2015 Fantasy Football: TE Waiver-Wire Options Heading Into Week 16

Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short- and/or long-term.

With most leagues hosting their championship in Week 16, the players on this week's list really comes down to those that can help you the most this week.

For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire.

With that said, here are some waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 16 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]

TE - Will Tye, New York Giants (10 percent)

With an average of 6.3 targets per game since Week 9, Tye has at least 50 receiving yards or a touchdown in five consecutive games. With the sixth-most fantasy points this week among tight ends heading into Monday Night Football, Tye will go into Championship Week with three consecutive top-10 fantasy outings.

If you've been dealing with an injury at tight end (Jimmy Graham, Tyler Eifert, etc.) or streaming tight ends, Tye will be a back-end TE1 or high-end TE2, at worst, in my Week 16 rankings. The matchup in Week 16 against the Vikings isn't great, or horrible, but Tye is my favorite option among tight ends owned in (less than) 50 percent of leagues.

TE - Zach Miller, Chicago Bears (34 percent)

Since Week 9, Miller has averaged 3.43 receptions for 47.86 yards per game and he has scored a total of five touchdowns during that seven-game span. During that span, Miller has three top-10 weekly finishes. With Martellus Bennett placed on injured reserve, Miller has at least five catches and 57 yards in back-to-back games.

TE - Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers (35 percent)

Miller had just three catches on five targets for 12 yards on Sunday afternoon against the Broncos. With Ben Roethlisberger back under center, however, Miller has averaged 7.83 targets per game in his past six games. In two of those six games, Miller has double-digit receptions. Miller is better option for those in point-per-reception (PPR) formats than standard-scoring leagues.

That said, he has finished outside the top-12 fantasy tight ends in five consecutive games and the Ravens have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends through Sunday's games.

TE - Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (31 percent)

Heading into Monday Night Football, Ebron has 28 yards or less in six consecutive games although he has a dream matchup against the Saints tonight. The 49ers present a more challenging matchup for Ebron in Week 16 as they have allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to the position through Sunday's games. That said, the former top-10 overall pick has five top-12 weekly outings this season.

TE - Blake Bell, San Francisco 49ers (zero percent)

Bell has more than 40 receiving yards in back-to-back games and he had a season-high eight targets on Sunday. Even though Vance McDonald returned from his concussion, Bell had twice as many targets as McDonald (four). Both tight ends have a plus matchup in Week 16 as the Lions have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season through Sunday's games, but Bell is little more than a dart throw.

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