Well Rush Nation, the Mr. Irrelevant of Fantasy Football is here. Week Seventeen is responsible for less than three percent of finals according to ESPN.com. However, to that three percent, I have for you a Waiver Wire column this week.
Remember, for this column I use Waiver Wire ownership of under 30% on ESPN.com.
So without further ado, here is my last Waiver Wire column of 2020.
What can be said about Rivers. He’s not a good fantasy and he’s not a bad one. He didn’t have a good showing vs the Steelers. However, don’t let that put you off. For starters, the Steelers are really good on the defensive side of the ball. However, it’s all about to go right for the playoff chasing Philip Rivers. He faces the Jags, who are really bad on Defense. Rivers has a safe flood this week and a potentially good ceiling, as the Colts simply must win this week to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Mitch Trubisky making the Waiver Wire column is the most 2020 thing isn’t it? However, his Bears will need to come out firing if they have any chance of making the playoffs against a team going for the Number 1 seed in the NFC. As a result, Trubisky will have to go for it in what could be a shootout.
It’s clear the Packers are keeping Aaron Jones in cotton wool ready for the playoffs. A.J Dillon, with Williams out this week, will be the beneficiary of this. He might not reach the Week 16 heights of 21 touches and multiple touchdowns. However, he is worth a speculative start if you need a hit and hope to win your championship.
Malcolm Brown is the other man who could surprise folks in Week 17. It looks like Goff will be out with a broken thumb, meaning they will keep the ball on the ground in this do or die playoff clash for both teams. The Rams have been effective running the ball and Brown looked sharper than Henderson on Sunday.
The Browns simply need to win. To do that they will need to put the ball in the air. And with Landry looking like he could see shadow coverage, it could be up to Higgins, who has great chemistry with Baker Mayfield, to make the plays to keep their playoff hopes alive and turn the dream into a reality.
Coutee remains productive without being spectacular. However, all the peripheral numbers are there without the final points in the box score. Targets and opportunities are there, as are snap count and target share. In a game the Titans need to win to clinch the AFC South, I can see Watson using Coutee to stretch the field and create a spark needed to keep with the Titans this week.
Smith cannot be ignored anymore. He scored 2 touchdowns this week against New Orleans. And now he gets the fantasy gift that is the Detroit Lions defense, who shipped touchdowns to the Buccaneers bench last week. Buy Smith now.
Ok he missed an Extra Point last week and he didn’t attempt a FG. But the Washington defense stopped the cruising Panthers, who didn’t have to get out of first gear to win on Sunday. This will be different in a divisional game. Fire him up with confidence.
The Denver offense isn’t good. It’s not even close to being good. They get held to under 20 points a game most week. And Drew Lock can be gotten to. Expect Gruden to fire up the Raiders to attack on both sides of the ball this week.
That will do it for this season Rush Nation. Thank you so much to everyone who has read, shared and RT’ed this column or listened to the podcast. However, until 2021 Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@Murf_NFL)