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Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 16: Giovani Bernard, Benny Snell among top free agent pickups after big Monday night performances

After Sunday, we thought we had our fill of random RBs who will likely be beginning in fantasy soccer championships, however Monday got here alongside and gave us a number of extra names so as to add to the top Week 16 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds. Along with the likes of Tony Pollard, Le’Veon Bell, Salvon Ahmed, and Sony Michel, we now have Giovani Bernard, Benny Snell, Malcolm Brown, Ito Smith, and Devine Ozigbo/Dare Ogunbowale to maintain tabs on. All may obtain important touches for his or her respective groups subsequent week, which implies all may be claimed on waivers or at the very least picked up after waivers clear round 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning in Yahoo and ESPN leagues.

Our full free agent list options extra than simply operating backs, although. There are a bunch of potential WR3s (Keke CouteeSammy WatkinsA.J. Inexperienced, Russell GageLynn Bowden Jr.), a real difference-maker at QB (Jalen Hurts), and a number of other streaming choices at TE and D/ST, which may be discovered on the end of this list. For those who’re searching for a brand new kicker or simply need yet one more horrible expertise in 2020, you can take a look at our Week 16 kicker rankings.

WEEK 16 FANTASY: Top pickups | RB Handcuff Chart

Clearly, there isn’t any level in holding again your waiver claims now. It is potential your lineup is usually set and your opponent wants a flex, during which case seize the RB you suppose is greatest. That is going to be a troublesome name with all of the potential choices, as Pollard, Bell, and Bernard all stand out as high-upside performs heading into subsequent week, but it surely by no means hurts to play slightly protection.

For those who want a streamer at a particular place and your opponent would not, you may in all probability get who you want within the second spherical of waivers. Nevertheless, in case you really need Hurts or a TE like Austin Hooper, then do no matter it takes to safe that participant, then fear about blocking your opponents’ pickups. 

WEEK 16 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

High fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 16

Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 % of Yahoo leagues thought-about.

Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals. After Bernard was benched for a very good portion of Week 14, many fantasy house owners dropped him forward of a troublesome Week 15 matchup in opposition to Pittsburgh. Owned in simply 52 % of Yahoo leagues, Bernard emphatically reclaimed the lead-back position in Cincinnati on Monday evening, operating for 83 yards and a TD on 25 carries and including one other 14 receiving yards and a TD on his lone reception. With Houston’s Thirty first-ranked run protection on deck in Week 16, Bernard ought to be closely owned and began in most fantasy leagues. 

Benny Snell, RB, Steelers. With James Conner (quad) out, Snell bought the Steelers speeding assault again on observe on Monday evening. He completed with 84 yards and a TD on 18 carries and added one other 23 yards on three catches. If Conner is again subsequent week in opposition to the Colts, Snell will not have a lot worth, but when Conner stays out, Snell can work as a high-volume flex.  

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams. Cam Akers (ankle) will miss Week 16, which implies Darrell Henderson and Brown will return to being a two-headed monster within the Rams backfield. Henderson will doubtless function because the “lead again,” however Brown has seen double-digit touches in 5 video games this yr and has two multi-score efforts. He’ll have a troublesome matchup in opposition to Seattle, however quantity and TD potential matter this time of yr, and Brown has flex upside. 

WEEK 16 FANTASY: Top pickups | RB Handcuff Chart

Devine Ozigbo, RB, Jaguars. James Robinson is reportedly coping with an ankle damage, and whereas the extent of problem is unknown, it is at the very least potential he may miss Week 16 in opposition to Chicago. If Robinson is out, Ozigbo would doubtless deal with the majority of the carries whereas Dare Ogunbowale mixes in in on passing downs. It is potential Ogunbowale would deal with the majority of the RB touches and be the higher pickup, so watch the observe stories.

A.J. Inexperienced, WR, Bengals. Inexperienced caught two-of-three targets for 40 yards on Monday evening in opposition to Pittsburgh, however that is not why he is on this record. With Tyler Boyd struggling a concussion, he’ll be “questionable,” at greatest, to go well with up in Week 16 in opposition to Houston. Inexperienced would slot in as Cincinnati’s No. 2 receiver if Boyd cannot go, and in opposition to a Texans’ protection permitting the Tenth-most fantasy factors to WRs, that provides him WR3/flex worth.  

For added waiver/free agent solutions, together with beginning RBs Tony Pollard, Le’Veon Bell, and Salvon Ahmed, in addition to a number of potential WR3s, take a look at our full Week 16 list.

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