NFL Waiver Wire: Week 17 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 17 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

You need to reassess being in a league if you're still playing for a championship this week. There are leagues that reward overall points totals, so the waiver wire might be useful in those formats. Hopefully, everyone had a fun season and this will be me signing off, until next season. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please, please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and budget.

QUARTERBACK

SECONDARY TARGETS

Robert Griffin, BAL - The Ravens said Monday that Lamar Jackson won't play this week with the top seed in the AFC already locked up. That means Griffin likely will be under center and his skill set somewhat mirrors that of Jackson. He should get more points rushing than the average quarterback in the league, though his receivers (Mark Andrews is banged up) likely will be less than stellar. Still, this has been a fantasy-friendly offense this season, and Griffin should put up fantasy points at home. Keep in mind Trace McSorley might play as well. FAAB: $4-$8

HAIL MARY

Matt Barkley, BUF - Like the Baltimore situation, the Bills are locked into the five seed and there's no reason to play Josh Allen. As a result, Barkley should be under center in a good home matchup against the Jets. Barkley has a whole week to prepare and is

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