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2016 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickup Rankings, Injuries & Playoff Streams

RotoExperts Staff December 12, 2016 9:55AM EST

2016 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickup Rankings, Injuries & Playoff Streams

FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely run through the NFL Injury report and debate Mayo’s Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickup Power Rankings for every position. Plus, the top streaming QBs and DSTs for the upcoming week and the Fantasy playoffs.

Week 15 Ranks: FLEX | RB | WR | TE | QB | DST | Ranks Debate | Debate by Position: RB | WR | QB | TE | DST | Game Picks
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Week 15 Waiver Wire: Show Index

6:49 RB Pickups
26:49 WR Pickups
42:35 TE Pickups
47:03 Playoff QB Streams
52:21 Playoff DST Streams

Week 15 Waiver Wire Notes

  • All players must be less than 60-percent owned
  • Will Be Updated For Breaking Injuries & After Monday Nighter
  • Week 14 RB Snap Counts

Week 15 Waiver Wire: Running Backs

  1. Bilal Powell 
  2. Kenneth Farrow
  3. Kenneth Dixon
  4. TJ Yeldon
  5. Deangelo Williams
  6. Alfred Morris
  7. Derrick Henry
  8. Mike Gillislee
  9. Dion Lewis
  10. Charles Sims
  11. Jerick McKinnon
  12. Chris Thompson
  13. Alfred Blue
  14. Jalen Richard
  15. Travaris Cadet
  16. Ronnie Hillman
  17. Rex Burkhead
  18. Adrian Peterson
  19. Andre Ellington
  20. Alex Collins
  21. James White
  22. Wendell Smallwood
  23. Zach Zenner
  24. Cameron Artis-Payne
  25. Shaun Draughn
  26. Jacquizz Rodgers
  27. Matt Asiata
  28. James Starks
  29. Charcandrick West
  30. Chris Ivory
  31. Ameer Abdullah
  32. Jeremy Langford
  33. Troymaine Pope
  34. Justin Forsett
  35. Kenjon Barner
  36. Ka’Deem Carey
  37. Dwayne Washington
  38. Damien Williams
  39. Kenyan Drake
  40. DuJuan Harris
Week 15 Waiver Wire: RB Injuries, News & Notes

Handcuffs. You want to have handcuffs, doesn’t matter if you have the starter or not. Sure, if you’re desperate for an RB to play this week, obviously, you’ll have to go with someone who actually plays. However if you’re set at RB for the moment, stock up on the handcuff RBs for the playoffs. No need to carry five WRs or low-upside bench RBs anymore. And yes, I like Deangelo WilliamsAlfred MorrisDerrick Henry, and Mike Gillislee over Adrian Peterson. I get the intrigue of Peterson if he comes back, but it’s not like he was crushing it before the injury, and the Minnesota offensive line has only gotten worse since the beginning of the season. Also, there’s the chance Peterson just doesn’t come back at all.

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Melvin Gordon (Hip) – Left game did not return. Was called “Day-to-Day” Monday afternoon. Doubtful for Sunday against The Raiders.

Matt Forte (Knee) – Left game did not return, will have MRI Monday.

Shane Vereen (Concussion) – Must pass protocol in order to play Week 15.

Darren Sproles (Concussion) – Must pass protocol in order to play Week 15.

Theo Riddick (Wrist) – Did not play Week 14.

Ameer Abdullah (Foot) – Still on IR. Abdullah may return this season.

Chris Ivory (Hamstring) – Did not play Week 14.

Denard Robinson (Ankle) – Did not play Week 14.

Wendell Smallwood (Knee) – Placed on IR with a sprained MCL. Out for the season.

Adrian Peterson (Knee) – Aiming to come back this week against the Colts. If Vikings fall out of playoff mix, and the team won’t give him contract assurances, we likely won’t see him on the field again this season.

