By Garth Gregor
Fantasy Football's Week 16 Waiver Wire pickups are here! The wire picks are players who are or were still available in most leagues this week.
Depending on how your waiver wire/free agents’ pool works, players may not clear waivers until later this week.
Instead, these players should be monitored or stashed away on your bench for a playoff run or potential upside due to matchup problems.
Cedric Benson - Some of his talent is finally showing through as the feature back for the Bengals. He is improving and has a favorable matchup against the banged up Browns.
Benson is available in 64 percent of ESPN leagues and makes a solid start for a Bengals team that faces a weaker opponent for once.
Pierre Thomas - after being the most productive fantasy running back in Week 14, Thomas is rewarded with a dream matchup against the Lions. Don't bother checking on Reggie Bush, the Saints will find a way to get Thomas the ball, rushing and receiving. Injury situations worth keeping an eye on are Foster/Gore and Rhodes/Addai as Thomas is only available in 22 percent of ESPN leagues.
Kevin Faulk - Faulk is the PPR stud and Sammy Morris is great in standard leagues. It is very likely that both will do well against the reeling Cardinals at home this week. Faulk is available in 36 percent of ESPN leagues and Morris is available in 20 percent of ESPN leagues so check your waiver wire.
Shaun Hill - Still avoiding turnovers, Hill should have solid fantasy production against the Rams this Sunday. He gets to pass the ball a lot, plays the Rams this week, and is available in 57 percent of ESPN leagues. What more can you ask for from a waiver wire quarterback?