NFL Waiver Wire: Week 18 Deep Dive

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 18 Deep Dive

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

We've made it to the final week of the regular season, and I appreciate everyone who has read the column throughout the season. More importantly, I'm hopeful the article helped uncover some deep waiver wire gems that helped make deep playoff runs and perhaps to fantasy championships. As for Week 18, things could get tricky. I've done my best to speculate on who may or may not play based on the most recent news, but it's almost certain that type of news will continue to emerge throughout the week. Generally speaking, I'd be more willing to trust backup running backs who see an increased role as opposed to quarterbacks, wide receivers or tight ends. With that in mind, let's take our final look around the league for this season.

Quarterback

Carson Wentz at Jaguars (40 percent ESPN)

Wentz has been lackluster from a fantasy perspective by throwing for fewer than 200 yards in five of his last seven games. Even so, the Colts are likely in a must-win scenario against Jacksonville, so this would be a good week for Wentz to come through with a big performance.

Trey Lance at Rams (22 percent ESPN)

Lance may not get the start pending the health of Jimmy Garoppolo. However, he managed to come through from a fantasy perspective last weekend against Houston even after running for only 31 yards. Thanks to his ability on the ground, Lance offers week-winning potential if he draws the start. 

Justin Fields at Vikings (20

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Dan Marcus
Dan started covering fantasy sports in 2015, joining Rotowire in 2018. In addition to Rotowire, Dan has written for Baseball HQ and Rotoballer.
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