2016 Fantasy Football Waiver-Wire AdviceEvery week, we highlight players that can help your fantasy team(s) on either a short- or long-term basis (or both).
Quarterback Waiver-Wire Options1. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (23 percent)
Coming off his best game of the season, Flacco threw for 381 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. Even in a 32-point victory, he threw it 47 times. Only the winless Browns and the Packers, who had been decimated by injuries at running back, have thrown it on a higher percentage of their offensive plays than the Ravens this season.
The Ravens are touchdown underdogs to the Patriots on Monday Night Football so Flacco should drop back to pass 40-plus times once again. Even so, Flacco has thrown for 300-plus yards and/or multiple touchdowns in only four of 12 games despite ranking second in the NFL in pass attempts (497) behind Drew Brees (500).
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Running Back Waiver-Wire Options1. Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens (46 percent)
Even with the Ravens winning by 32 points on Sunday, Dixon had just six carries and backfield mate Terrance West (13) had more touches than Dixon (10). The good news, however, is that Dixon actually ran for a season-high 56 yards (9.3 yards per carry) and he has exceeded 6.0 yards per carry in three of his past four games.
Over that four-game span, Dixon has rushed for 183 yards on 31 carries (5.90 YPC) and he has four-plus receptions in three of those games as well. While Dixon has been effective on a per-touch basis, one of his concerns is that West is more likely to get the goal-line opportunities and West scored a pair of touchdowns on Sunday.
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Wide Receiver Waiver-Wire Options1. Malcolm Mitchell, New England Patriots (29 percent)
Productive in Weeks 11 and 12, Mitchell scored a total of three touchdowns in those two games, but he had a total of only nine targets and no more than 14-percent target share in either of those two games. Week 13 was different. Mitchell had eight catches and 10 targets, both of which were season highs, and a 21.74-percent target share.
Not only is Rob Gronkowski out for the rest of the season, but Danny Amendola is now dealing with a high-ankle sprain. With the Pats running more three-wide sets with Gronk out and Mitchell gaining the trust of Tom Brady, he is a must-add for those in any league size.
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Tight End Waiver-Wire Options1. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans (40 percent)
In three of his past four games, Fiedorowicz has failed to score at least five fantasy points. That said, he continues to see a steady volume of targets his way.
Since Week 4, Fiedorowicz has a minimum of five targets in every game and an average of 7.11/G over that nine-game span. And in the past three games, he's averaged 8.33/G. During that nine-game span, the third-year tight end has averaged 4.78/51.78/0.33 per game.
Fiedorowicz gets a favorable matchup this week against the Colts, who have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. In his first game this season against the Colts, Fiedorowicz had a 6/85/1 line on seven targets and finished the week as fantasy's TE3.
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