This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
The NFL's new playoff structure may have worked to your advantage if your league championships run through Week 17, as an increased amount of teams have something to play for. It looks like the Chiefs and Steelers will rest key starters, but that's a substantially lower pool than we usually see this time of year. To make up for that, this week's slate of matchups are particularly unfriendly to many names on the waiver wire.
This Thursday article is our second waiver wire piece of the week, intended to give a broad overview of players worth fantasy consideration. Every Monday, Kevin Payne's first edition of the Waiver Wire series gives a rundown the top names.
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The list below includes players rostered in no more than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues and is listed in order of preference based on half-point per reception scoring and a 12-team league. Depending on your league's scoring and roster settings, certain players might warrant higher consideration than what is listed. Each player's listed roster percentage is based on Tuesday's Yahoo statistics, to give a general sense of availability for a given week.
Philip Rivers vs. Jaguars (40 percent) - Rivers is set for a cushy matchup against a team that's been looking ahead to the offseason for weeks now, and the Colts actually need a win - plus some help - if they want