Waiver Wire Targets 2016 Week 14

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal The waiver wire can be your best friend in fantasy football. Especially in times like these where injuries are piling up. That being said, let’s waste no more time and take a look at some players you may want to target on waivers.

Running Back

Kenneth Dixon – Ravens: Dixon has played in at least 20 offensive snaps in each game since Week 7. He has 27 touches combined in the last two weeks and the Ravens continue to show their interest in getting him more involved. He is still the number two behind Terrance West, but could be a valuable asset in PPR formats and could get a large role if West went down with an injury.

Rex Burkhead – Bengals: A week after out-snapping Hill, Burkhead out-produced him in fewer amount of snaps. With Hill struggling (averaging less than 2.0 yards per carry in last two games), the Bengals could give Burkhead some extra touches, making him an interesting add.

Others to consider: Denard Robinson – Jaguars, Mike Gillislee – Bills, Charles Sims - Bucs

Wide Receiver

Malcolm Mitchell– Patriots: Danny Amendola could miss the remainder of the regular season with a high ankle sprain which would open the door for a larger role for Mitchell the rest of the way. As it is, Mitchell has played well in his last three games, catching 17 of his 22 targets for 222 yards and three touchdowns. In Week 11 he played 65 offensive snaps and last week he played 67 offensive snaps. He should see that type of volume down the stretch.

Brandon LaFell – Bengals: LaFell has seen a huge boost in targets over the past three weeks with AJ Green sidelined, averaging 8.3 targets per game. He has played in at least 60 offensive snaps in each of those games. Next week the Bengals face the Browns, putting LaFell in a very good spot. For those needed help at WR in the first round of the playoffs, he could be of great help.

Others to consider: Tyler Lockett – Seahawks, Tyler Boyd – Bengals, Dontrelle Inman – Chargers

Tight End

Ladarius Green – Steelers: Green has been featured in this column in the past, but he remains available in many leagues. He finally had his breakout game in Week 13 against the Giants, catching six of his 11 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown. He is not playing many snaps, but when he is on the field, he is receiving targets, however, he has play more snaps in each of the last two weeks. He possesses plenty of upside and should continue to see an increased role.

Others to consider: Cameron Brate – Bucs, Dennis Pitta - Ravens

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