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Waiver Wire Week 16: Mike Boone, Breshad Perriman, Greg Ward

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin owners may want to consider picking up Perriman to help them win a fantasy championship

Congratulations! Odds are fantasy owners reading this are the ones that won their playoff matchups thus far and are playing for a fantasy championship. Most fantasy owners aren't going to be looking at the waiver wire this week, as the guys that are out there are going to be tough to trust in the championship game.

 

However, there are a few players that may be worth using the rest of your FAAB money on. After all, you can't take it with you. The waiver wire column this week just looks at one player per position, except at wide receiver (two). Always check your waiver wire in case there is a hidden gem (search by ownership percentage rather than projections, if possible).

 

Quarterback

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (25 percent owned)

With seven touchdowns in the past four games, Fitzpatrick is worth some fantasy consideration as a streamer in Week 16. He threw the ball 41 times in Week 15, and lately, he's been getting yards on the ground as well. With no semblance of a running game, Fitzpatrick needs to take control of the Dolphins' offense, either with his own feet or with his arm. Against the Bengals, Fitzpatrick is a QB2.

 

Running Back

 

Mike Boone, Minnesota Vikings (3 percent owned)

An undrafted free agent, Boone is 24 years old. In his third game this season in Week 15, he turned 13 carries into 56 yards and two touchdowns. There's no guarantee that he's a good running back, but if he's the only running back, the Vikings do have a good enough offensive line to allow him some success. Dalvin Cook left the game in Week 15 with a shoulder injury (Cook says he'll play, but the game is Monday night), Alexander Mattison sat out Sunday with an ankle injury. Boone is someone to grab if you are the Cook owner and the start/sit decision comes down to Monday night.

 

Wide Receivers

 

Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12 percent owned)

It's nearly a guarantee that Perriman will not have 113 yards and three touchdowns again in Week 16, but based on volume alone, he's worth some fantasy consideration. Mike Evans is out, Chris Godwin is likely out after injuring his hamstring on Sunday, and Scotty Miller is banged up as well. Perriman is the last man standing and Jameis Winston has been looking for him. Perriman is a WR2 against Houston in Week 16.

 

Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles (2 percent owned)

With the Eagles' receiving corps all banged up, Ward was pretty much the only wide receiver that had a role in Week 15. He had nine targets, second only to Zach Ertz. Ward caught seven of those for 61 and a touchdown. He will end up being the No. 1 receiver for the Eagles in Week 16 against the Cowboys. He'll be a WR3.

 

Tight End

 

Noah Fant, Denver Broncos (31 percent owned)

Fant is clearly banged up, missing some practice time with the foot injury and then missing some game time with a shoulder injury on Sunday. The Broncos face the Lions in Week 16, and Drew Lock keeps looking for his tight end. Week 15 was tough because of the shoulder injury, but Fant had more than 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 14. He's a TE2.

 

Defense/Special Teams (DST)

 

Indianapolis Colts (30 percent owned)

After watching the Colts get manhandled by the Saints on Monday night, this DST won't exactly be flying off the waiver wire. However, for those still streaming DSTs into the championship, the Colts are a solid option. They face the Panthers, who announced on Monday that Will Grier, the team's third-round pick this year, will start. The Colts have been decent in good matchups, which is what this will be.

 

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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