Week 16 Free Agent/Waiver Wire Pickups (Thu 12/22/11)

Which players’ status changed this past week due to injury, benching, etc., and who may be on your league’s waiver wire with the potential to make a difference for your fantasy team?

Note:  this week’s Thursday night game features Houston at Indianapolis, most of the games will be played on Saturday afternoon (Christmas Eve), Chicago will play at Green Bay Sunday (Christmas) night, and Atlanta will play at New Orleans Monday night.

Quarterback

  • Injuries/benchings
    • Caleb Hanie (benched)
  • Waiver wire targets (rankings based on projected playing time and Week 16 opponents)
    • Matt Moore (@ NE)
    • Kyle Orton (vs Oak)
    • Rex Grossman (vs Min)
    • Josh McCown (@ GB)
    • T.J. Yates (@ Ind)
    • Tarvaris Jackson (vs SF)
    • John Skelton (@ Cin)
    • Seneca Wallace (@ Bal)
    • Kellen Clemens (@ Pit)

Running Back

  • Injuries/benchings
    • Johnny White (concussion)
  • Waiver wire targets
    • Lance Ball (@ Buf)
    • Chris Ivory (vs Atl)
    • Sammy Morris (vs Phi)
    • Thomas Jones (vs Oak)
    • Tashard Choice (vs Den)
    • Khalil Bell (@ GB)
    • Stevan Ridley (vs Mia)
    • Evan Royster (vs Min)
    • Kregg Lumpkin (@ Car)

Wide Receiver

  • Injuries/benchings
    • A.J. Green (shoulder)
    • Johnny Knox (IR-neck)
    • Austin Pettis (suspended)
    • Ted Ginn Jr (ankle)
    • Mike Williams (Sea) (IR-leg)
  • Waiver wire targets
    • Demaryius Thomas (@ Buf)
    • Jerome Simpson (vs Ari)
    • Andre Roberts (@ Cin)
    • Titus Young (vs SD)
    • Damian Williams (vs Jac)
    • Golden Tate (vs SF)
    • Brian Hartline (@ NE)
    • Chastin West (@ Ten)
    • Lavelle Hawkins (vs Jac)
    • Dane Sanzenbacher (@ GB)
    • Greg Little (@ Bal)
    • T.J. Houshmandzadeh (@ KC)
    • Chad Ochocinco (vs Mia)
    • Randall Cobb (vs Chi)
    • Devin Aromashodu (@ Was)

Tight Ends

  • Injuries/benchings
    • Jake Ballard (knee)
  • Waiver wire targets
    • Jared Cook (vs Jac)
    • Anthony Fasano (@ NE)
    • Todd Heap (@ Cin)
    • Zach Miller (vs SF)
    • Marcedes Lewis (@ Ten)

Kickers

  • Injuries/benchings
    • Billy Cundiff (calf)
  • Waiver wire targets
    • Shayne Graham (vs Cle)
    • Olindo Mare (@ TB)
    • Graham Gano (vs Min)

Defenses

  • Waiver wire targets
    • Tennessee (vs Jac)
    • Seattle (vs SF)
    • Jacksonville (@ Ten)

Good luck with your claims!

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