NFL Waiver Wire Week 14

NFL Waiver Wire Week 14 2015 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

For once, many fantasy football owners didn’t wake up Monday morning Week 13, to find a bunch of their key players OUT for the season. In previous weeks, fantasy football owners had lost big name players such as SEA Marshawn Lynch, ARI Chris Johnson, SEA TE Jimmy Graham, IND RB Ahmad Bradshaw or DAL QB Tony Romo to name a few –  Therefore, the NFL Waiver Wire Week 14 isn’t loaded with a lot of names to help your fantasy team, but there are some good ones. Good Luck this week


Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 14


JACK Blake Bortles ( vs IND)- Bortles was a “Sit Em’ for me Week 13, and man did he proved me wrong. With WR Allen Hurns OUT, and taking on the Titans in Tennessee, I thought he’d struggle. Instead…he had 322 passing yards and 5 TDs. He has a great schedule going forward- IND-ATL-N.O. and HOU- Bortles is available in 28% of Yahoo leagues

NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick ( vs TENN )- In Week 13, no quarterback threw for more yards than Jets Ryan Fitzpatrick. Only owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues, Fitz is available for many fantasy owners who took it on the chin from other QBs such as Tannehill, Rivers and Cutler (who aren’t helping anyone) In Week 13, the Titans gave up 322 yards and 5 TDs to JACK Blake Bortles

DEN Brock Osweiler (vs OAK)-  As long as QB Osweiler keeps winning …QB P Manning can stay on the sidelines and heal some more. QB Osweiler had a tasty match up Week 13 at San Diego and has another nice one Week 14 vs the Raiders


Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 14


ARI David Johnson (vs MINN )- A Recommended “Waiver Wire pick up Week 13- LINK– Johnson delivered for fantasy football owners who took my advice by rushing for 120 total yards and 1 touchdown-Only owned in 52% of Yahoo leagues

SF Shaun Draughn ( at CHI)- Also A Recommended “Waiver Wire pick up Week 13- LINK– but still only owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues. His week 13 wasn’t stellar…13 rushes for 36 yards but he did have a TD run

DET Theo Riddick- PPR- ( at ST L)- Riddick has quietly been a steady fantasy option for owners this season ( in PPR leagues anyways) averaging 5 catches per game- Riddick also has 3 receiving touchdowns

( if you’re crazy enough to guess) NE James White/ Brandon Bolden (at HOU)-  No one likes to mess with defenses ( and fantasy football owners) more than HC Bill Belichick. Any given week, either one of these guys can be a fantasy star or fantasy dud- I gave up trying to guess the NE backfield a while ago

Deeper Leagues- ARI Kerwynn Williams ( vs MINN)- RB David Johnson is the #1 running back in Arizona ( with Chris Johnson and A Ellington OUT) but HC B Arians will rotate in backs and Williams is the guy. 6 carries for 59 and 1 TD Week 14

Deep League Gamble- GB John Crockett- RBs Eddie Lacy & Alonzo Harris missed the Packers’ team curfew Wednesday night….Lacy was benched and Harris was cut. Lacy is in Mike McCarthy’s “doghouse” and could be dealing with more than a one-week benching. In his place Week 13, Crockett looked fast, eager to play and rushed 5 times for 22 yards in Green Bay’s Week 13 win over the Lions

With HD2HD playoffs locked up for some, this is the time to think about insurance RB HANDCUFFs-

PITT Jordan Todman …backing up RB DeAngelo Williams

NYJ Bilal Powell….handcuffing RB Chris Ivory


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 14


MIA DeVante Parker ( vs NYG )- A Recommended “Waiver Wire pick up Week 13- LINK– With WR Rishard Matthews injured (fractured ribs) the Dolphins’ turned to first-round pick DeVante Parker as a starter Week 13- 63 receiving yards and 1 TD. He also has a great schedule going forward starting with the worst NFL defense vs the pass Week 14- the New York Giants

CAR Ted Ginn Jr- (vs ATL )- Amazingly, WR Ginn is only owned in 36% of Yahoo leagues, despite having 48 targets from QB Cam Newton in the past 6 games, resulting in 35 receptions, a bunch of yards and 3 TDs. His schedule for the rest of the year is tasty….ATL-NYG-ATL then TB

SEA Tyler Locket (at BALT)- Week 13 Waiver Wire included WR Doug Baldwin ( who delivered with 94 receiving yards and 2 TDs) but WR Tyler Lockett shouldn’t be ignored. 15 targets in the past 3 games, 176 receiving yards and 2 TD receptions

CINN  Marvin Jones (at PITT)- With TE Tyler Eifert shelved with an injured neck and no timetable yet for a return, fantasy football owners can revisit interest in WR Marvin Jones who will no doubt benefit from Eifert’s rehab- Jones had 5 receptions Week 13 for 55 yards and 1 TD

SD Malcolm Floyd ( at KC )- Injuries to WRs D Inman and Stevie Johnson Week 13 leaves Malcolm Floyd as the only healthy wide receiver in San Diego- UPDATE: Stevie Johnson has been declared OUT for Week 14

Other Wide Receiver considerations- BALT Chris Givens- NO Brandon Coleman

You should have already picked up SEA Doug Baldwin- PITT Markus Wheaton- Recommended “Waiver Wire pick up Week 13- LINK


Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 14


GB Richard Rodgers ( vs DAL)- Even before his “Hail Mary” 61 yard TD reception which ended the game Week 13 vs Detroit Lame-os…TE Rodgers had 85 receiving yards on 7 receptions. QB Aaron Rodgers will continue to look for TE Rodgers, especially with WR Davante Adams dropping almost every pass thrown his way lately

NYG Will Tye (at MIA)- TE Larry Donnell (neck) hasn’t seen the field since Week 8, so TE Tye has filled in for him. If you saw the game Week 13, you saw that Tye has some pretty good hands, hauling in 3 receptions for 70 yards- He has 25 targets from QB Eli Manning in the past 4 games

TB Austin Seferian-Jenkin (vs N.O.)- In his game back from injury Week 13, Seferian-Jenkin was quickly targeted by QB J Winston 6 times. He has a delicious match up Week 14 vs the Saints- Only owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues

Deep leagues- SEA Luke Willson (at MIA)- The Seahawks are without TE Jimmy Graham (knee) OUT for the season, but that doesn’t mean they are without a good tight end. In 2014, Willson had 362 receiving yards and 3 TD receptions