Players that could sit Week 18 + Waiver Gems?

Week 18 should NOT be played. End of story. So, if you actually play Week 18, I suggest you move your championship week next season.

So, who are players that could sit or sit some Week 18? Who could be some nice Waiver Wire Additions?

Players that could sit?

Saquon Barkley & Giants

Giants players could sit Week 18, or sit some/most. Be careful of Saquon Barkley and Danny Dimes. But, also stay on the news, as things could change.

Josh Jacobs & Raiders

Josh Jacobs is going after the rushing title, however, he is also looking for a pay day next season. His next 2023 contract is more important than the rushing title, so he could sit. Could being the key word, though.

Justin Fields

He has been banged up, so sitting would be smart. And, if he plays, he could sit early. It's so hard to predict this one, so know that. Stay tuned.

Austin Ekeler & Chargers

If out to an early lead, the Chargers could rest their starters quickly. It's tough to say for sure, though, so know that.


Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook could sit, or sit early, if the Vikings have a nice lead. Minnesota may not try to even go after the No.2 seed given that scenario requires a Cardinals over 49ers game, but the Vikings could go full-go in hopes they land the 2 seed.

Christian McCaffrey & 49ers

CMC has been dealing with a ankle issue, but because the 49ers are in hot persuit of the 1 or 2 seed, I don't know that CMC will sit early on, but the Cardinals are awful right now, so if the 49ers get out to an early lead, you could see all Jordan Mason, or even others (they could want to sit Mason), if the 49ers are crushing the Cardinals by halftime.

Week 18 Waiver Wire Adds

Of all of the players that are good desparation plays, I think Jordan Mason could be the sneakiest given SF could be up big on the Cards and they could sit CMC early.


  1. Brock Purdy
  2. Jarrett Stidham
  3. Davis Mills

Note: Daniel Jones could sit, otherwise he would be listed as a nice add this week.


  1. Jordan Mason
  2. Chuba Hubbard
  3. Zach Moss
  4. Matt Breida
  5. Corey Clement


  1. Jahan Dotson
  2. Richie James
  3. Kadarius Toney
  4. Greg Dortch
  5. Rashid Shaheed
  6. Chris Moore

Note: James could sit early or a lot


  1. Hayden Hurst
  2. Cade Otton
  3. Trey McBride
  4. Tyler Conklin

Note: TB could rest starters some or a lot


  1. Terry Roberts on January 5, 2023 at 1:02 am

    Love this Smitty thank you for all your hard work in all this..

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