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Waiver Wire Pickups Week 14 (After Week 13 Games) 2018

Posted by Houdini on 12/04/18

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ALL PLAYERS LISTED ARE OWNED IN 70% OR LESS OF CBS LEAGUES

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

LAMAR JACKSON – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lamar Jackson is still available in a lot of leagues, and while he does not throw the ball very well, only 125 passing yards this week, his value is with his legs. This week he ran for 75 yards with a touchdown. The benefit to him is scoring as a runner, which he has done three times since taking over the starting job. He should have a good chance to score a lot of points next week as he faces the Chiefs. 

 

NICK MULLENS – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mullens had a career day throwing for 414 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Nick continues to get opportunities in Shanahan’s passing offense. He gets the Broncos this week, which will be a tougher matchup, but the 49ers are usually playing from behind giving him garbage yard chances. 

 

JOSH ALLEN – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Allen had his best game as a pro this week, throwing for 231 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The kicker is that he ran the ball nine times for 135 yards. If he continues to use his legs he will be very viable this week as he faces the Jets. 

 

CASE KEENUM – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Case had another tough outing, throwing for just 151 yards with a touchdown. He will have a better chance next week as the Broncos face off against the 49ers. 

 

RYAN TANNEHILL – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tannehill only threw for 137 yards this week, but he did throw three touchdowns with one interception. Next week he will have to throw a bit more as the Dolphins host the Patriots in Week 14. 

 

DEREK CARR – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Facing the Chiefs last week Carr threw for 285 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. This week he will be home for the Steelers, so it will not be as easy of a week for him, but he could help you in deeper leagues. 

 

MARCUS MARIOTA – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Be aware that Mariota is dealing with a hand injury and may not be able to go this week. If he does, he is going to have a tough matchup against the Jaguars who just shut out Andrew Luck. 

 

CHASE DANIEL – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Trubisky is still day-to-day and if you are in a bind Daniel will be at home and facing the Rams, so he will have to throw the ball a lot if he does start. 

 

MARK SANCHEZ – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Colt McCoy is now lost for the year and Sanchez takes over. This is not a great option, so really only consider him if you are desperate. 

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

JAYLEN SAMUELS – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

James Conner has an ankle injury that will keep him out of Week 14, and that opens the door for Jaylen Samuels to see the biggest increase in touches. He will share the backfield with Stevan Ridley, but he is the more dynamic of the two and better poised for a better fantasy outcome. 

 

JEFF WILSON – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matt Breida is going to miss next week with an ankle injury and that means that Wilson is going to see a big workload this week against the Broncos. He was already sure to get more touches, even if Breida could play, after going off for 61 yards on 15 carries and adding another 73 yards on eight receptions. He has a chance to make an impact for you in the first round of the fantasy playoffs. 

 

JUSTIN JACKSON – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Well, if you waited on grabbing Jackson you are probably kicking yourself after he ran for 63 yards, caught a pass for 19 yards and scored a touchdown last week. He was the much more effective runner compared to Eckler, and he will get another opportunity to show his worth this week as he faces the porous Bengals defense. 

 

THEO RIDDICK – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Riddick saw an uptick with Kerryon Johnson out, and if he misses another game you can grab Riddick and get some decent production. Last week he ran the ball eight times for 32 yards, and caught three passes for 26 yards. It should be a good matchup for him as he faces the Cardinals. 

 

JALEN RICHARD – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Richard had his best game as a runner last week gaining 95 yards on the ground on just six carries. He also caught three passes for 31 yards. He is not getting enough touches to be certain of production, but he has big play ability if you are in a bind. 

 

NYHEIM HINES – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hines only gained five yards on four carries, but as always did his damage as a receiver, catching nine passes for 50 yards. He should be considered in PPR formats if you are a team dealing with injuries. 

 

STEVAN RIDLEY – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

As mentioned with Jaylen Samuels, Ridley is in line to see an increased workload with no James Conner next week. Ridley does not have the wheels to break huge plays, but he does have value around the goal line. He is a much better addition in standard leagues. 

 

REX BURKHEAD – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

It is a crowded backfield for the Pats, so this is more of an insurance grab if you own Sony or James White. If either of them were to get hurt Burkhead would be an immediate RB2.

