So Rush Nation, for most of you, tonight marks the end of the Fantasy Football regular season. 2020 has been a wild ride. If you have made the playoffs, congratulations. It’s a real achievement. You should be proud. It’s now time to advance to the next round. If you are still playing in the regular season in Week Fourteen, let’s get you into the playoffs with a plug and play winner off the Waiver Wire.
Remember this column uses ESPN ownership figures to give you the best picks off the Waiver Wire for those with an ownership of under 30%.
So without further ado, here are my Waiver Wire picks for Week Fourteen.
Since Week Six, Philip Rivers has been averaging two touchdowns and 290 yards passing. He has taken advantage in plus matchups and it’s only the Ravens that have stopped him from achieving these numbers in the past few weeks. Expect him to put similar numbers up again this week.
Johnson came in for the injured Frank Gore and was superb in rushing for 104 yards and a Touchdown. He was almost too good as the Jets very nearly ruined their 100% losing record as a result. This week Johnson will likely start and go against the Seattle run defense that, whilst solid, can give up the big play.
Barber’s Yard per Carry Average in his career is just north of 3 (3.5 YPC), however at the end of the day, it is going to be volume that matters. Barber saw 14 carries after the injury to Antonio Gibson, who is likely to miss the majority of the playoffs with turf toe. If McKissic is free in your league, this will free him up further and should be the higher priority. However, Barber will be the starting Running Back for the Football Team moving forward and should be owned.
I was a bit glib talking about Keke Coutee on the DFS pod last week and he made me pay for my words. 8 catches for 141 yards off of 9 targets is quite the role as he found himself open time and time again against a top 3 defense in the NFL. So, he is going to be heavily targeted moving forward and must be owned in all leagues.
Perriman didn’t strike lightning in a bottle in Week 13, with just 1 catch off 4 targets for 22 yards. However, against this historically bad defense, he can easily capitalise against the corners if he is thrown the ball. And if Seattle gets right and puts up points early, the Jets will have no choice but for Perriman to put points up and try to catch-up.
Patrick has become the red zone man in Denver. Whilst he only had 4 catches vs Kansas City on Sunday, he did catch two touchdowns. With Denver not being able to establish the run easily, they can target the weak Carolina Panther corners and get Patrick involved. He will be a bit hit and miss every week, however he is worth putting in if you are trailing in match-ups.
Thomas had a career high day on Monday night, catching all 9 targets for 98 yards and a score. This day has been coming, which is why Thomas has been in the column over 50% of the time this season. So, with McLaurin struggling and with Thomas suiting Smith’s ADoT (Average Depth of Target) range, Thomas has every chance to be a top 12 TE from here on out.
I keep going on about Reed, and he got into the end zone on Monday Night Football. He is in must owned territory and will help you if you don’t have a top 6 or 7 Tight End for the rest of the season. He is a better option than Evan Engram, Zach Ertz, Mike Gesicki and the rest going forward.
Given the fact the Buccaneers schedule really opens up from now and Tyler Bass’ ownership jumped up by 21% this week (people really read this column!) Succop is the best bet going forward for the rest of the season. So, You can set and forget this top 6 kicker here on out.
Mike Glennon is a turnover machine. And the Titans will want revenge after being completely outplayed by the Browns last week. So, expect a lot of sacks, turnovers and pressure on that poor Jags D-Line this week.
That’s it for the Waiver Wire this week. So don’t forget to check out the Waiver Wire Podcast out later today to hear some more picks. Navigate the Waiver Wire well and you will win more games.
However, until next time Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@Murf_NFL)