The exemption of Week 16 will be about winning fantasy football championships. Some of you play until Week 17, but for the purpose of this week's watch list, everything will focus on the clashes, streamers and sleepers of Week 16 to give you the best chance to brag for a year.
The most important name that should be back in your conscience for Week 16 is Kerryon Johnson (knee), who is probably activated from the Injured Reserve at that time. He doesn't have a big showdown (Denver), but it's not often that you can recover his talent at the end of the season. Next to him in the image above is Patrick Laird, who is probably not as talented but should get a great volume against a bad Bengals team in Week 16.
WEEK 15 RANKINGS NO PPR:
Field Marshal | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker
The most important thing you can do as you go along this list is to understand your needs for Week 16. Fantasy sites allow you to establish alignments in advance, and although you can obviously make more adjustments, go ahead and establish what your potential alignment would be. Week 16 will let you know where your weaknesses are. In addition, you will notice which players on your list are not headlines for you in week 15 or week 16. If it is when your league ends and you are not going to use a particular player, there is no reason not to take the handcuffs. or a transmitter, even if it is only in case of emergencies.
If you are proactive in your free agent pickups, it can also give you an advantage over an opponent that only reacts once an injury occurs. At that point, it may be too late if you have already hooked the best option or two of the cable. But don't feel pressured either, if your list is really as strong as it can be, good luck to you!
MORE WEEK 15: Sleepers | Busts | Start, sit down
Fantasy Football Waiver wire watch list
Reminder: This list was prepared before Week 15, waiting for players who could be exempted targets in Week 16. If you have a place on the list to play, these are options you can choose early to beat the buzz of exemption.
All of these players have less than 50 percent ownership in Yahoo unless otherwise specified.
Watchlist for week 16 Waiver Wire: Quarterback
Philip Rivers, Chargers (58 percent ownership)
I had to include Rivers in the middle of the property to alert you to the leagues you don't own: play against the Raiders in Week 16. Oakland allowed the second highest number of fantasy points for the QBs in 2019. Yes, Rivers threw three interceptions the first time they played, but this time it should do better and it will probably be the best transmission option if it's on your cable.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (24)
Get used to a list full of Bengals and Dolphins. Cincinnati has the third lowest number of interceptions in the league, so Fitzpatrick's game forms can pay off most of the time in a game in which Miami should be favored.
Mitchell Trubisky, Bears (21)
Trubisky faces the Chiefs in Week 16, and although KC's pass defense is not as bad as his reputation suggests, he is still in the bottom half of the league. Perhaps most importantly, Trubisky has thrown three touchdowns in consecutive games, showing an advantage he did not have at the beginning of the season.
Gardner Minshew, Jaguars (15)
The magic of the mustache that existed at the beginning of the season for Minshew really hasn't been presented yet, but he shouldn't need magic to succeed aerially against the Falcons, which allow the fourth fantasy points to be the quarterbacks. Dock Minshew a bit if we know that DJ Chark (foot) will be out until week 16 (currently called "week by week,quot;).
Andy Dalton, Bengals (8)
Ideally, you don't have to go so far to find a current if you need it, but there is nothing in Miami's defense that can cause problems for Dalton. The key will be the touchdowns because it is easy to imagine 250 aerial yards, you just have to find the final zone.
Drew Lock, Broncos (4)
Denver receives Detroit in week 16, and the Lions have the least amount of interceptions in the NFL this season. That should allow Lock to throw the ball and try to continue with a strong momentum at the end of his rookie season.
WEEK 15 DFS LINES:
FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | AND! Cash | AND! GPP
Watchlist for the 16th week Waiver Wire: RB
Alexander Mattison, Vikings (49)
When Minnesota tried to be careful with Dalvin Cook (chest / shoulder) in week 14, Mattison received 14 carries. If he can get two-digit carries against a Packers defense of the last five in Week 16, he could turn it into double-digit fantasy points (and Cook's owners should have Mattison as wives, when possible).
Adrian Peterson, Redskins (45)
This is AP's backfield the rest of the way, and the Giants' career defense doesn't intimidate anyone. You can lock up Peterson for a considerable workload of more than 15 carries and expect him to eliminate one or find the final zone.
Kerryon Johnson, Lions (34)
Johnson (knee) can return from Injured Reserve in week 16 and, as of this moment, it seems that he will. The Broncos have been above average against the race this season, but if it seems that Johnson will get his full workload, this was an RB among the 12 best of the preseason. And if you play until week 17, then you have a favorable confrontation with the Packers.
Patrick Laird, Dolphins (29)
Laird got 15 carries and five goals (catching four) in week 14. If he can get almost 20 touches against the Bengals in week 16, it could be a really solid day, especially in PPR formats.
DeAndre Washington, Raiders (28)
Washington should be the main runner in Oakland. The rest of the way with Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is in danger. That will also result in around 20 touches per week for him, since his participation in the air game during his first start was heavier than expected. PPR owners can also consider Jalen Richard as a complement.
Dion Lewis, Titans (10)
With Derrick Henry fighting a hamstring injury, at least it's worth it for Henry's owners to hook Lewis. While we imagine him as a return pin, he is also the only other half runner on the Tennessee list, along with a fullback. If Henry fell, it would be Lewis's show, for better or worse.
