Waiver Wire Adds Drops for Week 16 NFL Season Long Fantasy Football | DFS Army

Every week we will be breaking down the top waiver wire adds for your season long fantasy football leagues. This article will highlight some of the key players to target in week 16 and the recommended Free Agent Auction Budget (FAAB) you should spend. This week is particularly important as we enter the fantasy football playoffs.

Check out the video to get a more detailed breakdown and a deeper list of players.

Top Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Targets

Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars 10-15% FAAB

The 2022 NFL season has been full of surprises. Near the top of that list is Zay Jones rolling into the Fantasy Football Semi-Finals as the WR 19 in PPR points. The more shocking stat; Jones is still available in 57% of leagues.  This is a testament to the fickle nature of fantasy gamers. Zay Jones of course has never been fantasy relevant before this season. Sure, we liked Jones as a prospect and he was the occasional streamer, but nobody imagined the success he is having this season.

In his last 5 games, Jones is averaging 10 targets per game. This is elite level opportunity. It also provides some comfort that Jones isn’t simply living off his touchdown production. Though that certainly doesn’t hurt. We often like to over analyze this game we call fantasy football. Let’s keep things simple with Jones. He is getting targets and producing with those targets. Jones should be rostered in 100% of leagues and started in most.

Top Running Back Waiver Wire Targets

Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons 10-15% FAAB

Tyler Allgeier had a career game this week against the New Orleans Saints. He took advantage of his 17 touches averaging 8.18 yards/ carry. Allgeier as an athlete is average across the board. He isn’t particularity fast or agile. He is however a tank, 31.2 BMI, and a very good football player. In his senior year at BYU, Allgeier put up over 1,600 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. We are finally starting to see that production translate in the NFL. We should expect Allgeier to continue to share the backfield with Cordarrelle Patterson, but teammate Caleb Huntly will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles tear. In week 16 the Falcons face off against the Baltimore Ravens who are third best in rush yards against. However, just last week we saw them concede 99 yards to Nick Chubb. In the fantasy football championship the Falcons face the Arizona Cardinals who are an average run defending team. Allgeier is a decent streamer as we move into crunch season.

Deon Jackson, Indianapolis Colts 8-10% FAAB

Deon Jackson will be competing with Zach Moss for the starting role in Indianapolis. Moss received the majority of the touches this week after Jonathan Taylor went down with an ankle injury; 24 rush attempts to Jackson’s 13. He had a pitiful 3.38 yards per carry and didn’t catch a reception though. Jackson didn’t fare much better at 4.23 yards/ carry but he caught his lone target for a touchdown. I would expect this backfield to remain split, but Deon Jackson is clearly the superior back of the two. Zach Moss is a beta athlete while Deon Jackson possesses 90th percentile speed per Playerprofiler.com. Rational coaching would suggest giving Deon Jackson the plurality of the touches this week against the chargers. Hopefully, for all our sakes, common sense will prevail.

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