Fantasy Football Top Waiver Adds Week 14
Justin Jackson RB (Chargers)
(ESPN ownership 12.2%)
Last week everyone grabbed Austin Ekeler to fill in for Melvin Gordon, it was Justin Jackson who had the better fantasy production. With Jackson out producing Ekeler on less touches it could see for an increased role this week against a beat up Bengals defense. Jackson was a guy who stood out during the draft process so he definitely could be an impact play for the fantasy playoffs on a fantastic offense.
Jeff Wilson Jr RB (49ers)
(ESPN ownership 0.4%)
Matt Breida’s body finally gave out on him after a years’ worth of beatings and Jeff Wilson Jr took over. Wilson is the third UDFA rookie to make a huge impact this season going for 134 total yards on 23 touches. The Shanahan offense is proving to be running back proof with whoever is starting there getting great production, so plug in Wilson and enjoy.
Dante Pettis WR (49ers)
(ESPN ownership 2.3%)
Dante Pettis is stepping up to make a huge impact for the 49ers. Being one of Nick Mullens favorite targets Pettis has 9 catches, 206 yards and 3 touchdowns over the last two weeks. Coming out of college Pettis was a good route runner with big play ability and its really starting to flash. Pettis could have himself a nice finish to the season and could be one of the better receivers available in free agency.
Zay Jones RB (Bills)
(ESPN ownership 1.7%)
Two weeks ago Zay Jones made this list to only disappoint against the Jags the week after. Week 13 Jones proved that he was starting to build some rapport with rookie quarterback Josh Allen being targetd 9 times. While the catch total and yardage wasn’t fantastic (4 rec, 67 yards) he scored 2 touchdowns. If this type of target share continue Zay could have impact in good game situations.
Curtis Samuel WR (Panthers)
(ESPN ownership 12.5%)
The Panthers passing offense is something that’s been trying to find an identity all season and one of the guys who keeps getting more and more attention is Curtis Samuel. Samuel now has three straight games of double digit PPR points. To go with this he now has had his highest target total with 11. The talent is there now we are just waiting for the volume to be consistent. If it does Samuel could be a nice upside pick up.
Vance McDonald TE (Steelers)
(ESPN ownership 54.1%)
Tight end has been horrible and with the Steelers taking another hit at the RB position (see below) it should open up more targets to other spots. Vance McDonald has the chance to take a nice bump in volume. Not only that but a matchup versus the Raiders this week should help even more, they are giving up 16.9 PPG to the tight end position which ranks 31st in the league.
Josh Allen QB (Bills)
(ESPN ownership 3.7%)
The fantasy twitter community is still in the midst of being shell shocked by how well Josh Allen has performed so far as a rookie. It hasn’t been pretty but Allen has produced with his arm and legs. In week 13 he compiled 135 rushing yards. With a fairly easy upcoming schedule and the floor he gives with his rushing ability Josh Allen has the ability to be a spot starter in a pinch or a solid streaming option from here on out.
Jaylen Samuels RB (Steelers)
(ESPN ownership 3.4%)
Just in time for fantasy playoffs James Conner went down with a sprained ankle. The favorite to take the starting job is rookie Jaylen Samuels, It is not guaranteed that he’ll get the majority carries but he’s been the favorite all year to back up Conner and this shouldn’t be something that changes. Samuels was dynamic in the passing game in college playing both running back and tight end so he should be a solid play in PPR formats. (Bonus- he is tight end eligible in yahoo leagues)