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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 16: A Seahawk in Every Pot

My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 16. Summary is below, but click here for the full article. Keep in mind this article is through Rotoworld and is intended for more shallow redraft leagues as opposed to a deeper roster Dynasty league.


With the holiday season upon us, it's only proper to wish fantasy owners a Seahawk in every pot and a fantasy championship on every mantle, to boot.

A month ago when a feckless Seahawks offense was bumbling its way through another wretched performance against the Redskins, it would have been laughable to suggest that they would have a realistic waiver wire option at every position during the fantasy playoffs. But here we are in Week 16 with the scheduling gods favoring Seneca Wallace as the best available quarterback and Deion Branch as the best wide receiver option in most leagues. There are more exciting running back choices than Maurice Morris, but rookie tight end John Carlson is a Top-3 option if you're lucky enough to play in one of the third of all leagues where he remains available. If it's a waiver pickup you seek, chances are the Seahawks have a solution.

This week's column will feature the best possible solutions for playoff owners. On to the list. Here is how I rank the top players available at each position. Full writeups of each player are below.

Running Backs

1. Tashard Choice, Cowboys
2. Cedric Benson, Bengals
3. DeShaun Foster, 49ers
4. P.J. Pope, Broncos
5. Cadillac Williams, Buccaneers
6. Maurice Morris, Seahawks
7. LaMont Jordan, Patriots

1. Seneca Wallace, Seahawks
2. Dan Orlovsky, Lions
3. Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings

Wide Receivers
1. Deion Branch, Seahawks
2. Devin Hester, Bears
3. Dennis Northcutt, Jaguars

Tight Ends
1. John Carlson, Seahawks
2. Vernon Davis, 49ers

1. Cowboys
2. Patriots
3. Texans

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