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Week 16 Waiver Wire Additions: The Last Steps to a Championship
Week 16 Waiver Wire Additions can be a bit of an act of futility.
For the majority of leagues, this is the Championship Week. So that would mean only two or four teams are really playing for something.
Of those times that are still alive, the majority have set rosters: hence the reason they are still alive. However, for deeper leagues, there are still some finds for Week 16 Waiver Wire Additions.
I would say running back is the slimmest pickings right now, as you can see from the scoring leaders over the weekend that the majority of the top-scoring running backs were the ones widely owned.
Nevertheless, let’s get to the Week 16 Waiver Wire Additions and hopefully we can find some buried treasure leading to a championship!
Week 16 Waiver Wire Additions
Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins (ESPN: 1.2%, Yahoo: 1%)
Moore made his first start in over five years and was quite impressive. With 236 passing yards, and four touchdowns he finished as the second highest scoring quarterback this weekend. The bad news is Moore is playing against the Bills next week, who have given up the fifth fewest passing touchdowns this season. If you are still alive, I doubt you need a quarterback, but if you do then Moore is the best available.
Robert Griffin III, Cleveland Browns (ESPN: 3.8%, Yahoo: 3%)
Griffin could be another possibility for the 2-QB crowd if he is still out there in your league. He had a decent showing in his second game back especially on the ground. His duality was what made him a star in his rookie season and he looked to have some of that back with 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Next week he gets the Chargers, who have given up the second most rushing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks.
Robert Turbin, Indianapolis Colts (ESPN: 0.9% , Yahoo: 1%)
Everyone who started Turbin knowing he would be a Top-10 back this week raise your hand! Now put all your hands down you liars! Turbin vultured a couple of touchdowns from Gore in the blowout of Minnesota. I can safely say that he will not repeat this nonsense.
Derrick Henry had 5 carries in the red zone yesterday (2 TD), while DeMarco had 0. Not ideal for Murray owners in the fantasy semifinals.
— Careen Falcone (@FalconeC) December 19, 2016
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (ESPN: 41.3%, Yahoo: 44%)
Out of seemingly nowhere, Henry has at least eight carries in his last five games with double-digit points in three of them. As the season winds down, Demarco Murray has seen his workload decrease. Henry is getting the goal line carries as well. This week, the Titans take on the Jaguars, so you can almost assure yourself of a scoring opportunity.
Dion Lewis, New England Patriots (ESPN: 43.2%, Yahoo: 48%)
For those of you that held on to Lewis all year, congratulations! I did, but failed to start him with his 95-yard rushing performance against Denver. The carries might not stay at such a volume, but I can promise he will get more targets out of the backfield.
Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (ESPN: 24.3%, Yahoo: 43%)
Lockett was a very popular sleeper pick in the pre-season but had failed to get double-digit PPR points all but one time in the first twelve weeks of the season. He now has 68.4 Fantasy Points over his last three games, with at least four receptions in each. When you toss in the rushing attempts and breakout potential on them (75-yard rushing score a couple of weeks ago) then you have a pretty safe floor with a massive upside.
Cameron Meredith, Chicago Bears (ESPN: 23.9%, Yahoo: 33%)
Meredith had been the leading receiver for the Bears most weeks in Alshon Jeffery’s absence. With Jeffery back against Green Bay, Meredith took advantage of the attention Alshon drew for nine catches and 104 yards. He had been inconsistent for the seven weeks prior to the last couple of games, but he now has 19+ Fantasy Points in his last two outings. With a strong chance of a shoot-out with Washington next week, Meredith could help the A.J. Green or Julio Jones owner in need of some WR help.
Robby Anderson, New York Jets (ESPN: 5.9%, Yahoo: 7%)
Here’s the list of wide receivers with at least 14 PPR Fantasy Points in each of the past three weeks: Jordy Nelson, Odell Beckham… and Robby Anderson. In the most important time of the year, Anderson has turned into a bona fide Fantasy Starter. He has at least three catches in every game except one since Week 5, and has either 99 yards or a touchdown in each of the last three weeks. Bryce Petty loves the kid and will keep utilizing him.
Charles Clay scores in consecutive games after birth of daughter, but keeps forgetting the ball https://t.co/PIgy42DAor
— Mile Necovski (@MDNecovski) December 19, 2016
Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills (ESPN: 9.7%, Yahoo: 12%)
Clay has now scored in back to back games and was the top scorer at the position over the weekend. This just shows you how down the position is as a whole, and that you can always upgrade it. For Week 16, Clay gets Miami which gives up the fifth-most Fantasy Points to opposing tight ends.
Dion Sims, Miami Dolphins (ESPN: 0.3%, Yahoo: 0%)
Speaking of Miami, Sims scored two more touchdowns against the Jets last week. He now has four scores over the last four games and is averaging a strong 12.45 PPR points a game over that stretch. He has become more consistent than I thought, and Matt Moore seems to really like him in the Red Zone.
That’s it for the Week 16 Waiver Wire additions! Be sure to check out our rankings that will be updated tomorrow afternoon! Good luck!
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