Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Nick Foles, C.J. Anderson Offer Championship-Winning Potential

Dec 24, 2018 11:54 AM EST
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James Lang-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Nick Foles.

  • Still in the hunt for that league trophy or have a meaningful consolation game? Ryan Collinsworth has his top fantasy football waiver wire targets for Week 17.
  • Eagles QB Nick Foles and Rams RB C.J. Anderson have championship-winning potential, plus more options at WR and TE.

Most fantasy football leagues played for their championship in Week 16, but many leagues still run two-week championship matches that include Week 17. This piece is for teams locked into championship battles — or for those in meaningful consolation games in keeper/dynasty leagues.

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 Quarterback

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

Foles garnered national acclaim when he led the Eagles to an unexpected road victory over the Rams in Week 15, then reprised that epic performance with 471 yards and four passing touchdowns in a win over the Texans this past Sunday.

The Eagles now have a legitimate path to a playoff berth if they beat the Redskins and if the Vikings lose to the Bears in Week 17. Philly’s continued playoff viability makes Foles an ideal streaming target in fantasy next week.

Dating back to last season’s playoffs, Foles has averaged 309 passing yards and 18 PPR points per game as the Eagles’ starter. He draws a nice matchup against a Washington team that has lost five of its past six games, ranks 18th in Football Outsiders’ defense DVOA and has allowed 27.4 points per game over the past five weeks.

Running Backs

C.J. Anderson, Los Angeles Rams