Week 16 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers


It’s the last Week of the Fantasy season (hopefully). This is championship week and it’s the only week that matters. I’m here to assist you with your championship matchup with my Week 16 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers. I’m going to keep this short and sweet and let’s get to my sleepers.

Wide Receivers

Rashard Higgins, Cleveland Browns

Over the last three weeks, Higgins has been on a different level. He’s seen 24 targets for 239 yards along with scoring two touchdowns. In that timeframe he is the WR13, which is ahead of Allen Robinson, AJ Brown, and DK Metcalf. Facing the Jets is a matchup that you have to capitalize on. He is a reliable Flex option or WR3 that has top 20 upside.

Chad Hansen, Houston Texans

Due to the absence of Will Fuller and Randall Cobb, the Texans scooped up Chad Hansen and it’s benefitted both. He has 55-plus receiving yards in all three games along with a 100-yard game. From Week 13 to 15, Hansen is the WR21 and that’s crazy for someone who has just played three games this season. There have been 11 receivers to surpass 70 yards against Cincinnati. Hansen could have a nice game as a Week 16 sleeper.

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

Now with Michael Gallup’s status in question due to injury, Lamb is going to see an increase of targets. Since Week 9, Lamb has seen fewer than 6 targets just once. Lamb is facing an Eagles defense that has recently been decimated with injuries. The last four weeks, they’ve allowed three 120-plus yard games to wideouts. The Oklahoma rookie has a safe WR3 floor with WR1 upside.

Running Backs

Le’Veon Bell, Kansas City Chiefs

This acquisition of Bell has turned out to be a great move because of Clyde Edwards-Helaire getting injured on Sunday. He will be the main starter and can get 15-20 touches. Let’s not forget that Bell is a superior pass catcher for a running back and has value in PPR scoring formats. Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson will see some more snaps, but don’t let that deter you from putting Bell in your RB2 spot.

Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams

Another injury and another opportunity. Rookie, Cam Akers, has a high ankle sprain and that pushes Henderson into the starting role. Similar to Le’Veon Bell, Henderson won’t see all the first team snaps. Malcolm Brown will see primarily goal line touches. Henderson has the higher upside due to the amount of carries he’ll see. He is a nice RB2 option and if he can find the endzone, he’s a top 15 back.

Jeff Wilson Jr., San Francisco 49ers

It’s crazy that Raheem Mostert has been hurt once again and will miss another game. This means that Jeff Wilson Jr. will be the feature back for San Francisco. On Sunday, he made the most of his opportunity with 16 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. He finished as the RB27 while not starting and splitting carries with Mostert. Wilson will be a safe Flex option as a Week 16 sleeper.




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