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That is it. The Week 16 Waiver Wire pickups convey a near the season – not less than for waivers. The season flew by, and I am going to embrace some Week 17 RB look-aheads simply in case you’re loopy sufficient to play in a league with a Week 17 championship (you should not… ever).
Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups: QBs – Quarterback Streamers
Nick Foles, PHI (26%) – I informed you. What a strategy to kick off the waiver piece, huh? Okay, I am not likely going to take a seat right here and say, “Haha, I informed ya so,” (once more)… Foles did precisely what he stated he would, and that is come out slinging. Congrats for those who had the center to begin him in Week 15, and now, Foles will get the Raiders – at residence! – for the championship.
Blake Bortles, JAX (54%) – Foles being at residence provides him the slight edge over Bortles. Look, I do know Bortles can go full pumpkin on us at any given time, however he now has 4 straight video games with 22-plus factors and not less than 16 in all however one sport since Week 7. The 49ers are almost nearly as good of a matchup because the Raiders too.
Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (30%) – If it wasn’t in opposition to the Jaguars protection, Garoppolo could be a significantly better choice with 293, 334 and 381 passing yards in his three begins… however… simply two touchdowns nonetheless.
Jameis Winston, TB (54%) – Winston reveals indicators of life in opposition to the Falcons protection on Monday night time. Thankfully, the Panthers cross protection provides him the chance to place up back-to-back high quality video games, as they’ve been relatively weak in opposition to the cross within the second half of the season.
Eli Manning, NYG (33%) – So, there’s apparently nonetheless life left in Manning. The Cardinals matchup is a good one, however how a lot do you wish to belief Manning with Sterling Shepard and firm when Patrick Peterson might get rid of Shepard from the dialog?
Tyrod Taylor, BUF (38%) – Taylor would not have the perfect historical past in opposition to the Patriots, however this is hoping for the worth in his legs and a few rubbish time.
Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups: RBs
James White, NE (51%) – With Rex Burkhead sidelined, you’ll be able to really feel assured in trusting Dion Lewis and never have a second thought, however White additionally turns into fascinating once more in PPR leagues. Do not forget that White had put up double-digit PPR scores in 5 of the six video games from Weeks Four-10. As for these of you asking about Mike Gillislee, cease. No, cease. You actually going to plug Gillislee in to your championship sport? STAHP.
Peyton Barber, TB (34%) – Doug Martin was inactive for the sport in opposition to the Falcons with Barber controlling the backfield. He is a tricky runner, though the matchup with the Panthers run protection is not favorable.
Mike Davis, SEA (48%) – Davis had 16 and 15 carries for 64 and 66 yards the 2 weeks previous to that Seahawks meltdown in opposition to the Rams. He is nonetheless the lead choice and finest expertise at operating again for the Seahawks, and they need to have extra success in opposition to the Cowboys this week.
Giovani Bernard, CIN (47%) – That is provided that Joe Mixon continues to be sidelined as a result of his concussion. In that case, the Bengals host the Lions, and whereas the Bengals seem like a Pop Warner staff, 15-plus touches for Bernard carries Fantasy worth.
Kerwynn Williams, ARI (35%) – You may want to show to Elijhaa Penny (zero%) if Williams is out, however the Cardinals host the Giants this week, and that Giants protection could not cease me. Okay, I might find yourself trying like a six-year-old’s G.I. Joe toy, lacking leg and all, however you get the purpose.
Wayne Gallman, NYG (5%) – I’ve listed Gallman right here for just a few weeks. The Giants have been trying to subsequent yr, Gallman continues to outplay Orleans Darkwa and has 13 catches within the final two video games with 40 receiving yards in every. Gallman jumps above Bernard (if Mixon is again) and Penny (if Williams is out; a wholesome Williams will get the sting over Gallman).
Aaron Jones, GB (26%) – If Brett Hundley is again at quarterback, I want Jamaal Williams nonetheless. If Aaron Rodgers performs one other week although, Jones noticed his highest snap depend in weeks and seems to be the popular selection with Rodgers at quarterback. I might look to keep away from Williams and Jones in opposition to the Vikings although.
