Fantasy Football 2014: Week 15 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 15 Waiver Wire Trends
December 9, 2014
We’re heading into Week 15 in the NFL, and that means it’s time for the second week of the fantasy playoffs in many leagues. Many big-name players didn’t come through last week, which could leave owners desperately searching for replacements as they attempt to bounce back toward a championship. With that in mind, let’s look at the current waiver wire trends out there who could provide a much-needed boost to your team.
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals: The surprise of the week was the Cardinals’ Williams, who was just inked off the practice squad a few days ago. In his first game, he rushed 19 times for 100 yards, outperforming Stepfan Taylor, who was expected to get most of the work in Andre Ellington’s absence.
Williams gets a quick turnaround this week, and the team will see if he can duplicate that big performance against the Rams. Who knows if he can or not, but he’s a must-add right now in fantasy regardless.
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Baltimore Ravens Defense: Gone are the days when the Ravens defense was an absolute lights-out unit, but they’re still putting up good numbers this year. They’re coming off a solid showing against the Dolphins, racking up six sacks and hitting double-digits in fantasy points.
That makes three of the last four weeks now that the Baltimore D has posted at least 10 points for owners. Even better, they get Jacksonville this week and should continue that stretch.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: The instinct in the fantasy game is to stay away from Panthers running backs, but Stewart has been making a case for himself lately. He rushed 20 times for 155 yards and a TD against the Saints, reveling in the increased workload.
Stewart will take on the Bucs in Week 15, and if DeAngelo Williams is sidelined again he’ll make a must-start guy. Stewart now has at least 11 fantasy points in three of the last four weeks.
Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Johnson was able to fleece the putrid Jets secondary in Week 14, logging four receptions on eight targets for 103 yards and a score. He frequently took precedence over the disappointing Cordarrelle Patterson, who seems to be fading from the Vikings’ favor.
Johnson has now put up at least 13 fantasy points in two of his past three outings. He’ll get a tough matchup against the Lions this week, but could find a seam.
Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears: With the unfortunate news that Brandon Marshall would be out of action for the remainder of the season, fantasy owners are scrambling to find a replacement. They may not have to look far, as Wilson is trending on the waiver wire charts.
Wilson is expected to get the starts in Marshall’s place, and that could mean big things for him. With the defenses focused on Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte, Wilson might sneak himself into a solid fantasy showing over these last few weeks.
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