10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 17
If you're fortunate enough to still be playing, there is no reason to rest now.
Here are some of the best additions you can make to your squads this week. (I'll stick to players rostered on no more than 50% of Yahoo teams and also list some other viable pickups who may be available in shallower leagues or relevant only in deeper leagues.)
Tyler Allgeier, Falcons
Roster Percentage: 49%
Through all of Sunday's games, Tyler Allgeier ranks 14th in snap rate among running backs for Week 16.
Allgeier played on 60.3% of the Atlanta Falcons' snaps this past week, and those 41 snaps led to 18 carries and 5 targets for the rookie.
Allgeier turned his chances into 117 scrimmage yards and now faces a beatable Arizona Cardinals rush defense.
Chuba Hubbard, Panthers
Roster Percentage: 41%
Hubbard accounted for 125 rushing yards on his 12 carries. He didn't draw a target on his 9 routes (a 40.9% route rate) but is the pass-catching back in the offense. D'Onta Foreman ran just four routes by comparison.
Hubbard had an identical snap rate to Foreman (44.6%) and -- despite a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week -- is a viable late-season addition in such a run-heavy offense.
Zack Moss, Colts
Roster Percentage: 44%
Jackson played on 31.6% of the team's snaps and had 13 carries and a target.
We'll need to monitor the Week 16 usage, but Moss is very likely going to be a priority if he's still available in your league.
Khalil Herbert, Bears
Roster Percentage: 40%
Though the yardage was abysmal (3 scrimmage yards), a matchup against the Lions awaits the run-heavy Bears. We should see much better efficiency from Herbert in his secondary role behind David Montgomery in Week 17.
Jahan Dotson, Commanders
Roster Percentage: 23%
Dotson led receivers in route rate (97.2%) and targets (9) in Week 16. He scored and had 76 yards on that opportunity. Notably, he had 2 of 5 red zone targets on Saturday, as well.
DJ Chark, Lions
Roster Percentage: 50%
In Week 16, Chark had an 81.8% route rate and drew 5 targets on those 36 routes, targets he turned into 108 yards.
His average target depth was 14.0 yards, and it's now 16.3 for the full season. That gives added value to his targets, and if you account for the fantasy value of downfield and red zone targets better, his 4.9 targets per game are equivalent to 7.3 targets per game.
Isaiah Hodgins, Giants
Roster Percentage: 2%
While it's true that Richie James (17%) had more targets (12) than Isaiah Hodgins (11) in Week 16, Hodgins ran more routes (43 to 39), outperformed him in catch rate over expectation (+16.8% to -9.8%), and had a better average target depth (9.1 to 7.4).
Both James and Hodgins are addable. However, Hodgins shouldn't be overlooked in favor of James due to a single target discrepancy from Week 16.
Corey Davis, Jets
Roster Percentage: 16%
Although Davis caught just 2 of 7 targets for 14 yards, it's hard to hate on that role, one that led to 107 air yards and a lot of underlying value.
Daniel Bellinger, Giants
Roster Percentage: 3%
Bellinger secured a 98.5% snap rate and an 88.9% route rate in Week 16. His 40 routes led to a disappointing 2 targets, but it's a strong role that should not be overlooked due to the target total.
Bellinger, since a Week 13 return, has a 10.7% target share and an 89.4% snap rate.
Roster Percentage: 27%
The Washington D/ST has had consecutive disappointing outings from a fantasy standpoint but now brings the league's top adjusted rush defense to a matchup against the Cleveland Browns for a strength-on-strength matchup.
Deshaun Watson has been one of the NFL's least efficient passers by expected points models in his four games so far this season.
It's a big game for Washington's playoff hopes, and they're at home, too.