Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are fantasy football players to add week 17. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. Zack Moss, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Taylor went down with a sprained ankle in the game against the Vikings in week 16. When he went out Moss got the majority of the workload for the Colts. He finished the game with 24 carries for 81 yards. He did register a catch or get a target.
Moving forward, it wouldn’t be surprising for Taylor to be shut down the rest of the season. That means Moss figures to get a ton of work throughout the next few weeks. He can be picked up and possibly even played depending on the matchup. Moss is rostered in 43.3 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Tyler Allgeier, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Allgeier continues to get a high volume of work out of the Atlanta backfield, even with Cordarrelle Patterson behind healthy. In week 16, he rushed 18 times for 74 yards. Allgeier also caught four passes for 43 yards against the Ravens.
The Falcons have focused on the running attack all year long. Allgeier will get a lot of work in the team’s final two games against the Buccaneers and Cardinals, who have struggled this season. He is rostered in 39.2 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers
Hubbard and D’Onta Foreman have split carries since Christian McCaffrey was traded. Foreman has been more productive, but Hubbard has value. In week 16, Hubbard rushed 12 times for 125 yards. He did not score at touchdown or a catch.
The Panthers have ridden their defense and run game to be in contention for the playoffs. They have two division games left on the schedule and will need both Hubbard and Foreman to win and qualify for the playoffs. Hubbard is rostered in 26.3 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Even though J.K. Dobbins has returned, the Ravens have shown they support multiple running backs out of the backfield. In week 16, Edwards rushed for 99 yards on 11 carries. He didn’t score a touchdowns or register a catch.
While it is hard to start Edwards given his time-share with Dobbins, he is good enough to be on most fantasy rosters. He will get carries throughout the last two weeks and in a pinch, can be started. Edwards is rostered in 30.6 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. Greg Dortch, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Dortch has had some good games this season, but with injuries, the Cardinals will need Dortch the rest of the way. In week 16, Dortch stepped up for Arizona with 10 catches for 98 yards on 11 targets. He also had three catches for 25 yards.
Even with Trace McSorley at quarterback, Dortch was productive. Whether McSorley or Colt McCoy starts the last two games of the season, Dortch merits rostering in most leagues. He is rostered in three percent of ESPN leagues.
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