Fantasy Football 2015: Week 16 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 16 Waiver Wire Trends and Sleeper Pickups
December 25, 2015
It’s Friday, and we’re getting closer to the bulk of the Week 16 games in the NFL. Friday also means it’s time for us to check out our sleeper picks in the world of fantasy football. We’ve got a few notable names who might be able to help you conquer your league in championship week, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers.
Will Tye, TE, New York Giants: We’re pretty hyped on Tye this week, and we should visit him again one last time before his Sunday evening tilt against the Vikings. He’s coming off a 10.3-point performance against the Panthers, during which he logged five grabs on eight targets for 43 yards and a score.
Tye is available in about 85 percent of leagues out there and provides a nice TE option if you’re down on the low end. He has at least five targets in five of his last six games.
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Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: McKinnon was a surprise performer last week against the Bears, posting 14.6 fantasy points with four grabs for 76 yards and a touchdown.
With Adrian Peterson banged up, we could see a larger workload for McKinnon this week against the Giants. McKinnon himself has a big of an injury situation this week, however, so you might want to keep an eye on him as well.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks: We’ve been pretty high on Kearse this week as well, but we’ll visit him again as we note his sleeper status. Over the past two games, Kearse has 16 targets, 14 catches and 184 receiving yards.
The Seattle passing game is suddenly a force to be reckoned with, and Kearse is heavily involved. With Doug Baldwin banged up, he could see an even bigger role against the Rams.
Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: Bell is looking fairly promising these days as a low-end RB. He managed 16.1 fantasy points in New Orleans in his last outing, and is averaging a nice 8.1 YPC in his last two appearances.
Bell and the Lions will get a crummy San Francisco run defense this weekend, so he should have no problems racking up the yardage.
Keshawn Martin, WR, New England Patriots: Let’s finish up with Martin, who is buried down a bit on the Patriots depth chart. That said, he has at least four targets and three catches in three straight games.
Martin and company will go up against the New York defense in Week 16. The Jets have been hemorrhaging pass yardage this year, and we could see a breakout week for the Pats receivers.
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