2017 Fantasy Football - Waiver-Wire Targets









By Chet Gresham - @ChetGresham
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Published Dec. 19, 2017.


Below are players I'll be targeting on the waiver wire this week. As usual, I'm using the 50-percent(ish) ownership threshold at Yahoo to determine who is allowed on the list.

Players are listed in the order I would assign waiver priority for each position.

Running Backs

C.J. Anderson (38 percent)
Anderson got 30 carries against the Colts last week and put up 158 yards. This week, Denver heads to Washington for a good matchup, and with Washington falling apart at the moment, Denver has a decent shot at keeping this game close, which is what Anderson needs to get his touches.

Elijhaa Penny (11 percent)
If Kerwynn Williams can't play in Week 16, Penny should get the start in a good matchup against the Giants.





Mike Davis (48 percent)
Davis was made useless last week by the Rams blowing the Seahawks out of the water, but I expect Seattle will have better luck against the Cowboys and Davis will again be the lead back.

Chris Ivory (41 percent)
Ivory might be useful if Leonard Fournette is held out again next week.

Wayne Gallman (5 percent)
Gallman continues to play well, especially in the receiving game. He'll have some value in PPR leagues against Arizona.



James White (3 percent)
White will see his reps increase with Rex Burkhead out. He should have a good PPR floor against the Bills' weak defense against running backs.

Javorius Allen (29 percent)
Allen outplayed Alex Collins last week and continues to get meaningful carries. This week, the Ravens get a good matchup against the Colts.





Wide Receivers

Martavis Bryant (56 percent)
Bryant gets a great matchup with the Texans' poor pass defense, and without Antonio Brown, there will be plenty of targets for Bryant. If he's available, he'd be my No. 1 waiver priority.

Dede Westbrook (44 percent)
Westbrook had a down game last week, but his usage since coming back from injury has been great in all of his other games. Now with Marquise Lee out, Westbrook is a must-add, especially with a strong matchup against the 49ers.

Mike Wallace (40 percent)
Wallace has put together a good stretch of games with Joe Flacco playing better of late and should continue to do so against Houston, especially with Jeremy Maclin out.



Keelan Cole (6 percent)
Cole put up a huge game last week with Marquise Lee out for much of it, and Cole will again see a boost in snaps and targets this week in a plum matchup against San Francisco.

Randall Cobb (53 percent)
If Aaron Rodgers ends up playing in Week 16, Cobb should again be a good start, but there is a chance Rodgers is shut down with the Packers out of playoff contention. Cobb also would get a boost if Davante Adams can't play, because even with Brett Hundley at quarterback, that scenario would push Cobb into startability in a tough matchup against Minnesota.



Tight Ends

Charles Clay (32 percent)
Clay was the No. 1 target last week for Tyrod Taylor and will likely get that designation again this week in New England, in a game where Taylor will need to throw the ball much more often.

Eric Ebron (40 percent)
Ebron has come on strong of late and will have value against a Bengals defense that has seemingly gone on vacation.

Ben Watson (14 percent)
Jeremy Maclin should be out this week, and Watson will likely see his targets go up in his absence. Watson had a strong game last week against the Browns and should be a good streamer against the Colts.

Quarterbacks

Nick Foles (27 percent)
Foles showed that he fits the Eagles' offense well in a strong game against the Giants' weak pass defense. This week, he gets another good matchup, this time at home against the Raiders, where he should again have a high floor.

Blake Bortles (54 percent)
Bortles continues to put up good numbers, and last week, those came with him targeting his third and fourth receivers. The 49ers are a great matchup, and Bortles should again be worth starting, even in the fantasy championships.

Tyrod Taylor (38 percent)
Taylor put up a good game last week despite not needing to throw the ball that much. He'll take on the Patriots this week, which will likely mean needing to throw the ball and likely running the ball quite a bit to try to keep up. With their playoff lives on the line, the Bills will be going all out.

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