The FDx Wire grasps the traditional waiver-wire report. However, we have added our FDx Score to illustrate how our proprietary algorithms feel about the player. The higher the number, the better that player will perform. Also, includes a projected point total for the week. Keep in mind, FDx Scores change throughout the day, everyday. Visit The Fantasy Doctors Analytics HERE for our Top Week 13 Projections. You will not see any adds to a player over 70% ownership in two leagues.
Case Keenum, QB MIN (50.66 FDx Score/14.16 Projected Points)
37% ownership in ESPN leagues
61% ownership in CBS leagues
47% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Case Keenum has been achieving solid numbers since taking over for Sam Bradford. In his four games he has not thrown for less than 280 yards, and has nine touchdowns in that stretch. His weapons are solid with Kyle Rudolph, Adam Thielen, and Stefon Diggs. Keep in mind that he does have a difficult two weeks ahead of him, but this could be the last week he is readily available in fantasy leagues.
Rex Burkhead RB, NE (51.71 FDx Score/4.66 Projected Points)
41.7% ownership in ESPN leagues
66% ownership in CBS leagues
51% ownership in Yahoo leagues
The Patriots may have a merry-go-round of running backs, but Rex Burkhead is a staple on that ride. Against the Dolphins, he carried the rock 15 touches for 53-yards, and scored twice, one being via air mail. Dion Lewis is a concern, he had two more carries and 112 more yards than Burkhead. However, don’t let this sway you. Burkhead should continue to be part of the larger story come next week against the Bills.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB TB (25.64 FDx Score/0.67 Projected Points)
6% ownership in ESPN leagues
8% ownership in CBS leagues
14% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Rodgers took over where Doug Martin left off (concussion). He carried the ball eight times and finished with 31 yards and had one reception on two targets. The Buccaneers have the Packers defense next week so its favorable. A worthwhile pickup in case Martin stays inactive. Don’t worry about Barber, his stats were much more reflective of the opportunity than skill. Rodgers is the guy here.
Dontrelle Inman, WR CHI (69.84 FDx Score/7.16 Projected Points)
5.5% ownership in ESPN leagues
11% ownership in CBS leagues
10% ownership in Yahoo leagues
When you can find any starting receiver available in fantasy leagues you should at least give it a test run. Dontrelle Inman appears to be that guy. He was buried on the depth chart in San Diego but consistently made good on opportunities. Now, he is basically the lead dog in Chicago, and guess what? Inman is making good on his opportunities. In three straight weeks he is the leader of Bears in the receiving department. Taking top honors in receptions (4), targets (9), and yards (64). Still Mitchell Trubisky is going to be one of the last quarterbacks in attempts per week, so his ceiling is limited. Inman should be of good use of him during solid matchups.
Zay Jones, WR BUF (48.36 FDx Score/2.96 Projected Points)
10.5% ownership in ESPN leagues
11% ownership in CBS leagues
14% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Zay Jones has been garnering a lot of attention in the past few weeks by Tyrod Taylor and the brief stint by Nathan Peterman. In his last three games, Jones has caught 13 of 24 targets for 144-yards and two scores. He was used heavily last week against the Chiefs getting the most targets all season (10) but only came away with three receptions. However, Jones did score. Over the course of the season, he has been unreliable. His 48 percent catch rate is indicative of this. I do believe Jones will continue to get looks, but he needs to bring in more of those opportunities.
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Waiver Wire: NFL Week 14
Fantasy football teams are starting to take shape. Hitting the waiver wire is a critical task in filling the holes or adding significant depth, especially as we enter bye-weeks and an increasing list of injuries. My goal is to find you the best player available for the lowest owned percentage. Therefore, you will see some of the more prominent names under others to consider.
Philip Rivers–IND (ESPN-16.5%) (Yahoo-40%)
Rivers has averaged at least 292 passing yards and two touchdowns in his last six games, and he just feels short of theaverage against Houston with 285 yards and two scores. In the next two weeks, the Colts will face Las Vegas, who allows over 20 Fantasy Points Per Game to quarterbacks, and Houston. Getting Rivers will bring you a top streaming signal-caller for two-straight weeks.
