Week 16 – Wavier Wire Pickups. If you are looking for a free agent or waiver wire pickup, here are a couple of the best options likely available in your league. Pickups at every position are posted, including QB – RB – WR – TE – K – D. Each players ownership percentage in 10 team yahoo public leagues is listed after their name.
Alex Smith – SF = Det / 41%
With the hype boiling out of control entering last week game, many fantasy owners were asking if they should start Alex Smith over the likes of Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. I thought, are you crazy? You aren’t actually asking this question are you? And after taking some heat for ranking Smith down at #15 among all QBs for last week while many were clamoring for him to be a top 10 QB, I can confidently say, “I told you so” after Smith’s bust of a game last week that included 3 interceptions and just 177 passing yards. Yet this is a new week, and I am jumping on the Alex Smith train for a championship week showdown against the worst passing defense in the league…the Detroit Lions…in a matchup at home in San Francisco for Alex Smith. 250 passing yards and 2 touchdowns is a solid bet.
David Garrard – Jac = @NE / 60%
Chad Henne – Mia = Hou / 13%
Josh Freeman – TB = @NO / 7%
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Jerome Harrison – Cle = Oak / 29%
Topping his career game from last week will be nearly impossible for Jerome Harrison this week, but if there was one opposing defense that would be capable of allowing 286 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns to Harrison again this week, the Oakland Raiders are that team. Giving up an average of 148 rushing yards per game this year, as well as a league worst 20 rushing touchdowns this season, Jerome Harrison could easily be in store for another huge game this week for fantasy teams looking to stake their claim to a league championship. I don’t want to put a cap on Harrison’s potential this week, but anything up to 200 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns is possible from him in this game. However let’s not forget this simple fact that fantasy teams need to remember this week when deciding whether or not to start Jerome Harrison: Reliable = NO. Huge Potential = YES. It just depends on how much you are willing to gamble your season and likely your leagues championship on a Cleveland Browns running back named Jerome Harrison this week.
Jason Snelling – Atl = Buf / 36%
Carnell Williams – TB = @NO / 53%
Michael Bush – Oak = @Cle / 13%
Maurice Morris – Det = @SF / 10%
Jerious Norwood – Atl = Buf / 19%
Antonio Bryant – TB = @NO / 61%
While many deemed Antonio Bryant a major WR sleeper play last week, I wasn’t biting. Now with that game in the books, the truth can be stated that I was absolutely right on the money with my call of him not being starter worthy. However with all the hype blow out the window on Bryant entering this week, now is the time I’m going out and grabbing Bryant, who is just around 60% owned, and start him as a solid WR3 and Flex option this week.
Lee Evans – Buf = @Atl / 66%
Kevin Walter – Hou = @Mia / 56%
Josh Morgan – SF = Det / 5%
Mike Wallace – Pit = Bal / 36%
Greg Camarillo – Mia = Hou / 3%
Louis Murphy – Oak = @Cle / 5%
Jermichael Finley – GB = Sea / 34%
If you are willing to gamble for a big game, then Finley is your play at TE this week. The Seattle defense has been terrible in recent weeks, and they just allowed 6 receptions and 93 receiving yards to Kellen Winslow last week. I fully expect the Packers offense to put up a bunch of points in this game, and the emerging Jermichael Finley is a good bet to tally 50-80 receiving yards with a touchdown definitely possible. With an ownership percentage that is at a ridiculously low 34%, Jermichael Finley is a must have pickup and an easy top 5 TE play this week in all fantasy football league championship games.
Zach Miller – Oak = @Cle / 54%
Fred Davis – Was = Dal / 40%
JP Foschi – Cin = KC / 0%
Bo Scaife – Ten = SD / 9%
Matt Prater – Den = @Phi / 53%
Garrett Hartley – NO = TB / 50%
Kris Brown – Hou = @Mia / 52%
Shayne Graham – Cin = KC / 14%
Joe Nedney – SF = Det / 11%
Cincinnati = KC / 65%
Arizona = StL / 70%
San Francisco = Det / 53%
Dallas = @Was / 60%