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Fantasy Football 2013: Week 16 Waiver Wire Receivers

Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 16 in Fantasy Football

December 17, 2013

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With just one (or two) weeks left in the fantasy season, the stakes are higher than ever. Even if you’re supremely confident in your lineup, there’s always room for improvement, especially if you’re dealing with an injury or two. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the waiver wire trends this week and examine a few of the options out there at wide receiver and tight end.

Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Save for a couple of weeks, Jennings has been wholly disappointing in Minnesota this season. That said, he posted a monster outing in the surprise victory over the Eagles in Week 15, with 11 catches for 163 yards and a TD. With Matt Cassel reportedly closing out the season as the Vikings’ quarterback, that bodes pretty well for Jennings’ chances as the year winds down. He’s a decent pickup for Week 16 against Cincinnati.

Fantasy Football 2013: Week 16 Waiver Wire Receivers

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Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks utterly embarrassed the Giants in Week 15, and Baldwin was a big reason why. He posted 71 yards and a TD on seven catches, which continues a pretty decent run for him recently. Over the past six games, Baldwin has scored four times, with at least seven fantasy points in five of those six. Seattle plays their final two regular-season games at home, so Baldwin isn’t a bad option to close out the year.

Tim Wright, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Wright has WR and TE eligibility in some leagues, so that inflates his value right off the bat. After logging just four receptions in a two-week span, he bounced back against the 49ers in Week 16 with seven receptions for 82 yards and a TD. The good news is that he got a team-high in targets--with nine--so he should be a popular option moving forward. Wright and company are in St. Louis in Week 16.

Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: After suffering a concussion against the Colts, Walker missed out on Week 14 with the injury. He was back in action against Arizona, however, and picked up right where he left off. Walker was good for eight catches for 53 yards and a TD, with his work coming off 11 targets (second-most on the team). That gives him eight touchdowns on the year. He’s a good option for these last two weeks--starting this weekend in Jacksonville--so pick him up if you can.

Denis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Even though he was only able to come up with a pair of catches for 24 yards against the Lions on Monday night, Pitta is still a prudent add for those owners in need of a tight end. He’s got some great crunch-time chemistry with QB Joe Flacco, and will be a red zone target when the Ravens get down that way. They’re at home against the Patriots in Week 16, so Pitta should get plenty of action in that key matchup.

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