Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Jamaal Williams, Dante Pettis Highlight Championship Pickups

Dec 19, 2018 10:25 PM EST
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USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jamaal Williams, Dante Pettis

  • It's championship week. Are you ready to win that league trophy? Let Ryan Collinsworth help with his top fantasy football waiver wire targets.
  • Jamaal Williams could be a viable option at running back if Aaron Jones misses the Packers' matchup against the Jets.
  • Meanwhile, Dante Pettis projects as a solid WR2 option (and is a must-add in dynasty leagues).

For most fantasy football leagues, it’s championship week.

As such, I’m recommending only select players at each position who I’d feel comfortable starting this week. I will also no longer be offering auction price recommendations — spend as much as you need to acquire players for your title run.

Below are the best streaming options, handcuffs and upside plays to help you take home your office’s plastic gold trophy. Every player is owned in fewer than 50% of ESPN fantasy leagues.

Top Streaming Quarterbacks

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

Mayfield posted a predictably sub-par fantasy performance against the Broncos’ stiff pass defense. He threw for 188 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on his way to 12.1 PPR fantasy points against the second-ranked defense in Football Outsiders’ pass defense DVOA.

Nonetheless, Mayfield has proven his ability to contribute fantasy QB1 numbers this season. He draws a matchup against the Bengals, who rank 27th in pass defense DVOA and concede the third-most fantasy points (21.7) per game to quarterbacks this season.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen’s rushing volume finally came back down to Earth against the Lions as he rushed nine times for just 16 yards. He did, however, add another rushing touchdown to go with his 204 passing yards and a passing touchdown.

Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Josh Allen

Since returning from injury in Week 13, Allen has been the No. 1 fantasy quarterback in PPR points per game and the No. 1 fantasy player overall. It’s hard to argue against starting him at this point. Still, his matchup against the Patriots is not exactly ideal, so there could be cause to temper expectations for the talented rookie.

Still, Allen is a fantasy QB1 until further notice — even without the benefit of a soft defensive matchup.


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