Others to Consider: Jalen Hurts (PHI), Mitchell Trubisky(CHI), Sam Darnold (NYJ), Tua Tagovailoa (MIA), Baker Mayfield (CLE).
Cam Akers-LAR (ESPN-35.8%) (Yahoo-53%)
Akers has seen an increase in snaps over the last few weeks, and he may have full ownership after his 21 carries for 72 yards while catching a pass for another 22 yards and a score. Both Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson will have a role, but Akers should be the bell-cow. The Rams tried him at the goal line on several attempts, but he couldn’t punch it in. Rams face the Patriots and Jets in the next few weeks, and both teams he should exploit for good fantasy performances.
Cordarrelle Patterson-CHI (ESPN-4.8%) (Yahoo-7%)
Patterson has become a running back, and he fits the role well. David Montgomery will be the bell-cow when healthy, but Patterson has gotten extensive looks. Against the Lions, Patterson carried the rock 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown. Patterson has spent his career as a receiver; therefore, catching the ball is no issue. The Bears have Houston this week, and they are horrible against the run.
Ty Johnson-NYJ (ESPN-0.3%) (Yahoo-2%)
The ancient one Frank Gore was the Jets bell-cow until he suffered a concussion. Enter Johnson, who rushed 22 times for 104 yards and a score. Johnson showed promise and someone who deserves more of a look. He will face the Seahawks and Rams next, but he is of good value this late in the season.
Others to Consider: Peyton Barber (WAS), Phillip Lindsay(DEN), Gus Edwards (BAL), Carlos Hyde (SEA), Jeff Wilson(SF), Ito Smith (ATL), Benny Snell (PIT), Adrian Peterson(DET).
T.Y. Hilton-IND (ESPN-47.0%) (Yahoo-45%)
Through 11-weeks, Hilton was sitting on the garbage pile. Then against the Titans, he caught his first touchdown on the season to go along with four receptions for 81 yards. It got even better against the Texans as Hilton brought in 8 balls on 11 targets for 110 yards and a score. He is looking more and more like the stud we drafted him to be. Now the Colts face the Raiders and Texans in back-to-back weeks.
Jalen Guyton-LAC (ESPN-0.3%) (Yahoo-0%)
Guyton was on speed-dial for Justin Herbert. He targeted his receiver seven times, and Guyton brought in two for 38 yards. Fantasy owners may wonder how Guyton can be valuable with Mike Williams, but looking at the numbers and there isn’t much difference. On the season, Guyton has 20-369-3 while Williams stat line 36-572-4 in 11 games. That is just one reception and 18-yards more on average. The Chargers have Atlanta and Las Vegas next, which are prime spots for exploitation.
Rashard Higgins-CLE (ESPN-3.4%) (Yahoo-8%)
Higgins is the one that looks to be the number two receiver, and he lit up the Titans last week for six receptions, 95 yards, and a touchdown. Higgins has deep speed and will make plays downfield. The schedule will be tough next week against Baltimore, but the Giants and Jets could be an easy route for teams in the playoffs and championship.
Others to Consider: Tim Patrick (DEN), Keke Coutee (HOU), Sterling Shepard (NYG), Nelson Agholor (LAS), DenzilMims (NYJ), Breshad Perriman (NYJ), Gabriel Davis (BUF), Allen Lazard (GB).
Logan Thomas-WFT (ESPN-24.9%) (Yahoo-40%)
The Washington Football Team likes to target Thomas, which was prevalent against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Afternoon Football. Thomas brought in nine balls for 98 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. Even outside this performance, he is getting at least four targets each game. Thomas has another tough performance next week against San Francisco, but the Seahawks and Panthers are scheduled for Weeks 15 and 16.
Others to Consider: Jordan Reed (SF), Cole Kmet (CHI), Anthony Firsker (TEN), Dalton Schultz (DAL), Kyle Rudolph (MIN), Jacob Hollister (SEA), Jordan Akins(HOU).