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Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

By Michael Visconti December 20th, 2016

Welcome to Championship Week! If you are still in the running congratulations! Your team at this point should be solidified, but here are some streamers if you are desperate in the championship week.

Good luck and Merry Christmas to all! Please remember the bulk slate of the games are on Saturday due to the way that the holiday lands this week.

Quarterbacks

Here are the stream options for Week 16:

Joe Flacco @ PIT
Tyrod Taylor vs MIA
Colin Kaepernick @ LA
Trevor Semien @ KC

Running Backs

Justin Forsett DEN – Justin led the Denver backfield with 10 carries and 5 targets this Sunday. He is not really recommended in the championship week in a tough rematch in Arrowhead. I can see Forsett gaining 6-8 points in full PPR leagues, but he won’t get much done on the ground.

Ty Montgomery GB – Ty took advantage of his first opportunity as a “true” running back as anointed by Mike McCarthy earlier last week. I would expect him to have another solid week with Minnesota showing their true colors as of late.

Dwayne Washington DET – I can’t see Dwayne having a monster game in Dallas but he will get around 15 carries and a few targets.

Wide Receiver

Robby Anderson NYJ – Once again Robby and Petty show that they have a great connection and timing. After Petty took a monster hit which resulted in a nasty bruise, it’s tough to say if that will continue this week. One thing is for sure they will be throwing A LOT this weekend against the Patriots.

Dontrelle Inman SD – The only show in town is Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman with 9 and 8 targets. Inman has a great matchup this week against the Browns and I would feel comfortable with him as my WR3.

Tyler Lockett SEA – There he is. Right on time. Lockett had a great game while leading the Seahawks in targets with 9. He caught 7 of them for 130 yards and a TD.

Watch List – Michael Floyd NE

Tight End

Ryan Griffin HOU – With Fiedorowicz still out with a concussion Griffin is seeing more volume. He also sees targets from Tom Savage where they did a lot of team 2 work through the year. Check in later to see the status on Fiedorowicz and Osweiler, but this could be a great opportunity for a streamer TE.

Charles Clay BUF – Clay caught all of his 7 targets this week for 72 yards and a TD. We like the matchup this week at home in Buffalo versus Miami.

Week 15 Waiver Wire

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

By Michael Visconti December 12th, 2016

Hopefully you had LeVeon Bell going this weekend, but if you did not hopefully you did not play against him. I am not sure what happened this weekend, but it seemed to be one of the lowest scoring weeks overall for season long leagues but a high scoring DFS week. Interesting.

This is actually a decent waiver wire week if you need to find a starter for week 15. Below are a few of our favorites.

Quarterbacks

At this stage of the year rather than suggesting a rest of the way Quarterback pickup we will be offering our best streamers in order of our weekly standard rankings. Here are the stream options for Week 15:

Trevor Semien vs NE
Alex Smith vs TEN
Andy Dalton vs PIT

Running Backs

Kenneth Farrow SD – Melvin Gordon left Sunday’s game killing a lot of fantasy seasons with an injured hip. Farrow played after offensive snap in his absence and did OK. There has been talk of a Ronnie Hillman time share, but he’s not very good. I’ll take Farrow.

Justin Forsett DEN – Straight off the street Justin lands a starting gig. Kind of. He led the way in Denver and as Booker is on the decline look for Forsett to be involved over the next couple of weeks.

Ty Montgomery GB – Mike McCarthy declared Ty a running back today. He looked pretty good on Sunday against the Seahawks and he has a decent flex matchup this upcoming week against the Bears.

Kenjon Barner PHI – Well, here we go again. Smallwood is on the IR and Sproles is in the concussion protocol with Mathews fresh back from injury. Barner will see an increased workload this week against the Ravens should Sproles miss the game.

Bilal Powell NYJ – Powell is likely taken in most of your leagues but with the uncertainty on the severity of Matt Forte who is dealing with a knee injury Powell would be a great pickup for a Week 15 start.

