Week 16 Waiver Wire Steals
This week’s fantasy football waiver wire could make or break the entire year.
This week’s fantasy football waiver wire could make or break the entire year. Here at On Tap Sports Net, we’re about winning. Since that’s the case, we’re here to help you on your way to winning a fantasy football championship with the week 16 waiver wire additions.
Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB, Miami
The future or structure of your team does not matter right now; just get more points than your opponent by any means necessary. That is the name of the game in the playoffs, especially this deep in the playoffs. The past four weeks, Fitzpatrick has been a top tier fantasy quarterback. He has gone over 20 points and multiple TD passes in three of the past four weeks. This game against Cincinnati presents a great matchup, and it could prove to be one of his better games. There is always risk with Fitzpatrick, however, the upside is just so enticing here.
Breshad Perriman – WR, Tampa Bay
If Perriman is still available in your league, pick him up before the end of this sentence. Like now, immediately, pick him up. With six, five, and six targets the last three weeks respectively, Perriman is becoming a consistent target for the gunslinger Jameis Winston. Tampa Bay’s top receiver, Chris Godwin, is hurt and did not practice Tuesday with a hamstring injury. Since Mike Evans also missed the game due to injury, Perriman might absorb even more targets. The Bucs are going to throw it and will probably be behind in this game, which could even mean more volume for Perriman and the other Tampa receivers who manage not to injure their hamstring.
In the fantasy playoffs, it is not just about playing the best team. Keeping points away from the competition is important as well. The Vikings play the Packers this week, so there is ample opportunity to get points out of the running back position. This is a good matchup to stream with Minnesota’s top option, Dalvin Cook, dealing with a shoulder injury. Alexander Mattison did not play last game and is listed as questionable for this week. After Cook left with his injury, Mike Boone came in and rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns. Green Bay’s defense struggles against the run, so either running back would face a good matchup. This game being on Monday night makes it difficult to decipher if Mattionson or Boone would be the better option if Cook cannot go, but it might not be bad to take a shot and roster one to keep them away from your opponents.
Anthony Miller – WR, Chicago
After finding his groove in the Bears offense, Miller has been a consistent receiver who is sneaking into the WR 2 conversation. Coming off of a 15-target performance when the Bears passed it 53 times, Miller had 118 yards and a receiving TD. The matchup this week against the Chiefs might force the same volume of passing from the Bears offense, and you can expect Anthony Miller to be a focal point.
Jacob Hollister – TE, Seattle
The buzz around Jacob Hollister has cooled down since his eight-reception, one TD performance against the 49ers. However, Hollister is going into a matchup against an Arizona defense that is all kinds of bad, but especially bad against tight ends. The Cardinals have given up 15 touchdowns and almost 1,000 yards receiving to tight ends this season. That effectively makes the Arizona defense the worst in the league at defending the tight end position. Hollister has shown some resemblance of fantasy relevance at one point and this could be a week where we see that again.
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