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Week 16 Standard & PPR Waiver Wire Targets

detroit-lions-defense-01This is championship week for most fantasy leagues, so it’s win or go home time. There are some potential new names out there on the waiver wire that could be valuable additions to your championship roster this week. Here’s a look at some options on the Week 16 waiver wire for standard and PPR leagues. ¬†Good luck!

Kirk Cousins (QB, Redskins)

Cousins is coming off a big fantasy week as he put up 381 yards and 3 TDs in Week 15. The Redskins are facing a Dallas defense in Week 16 that is dead last in the league in terms of pass defense. The Cowboys are giving up the most fantasy points in the NFL to opposing quarterbacks.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Titans)

Fitzpatrick has been hit and miss since he’s taken over for an injured Jake Locker this season, but his Week 16 matchup versus the Jaguars is ideal. The Jags are giving up the third most points to opposing QBs, so Fitzpatrick could be a good pick up and championship week savior if you need help at the position.

Jordan Todman (RB, Jaguars)

Todman had a very nice performance in Week 15 as he filled in for an injured MJD. He could be a good play against Tennessee this week if Jones-Drew sits out again. It will be worth watching this weeks injury reports.

Matt Asiata (RB, Vikings)

In all likelihood Adrian Peterson will be back in Week 16, and if not him then Toby Gerhart will return. That said, Asiata had a great Week 15 and if something happens that could land him in a prominent role again, then you need to play him. He could be worth the add.

Andre Caldwell (WR, Broncos)

Caldwell had a nice two touchdown game last week and he could be a decent option again this week. However, his usefulness will hinge on the health of Wes Welker. If Welker returns, then Caldwell likely isn’t worth it.

Marvin Jones (WR, Bengals)

Jones has been up and down in terms production opposite A.J. Green, but the matchup is very good this week as Cincy faces a Vikings defense that is giving up the second most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. Mohamed Sanu could also be a worthwhile addition for the same reason.

Griff Whalen (WR, Colts)

Andrew Luck’s college teammate rejoined the 53 man roster in Week 15 and made an immediate impact. Indy is obviously feeling out it’s young receiving talent as they continue to search for a playmaker opposite T.Y. Hilton, so there’s no telling how involved Whalen might be in Week 16. He could be an intriguing flyer if you’re willing to roll the dice.

Detroit Lions D/ST

If you’ve managed to get this far streaming defenses, then this might be the chance of a lifetime during championship week. Detroit faces a Giants team that allows the most points to opposing defenses. They could still be out on the waiver wire, so snatch them up quick.


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