Waiver Wire Focus: Week 15

This past weekend I punched my friend in the nuts then threw Whataburger ketchup packets at his Sperry’s. Why? Beers.

This weekend I also picked up quality waiver wire pickups in the leagues where I’m out of contention. Why? Beers.

That last answer didn’t make sense, but if you are out of the playoff race, it’s always fun to pick up a stud waiver guy just to screw teams in contention. Well at least that’s how I feel, as I have been successfully been bounced out of contention in most redraft leagues. Thanks, Stafford, for those solid 6 points.

That snowstorm ruined my dreams as I was heavily invested in Staff and Calvin this year. Oh well. That’s how it goes. Whether you’re still in it to win it, or wanting to screw over league mates, here’s who to target on this week’s waiver wire.

Toby Gerhart, Minnesota

The number one overall pick was seen writhing in pain after getting his knee twisted up on Sunday. This was followed by AD owners collectively taking shots of hard liquor. Gerhart came in and filled in admirably. If you lost Peterson, you need Toby. I understand Peterson isn’t human, but in case he can’t go next week, Toby is a nice play against Philly next week.

Marcel Reece, Oakland

Speaking of back up guys filling in nicely, Marcel Reese posted a monster stat (19-123-1) line as he replaced Rashad Jennings with flying colors. Should Reese get the start next week, he’s another viable flex play with tons of upside even with a tough match up with Kansas City.

Montee Ball, Denver

Most likely, Ball is not on your waiver wire, but it’s worth a look. He’s available in 61% of Yahoo leagues, and is getting an equal timeshare with Moreno. Ball has also assumed the goal line nod.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota

Patterson is a poor man’s Percy Harvin. The Vikings can put him anywhere on the field, and his explosive talent takes over. He offers huge upside, as he posted a stat line near his ceiling with just five touches last week (5-141-1).  If you lost Welker, you could do a lot worse as a plug-n-play.

Who to NOT waste your waiver wire claim on…

Da’Rick Rogers, Indianapolis

So, his first reception was this week. Actually, it was his first target. I would not expect anything more than WR6 production from Rogers ROY, and that is not worthy of a roster spot this time of year.

Good luck in round two of the fantasy playoffs, or stealing waiver wire guys from those who actually need them. – Evan Hale, @EHaleYea

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