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, our FDx Scores can change throughout the week as information is updated. For this reason, it is recommended to check back often in the event a player’s status changes. Visit The Fantasy Doctors Analytics for our Top Week 9 Projections. You will not see any adds to a player over 70% ownership in two leagues.
Jacoby Brissett, QB IND (45.8 FDx Score/12.68 Projected Points)
14.5% ownership in ESPN leagues
40% ownership in CBS leagues
13% ownership in Yahoo leagues
After last week’s thrashing by the Jaguars defense, Brissett bounced back nicely with two touchdowns and 233-yards. His one interception was a lucky snare by the defender which ended up costing the Colts the game and probably the season. But, for a guy who is basically a rookie on a new team, he has only four on the year compared to his eight total touchdowns. He does not have a very good schedule coming up, but for a bye-week streamer he will fit just nicely.
Alex Collins, RB SEA (71.21 FDx Score/9.5 Projected Points)
64.9% ownership in ESPN leagues
49% ownership in CBS leagues
41% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Alex Collins has brought his career some life. Floundering in Seattle the Ravens needed a running back and he has looked unstoppable since. He is getting more chances to run the ball, going from 7-9 carries a game to 10-15. He has done the most with them. Last week he broke the 100-yard barrier. His role will always remain limited. He isn’t much of a pass catcher and it seems his goal line work isn’t adequate. Another thing to keep in mind is that Terrance West will be returning soon.
DeAndre Washington, RB OAK (53.88 FDx Score/4.95 Projected Points)
5.0% ownership in ESPN leagues
55% ownership in CBS leagues
46% ownership in Yahoo leagues
DeAndre Washington busted out in the absence of Marshawn Lynch. He scored for the second time in two-weeks, this time through the air. He didn’t get many rushing attempts as the Bills made the Raiders look foolish most of the game. Washington did have a good rushing average as he garnered 26-yards on his six carries. He did have eight receptions for 62-yards. Look for more continuous action from him as Lynch has been missing for most of the season.
Jamison Crowder, WR WAS (74.56 FDx Score/8.2 Projected Points)
20.4% ownership in ESPN leagues
39% ownership in CBS leagues
29% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Jamison Crowder has been asleep for most of the season as he has done almost nothing for six games he has been involved in. Game seven changed all that. He was a typical weapon for the Redskins catching nine balls for 123-yards. His prior three games he caught a total of six passes for 50-yards. Hopefully, he can change things around as he is an important part of the passing game. There are some exploitable matchups down the road.
Travis Benjamin, WR LAC ( Bye Week)
50.6% ownership in ESPN leagues
8% ownership in CBS leagues
38% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Travis Benjamin will always be up and down in his statistical performances, but he is always capable of breaking out several times a season. This makes him an attractive add for streaming and bye week replacements. However, Benjamin himself is on a bye this week. There has been only one game this season where he has not at least caught one pass. He is riding a two-game touchdown streak, and has three games where he has rushing yards. Last week against the Patriots he caught five balls for 64-yards.
Adam Humphries, WR TBY (53.54 FDx Score/3.76 Projected Points)
44.0% ownership in ESPN leagues
7% ownership in CBS leagues
52% ownership in Yahoo leagues
He may be one of the most underrated receivers in PPR leagues. The focus now is on finding players to fill bye weeks, and Humphries six passes in three games and the Buccs have had their bye week. Another aspect to look forward too, is that the NFC South is built for pass exploitation and he has five more games against his division foes. Keep in mind, he isn’t going to explode on any team and hasn’t caught a touchdown, but if you’re in the hunt for reliability, with low ownership, he is game.
Tyler Lockett, WR SEA (58.93 FDx Score/4.63 Projected Points)
15.4% ownership in ESPN leagues
28% ownership in CBS leagues
22% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks had their bye week, since then Tyler Lockett has caught 10 passes for 150-yards. He hasn’t gotten in the end zone this season, but that should open up for him. The Seahawks have almost zero running game and this team is built on passing the ball with Russell Wilson. Lockett should continue to be a receiver the Seahawks can count on.
Jack Doyle, TE IND (87.25 FDx Score/8.64 Projected Points)
10.7% ownership in ESPN leagues
62% ownership in CBS leagues
16% ownership in Yahoo leagues
This will probably the last week Doyle will be available in most leagues. He is one of the few tight ends that is both capable of catching passes downfield and score touchdowns. Doyle is also becoming a favorite target of Jacoby Brissett, mostly because it seems he is the only one catching passes and not dropping them. In two of the past three weeks he has been targeted more than ten times and in those three weeks he has 25 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, the Bengals had no answer, as Doyle was good on 12-121-1. Grab him while you can.
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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).