|Week 16 - Waiver Targets||Tweet|
|Written by Andrew Fiorentino|
|Tuesday, 18 December 2012 08:51|
Between the Jets and my fantasy teams, I don't even want to talk about football. But hey, that's the job. A very special thank you goes out to Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Ray Rice, Jamaal Charles, Victor Cruz and the rest of the Giants. You guys really came up big when it counted.
The market's not exactly hopping with pickups right now; if you're in it for the championship, you're probably not starting anyone off the wire. That said, let's take a look at the handful of interesting names likely to be available for this week.
Kirk Cousins, WAS – The Redskins need this one, so RG3 could be back in there, but if the doctors don't clear him, Cousins will again step in at quarterback against an Eagles secondary with a lot of big names and ugly stats.
Sam Bradford, STL – Tampa Bay's pass defense is absolutely reeling, and Bradford's coming off a big game (in a high-volume, come-from-behind effort) against the Vikings. I suspect the Bucs will put their offense back together with all the skilled guys they've got, which would give Bradford a fine opportunity to rack up fantasy points.
Shane Vereen, NE – Motivated by a loss to San Francisco, the Patriots are likely to smother Jacksonville without mercy this week, meaning Vereen could see plenty of second-half carries. He was barely used last week due to fumbling, but he should be back in the mix with Stevan Ridley this week, pushing Danny Woodhead back into fairly minimal use.
Curtis Brinkley, SD – The Chargers are about as miserable as the Jets on offense, and especially in the running game, so take this with a grain of salt unless you're truly desperate. Brinkley did turn just six carries into 42 yards against the Panthers last week, but even counting that, he's pulling a rip-roaring 2.9 yards per carry on the year.
Domenik Hixon, NYG – The Giants' offense has pulled an impressive Jekyll-and-Hyde act – how the hell do you go from scoring 52 points to none? – so anyone in this offense is risky in Baltimore, but Hixon's in fine position to continue his recent productivity, considering he'll consistently draw a nickel back or safety while Baltimore's top corners cover Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.
Kenny Britt, TEN – I recommended Britt last week as a buy-and-hold for this week, as he should see some better use against the Packers, who don't have an Antonio Cromartie to cover him. Should be a high-volume game for the Titans' offense, as Aaron Rodgers should be all over their defense.
Jeff Cumberland, NYJ – Not that you want to be too invested in the Jets' passing game, but Cumberland's an impressive athlete who's grown into a solid pass-catching tight end. He's been moderately productive even with Sanchez, and with a half-decent quarterback, he'd be an above-average fantasy option; perhaps Greg McElroy or Tim Tebow will be that for him next week.
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