Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 18

The key to winning your fantasy football league is not how well you draft, but the players you add off waivers. This is extremely important because securing hidden talent could replace those late-round selections, even mid-rounders, that aren’t having the best season. Here at NFS, we provide the best picks for players you should grab off waivers now before it is too late. As always, both opportunity and performance are taken into consideration for these players. You can also make life easier by checking out our Consistency Rankings!

Braxton Berrios, WR, New York Jets
With Elijah Moore and Corey Davis out for the season, Braxton Berrios has emerged in a massive way to be the new number one wide receiver for the New York Jets. He had his best game of the year last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Berrios finished with eight receptions for 65 yards and a receiving touchdown. He even was involved in the rushing game and scored a touchdown in that department. The matchup against the Buffalo Bills isn’t favorable, but sheer volume should give Berrios a solid chance to perform well once again to end the season. 

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
The Patriots’ offense has become more run-focused with a still inexperienced Mac Jones at the helm. That has led to a committee back look for the Patriots. Rhamondre Stevenson and Damian Harris have been the two to receive a lot of carries for the season but Stevenson is still a waiver wire eligible player. He had another strong game last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished with 19 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns. He’s in for another favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins where he could have another strong game for Week 18. 

Cyril Grayson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay is having one of the worse collapses to their wide receiver room. First, they lose Chris Godwin for the year due to a torn ACL. Then Antonio Brown seems to quit football in the middle of the Jets game. The only positive is that Cyril Grayson has seemed to learn a lot of the reps that those players once held. He finished with a strong game against the Jets last week, finishing with six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be key in fantasy playoffs but even more important if the Bucs would like to finish as repeat champions this season. 

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars may have had another disastrous season despite picking a hopeful future franchise quarterback. But there have been some positives to this roster. One is that former first-round pick, Laquon Treadwell, has seemed to find a home for him. He’s continued to build steady progress to a future number one receiver. Last week he finished with six receptions for 87 yards. The offense is still a mess and Trevor Lawrence still has ways to go as a quarterback. But Treadwell could see a lot of volume in the final week of the season. 

Antoine Wesley, WR, Arizona Cardinals
DeAndre Hopkins went down with a regular season-ending injury during Week 15. But Cliff Kingsbury has done a solid job finding quick replacements to keep the Cardinal’s season alive. Antoine Wesley has been one of those clutch replacements. He’s had back-to-back huge games for the Cardinals. Last week he finished with four receptions for 17 yards and two touchdowns. Seattle has one of the worst pass-defending defenses in the league. And with an MVP caliber quarterback, Wesley could be in for a massive game to end the fantasy football season.

Published by Ethan Hartley

Born and raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. Junior at the University of Oregon studying journalism with minors in sports business and music studies. An avid follower of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and MMA.

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