NFL Fantasy Football: Week Seventeen Waiver Wire Tips
Ah, the end is near. We’re in the last round of the ESPN fantasy football playoffs. If you need a little roster help, here are the last tips I have for you. Good luck.
Alex Smith: (available in 63% of ESPN leagues) He scored 19 points the last time he faced the Rams. Right now, the Niners are running neck and neck with the Saints for a first round bye and they both play in early games so Smith will be playing and playing hard.
Matt Flynn: (available in 97% of ESPN leagues) Technically a risk, but I’d be shocked, especially after seeing what happened to Adrian Peterson last week, that any coaching staff not suffering from a recto-cranial inversion would risk playing Rodgers in a meaningless game against a divisional foe with a coach that almost got into a fist fight with an opposing coach and has a rep for playing dirty.
Toby Gerhart: (available in 41% of ESPN leagues) The Vikings’ ill-advised risking of their franchise back’s health in a @#%&*! meaningless game has opened the door for Gerhart to maybe help somebody’s roster at RB.
Kahlil Bell: (available in 47% of ESPN leagues) Speaking of the Vikes, the Vikings’ run defense is still reeling from last week’s shellacking by the ‘Skins. That raises the kid’s stock.
Evan Royster: (available in 94% of ESPN leagues) There’s some risk because of the Shanahan Running-Back-By-Committee Wheel O’ Fortune, but he seems to have the hot hand for now.
Donald Brown: (available in 74% of ESPN leagues) He’s playing like the lead back and at the very least he should get goal-line carries.
Stevan Ridley: (available in 91% of ESPN leagues) Looks like he’s floated up to the top RB status in NE and this week they face a Bills run defense that’s almost as bad as the Pats’ pass defense.
Denarius Moore: (available in 47% of ESPN leagues) It appears he’s the best combo right now of health and chemistry among the receivers that Palmer has.
James Jones: (available in 35% of ESPN leagues) Only about a one in three chance he’s there, but if he is, snag him. He’s gonna get a lot of work against the Lions. Even with home field locked up for the Packers and a wild card spot locked up for the Lions, the teams are division rivals and they’ll come to play. And being a former second stringer, Jones will have some familiarity with Rodgers’ back-up, Matt Flynn, who should see considerable playing time, possibly even starting this game since it’s meaningless in the standings for Green Bay.
Titus Young: (available in 95% of ESPN leagues) Yeah, he’s the #3 WR on the Lions, but Johnson and Burleson should be getting plenty of rest for the playoffs.
Brent Celek: (available in 65% of ESPN leagues) The Eagles may be just playing for pride, but they are facing a divisional rival and Celek’s been on a roll.
Jared Cook: (available in 89% of ESPN leagues) I wouldn’t expect another 22 point explosion, but the 8 points he got the week before would suit most TE owners just fine.
Evan Moore: (available in 98% of ESPN leagues) he’s the only healthy TE the Browns have and the last time he faced the Steelers he scored 5 points. Not great, but not bad from a TE.
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