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NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Adds and drops heading into Week 16

It's almost time for your league's fantasy championship, and there's still a move or two that could help you win your league.

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The fantasy football playoffs are winding down, and you may very well be playing for your league's championship in Week 16.

Whether it's then or in Week 17, there are still plenty of viable players to pick up from the waiver wire. Here's a look at the Week 16 waiver wire adds and drops you should be making.


Patriots RB James White

The Patriots backfield looks dramatically different entering the final two games than it did for the first two-thirds of this season. Both LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis are both on Injured Reserve after suffering season-ending injuries. With them out, James White is now the most viable back in this offense.

Amazingly, that's been the case despite White totaling just 13 rushing yards over his past four games. That included six yards on one carry in a 33-16 win over the Titans in Week 15. However, White is a dynamic threat in the passing game, as evidenced by his seven grabs for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. He's now up to 21 grabs for 224 yards and two scores over his last three games to go with one rushing score.

Making White even more tantalizing of a player is that the Patriots face the Jets this coming week. The Jets' defense shuts down just about any back between the tackles, but has been prone to give up bigger plays to more versatile backs like White. Especially in PPR leagues, White is a must-add in every league going into the final week(s) of your fantasy playoffs.

Bills RB Karlos Williams
The Bills not only saw their playoff hopes evaporate in their 35-25 loss in Washington, but may have lost their star back for the final two games of this season. LeSean McCoy suffered a scary knee injury during the loss, and while initial reports say it isn't serious, Buffalo will likely hold him out at least this coming week with their playoff hopes dead.

That means Karlos Williams is back to being a viable fantasy option. Earlier this season, Williams was making NFL history with the rate at which he was producing with limited snaps in each game. Now with McCoy possibly out in Week 16, he could be in for a big workload against a Cowboys defense that's struggled vs the run this season.

Seahawks RB Christine Michael
The Seahawks' ground game seems to have a new feature back every week. Now, it's Christine Michael who's getting the bulk of the carries with Marshawn Lynch sidelined and Thomas Rawls out for the season. Against the Browns in his first NFL start, Michael totaled 84 yards on just 16 carries, the most any Seattle back received by at least seven carries. It was made clear that Michael is the guy for now as Lynch is expected to sit out at least one more week, making Michael a viable play.


Ravens TE Maxx Williams
With Ravens starting tight end Crockett Gillmore sidelined for the past two weeks, this was supposed to be when rookie Maxx Williams made his mark in the NFL. After all, the former second-round pick out of Minnesota was the first tight end drafted this season, and in a Ravens offense devoid of pass-catchers, Williams had the potential for a big season.

But all Williams could muster up vs the Chiefs in Week 15 was five catches for 31 yards. That came after catching zero passes in the previous two games. He's simply not doing anything worth keeping him going into the final weeks, especially if Gillmore returns.

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme
Jacob Tamme was quietly having a good season as the Falcons jumped out to a 5-0 start. However, as the Falcons have floundered down the stretch, Tamme has seen his role continually diminish. He's now caught just seven passes for 52 yards over his last three games, and his low point came with a zero-catch effort against the Jaguars on Sunday. He's no longer someone to keep on your roster with more viable players on the waiver wire.