 

RASHAAD PENNY – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Penny was dropped by a lot of teams, and then he showed his worth by gaining 65 yards on seven carries with a touchdown. There are going to be ups and down, but the Seahawks are invested in him, unfortunately for PPR leagues, not as a receiver.   

 

DAMIEN WILLIAMS – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

Williams was the second dog behind Spencer Ware, but it is clear that the Chiefs will be using both backs as a committee. Williams carried the ball five times for 38 yards and caught two passes for seven yards. If you are in a deeper league he should be considered in this high paced offense. 

 

CHASE EDMUNDS – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a coming out party for Edmunds who scored two touchdowns on five carries and gained 53 yards as a rusher. Just remember that David Johnson is still here, so this is more of a fluke than anything else. 

 

 


WIDE RECEIVERS

 

DANTE PETTIS – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

It is time to believe in Pettis. He is coming off a week where he caught five passes for 129 yards with two scores. Mullens has faith in him and the 49ers are going to be playing from behind. There are not many adds out there that can put up these types of numbers down the stretch. 

 

CURTIS SAMUEL – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Samuel continues to see his role in the Panthers offense increase, and this week he saw a season-high 11 targets, catching six of them for 88 yards, while also running for another eight yards. He is a multi-threat player and has the ability to score. Sorry Funches, you are now probably the fourth best receiving option on the Panthers. 

 

MICHAEL GALLUP – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gallup is starting to find his way with Amari Cooper on the other side and this week he showed just how much he is finding his was catching five passes for 76 yards. Amari will continue to draw the double teams and Dak is finally throwing the ball more, all good news for Gallup.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAUGES

Jameis likes throwing to Humphries and he came through this week with seven catches for 61 yards and a score. The Bucs continue to throw the ball a lot and that means Humphries will have more chances to help your championship run. 

 

ANTHONY MILLER – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Miller scored a touchdown this week but that was his only catch. The key for Miller is the return of Trubisky. If Trubisky comes back it could be a god week for Miller as the Rams come to town.  

 

JOSH DOCTSON – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doctson was off to a good start with Colt McCoy, but that quickly faded with a season-ending injury. Mark Sanchez was inserted and that is not as good news for Doctson. He finished with three receptions for 51 yards this week, and that may be a high number for him with Sanchez. 

 

TAYLOR GABRIEL – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gabriel, like Anthony Miller, needs Trubisky to return. If he does come back this week the Bears are likely to be passing a lot as they face off against the Rams on Sunday night, and that gives Gabriel more upside. 

 

JORDY NELSON – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson had a big week catching 10 of 11 targets for 97 yards. The old Jordy is gone, but the possession Jordy still has some life left in him for the playoffs and he faces the Steelers this week. 

 

TAYWAN TAYLOR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Taylor is coming off a big week where he caught three passes for 104 yards. Adding him would only be advisable if Mariota is able to start this week, otherwise look elsewhere. 

 

OTHER RECEIVERS TO CONSIDER

ANTONIO CALLAWAY – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

ROBBY ANDERSON – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

KENNY STILLS – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

DEVANTE PARKER – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

BRUCE ELLINGTON – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

ZAY JONES – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

 

 


TIGHT ENDS

 

CHRIS HERNDON – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Herndon had a down week with just two catches for 31 yards. The good news is that he was targeted six times, so he should still have chances to help your title drive. 

 

JORDAN THOMAS – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thomas caught three passes for 32 yards this week, and he also found the endzone. There are not a lot of great options out there, but you are better off grabbing a guy in a good offense with the ability to score, and Thomas checks those boxes.

 

LEVINE TOILOLO – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAUGES

This was most likely a fluke as Toilolo caught four passes for 90 yards, but whom else do the Lions have to throw the ball to. It is hard to trust him, but if you are desperate cross your fingers and hope for the best. 

 

JONNU SMITH – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Smith was held in check with just two catches for 29 yards and his value is nothing if Mariota does not play this week. Keep that in mind before running to grab him. 

 

C.J. UZOMAH – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Uzomah finally had a good game with five catches for 33 yards, but the yardage is still not enough to make you feel great about grabbing him. There are not a lot of options and at least he is a part of the offensive gameplan, and with no A.J. Green there is potential.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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