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Week 16 Waiver Wire Rankings

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Below are our Week 16 Waiver Wire Free Agent Rankings as you head into your championship Week 16 fantasy football match-up.

1 Tyler Lockett SEA (5) WR
2 Dontrelle Inman SD (11) WR
3 J.J. Nelson ARI (9) WR
4 Eli Rogers PIT (8) WR
5 Marqise Lee JAC (5) WR
6 Robby Anderson NYJ (11) WR
7 Justin Forsett DEN (11) RB
8 Dwayne Washington DET (10) RB
9 Hunter Henry SD (11) TE
10 Kenny Stills MIA (8) WR
11 John Brown ARI (9) WR
12 Dion Sims MIA (8) TE
13 Cameron Meredith CHI (9) WR
14 Anquan Boldin DET (10) WR
15 Tyler Boyd CIN (9) WR
16 Brandon LaFell CIN (9) WR
17 Jack Doyle IND (10) TE
18 Michael Floyd NE (9) WR
19 Paul Perkins NYG (8) RB

Week 15 Projections Fantasy Football

Season Weekly Start Bench Calc

Below you will find our Week 15 Projections for the 2016 fantasy football season. The table below is sortable by both PPR and Non-PPR, so sort based on your preference. These projections/stats were created based on standard scoring.

Week 15 Projections by Match-Up

Updated: 12/17/2016
These projections are compiled using half of Smitty’s rankings and half previous year’s stats against SOS

Sort using CAR, or by QB, RB, WR, or TEE
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Week 14 Waiver Wire

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Below are our Week 14 Waiver Wire Grabs. Struggling with injuries? Need a WR4 or RB4/5 heading into Weeks 14-16 of the remainder of the 2016 fantasy football season? Get your Week 14 add/drop fix below!

Ladarius Green (TE/PIT)

He’s back, proven by his 6 receptions for 110 yards and 1TD in Week 13. Don’t expect these kinds of numbers on a weekly basis, but he is the kind of TE, when healthy, that can pull in 4-5 passes for 50-60 yards and a solid shot at a score most weeks. Grab him if you need a TE.

Malcolm Mitchell / Chris Hogan (WR/NE)

His 8 receptions for 82 yards was almost expected after the news broke that Rob Gronkowski would be out. Gronk’s absence almost locks in solid targets for Mitchell moving forward! Same goes for Hogan, who will now see more targets moving forward. He pulled in 23 yards and a TD in Week 13.

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF)

LeSean McCoy is often injured, and if he was to take a seat due to injury, Gillislee would thrive per start. He is even flex-worthy each week in larger leagues, as he could score a TD even in his sharing situation.

Dontrelle Inman (WR/SD)

He seems to find the end zone lately, scoring last week and the week prior.

Adam Thielen (WR/MIN)

He has pulled in at least 5 receptions and at least 50 yards in each of his last three games. Last week, in Week 13, he pulled in 7 receptions for 86 yards.

Week 14 Projections

Season Weekly Start Bench Calc

Below you will find our Week 14 Projections for the 2016 fantasy football season. The table below is sortable by both PPR and Non-PPR, so sort based on your preference. These projections/stats were created based on standard scoring.

Week 14 Projections by Match-Up

Updated: 12/10/2016
These projections are compiled using half of Smitty’s rankings and half previous year’s stats against SOS

Sort using CAR, or by QB, RB, WR, or TEE
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Week 12 Buy-Low/Sell-High

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Check out this Week 12 Two-Minute Buy-Low/Sell-High Radio Segment, where Smitty talks about his top Buy-Low/Sell-High Candidates for Week 12 of the 2016 fantasy football season. Players discussed: Derrick Henry, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, Devonta Freeman, Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, Spencer Ware, Matt Forte, Dion Lewis

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Radio: Week 12 Show (Sleepers, Start/Bench, Injuries)

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Each and every week, Smitty goes on Russ Bliss’ NBC Sports Radio Program (The Red Zone), which is the longest-running fantasy football radio show in the world. Smitty and Russ (Fantasy Football Starters) talk about Week 12 Sleepers, Breakouts, Injuries, Start Bench Advice, Waiver Wire and more. Listen now!

