Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 15 Pickups

Homerun pickups for the home stretch

- Quarterback (QB) -
Ryan Fitzpatrick, NY Jets (currently owned in 50.5% of all ESPN leagues): Fitz has thrown for 930 yards and 9 touchdowns with no interceptions over the past three weeks.  With all of his receiving options healthy, he’ll look to continue this efficient output against a Dallas defense that has looked better since the beginning of the season.  His offensive line should give him time to wait for routes to develop, giving him big-play capability every time he throws the ball.
- Runningback (RB), Wide Receiver (WR), FLEX -
Bryce Brown, RB, Seattle Seahawks (currently owned in 24.3% of all ESPN leagues): The 4th-year, 6’0” 220lb back will start in Seattle’s backfield behind an excellent offensive line.  He’ll carry the load for a run-first offense, against the 29th-ranked Browns rush defense.  All signs point to Brown having a huge day.  

Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints (currently owned in 40.6% of all ESPN leagues): It was Hightower, not Spiller, who got the carries left by the injured Ingram.  He rushed 28 times for 85 yards and a score against a stout Bucs rush defense.  He should have better opportunities against the Lions and Jags through these final 2 weeks. 

Brandon Bolden, RB, New England Patriots (currently owned in 9.6% of all ESPN leagues): With Blount out, Bolden is the back to own in New England's backfield.  The Titans have struggled to stop opposing running backs, so Bolden is a great, high-upside streaming option. 

Chris Polk, RB, Houston Texans (currently owned in 5.3% of all ESPN leagues): Polk seems like he has not been able to capitalize on the chances he's gotten in the past 2 weeks.  However, Polk could continue to receive touches if the coaches continue to "ride the hot hand."  He'll also have much better matchups.  If you need a desperate dart throw, pick up Polk.

Tyler Lockette, WR, Seattle Seahawks (currently owned in 39% of all ESPN leagues): Lockette went off, again, catching 6 passes for 104 yards and 2 scores.  The Seahawks will look to three-peat their performance against the Cleveland Browns’ defense, one of the worst in the league.  If opposing defenses continue stacking the box to try and stop the Seahawks’ top-ranked rushing attack, routes should open up downfield allowing for big plays. 

Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers (currently owned in 52.2% of all ESPN leagues): Ginn remains the top big-play target in the Panthers offense.  This became clear in week 14, when Ginn caught 2 targets for 120 yards and 2 scores.  Although he’s had issues with drops this year, chances are he’ll catch 1 or 2 for big plays because of the high volume of targets.  He’ll look to capitalize again against a horrible Giants secondary, especially if Olsen is iffy. 

- Tight End (TE) -
Zach Miller, Chicago Bears (currently owned in 26.7% of all ESPN leagues): It’s Miller time.  He caught 5 for 85 and a score last week against the Redskins.  With Martellus Bennett out for the year, Miller should continue to see increased usage, especially in Adam Gayes’ system.  With all the attention going to Royal and Jeffery, Miller could be a decent sleeper this week, again.   

1 comment:

  1. these players are some of the best this year! they showed a great game this season!