Fantasy Football 2015: Week 14 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 14 Waiver Wire Trends and Matchup Plays
December 9, 2015
It’s almost time for fantasy football Week 14, as the NFL will be picking up again tomorrow. That makes today a good opportunity to check out some of the notable waiver wire pickups and matchup plays in the upcoming games. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if any of the trending names will work in your seasonal or daily leagues.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Don’t look now, but the Seahawks finally have a potent passing game. Locket has been a big beneficiary of the recent surge through the air in Seattle, posting 17.3 fantasy points against the Niners and 9.7 last week in Minnesota.
Lockett and the gang get a very nice matchup this weekend against Baltimore, and the Ravens have given up the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers in the league this year.
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Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Winston is looking like a great streaming QB option this week, as he’s coming in with a nice run under his belt. He’s scored fewer than 15 fantasy points just once in the last seven weeks (and he got 14.86 in that one).
Winston gets an excellent matchup this weekend against the horrible Saints secondary. We’ll likely see another multiple-pass-TD game out of him.
Shaun Draughn, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Draughn is still unowned in just under half of the fantasy leagues out there, and it’s time you gave him a look. He’s coming off a 14.6-point performance in Chicago, logging 13 rushes for 36 yards and a score with five grabs for 50 yards.
Draughn should continue to get plenty of work heading into a nice matchup against the Browns. Cleveland has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Tennessee Titans: Green-Beckham has made some noise on the waiver wire this week, following a stellar 119-yard performance against the Jags on five catches, yielding a touchdown.
Green-Beckham has at least five targets in four of the last five weeks, and he’s always a big-play threat. He gets to go against an awful Jets secondary this weekend.
New York Giants Defense: Let’s finish up on the defensive side of the ball and take a look at the Giants. They’ve been up and down so far this year, but are coming out of a nice 11-point fantasy effort against the Jets. They put up three sacks and a fumble recovery in that one.
The Giants look like a pretty good play for those of us who are streaming defenses in fantasy. They’ll get the Dolphins on Monday night, and Miami isn’t scaring anyone on offense.
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