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2018 Fantasy Football Week 16: Stream Team

Welcome back to the Stream Team, the best place to scour the waiver wire and assemble a team of players owned in 50% or less of leagues. The Stream Team was back doing its thannnnnng Week 15, scoring a tick under 90 fantasy points, led by solid production across the board from waiver wire hero Damien Williams (27.3 fantasy points) to the kicker. Strike that, reverse it. Brett Maher actually scored 0 fantasy points last week. And for that I am somehow rewarding him with another spot on the team this week. It is a strange world we live in. Hopefully you followed us into your fantasy football finals, and just one more week of Stream Team success Week 16 and you will find yourself lifting that glorious fantasy football trophy. Good luck.

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Quarterback

QB: Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills (23% Yahoo ownership)

There’s a revolution going on in Buffalo right now. And it is time to jump on the bandwagon before it is too late. In his past 4 games, Josh Allen has either scored a rushing touchdown or topped 130 rushing yards, making him a fantasy cheat code as rushing yards are worth more than double passing yards. And while his passing game needs great improvement (52.5% completion percentage), his rushing stats alone provide enough scoring to justify him as a back end QB1. In Week 16, Allen faces a trick or treat Patriot defense that has been gashed on the ground this year by running quarterbacks.

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Running Back

RB1: Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (19% Yahoo ownership)

RSJ’s #1 waiver wire adding this fantasy football championship weekJamaal Williams is set to potentially change the course of fantasy leagues Week 16 as the lead dog in the Green Bay offense. Aaron Jones (MCL) left last Sunday’s game, but Williams seamlessly stepped into Jones’ place, seeing 16 touching and generating 97 total yards and a touchdown. With a lock for 20+ touches in the Aaron Rodgers led Packers attack, Williams is not only a must add, but he is a borderline must start as a top tier RB2.

RB2: Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets (32% Yahoo ownership)

RSJ’s #2 waiver wide add Week 15Elijah McGuire proved to be a volume monster with Isaiah Crowell out of the picture. In Week 15, McGuire saw 21 total touches for 72 yards, and scored in his second straight game. With a true lack of competition in the backfield, and a steady, consistent 20+ touch workload in which he is involved in both the run and pass games, McGuire will provide backend RB2 production for the remainder of the season.

Wide Receiver

WR1: Jordy Nelson, WR, Oakland Raiders (47% Yahoo ownership)

Over the past three weeks, Jordy Nelson has finally become the toy that we thought Derek Carr would try to exploit all year. During those contests, Nelson has caught 22 of 26 targets, and topped 85 yards in 2 of those 3 games. And while a game against Denver does not seem all that appealing, Nelson’s consistent volume and big play potential make him a great solid floor / high upside play.

WR2: Daesean Hamilton, WR, Denver Broncos (22% Yahoo ownership)

We noted Case Keenum‘s love for his slot player, and boy do some thing just never change. Daesean Hamilton has been a target monster over the past two weeks, catching 14 of a whopping 21 targets. Sure the receiving yardage (93) leaves quite a bit to be desired . But with WR1 type volume, all it takes is one breakout from Hamilton to provide WR2 numbers. With Oakland’s “defense” in his way this week, look for Hamilton to continue the steady volume and output.

Tight End

TE: Ian Thomas, TE, Carolina Panthers (42% Yahoo ownership)

The dearth of options at tight end has been a concern all year. And while Ian Thomas did jack squat last week in a prime position against the New Orleans porous defense, he did catch 14 of 16 balls his previous two games. I fully expect the Panthers offense to get back on track against a poor Falcons defense, and Thomas’ volume make him a back end TE1 play.

Flex

Flex: Robby Anderson, WR, New York Giants (26% Yahoo ownership)

With over 15.5 fantasy points in each of his past two games and riding a 2 game scoring streak, fantasy target-hog Robby Anderson could sneakily provide WR2 numbers Week 16 against a Green Bay Packer defense ranking in the bottom 5 in the league in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing wideouts. Anderson recorded a stellar 7-96-1 TD line last week against a plus Texans secondary, and with rookie Sam Darnold focusing in on Anderson, he is primed for an even bigger Sunday this week.

Kicker

K: Brett Maher, K, Dallas Cowboys (28% Yahoo ownership)

I understand that Brett Maher and the Cowboys did us all dirty last week, laying an absolute goose egg scoring 0 points as a team. But I am a slave to the numbers, and in Week 16 Dallas gets a home matchup against a Tampa Bay defense allowing the third most points per game. Maher will have plenty of opportunities Sunday to get his.

Defense

DST: Tennessee Titans DST (49% Yahoo ownership)

Over the past 5 weeks, the Washington Redskins have allowed opposing defenses to score over 12 fantasy points per contest. In Week 16, the Tennessee Titans DST gets to take a bit of the Redskins apple at home just one week after shutting out the Giants.

And that’s a wrap for Week 16 of the Fantasy Football Streamers. Be sure to check back every Tuesday to see where to turn to next and get the early leg up on your opponent. Until next time, good luck and godspeed, and may the fantasy football gods forever be in your favor.

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy football discussion, please email me at redsocker45@gmail.com or tweet me @AJGamballer.

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