The final week of regular season football is nearly upon us, and that will make for some interesting start/sit decisions. Teams will be looking to rest starters to extend their recovery period ahead of the postseason, give reserves some reps in a game that doesn’t mean anything, and ramp up touches/targets for stars in an attempt to punch a ticket to the playoffs. Here are some available wide receivers we think you should consider bringing onboard in Week 17 off the fantasy football waiver wire.
Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (52.8 percent)
Perriman has garnered a lot of attention since his big performance in Week 15, and he followed that up with another strong outing in Week 16. The wideout totaled 20.2 DKFP on seven receptions for 102 yards with Mike Evans out of the picture for a second consecutive game. Jameis Winston leads the NFL in passing yards for a reason, and his new favorite target should benefit from plenty of targets against the Falcons in Week 17.
Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (12 percent)
Johnson has really emerged over the course of the last three weeks. The wideout has had at least 60 receiving yards for three games straight and has scored two touchdowns during that stretch. He had one of his best games of the season in Week 16, as he hauled in eight catches for 81 yards and a score. He finished with 20.1 DKFP and will face the Ravens in Week 17.
Steven Sims Jr., Washington (1 percent)
Sims has now logged season highs in receptions in back-to-back weeks and scored three touchdowns in his last two appearances. The Washington wideout totaled 25.3 DKFP against the Giants and will face a Cowboys team desperate for a win next.
Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (32.3 percent)
Beasley put up one if his best performances of the season against the Patriots’ elite pass defense in Week 16. He finished with 20.8 DKFP with seven receptions for 108 yards. Buffalo has been surprisingly solid this year and Beasley could very well have another big night against the lesser defense of the Jets in Week 17.