Waiver Wire Targets 2016 Week 17

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal

Running Back

Alex Collins – Seahawks: Collins saw the bulk of the workload once Thomas Rawls exited Sunday’s game and with Rawls status for the season finale up in the air, Collins could receive the majority of the carries if Rawls sits. The Seahawks face the worst run defense in the NFL in Week 17.

Kenyan Drake – Dolphins: Drake gained a career-high 56 rushing yards and scored his second career rushing touchdown in Week 16. The Dolphins have clinched a playoff spot and have nothing to play for next week, and Jay Ajayi has a banged up shoulder, so they may elect to sit him. If that is the case, Drake may see some extra run in Week 17.

Others to consider: Alfred Morris – Cowboys, Alfred Blue – Texans, Jacquizz Rodgers – Bucs, DeAndre Washington - Raiders

Wide Receiver

Adam Thielen – Vikings: Chance are he may not be available in your league, but if he is, make sure you add him if you are heading to your finals next week. He is averaging over eight targets per game in his last five and has topped 85 yards in three of his last four contests. He has emerged as the No. 1 wide receiver for the Vikings.

Cameron Meredith – Bears: Meredith has 33 targets in his last three games and has score a touchdown in two of those games. He also has back-to-back 100+ receiving yard games. Although the matchup in the season finale is not a favorable one, his volume and production cannot be ignored. He can be useful for those in the fantasy championship games that may need help at WR.

Others to consider: J.J. Nelson – Cardinals, Brandon LaFell – Bengals, Kenny Stills – Dolphins, Marqise Lee - Jaguars

Tight End

Charles Clay – Bills: Clay has scored four touchdowns in his last three games and continues to rack up the fantasy points. He has seen 23 targets during that stretch and has come down with 18 catches. He faces the Jets next week, a team that has struggled against the pass all season.

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