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Week 12 Waiver Wire Adds

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Ok, first off, make sure Rob Kelley isn’t on waivers. He shouldn’t be, he was not only on our Bold Prediction list in August, he has been on our waiver wire free agency list multiple times this year. Check to be certain, but most SleeperU owners likely already have him, right? Here are your Week 12 top Free Agent Waiver Wire Pick-ups:

Sammy Watkins (WR/BUF)

We have been saying to grab Watkins for weeks now, but he is still available in a grip of leagues. Will he be back in Week 12? Maybe. Regardless, he should be grabbed, as he has low-end WR1 appeal (or at least high-end WR2 appeal) for any games he can start this year.

Thomas Rawls / Alex Collins (RB/SEA)

He shouldn’t be available, but according to both ESPN and Yahoo, he is still available in a large number of leagues. If you didn’t know, CJ Prosise is done for the year (scapula), so it’s time for Rawls to prove he can stay healthy, but folks, he already got banned up in Week 11. He is expected to play Week 12, but guess what, it’s time to look down the line, and my sleeper/stash pickup this week is Seattle RB Alex Collins. This is a Marshawn Lynch style rusher, and he has a nose for the end zone no RB on that Seattle roster has. My long-shot prediction is that within a couple weeks, he climbs into the driver’s seat, by way of injury or just flat-out production.

Tim Hightower (RB/NO)

Mark Ingram is currently in the concussion protocol, but he has more games to get cleared than normal given the longer week he has had. However, Hightower was awesome in Week 11 on his 12 carries, rushing for 69 yards, and he pulled in 8 passes for 57 yards. If starting, he is a huge threat to produce RB2 numbers. Grab him.

Wendell Smallwood (RB/PHI)

Both Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (fractured rib) left Week 11, so Smallwood was looking like the top pick-up of the week for a second. But, it looks like Mathews is only day-to-day, and Sproles could play through the injury. Still, there is still a shot both Mathews and Sproles sit, or are limited, and that means a window might be open for Smallwood, our favorite runner on that PHI roster. Grab him.

Christine Michael (RB/GB)

He was cut by SEA then grabbed by GB. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that he intends to get Michael ready for Week 12. What does this mean? Well, we witnessed them actually trade value for Knile Davis and fail to use him, so curb expectations… however, if in a position where you can grab and stash Michael, he’s worth a grab. He is more proven than Davis was, so it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see him start some games for GB this year in order to revive offensive balance.

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF)

LeSean McCoy (finger surgery) is said to be targeting no missed time, and the only reason he couldn’t come back into the game in Week 11 is because they could not pop his finger back in place. Still, the thumb requires surgery and you never know how BUF might walk this back and start Gillislee for a week. When starting, Gillislee is a solid RB2, so he must be grabbed (and should already be owned by all McCoy owners, as we’ve talked Gillislee up all off-season.

Kirk Cousins (QB/WAS)

His monster Week 11 games warrants pick-up consideraton.

Kenneth Dixon (RB/BAL)

That Ravens coaching staff continues to suggest they will run Dixon more, yet they don’t. However, he did have 6.7 yards-per-carry last week on his 6 rushes for 40 yards. If ever starting in BAL, watch out. We just can’t guarantee that BAL knows what they have in Dixon. Hey BAL, you have a star in waiting, wake up!

Eli Rogers (WR/PIT)

He didn’t have a great Week 11, but neither did Big Ben. He is still a fine WR3/4 in larger leagues.

Tyler Boyd (WR/CIN)

With AJ Green likely out for a bit (if not longer), Boyd sees a nice little bump in value. Now, he is still no more than a WR3 (in larger leagues), but he should be grabbed if you need a WR.

Week 11 Buy-Low/Sell-High

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Looking for Week 11 Buy-Low/Sell-High candidates? Take a listen to Smitty and Russ Bliss talk about players worth selling high on and worth buying low on entering Week 11 of the 2016 fantasy football season.

