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Week 17 Waiver Wire

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Who are the top Waiver Wire Additions for Week 17? Good luck to all!

Top Adds: Week 17

1. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay – Doug Martin is expected to be inactive in Week 17, so Rodgers is a must-grab and likely at least a must-start for you at flex, unless you’re stacked at flex.

2. Adam Thielen, Minnesota – Thielen had a 200-yard game last week and needs to be owned and started in larger leagues as a WR3.

3. Alfred Blue, Houston – Blue got 25 touches in Week 17, and Miller is not likely to play Week 17 (as of now).

More Week 17 Adds

J.J. Nelson, Arizona
Paul Perkins, New York Giants
Zach Zenner, Detroit
Charles Clay, Buffalo

Radio: Week 16 Show (Wed)

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Check out our Week 16 Radio Show (WED edition), hosted by Russ Bliss (The Red Zone). Russ has had this fantasy football show for over 20 years and it’s the longest running fantasy football radio program on the planet. This week, we talk injuries, start bench, dynasty, IDP injuries, IDP Advice and more.


Week 16 Waiver Wire Grabs

Below you will find out top Week 16 Waiver Wire Recommendations. Good luck this week in your fantasy football championship game.

1 Dontrelle Inman SD (11) WR
2 Tyler Lockett SEA (5) WR
3 Justin Forsett DEN (11) RB
4 J.J. Nelson ARI (9) WR
5 Eli Rogers PIT (8) WR
6 Marqise Lee JAC (5) WR
7 Robby Anderson NYJ (11) WR
8 Hunter Henry SD (11) TE
9 Dwayne Washington DET (10) RB
10 Kenny Stills MIA (8) WR
11 John Brown ARI (9) WR
12 Dion Sims MIA (8) TE
13 Cameron Meredith CHI (9) WR
14 Anquan Boldin DET (10) WR
15 Tyler Boyd CIN (9) WR
16 Michael Floyd NE (9) WR

Week 15 Waiver Wire

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Looking for Week 15 Waiver Wire Recommendations? We got you covered below! Good luck to all of you heading into Week 15!

Bilal Powell (RB/NYJ)

Forte suffered a knee injury in Week 14, and he is hearing cracking and popping in the knee. While we wait for MRI results today, grab Powell. Even if Forte were to play Week 15, Powell is sure to see more and more carries as Forte won’t be 100 percent. If he sits, Powell has very strong RB3 type value.

Dontrelle Inman (WR/SD)

His past three games: 6/119/1TD, 2/49/1TD and 6/71/1TD. He is a WR3 for Weeks 15 and 16… no question.

Kenneth Farrow (RB/SD)

Melvin Gordon was carted off the field in Week 14 with a hip injury. MRI results will let us know if Gordon is for sure out Weeks 15 and 16 (or longer). Ronnie Hillman also deserves consideration, as he will likely split some carries with Farrow, and a hot hand approach isn’t out of the question. Keep in mind that Hillman is better in pass protection, so he could find himself on the field more than anyone expects. It’s hard to predict this situation, know that if you plan to use either Farrow or Hillman this week.

Justin Forsett (RB/DEN)

Forsett out-touched Booker last week, but Juwan Thompson could also see more work moving forward. This situation is a mess.

More Week 15 Adds

Pierre Garcon (WR/WAS)
Charles Sims (RB/TB)
Robby Anderson (WR/NYJ)
Tyler Boyd (WR/CIN)
Marqise Lee (WR/JAC)

Week 14 Radio Show (WED)

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Below you will find Russ Bliss Week 14 Radio Program (Wednesday show), where he talks IDP fantasy football, standard fantasy football, injuries, start bench advice, waiver wire advice and more.

Week 14 Waiver Wire Advice

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Below are our Week 14 Waiver Wire recommendations.

Ladarius Green (TE/PIT)

He appears healthy, and he pulled in 6 receptions for 110 yards and 1TD in Week 13. He’s a strong back-end TE1 moving forward — for as long as he stays healthy that is.

