Fantasy Football Early Week 16 Waiver Wire: Jeff Wilson, Samaje Perine could help you replace Joe Mixon

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You might not even understand whether you got a win in Week 15 up until Wednesday early morning– since all the Fantasy playoffs require is more tension and stress and anxiety. And it’s been an odd Sunday up until now, with a great deal of unanticipated efficiencies and results– like the Lions beating the Cardinals! Who saw that coming?

And who saw Craig Reynolds putting in among the very best hurrying efficiencies of the week, hurrying for 112 lawns on 26 brings as the Lions led basically from the start. We presumed Reynolds would be the lead RB for the Lions, however breaking a match like Arizona, it was difficult to see him getting this sort of work– certainly, the Cardinals would bury the Lions, who would need to lean on the run.

Well, in an unforeseeable week, the precise opposite took place, and Reynolds wants to have actually developed himself as the lead back for the Lions. This isn’t the very best scenario for a running back ever, however the Lions have actually been more competitive than their record recommends, and they most likely will not get burnt out versus a quite middling Falcons group next week, so Reynolds might be a top-24 RB for that a person.

And, keeping the subject on things we didn’t forecast Sunday, how about the Dolphins riding Duke Johnson like a genuine No. 1 RB, even with Myles Gaskin healthy? Johnson got the start and hurried for 107 backyards on 22 brings with 2 goals– profession highs throughout the board– in addition to one catch for 20 backyards in the win over the Jets.

I’ll confess, I had Gasin as a top-16 RB in my rankings, however I was a bit concerned his function may be restricted after he missed out on the whole week of practice due to COVID. Head coach Brian Flores even hinted that may occur, so perhaps we need to have listened. Whether that’ll take place next week stays to be seen, however provided how great Johnson looked– albeit versus a really simple match– you figure he needs to have actually made a broadened function. And, for what it’s worth, Gaskin had an even worse video game versus that very same simple match, albeit with a brief getting goal.

Would you feel fantastic beginning either Reynolds or Johnson next week? Not based on what we presently understand. And, if Jamaal Williams is back from the COVID list or the Dolphins coaches name Gaskin the starter throughout the week, neither is most likely to have much worth. At this time of year, you’ve got less competitors on the wire if you’re still alive, and we understand every-down running backs can be league-winners, so those 2 will absolutely be worth chasing this week. Plus, if we found out anything from Week 15’s COVID scenarios, having startable depth can conserve your season.

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