Fantasy Football 2019: Waiver Wire Week 16 Pick upsTweet
Championship Week! At time point, you have the players you will start to win the chip. There is a list of players who could help you win in week 16 that are lower than 40 %. If you happen to play in week 17, this is the time to pick up handcuffs for the top running backs. If you noticed someone who shouldn’t be on waivers than go pick them up or just listen to TimeSkew Podcast on waivers!
Waiver Group: Should be available to you (ownership under 40%)
MIA Ryan Fitzpatrick (20%) – Fitzpatrick did not disappoint us in week 15 after putting up 20 fantasy points. That’s three of the last 4 games with 20 points. He could continue this trend with a favorable matchup against the Bengals. They allow just under 20 fantasy points a game to the QB position. Don’t better numbers than what the Patriots show us on Sunday. This game has shoot out potentials as both defenses allow a ton of points and yards. Who would have believed that Fitzpatrick could win you a championship.
DEN Drew Lock (5%) – Lock is a very interesting option in week 16. Prior to this tough matchup in the snow, Lock had solid fantasy numbers. He will get an opportunity to perform against a Lions team who let up 450 passing yards. He has enough weapons and a strong run game that makes him an interesting option. If you are in a situation where you might not win your championship well I’d take a shot on Lock, who could put up big numbers.
Other Group of QBs: WAS Dwayne Haskins(2%), JAX Garnder Minshew (15%), NYG Eli Manning (7%), CIN Andy Dalton (6%)
Very hard to trust any of these other QBs but Haskins had a great game in week 15. He gets an easier matchup vs the Giants at home. Minshew improved in week 15 and gets a somewhat favorable matchup against the Falcons. Manning has had back to back solid performance and now will play the Redskins in week 16. Dalton trustability is rough but does play the Dolphins who continue to allow top 10 performances to QBs.
MIN Mike Boone (1%) – Boone! Came in for an injured Dalvin Cook who left early with a shoulder injury. If Cook happens to sit and Mattison isn’t able to play then Boone becomes an interesting option. *Cook apparently looks okay after injury in recent reports* He still needs to be picked in case a situation arises and Boone is the week 16 starter.
MIN Alexander Mattison (35%) – Mattison needs to be picked up on waivers. He was out on Sunday with an ankle injury but still worth rostering. His play for this week depending on if he is practicing this week. He did not practice at all last week so if he does that’s a positive sign. He has been productive this season when given touches. Better to keep him on your bench rather than let someone else grab him. *see Mike Boone too**.
MIA Patrick Laird (39%) – Laird isn’t the greatest pick up but could get you 10-12 fantasy points in week 16. The Dolphins do play the Bengals who just let the patriots run over 100 yards on Sunday. He does have value in the receiving game which could give him a floor. This is mostly a ppr league pick up if you are in need.
Other Group of RBs WAS Chris Thompson (15%),DET Wes Hills (0%) MIA Myles Gaskin (0%), BAL Gus Edwards (8%), DET Kerroyn Johnson (38%)
These other Rbs are mostly for those folks who have no RBs on their teams. Thompson has value in PPR vs a bad Giants team. Hills came out of nowhere and scored two TDs. Unclear if he gets the role next week but he would have a difficult matchup vs the Vikings. Gaskin could be a deep sleeper as the Bengals give up 22 fantasy points a game to runnings backs. He didn’t look bad in week 15. Edwards could be given more opportunity with the conference just about locked up for the Ravens. Kerryon Johnson could play this week. He has a difficult matchup but compared to some of these other backs, he could have a good opportunity
TB Breshad Perriman (8%) – Many fantasy owners must be hating themselves by not easily picking up Perriman last week. Now you have to compete with everyone else. Perriman is the shot you need to take in week 16 if you make it there. He has three straight games with over 14 fantasy points. He had a huge week 15 game where he put up three touchdowns. The news broke early that Chris Godwin has been ruled out for week 16. Perriman slides into the WR1 on the team who loves to throw the ball a ton. They play Houston in week 16 who just let us the Titans throw all over them. Perriman must pick up!
CHI Anthony Miller (25%) – Miller has been a bright spot for this revamped Bears team. He has been a top 12 fantasy receiver since week 11 and just came off a monster game in week 15. He has a tougher matchup but the way he has been playing, makes him rosterable. He could be a sneaky flex option for a team trying to save their jobs after a disappointing season.
Other Group of Wrs: DAL Randell Cobb(35%), JAX Chris Conley (20%) , PIT James Washington (31%), PIT Diontae Johnson (13%), PHI Gard Ward Jr (1%), DET Danny Amendola (20%), WAS Steven Sim Jr (0%), TB Scotty Miller (0%)
Cobb had a horrible week 15 but gets a division matchup against the Eagles that should be a shoot out. Conley scored two touchdowns and gets a decent matchup vs the Falcons. Washington & Johnson both produced better than expected and get a rematch versus the Browns. They have upside in the offense but their floor is risky. Ward is in interesting prospect for week 16 because he led the receiver in week 15 and performed big time. This is a big game for the Eagles so expect them to use everyone they can. Amendola has more targets than Galloday over the last three games. He has a tough matchup but with no one to throw to, he could big targets. Sim Jr. has been productive taking over the slot role with back to back 40 yard games. He has big play potential vs the Giants in week 16. Scotty Miller if his injury isn’t bad has a role in this offense with Godwin.
DEN Noah Fant (33%) – Fant is the biggest pick up in terms of tight ends under 40 % owned. He has shown promise with the rookie QB in Lock. He has at least 50 yard in four of six games now and has a strong connection with Lock. He is the teams’ second leading target receiver and has 25 targets in the last five games now. The Broncos will play Detroit in week 16 who have been average against tight ends. Fant has a solid floor that you can pick up now.
MIA Mike Gesicki (28%) – Gesicki had a bounce back game with four catches for 40 yards in week 15. He has seen at least seven targets in three of his last four games each. He continues to have a major role in this pass happy offense. He has a favorable matchup against the Bengals that could provide you support for you championship game.
Other Group of TE: CAR Ian Thomas (5%), TB Cameron Brate(3%), NYG Kaden Smith (4), HOU Darren Fells (26%)
Ian Thomas disappointed for us in week 15 but if given the opportunity to start next week, he is a decent option. Brate could see an expanded role with Godwin out and has touchdown upside. Smith gets a matchup vs the Redskins who just let up 100 yards to the position in week 15. Fells has been quiet over the last two weeks but has a favorable matchup vs the Bucs.
Fantasy Football 2019: Waiver Wire Week 16 Pick upsTweet