The Week 15 Waiver Wire is filled to the brim with potential help this week and throughout the fantasy football playoffs. There are RBs ready to take on more work and WRs garnering an impressive number of targets. Who should you add to help survive and advance? Let’s take a look!
Justin Jackson | RB | LA Chargers
Yahoo – 55%
ESPN – 43%
The production or lack thereof will likely have many fantasy owners hesitant to use add and use Justin Jackson but I am all in on him this assuming Melvin Gordon sits another week. After ontsnapping Jackson 33 to 13, Austin Ekeler left Sunday’s game with a stinger. With the Chargers playing on the Chiefs on a short week it seems unlikely he will play.
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The Chargers were very vanilla on Sunday and looked to be saving stuff for their critical match-up with the Chiefs this week.
You will have to monitor practice reports but this could set up as a monster week for Jackson against a defense that can be ran all over.
Damien Williams | RB | Kansas City Chiefs
Yahoo – 17%
ESPN – 14%
While Spencer Ware eventually returned, he did leave Sunday’s contest with the Baltimore. He has an injured SC joint. With the Chiefs playing on a short week, Williams should be added by RB needy teams.
He was already involved in the Chiefs offense running 8 times for 14 yards and catches 4 balls for 16 yards. More importantly he found the end zone twice on Sunday. If Ware is out, Williams would get a ton of work likely including more touches around the goal line.
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Curtis Samuel | WR | Carolina Panthers
Yahoo – 30%
ESPN – 33%
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It was another strong performance for Curtis Samuel on Sunday. He caught 4 of his 8 targets for 80 yards.
Samuel has become much more involved in this offense being targeted 19 times. The lack of Devin Funchess has really opened things up for Samuel. The return of Torrey Smith did little to impact him either.
If you need WR help the rest of way, add the Carolina WR this week.
DaeSean Hamilton | WR | Denver Broncos
Yahoo – 7%
ESPN – 6%
The loss of Emmanuel Sanders was a huge blow to the Broncos and his fantasy owners. Its seems as though Denver might have found his replacement for the rest of the season. He can be an answer for your fantasy team as well.
He caught 7 of his 9 targets for 47 yards and a TD. Courtland Sutton and Hamilton were the Heir apparent to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders when the season began. The Broncos likely didn’t expect either to be main cogs so quickly but here they are.
Hamilton’s teammate Tim Patrick is also worth a look. He saw 10 targets on Sunday, catch 7 for 85 yards. I believe in the talent and eventual role for the rookie more than I do for Patrick. With the loss to SF, Denver is likely more focused on next season. I expect the young players to get the majority of the work.
Dante Pettis | WR | San Francisco 49ers
Yahoo – 46%
ESPN – 20%
I had some concern about how effective Dante Pettis would be with the return of Marquise Goodwin but the rookie was able to produce. He saw 7 targets, catching 3 for 49 yards and a TD.
This was the third straight week Pettis has seen 7 targets. It was also the third straight week he turned at least one of those targets into a TD, scoring 4 over that span.
While TDs can be flukey, the volume he is seeing is real. If you need WR help over the remainder of the season, he can help.
Yahoo – 7%
ESPN – 26%
The TE position outside of a few names has been an absolute mess this season. Owners looking for help should turn their focus towards the Panthers Ian Thomas. He saw a team high 11 targets on Sunday, catching 9 for 77 yards.
With Greg Olsen done for the season and the Panthers upcoming schedule requiring a ton of passing to keep pace, Thomas will be counted on for production. Add him if you need TE help this week and beyond.