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 near bye-weeks and an increasing list of injuries.
Jared Goff-QB-LAR (ESPN-37.5%) (Yahoo-63%)
Goff is a name to consider, especially if you have hit the well with the likes of Carson Wentz or Daniel Jones. Neither hasbeen spectacular, and Goff is sitting as the 10th best fantasy quarterback in the land. Wentz is 13th, and Jones is 26th. Goff has been a top-12 quarterback in Week 2 and 3. Finishing fifth last week. He would be a lot higher if it wasn’t for the slow start in Week 1.
Others to Consider: Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA), Justin Herbert(LAC)
Myles Gaskin-RB-MIA (ESPN-45.9%) (Yahoo-47%)
Gaskin was listed in “My Others to Consider” last week and is full-frontal this week. He may be not around, but in many leagues, he could be. He is the starting running back for Miami as he has replaced Jordan Howard after two weeks. He will be used in a bell-cow role, but keep in mind that Howard will take goal-line carries away, and Matt Breida will steal some volume. Also, this may be the last week you can get him.
Carlos Hyde-RB-SEA (ESPN-9.9%) (Yahoo-19%)
Chris Carson is suffering from a knee sprain, and Hyde is the next man up. Hyde had over 1,000 yards last season in Houston,so he is a capable running back. Hyde won’t be as consistent as Carson, but you can count on him for solid fantasy points until Carson returns. He is a must for all Carson owners.
Anthony McFarland-RB-PIT (ESPN-1.9%) (Yahoo-1%)
James Conner has never been a picture of good health. Therefore, it stands to reason to bring in his hand-cuff. The question looms is it, Benny Snell or McFarland? After watching him in action for the first time, my money is on McFarland as the better option. He rushed for 42 yards on six attempts while Snell brought in 11 yards on his seven carries.
Others to Consider: Jeff Wilson (SF), Rex Burkhead (NE), Darrynton Evans (TEN)
Corey Davis-WR-TEN (ESPN-47.2%) (Yahoo-49%)
Davis is another player I had offered up as someone to grab last week. He has been excellent in place of AJ Brown, posting double-digit points in his first three games. He is currently a WR2 in PPR leagues. Davis will continue to get volume and is explosive with the ball in his hand. Also, Ryan Tannehillcontinues to prove why he was suffering in Miami. Keep in mind that this may be the last week you can get him.
Allen Lazard-WR-GB (ESPN-36.3%) (Yahoo-49%)
Lazard was on my “Others to Consider” list last week, and the Packers will need a wide receiver as long as Devante Adams is hurting. Lazard is someone that can at least be a body with a quarterback who is tearing up the league right now. Lazard brought in 150 yards and a score last week, and Aaron Rodgerstrusts him. Keep in mind Adams may be back this week, but Lazard is someone nice to have in case of emergency and is the ninth wide receiver in PPR leagues.
Justin Jefferson-WR-MIN (ESPN-33.8%) (Yahoo-31%)
The rookie exploded on the scene with seven receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown. He has been touted as many to be the wide receiver capable of establishing solid fantasy points in Year 1. Jefferson is undoubtedly the number two pass-catcher next to Adam Thielen. He will be relied on as the year progresses. Grab him now and play him when necessary.
Greg Ward-WR-PHI (ESPN-0.3%) (Yahoo-1%)
Many didn’t take Ward seriously entering the season. He was behind DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, and Alshon Jefferywhen he returns. The offense doesn’t even like wide receivers much as both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert get much of the action at tight end. However, Ward led the team in receiving last week with 8-72-1. He is the second-leading receiver on the Eagles with 14 receptions for 108 yards on 19 targets.
Others to Consider: Tee Higgins (CIN), Braxton Berrios(NYJ), Brandon Aiyuk (SF), Gabriel Davis (BUF).
Mo Alie-Cox-TE-IND (ESPN-8.5%) (Yahoo-10%)
It’s not every week I will nominate Alie-Cox as someone to pick-up, but now I will make it two-weeks in-a-row. Last week he made my “Others to Consider” list after a dominating performance without Jack Doyle. Last week against the New York Jets, he was dominating with Doyle. He had three receptions for 50 yards and a score after a 5-111 against Minnesota. The Colts use 12-personnel, so he should continue to see the field.
Others to Consider: Eric Ebron (PIT), Jimmy Graham (CHI), Dalton Schultz (DAL), Drew Sample (CIN).
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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).