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Fantasy Waiver Wire: FAAB Report for Week 17 Pickups, Free Agents

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Fantasy Waiver Wire: FAAB Report for Week 17 Pickups, Free Agents

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There are always unlikely heroes starting for teams in fantasy football championship games, and finding those hikes starts with your waiver thread pickups earlier in the week. During week 17, several BRs (Dare Ogunbowale, Rex burkhead, Boston Scott), at least one QB (Trey Lance), and a plethora of WR, TE and D / ST streamers could make the difference. And because it’s the last week of the season for just about everyone, you don’t have to worry about your FAAB budget – go crazy with your offers and get who you want / need.

Still, as we do every week this season with the help of our friends at Fantasy Alarm, we’re going to break down the best mics and project how much of your FAAB budget you should bid on, at least under normal circumstances. If you feel the urge to bid 100 percent of your budget on a specific player, go for it. The bids projected below are just to give you an idea of ​​a player’s overall value.

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Week 17 Fantasy Football FAAB Tip: QB Mic Waiver, Streamers

Justin Fields (CHI). If Fields (ankle) is available in your league and you lack confidence in players like Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson, or you are unsure if Lamar Jackson (ankle) will be returning this week, then Fields should be on your roster. He is expected to return it for the championship round and the Bears face a exhausted Giants defense that has no semblance of life at the moment. Fields has gradually improved this season and was steadily finishing as a top 12 quarterback in the handful of games heading into Week 16. Projected FAAB submission: 7% of the total FAAB budget

Trey Lance (SF). With the announcement on Monday that Jimmy Garoppolo has injured his thumb and could miss Sunday’s game against the Texans, we naturally turn to his replacement. Earlier this year, when given the opportunity to start, Lance displayed some potential but had major precision issues. However, he has the confidence of the coaching staff, and keep in mind that he now has the full set of weapons this time around. Houston has quietly played better as the season has progressed, but it remains one of the best matches on paper for the quarterfinals. Proj. FAAB offer: 5-6%

quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 17 Fantasy Football FAAB Tip: RB mic waiver, streamers

Boston Scott (PHI). Scott is one of my favorite targets for waiver cables this week. Miles Sanders is suffering from a major hand injury that will keep him out in Week 17. Scott led the way last week with 41 rushing yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. Jordan Howard (stinger) also got a little extra run, but he also suffered an injury. As always, it’s too early to say his status for Week 17, but rest assured Scott will still have a fair amount of work this week. Philadelphia draws the Washington football team, which was just wiped out by Dallas on Sunday night. While Howard is in good health, he is also a great pickup. Projected FAAB submission: 20-30% of the total FAAB budget

Rex Burkhead (HOU). Burkhead easily became the main running back in Houston, as evidenced by his 15+ touches in three straight games. He has just three touchdowns this season, including two last week against the Chargers. But the workload has been there, and Houston’s offense has apparently picked up pace over the past two weeks. He rushed for 149 yards against Los Angeles, but the Texans have a slightly tougher game this week as they visit San Francisco. Proj. FAAB offer: 20%

Cam Akers (LAR). There are a few things to note with Akers (Achilles), so I’ll try to keep this as succinct as possible. For starters, I don’t think he’ll play a big role in the regular season, but with Darrell Henderson Jr. (knee) hitting IR, the door is open for Akers to have some work ahead of the playoffs. I added it in a few leagues, but it was guardian’s leagues or very deep leagues. I don’t think it will have a drastic impact on league games, especially with the way Sony Michel has been playing lately. Again, he only appears this high in the running backs section if you have a place to hide him in goalie leagues or deeper formats. Don’t expect him to help you win your championship this weekend. He’s five months away from tearing his Achilles apart, so be a little realistic with what to expect. Proj. FAAB offer: 10-15%

Dare Ogunbowale (JAC). I don’t think I would start Ogunbowale in anything other than a deep league format, but with James Robinson’s Achilles injury on Sunday, Ogunbowale came in and rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown. This week the Jaguars are scheduled to travel to New England and rain is forecast, so the game could be a bit sloppy. However, New England’s race defense has been pretty poor in recent weeks, and adds the fact that Matthew Judon hit the reserve / COVID list on Monday, and we find ourselves in a place where we can possibly flex Ogunbowale. for a championship. Proj. FAAB offer: ten%

quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 17 Fantasy Football Board FAAB: WR pickups from waiver wire, streamers

