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Fantasy Waiver Wire Pick-ups (Week 16)

Jamal Murphy, OFN Chief Fantasy Analyst
12/19/2017 4:47PM ET

Hopefully, you are aware that this week is Championship Week in the majority of fantasy leagues. As such, most teams still alive likely have pretty solid rosters and are not in need of last minute patch-up work. However, many teams may need a fill-in at a position or two to make up for an injured starter in order to fulfill the dream and claim that elusive fantasy football championship.

Here are a few players worth picking up off the waiver wire.

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DST Carolina Panthers…The Panthers have been a top five fantasy defense over the past four weeks and may be on your waiver wire due to a tough match-up versus the Packers last weekend. However, this week Carolina’s defense should have their eyes wide open, heading into a contest against the wildly inconsistent Buccaneers.

WR Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars…Cole has quietly reached pay dirt in each of his last three games. He was a monster last week with seven catches for 186 yards on nine targets vs. Houston. This week the Jags face a weak pass defense in San Francisco.

QB Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles…If you paid any attention last weekend, it became clear that Foles will be a solid option in Philly. Actually, he was more than that vs. the Giants, throwing for 237 yards and four touchdowns. He faces Oakland on Christmas night.

QB Eli Manning, New York Giants…Manning has been rightfully planted on most waiver wires throughout the season, but the embattled veteran had his best game of the year last week, throwing for 434 yards, three touchdowns and only one interception vs. the Eagles. He will be in the warm confines of Arizona on Sunday.

WR DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins…Parker caught six passes for 89 yards on 12 targets at Buffalo last weekend, after catching four passes for 40 yards the week before. The Dolphins will be at Kansas City and their porous pass defense this Sunday.

WR Kendall Wright, Chicago Bears…Wright is averaging 8.5 catches and 94 yards from QB Mitchell Trubisky over the last two weeks. That trend is likely to continue Sunday vs. Cleveland.