Fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Yahoo Sports’ Matt Harmon and Andy Behrens explain why fantasy managers should add Atlanta’s Tyler Allgeier and Washington’s Jahan Dotson this week.

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MATTE HARMON: All right, Andy, week with a little entourage here heading into week 16. There’s some stuff going on in the fantasy industry, oh, I don’t know how playoff push for a lot of these people out there. However, they urgently need help. Their selection is of course great. That’s why they play in the playoffs. But maybe they need a little adjustment here. Let’s give people a few people to pick up towards week 16.

ANDY BEHRENS: Yes, I would start with Tyler Allgeier from Atlanta. He’s coming off a spectacular game, 17 carries, 139 yards on the ground, a touchdown where he was just pinballing defenders. He’s so much fun to watch. He’s up to 5 yards per carry so far in the season, tons of yards after contact. He is one of the best runners after contact in the league.

He doesn’t go down easily. And he’s tied to a foot race where, yes, he’s on some kind of committee with Cordarrelle Patterson. But all they want to do is play football. They make an average of 32.6 rush attempts per game. They would like to play it 40 to 45 times per game. So workload really isn’t a problem here at all. I think he’s someone we’ll bend over the trajectory

MATTE HARMON: Yes I love it. And the schedule is nice. It all lines up with Tyler Allgeier, who I think looked really good against the New Orleans Saints. I’ll talk about another rookie here, Jahan Dotson. Man, Jahan Dotson is the reason I just want to take wide receivers and put them in a locker and never hear from them again, because if you told people that a wide receiver…

And this is last night, “Sunday Night Football,” classic Jahan Dotson play, averaging 16 air yards per target, 2 end zone targets, winning on catch point. If you were to tell sizing specialists that this man was as short as he is, that he’s not… he’s not 6′ 2″, he’s not 220? No way!

Yes, give me a break! Jahan Dotson, this man is so good. We talked about it on the podcast, 15 goals in the last two weeks, both games against the Giants, who are obviously vulnerable in secondary. The 49ers, not so vulnerable this upcoming matchup. But using has just been so good for Dotson. He’s such a good player. And he wins again in the areas we want, in the end zone.

He’s a trusted contested catcher down the field. They love him in the vertical game. That’s a great profile for an imaginative receiver, Andy, pushing for the playoffs here.

ANDY BEHRENS: He plays like he thinks he’s 6′ 4″ or 6′ 5″ and 225 pounds.

MATTE HARMON: Exactly right.

ANDY BEHRENS: He plays like a big receiver. They aim for him in the end zone all the time. He has 6 touchdowns in nine games. He’s been great. He looks like a star.

MATTE HARMON: Okay, those are some guys you can pick up to help you take the final push to a fantasy football championship. Good luck here in week 16.

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