Fantasy Football 2015: Week 17 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 17 Waiver Wire Trends
December 29, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time once again for us to take a look at the fantasy football waiver wire. This is the Week 17 edition, and we’ve got some interesting plays heading into the final week of the regular season. Let’s check out some of the trending adds out there for the seasonal and daily fantasy leagues.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets: Powell is near the top of the waiver wire charts once again this week, as he’s been posting some great numbers. In the New England game, he rushed seven times for 56 yards and caught five balls for 34 more.
Powell has turned into the guy to have in the New York backfield heading into the last week of the season. The Jets need to win this game against the Bills to make the playoffs, so they won’t be holding anything back.
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Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Ertz is the TE to have if you’re able to get him. He’s been an integral part of the Philly offense over the past two weeks. He bagged a whopping 13 catches on 17 targets for 122 yards against the Redskins.
Ertz has 30 targets and 21 catches over his last two games alone. He’s turned that into 200 yards and a TD. He gets the horrid Giants pass defense this weekend and should light them up.
Brian Hoyer, QB, Houston Texans: Hoyer still has a few medical hurdles to clear this week, but he’s trending toward being able to start in the final week of the regular season against Jacksonville.
Hoyer is coming off of a concussion, but if cleared he’s fantasy gold. He’ll see a terrible Jags secondary that has their off-season vacations planned already. He’s a low-end QB1 if he starts.
Indianapolis Colts Defense: The Colts are the defense to pick up this week if you’re streaming squads. They’re coming off a nice 14-point effort in Miami, logging six sacks and a pick.
The Colts get a great matchup this week against the Titans, so snatch them up for a plug-and-play in this final week.
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: Let’s head back to RB as we finish up today and check out Jennings. He’s got three straight double-digit scoring efforts to his credit, most recently with a 13.6-point night in the Minnesota blowout.
The Giants have nothing left to play for, but Jennings should see the majority of the work in this final game. He’s shaping up to be a low-end RB or flex play.
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