB bid.

D’Onta Foreman (RB) Tennessee Titans (10% FAAB) – Tennessee continues to trot out a two or three-man backfield but Foreman appears to be the easy choice in fantasy formats. Even though he was out-snapped by Dontrell Hilliard and Jeremy McNichols…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 14

The fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. Now is the time to make free agent moves to secure must-win late-season victories, or beef up your bench for the postseason run. FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget Russell Gage (WR) […]

The fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. Now is the time to make free agent moves to secure must-win late-season victories, or beef up your bench for the postseason run.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget

Russell Gage (WR) Atlanta Falcons (8% FAAB) – Still available in over three-quarters of ESPN fantasy leagues, Gage has averaged nine targets per game over Atlanta’s past three contests and just had a season-best 11 grabs and 130 yards against Tampa. Gage is unquestionably Atlant’s No. 1 wideout and offers weekly WR3 value.

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE) Washington Football Team (7% FAAB) – Logan Thomas‘s return to the lineup didn’t last long. With Thomas projected to be back on the shelf for an extensive amount of time…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 13

The Thanksgiving slate certainly had more than its fair share of drama and unexpected performances but out of that chaos comes opportunity. A slew of injuries has opened the door for several key free agent players that might be available […]

The Thanksgiving slate certainly had more than its fair share of drama and unexpected performances but out of that chaos comes opportunity. A slew of injuries has opened the door for several key free agent players that might be available on your league’s waiver wire.

Here are the key free agent players to target ahead of Week 13, with remaining FAAB recommendations.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget 

Alexander Mattison (RB) Minnesota Vikings (75% FAAB) – Odds are that Mattison is already rostered in your league, but if he happens to be available, Mattison offers league-winning upside down the stretch. Mattison has routinely shined in the featured role when given opportunities and should have multiple weeks to star as Davlin Cook is sidelined multiple weeks by shoulder injuries. If Mattison is available in your league, be prepared to make an aggressive bid to add a potential RB1 to your roster.

Chuba Hubbard (RB) Carolina Panthers (55% FAAB) – Like the Vikings, the Panthers also lost their starting running back, this time Christian McCaffrey for the remainder of 2021. When CMC miss several weeks earlier this season, Hubbard did a fine job in relief, averaging 12.9 PPR points per start. At this point…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 12

Traditionally, Week 12 means a fantastic week filled with family, friends, food, and lots of football. With a full slate of three Thursday games, plus a pair of loaded rosters from the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs unavailable due […]

Traditionally, Week 12 means a fantastic week filled with family, friends, food, and lots of football.

With a full slate of three Thursday games, plus a pair of loaded rosters from the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs unavailable due to the bye week, the Week 12 waiver wire might be the most important run of the year.

Here are the top free agents to target ahead of Week 12 and how much of your remaining FAAB to use. And Happy Thanksgiving!

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget

Ty Johnson (RB) New York Jets (15% FAAB) – Before Week 11, when the bottom fell out, Ty Johnson already had standalone value playing nearly 40% of New York’s snaps and averaging nearly four targets per game. Now, with rookie Michael Carter expected to miss multiple weeks with a sprained ankle, Johnson offers RB2 upside for the next several games and should see plenty of passes as well as carries. View Johnson as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues for the next few weeks and bid accordingly.

Cedrick Wilson (WR) Dallas Cowboys (8% FAAB) – With Amari Cooper (COVID) out and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) looking very unlikely on short rest, Wilson is in-line to be the Cowboy’s No 2 wideout on Thanksgiving and gets an appealing home matchup against a fading Las Vegas secondary that has allowed a league-worst six TD grabs to enemy wideouts over the past five weeks. Wilson will be on the Week 12 WR3 radar and is worth…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 11

There certainly weren’t a lot of standout performances or points scored in Week 10 but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options available on the waiver wire. Even if your roster is stacked, the playoffs are now just one month […]

There certainly weren’t a lot of standout performances or points scored in Week 10 but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options available on the waiver wire.

Even if your roster is stacked, the playoffs are now just one month away. Now is the time to start being proactive and bidding on players that not only can help you in Week 11 but in December.

Here are the top free agents to target ahead of Week 11 and how much of your remaining FAAB to use.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget

A.J. Dillon (RB) Green Bay Packers (35% FAAB) – There is a solid chance Dillon is rostered in your league, but if he’s still available, the second-year back offers RB1/2 value for at least the next two weeks, while Aaron Jones is sidelined by a mild MCL sprain. Even after Jones returns, Dillon offers standalone value as a dual-threat runner who was already in on over 35% of Green Bay’s snaps before the injury to Jones. The fact that that injury is considered relatively minor lowers Dillon’s value slightly, but he’s still worth a substantial bid as a real difference-maker for the next two games and possibly longer.

