The semifinals are here. The question is are you still here or did your team get eliminated this final week of the regular season? Whether you’re going for a title or just playing consolation rounds, let’s scrape the last bits of meat off of the waiver wire’s bones.
Availability is based on ESPN leagues and FAAB off the $100 budget you’ve been nursing since September.
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (96%; $8) has scored four touchdowns in his last four games and has received at last 11 carries per outing. This week’s matchup with the Titans shows promise for another nice game from Powell.
New York Giants RB David Wilson (60%; $5) has burst back on to the scene with his monster game against New Orleans. I’m just as impressed with his 100 yards rushing as I am with this 221 yards in the kick return game. Add to the mix Ahmad Bradshaw possibly having knee issues and a soft Atlanta run defense, this could be another big week for the rookie.
Washington QB Kirk Cousins (99.8%; $3) would be a good add in 2QB leagues. He’s really best suited as an insurance policy in larger leagues and the status of RGIII is unknown as of now.
Atlanta RB Jacquizz Rodgers (72%; $4) has been seeing more snaps than Michael Turner in the last couple games. With Atlanta all but wrapped up a bye, look for Rodgers to get into games while they rest Turner down the stretch.
Jacksonville RB Montell Owens (91%, $4) had a great first game as the lead back in Jacksonville. His outing of 91 yards and a touchdown is a nice performance but Jacksonville takes on Miami this week.
There’s not much out there for wide recievers, tight ends nor kickers so we’ll go straight to defenses.
Detroit’s DST (50%; $3) takes on an Arizona squad that hasn’t hit the end zone in two weeks and just got shellacked 58-0 at Seattle. We can’t recommend the Raiders even if they are playing the Chiefs this week.
There’s not a lot out there at this time of year and even with some of the injuries from last week, the replacements just don’t look viable if you’re trying to win a title
Leave questions and comments below and good luck in the semifinals.