Offensive Deep League Gems – Week 16
When it comes to fantasy football, there are many opinions. A prominent one is the “don’t care” trope—coaches “don’t care” about your fantasy teams when deciding the running back rotation, players “don’t care” about whether they help or hurt your fantasy team and civilians “don’t care” to hear about whether or not you’re just a half-point away from the championship game.
But you know what else doesn’t care about your fantasy team? Fantasy football. Fantasy football isn’t concerned that the running back that got you all the way to the championship round has a broken hand. Fantasy football doesn’t care that you thought this would be the year Eli Manning turned things around. Fantasy football doesn’t care about your wide receivers’ collarbones or tibias. Fantasy football does not care. It goes on with or without you.
Only you should and need to care about your fantasy team. Only you can decide what to do when a starter is lost to injury or is demoted. And, with the final week of most leagues’ fantasy seasons upon us, the waiver wire is the only way to lend a helping hand to positions that suddenly have become unstable.
Oh, and we care about your fantasy team, as well. The waiver wire is hard enough to navigate in leagues of 10 or 12 teams, but expand that into 14, 16, 18 or more teams—in the championship week, nonetheless—and it becomes seemingly impossible. But there are waiver wire additions that can help you even in this crucial week. In fact, there are three. Here are the top waiver wire adds for championship week. Good luck!