It’s time to add those title games
Ideally, he would head into Championship Week with a healthy, loaded fantasy roster that can’t possibly be improved through waiver additions. But some of us are going into Week 17 up in smoke. If you’re having trouble tackling this week, we have solutions. All of the ones listed below are available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo Leagues and are approved for use. Let’s win a ring, people. It’s a week of emptying the wallet in terms of the acquisition budget, obviously. Those dollars won’t carry over to 2023, so spend them all this week.
Wide receivers (and a tight end) to add
If you’re not at least a little impressed by seven touchdowns in 10 games… well, keep scrolling. Dotson has been a contested capture monster all season, and in recent weeks, commanders have been showering him with targets. He has seen 24 chances in his last three games, rushing 15 for 235 yards and three kills. This was Saturday’s score, in case you missed it:
Simply put, Dotson is a rising star. Don’t leave him unattached. Even if you can’t get him into your own lineup in Week 17, you should probably keep him away from your opponent.
Green Bay only managed to have a fully healthy receiving corps for about six quarters of action, but hey, it was fun while it lasted. christian watson he suffered a hip injury on Sunday in Miami and was quickly ruled out. In his absence, the other (somewhat less) boisterous fledgling of the Pack was attacked six times. Doubs caught three balls for a modest 36 yards, but only the workload reestablished him as a key player in a Aaron Rogers-Directed passing game. We shouldn’t need to give him a hard sell on the Doubs situation and you may recall that the fantasy industrial complex got really excited about his talent earlier in the season. It’s an obvious target if your fantasy squad just lost Watson.
And another thing: Green Bay gets an absolute treat from a matchup against the Vikings this week. Minnesota’s defense has allowed the most receptions and receiving yards to opposing wide receivers, so Doubs is a great bet to feast on.
These two produced nearly identical stat lines in Week 16, combining for 23 targets, 16 receptions, 179 yards and a score. They led the Giants in all the things we care about for fantasy purposes. It would require a certain level of league-deep desperation to get started, but, if that’s your situation, stay away. Hodgins has seen 31 targets in the last five games, while James has scored 35. The Colts are next, coming off a short week.
Hopefully, he can forgive last week’s modest output, given that Johnson and the Saints were playing in nightmarish sub-zero conditions. Johnson remains the guy New Orleans has leaned on near the goal line all year, giving him 10 red zone goals in his 14 games. Seven of his 36 receptions resulted in touchdowns. The Saints’ receiving corps has been crushed by injuries this year, leaving Johnson one of the few reliable options. If anyone on this team is going to get in the end zone against Philly in Week 17, it’s… well, okay, it’s taysom hill. but if someone plus going to score, it’s Johnson.
runners on the wire
Every week, Allgeier reminds us that if you want to take it on, you better bring some friends:
Allgeier has been an after-contact yardage machine as a rookie. He also appears to have risen to the top of Atlanta’s backfield pecking order, surpassing Cordarelle Patterson on Saturday the 22nd at 9, and beating the vet by 86 yards. Allgeier is now averaging 4.9 YPC for the season and caught 15 of his 16 targets. He heads into an all-star matchup against Arizona, a defense that has allowed big games for Latavio Murray and Pierre Strong Jr. in recent weeks. If you have needs in the backfield, Allgeier is your priority if he’s available.
Moss dominated the snaps (36) and touches (13) in the Indy backfield, making it perfectly clear that he’s the Colts’ return to the roster if, for whatever reason, you can’t resist grabbing one. He offers few style points as a running back and has only caught one ball on two targets in the past two weeks, plus he’s tied with a hopeless offense. We’re not making any promises about Moss’ usefulness in Week 17 against the Giants, but it seems likely that he’ll deliver another forgettable 14-18 touches.
Hubbard was definitely on an upward trajectory entering the weekend, having averaged 13.7 touches and 77.0 scrimmage yards per game in his previous three. He snapped a pair of long early runs Saturday for the Panthers en route to a 12-carry, 125-yard performance. Detroit’s defense hadn’t allowed a running back to run 80 yards since October, but Hubbard and d’onta foreman each had 100-plus yards at halftime of Week 16. At this point, it’s perfectly clear that Carolina intends to run the ball 40-plus times whenever the flow of the game allows, and occasionally when it doesn’t. This week’s matchup with Tampa Bay is a bit tough, sure, but Hubbard’s workload isn’t a concern.
Quarterbacks to prioritize
Since he took care of the wounded Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 13, Purdy has rattled off a series of 200-yard, 2-TD games, as if doing so was no big deal. He certainly doesn’t lack receiving weapons with the Niners:
After a series of useful efforts, it seems silly to doubt Purdy before a favorable matchup with the Raiders. We probably won’t get a week-long winning supernova performance from the rookie, but he’s not likely to go head-to-head either. Purdy has been hitting every high-performance layup available in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. If injuries have forced you to go to the wire at QB, it is clear that it can help. Purdy has averaged just 23 attempts per game over the past three, so realistically he’s not going to be a volume passer. We just have to trust that a well-crafted offense and exceptional receiving corps will produce another 200-something yards with multiple touchdowns.
white has been cleared to return by doctorswhich means Jets fans shouldn’t have to put up with any more zach wilson You fail this season. White’s return is a great win for garrett wilson specifically and New York’s offense in general. He’s certainly on the radar as a streaming option against Seattle’s vulnerable defense, a group that has allowed 7.4 Y/A this season. White has started six games in his professional career and topped 300 passing yards in three of them.
If you need to stream your D/ST
Let’s not overthink things just because it’s Championship Week. Jacksonville is an opportunistic defense that has generated 24 takeaways on the season and this week’s opponent is Houston, a team with a severe shortage of offensive players. Jacksonville’s D has also produced three consecutive double-digit fantasy point totals. This group should probably be the most added fantasy asset of the week, and if it isn’t them, it will be these guys…
New York Giants (11%)
The Giants D are about to face what’s left of the Colts’ offense in Week 17, giving this group plenty of fantasy appeal. On Monday night, the chargers fired Indianapolis quarterback nick foles seven times, intercepted it three times, and generally made it look cooked. It’s been a struggle for New York of late, but this defense has 16 sacks and three takeaways in its last four games.
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