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NFL waiver wire

Sage Rosenfels, QB (HOU): With Matt Schaub out of the picture, 29-year-old Sage Rosenfels has stepped into the limelight. He's 3-0 as the Texans' starter this year and gets a fairly good matchup for Week 16. The Indianapolis Colts have locked up the No. 2 seed in the AFC and might rest their starters at some point in the game. Rosenfels has averaged nearly 200 total yards per game, with six total touchdowns in his last three starts.

Dominic Rhodes, RB (OAK): Justin Fargas has been one of the biggest fantasy surprises this season but now that he is done for the year, Oakland's high-priced backs will get another kick at the can. Former Terp LaMont Jordan is deep in Lane Kiffin's doghouse and has openly stated that he can't wait for the season to end, which may indicate that Rhodes has the inside track on the carries. Both have value but Rhodes appears to have more upside at this point.

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LaMont Jordan, RB (OAK): Jordan has talked a lot of trash in the last few weeks and there is a very good chance he won't be back in Oakland next season. But he still might see some carries. Lane Kiffin said he'd let his two underwhelming backs, Rhodes and Jordan, battle it out and see who gets the carries. I picked up Rhodes, but the truth is neither might have much value as the Raiders head to Jacksonville this week.

Roydell Williams, WR (TEN): Although the two touchdowns Roydell Williams tallied in Week 15 doubled his season total, he's still worth a look in deep leagues. He's totaled 198 receiving yards and three touchdowns in December, establishing himself as Vince Young's favorite target. Williams is a decent option as the Titans host the New York Jets this week.

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Tony Scheffler, TE (DEN): Tony Scheffler is an obvious acquisition this week. If you picked him up a few weeks ago when I advised you to do so, then you enjoyed his seven-reception, 100-yard performance last Thursday night, which also included a touchdown. Scheffler shares time with Daniel Graham but Graham suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 15 and will likely be limited this week, if he even plays. That means Scheffler will see more playing time and now becomes one of the more valuable fantasy tight ends overall.

Kevin Boss, TE (NYG): Who's the Boss at tight end for the New York Giants? It's actually Kevin Boss, now that Jeremy Shockey is out for the year. Like tight end stud Antonio Gates, Boss is a former basketball player. He is a rookie but that should affect his blocking more than pass-catching at this point. He's a risk to start, but an interesting prospect at this point.

Seattle Seahawks Defense: What's worse than Kyle Boller? (insert numerous options here) How about a concussed Kyle Boller? Why he is starting is beyond me - but maybe me and the guy who commented on last week's Ravens Fantasy Flash are the only people that have come to the realization that Boller is worthless as a starting quarterback. With nothing to play for, it might make sense to see what Troy Smith has to offer - he looked OK last week considering he was thrown into the fire. The Seattle Seahawks are going to be fired up this week after falling asleep in Carolina. The Ravens' secondary is a mess right now and Seattle loves to pass. That likely means Baltimore will be playing from behind all day. Boller facing a deficit is like Paris Hilton facing an algebra test -- the odds of success are not good.


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