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Week 11 Waiver Wire Adds

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Here are the top Week 11 Waiver Wire Adds. Don’t sleep on the waiver wire process, folks. Each and every week, that surprise gem could be sitting on waivers, and if you sleep on the weekly waiver wire process, you might kick yourself later realizing what player slipped through your grasp!

Update 11/15/16 – Two players are to be added due to injury/news that broke today. Althon Jeffery has been suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Cameron Meredith has sneaky-good WR3-type upside for that timespan. Rob Gronkowski may have punctured a lung, although, that was the first report. A second report now suggests it is not a punctured long. Stay on this story. If Gronk is out for a week or so, Martellus Bennett gets a huge bump, but is already a low-end TE1 even if Gronk is healthy. Any game Gronk is out, Bennett is a high-end TE1.

Rob Kelley | RB WAS

For some reason, Rob Kelley is still available in over half of all leagues. He was on our Bold Predictions List this year, so he should be owned by SleeperU users. Plus, we have had him on our waiver wire list a few times prior to this week. However, if available, though, grab him immediately, as he has huge, huge upside. In Week 10, he rushed 22 times for 97 yards in Week 10 against the Vikings.

CJ Prosise / Thomas Rawls | RB SEA

C.J. Prosise carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards in Week 10 against the Patriots. He also pulled in seven passes for 87 yards. While it’s easy to assume that a star has been born, at least in PPR, keep in mind that Christine Michael was banged up with a hamstring injury, and Thomas Rawls is expected back from injury ASAP. So, while I love Prosise’s skill set, and he must be grabbed this week, curb expectations a bit, and certainly entertain both redraft and dynasty trade offers for the guy if you already own him (if the buyer is willing to buy-high). He has sneaky-good value moving forward, though, so no one is suggesting that you sell just to sell… sell if it improves your line-up/situation. As for Rawls, grab him as well. While Christine Michael still has the most appeal out of all three backs in Seattle, that could change in a single day or even hour, and either Rawls or Prosise could be a strong flex option moving forward if getting starter-type carries.

Eli Rogers | WR PIT

In Week 1, Eli Rogers pulled in 6 passes for 59 yards and 1TD, but he has been kind of banged up until recently. His last two games: 6/103/0TDs and 4/42/1TD. He easily has strong fantasy WR4-type value, if not higher, moving forward.

Wendell Smallwood | RB PHI

Wendell Smallwood rushed 13 times for 70 yards Week 10 against the Falcons. Despite the uptick in play, he needs to work on pass protection, something that could have his rise a bit more delayed. However, grab him if you can afford to roster him and wait, he has nice appeal.

Tyreek Hill | WR KC

Tyreek Hill, available in a grip of leagues despite being on our pick-up list already, caught 10 passes for 89 yards in Week 10 against the Panthers. He feels consistent enough to roster in redraft as a WR4/5, so a bye week type of play. His last three games: 5/98/1TD, 3/11/0TDs and 10/89/0TDs.

Cameron Brate | TE TB

Cameron Brate is also a player listed a few weeks back, but he is still available in a ton of leagues! His last three games: 3/22/1TD, 5/43/1TD and 7/84/1TD.

NOTE: Last week, James Starks was a must-add and should be ranked in right around 1-2 above if available in your league.

Radio: Week 10 Show (Presidential Election Edition)

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Hey all. It’s election night, and as the 2016 Presidential Election Results roll in, our Week 10 Fantasy Football Radio Show goes on. Checkout Smitty and Russ Bliss as they breakdown Week 10 Sleepers, Breakouts, Trade For candidates, Start Bench Advice, Waiver Wire Advice, and more. Russ Bliss has had his Red Zone Radio Program on the air for 20 years now, which makes his fantasy football program the longest-running fantasy football radio show in the world. Listen to this Week 10 Show as the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Presidential Election Results continue to roll in. No matter who you voted for, great job if you voted, it’s an important right in this wonderful country!

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