Week 15: Waiver Wire Adds – by Tyler Belawske

At this point of the season and playoffs, you are stacking up on depth and trying to advance to the round of the playoffs!

Here is my selection of players that you will want to look at this week to add to your team:

Add ‘Em

QB – Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills – ESPN 16.9% owned

Is he the next Michael Vick? Probably not, but he does love to run the ball. Last week against the New York Jets he had 101 rushing yards and a touchdown on top of 206 passing yards.

This week he faces off against the Detroit Lions. Whether you start him or not it’s not a bad idea to pick up as a backup quarterback in case your starter goes down. 

FAAB: 5-10%

Honorable Mentions:

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys – ESPN 53.8% owned

 

RB – Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs – ESPN 14% owned

With Spencer Ware not producing the way people thought he would with Kareem Hunt no longer on the team, Williams wouldn’t be a bad pick up. Williams had two touchdowns last week versus the Baltimore Ravens.

He didn’t have a lot of yards, but the touchdowns are something to look at if you are dealing with injuries during the playoffs. If you have Ware, pick up Williams as a backup. 

FAAB: 10-20%

Honorable Mentions:

Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers ESPN 43.1% owned

De’Angelo Henderson, New York Jets – ESPN 0% owned

 

WR – Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers – ESPN 47.5% owned

If you haven’t picked him up yet do so NOW! He is the clear cut number two receiver in Green Bay. He’s back and performing after two weeks out with an injury. Last week against the Atlanta Falcons he had 5 catches, 43 yards, and a touchdown.

The next two weeks of the playoffs look great for Cobb and his matchups – Week 15 Chicago Bears and Week 16 (Championship week) the New York Jets. He is a great receiver to put in your flex position from here on out. 

Cobb
Photo: Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press

FAAB: 20-30%

Honorable Mentions:

DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos – ESPN 5.6% owned

Robby Anderson, New York Jets – ESPN 14.7% owned

Marcell Ateman, Oakland Raiders – ESPN 0.4% owned

 

TE – Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles – ESPN 2.2% owned

If you watched the Eagles vs the Dallas Cowboys it seems like Goedert was all over the field. He did end up with 4 catches, 44 yards, and 1 touchdown. Not bad for the backup tight end.

His remaining schedule for the playoffs is the LA Rams and Houston Texans. Tight ends are hard to come by unless you have one of the top 5 (and that changes weekly), Goedert may be a good spot filler/boom play for you. 

FAAB: 5-10%

Honorable Mentions:

Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers – ESPN 25.5% owned

Chris Herndon, New York Jets – ESPN 15.8% owned

 

Drop ‘Em

Here are some guys who aren’t going to help you win your next game: 

QB – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

But wait he has three 20+ games in a row? True, but his next two games are against the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. Two of the best defenses in the league. It’s also not out of the realm of possibility that Tampa Bay go back to Ryan Fitzpatrick to figure out what direction they want to go in for next season if they fail to secure a wild-card spot. Dump Winston now, he won’t be winning you fantasy titles.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) has words with center Ryan Jensen (66) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
Photo: AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio

Chris Conley, Kansas City, WR

With the addition of Kelvin Benjamin for their playoff push, Conley can be dropped after having just one fantasy relevant game this season. I doubt you’ll play him in the next two weeks which means Conley is a guy you can go ahead and drop. 

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins, TE

He left last weeks game against the New York Giants with another injury. This time it was a foot injury. Not only does he deal with injuries he is also dealing with a quarterback carousel. Drop him like a bad habit.

 

By Tyler Belawske @TylerBelawske

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