Have you made it to the championship of your fantasy football league? Or maybe it’s still the semifinals and you need to figure out what players are available to help you win it all.
That’s what I’m here for! All season long, I have been here to help you figure out which players are must adds to help you with the tough matchups.
I’m talking to those of you who have star players either banged up or shut down in their last game. But don’t worry, we will all see those players bounce back.
It’s still not a bad idea to add more depth, because this week is the biggest one yet! Since it’s the last week, I will be giving eight players instead of five. I hope it helps as we try to win our league’s! So let’s look at who we have available to us this week!
- Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, 46.2 percent availability
- Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns, 51.2 percent availability
- Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans, 82.1 percent availability
- Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens, 50.4 percent availability
- Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills, 83.1 percent availability
- Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins, 94.6 percent availability
- Case Keenum, Denver Broncos, 87.5 percent availability
- Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders, 89.4 percent availability
Prescott, Mariota, Mayfield and Jackson have proven themselves to be likable adds to your team. All of their teams are still in the playoff hunt, which means they won’t be resting any of their players until they know for sure they’re in. The only one of them that’s close to that is Prescott, but he will be available for us regardless of a playoff berth.
Allen and the Bills won’t be in the playoffs, but he’s at least showing us all what to look forward too next season when he’s healthy and playing great.
Tannehill has returned from injury and has his Dolphins right back in playoff contention with a miracle win over the New England Patriots.
Case Keenum and the Broncos hurt their playoff chances with a loss to 49ers, but they still have a chance. You may not like Keenum because of the way the Broncos’ offense is run, but he should get more passing opportunities.
Derek Carr, who am I kidding right? The Raiders offense has actually started to look a little better over the past few weeks. They even beat the division leading (for now) Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, 43.8 percent availability
- Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts, 72.2 percent availability
- Doug Martin, Oakland Raiders, 41.5 percent availability
- Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons, 77.2 percent availability
- LeGarrette Blount, Detriot Lions, 56.2 percent availability
- Elijah McGuire, New York Jets, 88.7 percent availability
- Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins, 67.9 percent availability
- Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens, 97.4 percent availability
Do you believe in Henry yet? Or you think that was just the luckiest game of his life? In case you missed, you can read all about it here.
You also still have Hines, Smith, Gore and Martin available. They are all important pieces to their teams’ success on offense. I wouldn’t expect all of them to break out at once, but if you missed on adding Austin Ekeler, Josh Adams and Jaylen Samuel, then these four guys can be a help to your team.
Blount, McGuire and Dixon all have had moments where they led their team in rushing. Their production depends on the status of the guys in front of them, like Kerryon Johnson, Isaiah Crowell and Gus Edwards.
- Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars, 72.1 percent availability
- Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins, 74.3 percent availability
- Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers, 52.5 percent availability
- Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers, 67.5 percent availability
- Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams, 58.9 percent availability
- Jamieson Crowder, Washington Redskins, 88.7 percent availability
- Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers, 80.4 percent availability
- Tim Patrick/DaSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos, 99.4/94.5 percent availability
Westbrook has been the Jaguars’ best receiver all season long. We fell out of love with him because of the struggles of the Jaguars’ QBs and offense. I know because I dropped him Thursday morning before the game and it hurt.
Cobb, Crowder and Stills have all returned from injury and looked great in their last games. Each of them scored a touchdown. We will continue to see that happen, regardless of whether these teams are in the playoff hunt.
Samuel, Reynolds and Pettis are WR threes on their teams’ depth chart, but they have the ability to out perform the top two guys, which we have been seeing them do as of late.
Patrick and Hamilton are now second/third on the Broncos’ depth chart with the Sanders injury. They both had good games against the 49ers in their loss, but with teams starting to figure out how to slow down RB Phillip Lindsay, the Broncos will be forced to pass more. These two will be the beneficiaries of it, with all the attention going to Courtland Sutton.
- Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers, 41.8 percent availability
- Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35.9 percent availability
- Evan Engram, New York Giants, 34.6 percent availability
- C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals, 69.2 percent availability
- Jordan Thomas, Houston Texans, 98.8 percent availability
- Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers, 74.5 percent availability
- Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins, 95.1 percent availability
- Anthony Firkser, Tennessee Titans, 99.6 percent availability
McDonald, Brate, Engram and Uzomah are TE ones on their team and have proven they belong. With everything else circling around them, they don’t also get the looks we wish they would to help our teams. That’s why it’s been tough all season to keep them on our roster.
For both Jordan and Ian Thomas, it’s about taking advantage of the receptions they do get and making them into big plays.
For Davis and Firkser, it’s about the RBs and QBs first. Also the health of Jordan Reed and Jonnu Smith play a role too. Not sure if either one of them will have big plays, but they will be in the game for the small yard downs, with that potential break out play. It’s good for PPR when they can get you five to six receptions and 40 yards.
Well that’s a wrap on the fantasy football waivers of this year. Good luck to those who are still in the playoffs and fighting for the championship. Thank you all for allowing me to help you through this long NFL season. If you ever need any advice, you are more than welcome to DM me on social media.
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