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Tight Ends Waiver Wire - Week 16 Pickups and Adds

While there were plenty of movers and shakers on the fantasy scene, the tight end position didn't see as much volatility. Injuries have been the biggest story in the tight end world, but the tight ends remained healthy, at least during this past week.

So here we are, feverishly looking to analyze statistics and projections to justify an addition to our fantasy football teams.

Below are my Week 16 waiver wire adds for tight ends. Following this past week's games, this is a list of tight ends you should consider adding to your roster.

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Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 16

Benjamin Watson (TE, BAL) 14% owned (FAAB Bid: 1%)

Ben Watson is the starting TE for the Baltimore Ravens. That's about the biggest endorsement I can provide for him. But seriously, Joe Flacco is actually playing better and the Colts are not exactly an imposing week 16 foe. Watson has scored in two of his last three and although he has a goose egg sandwiched between his two useful performances, such is the state of the TE waiver wire in week 16 of 2017. Watson is a streamable option.

Eric Ebron (TE, DET) - 43% owned (FAAB Bid: 6%)

Eric Ebron has 18 targets over his last two games. And even though he hasn't been spectacular this season, he's posted passable numbers eight weeks in a row now. He has at least four receptions in each of his last five games. The Bengals gave up a touchdown to a hobbled Kyle Rudolph last week and have pretty much quit on Marvin Lewis. Ebron is a legitimate top 12 option in week 16.


Deeper League Options

Stephen Anderson (TE, HOU) - 17% owned

I'm not sure why he's owned in so many leagues, but I imagine it's because many people picked him up after his breakout week, lost the following week, and then just didn't drop him because they were eliminated. Stephen Anderson isn't the worst option for deep leaguers even after his zero point week 15 effort. The Steelers were just roasted alive by Rob Gronkowski and the Texans project to be trailing a lot this week. Anderson could be in line for a usable performance. I wouldn't get overly excited about him, but merely suggest not dismissing him simply because of his zero last week.


Must-Hold Tight Ends

The following players are a complete and exhaustive list of all the Tight Ends you absolutely cannot drop. Anyone not listed below can be safely cut.

Initially, I was going to list a couple names that you can drop if you needed to. Upon review of the state of the tight end position, I am amending my approach on the fly. If your TE is not found listed below, that does not mean you should run out and drop him right now. Don't do that. Just understand that if you had to drop him, you should not feel compelled to keep him because of something like ownership percentage or name value.


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