These waiver wire pickups might help you win your fantasy championship

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 15: Boston Scott #35 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField on December 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 15: Boston Scott #35 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField on December 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

If you want to win a championship, consider adding these players to your fantasy football team.

Week 15 is (almost) in the books. If you’re waiting for the result of the Monday night game, good luck. If not, then it’s time to move on to the fantasy football championship. There’s a change to the NFL schedule. There are no Thursday games, but there are three Saturday games. Whether it’s because of matchups or injuries, here are some players to target for week 16.

With some teams already clinching a playoff berth, they may start resting players or limiting their playing time. That will have an impact on fantasy matchups. Starting a player that may play for just a half is not ideal in the championship round.

After what we saw in week 15, there are a few players that stand out as potential waiver wire adds and can carry you to a championship win.

For your consideration, I will list two running backs, two wide receivers, a tight end and a defense. As usual, all six players will be available in over 50 percent of leagues. Then again, with most fantasy owners eliminated from the playoffs, the waiver wire may not be as cutthroat as in weeks past.

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Wes Hills, RB

With Bo Scarbrough ruled out with a rib injury, the Lions were left with Ty Johnson, J.D. McKissic and Hills. It was the latter that had a fantasy football impact. While his YPC wasn’t good, 21 yards on 10 carries, he scored two touchdowns.

Hills and the Lions face the Broncos in week 16. They rank 15th against opposing running backs. Neither team is playing for anything and the other running backs don’t seem to be close to playing this week. As a flex play, Hills is a solid option.

Boston Scott, RB

The top two Eagles scorers in week 15 were running Miles Sanders and the next guy on the list. However, Scott finished fourth with 13.5 fantasy points. The Eagles wide receivers have been unreliable over the last few weeks, forcing Carson Wentz to target his tight ends and running backs.

Along with six carries, Scott caught seven passes for 39 yards. The Eagles’ playoff hopes are on the line in week 16 against the Cowboys. They rank 16th against running backs. This will be a back-and-forth game, giving Scott plenty of chances to rack up fantasy points.

Greg Ward, WR

Staying with the Eagles, they were without their top receivers this week. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, DeSean Jackson and Jordan Howard were all absent in week 15. That left Philly with J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Robert Davis and Ward.

Ward caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys were able to limit the damage from the Rams receivers but it does come back to quarterback play. The last time the Eagles played Dallas, Wentz scored just 6.8 points.

Breshad Perriman, WR

I mentioned Perriman as a sleeper pick for week 15. With Mike Evans out, he and Chris Godwin lit up the stat sheets. Perriman finished with five catches, 113 yards and three touchdowns. Godwin left the game with a hamstring injury and his status for week 16 is not good.

Perriman and the Bucs face the Texans next week. They are ranked  If Godwin is ruled out, it may be the Perriman show for the Tampa Bay offense. He could make a good flex play in most leagues.

Noah Fant, TE

Fant caught just two passes for 56 yards before leaving the game with a right shoulder injury. The post-game X-rays came back negative, so he should be ready to go for week 16.

The Broncos face the Lions this week. Detroit did a good job shutting down the Buccaneers’ tight ends this week but wasn’t able to stop Jameis Winston from throwing four touchdowns. However, outside of Courtland Sutton, the Broncos don’t have a deep receiving core, so Fant should have a lot of opportunities to score.

Chiefs D/ST

If you’ve been streaming defenses all season, this is the ultimate test. The Chiefs face the unpredictable Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears. After scoring 24 and 32 points, he scored just 16.3 against the Packers.

The Chiefs defense has scored 21, 10 and 10 in their last three games. They’ve allowed a combined 28 points with four interceptions, a fumble recovery, seven sacks and a touchdown. Trubisky can make a mistake or two, giving the Chiefs a good chance getting some extra points.

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This is it. The final week of fantasy football. You have your star players but it’s the hidden gems that make the difference now. It’s been a great season. Make smart roster decisions. Don’t get too cute. Good luck. But most of all, have fun!