Waiver Wire Targets 2018 Week 15
Hopefully you have made it this far and survived your first round of your fantasy post season. As I have done throughout the season, I will point out some players that could help your team and/or be serviceable if you need the help. Below I will go over some players who fit that category and are still likely available in your leagues.
Derek Carr – Raiders: Carr has put together two consecutive solid starts and now draws a very good matchup against the 27th ranked Bengals defense in DVOA against the pass. In his last two games, Carr has tossed at least two touchdown passes and has thrown for over 280 yards, while scoring over 20 fantasy points in each of those contest. If you are in need of help at quarterback this week, he is in a good spot and is playing well.
Others to consider: Josh Allen - Bills
Justin Jackson – Chargers: Austin Ekeler went down in Week 14 with a neck injury and a possible concussion. He is listed as doubtful for Week 15 and he is not trending in the right direction. Melvin Gordon is questionable with his MCL injury that has kept him on the sidelines the last two games, and the team is not optimistic about his availability for Week 15. This could put Jackson in a spot to receive the bulk of the carries against a very soft Chiefs run defense. If he is still available in your leagues, consider him a priority this week and a must add in all formats.
Kenneth Dixon – Ravens: Dixon has nine touches in each of his last two games and the team said that they plan on increasing his role moving forwards. He found the end zone last game and totaled 80 yards, and thus far has been very efficient in the limited opportunity since being activated from the injured reserve, averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Depth is always good, especially at this point in the season, so even if he does not make your starting lineup, he can be considered a solid add.
Others to consider: Damien Williams – Chiefs, Elijah McGuire - Jets
Dante Pettis – 49ers: Pettis has been on fire in recent weeks with at least one touchdown reception in three straight games. Throughout that stretch, he has seven targets in every game and has caught at least three passes in each game. Even though the matchups are not great in the upcoming weeks, he is still someone that can help some fantasy owners down the stretch considering his role in the offense and the upside he is flashing.
DaeSean Hamilton – Broncos: Hamilton saw nine targets last week as the Broncos WR2/slot receiver with Emmanuel Sanders on the shelf. He turned that into seven receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. In PPR formats, he could be useful to fantasy owners who are in need of help at the wide receiver position (like I am in my home league) down the stretch. The Broncos face the Raiders in Week 16, which is when most fantasy leagues are in the Championship round.
Others to consider: Bruce Ellington – Lions, Antonio Callaway – Browns, Zay Jones – Bills, Chris Conley – Chiefs
Vernon Davis - Redskins: The Redskins are considering shutting down Jordan Reed for the season as he battles a sprained toe. This could move Davis into the starting lineup and an increased role down the stretch. He has been efficient and productive in this situation before, so it would not be at all surprising to see him be a reliable tight end the rest of the way.
Others to consider: Ian Thomas – Panthers
For any questions, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine @Armando_Marsal. Best of luck to all.