There have been loads of letdowns and accidents to go round in Week 14 of the NFL season. Each Tuesday, we are going to dive right into a handful of the highest fantasy soccer pickups obtainable that week and why they might be of worth for fantasy homeowners trying to give their groups an additional increase.
Listed here are the highest waiver-wire provides for Week 15 as groups put together for the playoffs:
1. Jake Browning, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
(rostered in 13% of fantasy leagues)
It appears like this yr greater than another has not been form to beginning quarterbacks. With so many prime sign callers shelved with accidents together with Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Kirk Cousins, Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers, Anthony Richardson and Daniel Jones, Browning is a low-risk, high-reward add.
He’s been nothing however environment friendly in all three of his begins (79.3 completion share, six complete touchdowns scored, six sacks taken), and he’s thrown for a mixed 629 yards the final two weeks — each Cincinnati wins. The Bengals belief him sufficient to throw it practically 30 occasions per recreation, and with weapons like Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, he’s at all times a menace to place up huge numbers.
2. Ty Chandler, RB, Minnesota Vikings (rostered in 8% of fantasy leagues)
Not a lot has gone proper for the Vikings this season, and now beginning working again Alexander Mattison is coping with a sprained ankle suffered in Sunday’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Minnesota has a brief week with a matchup towards the Bengals on Saturday, which suggests Chandler may get the beginning in Mattison’s absence.
He carried the ball 12 occasions Sunday and was focused 3 times as a receiver, so 20-plus touches this week isn’t out of the query. Chandler has had double-digit carries in three of the final 4 video games, and with that sort of workload, he may have a giant day towards a Bengals run protection that surrenders the ninth-most yards per recreation.
3A. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (rostered in 19% of fantasy leagues)
3B. Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (rostered in 26% of fantasy leagues)
With Isiah Pacheco nursing a shoulder damage and never practising in any respect final week, the Chiefs may maintain him out another recreation simply to be cautious. In his absence on Sunday, Edwards-Helaire and McKinnon break up carries and mixed for seven targets out of the backfield. Although Edwards-Helaire acquired extra work (11 carries, 39 yards), McKinnon scored the lone landing between the 2.
The Chiefs play the Patriots this week, who featured the No. 3-ranked run protection within the NFL. Edwards-Helaire has extra expertise as a bell-cow working again, so he ought to see the majority of the carries. Nevertheless, McKinnon has worth as a receiver, catching 22 of his 29 targets by way of 11 video games. The excellent news is that if one is already claimed, the opposite may nonetheless be obtainable.
4. Jonathan Mingo, WR, Carolina Panthers (rostered in 2% of fantasy leagues)
Mingo has been focused 19 occasions during the last two video games, and he hasn’t had fewer than six targets since Nov. 5. He’s not placing up the quantity that Adam Thielen is, however Mingo is Carolina’s second-leading receiver in targets, receptions, yards and first downs through catch.
The rookie second-rounder shouldn’t be relied on as a WR1 or WR2 by any means, however he may show helpful if needing to fill a receiver spot in a pinch due to damage. Mingo is value an add as a depth choice down the road and if he retains seeing a excessive quantity of targets, he’s actually acquired upside as a flex begin.
5. Michael Wilson, WR, Arizona Cardinals (rostered in 2% of fantasy leagues)
Though he’s missed a number of video games whereas nursing a shoulder damage, Wilson participated in Monday’s observe and must be on the street to being cleared for Sunday’s matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. High receiver Marquise Brown suffered an damage proper earlier than Arizona’s bye, so if he’s nonetheless banged up, Wilson may see a big workload this week.
Wilson has averaged 4.3 targets and practically 50 yards receiving per recreation when wholesome. He is sensible as an add for groups needing to complement misplaced manufacturing from injured prime WRs like Tank Dell, Keenan Allen or Michael Thomas.