I hope you all had a better week of fantasy football than I did.
Yes, Week 15 isn’t over yet but unless Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore both go off for just massive games, I’ve given myself in a pretty big hole to try and climb out of next week. Why did I ever thing Leonard Fournette would outperform David Johnson? What the bloody hell happened to dominate Brandin Cooks? Also big thanks to Cameron Brate for his whopping zero points. Love it.
Anyways, it’s waiver wire time so here are the players you should be instantly adding to your fantasy team (percent owned in Yahoo leagues).
RB Elijah McGuire, New York Jets (32% owned)
McGuire has shined as the lead back in New York, posting 20+ touches and a touchdown in each of his last two games. The touchdowns have been instrumental in his fantasy success as his yardage isn’t jumping off the page but the role is hard to pass. He’s the back in New York and this late in the season, that’s something that’s hard to pass on.
RB Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks (19% owned)
Adding and starting Davis for Week 16 hinges on Rashaad Penny’s health. If Penny is still out with his leg injury, then Davis could be in line for another productive fantasy game against the Chiefs this week. Against the 49ers he had five carries for 21 yards but a career high eight receptions for 63 yards. Davis is still firmly behind Chris Carson in the pecking order but he’s shown to be able to get his when he’s next in line. A healthy Penny would put a cap to Davis’ fantasy value this week.
RB Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers (16% owned)
Remember Jamaal Williams? Well he’s back and certainly reminded everyone who he was filling in for an injured Aaron Jones against the leagues best defense. Williams finished the Sunday with 55 rushing yards, 42 receiving yards and a touchdown on 16 touches. Not bad at all. Reports are saying it might be a spriained MCL for Jone which would likely keep him out for the rest of the season. If so, Williams is a must add in every league.
RB Wendel Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles (14% owned)
Raise your hand if you thought the Eagles were going to beat the Rams? There should be zero hands in the air, even if you’re a deranged Philly fan. No one thought the Eagles would pull off the upset in LA but they did and a lot of it was thanks to Smallwood who put forward 48 yards on the ground and snagged two touchdowns. While Josh Adams still out carried Smallwood, it seems there’s enough work to go around between Philly’s backs. That being said, the Texans this week isn’t the best matchup for the second, possibly third guy in a running back committee. Smallwood has value but only if you’re really digging for someone.
WR Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (51% owned)
Of course Mike Williams turns it on and starts becoming the stud we thought he’d be just as soon as I drop him after keeping him on my roster all year hoping and patiently waiting for him to explode. Just my luck. Please feel sorry for me. Williams should be owned everywhere as he’s become an integral part of this Chargers offense and obviously coming off his best game as a pro in small thanks to Keenan Allen leaving with an injury. If Allen is still too banged up to play this week, Williams is a must start across the board. Even still, he’s reached consistent WR2 play.
WR Robby Anderson, New York Jets (26% owned)
Anderson has saved his best—and honestly only—production for the fantasy playoffs and every wide receiver needy owners needs to capitalize. In the past two weeeks, Anderson has posted 11 receptions, 172 yards, and two touchdown and has been Sam Darnold’s favorite target. The production is likely to continue against the Packers who’ve allowed the fifth most points to wide receivers the last four weeks.
WR DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos (22% owned)
I’ve officially transfered all my Courtland Sutton love and hype to DaeSean Hamilton and I’m going to pretend like I was on the Hamilton train all along.
Guys, I told you Hamilton was going to be amazing. I can’t believe you all thought Courtland Sutton was going to be the guy in Denver. Ha, y’all crazy. Since Emmanuel Sanders hit IR, Hamilton has had 14 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown on 21 targets. Sutton meanwhile has only had seven receptions for 56 yards on TWELVE targets. Sure the Broncos’ offense looks like a dumpster fire but I’ll happily add a guy to my team who’s averaging 10.5 targets the last two games.
WR Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills (13% owned)
Just another 100+ yard and a touchdown performance for the rookie. Seriously people, are you all so comfortable at the wide receiver position that you couldn’t use a guy who’s averaging 14.8 PPR points last four weeks? Go add him right the poop now.
TE Chris Herndon, New York Jets (12% owned)
The rookie tight end finished Sunday as the Jets’ second-leading receiver managing 53 yards on three catches. His red zone value seems to have diminished with the emergence of Anderson but Herndon still has a decent role in New York and is good for 7-8 PPR points each week. Not bad but a lot better than a big fat zero AM I RIGHT CAMERON BRATE?????