NFL Waiver Wire Week 15

NFL Waiver Wire Week 15


NFL Waiver Wire Week 15 2015 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

In Week 13, fantasy football owners didn’t wake up Monday morning, to find a bunch of their key players OUT for the season. Unfortunately we can’t say the same for Week 14-  On this Monday morning we found out that CINN QB Andy Dalton is likely OUT for the season. Similar bad news for SEA RB Thomas Rawls and CLEV WR Brian Hartline. We also don’t know how bad JACK RB TJ Yeldon is, NE RB LeGarrett Blount, TB WR Vincent Jackson, CINN TE Tyler Eifert or CAR RB Jonathon Stewart. Hopefully our NFL Waiver Wire Week 15 will help your fantasy football team of with names of available fantasy players on your waiver wire. Good Luck this week


Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 15

NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at DAL )- QBs Fitzpatrick and HOU QB B Hoyer are two NFL quarterbacks who can put decent numbers for fantasy football owners, and yet are usually available in about 75% of fantasy leagues. Not a great match up Week 15, but Fitz has weapons and is usually match up proof. Only owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues

HOU Brian Hoyer/ T.J. Yates ( at IND)- QB B Hoyer sustained a concussion in the 4th qtr of the game Week 14, so fantasy football owners need to monitor the QB situation all week to see who will start Week 15. The Colts are #26 worst vs the pass

KC Alex Smith ( at BALT )- If you lost CINN QB Andy Dalton, you may be scrambling this week for a replacement. QB Smith should have had a nice stat line Week 14, but ended with only 191 yards- 1 TD and 1 INT. Although he isn’t ideal for the playoffs, he does have a desirable match up Week 15 at Baltimore

QB A.J. McCarron (at SF )-  With QB A Dalton OUT for the season after sustaining a broken thumb in Week 14, McCarron came in and completed 22/32 passes for 280 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs in the Bengals’ Week 14 loss to the Steelers

 Deep League Options: DAL Matt Cassel ( vs NYJ)…..STL Case Keenum ( vs TB)…..BALT Matt Schaub/ Ryan Mallett (vs KC)


Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 15


 JACK Denard Robinson ( vs ATL)– Since we don’t know exactly who is going to be the lead man in Seattle, I like the #1 RB NFL Waiver Wire Week 15 to be RB Denard Robinson. RB T.J. Yeldon suffered a knee sprain against the Colts, the severity of which is still unknown. Finishing up in Week 15, Robinson ended the day with 87 total yards and 1 TD

N.O. Tim Hightower ( vs DET)- Well, we know the #1 back in New Orleans isn’t RB CJ Spiller (figures)- RB Hightower had 29 touches to Spiller’s six Week 15 and faces the Lions Week 15

SEA RBs Bryce Brown/ Christine Michael ( vs CLEV )- The loss of RB Thomas Rawls was huge for some fantasy football owners (OUT for the season) especially since the match up is so tasty Week 15 vs CLEV, who are next to last in the NFL vs the run. The Saints situation Week 14 showed us that it’s tough to predict who will be the lead back going forward-  UPDATE: There are reports that Bryce Brown and C-Mike will “share carries,” with Fred Jackson “coming in on third down.” Hopefully we’ll know more by Friday

CAR Cameron Artis-Payne ( at NYG)- The Panthers announced a week ago that they wouldn’t sit players Week 14, an for the most part they didn’t. RB Jonathon Stewart has been ruled OUT for Week 15. Fozzy Whitaker is said to get split carries, and may even start. Like the RB situation is Seattle, hopefully we’ll know more by Friday

NE James White/ Brandon Bolden (at HOU)- RB LeGarrette Blount left Sunday night’s Week 14 game against the Texans with a hip injury but walked off under his own power. We will know more of the severity of his injury later this week

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- Recommended Week 14 Waiver Wire handcuff  Week 14- LINK– ended Week 14 with 82 total yards and 1 TD


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 15

N.O. Willie Snead ( vs DET)- Likely dropped in Week 12 due to an injury to his calf which sidelined him the rest of Week 12 and all of Week 13. Snead returned Week 14 and had 8 targets from QB D Brees for 122 receiving yards- Only owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues

SD Malcolm Floyd ( vs MIA )- Injuries to WRs D Inman and Stevie Johnson Week 13 leaves Malcolm Floyd as the only healthy wide receiver in San Diego- In Week 14 WR M Floyd had 9 targets from QB P Rivers- Only owned in 12% of Yahoo leagues

CINN  Marvin Jones (at SF)- QB AJ McCarron is now the quarterback in Cincinnati ( Dalton OUT for the season)- and Jones ended Week 14 with 8 targets- Only owned in 28% of Yahoo leagues

Other Deep League Wide Receiver considerations- CLEV Terrell Pryor….HOU Nate Washington….BUFF Robert Woods….TB Donteea Dye/Adam Humphries….deep deep Leagues KC Albert Wilson

You should have already picked up CAR Ted Ginn Jr & SEA Doug Baldwin Recommended “Waiver Wire pick up Week 13- LINK


Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 15

CHI Zach Miller ( at MINN)- TE Martellus Bennett is OUT for the season, and CHI QB Jay Cutler always likes to hit his tight ends, which is Zach Miller now. Week 14, 5 catches for 85 yards and 1 TD- Only owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues

PHIL Zach Ertz (vs ARI)-Ertz caught the longest pass of his career in the fourth quarter, a 41-yard catch-and-run that set up the Eagles’ game-winning field goal. He ended the week with 5 catches for 98 yards and is only owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues

TB Austin Seferian-Jenkins (at STL)- WR Vincent Jackson is now OUT for several weeks, so Seferian-Jenkins now has a new big role in the Bucs offense. He reeled in 3/6 targets for 31 yards in the Buccaneers’ Week 14 loss to the Saints

Deeper league Addition: DET Eric Ebron ( at N.O.)- TE Brandon Pettigrew likely has a season-ending knee injury, so the disappointing TE Ebron could have an expanded role going forward. Only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues