2014 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 16

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Hopefully many of you are playing for a championship next week or are continuing on in your play-off run.  Keep working the waiver wire hard all the way to the end as there are a number of QB, WR, RB, TE's available for pick-up.

Double Check Waiver Wire (just in case):

Mychal Rivera (TE, OAK) - if you are in a PPR league then Rivera is a safe start for four to eight catches any given week with TD upside.

Latavius Murray (RB, OAK) - he made his first start this week and will start again next week. I like Murray more in PPR leagues and his upside makes him a nice gamble next week.

Must Grab:

Matt Asiata (RB, MIN) - he is trusted in Minnesota to carry the ball and plays on passing downs. He is a safe bet for 15 carries and two catches every week with TD upside making him a solid spot-starter. He has a tough matchup next week against the Dolphins so temper your expectations in Week 16.

Harry Douglas (WR, ATL) - as long as Julio Jones is on the sideline then Douglas will be targeted and knows how to find the end-zone. He is a solid spot-starter in PPR and TD only leagues.

Charles Johnson (WR, MIN) - Johnson has solid upside every week and it's likely he will see four to seven catches with TD upside weekly. Johnson is a big target for Teddy Bridgewater and is someone at the very least to have on your bench.


Donte Moncrief (WR, IND) - unfortunately he hasn't done too much, but if TY Hilton misses time then the Colts will have to turn to him next week. Keep an eye on TY's situation.

Kerwynn Williams and Stephan Taylor (RB, ARZ) - Kerwynn he will still split time with Taylor but he is the one to gamble on going forward.

Chris Polk (RB, PHI) - he is vulturing TD's from LeSean McCoy, so if you are in a TD only league and need to gamble then consider Polk.

Teddy Bridgewater (QB, MIN) - he has been looking fairly solid over the last couple weeks and throwing a good amount as well.  He should be owned in dynasty leagues, but not the worst QB to gamble on if you are in rough shape at the QB position.  

Derek Anderson (QB, CAR) - he doesn't look bad at all filling in for Cam Newton. He can only be considered if Cam is out of course and at this point is someone to stash if you are looking for QB help.

Robert Griffin III (QB, WAS) - he will start next week as Colt McCoy will be out with a neck injury. Griffen will be playing for a starting job someone next year so expect him to go all out. He does offer nice upside if you have an under-performing QB.

Branden Oliver (RB, SD) - if Ryan Mathews were to miss time next week then Oliver can be used in extreme situations only as he has not been extremely productive recently, but he is a starting RB to consider in deep leagues.

Nate Washington (WR, TEN) - with Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter out it's just easy to call Washington a spot-starter. He will have three to six catches a game with TD upside so he is one of the safest spot-starters on the list.

Toby Gerhart (RB, JAX) - he isn't going to light it up any given week, but he is the starter for the remainder of the season. If you are looking to plug in a RB for Week 16 and the waiver wire has nothing else left, then Gerhart can be used.


Charles Sims (TB, RB) - it appears that Martin is now splitting time with Sims and Sims is also being used on some passing down as well. He just doesn't have enough upside to make him startable next week.

Cecil Shorts and Allen Hurns (WR, JAX) - if Marqise Lee is out next week due to injury then these two WR's will put up points in PPR leagues. You can expect four to six catches from either WR.

Andre Holmes and James Jones (WR, OAK) - another pair of WR's that get a ton of production in garbage time. Oakland plays from behind mainly and Derek Carr has to throw the ball. There is TD upside with either WR and more TD upside with James Jones.

Devin Hester (WR, ATL) - he is a bit of a boom-or-bust and only to be considered while Julio Jones is out. If your league also gives points for return yardage then you will get a boost there as well.

Donald Brown (RB, SD) - he is firmly behind Oliver in the RBBC situation and Ryan Mathews has to miss next week as well.

Shonn Greene (RB, TEN) - he is getting half of the carries in Tennessee but his real upside is that he is used in the red-zone. If you are in a deep league that is TD dependant and you have no other choices then Greene is someone to consider.

Jermaine Kearse (WR, SEA) - he is so unpredictable and such a long shot to produce week to week that you are better off going with a safer option like Nate Washington.

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