Welcome to the final edition of Waiver Wired for the 2021 season. With so many playoff scenarios and player injuries to monitor, allow this week to serve as a reminder to never decide fantasy championships in the regular season finale. Having said that, we’ll do our best sifting through tea leaves and identifying players (ideally those with motivation) worth rostering for any pivotal Week 18 matchup.
2. Tyler Huntley, Ravens — Eight carries per game in four spot-starts in place of Lamar Jackson this year.
2. Samaje Perine, Bengals — Bengals will likely opt to play it safe with their starters assuming the Chiefs trounce the Broncos for the AFC’s No. 1 seed (and only bye week) 24 hours prior.
3. Le’Veon Bell, Buccaneers — Ronald Jones’ (ankle) and Ke’Shawn Vaughn’s (ribs) absences leave a full workload for Bell to handle as Tampa’s de facto beneficiary.
6. Tevin Coleman, Jets — Coleman’s backfield-high 15 touches from Week 16 suggest he’ll take on Michael Carter’s (concussion) role in the regular-season finale.
8. Zack Moss, Bills — One of Buffalo’s backups that should see significant run in a meaningless game (assuming coach Sean McDermott chooses to relieve starters) since Moss has handled just nine carries to Devin Singletary’s 35 over the last two weeks.
9. Duke Johnson, Dolphins — Reports Duke could see more usage as Miami’s lead runner since he was effective (7.0 yards per carry) on his seven rushes Sunday.
3. Zay Jones, Raiders — 7.8 targets per game as a full-time player since Week 13.
9. Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys — Dallas’ backups are expected to bite off all that they can chew in a meaningless contest Saturday night.
10. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns — 6.5 targets per game in his last four starts.
3. Gerald Everett, Seahawks — 5.4 targets per game out of Seattle’s bye.
4. Austin Hooper, Browns — At leasy five targets in three consecutive games.
1. Washington Football Team — Mike Glennon.
2. Chicago Bears — Sean Mannion.
3. Detroit Lions — Jordan Love.