Malcolm Mitchell / Chris Hogan (WR/NE)

He had 8 receptions for 82 yards in Week 13. Rob Gronkowski is out, so that almost guarantees solid targets for Mitchell moving forward! Same goes for Hogan, who will now see more targets moving forward. He pulled in 23 yards and a TD in Week 13.

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF)

Gillislee would have great numbers per start if McCoy ever missed time. He is even flex-worthy each week in larger leagues, as he could score a TD even in his sharing situation.

Dontrelle Inman (WR/SD)

He seems to find the end zone lately, scoring last week and the week prior.

Adam Thielen (WR/MIN)

He has pulled in at least 5 receptions and at least 50 yards in each of his last three games. Last week, in Week 13, he pulled in 7 receptions for 86 yards.

Week 13 Waiver Wire

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Dion Lewis (NE/RB)

(Available in near 50% of all leagues)
In Week 12, he ran the ball six times for 24 yards and added four catches on seven targets for 34 yards. Sure, he is sharing carries with James White and LeGarrette Blount, but he has a strong chance to bump White out of a lot of playing time. And, since he pulls in passes more than he runs, Blount and Lewis can co-exist. There is risk, but he has low-end RB1 appeal if a full go and getting those touches!

Tyreek Hill (KC/WR)

(Available in near 65-70% of all leagues)
Hill scored a rushing, receiving and return touchdown against the Broncos, becoming the first to do all three in a single game since Gale Sayers back in 1965. He isn’t likely available in any dynasty leagues, but check just in case. However, in redraft, he makes a fine WR3/4 and he is available in 60-70% of most leagues.

Tim Hightower (NO/RB)

(Available in near 50% of all leagues)
Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower keep producing awesome numbers together in New Orleans. It’s crazy how both of these rushers keep thriving. In Week 12, Hightower totaled 105 yards (51 rushing, 54 receiving) all while Ingram ran for 146 yards and 1TD, while also pulling in a receiving score. Mark Ingram was insane in Week 12, that needs to be said. He has two 140+ rushing games in the last four games. He also has 4TDs in that span. While Hightower could have some bad games coming up should Ingram continue to shine, it’s important to note how productive one of these rushers would be if starting by themselves. Hightower is a must add for that reason, and he also has strong flex value right now in larger leagues.

Malcolm Mitchell (NE/WR)

(Available in near 80-90% of all leagues)
Last week, he pulled in 4/98/1TD… this past weekend, against the Jets, he pulled in 5/42/2TDs. He’s a must-player WR3/4 in larger leagues (with upside for more), and he is a potential gem in dynasty (and not likely available in competitive dynasty leagues).

Wendell Smallwood (PHI/RB)

(Available in near 70% of all leagues)
Ryan Mathews is officially out for Monday night’s Week 12 game against the Packers, and while Darren Sproles is expected to play, Smallwood has super-strong flex value in this Monday night battle. Smallwood isn’t likely open in any dynasty leagues, but clearly redraft leaguers have continued to leave him on the waiver wire. Mistake!

More Week 13 Adds:

C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU/TE)
Tyler Boyd (CIN/WR)
Anquan Boldin (DET/@NO)
Mohamed Sanu (ATL/WR)

Week 12 Waiver Wire

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Hey all, here are your Week 12 Waiver Wire Additions. Note: Make sure Rob Kelley isn’t available in your league. He shouldn’t be, as we talked about him all off-season and he has been on our pickup list for weeks. Jamison Crowder is another that shouldn’t be available.

Thomas Rawls / Alex Collins (RB/SEA) – With CJ Prosise out for the regular season, Rawls is in the starting role. But, Alex Collins is a the better player, keep that in mind and grab both accordingly.

Sammy Watkins (WR/BUF)
– Despite talking about him more than once on our Add/Drop Lists, he is still available in a lot of leagues. He could play some in Week 12 and be good to go by the following week.