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Week 15 Waiver Wire: Wide Receivers

  1. Malcolm Mitchell
  2. Robbie Anderson
  3. Alshon Jeffery
  4. Taylor Gabriel 
  5. Marqise Lee
  6. TY Montgomery
  7. Tyler Boyd
  8. Brandon LaFell 
  9. Dontrelle Inman
  10. Kenny Stills
  11. Adam Thielen
  12. Will Fuller
  13. Corey Coleman
  14. Pierre Garcon
  15. Tyler Lockett
  16. Jermaine Kearse
  17. Marquess Wilson
  18. Michael Floyd
  19. Cameron Meredith
  20. Ted Ginn Jr.
  21. Josh Bellamy
  22. Anquan Boldin
  23. Chris Hogan
  24. JJ Nelson
  25. Dorial Green-Beckham
  26. Tajae Sharpe
  27. Eli Rogers
  28. Cordarrelle Patterson
  29. Mohamed Sanu
  30. Quincy Enunwa
  31. Brian Quick
  32. Adam Humphries
Week 15 Waiver Wire: WR Injuries, News & Notes

Alshon Jeffery (THE JUICE) – Eligible to return Week 15.

Julio Jones (Toe) – Did not play Week 14. 

Donte Moncrief (Hamstring) – The Colts signed Devin Street off their practice squad, which is not great news for Moncrief’s availability Week 15. If you were relying on Moncrief, start making a Plan B.

AJ Green (Hamstring) – Expected to practice Wednesday. Week 16 is more likely for Green’s return, but Week 15 is not out of the question.

TY Montgomery (Shoulder) – Got limited snaps in second half vs Seattle.

Mohamed Sanu (Groin) – Did not play Week 14.

Michael Thomas (Foot) – Did not play Week 14.

Torrey Smith (Head) – Exited game after landing awkwardly. Did not return. 

Allen Hurns (Hammy) – Did not play Week 14.

Adam Humphries (Concussion) – Did not play Week 14.

Marquess Wilson (Groin) – Did not play Week 14.

Week 14 WR Target Leaders

Week 15 Waiver Wire: Tight Ends

  1. Ladarius Green
  2. Jermaine Gresham 
  3. CJ Fiedorowicz
  4. Dennis Pitta
  5. Vernon Davis
  6. Lance Kendricks
  7. Daniel Brown
  8. Hunter Henry
  9. Will Tye
  10. Neal Sterling
  11. Jack Doyle
  12. Gary Barnidge
  13. Clive Walford
  14. Jared Cook
  15. Charles Clay
  16. Richard Rodgers
  17. Austin Hooper
  18. Logan Paulsen
  19. Virgil Green
  20. Jesse James
  21. Larry Donnell
Week 15 Waiver Wire: TE Injuries, News & Notes

CJ Fiedorowicz (Concussion) – Must pass protocol in order to play Week 15.

Jordan Reed (Shoulder) – Only played 10 snaps against the Eagles

Vance McDonald (Shoulder) – Placed on IR. Out for the season

Jared Cook (Chest) – No Status update yet. 

Week 14 TE Target Leaders

Week 15 Waiver Wire: Streaming Quarterbacks

  1. Jameis Winston at DAL
  2. Colin Kaepernick at ATL
  3. Tyrod Taylor vs CLE
  4. Matt Moore at NYJ
  5. Matt Barkley vs GB
  6. Trevor Siemian vs NE
  7. Sam Bradford vs IND
  8. Alex Smith vs TEN
Week 15 Waiver Wire: QB Injuries Report

Aaron Rodgers (Calf) – Expected to be fine.

Ryan Tannehill (Knee) – Out for the season, Matt Moore will start for Miami.

Matt Stafford (Finger) – Expected to play through injury.

Week 16 Waiver Wire: Streaming Quarterbacks

  1. Jameis Winston at NO
  2. Colin Kaepernick at LAR
  3. Tyrod Taylor vs MIA
  4. Carson Wentz vs NYG
  5. Sam Bradford at GB
  6. Jared Goff vs SF 

Week 15 Waiver Wire: Streaming Defenses

  1. Bills vs CLE
  2. Texans vs JAX
  3. Raiders at SD
  4. Dolphins at NYJ
  5. Falcons vs SF
  6. Steelers at CIN
  7. Chargers vs OAK
  8. Packers at CHI

Week 16 Waiver Wire: Streaming Defenses

  1. Chargers at CLE
  2. Texans vs CIN
  3. Bills vs MIA
  4. Titans at JAX
  5. Eagles vs NYG
  6. Rams vs SF
  7. Redskins at CHI
  8. Raiders vs IND
  9. Packers vs MIN
  10. 49ers at LAR

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