Favorable Fantasy Matchups–Week 16
This is incomplete, but here’s a list of some games to watch if you need to work the waiver wire this week:
Detroit vs. New Orleans
Neither team plays any defense, so Calvin Johnson, Kevin Smith, Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Pierre Thomas, and Lance Moore are all must-starts. Dan Orlovsky and Jeremy Shockey make for good potential sleepers.
St. Louis vs. San Francisco
If Frank Gore is back, he joins Steven Jackson as the only must starts in this game, but Torry Holt is pretty damn close, as is his former teammate, Isaac Bruce. Shaun Hill, Marc Bulger, and even Donnie Avery make good sleepers.
New England vs. Arizona
Did you see what Minnesota (and pretty much any other decent team) did to the Cardinal defense? Matt Cassel, Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker are all must-starts, and pretty much anybody else on the Patriots offense will make a good sleeper. If you managed to survive last week despite relying on some Cardinals stars, the results are mixed. Warner and his top receivers, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, make good starts. Everyone else however, I’d stay away from.