This is the week fantasy owners have been waiting for. Week 16 marks the championship games for most fantasy leagues, with money and bragging rights on the line. With so much at stake, your waiver moves will be more important than ever. Here are five wide receivers that could help you claim fantasy glory this week.
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers (owned in 55 percent of leagues)
Still easing his way in after a torn Achilles, Crabtree did grab his first touchdown of the season against the Buccaneers. His return has been an instant boost to the 49ers passing offense, and they look to feature him heavily as they try to lock down a playoff spot. Crabtree is a legitimate WR2 against the Falcons in Week 16.
Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings (owned in 43 percent of leagues)
The rookie was again utilized as a multi-purpose weapon, totaling 50 yards on seven touches. It was a slight letdown from his monster Week 14 performance, but the Vikings have kept their promise to feed him the ball as they evaluate the roster for the rest of the season. Patterson has a tough matchup with the Bengals next week, but his game-breaking talent makes him a worthy dice roll from the flex spot.
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers (owned in 31 percent of leagues)
This is admittedly a huge risk given that Cobb still isn't practicing, but he's hoping to get cleared this week and help out the Packers down the stretch, who are still clinging to playoff hopes. Cobb will have more upside if Aaron Rodgers is able to return in Week 16. For now, fantasy owners should watch the practice reports and make plans for a safer WR3 bet. Cobb remains a must-hold in dynasty leagues.
Da'Rick Rogers, Indianapolis Colts (owned in 11 percent of leagues)
Rogers had only 23 yards in a game where the Texans never gave the Colts a serious threat, but he's secured a starting job and his talent remains intriguing. Indianapolis is still in the hunt for a first-round bye, so don't expect them to rest their starters down the stretch. "The Rick" Rogers is a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Chiefs next week.
Andre Holmes, Oakland Raiders (owned in five percent of leagues)
Rashad Jennings isn't the only Raider worth taking seriously in fantasy. Holmes had another standout game, recording 58 yards and a touchdown and showing real chemistry with Matt McGloin. Denarius Moore's return makes things a little more complicated for now, but Holmes has a plus matchup with the Chargers defense on Sunday.