Week 15 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)

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Week 15 is officially upon us and another round of the injury bug swept through the NFL in Week 14.  Some big names fell victim such as Mike Evans, D.J. Chark, Derrius Guice, and Mark Andrews and these injuries may very well have cost you a win in the playoffs.  Before we get to waivers, see Matthew Betz’s Week 14 Injury Recap for a complete list of injured players and the impact on your fantasy team.

Because of the multitude of new and lingering injury issues, the waiver wire may be your last chance to push through Week 15 and make it to the championship.

Please listen to The Fantasy Footballers Week 15 Waiver Wire episode for a full breakdown and who Andy, Mike, and Jason think you should target.

Percentages owned are based on Yahoo!


Many of us had high hopes for Ryan Fitzpatrick in a juicy matchup against the Jets, but none of us could have foreseen losing DeVante Parker and Albert WilsonIsaiah Ford and Allen Hurns had to step up to the plate, but the loss was of Miami’s power WRs was palpable.  Ford had nine targets, six receptions, and 92 yards and Hurns totaled eight targets for five receptions 68 yards.  It wasn’t a terrible showing, but it also wasn’t a blockbuster, either.  With so many injuries from Week 14, you may need a desperation play against the Giants if Parker and Wilson remain off the field.

While Fitzpatrick disappointed, Ryan Tannehill delivered in a big way.  This may not be the most popular take, but the Corey Davis experiment is over.  He hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 7 in the same game he had a season-high six receptions for 80 yards.  Meanwhile, A.J. Brown is emerging as the WR to own in Tennessee with five receptions on seven targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns.  He will face Houston’s porous defense in Week 15 and is still only 25% owned.

I hope everyone has been listening when I said to pick up Darius Slayton.  Even with Eli Manning back at the helm, Slayton produced on big plays downfield.  The Giants will face Miami then Washington in Weeks 15 and 16.  He is a risky start but his ceiling is tremendously high.

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JAX Dede Westbrook (67% owned)

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TEN A.J. Brown (26% owned)

CHI Anthony Miller (20% owned)
@GB, KC / @MIN

IND Zach Pascal (35% owned)

NYG Darius Slayton (27% owned)

JAX Chris Conley (20% owned)

BUF Cole Beasley (38% owned)
@PIT, @NE, / NYJ

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TB Breshad Perriman (0% owned) / TB Justin Watson (0% owned)

MIA Allen Hurns (1% owned)

MIA Isaiah Ford (0% owned)

ATL Russell Gage (9% owned)
@SF, JAX, / @TB


Josh Jacobs was sidelined last week dealing with a fractured shoulder.  The question loomed of which RB would get the volume in Jacobs’ absence.  DeAndre Washington had big shoes to fill, but showed up admirably with 14 rush attempts for 53 yards and a touchdown and even got involved in the passing game with seven targets, six receptions, and 43 yards.  He also out-touched Jalen Richard 20 to nine.  For now, it appears Washington will be the primary beneficiary of Jacobs’ absence when they face the 29th worst defense against the run in Jacksonville.

If you made it through the first quarter of Monday night’s game without turning it off, you were rewarded with a surprisingly good game in terrible conditions.  I already mentioned the Giants’ Darius Slayton, but we also saw RB Boston Scott burst onto the scene.  Much to the chagrin of Miles Sanders owners, Scott rushed 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown as well as catching six receptions on six yards for 69 yards.  In fact, Scott looked more like a WR at times than a RB and was heavily relied on in crucial plays for the Eagles when the game was on the line.  He is 1% owned and will face Washington and then Dallas in pivotal division games with playoff implications on the line.

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SF Raheem Mostert (51% owned)

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OAK DeAndre Washington (6% owned)

WAS Adrian Peterson (39% owned)

MIA Patrick Laird (20% owned)

PHI Boston Scott (1% owned)


If you are streaming TEs or need help because of injuries, check for Denver’s Noah Fant on the waiver wire.  Rookie QB Drew Lock embarrassingly torched Houston’s defense Sunday.  Fant played the fewest amount of snaps all season, but he hauled in all four targets for 113 yards and a touchdown.  Lock will likely keep looking to his athletic TE in enticing matchups against the 28th and 17th worst defense against TEs in Kansas City and Detroit.

If Greg Olsen remains sidelined in the concussion protocol, Ian Thomas is a sneaky pick up for Weeks 15 and 16 against Seattle and Indianapolis.  The Seahawks are the second-worst against TEs behind only the Arizona Cardinals and the Colts are 20th worst versus the position.

Speaking of the Cardinals, the Browns’ David Njoku is 37% owned and will face them in Week 15.  Be warned, he also faces the vaunted Ravens’ defense for the championship week.

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DEN Noah Fant (28% owned)

TB O.J. Howard (32% owned)

CAR Ian Thomas (1% owned)

BAL Hayden Hurst (1% owned)

CLE David Njoku (37% owned)

Remember to listen to the Week 15 Waiver Wire episode for a detailed breakdown of these players and who you should target.  Also, don’t miss Andy, Mike, and Jason QB and DST streamers to get to the championship and win the #Footclan title.


Richard Joachim says:

Shut up Adam

Adam says:

Why dont you just use their comparison tool? Stop asking dumb questions when the answers are right there for you to access yourself. Experts dont reply to questions like this when you can literally look it up right there

Seth Tenore says:

New England

Robert Faria says:

Thanks for all the advice this year. Need help on the following:
1/2 PPR league:
Tannehill or Mayfield at QB?
AJ Brown or Mostert at flex?
New England or Baltimore at D?

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