Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 16 Top Picks

NFL Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard avoiding a tackle from a Washington Football Team defender.
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Championship Week! The waiver wire is the quickest way to improve your team. Here are the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 16 Top Picks to consider.

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Players are ranked in the priority they should be pick up off the waiver wire.


NFL New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees getting ready to throw a pass against the Miami Dolphins.
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Quarterbacks

  • Jalen Hurts PHI @ DAL
  • Drew Brees NO
  • Mitchell Trubisky CHI @JAX
  • Baker Mayfield CLE @ NYJ
  • Jared Goff LAR @SEA
  • Drew Lock DEN
  • Andy Dalton DAL
  • Tua Tagovailoa MIA
  • Marcus Mariota LV
NFL Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard
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Running Backs

  • Tony Pollard DAL
  • Darrell Henderson LAR
  • Le’Veon Bell KC
  • Salvon Ahmed MIA
  • Benny Snell Jr. PIT
  • Leonard Fournette TB
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. SF
  • Sony Michel NE
  • Malcolm Brown LAR
  • Gus Edwards BAL
  • James White NE
  • Lynn Bowden MIA (Also qualifies at WR on ESPN & Yahoo)
  • Ito Smith ATL
  • Devine Ozigbo JAX
  • Dare Ogunbowale JAX
  • Ty Johnson NYJ
  • Frank Gore NYJ
  • Darrel Williams KC
  • Trayveon Williams CIN
  • Rashaad Penny SEA
NFL Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins holding a football in pregame warmups.
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Wide Receivers

  • Emmanuel Sanders NO
  • Allen Lazard GB
  • John Brown BUF
  • Russell Gage ATL
  • Keke Coutee HOU
  • Jalen Reagor PHI
  • Darnell Mooney CHI
  • Rashard Higgins CLE
  • Lynn Bowden MIA (Also qualifies at RB on ESPN & Yahoo)
  • Sammy Watkins KC
  • Greg Ward PHI
  • Mecole Hardman KC
  • Tyron Johnson LAC
NFL Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas stiff arming an Arizona Cardinals defender
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Tight Ends

  • George Kittle SF
  • Logan Thomas WAS
  • Noah Fant DEN
  • Austin Hooper CLE
  • Jordan Akins HOU
  • Cole Kmet CHI
  • Jordan Reed SF
  • Dalton Schultz DAL
  • Dan Arnold ARI
  • Tyler Eifert JAX
  • Dawson Knox BUF
NFL Houston Texans defense sacking the Washington Football Teams quarterback in a football game.
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Defenses to Stream Week 16

  • Cleveland Browns @ NYJ
  • Washington Football Team vs CAR
  • Houston Texans vs CIN
  • Miami Dolphins @ LV
  • Chicago Bears @ JAX
  • Arizona Cardinals vs SF
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs DEN
  • Philadelphia @ DAL
  • Carolina Panthers vs SF
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs ATL
NFL Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz
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Players You Can Drop

Quarterbacks

  • Carson Wentz PHI
  • Dak Prescott DAL – Season Ending Ankle Injury
  • Daniel Jones NYG – Hamstring
  • Dwayne Haskins WAS
  • Gardner Minshew JAX
  • Jameis Winston NO
  • Jimmy Garoppolo SF
  • Joe Burrow CIN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Kyle Allen WAS – Dislocated Ankle
  • Teddy Bridgewater CAR
  • Tyrod Taylor LAR – Chest Injury

Running Backs

  • AJ Dillion GB
  • Alexander Mattison MIN – Appendicitis
  • Chris Thompson JAX
  • DeeJay Dallas SEA
  • D’Ernest Johnson CLE
  • Devine Ozigbo JAX
  • Devonta Freeman NYG
  • Dexter Williams GB – MCL Sprain
  • Eno Benjamin ARI
  • JaMycal Hasty SF
  • Joe Mixon CIN – Mid Foot Placed on IR
  • Jordan Howard MIA
  • Joshua Kelley LAC
  • Kerryon Johnson DET
  • La’Mical Perine NYJ – High Ankle Sprain
  • LeSean McCoy TB
  • Le’Veon Bell KC
  • Mark Ingram BAL
  • Marlon Mack IND – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Matt Breida MIA
  • Marvin Hall FA
  • Phillip Lindsay DEN
  • Rex Burkhead NE – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Ryquell Armstead JAX – COVID List
  • Saquon Barkley NYG – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Tarik Cohen CHI – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Tevin Coleman SF – Knee Sprain

Wide Receivers

  • Adam Humphries TEN – Concussion
  • Antonio Brown TB
  • Bryan Edwards LV – High Ankle Sprain
  • Chris Hogan NYJ – High Ankle Sprain
  • Courtland Sutton DEN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Dede Westbrook JAX
  • Darius Slayton NYG
  • Demarcus Robinson KC
  • DeSean Jackson PHI – Leg Fracture Put on IR
  • Golden Tate NYG
  • Henry Ruggs III LV
  • Jalen Reagor PHI
  • John Ross CIN
  • Julian Edelman NE
  • K.J. Hamler DEN
  • Larry Fitzgerald ARI
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX
  • Michael Gallup DAL
  • N’Keal Harry NE
  • Odell Beckham Jr. CLE – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Olamide Zaccheaus ATL – Toe Injury Put on IR
  • Parris Campbell IND – PCL/MCL Sprain
  • Preston Williams MIA – Foot Injury Put on IR
  • Randall Cobb HOU
  • Sammy Watkins KC – Hamstring Injury
  • Travis Fulgham PHI
  • Tyler Boyd CIN
  • Tyrell Williams LV – Shoulder Labrum Tear
  • Will Fuller HOU – Suspended for PED Violation

Tight Ends

  • Albert Okwuegbunam DEN – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Blake Jarwin DAL – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • C.J. Uzomah CIN – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Greg Olsen SEA – Torn Plantar Fascia
  • OJ Howard TB – Season Ending Achilles Tear

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