Fantasy Football: Playing the waiver wire-Week 17

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Nick Mullens, QB, Minnesota Vikings

Mullens threw four interceptions against the Detroit Lions in Week 16, but he also threw for 411 yards with two touchdowns. He is likely to continue starting under center for the Vikings, due to lack of greatly better options, and Week 17 looks to be a pretty good matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

In Week 16 Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young, who has struggled most of the season, threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns without an interception against the Packers. They have allowed over 300 yards and multiple passing touchdowns to a quarterback in back-to-back games, and in three of their last five.

As long as Mullens is under center for the Vikings, which doesn't feel like much of a question and even if he's down a couple key weapons, he should put up yardage against the Packers in Week 17. Just be prepared for a couple of interceptions. As a desperation streamer, especially in two-quarterback leagues, you could do a lot worse.

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