Week 16 Fantasy Football Waiver-Wire Power Rankings: Andre Caldwell To The Rescue?

Pat Mayo (@ThePME) & Gregg Sussman (@GreggSussman) briefly recap what it’s like to play against Jamaal Charleswhen he posts one of the biggest games in the history of Fantasy Football. They also run through the most targeted receivers (4:55) & who fell victim to injuries (12:10) in Week 15.

The guys go position-by-position and power rank the best available options to pluck off the waiver wire heading into the Fantasy championships in Week 16, then finish with their predictions on both the AFC & NFC playoff picture and discuss the best pickups of 2013…

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If you’re still competing for a Fantasy Championship chances are you probably don’t need any savvy Waiver Wire adds – there’s simply a high percentage your team is pretty damn good already. And frankly, if you do need to scramble, it’s probably going to come mid-week if someone gets injured.

Of the most super available names, only Jordan Todman and Andre Caldwell stick out as legitimate must adds. Although, all their value is tied to the health of the player in front of them. So, if Maurice Jones-Drew and Wes Welker return they’re going to be rather useless. They are definitely worth the pickups on pure upside, though. IfJarrett Boykin was cut loose a few weeks back and is still out there go get him too, especially in PPR leagues. All signs point to Aaron Rodgers finally being back for the Packers against the Steelers. Oh, and wish Matt Asiata all the best if you were forced to use him out of desperation, because he’s a name you may never hear ever again. Both Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart are expected to return at Cincinnati. Thanks for the memory Matt – you’ve become etched in history with Ladell Betts, Samkon Gado and a host of other random dudes that have swung the Fantasy playoffs. Kudos!

After that, the only thing you should need in Week 16 is a defense – if you’ve been streaming week-to-week. In a bizarre loophole, since Detroit doesn’t play until Monday, you can actually scoop them off free agency – FREE OF CHARGE – right now. The Lions play those awful, and turnover prone Giants next week. Even if you have a better option like Seattle or Kansas City, you may want to block your opponent from using them against you. Same goes with Cleveland against the Jets.

Just remember, your bench doesn’t matter any more. Make certain you’ve properly handcuffed all your elite players. If an unexpected injury crops up mid-week you don’t want any of the competition snagging his replacement before you do.

Also, watch this. Everyone will like this.


  1. Bobby Rainey
  2. Montee Ball
  3. Jordan Todman
  4. Chris Ivory
  5. LaGarrette Blount
  6. Edwin Baker
  7. Marcel Reece
  8. James Starks
  9. Chris Ogbonnaya
  10. Shonn Greene
  11. Jonathan Dwyer
  12. Mike Tolbert
  13. Bilal Powell
  14. Brandon Bolden
  15. Stepfan Taylor
  16. Dennis Johnson
  17. Benny Cunningham
  18. Fozzy Whittaker
  19. Brian Leonard
  20. Mark Ingram


  1. Michael Crabtree
  2. Julian Edelman
  3. Andre Caldwell
  4. Kendall Wright
  5. Jarrett Boykin
  6. Rod Streater
  7. Ace Sanders
  8. Doug Baldwin
  9. Rueben Randle
  10. Greg Jennings
  11. Cordarrelle Patterson
  12. Emmanuel Sanders
  13. Andre Holmes
  14. Nate Burleson
  15. Marlon Brown
  16. Jacoby Jones
  17. Da’Rick Rogers
  18. Lance Moore
  19. The Walls Of Jericho Cotchery
  20. Kenny Stills
  21. Greg Little
  22. Jerome Simpson
  23. David Nelson
  24. Andre Roberts
  25. Chris Givens
  26. Jerrel Jernigan
  27. Kris Durham
  28. Rishad Matthews
  29. Marvin Jones
  30. Mohamed Sanu
  31. Mario Manningham
  32. Cole Beasley
  33. T.J. Graham
  34. Marquise Goodwin
  35. Markus Wheaton
  36. Nate Washington
  37. Robert Meachem

TIGHT ENDS (26:20)

  1. Dennis Pitta
  2. Delanie Walker
  3. Zach Miller
  4. Mychal Rivera
  5. Brandon Myers
  6. Tim Wright
  7. Zach Ertz
  8. Marcedes Lewis
  9. Rob Housler


  1. Jay Cutler
  2. Kirk Cousins
  3. Joe Flacco
  4. Ryan Tannehill
  5. Alex Smith
  6. Matt McGloin
  7. Ryan Fitzpatrick
  8. Matt Cassel
  9. Jason Campbell
  10. Mike Glennon


  1. CLE at NYJ
  2. DET vs NYG
  3. TEN at JAX
  4. JAX vs TEN

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