NFL Waiver Wire: Week 17 Pickups
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 17 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please, please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and budget. This column will run every Tuesday to, hopefully, accommodate the various waiver schedules. I'll update it in the comments section during the week; please keep in mind a lot can change from Tuesday to Sunday.

Players listed/discussed last week: Joe Flacco, Tion Green, Mike Gillislee, Keelan Cole, Jaydon Mickens, Randall Cobb, Eric Ebron, Ricky Seals-Jones

QUARTERBACK

Secondary Targets

Jimmy Garoppolo, SF - Garopollo has many fans wondering why the 49ers didn't turn to him sooner when he was backing up C.J. Beathard. Garoppolo was featured here a few weeks ago but deserves mention again considering his recent play. He has 300-yard games in two of his four starts while sporting an elite 8.7 yards per attempt. Garoppolo just threw for two touchdowns against a stout Jaguars defense, and while the Rams aren't an ideal matchup, Garoppolo is still worth considering this week. FAAB: $4-$8

RUNNING BACK

Primary Targets

Giovani Bernard, CIN - Bernard makes his way back into this column after Joe Mixon suffered an ankle injury Sunday. Mixon was back as the lead guy until the injury, but Bernard performed nicely in relief with 168 yards from scrimmage. The sledding will be a little tougher this week against a Ravens team fighting

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