Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: WR - Week 17 (with video)
If you are serious about winning your fantasy league football championship, stay on top of your fantasy football team throughout the year.
Each week during the NFL fantasy football season, KFFL brings you its Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, which breaks down players to pick up. Be aggressive when picking up fantasy football free agents. Even if you do not need a player, you can tuck him away for depth or block others from adding him to their fantasy football team.
Note: Percentage of polled leagues in which player is available in parentheses
Fantasy football free agents: One-week plays
The following fantasy football pickups are for those who need injury or bye week replacements. They are not players you immediately acquire - unless your team is in dire straits. Some have, however, shown some life and should be followed in case they materialize as options beyond their temporary use.
In four games since returning from injury, Avant has racked up 5.5 catches and 81.5 receiving yards per game. This week he faces a New York Giants secondary that has allowed 10.75 receptions, 175.5 yards and one touchdown per game to receivers during the past month. That makes Avant a nice option versus the reeling Giants.
Cleveland didn't have much to smile about in Week 16, but Little tallied six grabs, 58 yards and the team's lone touchdown in what was his fourth straight respectable showing. The Browns close with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were just eliminated from playoff contention. Since Week 13 they have surrendered 14.25 receptions, 166 yards and 1.25 touchdowns per game to opposing wideouts. That gives Little at least a little upside (sorry, couldn't resist) this week.
While no one would consider LaFell's 39-615-4 line this season a breakout effort, the third-year pro closes with an enticing matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Over the past month the Saints have allowed 12.5 receptions, a league-high 199.3 yards and 1.75 touchdowns per game to the position. In the first meeting between the two teams LaFell logged six catches for 90 yards, and he could produce similar numbers this Sunday.
Defensively shaky at the best of times, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come unglued in recent weeks. In their past four games, the Bucs have allowed 13 catches for 169 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per contest to receivers. That brings us to Douglas, who could be in line for extended playing time with Atlanta having already wrapped up home-field advantage. It's a long shot, but those in deeper leagues might want to consider it.
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