Waiver Wire: Week 14
NOTE: Players mentioned will be owned in 40% or less of ESPN leagues. MUST ADD will be a recommended add in all leagues. MAYBE ADD is for those in 12 team leagues or deeper. DEEP ADD is for those in 14+ team leagues.
No QB’s this week, but if Aaron Rodgers was dropped in your league and you don’t have Brady, Wentz or Wilson for your playoff run…make sure you make Rodgers your top priority this week.
Mike Davis (Seattle Seahawks) – 2.9% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Davis got the start Sunday night and wound up leading the backfield in snaps and touches, totaling 101 yards on 16 carries and 4 receptions. He was solid, if unspectacular, but this was certainly the best game for a Seahawk RB since Chris Carson’s week 2 performance. Carson will probably be back this season, but probably not until week 17 at the earliest, so this should be Davis’s backfield for the rest of the fantasy season.
Peyton Barber (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – 1.5% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Barber got the start on Sunday with Doug Martin out, and proceeded to put together the best game of any Bucs RB this season by a wide margin both on the ground and in the passing game. It’s unclear if Martin will return this week, bet either way, the Bucs may want to continue with Barber as their lead back given how bad Martin has been his past 16 NFL games and the fact they are out of the playoff race.
Kerwyn Williams (Arizona Cardinals) – 5.4% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
With Adrian Peterson dealing with a neck injury, the former week 2 waiver wire dud Williams exploded for 97 yards on 16 carries on Sunday. He’s still hard to recommend as anything more than a flex option if Peterson sits, but the Cardinals are out of the playoff hunt and a neck injury for a 32-year-old RB could potentially be season ending, so Williams is worth a flier in most 12 team leagues.
Tion Green (Detroit Lions) – 0% OWNED – DEEP ADD
I’ll be honest, I had never heard of Tion Green until yesterday, and apparently neither had ESPN as he isn’t even in their player database yet. I imagine they will add him before waivers process for most leagues Wednesday morning, but even still, he is only for those in deep leagues in need of an RB3/flex for week 14 if Ameeer Abdullah sits again.
Marquise Goodwin (San Francisco 49ers) – 15.2% OWNED – MUST ADD
Finally playing with a legitimate NFL QB, Goodwin showed he is more than just a deep threat receiver on Sunday, catching balls at every level. He’s now had fantasy value in all but 3 games since week 2, and has been productive for 4 straight weeks now. He’s definitely a WR3 the next 2 weeks at least, before running into Jacksonville in week 16.
Dede Westbrook (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 10.5% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Since being activated 3 weeks ago, Westbrook has seen 6, 10 and 9 targets respectively and should continue to see similar usage even when/if Allen Hurns returns. Even with Blake Bortles continuing to act as game manager, Westbrooks run after the catch ability enables him to rack up yardage on short to intermediate routes. He also has solid match ups the next 3 weeks and is safe to trust as a WR3/flex option.
Dontrelle Inman (Chicago Bears) – 6.2% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Inman only saw 2 targets this past Sunday, but we can chalk that up to the Bears super conservative game plan that saw Mitch Trubisky throw the ball just 15 times. They will probably have to throw it more the next few weeks, so Inman should be back on the flex radar in PPR formats.
Ricky Seals-Jones (Arizona Cardinals) – 21.9% – MAYBE ADD
RSJ was once again a clear part of the Cardinals red zone offense on Sunday, and while he didn’t score, he was targeted in the end zone and is become a legitimate streaming option for those in need of tight end help. He has some nice match ups coming up, including one against the Giants in week 16.
David Njoku (Cleveland Browns) – 7.4% – MAYBE ADD
Njoku is finally seeing an uptick in snaps the past 2 weeks, and its shown in the box score with him catching 8 balls for 121 yards and a TD over those 2 games. While he’s still hard to trust given the Browns shaky passing attack, he is on the streaming radar for those desperate at the position down the stretch.