Fantasy Football 2013: Week 15 Waiver Wire Receivers
Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 15 in Fantasy Football
December 10, 2013
Fantasy owners still hanging on in their leagues’ playoffs experienced a rash of injuries and unexpectedly lousy play in Week 14. That means the weekly rush to the waiver wire will be that much more intense this week, so you’ll want to get all the information you can before making a decision. With that in mind, let’s check out some of the trending names at the WR and TE positions so that we can see who might be a good fit for your roster.
Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Where the heck did this guy come from? Rogers burst onto the scene in Week 14 with a team-high nine targets in the Colts’ loss to the Bengals. He made good use of the looks, posting six catches for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
We’re not sure where Rogers will go from here, but he’s worked his way up from the practice squad and has found favor with the Colts coaching staff. He’s a deeper-league add with sleeper potential.
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Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders: Streater wrecked the Jets secondary in Week 14, tallying 130 yards and a touchdown on seven grabs in a career effort. The breakout wasn’t completely unexpected: he’s posted at least nine fantasy points in four of the last six weeks.
All of that considered, Streater doesn’t have a very good matchup in Week 15, which puts a damper on his value. The Chiefs will be coming to town.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Denver Broncos: After the injury to Wes Welker in Week 14, Tamme jumped right into the slot and was very effective. He managed four grabs for 47 yards, but the big story here is Welker. He suffered a concussion, which means he almost certainly won’t be ready for Thursday’s game against the Chargers. Tamme should see more slot work in his absence, and may get a significant number of opportunities to put up stats.
Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: In his first game back from a hip injury, we figured Pitta might catch a ball or two and finish with modest numbers against the Vikings. He outperformed our expectations, however, coming up with six grabs for 48 yards and a TD.
The most telling statistic was Pitta’s 11 targets, which was tied for a team-high. It’s clear QB Joe Flacco is glad to have him back, and with the Ravens in the thick of the playoff race and playing hard, that’s great news for fantasy owners.
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans: Graham played all the way back on Thursday of last week, so he may have faded from the memory of many fantasy owners. He came up with eight catches for 73 yards and a touchdown against Jacksonville, which snapped a two-game slump for him.
Graham and company will be in Indianapolis this weekend, and though it’s tough telling what the offense will look like under the lame-duck coaching regime, he’s not a bad add if you’re in need of a TE.
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