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Fantasy Football: Week 16 Waiver Wire

Week 16 Waiver Wire

It’s Championship week for most of you – time to find some Waiver Wire Gold to put you over the top! There are some interesting names available in Fantasy leagues this week – none will be a catalyst for a Fantasy Title but they might just be solid enough to plug in and let your Studs do most of the work.

Take a look at Dave B’s Week 16 Waiver Wire and most of all Good Luck in Week 16!


Kyle Orton – Kansas City Chiefs – Orton made his first start for the Chiefs a memorable one. He went 23-for-31 for 299 yards with no touchdowns but also no interceptions in the Chiefs most improbable win over the Packers. In Week 16, he has an Oakland team that allowed Matt Stafford 391 yards and four touchdowns in Week 15. The Raiders give up the fifth-most fantasy points (17.0 per game) to opposing quarterbacks. Orton and the Chiefs have Denver of all teams in Week 17! Not a terrific pick-up but certainly not terrible!

John Skelton – Arizona Cardinals – Skelton played very well in Week 15 against a very tough pass defense – 28-for-46 for 313 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He now has 595 passing yards and four touchdowns over the last two weeks and with Kevin Kolb’s concussion issues, Skelton could be in line for another start in Week 16 against Cincinnati. Again, not great but not terrible either,

Others to Monitor: Joe Webb (Minnesota Vikings), Tarvaris Jackson (Seattle Seahawks), Seneca Wallace (Cleveland Browns)


Lance Ball – Denver Broncos – Willis McGahee left with a hamstring injury in his Week 15 game – he is iffy for Week 16. Lance Ball (13 touches, 105 yds, TD, lost fumble) filled in admirably and could be in line for a ton of carries on a run first, second and third team. He will be the top target this week.

Kahlil Bell – Chicago Bears – How quickly has Marion barber fallen out of favour after his miscues against Denver? Unbelievable! The beneficiary to Barber’s demotion is Kahlil Bell who had 15 carries for 45 yards along with five receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. A weakfish Packers run defense is on tap. In PPR leagues especially, Bell is worth a look as a flex player. [ad-8469823]

Chris Ivory – New Orleans Saints – Mark Ingram has turf toe, an injury that takes some time to come back from. Chris Ivory proved to be a valuable replacement in Week 17 – 18 carries for 74 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. Ivory faces a Falcons team in Week 16 that has allowed 100 yard rushers in two of their last three games. With Ingram out, Ivory could be in line for 15-20 carries again against the Atlanta defense.

Others to Monitor: Stevan Ridley (New England Patriots), Thomas Jones (Kansas City Chiefs), Bernard Scott (Cincinnati Bengals), Jackie Battle (Kansas City Chiefs), Danny Woodhead (New England Patriots), Marcel Reece (Oakland Raiders), Sammy Morris (Dallas Cowboys), Evan Royster (Washington Redskins)


Lance Moore – New Orleans Saints – Moore was Drew Brees flavour of the day Sunday – five receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings and with another shootout looming against Atlanta he is worth a serious look. He has five touchdowns in four games and is catching fire at precisely the right time.

Andre Roberts – Arizona Cardinals – John Skelton loves this guy and if Skelton starts again in Week 16, take a glance at Roberts. He had six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now has 14 receptions for 179 yards in his last three games. Roberts is a fringe Fantasy player but if you are a river-boat gambler, he may be worth a shot!

David Nelson – Buffalo Bills – Nelson has six receptions for 60 yards in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and with Stevie Johnson banged up once again, Nelson could become the man in Buffalo down the stretch. He is up against a somewhat vulnerable Broncos pass defense in Week 16 and a brutal Patriots pass defense in Week 17.

Lavelle Hawkins – Tennessee Titans – Hawkins has been hanging around the Waiver Wire Water Cooler all season long. In Week 15 he had eight receptions and 88 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans have an awful Jaguars defense in Week 16 – Hawkins may be worth a look in deeper leagues!

Others to Monitor – Kevin Walter (Houston Texans), Devin Aromashodu (Minnesota Vikings), Austin Collie (Indianapolis Colts), Golden Tate (Seattle Seahawks), Brandon Gibson (St. Louis Rams), Louis Murphy (Oakland Raiders)


Jared Cook – Tennessee Titans – Cook was a Stud in Week 15 and could be one of the better adds for Championship week. He had nine receptions for 103 yards Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, and he was targeted 11 times in the game. The Titans play an awful Jacksonville team that has been very generous to opposing Tight Ends in Championship week. Take a look!

Todd Heap – Arizona Cardinals – Stop the presses! Heap is healthy! In Week 15, Heap had seven receptions (on nine targets) for 69 yards. Heap is a proven NFL talent and is certainly worth a look too!


Washington Redskins – Washington’s defense was outstanding against the Giants in Week 15 allowing 10 points while intercepting quarterback Eli Manning three times while also sacking him three times in the game. The hapless Vikings are up next – a dream matchup for Championship week! The Skins are certainly a decent one-week play at the most important time of the Fantasy year.



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