Waiver Wire Week 18 NFL

Waiver Wire Week 18 NFL

Well Rush Nation- championship week is nearly over. Waiver Wire Week 18 is here. If you won a championship or two last night, congratulations. If you have some in the balance tonight, good luck to you. If you didn’t, luckily I’ll be running some playoff contests that you can enter and win. 

However, about 3 people are playing for a championship in Week 18. And, because I’ve always been about catering content for everyone, I am here to give you my Waiver Wire Week 18 adds.


Mac Jones- 20% Owned Vs. MIA Week 18

The Patriots and Jones are still fighting for the division. Which means they will give it their all. Miami are eliminated from playoff contention and will just be fighting for a winning season.

All in all, Jones, coming off a banner game against the Jaguars, should be locked in and ready should you need a QB in Week 18.

Running Back

Boston Scott- 23.2% Owned Vs. DAL Week 18

Scott scored 2 touchdowns on Sunday and gained 86 scrimmage yards. With the Eagles securing their playoff berth on Sunday, I can’t see the need for the Eagles to rush back Miles Sanders. Therefore, expect another game for Scott to potentially dominate.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn- 4.5% Owned Vs. CAR Week 18

Vaughn didn’t have the best of outings on Sunday. However, with Fournette out for next week, Ronald Jones injuring his ankle, and Gio Bernard out, it looks like a straight fight between Vaughn, who got a rib injury himself, and Lev Bell for touches from this backfield. Remember, the Buccaneers have secured the division, and cannot get the 1 seed. Therefore expect them to protect Brady and run the ball even more.

Wide Receiver

Braxton Berrios- 4.9% Owned Vs. BUF Week 18

This is a tough matchup, but then so was playing the Buccaneers. All that is good about the Jets on offense now is coming through Berrios. 2 Touchdowns on Sunday and he is really staking a claim to be on this roster next year. I expect a good outing again on Sunday, despite the opposition.

Allen Lazard- 17.4% Owned Vs. DET Week 18

3 touchdowns in his last 4 games and 2 near 20 point games in PPR scoring in that span. Lazard has made himself the number 2 WR on this offense during this late run. Against the Lions, he will have an opportunity to have a big day early. However, I would expect the starters to get pulled in the second half if the lead is big enough. Especially as the Packers have locked up the 1 seed and have nothing to play for.

Zay Jones- 3.8% Owned Vs. LAC Week 18

Jones comes off a career day on Sunday with 120 receiving yards. That’s the most in his career to date. But the workload, and results, had trended up prior to this game. That career day had been in the works. This week, the Raiders and Jones find themselves in a winner takes all contest. Expect Jones to be involved heavily once again.

Tight End

C.J Uzomah- 20.3% Owned Vs. CLE Week 18

Really the best worst option. Tight Ends under 30% owned are absolutely terrible at this stage of the season. At least Uzomah carries a threat of a Touchdown on a high powered offense. But it’s a desperation play at best.


Mike Badgley- 8.2% Owned Vs. JAC Week 18

Making his 6th or 7th appearance in this column, Badgley rarely misses and has a lovely matchup against Jacksonville in Week 18. Accurate, fairly long and good under pressure. He makes sense if needed in Week 18.


Washington D/ST- 24.5% Owned Vs. NYG Week 18

Washington has ball players on the defensive side of the ball. And the Giants have run out of offensive players. Whether it is Mike Glennon, who gave up 2 turnovers in the first 6 plays in Sunday’s defeat to Chicago, or if it’s Jake Fromm who looks less and less like an NFL QB every single snap, this historically bad Giants team will turn the ball over. Washington might be out of playoff contention. However, Coach Rivera won’t have the walls crumbling down on their season in this finale. Which is more that can be said about their stadium. Easily the pick of the D/STs in this Waiver Wire Week 18 column.

That’s it for the Waiver Wire column for another season. Do check out my content on my personal substack as I will pump out my lessons every so often there. 

Until then, good luck in your remaining fantasy fixtures. And thank you for sticking with me this season.

– Murf (@Murf_NFL)

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