Week 16: Bargain Hunter
Consider using these players in weekly salary cap leagues. This week's picks include Chad Henne, Bryce Brown, Reggie Bush, DeAngelo Williams, and Danny Amendola.
Aside from a costly fumble, Antonio Brown put together an impressive fantasy performance, catching eight passes for 76 yards and a touchdown (Brown has scored in back-to-back games) last weekend. The Cincinnatti Bengals have been a solid defense this season, but in a must-win game for the Steelers, they will look to Brown early and often, especially since he had success the last time these two teams squared off, racking up a season-high 97 yards in their Week 7 meeting. Brown is peaking at the right time and is an excellent value pick for salary cap owners, valued at just $8.25 in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues.
No player has been featured more in this Bargain Hunter column than Aaron Hernandez this season. I could go on and on about why I think Hernandez is an outstanding player from a fantasy standpoint, but I've done that plenty of times this season. Even if Rob Gronkowski comes back this weekend, it would be hard not to like Hernandez in a matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars (are ranked 24th against the pass this season), coming off a game in which he was targeted 20 times and caught 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.
Hernandez may be the most expensive option at the tight end position aside from Gronkowski, but I believe that he is more than worth it when you factor in all of the injuries and inconsistency at the position. For just $11.53 in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues, salary cap owners can secure themselves the top option at the position and stability and production at a position that has fluctuated the entire season. Hernandez is worth the steep price in Week 16.
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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
George Bissell has been a fantasy football and baseball analyst for FFToolbox since 2007. He took over as FFToolbox.com's senior fantasy baseball analyst in 2013.
As the site's senior fantasy baseball analyst, he is responsible for planning and producing all fantasy baseball related content. He writes the Starting Pitcher Daily Notes, which rank the days starting pitchers and provide insight on the days pitching matchups.
He also writes the Long Relief column, which looks at bullpens around the league every Friday, an Injury Report every Sunday and a Wavier Wire/Stock Watch column which comes out on Monday's during the baseball season.
Each week during the fantasy football season he writes the Bargain Hunter column for the site. From 2007-2011, George wrote the Player Upgrades column for FFToolbox.com.
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