Fantasy Football 2015: Week 16 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 16 Waiver Wire Trends
December 22, 2015
It’s championship week in a lot of fantasy football leagues out there, so every lineup decision you make could mean the difference between glory and defeat. That means we’ll have to scrutinize any waiver wire adds for Week 16 extra closely. Let’s check out a few of the trending players out there and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks: The backfield in Seattle remains a hot mess for fantasy purposes, but Michael is a realistic lower-end add for the RB-needy. He put up 16 carries for 84 yards last week against Cleveland, and seemed to be the leading candidate for touches.
Michael still has to contend with a couple of other guys for first- and second-down work, but has enough upside for consideration in deeper leagues. He’ll get the Rams at home in Week 16.
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Karlos Williams, RB, Buffalo Bills: With the knee injury to LeSean McCoy, Williams is another trendy RB add. He had four carries in the Redskins loss, but turned them into 41 yards.
Assuming McCoy can’t go this week against the Cowboys, Williams would be the leading candidate for touches. The Bills get a pretty good matchup against the Cowboys this week as well.
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers: Let’s go RB one more time before we move on this morning and take a look at Artis-Payne. He rushed 14 times for 59 yards against the Giants, getting 16 overall touches to the nine of Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker.
This is another situation contingent on health, as Artis-Payne’s value this week will depend on what Jonathan Stewart looks like. It’s a tasty matchup against the Falcons, however, so things could work out well for the RB-desperate.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: Cousins is the big QB pickup this week, following a great showing against the Bills. He tossed 319 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-28 in that one, giving him a 35.86 total in fantasy points.
Cousins has posted at least 22.18 fantasy points in three of the last four weeks. He’s got the Redskins primed for a playoff spot and will get a leaky Philly secondary in Week 16.
Reuben Randle, WR, New York Giants: The Giants’ passing attack woke up in the second half of their narrow loss to the Panthers on Sunday, and Randle was in on the action. He put up four catches for 47 yards and a TD.
In the last four weeks, Randle has at least five targets in every game and has come up with three touchdowns. He’s a dice-roll, sure, but if he can score against the Vikings he’s a nice low-end play.
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