Fantasy football waiver wire pickups - Week 17

Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens explains why fantasy managers should add Washington’s Jahan Dotson and Philadelphia’s Gardner Minshew for championship week.

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ANDY BEHRENS: Hey, look, I get it. It's championship week. There's really only two teams playing for something meaningful in your fantasy league right now, and perhaps that explains why Jahan Dotson is still available in like 3/4 of Yahoo leagues.

I just want to point out that if this were a normal week in the middle of the season, there would be a frenzy for his services right now. He's seen 24 targets over his last three games. He's caught 15 balls. He has touchdowns in each game. He's actually got seven touchdowns on the season in 10 games. He's been fantastic. He is an emerging star. He deserves to be on someone's roster right now. He's the kind of guy that you pick up just to block your opponent from grabbing him.

Also, if you ever need a quarterback, and I know many of you do because Jalen Hurts has been out-- there have been all kinds of quarterback injuries-- Gardner Minshew passed the test. I'm not saying it was a total clinic. He had a few turnovers, sure. He's Gardner Minshew. But he's fun. He threw for 355 yards, a couple of touchdowns, had a yard scoring plunge. He's good. He's attached to a great offense too. He's the guy who gets to throw to AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith. And that is an awfully good way to make a living.