For some unknowable reason, a small percentage of you are involved in fantasy leagues in which championships are settled in the NFL’s most frustratingly random week. We don’t recommend it or endorse it, but we do (grudgingly) recognize that it happens. For you, we offer a few waiver dart throws for Week 18.

Below you’ll find a collection of potential pickups, all available in a majority of Yahoo leagues.

Jaret Patterson, RB, Washington Football Team (25% rostered)

Antonio Gibson has battled through a hip injury, turf toe and a stress fracture in his shin so far this year before hitting the reserve/COVID-19 list in Week 17. In Gibson’s absence, rookie Jaret Patterson ruled the Washington backfield on Sunday, finishing with 98 yards on 17 touches (5 REC) and one TD. His o-line gave him a narrow lane on his early 11-yard score and he didn’t miss it…

Patterson was hilariously dominant as a collegiate runner at Buffalo, averaging an absurd 151.1 rushing yards per game over his final two seasons. In his best weeks, he produced Pop Warner numbers…

If the Football Team decides to shut down an injured, post-illness version of Gibson, you can expect Patterson to shine against the Giants in the season-ender.

Recommended waiver offer, assuming $100 budget: Empty the wallet if you have a need.

Cyril Grayson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0%)



Cyril Grayson attended LSU, where he was an all-American sprinter who didn’t actually play football. He’s been a practice squad player for seven different NFL teams. On Sunday, he was the featured receiver on Tampa Bay’s game-winning drive, which was punctuated with this 33-yard bomb…

Grayson also made a huge conversion catch on a third-and-20. He was phenomenal. Over his last two games, he’s caught nine balls for 162 yards, which represents most of his career production. He’ll be needed moving forward with Chris Godwin injured and Antonio Brown fired/retired/between teams. As you can probably guess, Grayson is definitely not short…



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