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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 16

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
If Eli Manning is available on the waiver wire in your fantasy league, he could be a strong pickup for Week 16. (Photo: Brad Penner — USA Today Sports)

If Eli Manning is available on the waiver wire in your fantasy league, he could be a strong pickup for Week 16. (Photo: Brad Penner — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins (Owned in 31% of Yahoo! leagues): After Colt McCoy re-injured his neck, RGIII was called upon and did a serviceable job on Sunday against the New York Giants, throwing for 237 yards and a touchdown. He also had 46 rushing yards. Head coach Jay Gruden named Griffin the starting quarterback for Week 16. With Griffin’s ability to scramble and a rather easy matchup against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that got burned by Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, Griffin could be in for a good game. View him as a high-end QB2.

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants (Y!: 61%): Manning had a top five quarterback performance fantasy-wise this past weekend with 250 yards passing and three touchdowns (all to Odell Beckham Jr.). He had a great performance by Beckham in that game, who posted a stat line of 12 receptions, 143 yards and three touchdowns and was the go-to-guy for Manning. With OBJ, Manning has been able to put up better numbers as of late, despite losing Victor Cruz early on in the season. Manning has the St. Louis Rams in Week 16, who are known more for their pass-rush than pass defense. Especially with lead running back Rashad Jennings injured, Manning could be asked to throw more Sunday. He is a high-end QB2 this weekend.

Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings (Y!: 38%): With Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve and Adrian Peterson not coming back this season, the majority of duties at the running back position has been taken up by Asiata. He had a good game on Sunday, gaining 86 combined yards and a rushing touchdown against an extremely tough Detroit Lions defense. The Vikings continue to trust him far more than Ben Tate or Joe Banyard, so Asiata will continue to get the bulk of work going forward. Asiata has a matchup with the Dolphins in Week 16, who gave up 79 yards rushing and a touchdown to the Patriots on Sunday. Asiata is a mid-tier RB3/FLEX play.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 6

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Branden Oliver has becoming an intriguing fantasy option at running back due to injuries at the position for the San Diego Chargers. (Photo: Jake Roth — USA Today Sports)

Branden Oliver has becoming an intriguing fantasy option at running back due to injuries at the position for the San Diego Chargers. (Photo: Jake Roth — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pick-Ups

Mike Glennon, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Owned in 6% of Yahoo! Leagues): With Josh McCown out and Glennon having a five-to-two touchdown-to-interception ratio, Glennon would be a good add this week for those needing to replace Drew Brees on bye. Expect him to be a solid QB2 option each and every week considering how unstable their run game is right now and how much they are likely to be playing from behind.

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns (5% Y!): Despite many raving for Johnny Manziel to be the starting quarterback, Hoyer has been better than decent so far for the Cleveland Browns, with more than 1,000 yards passing and a six-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio, despite having few weapons outside of oft-injured tight end Jordan Cameron. When Cameron gets healthy and Josh Gordon returns in Week 12, expect Hoyer to put up even better numbers. He could be a high-end QB2 come fantasy playoffs time.

Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers (14% Y!): With Donald Brown now concussed, Ryan Mathews out with a knee injury and Danny Woodhead done for the year with a broken ankle, Oliver will be the lead back in San Diego until Brown and/or Matthews get healthy. After he ran for more than 100 yards and scored rushing and receiving touchdowns against a tough New York Jets run defense, he is a must-add who could easily have another great week as he has an easy matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Running Backs

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde is the best running back in this year’s draft class. (Photo: Robert Mayer — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

Considering the way the NFL has become a passing league, running back is not the highly valued position that it once was. With many successful starting running backs having been selected later in the draft in recent years, many teams are no longer valuing running backs as early-round selection.

First round running backs may be a thing of the past and there is no running back in this class with enough value to warrant a first round selection. That said, there are plenty of players who have the skills needed to be starters or at least be a solid complimentary runner.

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2014 Boston College Pro Day: Notes and Quotes

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Boston College held its pro day for its 2014 NFL draft hopefuls at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Photo: Dan Hope — NFL Draft Sites Network)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Running back Andre Williams, offensive tackle Matt Patchan and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis were among the Boston College players trying to prove their values to NFL teams during BC’s pro day inside Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Wednesday.

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine Impressions: Day 2 (Wide Receivers, Quarterbacks and Running Backs)

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins solidified his high draft stock with his workout Sunday. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

The wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks took center stage on Day 2 of the on-field portion of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, with the receivers’ light shining the brightest of the trio of positions.

In one of the deepest wide receiver classes in recent memory, several top prospects solidified their draft status, second-tier players made a push up the board, and some late-round guys had excellent on-field showings.

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