Week 16 Waiver Wire Top Pickups & Adds: Chris Conley To Finish Season Strong

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Week 15 is all wrapped up, and we have some injuries to break down. Dalvin Cook is the big one if this shoulder injury keeps him out next week against Green Bay, and this will be the major news to watch. Chris Godwin is the next one, although Breshad Perriman is already the move because he got a bump with Mike Evans out. Although we weren’t expecting three touchdowns. Heading into the final two weeks, it is going to be important to keep an eye on teams that have clinched and are resting players, which isn’t quite the case just yet. Be sure to catch all our Week 16 rankings and fantasy football advice.

Raheem Mostert – San Francisco 49ers

Average Ownership: 55%, FAAB: $7

After the reports came out about Raheem Mostert being a lead back in the offense, we knew his overall touches wouldn’t jump to 20+, but what we wanted was some guarantee that he would see 15 touches over the next few games. That was the case this week against Atlanta. He ended up with 15 total touches, finishing the day with 59 all-purpose yards and a score. While it wasn’t 20+ fantasy points like he had in the prior two weeks, it was his fourth straight week over double-digit PPR points. If Mostert remains out there in your leagues, go ahead and grab him.

Mike Boone  – Minnesota Vikings

Average Ownership: 1%, FAAB: $2

Dalvin Cook continues to deal with a shoulder injury, and the Vikings need to get cautious. They just got Adam Thielen back, and this is now the second game Cook has left in the last three due to the shoulder injury. Alexander Mattison would be the guy to pick up if his injury improves, but he missed Week 15 as well. Now if Mattison and Cook both miss Week 16 against Green Bay, Mike Boone comes in as an excellent fill-in option. We are in the last two weeks of the season with very little waiver wire action remaining, and this would be a gift against a bottom ten run defense.

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James Washington – Pittsburgh Steelers

Average Ownership: 30%, FAAB: $3

James Washington is coming off a decent game against one of the best secondaries in football. He will see one of the worst this week against the Jets, who have allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a setback in his injury, as he was close. Washington continues to see 5-7 targets per game over the second half of the season, and while the offense has not been optimal, his production in the second half has been solid. Washington is a deeper league WR3 or FLEX flyer in a positive matchup.

Chris Conley – Jacksonville Jaguars

Average Ownership: 18%, FAAB: $5

Chris Conley is coming off of a 20.9 PPR point game against Oakland. Conley saw eight targets and posted a 4-49-2 line. He will get Atlanta and Indianapolis over the next two weeks, who are allowing the 8th and 11th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. With DJ Chark dealing with a foot injury, and someone who will likely miss the rest of the season, we saw Conley step up. He also produced in Dede Westbrook’s absence earlier in the year. Conley is a strong wideout moving forward.

Breshad Perriman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Average Ownership: 7%, FAAB: $8

Mike Evans has been ruled out for the end of the year, and Chris Godwin was carted off with a hamstring injury. Breshad Perriman flashed potential a few times this season, and then dominated Detroit on six targets. He posted a 5-113-3 line. Perriman is going to be a lead guy in a pass happy offense moving forward, and we get Houston and Atlanta over the next two weeks. This is a great end of the season set of games and scenario for Perriman to put up big numbers.

Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams

Average Ownership: 28%, FAAB: $5

Tyler Higbee continues a terrific stretch, putting up 25, 20, and 25 PPR point games over the last three. He has 14, 11, and 8 targets over the last three games. With the Rams running more two tight end looks, we have seen less of Cooper Kupp and more targets for Higbee. The Rams will see the 49ers and Seahawks over the next two weeks. The 49ers have allowed 52.4 fantasy points to opposing tight ends in the last five weeks, and the Seahawks have allowed the fourth most fantasy points per game to the position.

Other Notable Pickups

  • Jacob Hollister, TE, 45%
  • Dallas Goedert, TE, 42%
  • Zach Pascal, WR, 40%
  • Anthony Miller, WR, 24%
  • Alexander Mattison, RB, 30%
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