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Best available WRs on Week 16 fantasy football waiver wire

One of these receivers could be your fantasy football savior if you play your cards right. We break down the best Week 16 waiver wire options.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman runs after a catch for his second touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.  Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Quite a few wideouts have been able to exceed expectations because of injuries this year and it looks like that trend could continue in Week 16. Picking up these pass catchers might give you the ammo you need to come out on top in your fantasy football league in crunch time.

Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9 percent)

Breshad Perriman benefited from the absence of Tampa Bay’s star wideout Mike Evans (hamstring) in Week 15, totaling five receptions for 113 yards and three scores. Four of the five touchdowns Perriman has tallied on the year have come in the last two weeks, and he could continue to see a spike in production with Chris Godwin likely joining Evans on the sideline.

The Buccaneers will face a porous Texans secondary — which has allowed the fifth-most passing yards in the league (3,725) — in Week 16 and have thrived with Jameis Winston airing the ball out. Perriman could have another big day before the regular season comes to a close.

Zach Pascal , Indianapolis Colts (40 percent)

T.Y. Hilton has long been the stud of Indianapolis’ receiving corps, but his calf injury has opened the door for Zach Pascal to emerge into the spotlight. Pascal eclipsed 20 DraftKings fantasy points in Weeks 13 and 14 and was targeted at least nine times per contest in each of those games, accounting for 12 receptions, 183 yards, and a score. While the Saints managed to hold Pascal to 8.4 fantasy points in Week 15, you should still be high on him moving forward. The Colts’ Monday loss eliminated them from playoff contention, which could lead to Hilton being shut down for the year. This makes Pascal a legitimate WR1 option for Indianapolis.

Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears (25 percent)

Many predicted that Anthony Miller could make a splash in Week 15, and he did just that. The wideout torched the Packers’ defense by notching nine receptions for 118 yards and a score in his team’s losing effort. Miller’s recent success could lead to Taylor Gabriel’s role being reduced as the year winds down.