Player Waiver Wire Look Ahead

There's no better way to get an edge on next week's opponent than to start looking ahead to future matchups.

This report is intended to help you quickly find free agent pickups with good-to-great matchups in future weeks. By looking ahead to future weeks, we are able to spot and land players with great matchups a week or more ahead of other owners. Planning ahead gives us an edge and saves waiver priority or bidding bucks.

In order to accomodate all league sizes, we provide a large number of options that may or may not be available in your league. If players at the top of the list are not available in your league, simply keep reading down the list looking for avialable players.

 

For help with pickups for this week, see Waiver Wire Watch published on Mondays, Top Waiver Pickups for This Weekend published on Wednesdays, Sneaky Starts published on Fridays and of course the weekly rankings (see the home page).

POSSIBLE PICKUPS

LOOKING AHEAD TO NFL WEEK #16

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles vs. Titans

Week #14 actual stats = 270 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB21
Titans Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 32
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 20.86

Chargers QB Philip Rivers vs. Browns

Week #14 actual stats = 236 total yards, 2 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB15
Browns Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 31
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 18.99

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston vs. Saints

Week #14 actual stats = 200 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB14
Saints Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 25
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 18.01

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian vs. Chiefs

Week #14 actual stats = 334 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB26
Chiefs Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 17.58

Giants QB Eli Manning vs. Eagles

Week #14 actual stats = 191 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB20
Eagles Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 17.27

Bengals RB Rex Burkhead vs. Texans

Week #14 actual stats = 51 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB53
Texans Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 29
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 21.71

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West vs. Broncos

Week #14 actual stats = 4 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB55
Broncos Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 26
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 20.40

Patriots RB Dion Lewis vs. Jets

Week #14 actual stats = 19 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB29
Jets Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.65

Patriots RB James White vs. Jets

Week #14 actual stats = 84 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB48
Jets Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.65

Buccaneers RB Charles Sims vs. Saints

Week #14 actual stats = 50 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB52
Saints Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 22
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.43

Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber vs. Saints

Week #14 actual stats = 0 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB60
Saints Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 22
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.43

Giants RB Paul Perkins vs. Eagles

Week #14 actual stats = 45 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB57
Eagles Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.31

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee vs. Titans

Week #14 actual stats = 113 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR50
Titans Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 32
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 27.81

Vikings WR Adam Thielen vs. Packers

Week #14 actual stats = 101 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR51
Packers Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 30
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.48

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson vs. Seahawks

Week #14 actual stats = 64 total yards, 2 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR61
Seahawks Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 29
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.44

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu vs. Panthers

Week #14 actual stats = 0 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR65
Panthers Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 28
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.43

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel vs. Panthers

Week #14 actual stats = 82 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR38
Panthers Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 28
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.43

Giants WR Sterling Shepard vs. Eagles

Week #14 actual stats = 39 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR49
Eagles Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 26
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.05

Patriots WR Chris Hogan vs. Jets

Week #14 actual stats = 136 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR55
Jets Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 24.63

Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell vs. Jets

Week #14 actual stats = 41 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR44
Jets Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 24.63

Chargers TE Antonio Gates vs. Browns

Week #14 actual stats = 61 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE14
Browns Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 30
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 11.50

Chargers TE Hunter Henry vs. Browns

Week #14 actual stats = 13 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE21
Browns Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 30
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 11.50

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta vs. Steelers

Week #14 actual stats = 18 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE17
Steelers Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 8.54

Saints TE Coby Fleener vs. Buccaneers

Week #14 actual stats = 6 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE13
Buccaneers Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 8.35

Colts TE Dwayne Allen vs. Raiders

Week #14 actual stats = 0 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE18
Raiders Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 22
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 7.96

Cowboys TE Jason Witten vs. Lions

Week #14 actual stats = 26 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE16
Lions Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 7.94

Buccaneers K Roberto Aguayo vs. Saints

Week #14 actual stats = 3 FG, 1 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K17
Saints Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 32
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 9.51

Titans K Ryan Succop vs. Jaguars

Week #14 actual stats = 2 FG, 1 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K18
Jaguars Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 31
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 9.43

Dolphins K Andrew Franks vs. Bills

Week #14 actual stats = 1 FG, 3 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K20
Bills Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 27
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 8.54

Packers K Mason Crosby vs. Vikings

Week #14 actual stats = 1 FG, 5 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K14
Vikings Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 26
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 8.52

Redskins K Dustin Hopkins vs. Bears

Week #14 actual stats = 0 FG, 3 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K10
Bears Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 8.14

