• Waiver Wire Week 15 Pick-ups: Offense

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    Let’s take a look at some bottom-of-the-barrel (shout-out @DetroitBeastie) waiver wire Week 15 players from @DynastySanta!

    A few reflections from last week prior to the waiver wire Week 15 suggestions:

    Taysom Hill – He did it again folks

    Devonta Freeman – Of COURSE they gave the 1-yd TD to Latavius Murray. Freeman is still dominating snaps though

    Russell Gage – Decent enough. He’s still a hold rest of year

    Amon-Ra St. Brown – 8 catches, 73 yards on 12 targets

    Sammy Watkins – Hopefully you stayed away. Rashod Bateman >>>

    The Obvious

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    Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks

    Really wish I had called him out last week somewhere. We didn’t get the Pete Carrol comments about Penny playing a lot until after last week’s article was published. Penny smashed with his opportunity that has quite literally been four years in the making. RBs potentially available at this point in the season are gold. He’s also got great matchups against the Bears then Lions in weeks 16 + 17.

    K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings

    He may just be for real. With Adam Thielen likely remaining out a few more weeks, K.J. Osborn has stepped up. He has that big-play potential and is the clear #2 favorite target of Kirk Cousins. Somehow Osborn is only rostered in 38% of Yahoo leagues. He’s an excellent bench depth piece for fantasy managers making a run in the playoffs.

    Other obvious candidates

    Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers – Yes I’d consider him an obvious candidate at this point

    Jalen Guyton, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – OK, he might just be for real as well. I’m a reformed non-believer

    Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens – It’s happening

    D’Onta Foreman, RB, Tennessee Titans

    Gabriel Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills – Emmanuel Sanders likely out next week and possibly beyond. Davis still probably TD or bust guy

    Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Detroit Lions – Improves from Bold to Obvious

    The Bold

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    Braxton Berrios, WR, New York Jets

    With Elijah Moore on IR, it was Braxton Berrios, not Jamison Crowder, who appears to be the new apple of Zach Wilson‘s eye. Whatever that’s worth. Berrios provides special teams yardage and plays if you’re in a league that rewards that. He could be a nice little stash for the remainder of the fantasy playoffs if you run into any injury issues.

    Royce Freeman, RB, Houston Texans

    I’m an admitted Freeman truther here, so take this recommendation with a grain of salt. Freeman did in fact lead all Texans’ RBs with 54% of snaps. Someone is finally giving him a shot, and he did his damage through the air. Freeman recorded 6 catches for 51 yards on 8 targets. Exactly where he needs to make his bones moving forward. He even received 11 carries but produced a woeful 15 yards. Another available RB at this time of the year, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, OK!??

    Other bold stash candidates (deep rosters only):

    Josh Palmer, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns – this was his best matchup week, and he scored. Hopefully, that keeps up. I’m skeptical, however

    Cam Sims, WR, Washington Football Team – Moves up in importance if Terry McLaurin does miss time

    DeAndre Carter, WR, Washington Football Team – See above

    John Bates, TE, Washington Football Team – See Cam Sims reasoning. Someone will have to catch the ball. Bates dominated snaps over Ricky Seals-Jones

    Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns – So hard to trust but hopefully, this production keeps up

    Brevin Jordan, TE, Houston Texans – Hopefully they fully unleash him. He’s a red-zone monster

    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.

    Jakeem Grant, WR, Chicago Bears – Two weeks in a row, but call me crazy, I don’t enjoy relying on one long TD catch and special teams TDs

    Damiere Byrd, WR, Chicago Bears – Another one-catch-wonder

    Derrick Gore, RB, Kansas City Chiefs – Also a one-play-wonder who only received playing time due to a blowout

    James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – I just can’t do it

    Breshad Perriman, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – there’s a theme this week…

    Craig Reynolds, RB, Detroit Lions – D’Andre Swift is rumored to be coming back next week

    Jonathan Williams, RB, Washington Football Team

    Best of luck with your waiver wire Week 15 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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