The fantasy football playoffs are beginning or one week away in most leagues.
At this point, the bulk of your roster should be set with only a few depth additions and subtractions to make this week. However, some quality players could still be on your league's waiver wire that may ultimately help you win a championship.
Here’s a look at this week’s waiver wire adds and drops.
The Ravens’ passing game is catching fire as of late, and Breshad Perriman is a big reason why. The 2015 first-round pick is finally healthy and developing chemistry with Joe Flacco, and it’s paying off big time.
Perriman has caught three touchdowns in his last four games, including Sunday’s blowout win over the Dolphins. He’s becoming what Torrey Smith used to be in the Ravens’ offense, making Perriman a dangerous fantasy threat going forward.
It took over two months to happen, but the Steelers finally activated Ladarius Green off of PUP, and it’s already paying big dividends. The veteran tight end caught a season-high six passes on 11 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Giants.
This comes after Green caught two passes on three targets for 63 yards in Week 12. It’s clear he’s become the No. 1 tight end in this offense, which makes him a very scary player heading into the fantasy playoffs.
With Rob Gronkowski now on I.R., Malcolm Mitchell is taking on a bigger role in the Patriots’ passing game. The rookie receiver caught a career-high eight passes for 82 yards in Sunday’s win over the Rams while being targeted 10 times.
Mitchell has caught 17 passes for 222 yards and three scores over his last three games. He’s a solid addition if you need receiver help going forward.
Even though Hunter Henry is still reaching the end zone at a decent rate (2 scores in his last 3 games, he’s not getting enough catches or yards to be a consistent fantasy weapon. He has just eight grabs for 75 yards over his last five games. Henry is no longer worth rostering in any league.
The Lions’ passing game looked as good as it has all season in their 28-13 win over the Saints in New Orleans. Unfortunately for Marvin Jones, it came without him in the lineup as he was out with a thigh injury.
Jones was already putting up duds on a weekly basis with four straight games totaling less than 60 yards and no scores in five straight games. He also has just 15 grabs in his last five games, making him an easy call to drop.