Cam Newton (QB) Carolina Panthers (15% FAAB) – That didn’t take long. Newton re-signed with Carolina a few days ago and immediately made an impact, scoring twice and leading the Panthers to a much-needed victory. The contract Newton signed shows the team sees him as a potential starter and Matt Rhule has already said that the franchise is giving Newton starter reps ahead of Week 11. Newton has borderline QB1 upside and will…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 10

The faster we all move on and forget about what was a difficult Week 9, the better of we’ll be. It is always better to be proactive and not reactive- especially after a disastrous week like we just witnessed. With […]

The faster we all move on and forget about what was a difficult Week 9, the better of we’ll be. It is always better to be proactive and not reactive- especially after a disastrous week like we just witnessed.

With that in mind, the best way to move on is to know which fantasy-relevant free agents to target on this week’s waiver wire, and just how much of your remaining FAAB you should use.

Here are our Week 10 fantasy football waiver wire targets…

Jordan Howard (RB) Philadelphia Eagles (15% FAAB) – In two games since being activated off the practice squad, Howard has rushed the ball 29 times, accumulated 128 yards, and punched in three touchdowns. And apparently, Nick Sirianni plans to keep Howard involved in Philadelphia’s offense even when Miles Sanders returns. Howard won’t offer much as a receiver but can be a factor as the short-yardage back for an Eagles’ offense that is becoming increasingly reliant on the run.

Brandon Aiyuk (WR) San Francisco 49ers (10% FAAB) – After being dropped by the vast majority of fantasy managers who invested a mid-round selection on Aiyuk, the sophomore wideout is starting to heat up. In San Francisco’s past two games, Aiyuk has reeled in 10-of-15 targets for 134 yards and his second TD of the season. He might not wind up posting the premium WR2/3 numbers we expected in 2021 but Aiyuk can certainly be a viable contributor moving forward…

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 9

Week 8 certainly offered its fair share of fantasy lineup tricks and treats but it also had some key injuries and developments that will make the Week 9 waiver wire one of the season’s hottest. Here are some of the […]

Week 8 certainly offered its fair share of fantasy lineup tricks and treats but it also had some key injuries and developments that will make the Week 9 waiver wire one of the season’s hottest.

Here are some of the low-rostered players to consider adding to your roster ahead of Week 9, with our FAAB target recommendations.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget

Adrian Peterson (RB) Tennessee Titans (15% FAAB) – He’s back! After word broke that Derrick Henry would probably miss the remainder of the fantasy season with a foot injury, the Titans quickly signed future Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson to act as their main between-the-tackles grinder. Peterson, 36, ground out 3.9 yards per carry in 156 attempts last season in Detroit but still proved to be an effective short-yardage option with a team-high seven touchdowns. Obviously, Peterson is a significant downgrade from Henry and offers little pass-catching skills, but if he can grind out 12-15 carries, AP can be a viable RB2/3 with solid TD upside behind Tennessee’s excellent run-blocking line.

Taysom Hill (QB) New Orleans Saints (13% FAAB) – Now that we know Jameis Winston (ACL) will miss the rest of the season, Hill, who himself is expected to be activated this week, is set to take over as the Saints’ starter for the remainder of 2021. Although Winston beat out Hill for the starting job this summer, Hill offers massive upside as a potential weekly QB 1, particularly in Week 9 against Atlanta.

 

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 8

Week 7 will go down as one of the more memorable slates of the 2021 season, for reasons good and bad. Hopefully, you were able to utilize our waiver wire picks for last week and survive what was the most […]

Week 7 will go down as one of the more memorable slates of the 2021 season, for reasons good and bad. Hopefully, you were able to utilize our waiver wire picks for last week and survive what was the most brutal bye week of the entire year.

Only the Ravens and Raiders are off this week, so things won’t be as dramatic, but there are still plenty of free agents available for fantasy football managers to target on their way to building that championship roster.

Here are some of those players and how much of your remaining FAAB to target for each.

FAAB denotes Free Agent Acquisition Budget 

Kenneth Gainwell (RB) Philadelphia Eagles (15% FAAB) – Miles Sanders suffered a serious ankle injury and could be sidelined for an extended period, depending on MRI results. Gainwell has acted as Philadelphia’s No. 2 back all season and now should be the heavy favorite to take over lead-back duties. That gives Gainwell weekly RB2/3 value for however long Sanders is absent and makes him a very desirable name to attack on the waiver wire.

Michael Gallup (WR) Dallas Cowboys (10% FAAB) – Odds are Gallup is rostered in your league but do your due diligence. Dallas activated Gallup from IR, which opens up a three-week window in which he could…

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