Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 16 Waiver Wire QBs and RBs
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Top Week 16 QB and RB Waiver Adds
December 17, 2013
Week 16 Waiver Moves
It's Week 16 and that means it's Championship Week in the majority of leagues around the world. Most teams that make the championship are not in need of help off the waiver wire, but a team can still improve this late in the season. If you're looking to fill a hole in your roster for the title match, here is a quick look at the top quarterback and running back options for week 16. Click here for the top wide receivers and tight ends.
Kirk Cousins - Cousins had a very good performance last week against the Falcons throwing for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns. He did have three turnovers, but that can be attributed to him shaking off the dust and calming his nerves. Another argument against Cousins would be the fact his big game came against a weak Atlanta defense. That would be a concern if fantasy owners were thinking of investing in Cousins for the long term, but most fantasy owners are only interested in his short term value. Since the Redskins are at home against the worst secondary in the NFL this week, Cousins has an extremely high short term value. There is a high probability that if fantasy owners gamble on Cousins he will help to lead them to a fantasy championship against the completely discombobulated Cowboys defense.
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Jay Cutler - Cutler is back as the starting quarterback for a team that has produced two top 10 fantasy wide receivers and a top 5 running back. The Bears are also playing against a suspect Eagles secondary this week as well. Cutler has great weapons and a great matchup on paper. This game could be tougher than fantasy owners expect because it's going to be like a road playoff game for Chicago, but Cutler and the Bears offense are worth a look if you're searching for a better option at quarterback for week 16.
Jordan Todman - Todman has the best chance of the waiver wire RBs to be productive in week 16 because he has a great matchup and he is the most likely to get another start. The Jaguars face the Titans at home this week and the Titans have given up an average of 150 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns over their last two games. The Titans have one of the NFL's worst rushing defenses and that makes Todman a very viable fantasy starter this week if MJD is unable to play.
Matt Asiata - Asiata had a huge fantasy day in week 15 since he was able to score three touchdowns, but his rushing performance was not very impressive as he only had 51 yards on 30 carries. There is a chance Asiata gets another start in week 16, but the Vikings will be going to Cincinnati and they have one of the NFL's best defenses. Asiata is a very risky option if he gets to start for the Vikings in week 16.
Cleveland Browns RBs - The Browns' backfield should be avoided this week. Edwin Baker came out of nowhere and gained 84 totals yards and scored a touchdown for the Browns last week, but he is not worth the risk this week. The Browns have struggled to run the ball all year, and now they are going on the road to face one of the best rushing defenses in the NFL. The Jets are holding teams to an average of 86 rushing yards a game while the Browns are only averaging 85 rushing yards a game.
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