Boston Scott, Eagles (3)
Scott's participation on Monday night was quite unexpected a week after receiving zero touches, and a return of Jordan Howard (shoulder) would conceptually knock him down even further in the depth table. But he looked dynamic and talented, which is what you would bet on by adding it because the Cowboys in Week 16 are not a big showdown.
Reggie Bonnafon, Panthers (2)
This is my weekly request that all owners of Christian McCaffrey pick up Bonnafon as their wives immediately.
Other direct wives worth adding to be sure:
- Ryquell Armstead (Leonard Fournette)
- Javorious Allen (Saquon Barkley)
- Tony Pollard (Ezequiel Elliott)
- Giovani Bernard (Joe Mixon)
- Malcolm Brown (Todd Gurley)
Complete table of wives RB
MORE WEEK 15:
Exemption Pills | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap account | Fancy playoff tips
Watchlist for the 16th week Waiver Wire: WR
A.J. Brown, Titans (47)
You should choose Brown right now before a Week 15 showdown with the Texans, but he will remain a solid start as a major threat against the Saints in Week 16, as well.
Darius Slayton, Giants (40)
Slayton gets the Dolphins in Week 15 before finishing with the Redskins in Week 16, both solid clashes. He comes from five catches for 154 yards and two scores on Monday night against the Eagles, and continues to receive consistent goals. Whether Eli Manning or Daniel Jones starts, you can feel good about Slayton.
Danny Amendola, Lions (24)
We don't love Denver's showdown in Week 16, but Amendola should see more goals with Marvin Jones (ankle) in the Injured Reserve. It is worth considering that likely increase in objectives at least in PPR formats.
Anthony Miller, Bears (21)
This is less about the Kansas City showdown in Week 16, which is solid, and more about the fact that Miller has simply proven to be a reliable receiver in the final leg. If you've been hit by injuries, it's a play you can feel good about.
Chris Conley, Jaguars (20)
Assuming that DJ Chark (standing) is out, Conley could be in line for a great day against a brutal Falcons pass defense in Week 16. You can also consider Keelan cole, who could be the best deep threat of Jacksonville's healthy widths.
John Ross, Bengals (13)
Ross can boost his season with a good start and a good ending if he can get behind the Dolphins' defense for a great play in Week 16. The odds of that are good enough to shoot him.
Justin Watson / Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers (3)
Both great body athletes will benefit from Mike Evans' injury. Perriman had more game time in week 14 than Watson, but Watson caught more passes. Both caught touchdowns. Both are extravagant athletes based on combined numbers and SPARQ. It can be difficult to predict who makes the big play or two, but against the Texans pass defense in Week 16, the answer could be both.
Allen Hurns, Dolphins (2)
Assuming that DeVante Parker's concussion persists or that Miami does the safe thing and simply lets him rest, Hurns will be the No. 1 WR of the Dolphins against the defeated Bengals. Actually, it was slightly surpassed by Isaiah Ford in week 14, but both should see many goals if Parker is out.
Nelson Agholor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward All are at stake in the final leg with Alshon Jeffery's ankle injury creating an opening or two. Agholor is also fighting a knee injury. Arcega-Whiteside is the biggest boom or bust of the trio, although he limped with a hamstring injury on Monday night. Ward is an interesting PPR option if Agholor stays out. Just keep in mind that Dallas in Week 16 is not a big showdown, it is more of a possible opportunity.
WEEK 15 PPR CLASSIFICATIONS: Running | Wide receiver | Hard end
Watchlist for week 16 Waiver Wire: TE
Before entering the closed wing options, a quick mention of Jacob Hollister, who currently owns 60 percent of the leagues and plays against the Cardinals in Week 16. If Hollister is available, he is the best player in the tight end.
Tyler Higbee, Rams (39)
Even if Gerald Everett (knee) returns, Higbee should see broad goals, and is more than proven with consecutive 100-yard games. His Week 15 showdown against Dallas is favorable, and he can even defend himself in a Week 16 showdown against San Francisco.
Darren Fells, Texans (35) | Jordan Akins, Texans (2)
Akins has really surpassed Fells in game time, so this is a difficult place to guess in advance and it might be better to see how Week 15 develops first. The reason we are interested is a confrontation with the Buccaneers in Week 16, one of the worst defenses in the league against the tight end.
O.J. Howard, Buccaneers (34)
Maybe Mike Evans' injury also frees Howard, who had four catches in five goals in Week 14. The Texans are also a defense of the last 10 against tight wings, and we know that Howard is one of the most talented in the League in position.
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (29)
The Bengals really defend the tight end quite well, but if Parker remains out, Ryan Fitzpatrick's most reliable goal is probably Gesicki, which should translate into looks in the final zone against a bad team, at least.
Cousin: If the closed-wing injuries persist, both the TE of the Giants Kaden Smith (@ Redskins) and Ian Thomas of Carolina (@ Colts) are also at stake, with Thomas being the preferred option of the two.
Week 16 defense streamers and sleepers
Seattle Seahawks vs. Cardinals (49)
Kansas City Chiefs @ Bears (43)
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Raiders (43)
Indianapolis Colts vs. Panthers (29)
Denver Broncos vs. Lions (21)
New York Giants @ Redskins (7)
Miami Dolphins vs. Bengals (1)
Most of these plays depend on how much you believe in a poor defense or how much you believe in an opposing QB. The Seahawks should be the best current, while Denver should also have its way with David Blough. And who knows how the Dolphins-Bengals game will really develop, but you can shoot there if you're really desperate.