Well Rush Nation, we made it. When the clock strikes 6am tomorrow morning here in the UK, the Fantasy Football Playoffs will begin or have already begun in most leagues. A few of you in 8 team leagues will have another week to play. However, one thing is for certain, we are in the home stretch. And Waiver Wire Week 15 could be the difference between winning a title and not.
So, without further ado, here is the top Waiver Wire Week 15 picks.
Jimmy G has been productive as of late. In his last 7 games he has had one 27 point outing, two 20 point outings and three more around 16 points. It’s thin for QBs under 30% owned. However, he has an amazing schedule coming up for the playoffs and the run game has been decimated with injuries. Worth having as your backup.
Fields has come back from injury a little stronger it seems, and more adapted to the offense. In 2 of his last 3 games, he has topped 18 points and in those games, achieved 45 or more rushing yards. It’s a small sample size. But it’s looking more likely he throws for 200 yards and rushes for north of 40 yards a game. If he gets 2 touchdowns, that a 20pt week. It’s something to have on the bench rather than nothing.
If you read this column last week, you already owned Penny. You might have benefited from his 16-137-2 day on the ground on Sunday. He clearly looks healthy and has won the job as the lead back, with 60-70% of the workload coming his way down the stretch. Whilst this week is tough, he does have the Bears and then Detroit deeper in the fantasy playoffs. Could be a potential league winner for some.
The Waiver Wire Week 15 picks is very thin at Running Back. However, Johnson has opportunity on his side. It’s fair to say he has been extremely wasteful of his opportunities of late. However, he was the second leading receiver for the Jets yesterday. He’s not a great ceiling option. But in a PPR league, with little competition, he’s good for 10-12 PPR points.
Osborn delivered a 3-83-1 on Thursday Night Football. However, he also had 9 targets. He was heavily targeted in Week 14. And, if Thielen is out again, he will be heavily targeted again. He is an automatic flex play if you can nab him. However, I expect he won’t be relevant deeper into the playoffs.
Another one mentioned recently. If you read or listened to the Waiver Wire last week, you cashed in with St. Brown going 8-73 off 12 targets on Sunday. With Detroit showing fight and down on Running Backs, expect St. Brown to have a busy last couple of weeks. Especially with Goff fighting for his NFL Career.
Davis has touchdowns in back to back games. Also, he appears to have vaulted above Emmanuel Sanders in the pecking order. Whether that is because Sanders is hurt, or Davis is making plays remains to be clear. However, you can grab a piece of a highly productive offense for next to nothing in Davis. And I, for one, will be making a trolley dash for him everywhere I can.
Uzomah has had 6 targets in back to back games. Also, he has a great schedule for the fantasy playoffs when it comes to fantasy points given away to Tight Ends. His schedule of Denver, Baltimore and Kansas City ranks as one of the kindest remaining schedules for Tight Ends. Expect Uzomah to keep a minimum of 6 targets during the playoffs. That means, he should be well worth a hold on your bench for COVID or late injuries.
He has been my guy since he has been on the Colts. However, with lots of people dropping him this week due to being on bye, you have a great opportunity to grab a kicker, who kicks indoors, playing against teams who will give him Field Goals opportunities. Go grab him.
I got this horribly wrong in Week 1 when both these teams played. However, given the fact that the Jacksonville defense has not been terrible, they are at home, and they play a rookie Quarterback on a bad team, I don’t feel this is a bad spot for them. Also, the other options under 30% are terrible other than the Jets.
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