Waiver Wire Week 16

NFL Waiver Wire Week 16

NFL Waiver Wire Week 16 2015 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

For some, all of their hard work and diligence ended Week 15, either in a glorious victory or a devastating defeat. However, not every fantasy football league has their playoffs end this early, and in a couple leagues that I participate and am the commishioner in, even go through Week 17 which is fun. For all of you fantasy football owners still battling, here are some NFL Waiver Wire Week 16 suggestions that might improve your current team. Good Luck this week


Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 16

MINN Teddy Bridgewater ( vs NYG )- I didn’t suddenly fall in love with QB Bridgewater because of his impressive Week 15 ( 248 total yards and 5 TDs)…but I do love his match up Week 16 vs the Giants. Not that QB Cam Newton and the Panthers aren’t playing great, but the grotty Giants defense was almost non-existent inside the red zone….they are bad! Only owned in 55% of Yahoo leagues

WASH Kirk Cousins ( at PHIL)- If you read my team reports in the preseason, in my Washington report- LINK– I was a clear believer in QB Cousins over QB RG3 and now it’s reported that the team and staff are as well. QB Cousins has a nice match up week 16. Only owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues

JACK Blake Bortles ( at N.O. )- Only owned in 66% of Yahoo leagues, QB Bortles is available in more leagues than he should be. He faces a team that is dead-last in defense Week 16


Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 16

Christine Michael ( vs STL )- Like so many team that loss their starting running back in recent weeks, fantasy football owners & fantasy football prognosticators could only guess as to who would get the most carries in the upcoming week(s). RB Bryce Brown was the waiver wire favorite, but ended up taking a backseat to former Seahawks Christian Michael ( 16 carries-84 yards Week 16)

SD RB Donald Brown ( at OAK)- 12 carries for 90 yards in Week 15 after RB Melvin Gordon’s injury- UPDATE: Melvin Gordon is OUT for the season

CAR Cameron Artis-Payne ( at ATL)- RB Fozzy Whitaker was thought to split carries, and may even start Week 15 over rookie Artis-Payne, but once again, this NFL team had other ideas, which we only discovered on game day….(14 carries for 59 yards in Week 15 and adding two catches for 34 additional yards)

NYG Rashad Jennings ( at MINN)- Knucklehead HC Tom Coughlin perhaps has figured out that a running back needs multiple carries to get going. ( only took him 14 weeks to discover this)- Week 14 RB jennings had 22 carries, and the Giants beat the Dolphins in Miami 31-24. Week 15 Jennings had 16 carries ( his 2nd most in 2015) and the Giants nearly beat the Panthers in a nail-biter- Run him Coughlin!

BUFF Karlos Williams/  Mike Gillislee (vs DAL)- RB LeSean McCoy left the game with a right knee injury, and we don’t know yet how severe his injury is. If McCoy can’t play Week 16 against the Cowboys, Gillislee and Williams will likely get split carries

NYJ Bilial Powell ( vs NE)- For the past couple weeks, I have suggested grabbing RB Powell as a solid handcuff for R C Ivory- LINK– but recently Powell has proved to be more than a handcuff, but a valuable fantasy contributor to the Jets offense-6 carries for 25 yards and a TD Week 15 and 7 receptions for 54 yards

Keep an eye on- JACK Denard Robinson ( suffered a sprained left foot in Week 15) his status for Week 16 is uncertain, as is RB TJ Yeldon- next on the roster- RBs Jonas Gray and Joe Banyard

With HD2HD playoffs locked up for some, this is the time to think about insurance RB HANDCUFFs-

PITT Jordan Todman …backing up RB DeAngelo Williams

MINN Jerick McKinnon…backing up AP…only owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 16

BALT Kamar Aiken ( vs PITT )- A favorite Waiver Wire mention of mine during the season -LINK– and the clear cut favorite target in Baltimore now, and for the rest of the season- Only owned in 15% of Yahoo leagues

GB James Jones ( at ARI )- Why QB Aaron Rodgers stopped throwing to this guy for a couple weeks is a mystery and Jones was dropped in many leagues. In Week 15 they got back on track with each other and Jones ended the day with 6/82/ 1 TD stat line. Tougher match up Week 16 however- Only owned in 76% of Yahoo leagues

TENN Dorial Green-Beckham (vs HOU)– Coming on strong of late, DGB had 6-of-9 targets for 113 yards in Week 15, and his 100-yard day was his second in three weeks

CINN  Marvin Jones (at SF)- QB AJ McCarron is now the quarterback in Cincinnati ( Dalton OUT for the season)- and with TE Eifert still sidelined, Jones is getting plenty of targets- he had 89 receiving yards in week 15- Still only owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues

SF Anquan Boldin ( at DET)- Can QB Blaine Gabbert actually play some QB? He can apparently get it to WR Anquan Boldin- 28 times on 44 targets in the past 5 games- and a TD pass in Week 15- Only owned in 49% of Yahoo leagues

Deep League Wide Receiver considerations-

CAR Corey Brown ( at ATL)-

SEA Jermain Kearse ( vs STL)-

BUFF Chris Hogan ( vs DAL)-

TB Adam Humphries ( vs CHI)-

You should have already picked up CAR Ted Ginn Jr, SEA Doug Baldwin & PITT Markus Wheaton-Recommended “Waiver Wire pick up Week 13- LINK


Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 16

NYG Will Tye- ( at MINN)- For the past 3 weeks you can find TE Tye on my weekly Sleepers articles-LINK-, because he’s been a good-to-guy for QB Eli Manning especially around the goal line. 43 yards and 1 TD Week 15-Only owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues

PHIL Zach Ertz (vs WASH)-A Waiver Wire Recommendation Week 15- LINKand a recommendation again this week. Ertz had a whopping 13 targets Week 15, resulting in 78 yardsa and 1 TD- only owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues

CHI Zach Miller (at TB)- A Waiver Wire Recommendation Week 15- LINKTE Miller didn’t have quite the week I expected, but he did haul in all 6 targets from QB J Cutler Week 15, for 57 yards. He had 6 targets in Week 14 as well, and they went for 85 yards and a TD. All possible in Week 16