This week is a crapshoot.
Teams are going to say they are playing starters only for them to play a quarter. Defenses are going to be resting guys left and right. So, unless it is a scheme funneled defense, it won’t matter. There will be teams who have been eliminated for weeks who are going to go all out, hoping to secure a win and end the season on a high note.
I would highly recommend you be very conservative with your financial contributions this week and save it for the playoff slates. I implore you not to overthink these teams tanking and thinking these playoff teams (e.g. LAR @ SEA) are just going to run over the eliminated teams. A lot of these players are fringe players and are going to be playing their hearts out trying to sustain their NFL careers. The coaches also have incentive to coach because every game counts for their longevity and how NFL circles view them.
They’re a few milestones worth mentioning this week for players. Unfortunately, most of them are on Saturday night or Sunday night. Two that are worth noting are both from the Chargers. DeAndre Carter needs two receptions to hit a bonus and Gerald Everett needs five to hit his bonus.
I’ll be keeping the write ups short this week, as I mentioned with the season’s last Waiver article. I will have playoff breakdowns next weekend for each game and each slate. If you have any questions at all for this slate, please ask me in chat.
Top game stacks
NYJ @ MIA
CAR @ NO
NYG @ PHI – PHI side
Sam Darnold (Carolina Panthers – $5,300/$6,800)
Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles – $8,400/$9,000)
Desmond Ridder (Atlanta Falcons – $4,900/$6,300)
Honorable Mention: Sam Howell (WAS), Nathan Peterman (CHI)
Joe Flacco (New York Jets – $4,800/$6,200)
Cam Akers (LA Rams – $6,100/$7,300)
Zack Moss (Indianapolis Colts – $5,200/$6,800)
Tyler Allgeier (Atlanta Falcons – $5,600/$6,500)
Malik Davis (Dallas Cowboys – $4,700/$6,000)
Latavius Murray (Denver Broncos – $5,400/$6,400)
Honorable Mention: None
Ke’Shawn Vaughn (Tampa Bay Buccaneers – $4,700/$5,800)
Ty Johnson (New York Jets – $4,000/$5,300)
DJ Moore (Carolina Panthers – $6,100/$7,300)
Garrett Wilson (New York Jets – $5,800/$7,100)
Ceedee Lamb (Dallas Cowboys – $8,200/$8,200)
A.J. Brown (Philadelphia Eagles – $8,000/$8,300)
Drake London (Atlanta Falcons – $4,900/$6,500)
Rashid Shaheed (New Orleans Saints – $4,200/$5,800)
Honorable Mention: DK Metcalf (SEA)
DeAndre Carter (LA Chargers – $4,100/$5,400)
David Bell (Draftkings – Cleveland Browns – $3,000)
Jalen Nailor (Fanduel – Minnesota Vikings – $5,300)
Tyler Higbee (LA Rams – $4,400/$5,600)
Tyler Conklin (New York Jets – $3,600/$5,100)
Cole Kmet (Chicago Bears – $4,600/$5,800)
Honorable Mentions: Gerald Everett (LAC)
Albert Okwuegbunam (Denver Broncos – $2,900/$5,000)
Cincinnati Bengals ($/$)
San Francisco 49ers ($/$)
Chicago Bears (Fanduel – $3,000)
Baltimore Ravens (Draftkings – $2,300)