Waiver Wire Targets Week 15 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal If you survived the first round of the playoffs and have moved on, congratulations. Injuries continue to be a big factor for fantasy owners, especially this past week with some notable players going down. If you are dealing with injuries and need help, the waiver wire is the way to go at this point in the season, so let’s take a look at some of this week’s top waiver wire targets.


Nick Foles – Eagles: Carson Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14 and is out for the remainder of the season. Foles will start in his place and gets a nice matchup this week against a Giants defense that is yielding the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. The Eagles also have games against Oakland and Dallas, both of which are below average pass defenses. While Foles is no Wentz, he does have plenty of weapons on this offense and has displayed the ability to be a solid quarterback. If you owned Wentz, Foles could be of huge help in the fantasy playoffs.

Others to consider: Jimmy Garoppolo – 49ers, Blake Bortles – Jaguars

Running Back

Kerwynn Williams – Cardinals: Adrian Peterson has missed the last two games with a neck injury and at this time it does not appear that he will be back any time soon. Williams has filled in for Peterson and has a combined of 36 rush attempts in his last two games, totaling 170 rushing yards. He should continue to carry the workload for the Cardinals and draws a nice matchup in Week 15 against the Redskins who are allowing 128 rushing yards per game in their last seven games and have surrendered seven rushing touchdowns during that span.

Jonathan Stewart - Panthers: I have my concerns with Stewart because he does have a low floor, but his recent production cannot be ignored. He has rushed for 100+ yards in two of his last four games and has scored five touchdowns during that stretch. The Panthers play against the Packers in Week 15, a defense that is allowing over 100 rushing yards per game and have surrendered 11 total touchdowns to running backs this season.

Others to consider: Mike Davis – Seahawks, Rex Burkhead – Patriots, Giovani Bernard – Bengals, Theo Riddick - Lions

Wide Receiver

Dede Westbrook – Jaguars: Westbrook scored his first NFL touchdown last week and has become a high volume receiver. He has been peppered with 33 targets in his last four games, catching 20 of those targets for 235 yards and one touchdown. The Jaguars get favorable matchups against the Texans and 49ers in the upcoming weeks, so Westbrook should continue to produce solid numbers for fantasy owners. He is owned in just 15.8 percent of ESPN leagues at this time and that is just too low.

Marquise Goodwin – 49ers: Goodwin remains available in 59 percent of ESPN leagues and that should not be the case. He has topped 16 fantasy points in three of his last four game (PPR formats) and has clearly become Garoppolo’s go-to receiver with 20 targets in the last two games. The 49ers face off against the Titans in Week 15, which is a favorable matchup for Goodwin as they are yielding over 30 fantasy points per game to opposing wide outs.

Others to consider: Mohamed Sanu – Falcons, Mike Wallace – Ravens, Randall Cobb - Packers

Tight End

Ricky Seals-Jones – Cardinals: Seals-Jones had a down game this week, but did see 12 percent of Blaine Gabbert’s pass attempts. If you are in need of a tight end, Seals-Jones draws a favorable matchup this week against the Redskins who are giving up the third most fantasy points per game to tight ends and have surrendered a touchdown in five of their last six games.

Others to consider: Vernon Davis – Redskins

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