Fantasy Football waiver wire The best options to search for reinforcements in the virtual grid
Week 15 of the NFL and, for most Fantasy leagues, it is the semifinals or the start of a doubleheader final. Congratulations on reaching those instances and the only thing left to do is win, so you have to try to shore up the team because only a few points can be the difference.
So it’s time, like every week, to look for reinforcements on the waiver. After two and a half months of rest weeks, except for a mini-break on Thanksgiving, now all 32 teams are free, so you will have your entire squad at your disposal. This does not mean that you should not look for reinforcements, but rather the opposite, to seek to scratch some spots here and there for injuries, Covid, favorable duels that may end up being the difference.
Cam Akers (RB LAR, 50.4%). The rookie clearly confirmed Thursday that he is the Rams’ top RB, with 194 total yards against the Pats. And that he didn’t score for the first time since week 10. He’s still free in the middle of the leagues and he’s going against the Jets. It is a waiver that your league can win.
DeAndre Washington (RB MIA, 12.2%). Myles Gaskin fell on the Covid list, Breida did not play due to injury, so Washington was the main RB. He didn’t have the best numbers against KC, but there is a game ahead against the Pats, who are much weaker against the race.
J.D. McKissic (RB WSH, 61.9%). He’s more of a receiver than a runner, but without Antonio Gibson he was the Top 20 last round, with 10.6 points. Peyton Barber is more involved with the ground, but relies on scoring, while McKissic swells with receptions. The issue here is that we do not know what Alex Smith has, who did not play the second half.
Phillip Lindsay (RB DEN, 29.8%). Melvin Gordon, who practically did not play in the third quarter, was injured before entering the final against Carolina. If Gordon loses time, Lindsay raises her odds to a RB2 against a flimsy Buffalo defense against the run.
Tony Pollard (RB DAL, 7.4%). Zeke Elliott was in doubt until the last minute against Cincinnati due to a recurring muscle problem, and Pollard could shine if he owns the backfield. At least take it for granted in case you have Zeke … or are looking to hit a home run with this sum at low cost.
T.Y. Hilton (WR IND, 58.1%). 25 and 26.6 points in recent weeks, and he returns to repeat a duel against his ‘client’, who in 17 previous regular season games averages almost 100 yards per game, with 11 touchdowns, and that 25 two weeks ago was in Houston.
Curtis Samuel (WR CAR, 57.9%). 16 points against the Broncos and since week 5 has seven double-digit points games
Chad Hansen (WR HOU, 0.1%). Of the men who have taken the most plays among so many casualties in the receiving corps. 15.1 and 12.6 points the last two weeks and they go back to the Colts. Keke Coutee (18.2%) He is also a good option, although with so much loss he is being the receiver on which the defenses are focused. Of course, against the Colts he had 141 yards two weeks ago.
Patrick Team (WR DEN, 12.0%). There are many hands in Denver, but the best is still Patrick, who, removing the tragedy of the WR-QB against the Saints, has double-digit points in five consecutive weeks.
One of the golden rules of Fantasy: that a QB is good on the virtual field does not mean that he is good on the real field, and the rushing yards and touchdowns are worth 150% and 50% more than the aerial ones.
That is why Jalen Hurts (8.8%) y Taysom Hill (49%) they are attractive options despite not producing with their arms. And both have attractive duels in week 15, against Arizona and against the Chiefs, a poor defense and a game that looks to be of many points.
The issue is: who do I feel? Mahomes, Rodgers, Wilson, Watson, Allen, Kyler, Herbert, and Lamar are immovable, and if you’re still alive, they took you here. Ryan Tannehill against Detroit would prefer him to either of them. Hence, lYou Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady … I’d go with one of these two. Hill first than Hurts.
The most unpredictable position this year, because Travis Kelce is the best by far, Darren Waller is decent, and the rest are a tossup.
So you can exploit favorable duels every week. So far the Jets, Browns, Bears, Bengals and Falcons are the worst in Fantasy against the TEs.
This leaves as options Tyler Higbee (TE LAR, 64%) against New York and with the Rams who have been using more double tight end formations than three receivers for two weeks in a row. Irv Smith (TE MIN, 0.9%) He shone with the loss of Kyle Rudolph and goes against Chicago. And finally, Dallas Goedert (TE PHI, 66.3%) against Arizona, which is doing better this year against the TE, but they are still bad.
One of my favorite strategies, looking to attack the worst teams in the league. Every year passes: if you choose a defense that that week goes against the worst teams in the league, you have a Top 5 defense at the end of the year.
The Jets are are exploitable every week. Also they Cowboys DiNucci, Gilbert and even Dalton, as well as the Jaguars as long as they don’t have Minshew. Now the Bengals join after the Joe Burrow injury. The 49ers They can also be, although they recover injured players, and the Broncos y Ravens if they continue with so many on the Covid list. Many better options than trying to make your defense survive Mahomes …
Unfortunately this week, there are no ‘decent’ defenses against bad teams, as many are already taken, and others would be somewhat desperate.
The Bills (58.7%) at Denver, which has a gun-heavy offense, but Drew Lock sucks against good defenses and is even worse in bad weather.
Browns (29.8%). They’re visiting the desperate Giants, but Daniel Jones is a delivery machine, nearly 1 a game his entire career, and with Myles Garrett in beast mode … there could be points.
And for desperate cases (seriously): el 49ers (50.9%) vs Cowboys (11.1%). Mullens seems to be destined for a blunder every week and it took Cincy to make Dallas look moderately functional without Zack Martin.