Kenneth Dixon BAL – Dixon ran really strong on MNF against the NE Patriots. He really looks to be like a really talent in this backfield. Look for him to have 1 big game before the end of the year solidifying himself as the lead back in Baltimore. It might come this week versus the Eagles.

Watch List – Dwayne Washington DET, Rex Burkhead CIN, Shaun Draughn SF, Charles Sims TB

Wide Receiver

Pierre Garcon WAS – Pierre has been showing up in this offense as of late and I love his Monday Night Football matchup this week. Start your Redskins!

Ted Ginn Jr. CAR – You could do worse if you are in a long TD league and need a flex play. I like him in a MNF shootout this week against the Redskins.

Malcolm Mitchell NE – Mitchell scored again on Monday night. He is quickly becoming a mainstay in the Patriots offense. He might be the fantasy rookie Wide Receiver of the year when it is all said and done.

Robby Anderson NYJ – Robby and Petty have a 3rd string thing going on. Anderson had 6 catches for 99 yards and continues to be the favorite target of the rookie Petty. He has a decent matchup this week against the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football and should see the most targets on the Jets offense.

Watch List – Dontrelle Inman SD, Paul Turner PHI

Tight End

Jermaine Gresham STL – Turns out Big Gresh is one of the biggest targets in this hugely disappointing offense. Still one more 5 catch performance has him looking like a low end TE1 for Week 15.

Watch List – Garrett Celek SF, Gary Barnidge CLE, Jack Doyle IND

Week 14 Waiver Wire

Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

By Michael Visconti December 6th, 2016

Welcome to the playoffs! If you are reading this, you must be still alive in your respective leagues. There is not much else out there in way of great pickups, however I encourage you to use our weekly rankings for the best matchup starts for the rest of the year.

Also please look at our “watch list”. These are players to stash for the playoffs should you have the bench spot. Although the reality is that if you have that type of bench spot available you probably aren’t going to make the playoffs anyway.

Quarterbacks

At this stage of the year rather than suggesting a rest of the way Quarterback pickup we will be offering our best streamers in order of our weekly standard rankings. Here are the stream options for Week 14:

Joe Flacco @ NE
Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. ARI
Colin Kaepernick SF vs. NYJ
Eli Manning NYG vs. DAL

Running Backs

Kenneth Dixon BAL – Ken Dixon carried the ball 6 times for 56 yards and 4 catches for 21 yards on 4 targets. Not the volume we were hoping, but he did not disappoint with his averages. Look for him to put in some good work during the playoffs.

Jerick McKinnon MIN – He is not very exciting but his workload is expanding, 9 carries and 6 targets
Watch List – Mike Gilleslie BUF, Jalen Richard OAK, Christine Michael GB, Kenjon Barner PHI, Rex Burkhead CIN, DeAngelo Williams PIT, Alex Collins SEA, Shaun Draughn SF

Wide Receiver

Pierre Garcon WAS – This offense is hit or miss as to what 2 of 3 wide receivers have good games each week. This week it was Pierre.

Ted Ginn Jr. CAR – Ted went 5 for 80 and a TD and has been getting enough targets to tell me this is sustainable for the rest of the way.

Malcolm Mitchell NE – With Gronk and Amendola out Mitchell has found himself as a target monster in the Patriots offense. Big win for the playoffs, right? He will certainly be the biggest add of the week, and I would be nervous that he disappears for a game during the playoffs in typical Belichek fashion. Still, Malcolm is an incredible pick-up at this point in the season.

Jermaine Kearse SEA – It is either him or Lockett, but the fact is that Kearse has been much more consistent this year over Tyler.

Watch List – Dontrelle Inman SD, Robby Anderson NYJ, Paul Turner PHI

Tight End

Ladarius Green PIT – Woah! We told you this game was coming; it only took until Week 14. He is going to get a lot of work over the next 4 weeks. Get him if you can.

Watch List – Josh Hill NO, Jermaine Gresham STL