Fantasy Football 2014: Week 16 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 16 Waiver Wire Trends
December 16, 2014
It’s championship week in many fantasy football leagues out there, but smart owners are still tweaking their rosters to the very end. With that in mind, let’s check out the Week 16 edition of our waiver wire outlook. There are a few promising names on there as usual, and one of these guys might just be the missing piece your team needs in its championship quest.
Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Douglas sets himself up as one of the biggest prizes off the wire this week, thanks to his teammates (Julio Jones and Roddy White) being banged up. He posted 10 grabs on 14 targets against the Steelers, resulting in 131 yards and his second double-digit fantasy performance in the last three weeks.
If both Jones and White are playing this week, Douglas gets a bit of a downgrade, but as the only healthy receiver out there Matt Ryan would be silly not to include him.
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Buffalo Bills Defense: Need to string a defense for your championship week? Buffalo’s your ticket, if you can get them. They plastered the Packers to the tune of two picks and a sack, holding Aaron Rodgers and the gang to just 13 points.
Buffalo has now hit at least nine fantasy points in seven of the last eight weeks. The one time they didn’t was against Denver, so we can excuse that. They’re a must-have unit this week against Oakland.
Tennessee Titans Defense: If you can’t get the Bills, there’s always Tennessee. They did okay against the Jets, logging six fantasy points on three sacks. It was their second consecutive week with at least a half-dozen fantasy points.
That doesn’t sound all that impressive, but here come the Jaguars. Tennessee will head to Jacksonville this week in the Draft Position Bowl and should do good things on that side of the ball.
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Fantasy owners who have Asiata available in their leagues should give him a long look over the next couple weeks of the season. He posted 36 yards and a score on 11 carries against Detroit, and also added 50 yards on seven grabs in the passing game.
Asiata is the best option in the Vikes’ backfield, so he’ll be getting the lion’s share of the load in the last couple of games. He has a “blah” matchup against the Phins this week, but should be effective if he can score.
Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Let’s stick with the Vikings as we close things out this week and check out Johnson. He stayed hot with a pretty good 72-yard outing against Detroit. He caught five balls on seven targets there.
Johnson has at least seven fantasy points in four of his last five games, and seems to be finding his rhythm in the offense finally. He’s the guy to have in the Vikings’ receiving corps, obviously, so snag him if you can get him.
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