Time for title game additions

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Ideally, you’d be heading into Championship Week with a healthy, loaded fantasy roster that can’t be improved through waiver additions. But some of us are going into Week 17 with smoke. If you have problems to solve this week, we have solutions. All mentioned below are available in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues and are approved for use. Let’s win a ring, people. It’s an empty wallet week in terms of the acquisition budget, obviously. Those dollars won’t carry over to 2023, so spend it all this week.

Wide receivers (and a tight end) to add

If you’re less than impressed with seven touchdowns in 10 games… well, keep scrolling. Dotson has been a contested capture monster all season, and for the past few weeks, commanders have been bombarding him with targets. He had 24 chances in his last three games, throwing 15 for 235 yards and three hits. This was Saturday’s score, in case you missed it:

Simply put, Dotson is a breakout star. Don’t leave him unattached. Even if you can’t get him into your lineup in Week 17, you should probably keep him away from your opponent.

Green Bay only managed to have a fully healthy receiving corps for about six quarters of action, but hey, it was fun while it lasted. Christian Watson suffered a hip injury on Sunday in Miami and was quickly ruled out. In her absence, the Pack’s other (slightly less) rookie was targeted six times. Doubs threw three balls for a modest 36 yards, but the workload alone re-established him as a key player in a Aaron Rodgersled passing game. We shouldn’t have to give you a hard sell on the Doubs situation and you may remember that the fantasy industrial complex spoke volumes about his talent earlier in the season. He’s an obvious target if your fantasy team just lost Watson.

And another thing: Green Bay gets an absolute gift of a matchup against the Vikings this week. Minnesota’s defense has allowed the most receptions and receiving yards for opposing wideouts, so Doubs is a great bet to celebrate.

Packers receiver Romeo Doubs is back on the fantasy radar as we head into Week 17. (Photo by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Packers receiver Romeo Doubs is back on the fantasy radar as we head into Week 17. (Photo by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Those two produced nearly identical stat lines in Week 16, combining for 23 targets, 16 receptions, 179 yards and one score. They led the Giants in all the things we care about for fantasy purposes. It would take a certain level of deep league desperation to get started, but if that’s your situation, flex. Hodgins has scored 31 goals in the last five games while James has tied for 35. The Colts are next coming off a short week.

Hopefully you can forgive last week’s modest production as Johnson and the Saints were playing in sub-zero nightmare conditions. Johnson is still the guy New Orleans has leaned on near the goal line throughout the year, feeding him 10 red-zone targets in his 14 games. Seven of his 36 receptions resulted in touchdowns. The Saints’ receiving corps has been crushed by injuries this year, leaving Johnson as one of the few reliable options. If anyone on this team is going to make it to the end zone against Philly in Week 17, it’s… well, OK, it is. taysom hill🇧🇷 But if someone other will score, it’s Johnson.

Running back on the wire

Each week, Allgeier reminds us that if you want to take on him, you better bring some friends:

Allgeier has been a yard machine after contact as a rookie. He also seems to have risen to the top of Atlanta’s defensive ranks, surpassing Cordarrelle Patterson on Saturday, 22 to 9, and leading Vet by 86 yards. Allgeier is now averaging 4.9 YPC for the season and has caught 15 of his 16 targets. He’s heading into a stellar game against Arizona, a defense that allowed big games for Latavius ​​Murray and Pierre Strong Jr. in recent weeks. If you have backfield needs, Allgeier is your priority if available.

Moss dominated snaps (36) and touches (13) in Indy’s backfield, making it perfectly clear that he’s the Colts back on the roster if, for some reason, you can’t resist catching one. He offers few style points as a runner and has caught just one of two targets in the past two weeks and is tied for a hopeless offense. We’re not making any promises about Moss’s usefulness in Week 17 against the Giants, but he looks likely to throw another forgettable 14-18 touches.

Hubbard was definitely on an upward trajectory going into the weekend, averaging 13.7 touches and 77.0 yards from scrimmage per game over the previous three. He broke off two long opening drives on Saturday for the Panthers en route to a 125-yard, 12-car performance. Detroit’s defense hasn’t allowed a running back to go 80 yards since October, but Hubbard and D’Onta Foreman each had 100+ yards at halftime in Week 16. At this point, it’s perfectly clear that Carolina intends to run the ball 40+ times whenever the flow of the game allows — and occasionally when not. This week’s clash with Tampa Bay is a bit difficult, sure, but Hubbard’s workload isn’t a concern.

Quarterbacks to Prioritize

Since taking the place of the wounded Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 13, Purdy threw a series of 200-yard 2-TD games like it was no big deal. He is certainly not without receiving weapons with the Niners:

After a series of helpful efforts, it seems silly to doubt Purdy before a favorable Raiders matchup. We probably won’t get a week-winning supernova performance from the rookie, but chances are he won’t fall flat on his face either. Purdy has been hitting every high-yield layup available on Kyle Shanahan’s offense. If injuries forced him to lose the QB, then of course he can help. Purdy has averaged just 23 tries per game over the last three, so realistically he won’t be a volume passer. We just have to trust that a well-engineered offense and an exceptional receiving body will yield another 200 multi-scoring yards.

white has been cleared to return by doctorswhich means Jets fans shouldn’t have to put up with any Zach Wilson fails this season. White’s return is a great victory for Garrett Wilson specifically and New York crime in general. He’s certainly on the radar as a streaming option against Seattle’s vulnerable defense, a group that has allowed 7.4 Y/A this season. White started six games of his pro career and topped 300 yards in three of them.

If you need to transmit your D/ST

Let’s not overthink things simply because it’s Championship Week. Jacksonville is an opportunistic defense that has generated 24 errors this season and this week’s opponent is Houston, a team with a severe shortage of offensive players. Jacksonville’s OD also produced three consecutive double-digit fantasy point totals. This group probably has to be the most added fantasy feature of the week – and if not them, then it’s going to be these guys…

New York Giants (11%)

Giants D are about to face what’s left of the Colts’ offense in Week 17, which gives this group plenty of fantasy appeal. On Monday night, the Chargers sacked Indianapolis QB Nick Foles seven times, intercepted him three times and generally made him look baked. It’s been a struggle for New York recently, but this defense has 16 sacks and three takeaways in the last four games.

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