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Waivers of the Future: Week 16 - Footballguys

Your guide to making preemptive waiver pickups in the context of dynasty fantasy football. 

Player value in dynasty football reminds me of watching ocean waves. They ebb and flow, always in a state of flux. Competitive dynasty players anticipate these movements before they happen and act by picking up, buying, or selling players as the situation demands. Dynasty general managers have previously been at the mercy of regular waiver segments to assist in dynasty pickups, but these fail to account for the long-term view necessary to dynasty success. This weekly column will focus on identifying assets that will help dynasty teams build for the future, as well as players that may plug a hole at a position of need on an otherwise strong squad.

Welcome to the sixteenth week of Waivers of the Future! If you are contending for the championship, congratulations! It’s a special thing to even get to compete for one. If not, don’t worry! This article is going to help you stash players that could hit big for you in years to come and get you back on a winning track.

There were very few injuries that opened up pickup opportunities for championship week. Keenan Allen suffered a hip pointer and will be questionable to play this week. Aaron Jones sprained his right MCL and is unlikely to suit up against the Giants. Frank Gore appears to have suffered a foot sprain and Matt Breida has re-aggravated his ankle injury. Lamar Miller is dealing with an ankle sprain that the Texans are downplaying as being anything serious.


Players on this list have previously appeared in this article as pickups, but have had value spikes at points in the season that make them unlikely to be out there in your league. If they are still available and you need help contending, consider spending 30-50%+ of your budget on them.

Here are other players that have been featured in this article that are likely to be owned, but are worth only a smaller percentage of your budget.

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