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2019 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 16 Starts

Well, we’ve reached that time of the fantasy year where all the chips are out on the table. One week left for fantasy glory and this could be the most crucial waiver wire decision of the year. One last chance to fine tune that roster for Week 16 in hopes of taking home the fantasy glory. We’ll find the guys still out there that can be used for this week and this week only. No more stashing, this is just a list of starts/streams that will win you that coveted title.

  1. Breshad Perriman, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12% owned)
  2. Mike Boone, RB Minnesota Vikings (3% owned)
  3. Alex Mattison, RB Minnesota Vikings (39% owned)
  4. Anthony Miller, WR Chicago Bears (26% owned)
  5. Greg Ward, WR Philadelphia Eagles (2% owned)
  6. James Washington, WR Pittsburgh Steelers (32% owned)
  7. Diontae Johnson, WR Pittsburgh Steelers (15% owned)
  8. OJ Howard, TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers (41% owned)
  9. Noah Fant, TE Denver Broncos (31% owned)
  10. Patrick Laird, RB Miami Dolphins (45% owned)
  11. Denver Broncos D/ST (24% owned)
  12. Indianapolis Colts D/ST (30% owned)

Did you pick up Breshad Perriman last week? No? Well here’s your chance after going for 5-113-3 and now gets injected into Tampa Bay’s WR1 role with Chris Godwin going down with a hamstring injury. The Bucs passing game has been insane on this stretch and now the Texans secondary is waiting in the cross hairs for Perriman and company. He could be the difference between a title and second place.

The unfortunate event of Dalvin Cook going down with a shoulder injury has slightly opened the door for Mike Boone to be a Week 16 hero. With Cook out and Alexander Mattison inactive last week, Boone came in and rushed 13 times for 56 yards and 2 touchdowns. A lead running back in a run-heavy offense that faces a weaker Packers run defense would be a huge help to teams in need of a RB spot. However, it wouldn’t hurt to stash Mattison just in case his ankle heals up in time for Week 16. If Cook were to sit and Mattison were to be active, he would get the nod over Boone and be a solid RB2 in Cook’s absence. Either way, it wouldn’t hurt to strip away the non-starters at the end of your bench for the potential upside from either one of these two backs if Cook were to be sidelined.

Three straight double digit fantasy games for Anthony Miller, as he is carving out a serious role in Chicago’s offense. High target numbers, big yardage numbers, and touchdowns are a perfect fantasy recipe and now Miller and the Bears get a prime time matchup against the Chiefs secondary.

Greg Ward is all that’s left of the Eagles receivers, and he stepped up big last week with a touchdown as part of his 7-61-1 day on 9 targets. The team’s game of the season is on deck against Dallas and Ward has been one of the few producing spots left in Philly’s offense.

The matchup against the Jets next week is solid for both James Washington and Diontae Johnson. Washington caught 5 balls for 83 yards on 11 targets, while Johnson caught 5 for 62 on 7 targets. Still scrapping for a playoff spot, the Steelers receivers have done all the work in the limited passing game. They’ll stay relevant as long as JuJu remains sidelined.

With all the pass catchers in Tampa Bay getting hurt, someone needs to step up. We’ve seen Perriman light it up, but OJ Howard is ready to elevate his game as well. 8 targets last week, resulting in 4 grabs for 46 yards, and now there’s limited receivers for Winston to throw to. We know Howard is talented and there’s no better chance to shine than now.

The big play threat somehow found his way onto the field last week after an injury looked like it might keep him out. Noah Fant only caught two balls for 56 yards but now the Lions come into town and that defense has been awful. If you’re looking for a Hail Mary touchdown play, Fant is surely a target at the tight end position.

Need an emergency RB? Look no further than Patrick Laird. Again, break glass only in case of emergency. He’s the Dolphins RB1 and getting decent volume. 46 rushing yards and 2 catches for 8 yards is nothing to write home about. But, a date with the Bengals defense could be actually work this week.

Need a defense? Look no further than the Broncos. They force a high number of turnovers and now get the Lions and David Blough, who has really struggled in his time as the Lions QB since Stafford and Driskell went down.

Yes, the Colts were just smashed by Brees and the Saints last night, but look at the turnaround here against Will Grier in his NFL rookie debut. Von Miller might eat this kid alive.

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