Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 17 of Fantasy Football: Brock Purdy, Mike White, Jahan Dotson and Tyler Allgeier

As we near Week 17 and the second round of the playoffs, fantasy football managers must continue to make roster changes in order to reach the season’s apex.

Week 17 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Brock Purdy, Mike White, Jahan Dotson, and Tyler Allgeier

Week 17 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Brock Purdy

Also read: Fantasy Injury Report for Week 17: Latest news on Jalen Hurts, Dameon Pierce and Lamar Jackson

Summary

  • Brock Purdy
  • Mike White
  • Jahan Dotson
  • Tyler Allgeier

1. Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers (37%)

Purdy has rattled off a string of 200-yard, two-touchdown games since taking over for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 13. With the Niners, he has plenty of receiving options:

Purdy has made every high-yield layup throw available in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. If injuries have forced you to play QB on the fly, it’s clear he can help. Purdy has averaged only 23 attempts per game in his last three games, so he won’t be a high-volume passer.

We just have to trust that a well-designed offense and an outstanding receiving corps will produce another 200-plus yards and multiple touchdowns.

2. Mike White, New York Jets (17%)

Doctors have cleared White to return, which means Jets fans won’t have to endure any more Zach Wilson misfires this season.

White’s return is a huge win for both Garrett Wilson and the New York offense as a whole. He’s on the radar as a streaming option against Seattle’s porous defense, which has allowed 7.4 Y/A this season. White has started six games in his pro career and has surpassed 300 yards passing in three of them.

3. Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders (23% rostered)

If seven touchdowns in ten games doesn’t make you want to keep scrolling, nothing will. Dotson has been a contested-catch monster all season, and the Commanders have been peppering him with targets in recent weeks.

To put it simply, Dotson is a rising star. Don’t leave him alone. Even if you can’t fit him into your lineup in Week 17, you should keep him away from your opponent.

4. Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons (49%)

Each week, Allgeier reminds us that if you want to tackle him, you’d better bring a few friends:

https://twitter.com/AtlantaFalcons/status/1606731520382619648?s=20&t=29vVmMbv_HeJe7Rj738CEQ

Thursday, Dec. 29

Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., Amazon

Sunday, Jan. 1

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Fox

Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders, 1 p.m., Fox

San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., Fox

New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Jan. 2

Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/ABC