Rod Smith, DAL (24%) – I would not wish to threat Smith getting a giant play or a landing with the Seahawks being the hardest staff for pass-catching operating backs and Ezekiel Elliott again, however you could be in a bind.
Week 17 Potential: Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon, JAX; Fitzgerald Toussaint, PIT; Corey Clement, PHI; Matt Breida, SF
Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups: WRs
Martavis Bryant, PIT (55%) – Whereas Antonio Brown may return for the Steelers playoffs, he will not be round for yours. JuJu Smith-Schuster turns into the must-own and must-start choice, however Bryant turns into intriguing as effectively. The Texans are the perfect matchup for receivers and massive performs, and if there’s one factor Bryant can do effectively, it is run that 9 route and make massive performs.
Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole, JAX (44%) – Marqise Lee will miss Week 16, and Allen Hurns sounds unlikely to return. That leaves Westbrook and Week 15 star, Cole, because the Jaguars prime two receivers. If Blake Bortles retains rolling in one other good matchup, Westbrook and Cole are each fascinating performs with Westbrook main the best way.
Randall Cobb, GB (53%) – I am unable to see Davante Adams enjoying in Week 16 after struggling his third concussion, which means Jordy Nelson will draw Xavier Rhodes “closed”. Whether or not it is Rodgers or Hundley at quarterback, Cobb ought to see loads of alternatives on this state of affairs and has a landing in two of the final three video games. I might transfer Cobb to No. 1 in PPR if Rodgers is enjoying however that appears extremely unlikely with the Falcons win.
Kendall Wright, CHI (Four%) – How’s this for Wright’s final two video games: 24 targets, 17 receptions and 188 yards. The Bears face the Browns in Week 16 in some of the favorable matchups of the week. Wright is a greater PPR choice.
Mike Wallace, BAL (40%) – Wallace would not have many touchdowns, however he is been on an honest roll the previous three weeks with 116, 72 and 89 yards. Final week was a fantastic matchup for Wallace (Browns) and this week is just too with the Colts coming to city. I want Wallace to Wright in Non-PPR.
Damiere Byrd, CAR (zero%) – One butt cheek apparently equals two ft, as Byrd scored (twice) in Week 15. The Panthers have been in search of their second choice alongside Devin Funchess and have discovered it. Oh, and the Panthers host the Buccaneers and their nonexistent cross protection.
Roger Lewis, NYG (1%) – With Sterling Shepard possible nullified by Patrick Peterson, somebody should step up for Manning and the Giants. Thankfully, secondary receivers have dominated the Cardinals, and Lewis turns into intriguing with Tavarres King nursing an damage and 21 targets (11 receptions) the previous two weeks. However, this can be a desperation play for the championship week.
Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups: TEs
Eric Ebron, DET (43%) – He is the Blake Bortles of tight ends. Even with him enjoying effectively, do you actually wish to belief Ebron along with your title on the road? Alas, the Bengals protection is in shambles and Ebron has 18 targets, 15 receptions, 127 yards and a landing the previous two weeks.
Jesse James, PIT (24%) – If Vance McDonald is out, James is in line for a bump in targets with Antonio Brown additionally sidelined. The Texans permit the fifth most factors to tight ends, and that was a catch.
Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI (33%) – Sure, Pickle Ricky Seals-Jones got here up brief final week, but it surely’s the Giants. They’re permitting 12.Four Non-PPR and 17.9 PPR FPPG with 13 touchdowns to tight ends. That was numerous P’s.
Benjamin Watson, BAL (14%) – The upside of Watson is with the touchdowns in two of the final three video games. The draw back is the goose egg in Week 14. Al least the Colts are weak in opposition to the tight finish… effectively… the whole lot.
Charles Clay, BUF (32%) – Clay confirmed up for simply the second time since Week Four, and it is not the perfect matchup for tight ends, however beggars cannot be choosers and all that jazz… maintain on, why is not it spelled “beggers”? English, man. It may be robust. I’ve bought extra of those… ensure you come again for the rankings tomorrow 🙂
Trey Burton, PHI (eight%) – Even with Zach Ertz again, Burton nonetheless bought his share, however he is a landing prayer for deep leagues solely… and Foles is not prone to go bonkers each week.