KJ Osborn (MIN). We’re back with “Adam Thielen Watch”. Thielen returned from a two-game absence, but was forced away again before halftime against the Rams last week. The Week 17 clash against the Packers isn’t a slam dunk, but Osborn leans on Flex if Thielen misses this week’s game. Osborn hasn’t done much with the opportunity during Thielen’s absence, but given the circumstances under which players get injured or land on the COVID / Reserve roster, then Osborn should at least be in about 60. at 70% of the leagues. Proj. FAAB offer: 12-14% of the total budget

Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard (GB). The logic is simple: if MVS (reserve / COVID) stays, then Lazard gets a significant bump. If Valdes-Scantling is back, he is the preferred option. With MVS out of the lineup on Christmas night, Lazard has come a long way on 94% of Rodgers’ dropbacks. The Packers’ Wideouts get one more clash this week against the Vikings, who rank among the best clashes for wide receivers. Lazard hasn’t commanded a significant target share, but he has found the end zone in two of his last three games. The week in between, MVS scored. Proj. FAAB offer: ten%

Kadarius Toney (NYG). Toney is a very frustrating player because we have already seen this year that he has problems staying on the pitch. However, when he’s healthy and active, he’s an easy target for anyone playing the Giants quarterback. Toney drove less than 30 routes on Sunday and saw nine targets. It’s an unsustainable rate, but if it opens up this much, it will deserve a frustrating flex thought. Proj. FAAB offer: 7-8%

Isaiah McKenzie (BUF). McKenzie was the beneficiary of Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis’ absence due to COVID protocols. As it stands, it looks like both players will miss Week 17 again against Atlanta, and the Falcons are a defense you can easily move the ball against. How much will Buffalo have to spend? That remains to be seen, but McKenzie is expected to see around four to six targets even with Dawson Knox, Stefon Diggs and Emmanuel Sanders still on the pitch. McKenzie is not easy to lock and load. We’ve seen flashes of him before, but there were also reasons he was buried in the depth board behind the other pass sensors. Proj. FAAB offer: 5-6%

Josh Palmer (LAC). The Chargers were a big disappointment in their loss to Houston, but Palmer provided some production. Palmer has scored in two of his last three games and the importance of those games is that Mike Williams or Keenan Allen were out. Williams is set to miss the Week 17 game against Denver due to COVID protocols, so we might be looking at five to seven goals again for Palmer, and we know it’s possible he could score. Proj. FAAB offer: 5%

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Week 17 Fantasy Football FAAB Tip: TE mics waiver, streamers

Cole Kmet (CHI). I’ve been hype on Kmet for a few weeks now, and while the cap isn’t great, it was involved enough in the offense to warrant signing up and even leaving some leagues. Kmet raced more routes, and even without Justin Fields, Kmet still had four catches last week. The Fields are set to return for Week 17 against the Giants, and that bodes well for Kmet. Proj. FAAB offer: ten%

Mo Alie-Cox (IND). MAC is one of my favorites in the DFS Showdown contests, but this week it’s gaining attention in the one-season leagues. Jack Doyle (ankle, knee) suffered an injury last week which lowered the value of Alie-Cox, as he drove more roads on Carson Wentz Falls. That only resulted in two catches for 42 yards, but the four targets were the most he had seen since Halloween. The Colts draw the Raiders in Week 17, and they rank among the best showdowns on paper for tight ends. Proj. FAAB offer: seven%

Week 17 Fantasy Football Board FAAB: Waiver Wire Defense Pickups, Streamers

As we always caution, you shouldn’t be spending more than one percent of your FAAB budget on a D / ST. Here are the potential streaming captures from this week:

  • Chicago Bears (vs. Giants)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Broncos)
  • Seattle Seahawks (vs. Lions)
  • Cleveland Browns (@ Steelers)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Browns)

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