Tim Hightower (RB/NO) – Mark Ingram is currently in the concussion protocol. In his absence last week, Hightower was awesome in Week 11 on his 12 carries, rushing for 69 yards, and he pulled in 8 passes for 57 yards. He has flex like value even with Ingram playing, but if Ingram sits Week 12, Hightower has RB2 value.

Wendell Smallwood (RB/PHI) – Both Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (fractured rib) left last week, but both could return this week, or both could sit. This makes Smallwood, a guy we talked up during the off-season (and in prior Waiver Wire Articles), a strong pickup if for some reason he is still available.

Christine Michael (RB/GB) – Cut by Seattle and now with Green Bay, it’s tough to say what is in store for Michael. He is proven, but also doubted by that Seattle coaching staff. Will Green Bay actually use him? If they do, he has a ton of hidden value. Grab him!

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF) – LeSean McCoy (finger surgery) could actually play Week 12, but that seems optimistic given he is having surgery. We talked Gillislee up all season, he should be owned, and he should already be owned by all McCoy owners.

More Pick-Ups:

Kirk Cousins (QB/WAS)
Kenneth Dixon (RB/BAL)
Tyler Boyd (WR/CIN)

Week 11 Waiver Wire

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Hey folks… Week 11 Waiver Wire Recommendations are below. Enjoy!

Rob Kelley | RB WAS

Despite being on our Waiver Wire List a few times this year already, Rob Kelley is still available in about half of all leagues. He has excellent flex-type value, if not higher, if he continues to get starter carries. In Week 10, he rushed 22 times for 97 yards in Week 10 against the Vikings.

CJ Prosise / Thomas Rawls | RB SEA

C.J. Prosise carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards in Week 10 against the Patriots. He also pulled in seven passes for 87 yards. Christine Michael was hurt (hamstring) in this one, and Thomas Rawls is expected back from injury, so there is a chance he has a big role moving forward, but there is also a chance either Michael or Rawls get those starter carries. Grab both Prosise and Rawls in case Michael falters or gets replaced, as the starter in SEA has strong value.

Eli Rogers | WR PIT

In Week 1, Eli Rogers pulled in 6 passes for 59 yards and 1TD, but he has been kind of banged up until recently. His last two games: 6/103/0TDs and 4/42/1TD. He easily has strong fantasy WR4-type value, if not higher, moving forward.

Tyreek Hill | WR KC

His last three games: 5/98/1TD, 3/11/0TDs and 10/89/0TDs.

Cameron Brate | TE TB

Cameron Brate has been on our list before. His last three games: 3/22/1TD, 5/43/1TD and 7/84/1TD.

NOTE: Last week, James Starks was a must-add and should be ranked in right around 1-2 above if available in your league.

Week 10 Waiver Wire

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James Starks, GB RB – Starks (knee) returned to practice last week, and could play this week. Ty Montgomery is not setup to continue his ‘slash’ type role, so GB will likely welcome back Starks as the lead rusher. He should be grabbed in all leagues and could have very solid flex-value, if not more, within 1-2 weeks! Note, Joique Bell could sign with GB today. Monitor this and react accordingly.

DuJuan Harris, SF RB – With Carlos Hyde out in Week 9, Harris totaled an impressive 59 yards on 10 carries while pulling in five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. Hyde is the starter, but Harris is the clear handcuff and flex-worthy if starting.

Paul Perkins, NYG RB – Rashad Jennings will likely continue to get the goal line work if healthy, but Paul Perkins had 11 carries for 32 yards in the Giants’ Week 9 win over the Eagles. This is a RBBC but Perkins has nice upside and stash value!

Chris Ivory, JAC RB – The guy was dropped in handfuls of leagues, but in Week 9, he ran for 107 yards on 18 carries. He is no lock to be consistent, but should be owned in most leagues.

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