Fantasy Football: Week 14’s Best Waiver Wire Options
Is there a greater example of the old adage, “time flies when you’re having fun” than the three short months between our fantasy drafts and fantasy playoffs? Really, I feel like it was two seconds ago that I was giving my toddler the Arian Foster treatment as I frantically tripped ran down the stairs to be in front of the computer for our 8PM ET draft start.
But here we are. Luckily fantasy playoffs are as sweet as they are abrupt. I can say that now because I assume all of you here for waiver advice are tweaking your lineups for a storybook playoff run.
Let’s get to it. As always, all players listed are owned in less than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB: With 11 touchdowns and only one interception since Week 7, Wilson has really developed into a nice fantasy option. His chemistry with Sidney Rice and Golden Tate has blossomed. He also has favorable upcoming matchups against Arizona and Buffalo.
James Starks, Packers RB: Mike McCarthy has realized the running game needs to be amped up to alleviate some of the pressure on Aaron Rodgers. Starks and Alex Green seem to be in a rotational situation, which can be nerve-wracking for owners But Startks is coming off a healthy performance which showcased why he should be the red zone back, and generally sk. Up next: Detroit
Chris Givens, Rams WR: Givens has sneakily become a force in the Rams passing attack. Of course this is aided by the absence of Danny Amendola. Amendola remains a question mark this week so keep an eye out for news. But if he misses Week 14, Givens, who has brought in over 200 yards and a touchdown the last two weeks is worth a spot. The Rams play at Buffalo this week.
Golden Tate, Seahawks WR: Tate, a veteran of this column, is coming off a 92-yard, 1 TD performance against one of the league’s top secondaries (Chicago). That was Tate’s fourth touchdown in four games, and third double-digit fantasy performance as of late. He is now a consistent target for Russell Wilson. Up next: Arizona
T.Y. Hilton, Colts WR: Hilton is about as inconsistent as it gets. 100 yards one week. 33 the next. He is coming off another 100-yard game and his pattern would suggest a down week, but the Titans are one of the worst secondaries in the league. They are tied for most receiving touchdowns allowed at 24.
Greg Zuerlein, Rams K: Leg-a-tron kicked a game tying 53-yarder and game-winning 54-yarder last week. This leg needs to be on more rosters.
Brandon Myers, Raiders TE: The Raiders may have lost five in-a-row, but Myers has brought in five touchdowns over that span. He comes off a stunning 14 receptions, 130-yard, 1TD performance against the Browns. Up next: Denver.