Fantasy Football 2015: Week 16 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 16 Waiver Wire Trends and Matchup Plays
December 23, 2015
We’re heading into Week 16 of the fantasy football season, which means it’s championship week in a lot of leagues. We’re here to help you with some of those lower-end calls, so with that in mind let’s visit the waiver wire to see if we can find a few trending names with favorable matchups this weekend. Here’s a closer look.
Miami Dolphins Defense: So the Dolphins D hasn’t been all it was cracked up to be earlier this season. No problem, you can still get some use out of them this week as a streamer option.
The Phins will be taking on the Colts at home, and Indianapolis is giving up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing defenses. A couple of sacks, a pick here and there--before you know it, we’ll be on our way to a double-digit day.
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James White, RB, New England Patriots: On paper, this doesn’t seem to be that great of a matchup. The Jets are excellent against the run overall, and have stuffed most opposing running backs.
That said, White doesn’t do much on the ground. He’s gotten double-digit points in each of the past three weeks, and he’s doing it in the passing game, which is an area New York struggles with quite a bit more.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Here’s another matchup that doesn’t look all that good on paper, but Kearse should be able to find some holes this week. He’s coming off seven grabs on eight targets for 110 yards against the Browns, and will face off against the Rams this weekend.
Kearse gets St. Louis at home, and the Rams simply have nothing left to play for. FYI, Kearse had 10 targets for eight grabs and 76 yards in these teams’ first meeting this year.
Will Tye, TE, New York Giants: The Giants have finally found their passing game, just in time for the season to be over. Benefiting from those newfound numbers is Tye, who had five grabs on eight targets for 43 yards and a TD against the Panthers.
Tye now has touchdowns in consecutive weeks, and is a real red-zone option for Eli Manning. The Vikings matchup this week is just okay, but given his hot streak he’s definitely a fantasy consideration.
Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Let’s finish up on RB once again and check out Ware. He’s expected to be active this week after playing zero snaps against the Ravens (ribs).
Ware is the third-down/goal-line guy for the Cheifs, and he plays his role well. He’s got four touchdowns in his last four games, topping 96 yards in two of those. He gets a cupcake matchup against a flimsy Browns front, which brings him into the fantasy conversation.
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