With the Week 16 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers Pickups article coming your way, looks like there are still a few guys out there who could be worthy of a flex spot if you are in a pinch. One of these guys should prove invaluable next weekend.
Week 16 Waiver Wire Quarterbacks Pickups
Week 16 Waiver Wire Running Backs Pickups
Week 16 Waiver Wire Tight Ends Pickups
Doug Baldwin - Seahawks
I am sure Baldwin is owned in most leagues by now, but I figured I would throw him out there again regardless. I had a chance to add Baldwin to my starting lineup over Jordan Cameron. In hindsight, I wish I did. Baldwin has been on a tear in 5-of-the-last-6 games, averaging 72.5 yards. His receptions have been a bit inconsistent, but the yards are there. Golden Tate might be the No. 1 receiver on paper, but Baldwin has been the big winner while Percy Harvin has been out. Baldwin has a tougher matchup against the Cardinals, but he is still in the mix for flex positioning.
Andre Caldwell - Broncos
Jacob Tamme screwed a lot of desperate owners when it was originally thought he would take over slot duties with Wes Welker still dealing with concussion issues. Caldwell got the nod instead and made the most of it with 6 catches for 59 yards and 2 scores in the loss to the Chargers. There is still no word on whether Welker will play Week 16, but the chances are better. However, Caldwell could be someone to look at for Week 17 if the Broncos wind up resting players due to concrete playoff seeding. If your championship game is in Week 17, the next 2 weeks will be critical with seedings slowly starting to show themselves.
Andre Holmes - Raiders
It's hard to truly count on Holmes as an every-week starter since he rotates with Denarius Moore, but his flex appeal is showing it's colors. Holmes caught 4 passes against the Chiefs and scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday. I'd look at him for depth. It never hurts to have receiver depth, but it would take a lot for me to put him in as a true flex option since he doesn't get as many snaps as a guy like Rod Streater. The upside is there, however.
Rueben Randle - Giants
Randle certainly doesn't get the nod in this piece after being held catch-less Sunday, but his value could grow with the news that the Giants might shut down Victor Cruz for Weeks 16 and 17 due to a knee sprain and a concussion suffered against the Seahawks. Randle won't be your savior if he does start. The Giants' passing game looked absolutely abysmal, but he definitely has more worth as a starter than the No. 3 guy.