Early Waiver Wire Targets and Biggest Rise / Drop in Fantasy Football After NFL Week 16 | Fantasy Football news, rankings and screenings

Only Monday night football stay on the 2021 NFL Week 16 roster, so much fantasy football managers will now look to week 17 in their bid to win the championship.

It is important not to overreact to individual stat lines. For example, some players have scored two touchdowns this week but probably won’t do so again this season, while other players have seen the pitch for most of their team’s snaps but couldn’t reach the end zone.

Remember: keep using, not score the box.

Here are a few early waiver wire targets, as well as the biggest lifters and cutters of NFL Week 16. For a more detailed view of the 32 teams of the week, including the number of snaps, see the Fantasy Football week 16 full recap.

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Waiver Thread Targets

RB Dare Ogunbowale, Jacksonville Jaguars: James robinson quickly left the game after sustaining a seemingly serious, non-contact Achilles tendon injury, and Ogunbowale took over as running back for Jacksonville. Ogunbowale generally served as a receiver, but that didn’t stop Jacksonville from giving him the ball 17 times on the ground. It also marked the Jaguars’ only offensive touchdown. Anytime you can get a back that’s almost guaranteed to wear in double digits, it’s worth having on your list.

The Jags have a favorable clash against the Patriots next week, and the combination of volume and clash could be enough to make Ogunbowale a fantastic starter.

RB Jordan howard, Philadelphia Eagles: Miles sanders was the clear lead for Philadelphia despite not training all week due to a quad injury. He had a strong start to the game, recording 45 yards on seven carries, but suffered a hand injury late in the first half that kept him out for the remainder of the game. Early reports indicate it will be questionable next week.

The other three full-backs played a few snaps in the first half, but Howard took on the role of senior deputy, ending the day with 37 yards on nine carries. Howard and Boston Scott are both worthy of giving up the pickups in case Sanders is unable to play next week. Howard is the favorable option as he should lead the team in races and has a better chance of scoring a touchdown.

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WR Isaiah McKenzie, Bison tickets: The invoices did not have Cole beasley and Gabriel Davis, who were both due to COVID-19. Neither player is vaccinated, which increases the risk that they will also miss next week’s game.

McKenzie took over as the team’s receiver and put in a dominant performance, ending the day with 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. It’s possible – even if one of the starters fires him – that they’ll continue to rely on McKenzie next week. Bills receivers have a very favorable game against the Falcons high school next week, so whoever is available should have a big day.

YOU Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts: Jack doyle suffered a leg injury in the second offensive snap of Saturday night’s Colts game and was quickly ruled out. This allowed Alie-Cox to play a lot more than usual and he caught two passes for 42 yards. The Cardinals have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to finish tight all season, so it’s understandable he hasn’t produced at a high level despite his increased playing time.

Next week the Colts play the Las Vegas Adventurers, which allowed the fourth most number of fancy stitches at tight ends. He would be a great waiver option for fantasy managers who need a tight end if Doyle misses next week.

The biggest elevators

RB Michael carter, New York Jets: The Jets had all their running backs healthy for the first time in a long time. Carter played a record 74% offensive snaps despite the availability of other full backs, leading to a performance of 118 yards on 16 carries. Carter will be a fantastic starter at the limit next week with a tough clash against Tampa Bay. He will be a highly drafted player in the 2022 redesign.

RB Sony Michel, The Los Angeles Rams: WithDarrell henderson outside, Michel raised his eyebrows in Week 13 as he set up the first 100-yard rushing game by a returning Rams all season. Henderson returned last week, but Michel retained the starting position.

After Sunday’s performance, he now has an even stronger grip on work. Henderson saw his first postponement of the game in the fourth quarter and injured his knee in that game. Michel, meanwhile, gained 131 yards on 27 carries and scored a touchdown.

Michel is now a key player next week, while Henderson is only expected to be selected in case Michel lands on the COVID list. Rams put Cam Akers on the active roster ahead of this game, but he doubts he will play next week.

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WR Rashod bateman, Baltimore Ravens: First-round rookie playing time has been limited throughout the season at all times Sammy Watkins has been in good health. Watkins missed last week while on the COVID roster, and Bateman played over 70% of the offensive snaps for the first time in his career. Watkins was back this week but only played three offensive snaps. This allowed Bateman to see over 70% of offensive snaps for the second week in a row, and he caught four of five passes thrown for 26 yards and a touchdown. Those aren’t big numbers, but the Ravens were using their third-string quarterback.

That might not mean much for 2021, but Watkins is more likely to go free agency this offseason, making Bateman a clear starter in 2022.

The biggest slaughterers

RB Saquon Barkley, New York Giants: Barkley’s rushing production declined rapidly over the past month, and he clocked a disappointing 32 rushing yards on 15 carries in Week 16.

The giants have turned to Devontae Booker more often than usual and even turned to Booker for the fourth quarter with the game out of reach, giving him a clear lead in terms of snaps for the game. It’ll be tough to start the old All-Pro next week, and he’ll be one of the biggest high-risk, high-reward players in the 2022 overhaul leagues.

RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons: The league’s all-time great punt returner made his mark in the first half of the season as a receiver, scoring five touchdowns in the first eight weeks with three games on 80 yards. He hasn’t been so involved in the passing game in the past six games, receiving just five receiving yards in the past three games.

Patterson’s whimsical worth seemed safe, as he consistently handled double-digit carryovers over the past month. However, he only managed 14 rushing yards in seven carries yesterday – he and Mike davis saw almost identical use, but Davis was more effective. It’s worth considering putting Patterson on the bench in the Fantasy Championship round.

YOU James O’Shaughnessy, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars’ tight end was a popular waiver thread target for those struggling on the tight end this week. He had been Jacksonville’s clear tight end in an attack that liked to throw to position.

This week, the Jaguars have changed their strategy, with Jacob Hollister sharing the reception role with O’Shaughnessy. Much of its lost shots came from 12 people, and the team used more than 12 people than usual, with several wide receivers missing. Even though they use 11 people more often next week, the Patriots have allowed tight ends the fewest fantasy points this year. It can be waived in favor of another opt-out option.

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