If you didn’t grab one of this week’s popular waiver wire players it’s okay. There are still plenty of players who can help you as you move forward in the fantasy playoffs.
All players listed are under 40 percent owned in Yahoo and ESPN leagues
Denard Robinson, Running Back, Jacksonville Jaguars (Yahoo – 1 percent owned, ESPN – 1 percent owned)
Chris Ivory is hobbled with a hamstring injury and T.J. Yeldon has been placed on I.R., so Robinson is making his annual appearance into brief fantasy relevancy.
Robinson believes he will be able to suit up week 17 against the Colts who allow 116.3 rushing yards per game. He will be a low-end RB2/flex if Ivory can’t play.
Adam Thielen, Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings (Yahoo – 30 percent owned, ESPN – 32.9 percent owned)
This could be looked at as point-chasing, but Thielen has earned a huge part of the target share for the Vikings.
Thielen is averaging 10 targets per game in his last ten games. He exploded for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of-15 targets. He could find success again as the Vikings play the Bears.
Marquise Lee, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars (Yahoo – 18 percent owned, ESPN – 12.9 percent owned)
Lee has found his way into the post-waiver adds column once before, so this is a reminder that he has broken out this year and he’s here to stay.
He has received a staggering 96 targets and has clearly overtaken Allen Hurns for rights to being Blake Bortles’ second option in the passing game. Overall, Lee is 44th in the NFL in targets and also 45th overall in fantasy points among wide receivers.
Lee will be a flex option when the Jags face the Colts to wrap up the year.
Charles Clay, Tight End, Buffalo Bills (Yahoo – 19 percent owned, ESPN – 27.1 percent owned
Once upon a time Charles Clay was a hot free agent acquisition who was looked upon to be a big part of the Bills offense. Maybe he is finally rounding into his free agency expectations.
Recently, he has been heavily targeted. (7.6 targets per game in last three games)
Clay has also found the end zone in each of his last three games with four total touchdowns. He plays the Jets this Sunday who have allowed 14.2 fantasy points per game to tight ends.