Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Championship Edition


If you’re reading this weeks Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Championship Edition, that means that you’re very close to securing the gold. Go ahead and clear a spot for the trophy now!

As always, were going to take a look at this weeks top waiver wire targets. You may be content to finish your season with your current roster, but there is one thing to keep in mind — adding players off the waiver wire is another way to play defense! Playing keep away with top talent could be the difference between first and second place.

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Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys – Running backs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar are hot commodities this week on the fantasy football waiver wire due to DeMarco Murray‘s broken hand. Murray underwent surgery this week and his status for week 16 remains unclear at this point.

It’s also unclear who will get the start if Murray can’t go this week, however Randle has the better stats on paper. Randle is averaging 7.0 yards per carry while Dunbar is averaging just 3.5 YPC.

One relative possibility is Randle receiving a majority of the carries and Dunbar getting his action on passing downs.

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Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons – The Atlanta Falcons offense has finally hit its stride, particularly in the passing game. Julio Jones went off against the Green Bay Packers in week 14, but was held out in week 15 due to a hip injury.

Falcons trainers are more optimistic this week on the possibility of Jones returning, however Douglas needs to be rostered just in case. He out performed Roddy White last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers recording 10 catches for 131 yards compared to White’s 9 catches for 116.

Furthermore, the Falcons face the New Orleans Saints shaky pass D in week 16.

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Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts – I’ve been high on Moncrief all season long. He has great play making ability and a ton of speed. During Reggie Wayne‘s absence, Moncrief seen a large increase in playing time, however it was reduced again upon Wayne’s return.

In week 15, fellow wideout T.Y. Hilton left the game early after suffering a hamstring pull, making way for a return by Moncrief. Hilton’s MRI results this week came back negative, but his status for Sunday is unclear at this point. So far, he has yet to practice this week.

If Hilton does indeed miss Sundays game, Moncrief’s value skyrockets!

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Jacksonville Jaguars Defense/Special Teams – You can hate on this call if you want, and I’m sure many of you will, but the Jaguars are quietly playing quality defense late in the season. Over the last four weeks the Jags have allowed an average of just 23.5 points per game and in week 16 they will face Charlie Whitehurst and a struggling Tennessee Titans offense.

Another considerable variable is the fact that the Jaguars will be playing in front of a national audience this week on Thursday Night Football.

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Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins – The Washington Redskins are a complete mess under first year head coach Jay Gruden. It’s also admittedly hard for me to place too much confidence in RG3 this week, even though he has regained the starting role in the nation’s capital.

Last week Griffin went 18-of-27 for 236 yards with a touchdown while rushing for 46 yards on five carries. A solid performance.

The fact remains though that it’s hard to trust Griffin and the Redskins are quite possibly the most dysfunctional team in professional football.

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