NFL Week 17 marks the 2021 fantasy football championship rounds in most leagues, so it's time to identify the best waiver wire pickups heading into fantasy Super Bowl weekend.
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The likes of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrell Henderson Jr., Lamar Jackson, Mike Evans, James Robinson, Miles Sanders, Austin Ekeler, Dalvin Cook, Elijah Mitchell, D’Andre Swift, Darren Waller and Nelson Agholor are dealing with injuries/COVID situations that could cost significant time in some cases.
Darrel Williams is the must-add of the week with CEH likely out with a collarbone injury.
DARE OGUNBOWALE, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
With James Robinson out for the remainder of the season, Dare Ogunbowale will be inserted into the Jags starting lineup as the lead running back. Ogunbowale played 83% of the snaps in Week 16, tallying 19 touches for 72 offensive yards and one touchdown.
He gets a decent matchup in Week 17 against a Patriots defense that is much weaker against running backs than opposing passing games. Entering Week 16, New England ranked fourth-worst in rushing yards allowed to running backs over the past four weeks and fourth-worst in receiving yards allowed to backs on the season.
Bills running back Devin Singletary scored 18.8 fantasy points against the Pats in Week 16.