Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Week 16

Kahlil Bell (8%)

Orton played well at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.

We thought it would be Marion Barber’s gig, but Kahlil Bell looked like the much better runner against the Seahawks, with 65 yards on the ground and 5 catches for 43 yards and a score through the air. If you have both Bell and Barber in Week 16, you have to go with Bell against Green Bay.

Kyle Orton (17%)

Orton managed 299 yards against the Packers in a stunner on Sunday. Those yards went along with 0 TDs and 0 Interceptions. He should have a solid game at home against Oakland this weekend. Anyone in a Week 15 matchup involving Matt Stafford or Calvin Johnson know just how crappy the Raiders secondary can be.

Lance Ball (12%)

Willis McGahee was able to practice in a limited fashion Tuesday, but if his injury somehow keeps him from playing, Lance Ball would be the guy. Ball rushed for 54 yards and a score on Sunday, and caught 2 balls for 41 yards. Ball would get a great matchup with Buffalo if he gets the chance.

Stevan Ridley (4%)

Ridley’s 11 carries led the Pats backfield last week, and his 65 yards and 5.9 YPC also led the backfield. It’s hard to trust any New England RB, but Ridley could bail you out if you need help.

Chris Ivory (4%)

We’ve already mentioned Ivory, but he’s still available in so many leagues that I have to mention him again. Monitor Mark Ingram’s toe issue, because Ivory gets a good amount of work in Ingram’s absence. Against the Vikings, Ivory managed 75 yards. Atlanta has a solid Run D, but you can expect 7ish fantasy points from Ivory again if Ingram’s inactive.

Demaryius Thomas (34%)

We initially didn’t buy into Thomas. Our bad. Thomas has put together 3 solid games in a row, with 7 catches for 116 yards against the Patriots. If you’re starting any Broncos receiver in the fantasy championship, it’s gotta be Thomas.

Darrius Heyward-Bey (25%)

DHB was the go-to guy for Carson Palmer on Sunday, grabbing 8 balls for 155 yards and a TD. Denarius Moore was active but still clearly at less than 100%, and Jacoby Ford is still not playing. DHB could once again be the guy you want against the Chiefs this weekend.

Jared Cook (26%)

Jared Cook has always had solid potential but has flashed it only occasionally. This past week, Cook hauled in 9 balls for 103 yards. Consider him in Week 16.

Joel Dreessen (4%)

Owen Daniels is a game-time decision, and if he’s unable to go, consider Joel Dreessen in deep leagues. Dreessen has been vulturing TDs all season. His point totals over the past month are: 8, 6, 8, 2. So he’s been decently productive even while Daniels has been active. If Daniels is inactive, Dreessen could be a sneaky way to win your league.

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