Each Monday through the season, theScore’s Justin Boone will run down the beneficial waiver wire pickups.

Possession percentages are primarily based on Yahoo leagues. FAAB bids are set off a $100 price range. Solely gamers owned in lower than 60 % of leagues are thought-about.

Fantasy Podcast: Week 14 takeaways, early have a look at waiver wire

Quarterbacks

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Lamar Jackson, Ravens

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. TB 47% $9

It seems Jackson averted a severe ankle harm, which is sweet information since his recreation depends on elusive speeding means. Sadly, that does not imply the rookie will get the beginning now that Joe Flacco is again. The Bucs have given up the third-most fantasy factors to opposing quarterbacks, together with a minimum of 30 speeding yards to Baker Mayfield, Mitch Trubisky, and twice to Cam Newton. Assuming Jackson will get the nod, he’ll as soon as once more be a borderline QB1.

Josh Allen, Payments

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. DET 15% $3

Allen has been placing up comparable numbers to Jackson, with big speeding totals and minimal yardage by the air. A matchup at dwelling in opposition to the Lions is not scary, however they’ve restricted quarterbacks to lower than 20 speeding yards in each recreation this season. That might threaten Allen’s essential technique of manufacturing, including extra danger to an already harmful fantasy gamble. With few high quality passers available on the market this week, Allen’s upside makes him definitely worth the danger as a mid-range QB2.

Different choices: Derek Carr vs. CIN (15 % owned), Nick Mullens vs. SEA (7 % owned), Eli Manning vs. TEN (21 % owned)

Operating Backs

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Damien Williams, Chiefs

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. LAC 16% $100

Williams will get the No. 1 spot on the listing with the likelihood that he may begin for the Chiefs on a brief week. Spencer Ware battled by a shoulder harm on Sunday and we nonetheless have not acquired an replace on his standing for Thursday’s divisional tilt in opposition to the Chargers. If Ware is dominated out or restricted, Williams could be the speedy beneficiary after touching the ball 13 occasions for 38 yards and two scores final week. Even when Ware performs, it is clear that the Chiefs need to get Williams concerned and there will be loads of scoring alternatives on this high-powered offense. If he will get the beginning, Williams shall be an RB2, in comparison with an RB3/flex with Ware within the lineup. Go-catching again Charcandrick West (5 % owned) can be price consideration as a deeper flex play.

Doug Martin, Raiders

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at CIN 52% $49

It is inconceivable to be ok with utilizing Martin in fantasy, however determined homeowners in want of a starter can look his manner. The veteran has scored a landing in three straight video games and has surprisingly been a top-25 fantasy again for the reason that Raiders bye in Week 7. Going through off with the Bengals, who’re permitting essentially the most fantasy factors to operating backs, ought to assist him stay a fringe RB2 for a minimum of yet one more recreation. His teammate Jalen Richard (47 % owned) may even make the most of the matchup, however he tends to have his greatest days when the Raiders are trailing, which could not occur in opposition to a struggling Bengals squad.

Kenneth Dixon, Ravens

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. TB 8% $39

On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh stated he expects Dixon’s function to develop shifting ahead, which is properly deserved since he posted latest stat strains of 13-44-1, 9-43, and 9-80-1 as a part-time participant over the past three weeks. Even along with his elevated utilization, this can stay a three-man committee additionally that includes Gus Edwards and Ty Montgomery (14 % owned). So long as Jackson stays beneath heart, there must be sufficient quantity to go round, however that is not assured. Dixon is certainly price an aggressive bid to see how this works out, simply preserve your expectations in test.

Elijah McGuire, Jets

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. HOU 9% $49

When Isaiah Crowell suffered a foot harm on Sunday, McGuire stepped in to rack up 83 yards from scrimmage on 20 touches. He is more likely to see an analogous workload this week, although the diploma of problem shall be ratcheted up versus the Texans’ sturdy run protection. Ezekiel Elliott and Nick Chubb had been each held in test by Houston on the bottom, however made up the yards as go catchers. Whereas he isn’t of their class, McGuire is a succesful receiver and can see sufficient quantity to raise his numbers by the air, making him a flex play.

Ito Smith, Falcons

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. ARI 25% $39

Smith popped again up for 74 yards this week and has out-touched teammate Tevin Coleman in every of the final two contests. Nevertheless, that may say extra about Coleman’s 2018 efficiency than it does about Smith. The Falcons are nine-point favorites this weekend at dwelling in opposition to the Cardinals, who’re allowing the second most fantasy factors to operating backs. That is sufficient to place Smith again on the flex radar, although he seemingly nonetheless wants a landing to repay.

