After a healthy slate of Thanksgiving football, there still are a whopping 13 games left on the NFL schedule this week, meaning fantasy football owners have plenty of last-minute waiver wire options for this weekend’s games.
Let’s take a look at some of the best remaining players at every position.
Quarterback: Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets
Fitzpatrick is owned in less than 30 percent of leagues. Despite a mediocre showing in last week’s loss to the Houston Texans, Jets coach Todd Bowles maintained that Fitzpatrick will remain the team’s starter. He faces a porous Miami Dolphins secondary that sits near the bottom of the league in total yards and points allowed.
Other QBs to start: Marcus Mariota, Josh McCown, Jameis Winston
Running Back: James White, New England Patriots
White showed in Week 11 how valuable he can be to this Patriots offense. With so many pass catchers injured and a poor showing from New England’s offensive line Monday, White could be doubly important to the Patriots’ attack against an aggressive Denver defense. Look for him to see the field plenty (and in turn get more touches) as a checkdown- or change-of-pace back.
Other RBs to start: Javorious “Buck” Allen, Duke Johnson Jr., Alfred Blue
Wide Receiver: Dwayne Harris, New York Giants
Harris has been a boom-or-bust player this season, but has steadily seen his targets increase as the Giants’ third receiver. With a decent Washington secondary focusing on Reuben Randle and Odell Beckham Jr., Harris could be in line for another nice day Sunday.
Other WRs to start: Kamar Aiken, Cecil Shorts III, Dontrelle Inman
Tight End: Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
The Matt Hasselbeck-to-Fleener connection will kick in sooner or later, and facing an above average Tampa Bay run defense that could take out Frank Gore, Fleener should see an uptick in action.
Other TEs to start: Vernon Davis, Kyle Rudolph
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Thumbnail photo via Colts tight end Coby Fleener