Well Rush Nation, we are now onto Week Fifteen and the Semi Finals of the Fantasy Football Playoffs. Therefore, the Waiver Wire becomes more and more important. I am here to bring you the top Waiver Wire NFL Week 15 adds for this week.
Tua finally exploded onto the Fantasy Football scene with a 300 yard/ 3 Touchdown day against the Chiefs. He finally looks comfortable and getting better every week. He is now a top 15 or 16 QB for the rest of the season as the schedule opens up.
Teddy had a nice day on Sunday with 75% completion percentage and a rushing Touchdown. He didn’t get any passing TDs. However, considering who he had to pass to, and the fact he was playing the Broncos, it’s no surprise they used Mike Davis to finish the good work of the offense. However, with Green Bay on the horizon, this is a game they will be expected to pass more and hopefully have D.J Moore back.
Washington absolutely dominated the touches for Miami. 13 carries and a couple of catches. Whilst the yardage return wasn’t great, the game script stopped the use of the run and Tua was in a groove throwing. Against the Patriots, you need to run the ball effectively (just ask Sean McVey and Cam Akers). Since Washington might be the only Running Back fit on the roster come Sunday, he is worth an own. Watch for Gaskin COVID news other when it comes to using him in a lineup.
Wilson is very much in a timeshare with Mostert. However he did get 12 touches and a score against a very good Washington defense. This week, against the Cowboys, his numbers could and should improve. Half a back in a Kyle Shanahan offense is better than 98% of Running Backs left on the Waiver Wire.
Keke Coutee had a massive opportunity on Sunday. With no Brandin Cooks however, there was no one really to run decoy routes or help to get Coutee open. He’s not a true number 1 WR but a great field stretcher to keep the defense honest. He did score on Sunday despite this. If Brandin Cooks plays next week, Coutee’s value shoots straight up and we can expect more than 3 targets from him.
Agholor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, he is getting a lot of work at the moment. On Sunday he went 5/100/1 and has 20 catches in his last 4 games. Against the Chargers, he will still have an opportunity to shine and he will be a WR3 for the rest of the way in.
Cole Kmet is out-targeting Jimmy Graham at the moment, with 7 targets in his last two games. Graham might have caught the Touchdown on Sunday, however, Kmet is coming along nicely and the Bears are invested in his future. Expect him to have a good time vs Minnesota in Week Fifteen.
Reed is still averaging 5 targets a game over his last four games. It’s been a tough run for Reed and the 49ers. However, things will open up for them, starting in Week Fifteen vs. Dallas. A Jordan Reed day is just around the corner, so keep the faith.
Slye is one of the more accurate kickers in fantasy football and has a very good record away from home and in the elements. His performance won’t dampen at Lambeau Field
I say fire up the Titans for another week. The options on the Waiver Wire below 30% are very slim this week. They are at home, they play a team struggling on offense, and are playing for a playoff berth. That’s pretty good criteria to allow them to hover around the top 12 D/ST mark this week.
Don’t forget, all my Waiver Wire picks are players who are under 30% owned on ESPN so you can be sure the players above are likely to be owned in your leagues.
Listen to the Waiver Wire podcast dropping on Monday’s to ensure you stay up to date with other picks outside of these above and the reasoning behind them.
However, until next week, and the last Waiver Wire column of the regular season (for most of you. I will do a Week Seventeen if possible), don’t forget, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@Murf_NFL)