Different choices: LeGarrette Blount at BUF (48 % owned), Chris Ivory at DET (Four % owned), Rex Burkhead at PIT (22 % owned), Rashaad Penny at SF (32 % owned), Theo Riddick at BUF (54 % owned), Darren Sproles at LAR (5 % owned), Zach Zenner at BUF (1 % owned), Marcus Murphy at DET (Zero % owned), Royce Freeman vs. Browns (46 % owned), Gio Bernard vs. OAK (25 % owned), Nyheim Hines vs. DAL (25 % owned), Chase Edmonds (2 % owned)

Broad Receivers

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Dante Pettis, 49ers

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. SEA 45% $100

Pettis has scored a minimum of one landing in three consecutive video games. That features a 129-yard, two-touchdown efficiency in opposition to the Seahawks in Week 13 – the identical group he’ll be squaring off with Sunday. The second-rounder wasn’t as hyped as among the different draft prospects, however ultimately, he is perhaps the most effective receivers to come back out of this draft. As a late-season breakout star, he’ll be a WR3 with upside the remainder of the best way.

Curtis Samuel, Panthers

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. NO 31% $100

Samuel has an analogous ceiling to Pettis, however he’ll face extra competitors for targets enjoying alongside DJ Moore, Devin Funchess, Christian McCaffrey, and firm. Even with a gifted solid round him, Samuel has hit a minimum of 80 yards in back-to-back weeks and is seeing extra passes than Moore throughout that point. Samuel can be properly forward of Funchess on the depth chart, with the rookie seeing the sector on over 90 % of snaps and Funchess down close to the 40 % vary. If Moore attracts shadow protection from the Saints’ Marcus Lattimore, Samuel may lead the receiving corps as soon as once more.

Chris Conley, Chiefs

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. LAC 15% $39

Conley’s worth is tied to Tyreek Hill’s well being, after the Chiefs’ star receiver performed by wrist and ankle accidents on Sunday. Andy Reid stated he expects Hill to play Thursday night time, which might render Conley a growth or bust WR4, however he is price stashing to see if Hill makes it again on the sector throughout a condensed observe week. Earlier than final week’s powerful bout with the Ravens, Conley had three touchdowns in his earlier two appearances, together with a 74-yard outing.

DaeSean Hamilton, Broncos

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. CLE 6% $39

With Emmanuel Sanders on injured reserve and new No. 1 Courtland Sutton compelled from the Broncos’ final recreation with a thigh harm, Hamilton may discover himself on prime of Denver’s depth chart. He noticed a promising 9 targets in Week 13, leading to seven catches for 47 yards and a landing. Whether or not Sutton fits up or not, Hamilton is a really intriguing fantasy receiver, particularly in PPR codecs.

Dede Westbrook, Jaguars

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. WAS 31% $19

Westbrook was the one member of the Jaguars’ offense to indicate up final Thursday, delivering 88 yards and a rating. This week, he will get to face a group that did not present up for his or her Week 14 recreation both – the Redskins. Westbrook’s talent set appears to mesh with Cody Kessler, who is healthier suited to throw quick to intermediate passes and let his receivers attempt to make performs – one thing Westbrook excels at. With the Redskins wanting like they’ve all however given up on the yr after struggling so many accidents, this a uncommon spot the place the Jaguars’ passing assault has an opportunity to provide.

Different choices: Mike Williams at KC (49 % owned), Keke Coutee at NYJ (34 % owned), Robby Anderson vs. HOU (21 % owned), Kenny Stills at MIN (31 % owned), Jordy Nelson at CIN (39 % owned), John Ross vs. OAK (11 % owned), Zay Jones vs. DET (20 % owned), Antonio Callaway at DEN (14 % owned), Michael Gallup at IND (Eight % owned)

Tight Ends

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Chris Herndon, Jets

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. HOU 15% $9

Herndon is coming off his worst recreation in practically two months, although we are able to chalk that as much as a difficult opponent. Simply don’t overlook that since Week 6, the rookie has put up the ninth most fantasy factors amongst tight ends. And his subsequent opponent – the Texans – are susceptible to the place. Over their final 5 video games, Houston has been hemorrhaging yards and touchdowns to tight ends, together with stat strains of 10-83-1 (Jeff Heuerman), 7-71-1 (Jordan Reed), 2-63-1 (Jonnu Smith), and 4-65-1 (Eric Ebron). Herndon is one of the best streaming choice on the market this week.

Anthony Firkser, Titans

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at NYG 0% $1

Even earlier than Jonnu Smith was positioned on injured reserve, Firkser had been approaching over the past month. He had 40 yards or extra in three of his final 4 video games and is in an offense that likes throwing to their tight ends. In a yr the place tight finish scoring, exterior of the elite few, has devolved right into a random landing or bust proposition, Firkser affords top-10 upside as a streamer.

Different choices: CJ Uzomah vs. OAK (30 % owned), Ian Thomas vs. NO (16 % owned), Gerald Everett vs. PHI (21 % owned)

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