Chances are if you are reading this then you are still alive in your fantasy playoffs and I hope my recommendations such as Dede Westbrook and Jimmy Garoppolo last week helped you win. I do love leftovers, but 15 weeks of leftovers can get old. What doesn’t get old is finding quality players on the waiver wire each week who you can pick up and play or stash to help you win a fantasy championship.
Note: In order to be considered as a Waiver Wire Leftover in this article, the player percentage had to be under 50% owned.
Jonathan Stewart (45 % Owned) vs. GB
Stewart’s name has appeared in this series before and hopefully after last week’s three touchdown performance he will finally get the respect he deserves. Over the last 3 weeks, Stewart has scored five touchdowns and has looked good running between the tackles. Anytime you can find a running back on your waiver wire who has had double-digit carries in 12-of-13 games, he is worth an add.
Dede Westbrook (37% Owned) vs. HOU
Westbrook is in the leftovers article again after a solid game where he posted 81 receiving yards and a touchdown. In his last three games, he has seen 27 targets and reeled in 17 of them. His receiving yards have increased every single game since he got his first start four weeks ago which tells me Blake Bortles is building chemistry with him. If he continues to be this heavily involved in the offense, he is worth an add and a possible start in the flex.
Jimmy Garoppolo (26% Owned) vs. TEN
My quarterback stream of the week proved to be a solid one last week with Garoppolo throwing for 334 yards and one touchdown. In his two starts this season he has averaged 313.5 passing yards a game. Whether you lost Carson Wentz or you want to prevent the owner in your league who lost Wentz from getting him, Jimmy G is a worthy add. Sometimes you have to play dirty in order to win.
Nick Foles (15% Owned) @NYG
So let’s say you had Carson Wentz and for some odd reason the guy you’re playing added Jimmy Garoppolo. This is when you add Nick Foles, who has a solid matchup in Week 15. The New York Giants have allowed the most fantasy points to the quarterback position this season, allowing on average 19.5 points per game. Foles filled in nicely for the Eagles once Wentz went down in the third quarter, passing for 42 yards on 6-of-10 attempts.
Kerwynn Williams (13% Owned) @WAS
As expected Adrian Peterson doesn’t have a timetable to return from the neck injury that has kept him out the last two weeks. Bruce Arians said today he has “no idea” if Peterson will play again this season. Williams has been a reliable running back for fantasy and the Cardinals rushing for 170 yards on 36 carries, which is good for 4.7 yards per carry the last two games. If Williams is the starting running back for the remainder of the season getting about 18 carries a game, he is worth a waiver wire add.