Eagles K Caleb Sturgis vs. Giants

Week #14 actual stats = 3 FG, 1 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K16
Giants Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 8.05

POSSIBLE PICKUPS

LOOKING AHEAD TO NFL WEEK #17

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill vs. Patriots

Week #14 actual stats = 215 total yards, 3 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB24
Patriots Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 28
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 18.86

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles vs. Colts

Week #14 actual stats = 270 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB21
Colts Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 27
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 18.79

Giants QB Eli Manning vs. Redskins

Week #14 actual stats = 191 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB20
Redskins Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 26
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 18.56

Chargers QB Philip Rivers vs. Chiefs

Week #14 actual stats = 236 total yards, 2 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = QB15
Chiefs Defensive Team Ranking vs. QBs: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs: 17.58

Saints RB Tim Hightower vs. Falcons

Week #14 actual stats = 39 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB31
Falcons Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 30
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 22.91

Titans RB Derrick Henry vs. Texans

Week #14 actual stats = 47 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB37
Texans Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 29
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 21.71

Broncos RB Justin Forsett vs. Raiders

Week #14 actual stats = 35 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB51
Raiders Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 28
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 21.54

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon vs. Bengals

Week #14 actual stats = 81 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB32
Bengals Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 27
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 20.42

Raiders RB Jalen Richard vs. Broncos

Week #14 actual stats = 29 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB61
Broncos Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 26
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 20.40

Jets RB Bilal Powell vs. Bills

Week #14 actual stats = 179 total yards, 2 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB44
Bills Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 25
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 20.38

Bills RB Mike Gillislee vs. Jets

Week #14 actual stats = 34 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB41
Jets Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.65

Browns RB Duke Johnson vs. Steelers

Week #14 actual stats = 45 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB45
Steelers Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.49

Cowboys RB Alfred Morris vs. Eagles

Week #14 actual stats = 0 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = RB38
Eagles Defensive Team Ranking vs. RBs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs: 19.31

Texans WR Will Fuller vs. Titans

Week #14 actual stats = 22 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR63
Titans Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 32
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 27.81

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett vs. 49ers

Week #14 actual stats = 56 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR60
49ers Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 31
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 27.55

Lions WR Anquan Boldin vs. Packers

Week #14 actual stats = 49 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR64
Packers Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 30
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.48

Bengals WR Brandon LaFell vs. Ravens

Week #14 actual stats = 22 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR45
Ravens Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 27
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.18

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd vs. Ravens

Week #14 actual stats = 89 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR52
Ravens Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 27
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.18

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley vs. Eagles

Week #14 actual stats = 41 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR40
Eagles Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 26
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 25.05

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson vs. Rams

Week #14 actual stats = 64 total yards, 2 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR61
Rams Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 25
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 24.95

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee vs. Colts

Week #14 actual stats = 113 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR50
Colts Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 24.79

Patriots WR Chris Hogan vs. Dolphins

Week #14 actual stats = 136 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR55
Dolphins Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 24.68

Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell vs. Dolphins

Week #14 actual stats = 41 total yards, 1 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = WR44
Dolphins Defensive Team Ranking vs. WRs: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs: 24.68

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta vs. Bengals

Week #14 actual stats = 18 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE17
Bengals Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 31
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 11.58

Redskins TE Vernon Davis vs. Giants

Week #14 actual stats = 1 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE23
Giants Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 27
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 9.16

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas vs. Colts

Week #14 actual stats = 0 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE24
Colts Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 25
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 9.02

Browns TE Gary Barnidge vs. Steelers

Week #14 actual stats = 27 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE22
Steelers Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 8.54

Packers TE Jared Cook vs. Lions

Week #14 actual stats = 15 total yards, 0 TD
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = TE19
Lions Defensive Team Ranking vs. TEs: 21
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs: 7.94

Seahawks K Steven Hauschka vs. 49ers

Week #14 actual stats = 1 FG, 1 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K9
49ers Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 30
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 9.31

Vikings K Kai Forbath vs. Bears

Week #14 actual stats = 4 FG, 1 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K15
Bears Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 24
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 8.14

Redskins K Dustin Hopkins vs. Giants

Week #14 actual stats = 0 FG, 3 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K10
Giants Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 23
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 8.05

Buccaneers K Roberto Aguayo vs. Panthers

Week #14 actual stats = 3 FG, 1 XP
Recent 4for4.com Rest of Season Ranking = K17
Panthers Defensive Team Ranking vs. Ks: 22
Schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to Ks: 7.96

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