By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchitect)
Congratulations to all owners playing for a fantasy football
championship this week. As always with fantasy football, injuries are
yet again part of the story heading into what is probably your
championship week. Like so many other owners, it's time once again to
look towards the waiver wire for help.
Kirk Cousins- Quarterback- Washington Redskins- If you are one of the
lucky ones to still have the Washington signal caller sitting on your
waiver wire, now is the time to pick him up. Drew Brees owners may need
to grab a quarterback this week with the Saints captain questionable
heading into week 16. Cousins is averaging over 21 fantasy points per
game this season and has 15 touchdowns to ten interceptions while
tossing only three interceptions in his last eight starts.
Reuben Randle- Wide Receiver- New York Giants- With the suspension of
number one wideout Odell Beckham Jr, Randle figures to see more targets
in week 16. He has found the end zone in three of the last four games
and has back to back games with a touchdown. Fantasy owners looking to
replace Beckham Jr may only need to look at his teammate for receiving
help this week.
Jerick McKinnon- Running Back- Minnesota Vikings- Should AP miss this
week, McKinnon should be a viable replacement for fantasy owners.
McKinnon scored a touchdown in week 15 while totaling 87 yards. His real
value comes in the passing game where he hauled in all four of his
targets. It's possible he splits time with Matt Asiata in the absence of
Adrian Peterson but in PPR formats, McKinnon could end up shining.
Mike Gillislee- Running Back- Buffalo Bills- With Karlos Williams banged
up what seems like almost every week and fantasy owners already knowing
LeSean McCoy is done for the season, Gillislee could be a fantasy
savior for owners in need of a running back. Gillislee has found pay
dirt in back to back games and scored a 60 yard touchdown last week.
While it's likely Gillislee and Williams split time in week 16,
Gillislee has an arrow pointing up.
Stefon Diggs- Wide Receiver- Minnesota Vikings- There has finally been a
Stefon Diggs sighting. Not since week eight have fantasy owners heard
the name Stefon Diggs brought up. After scoring twice in week 15, Diggs
put himself back on fantasy owners radars but those owners looking at
Diggs shouldn't get too excited. Before last week, Diggs has gone six
straight weeks without a touchdown and just isn't reliable on a week to
Donald Brown- Running Back- San Diego Chargers- With rookie Melvin
Gordon hurt, Brown and Woodhead split the load in week 15 but yet again,
fantasy owners should not get too excited for Donald Brown. With 90
yards to his name last week, Brown isn't consistent enough to warrant
starting in your championship week. His four targets give him a glimmer
of hope but Donald Brown has been known to let down fantasy owners when
they expected him to perform in the past.