We’ll offer Week 16 fantasy football waiver wire picks for Brock Purdy, Daniel Jones, Greg Dulcich and Chigoziem Okonkwo.
Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 16: Latest news on Brock Purdy, Daniel Jones and more
- Greg Dulcich
- Chigoziem Okonkwo
- Daniel Jones
- Brock Purdy
1. Greg Dulcich, Denver Broncos – 61% Rostered
Despite only having one reception for 11 yards last week, Dulcich nevertheless participated in 47 of the team’s 69 snaps. In terms of routes run, he came in second to Jerry Jeudy’s 30 with 28. In Week 15, he only managed to complete two targets, but in Weeks 13 and 14, he had consecutive weeks of eight targets.
The return of Russell Wilson, which is anticipated to happen this week, will increase Dulcich’s value in fantasy leagues, despite the fact that the following sentence may sound unbelievable. It’s possible that Courtland Sutton is still out as well. The second-best receiving option for Denver will continue to be Dulcich if he continues to not practice in any capacity.
2. Chigoziem Okonkwo, Tennessee Titans – 29% Rostered
Every week that goes by, Chigoziem Okonkwo’s role expands. Okonkwo played more snaps this past week than any other tight end on the roster. More than any other tight end on the roster, he also ran more routes. The Titans’ player who was targeted the most overall was him.
He finished with four receptions and 54 yards, which was another strong performance. Now there have been three games in a row with at least eight half-PPR points. In each of his last three games, he’s recorded at least four receptions and at least 45 yards.
It’s no secret that the Titans are short on quality pass catchers, so fantasy managers should think of Okonkwo as their best option until Treylon Burks is back. Yes, he has behaved in that manner over the past three weeks. Okonkwo ought to continue to be the team’s No. 2 option even if Burks comes back.
3. Daniel Jones, New York Giants – 59% Rostered
The most effective streamer in Week 16 is Daniel Jones. Jones really shouldn’t be categorized as a streamer at all. Jones currently ranks as the QB14 in PPG with an average of 17.1. This is the case. Just one point per game separates Jones from the QB10. Trevor Lawrence is that person at 18.
He had over 17 points in four of his previous five games prior to his performance against Washington in Week 15 of the season. He scored more than 20 points in three of his games. He has been a reliable option all year, scoring less than 10 only once.
Jones will face one of the best opponents of the season in Week 16. The Minnesota Vikings and Giants will square off. With 21.3 PPG, they have given up the fourth-most points to opposing quarterbacks this season.
4. Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers – 20% Rostered
Brock Purdy has now received 21.7 and 16.48 points from his two starts. Although he won’t actually “win” anyone’s fantasy games, he stands a good chance of doing so. In reality, the quarterbacks of the San Francisco 49ers pretty much live by the same adage.
Despite the fact that he has played well, there are some grounds for skepticism. He has only attempted 21 and 26 passes in his two starts. Despite only having two rushing yards, he also has one rushing touchdown.
The Washington Commanders are a middle-of-the-pack opponent for Purdy in week 16’s game. They have given up the 15th-most points in the league, 17.2, to opposing quarterbacks. Purdy is without a doubt worth the start in any superflex league. He’s still best viewed as a high-end QB2 for Week 16 in a typical 12-team league.
The 49ers will, however, host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. This season, they have allowed quarterbacks to score an average of 20 points per game, which is the seventh-most. During championship week, he will make a great streaming choice.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 16
Thursday, Dec. 22
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m., Amazon
Saturday, Dec. 24
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., Fox
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., Fox
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Commanders at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m., NFL Network
Sunday, Dec. 25
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Fox
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams, 4:30 p.m., CBS/Nickelodeon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Dec. 26
Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts, 8:15 p.m., ESPN