IDP Waiver Wire: Week 16
Only one more week after this one! Let's find some IDP waiver wire gems to help get you into that championship game.
Wow. What else can you say about the first week of the playoffs? Some are saying, “ouch.” Some are saying, “I am glad I had a bye.” Some are saying, “I guess there is always next year.” But there is another group—half of us, to be exact—that are saying something completely opposite of that. Things like “Yes!” or “Let’s go!”
If you are saying those things, that means your season will last one more week for sure. Let’s dive into this week’s waiver wire pool and see if we can find someone who can help you extend the season for at least one more week.
Harrison Phillips, Buffalo Bills
Harrison Phillips is probably the last D-Lineman you think of when you go to the waivers, but he may be one to consider, especially this week! You may remember the last time New England and Buffalo played; I am not sure Mac Jones’ arm has fully recovered from handing the ball off as much as he did in that game.
Phillips had 8 combined tackles in that game, and he should benefit from a similar game script. Phillips is playing more than 60% of snaps over the last 5 games, which also lends to consideration when making him an addition this week.
Zach Allen, Arizona Cardinals
Zach Allen has been on my radar for a few weeks now and I have been itching to have him make the cut; this is the week to unleash Allen on this list as well as your roster. Since JJ Watt was injured back in Week 7, it has been Zach Allen who has by far been the leader in snaps and has been steadily increasing his production each week. The Cardinals D has a lot to prove this weekend after the loss to Detroit. Look for Allen to get a lot of Jonathon Taylor this weekend, and maybe a little Carson Wentz, too!
John Johnson, Cleveland Browns
In back-to-back weeks, we are looking at adding a Browns safety. John Johnson was the man when he came from the Rams a few seasons ago and was expected to do the same for the Browns. Well, that didn’t go as expected and Johnson quickly disappointed both managers and fans alike. Johnson has played all but 3 snaps this season but failed to put up anything resembling productive snaps.
That all seems to be changing over the last few weeks, as Johnson has regained his form and the coveted green dot. Speaking of green, that is where the Browns will be next week is in Green Bay as Johnson will get plenty of opportunity for making some plays against this season’s MVP: Aaron Rodgers!
Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints
Usually, I am not one to stream big-name corners, but Marshon Lattimore has been making it impossible to ignore anymore. He’s rostered in less than 10% of leagues, which I had to check twice before writing that. Lattimore has been making big splash plays as well as solid tackle numbers each week. Combine those two things and it equals an extremely high floor, which is wonderful for managers this time of the year. So many players this last weekend completely disappeared at the worst time for their fantasy squads. Lattimore has one subpar game in the last 8. Just saying!
Nick Bolton, Kansas City Chiefs
Finally, Nick Bolton plays almost every snap in a game, and he rewards the Kansas City Chiefs and those managers who have rostered him throughout the season with a huge game. If Bolton is available (he’s rostered in less than 15% of leagues), he will make a wonderful addition to your playoff run and as a dynasty asset. Bolton was a highly regarded linebacker coming out of Missouri last season, but the maddening play-calling may have soured some managers who had been holding on to him.
Tae Crowder, New York Giants
Tae Crowder is one of those players that always seems to be bouncing back and forth between being rostered and on waivers. Playing nearly every snap this season, Crowder should have been crushing it all season long. When you watch a Giants game—and believe me, it isn’t easy—you see Crowder “almost” making plays instead of making them. Finally, over the past few weeks, Crowder has been making them and box scores have shown that. With the news that the Giants will be shutting down Daniel Jones for the season and maybe trying the Jake Fromm experience, it would appear that Big Blues D will be seeing the field a great deal.
Well kids, there it is.
Hopefully, your season is still rolling on and you can enjoy another weekend in the sun. Good luck to you again this week. Please keep those start/sit questions coming my way! See you next week as we get ready to win some championships!
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