Fantasy Football Week 16 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet

Week 16 Waiver Wire

Stop using your precious clicks on five different positional waiver wire articles. Football Absurdity’s Waleed Ismail has all your waiver wire needs on one page!  

Week 15 is almost behind us and with it your championship aspirations. Some of you thought Jared Goff would bounce back from his terrible week 14. And you were wrong. Some of you thought Adam Thielen was match-up proof. And you were wrong.  Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them.  Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week 16 waiver wire players for your championship run are…

Week 16 Waiver Wire QBs

Should I Pick up Lamar Jackson? Owned in 50% of leagues – The good news is Lamar Jackson has been on fire in fantasy football the last five weeks.  The bad news is that he has gotten those points against five of the worst defenses against quarterbacks in fantasy football.   This week, he plays a Chargers team that has given up the 4th fewest points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks.  This is not a good game for Lamar Jackson.

Should I Pick up Josh Allen?Owned in 27% of leagues – I’ll admit that Josh Allen has been exceeding expectations in fantasy football if you will admit that he is a trash quarterback. If you want to start Josh Allen against the New England Patriots for your fantasy championship, you have more guts (and less brains) than I do.

Should I Pick up Baker Mayfield?Owned in 54% of leagues – If you are desperate for a quarterback in your fantasy finals, Baker Mayfield is going to be your best bet.  Mayfield is playing a Bengals team that is giving up the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

 

Week 16 Waiver Wire RBs

Should I Pick up Elijah McGuire?Owned in 33% of leagues – Elijah McGuire is a guy I have liked in New York.  With Isaiah Crowell out for the rest of the season, McGuire has been a solid RB2.  If you need running back help, this is probably your only option on the waiver wire.

 

Week 16 Waiver Wire WRs

Should I Pick up Mike Williams?Owned in 40% of leagues – With Keenan Allen questionable for week 16, Mike Williams has to be on your radar. If Keenan Allen starts, you probably shouldn’t count on Williams.  If he doesn’t play, he could be an upside play if you are desperate for a receiver.

Should I Pick up Robert Foster?Owned in 9% of leagues – After a certain point, you can’t keep ignoring Robert Foster.  While it is easy to overlook the Buffalo Bills offense, it is hard to overlook what Robert Foster has done since he has started playing.   Averaging 3 targets and 88 yards per game during that span, Foster has established his role in that offense.  Foster started out those first three games on the field an average of 51% of the time.  During his last two games, Foster has been on the field 90% of the time.  The Bills think Foster is real, so if you need a receiver to help you in your championship.

 

Week 16 Waiver Wire TEs

Should I pick up Gerald Everett?Owned in 13% of leagues. – There are not a lot of good waiver wire options for tight end in your championship round.  Gerald Everett is probably the best play of the bunch. While Everett’s match up leaves much to be desired, he has draft pedigree and has been targeted seven times a game in his last two games.

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