NFL.com offers up 10 players to target off the waiver wire to improve your fantasy football team. The number listed in parenthesis is the percentage of NFL.com leagues that the player is still listed as a free agent.
I can't believe I have Grossman in a waiver-wire column, but it's hard not to mention him after his four-touchdown performance against the Cowboys. In fact, he outscored every NFL player not named Michael Vick, Ray Rice or Vincent Jackson last week. With a porous Jaguars pass defense next on the schedule, Sexy Rexy has some value.
Jon Kitna, QB, Cowboys (84.0 percent)
You might not have noticed, but Kitna has been putting up some serious fantasy numbers in recent weeks. Over his last six starts, he's scored 15 or more fantasy points five times. What's more, Kitna has posted 21 or more points in three of those contests. With a matchup against a bad Cardinals defense up next, Kitna could be a nice Christmas gift for owners.
Tim Tebow, QB, Broncos (95.6 percent)
Tebow should not be your No. 1 quarterback in a traditional, standard fantasy league. But if you're in a larger league or start two signal-callers, he's worth a look for two reasons. First, Tebow gives you those important rushing numbers that help pile up the points. Second, he faces a Texans defense that's allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
The Colts backfield has been a mess of injuries, and it's hard to predict who will see the most carries week to week. But against the Jaguars, Brown led the team with 14 rushing attempts, 129 yards and one touchdown. With a matchup against the Raiders and their shaky run defense up next, Brown has some value as a flex starter in larger fantasy leagues.
Rashad Jennings, RB, Jaguars (98.3 percent)
Jennings has no chance to overtake Maurice Jones-Drew on the depth chart, but he's still seeing enough work to be productive. In fact, the Liberty product has scored better than 11 fantasy points in three of his last four games. What's more, Jennings caught seven passes in last week's loss to the Colts. He's worth a look in deeper leagues if you're hurting for a flex option.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks (75.0 percent)
It's hard to trust the inconsistent Lynch, but he has scored four touchdowns in his last three games including one score against the Falcons in Week 15. Next on the slate is a contest against the Buccaneers, who field one of the worst run defenses in the entire league. That makes Lynch worth a roll of the dice as a flex starter if you're in need for Week 16.
Ryan Torain, RB, Redskins (44.8 percent)
Torain has returned from his injured hamstring with a vengeance, rushing for 172 yards in a loss to the Buccaneers in Week 14 and posting five catches, 101 scrimmage yards and one touchdown against the Cowboys last week. While Torain is prone to injuries, he's been solid when he's on the field. Torain faces the Jaguars defense next.
Brian Westbrook, RB, 49ers (60.9 percent)
In four games since Frank Gore was lost for the season, Westbrook has recorded double-digit fantasy points twice and has found the end zone three different times. The veteran runner isn't about to re-capture his past fantasy glory, but he can be a useful flex option against a Rams defense that allowed huge numbers to Jamaal Charles last week.
Anthony Armstrong, WR, Redskins (93.2 percent)
Fantasy owners in deeper leagues that need a wide receiver should consider Armstrong, who has quietly posted double-digit fantasy points in two of his last three games. That includes a 100-yard performance last week against the Cowboys. With a matchup against the Jaguars upcoming, Armstrong could make some noise.
Kevin Boss, TE, Giants (73.7 percent)
With so many tight ends injured this season, it's a shock that Boss is still a free agent in so many NFL.com leagues. He's scored a touchdown in five of his last seven games, including a scoring catch in last week's loss to the Eagles. Up next are the Packers, who have allowed a pile of fantasy points to tight ends.