Most fantasy soccer leagues do not play within the ultimate week of the common season as a result of it is such an unpredictable set of video games. Playoff-bound groups can sit star gamers, whereas out-of-contention groups can begin rookies and different assorted backups. This week should not see any playoff-bound stars get lowered workloads, however injured stars are one other story. Simply take a look at the listing: Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon, James Conner, Spencer Ware, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Miller, Aaron Jones, Matt Breida, Frank Gore, Odell Beckham Jr., LeSean McCoy, probably Leonard Fournette and Todd Gurley — ought to we go on? Many will affect the high Week 16 fantasy waiver wire pickups, and all ought to affect free agent provides after waivers clear round Four-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday in Yahoo and ESPN leagues.
There is not any want to carry again in Week 16, and even should you’re stable at TE or D/ST, your opponent may not be. Take a look at his or her roster and seize a high-upside streamer or two at these key positions simply to make their lives just a little harder. Our full free agent listing options potential streamers for each place. Tight finish is particularly gentle this week, however D/ST is loaded, and there are even a couple of QBs and loads of WR3s. The tight ends and defenses may be discovered on the finish of the listing. If it is a new kicker you search, you’ll be able to search our Week 16 kicker rankings. They’re additionally nice should you want a inventive method to punish an insolent baby.
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Making sensible waiver and free agent strikes in Week 16 is essential, however simply as essential is who you drop (and whenever you drop them). You clearly need not fear concerning the future in redraft leagues, so you’ll be able to drop good gamers if you realize you are not going to start out them. Nevertheless, in the event that they’re nonetheless usable to your opponent, wait till later within the week to allow them to’t be picked up after secondary waivers clear. In the event you’re in a keeper/dynasty league, load up on all of the rookies and high-upside younger gamers you’ll be able to, significantly at RB. You by no means know who will go into subsequent season with a beginning job, even when they did nothing this 12 months.
Week 16 Rankings:
Quarterback | Working Again | Large Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST | Kicker
Prime fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups and free agent provides for Week 16
Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 p.c of Yahoo leagues thought-about.
Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams, WRs, Chargers. Mike made all of the headlines final Thursday along with his three-TD exhibiting after Keenen Allen injured his hip, however it was Tyrell who truly led the group in targets (12) and had just one fewer catch (6) and 5 fewer yards (71) than Mike. If Allen is out once more this Saturday in opposition to Baltimore, each Mike (owned in 51 p.c of Yahoo leagues) and Tyrell (33 p.c) would have potential worth. Philip Rivers has thrown at the least two TDs in all however one sport this 12 months, so there are loads of factors to go round. If Allen performs, each nonetheless may come by, although Tyrell would possibly even have extra worth both means. Baltimore has allowed 100-yard WRs in every of the previous two weeks — it is solely two 100-yard WRs this 12 months — and each have been big-play specialists (Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans). That is extra Tyrell’s forte. Mike stays extra prone to rating a landing, however each are value proudly owning.
MORE WEEK 16: Full waiver listing
DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick, WRs, Broncos. We highlighted these two final week, they usually as soon as once more made their presences felt. Patrick paced Denver in receiving yards (65) on 5 receptions (eight targets), whereas Hamilton led the Broncos in catches (7) and targets (12). With Courtland Sutton persevering with to wrestle and nursing a sore thigh, Hamilton and Patrick appear like the “co-No. 1s” in Denver. With a extremely favorable Monday night time matchup in opposition to the Raiders on deck, both (or each) may repay as WR3s.
WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers. This man once more? Valdes-Scantling all however disappeared after Randall Cobb returned in Week 13 (and, if we’re being sincere, a couple of weeks earlier than that), however Cobb was positioned within the concussion protocol on Monday, and it would not be a shock if he was shut down for the season. After scoring between 10.1 and 12.eight fantasy factors from Weeks 5-9, MVS has proven he can produce, and a positive matchup in opposition to the Jets awaits.
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Justin Davis and John Kelly, RBs, Rams. These are each longshot free agent provides, as the highest RBs waiver pickups are Jamaal Williams, Elijah McGuire, and Kalen Ballage. However we already talked about them, so as an alternative we’ll concentrate on Todd Gurley’s backups. Gurley was seen with ice on his knee on Sunday night time, and whereas he returned and appeared no worse for the damage, coach Sean McVay described him as “everyday” on Monday. If Gurley cannot go, Davis, a 6-1, 199-pound second-year participant out of USC, and Kelly, a 5-10, 205-pound rookie out of Tennessee, would take over in a positive matchup in opposition to Arizona. It is unclear who would see extra touches, although. Kelly obtained the primary stick with it Sunday night time (his second of the 12 months), however Kelly obtained yet another (his first two of the 12 months). Both means, each are value grabbing, particularly should you personal Gurley.
Take a look at our full Week 16 waiver listing for extra potential provides, together with high RB fill-ins Jamaal Williams, Kalen Ballage, and Elijah McGuire, potential WR3s, and QB/TE/Protection streamers.