Waiver Wire: Week 14


Waiver Wire: Week 14

Just two weeks until the fantasy playoffs start. The injuries have piled up and teams have surprised us with the usage of some of their players. Either way, we’ve almost made it to the end of the season, and it’s time to make that push for the playoffs. It’s a lighter week for waivers, but there are still some interesting options. Here are my waiver targets for this week.

 

Quarterbacks

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (Rostered: 34% on Yahoo, 36% on ESPN)

As long as Taysom Hill is the starter, he provides top-12 upside at the quarterback position due to his rushing ability. So, unless New Orleans decides to look elsewhere at quarterback, Taysom Hill can be trusted to score plenty of fantasy points.

 

Running Backs

Tevin Coleman, New York Jets (Rostered: 41% on Yahoo, 42% on ESPN)

Tevin Coleman has stepped in as the Jets’ starting running back after Michael Carter suffered a high ankle sprain. Carter was placed on injured reserve and will miss at least one more week of action. Coleman has been getting quite a few touches, 32 over the past two weeks, and is performing as an RB3 or flex for fantasy. He can be trusted to fill in for your fantasy teams if you need help at running back. 


 

Mike Davis, Atlanta Falcons (Rostered: 47% on Yahoo, 50% on ESPN)

Mike Davis lost his starting job to Cordarrelle Patterson early in the season, but Davis has still been involved in the offense, especially the last three weeks where he’s had at least three receptions and six total touches. This is not a heavy workload by any means, but Davis is a solid dart throw for teams that need serious help at running back.

 

Wide Receivers

Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons (Rostered: 34% on Yahoo, 25% on ESPN)

Russell Gage has performed well for fantasy this season as one of the top two targets for the Atlanta Falcons and is coming on strong at the end of the season. This Sunday was a season-best as he finished with 130 yards on 11 receptions. I wouldn’t expect production to this level weekly, but Gage has a safe floor and can be trusted to start for fantasy teams most weeks.

 

Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (Rostered: 21% on Yahoo, 25% on ESPN)

Jamison Crowder and Zach Wilson haven’t clicked for most of the season, but he still gets targeted enough to warrant flex consideration. On top of this, Corey Davis is now out after having core muscle surgery. This leaves standout rookie Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder as the top two options in the receiving game. I like Crowder as a solid flex going forward.

 

Tight Ends

Tyler Conklin, Minnesota Vikings (Rostered: 30%, 34% on ESPN)

Tyler Conklin is usually a touchdown-dependent option, but he saw nine targets on Sunday after Thielen left the game early. The Vikings are on a short week as they play on Thursday, and Adam Thielen was estimated to be a “did not participate” for practice on Monday. Even if Thielen plays, it appears that he’ll be banged up. Conklin is a solid streaming option this week for tight-end needy teams.



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