Fantasy Football: Week 16 Waiver Wire Targets


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Written By: George Haraktsis


Quarterbacks

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (47.9% owned)

In his last game against the Bengals Mayfield put up over 30 fantasy points on the day. The Bengals have given up the second most fantasy points the quarterbacks this year. If Mayfield can replicate even 75% of his production from his last game against the Bengals then you have a top 5 finisher on the week!


Running Backs

Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers (11.8% owned)

Jamaal looked really good after an injury to Aaron Jones forced him into a more prominent role against the vaunted Chicago Bears defense. The Packers will need to lean on Williams due to their lack of passing weapons making him a great option to receive a vast amount of carries. With matches against the Lions and Jets on the docket, Williams could win you plenty of fantasy leagues.


John Kelly, Los Angeles Rams (3.0% owned)

Todd Gurley was noticeably banged up upon his return in the game against the Eagles. While he’s scheduled to play, anything could change during this week of practice and Kelly would be in line to take over duties. If not, Kelly still has value in Week 17 when the Rams will surely sit Gurley when the playoff seeding is all but wrapped up.


Kalen Ballage, Miami Dolphins (0.5% owned)

With Frank Gore out for the year, Ballage will assume the starting duties for the last two games of the Dolphins season. With Gore out, Ballage was able to put up 123 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown against a very solid Vikings run defense. He should be a solid flex option going forward.


Wide Receivers

Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (28.9% owned)

Williams showed what he can do when pressed into the number one role. Big Mike caught two touchdowns, rushed for a score, and caught the game winning 2-point conversion against the Chiefs. Not a bad day. If Allen is out for this next game, then Williams has huge upside for the rest of your playoffs. He could win you a championship.


DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos (24.1% owned)

With Emmanuel Sanders out, Hamilton has been a target monster. In the last two weeks Keenum has looked Hamiltons way 21 times for 14 catches 93 yards and one touchdown. With solid matchups against both the Chargers and Raiders Hamilton has a high floor the rest of your fantasy season.


Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers (37.1% owned)

Pettis quietly has four straight double-digit fantasy point outings and looks to be hitting his stride with Nick Mullens. With at least 80 yards or a touchdown in that same span, you need to start riding Pettis if you’re thin at wide receiver. He should continue this pace to close out the season.


Tight Ends

Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers (50.7% owned)

Thomas has picked up where Greg Olsen has left off. In his last two games, Thomas has 14 receptions for 123 yards. He has an attractive matchup against the Falcons in week 16 and a just as juicy matchup in week 17 against the Saints. Cam Newton loves his tight ends and that should not change any time soon.


Defense/Special Teams

Dallas Cowboys (36.5% owned)

The Cowboys average nearly 3 sacks a game and are top 12 in the league at getting after the QB. They’re facing a Bucs offensive line that has allowed 3+ sacks on seven different occasions this year, pair that with Jameis Winston who is almost always good for a turnover, and you have a fantasy D/ST with one of the highest floors and ceilings on the week!