It’s the final match-up, that is, unless you play into week 17 — in which case next week should be a wild one for you with benchings galore! But if you’re still here and you’re still reading — good luck my friends! Also, if you’re still here and you’re still reading you probably won’t be needing too much waiver help. Your team is one of the two best in your league (or one of the two luckiest — fantasy football is weird sometimes!)
As always, if you’ve got a league specific question — drop it down below in the comments!
Baker Mayfield, 47.9%, vs CIN: Mayfield has completely changed the hopes and dreams of the city of Cleveland. Much like another Cleveland legend before him, Drew Carey. Mayfield has been a frequent flier in this Waiver Wired column, but over the last three weeks he hasn’t really earned those miles averaging less than 13 fantasy points per game. Week 16 sees Mayfield facing a Bengals defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to QBs. Get him back in there if you’re desperate.
Josh Allen, 31.4%, @ NE: What in the world is going on here? Over his last 4 weeks Allen is averaging 22.5 fantasy points per game. Most of that damage has been done with his legs — he’s rushed for 351 yards and 3 TDs in those games. The Patriots have allowed the 8th most rushing yards to QBs and are allowing the third most rushing yards per attempt with 5.28. Why not give him a shot if you’re feeling lucky?
Mike Davis, 18.3%, vs KC: I’m not recommending Davis as the lead rusher in Seattle because that ain’t him. That’s that other dude. However, in week 15 Davis went 8 for 8 in catches with 63 yards. If he’s officially the lead pass catching back for the Seahawks then he is in for a treat in week 16. The Chiefs have allowed the most receiving yards to RBs this season and the most receiving TDs.
Jamaal Williams, 11.8%, @ NYJ: Consider this a preemptive move if Aaron Jones can’t make it to the field in week 16 (spoiler: it’s looking like he won’t.) Williams picked up the ball and had the the best fantasy game of his year dropping 19 fantasy points on the tough Bears defense. The Jets have been pretty strong against the run, but when you’ve got a new RB1 emerging — you take what you can get.
Kalen Ballage, 0.5%, vs JAX: Frank Gore? Donezo for the yearzo. Kenyan Drake? Lord knows. Looks like he’s lost the lead back role. Kalen Ballage? Drafted 131 overall in the 2018 draft out of Arizona State. He had a solid 4 year career as a Sun Devil rushing for an average of 4.4 yards per attempt and 2,668 all purpose yards. Just like with Jamaal Williams, Ballage has a tough week 16 match-up against the Jaguars, but also like Williams: you take the good, you take the Ballage, you take them both and there you have: starting running backs.
Josh Reynolds, 40.1%, @ ARI: Week 15 Reynolds was actually Jared Goff’s most targeted WR over Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. I can’t guarantee that trend will continue in week 16 (especially since Reynolds only hauled in 5 of those targets,) but he’s at least on the radar.
Robby Anderson, 18%, vs GB: With Sam Darnold back under center, Anderson had the second-best fantasy game of his season. The first of course, coming back in week 5 with Sam Darnold as QB again. The Jets will be playing against the Packers in week 16 and they’ve allowed the most fantasy points to WRs this season. Another big game could be in store for Darnold and Anderson.
Taywan Taylor, 1.3%, vs WSH: Week 15 was a disaster for anyone on the Titans not named Derrick Henry. Henry had 30 fantasy points, all other Titans offensive players had 25 fantasy points total. So let’s look back at week 14! Taylor had the most targets on the team catching 6 of 7 of them for 59 yards. If the Titans can get their lives together in week 16, they’ll get the Redskins who’ve allowed 10 receiving TDs in their last 6 games.
Matt LaCosse, 4.7%, @ OAK: Hey, in this tight end climate, 8 fantasy points is a top 10 performance. And against the Raiders who’ve allowed the most TDs and 3rd most yards to TEs? You gotta take what you can get.
Blake Jarwin, 0.6%, vs TB: Jarwin has 20 total fantasy points over his last two weeks which practically makes him a top-5 TE somehow. The Bucs have allowed the 5th most receiving yards to TEs this season. I repeat, you take what you can get.
Tennessee Titans, 57.1%, vs WSH: 57.1% is over the threshold for what I usually allow in my articles, but the pickins are slim at the D/ST buffet.The Titans have only allowed 7 points in their last two games and now get a Redskins team on their 4th QB of the year. It should be a good week to be a mighty, mighty Titan.
Aldrick Rosas, 27.4%, @ IND: For the sixth highest scoring kicker in the league, Rosas is surprisingly underowned. Rosas has only missed 1 FG this season back in week 6. Yes, he put up 0 points in week 15, but so did the Giants so you can’t blame him. The 5 weeks prior to he averaged 11.75 fantasy points. Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis has a retractable roof so weather won’t be an issue and the Colts have allowed the 7th most FG attempts this year.