Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers and welcome to Week 16. I am Matt Dean (@MattDeanQBList) and I am here to help you recover from Week 15 with your priority adds from the waiver wire this week.
In the famous words of Kevin Garnett…ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! If you are reading this, congrats, you made it to your championship! Or you are my mom who reads all my articles. Whatever the case may be, I am glad you are here. And if your league has it’s championship in Week 17 and this is not your championship league, you should probably find a new league as that is silly. Anyways, most championship rosters are filled with guys like Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffery, Michael Thomas, and the red hot Titans offense, but some of you made it in on sheer luck and Jameis Winston’s arm. You probably don’t have a ton of gaps to fill in this week, unless you lost Chris Godwin, but there are still some guys here that can be a help. I will be giving you my top add from each position for the championship bout. Enjoy this week, the rest of your league wishes they were you right now.
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
QB – Ryan Fitz
patrickMagic, Miami Dolphins (25% Owned)
After throwing for multiple scores in 3 of the last 4, Ryan FitzMagic gets a crack at the lowly Cincinnati Bengals in what is sure to be a nice spot for him to succeed. Playing like a kid with nothing to lose, Fitz has a chance to help someone out. Am I suggesting that he scores over your studs? No, but I do think if you have somehow made it this far streaming, then he is a fine option for you to stream this week in the under 50% owned category.
RB – Mike Boone/Alexander Mattison, (2%/40% Owned)
Another week and more speculation over Dalvin Cook’s shoulder injury. Yep, he fell on it again and now he is questionable. While it is entirely possible that Cook ends up playing this week, it is also entirely possible that he doesn’t which would vault either Mike Boone or Alexander Mattison into a featured role. Mattison, the favorite all year to usurp Cook, was inactive this week due to injury, but would again be the favorite were he to be in good health. Boone, however, came in as the closer for the Vikings and punched in two scores this week, proving that this offense is built to feature the running back this season. We don’t yet know how this will shake out, but at this point you want to own both to at the very least block your opponent in the finals. Either would be an instant RB2 if given the reigns.
Honorable Mention: DeAndre Washington, Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson, Boston Scott
WR – Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9% Owned)
League winner alert! After Mike Evans suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago that shut him down, Chris Godwin suffered a similar fate in Week 15, vaulting Breshad Perriman into the featured WR role and going 5/113/3 on 6 targets. This week, Perriman is looking like the lone survivor of the Bucs receivers against a forgiving Houston Texans defense that has been reeling against the pass. There is no doubt about it, Perriman is THE top waiver add this week, and could vault all the way into the top 15 of WRs this week if featured. This is someone that has instant WR2 or Flex play in your lineup during the championship week as Winston is red hot.
Honorable Mentions: Anthony Miller, Greg Ward
This week is where it all comes down to putting your best foot forward and not second guessing yourself. Put your best lineup out there and give yourself the best chance to win. If you come up short at the end of the day, then know you did what many others wished they could, and know that you will come back strong next year. Ultimately, I am hoping you come away with a nice Christmas present in the form of a Fantasy Football Championship, and with it, bragging rights over your league for the next 365 days.
Go get ’em, champ.
Thanks for reading, and give me a shout in the comments or on Twitter (@MattDeanQBList) if you need extra help!
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