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Week 16 Waiver Wire Targets

Here's my top recommended waiver wire and streaming targets ahead of the coming week. Waiver Wire targets are designed to be multi-week roster-worthy options while streaming options are designed to be one-week lineup options based on matchup, injuries, and/or situation. To be eligible as a waiver wire or streaming option, the player must be available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues.



Top Waiver Wire Targets of the Week:
  1. Curtis Samuel (WR - Washington Commanders) - Samuel CONTINUES to somehow remain available in over 60% of leagues and CONTINUES to produce. In 11 full games (one injured in, one ejected in the opening quarter), Samuel has posted 10+ points seven times and tallied 4+ catches nine times. He continued a strong season with a 21-point performance (9 targets, 5-41-2) in Week 15 against the Rams. He's one of the very few players on waivers who has established consistency and production so far this year. He needs to be owned, and in some instances played as a WR3/FLEX.

  2. Noah Brown (WR - Houston Texans) - After leading the Texans in targets in Week 14 but failing to tally a catch, Brown was able to turn volume into production in Week 15, once again leading the Texans in targets (11) but turning that into 8 catches for 82 yards and a TD (22.2 points) even despite working with the likes of Case Keenum and Davis Mills at QB. It sounds like Nico Collins will likely return in Week 16 but Brown's presence even as the WR2 with C.J. Stroud's likely return should give him a solid opportunity to produce next week and in Week 17.

  3. Chase Brown (RB - Cincinnati Bengals) - Chase Brown continues to become a more prominent piece in the Bengals' offense, drawing 9+ touches for a third straight week and offering 3 catches in back-to-back games. I like him as a potential desperation play against Pittsburgh and like him even more in a likely PPR-friendly matchup against Kansas City in Week 17, but there is a very real potential for a continued increased role for Brown, especially if the Bengals don't go down early as they did against the Vikings. There's also the additional value of a handcuff for Mixon. If you absolutely need a one-week play, I'd likely gamble more on Sermon (or even Clyde Edwards-Helaire) in hopes of a definitive starter, but Brown offers the most in terms of championship game potential.

  4. Trey Sermon (RB - Indianapolis Colts) - It was another Colts' RB to go down with Zack Moss departing mid-way through the 2nd quarter against Pittsburgh with an arm injury, paving the way for Trey Sermon to lead the way (17 carries, 88 yards, 60.4% snap share) following Moss' injury. Sermon almost certainly won't offer any value in Week 17 (barring a setback to Taylor) but could easily be an RB1 option in Week 16 if Jonathan Taylor doesn't recover in time. At the moment it sounds 50/50 on if Taylor may be able to go on Christmas Eve, so Sermon is worth a waiver wire claim just in case.

  5. Hunter Henry (TE - New England Patriots) - Stop me if you've heard this already this year: a TE with a strong outing that is an add if you don't have an elite option. If you don't have a quality TE already and somehow have found your way deep into your fantasy playoffs, I'd probably look Henry's way. There are very few TEs that offer week-to-week stability with almost none coming off the waiver wire; at least for Henry, you have a greater likelihood of him finding the endzone (relative to other TE options) and the potential for multi-TD games as he just showed in Week 14. Coming off back-to-back games with a TD and 19+ points (3-40-2, 19 points in Week 14; 7-66-1, 19.6 points in Week 15), hoping you are getting in on a red-hot TE at the end of the season is probably your best bet.

  6. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB - Kansas City Chiefs)

  7. Devante Parker (WR - New England Patriots)

  8. Zamir White (RB - Las Vegas Raiders)

  9. Tyler Allgeier (RB - Atlanta Falcons)

  10. Joshua Palmer (WR - Los Angeles Chargers)

 
Top Streaming Options of the Week:

Quarterbacks:

  1. Jake Browning (at Pittsburgh Steelers)

  2. Joe Flacco (at Houston Texans)

  3. Derek Carr (at Los Angeles Rams)

Runningbacks:

  1. Trey Sermon (at Atlanta Falcons)

  2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (vs Las Vegas Raiders)

  3. Chase Brown (at Pittsburgh Steelers)

Wide Receivers:

  1. Curtis Samuel (at New York Jets)

  2. Noah Brown (vs Cleveland Browns)

  3. Zay Jones (at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Tight Ends:

  1. Hunter Henry (at Denver Broncos)

  2. Tyler Higbee (vs New Orleans Saints)

  3. Tyler Hudson (at Pittsburgh Steelers)

Defense/Special Teams:

  1. Denver Broncos (vs New England Patriots)

  2. Cincinnati Bengals (at Pittsburgh Steelers)

  3. Chicago Bears (vs Arizona Cardinals)

Kickers:

  1. Matt Gay (at Atlanta Falcons)

  2. Chris Boswell (vs Cincinnati Bengals)

  3. Greg Joseph (vs Detroit Lions)

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