Waiver Wire Week 14 Pick-ups: Offense

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Welp, you’re either in the fantasy playoffs or have one more week to figure it out. If you’re still mining your waiver wire, check out @DynastySanta’s slim picking for the waiver wire Week 14!

Many thanks to the homie @ClintonHolmgren for making the “nice” list and helping out a sick Santa last week! A few reflections from last week prior to the waiver wire Week 14 suggestions:

Alexander Mattison – DUH. He smashes every time he fills in for Dalvin Cook

Foster Moreau – Should have smashed. Still a hold even if Waller comes back

Brevin Jordan – weird game for the Texans. He’s still a hold for me as well

Tony Jones Jr – PERFECT trap player. Stop trying to make Tony Jones Jr a thing, Gretchen

The Obvious

Devonta Freeman, RB, Baltimore Ravens

We have been trying to tell you since Week 12 to grab Freeman. Now, if he’s somehow still available, he will require the rest of your FAAB to acquire him. But, at this point in the year, for an RB producing like he is, he is worth every buck.

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Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints

Hand up, I’ve had Cam Newton in this spot for a couple of weeks previously. I still believe in him, but now Taysom, with his similar playstyle, is the league-winning QB du jour. With FOUR interceptions, Hill still gave most fantasy players, not using SFB scoring, about 20 fantasy points.

Now imagine he stops throwing picks? This may be wishful thinking since Hill is dealing with a similar finger injury that cost Russell Wilson a few games earlier in the year. Reportedly, it is not as severe as Wilson’s, so Hill will play through the injury.

Other obvious candidates

Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys – He shouldn’t be available

Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – Miles Sanders went down. You want pieces of this backfield

Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons – He was a Bold addition for me a couple of weeks ago. Don’t let me down, Russell

DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins – Please just stay healthy

John Bates, TE, Washington Football Team – Logan Wilson went down again and Bates immediately factored into the game plan. He may go unclaimed in many leagues. I’d rather own him over Foster Moreau and Brevin Jordan. Higher ceiling than both

The Bold

Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets

Hear me out. Wilson looked…OK against a formidable Philly defense who has been playing well as of late. His only remaining tough matchup is this week against the New Orleans Saints. From there, it’s Miami, Jacksonville, then Tampa Bay. Not. Too. Shabby. If you’re desperate and just squeaked into the playoffs looking to wreak havoc, Wilson is a great YOLO rest-of-season play.

Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Detroit Lions

Are…are the Lions peaking? What a win and St. Brown played a pivotal part in it. He caught the game-winning touchdown which assured the Detroit Lions would not be the first winless team of the 18-game era. St. Brown was looked at often and was efficient catching 10 of his 12 targets. He is going to continue to be inconsistent, but he’s probably roster-worthy at this point. I could see a see-saw between St. Brown and Josh Reynold each week, which is frustrating.

Other bold stash candidates (deep rosters only):

Marquez Callaway/Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints – Deonte Harris is suspended effectively throughout the fantasy playoffs

Mike Davis, RB, Atlanta Falcons – Good luck relying on a TD each week. But he’s still seeing the field, so roster-worthy

Van Jefferson Jr, WR, Los Angeles Rams

K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings – Adam Thielen likely out

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, New Orleans Saints – Wouldn’t it be AWESOME to run through the fantasy playoffs with a guy with a name like this?

Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – Still yuck, I know

Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jalen Guyton, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – Would’ve been a trap if Keenan Allen didn’t land on the COVID list this week. Careful

Josh Palmer, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

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The Traps

These guys I just simply don’t believe in. They are going to be even more inconsistent than the above stash players. Let someone else in your league take the bait.

Deonte Harris, WR, New Orleans Saints – This is just a call out that he is droppable due to the suspension. Damn shame

Travis Homer, RB, Seattle Seahawks – Scored on a fake punt

Jakeem Grant Sr, WR, Chicago Bears – NOPE

Sammy Watkins, WR, Baltimore Ravens – NOPE NOPE

D’Wayne Eskridge (Dee), WR, Seattle Seahawks

Best of luck with your waiver wire Week 14 claims!

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Steve Tomasin

After being introduced to fantasy football in 1999 as a wee lad still in middle school, I was hooked. I then began commishing my own keeper league 2 years later as a sophomore in high school, which has been running since. I used a computer program that required me to manually input weekly stats and had to print out summary packets each week to deliver to league owners at the bowling alley. I loved it. Stats and numbers and the competitiveness of being "right" about players was just an incredible high that not many other activities or hobbies have ever provided me. Around 2005 we migrated to the CBS sports site. I found a new love then, writing about our league. Each year after the draft I would "grade" each owner's team. It became almost as anticipated as the draft itself. Also, most weeks I'd recap the league's games and criticize start/sits while boasting my own accolades as long as I won that week. Dynasty, IDP & Superflex are the next evolutions in my fantasy football journey. I'm a Philly suburbs guy, GO BIRDS. Follow me on Twitter @dynastysanta
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