2016 Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire

Michael Kelley

I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

For most of us the playoffs are here. Hopefully your team is pretty solid and you are sitting at the top looking down at everyone. Chances are though you are not. In fact you are probably scrambling trying to a find way to win in the playoffs. So if you are one of the managers that just made the playoffs and now you are trying to figure out how you can pull of an upset, check out my latest waiver wire recommendations and maybe we can find you that guys that carries you to the ship this year. If you have questions regarding players not on this list feel free to hit my up on Facebook at Dynasty League Problems or on twitter @mikekelleydlp for more great information.

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Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 14

NoHalftime Waiver Add of the Week: WR Tyler Lockett (SEA)

Lockett has spent most of the season nursing a knee and thigh injuries. I think it is safe to say that those are finally behind him. Sunday nights game was by far the fastest I have seen Lockett look all year. He is currently available in over 60 percent of Yahoo leagues and is a must add. The Seahawks finally have Wilson, Rawls and Lockett all healthy and the result is a red hot team at the right time. This week the Seahawks face a Green Bay defense that has not really scared anyone lately. Follows that game up with a couple of tough ones against the Rams and Cardinals, and that might be enough to scare some people off, but both of those games are in Seattle and both of the teams are going in a different direction. Lockett by not be better that the third option in the passing game, but sprinkle in some runs and return yardage if you get it and you have a WR flirting with WR2 numbers down the stretch. The Seahawks will continue to look for ways to get their most explosive player the ball and on an offense that is putting up some pretty awesome numbers that is a good thing. Go get him and start him all the way through your fantasy playoffs.

WR Malcolm Mitchell (N.E.)

Two weeks ago in my waiver wire article I mention that we got a preview of Mitchell’s ability and he was worth a dynasty stash because of Gronk and Hogan were coming back. Well now Gronk is out for the rest of the year and Amendola is nursing a high ankle sprain, which has sped up his use for the Patriots. The Injuries have allowed Mitchell to see 67 of 79 snaps last week that led to eight receptions for 82 yards on 10 targets. I suspect this will continue down the stretch and with over 70 percent availability in Yahoo league, adding a guy like Mitchell could prove to be the best move you can do heading into the playoffs. This week he faces the Ravens who can be beaten through the air. The following week is a tough match up with the Broncos, but in week 16 which is the championship for many leagues he faces a Jets team that has seem to thrown in the towel on this season. I would target Mitchell and consider using him in spots during the playoffs.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Alex Smith (K.C.) – 27 percent owned – This is purely a mid QB2 guy who has an nice schedule that could make him a low QB1, which could come in use if your starting QB has really bad weather or bad match up.
  • Sam Bradford (MIN) – 11 percent owned – See Alex Smith.
  • Brock Osweiler (HOU) – 10 percent owned – I am not a huge fan of Osweiler, but looking at his schedule I cannot deny he possible use. @IND, JAC, and CIN for the next three.
  • Mike Gillislee (BUF) – 22 percent owned – He is not really cutting into McCoy, but he is getting plenty of use. But if McCoy does go down Gillislee is an immediate RB1.
  • Rex Burkhead (CIN) – 5 percent owned – Since Gio went down Rex has gotten more looks each week. I don’t think he takes over for Hill, but could be a sneaky start down the stretch.
  • Pierre Garcon (WAS) – 32 percent owned – Did you know he was on pace for 80/950/3? Not great but a good flex in PPR leagues.
  • Dontrelle Inman (S.D.) – 20 percent owned – Is usually a pretty risky start, but a fantasy playoff schedule that includes @CAR, OAK, and @CLE cannot be ignored.
  • Adam Thielen (MIN) – 16 percent owned – Double digits in last five games in PPR formats, not a bad flex option if you are suffering with guys like ARob or Nuk.
  • Robby Anderson (NYJ) – 0 percent owned – Petty has already been announce the starter and he clearly tried to hook with Anderson on many occassions. Anderson could provide some value if it continues.
  • Ladarius Green (PIT) – 22 percent owned – After Wheaton, Coates, and Rogers do the Steelers finally have their number 3 receiver (Brown and Bell)? It took 13 weeks but we finally just might have one.

Michael Kelley is a member of the Going For 2 team. You can check out his website Dynasty League Problems for more writings or find him on Twitter @mikekelleydlp spreading fantasy knowledge for the masses.

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I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

Michael Kelley

I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

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