Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 14: Are Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield worth free agent pickups for fantasy playoffs? | Fantasy




Welcome to the fantasy playoffs, the place winners get bragging rights and losers must face the chilly actuality that the previous three-plus months have been a big waste of time. Due to the all-or-nothing stakes, that is no time to play it secure. In the event you’ve made it this far, chances are high you’ve got a strong QB, however there may at all times be higher choices in any given week. Rookies Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and Baker Mayfield have all flashed excessive flooring and probably excessive ceilings in latest weeks, and whereas none shall be among the many prime Week 14 fantasy waiver wire pickups (save these claims for doable RB sleepers LeGarrette Blount, Justin Jackson, Jeff Wilson Jr., Jaylen Samuels, and Rashaad Penny), all three may very well be value free agent provides after waivers clear round Four-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday in Yahoo and ESPN leagues.

Along with a number of intriguing QBs, RBs and WRs, our full free agent listing can also be loaded with potential tight finish and protection streamers. Until you personal Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, or a pair different constant TEs, you need to at all times be trying on the matchups. The identical is true for nearly each D/ST, together with the Bears, who face the Rams this week. You could find the potential streaming choices for these positions on the finish of the listing. In the event you hate your kicker (or your self), take a look at our Week 14 kicker rankings.

MORE: Full Week 14 waiver wire listing | RB handcuff chart

This shall be a busy week on the wire. We already know Matt Breida (ankle) is out, making Jeff Wilson Jr. a chief pickup, and with Kerryon Johnson (knee), James Conner (decrease leg), Melvin Gordon (knee), and Chris Carson (finger) additionally hurting, LeGarrette BlountJaylen SamuelsJustin Jackson, and Rashaad Penny must also be claimed regardless of seemingly not being assured of beginning spots when claims are due. Even when you’re not seeking to begin these guys, you need to do your greatest to maintain them off different individuals’s groups.

Week 14 Rankings:
Quarterback | Operating Again | Broad Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST | Kicker

Prime fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups and free agent provides for Week 14

Until in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 % of Yahoo leagues thought of.

Josh Allen, QB, Payments. Plenty of fuss has been made about Lamar Jackson in latest weeks, however Allen is mainly producing like him — solely higher. He has at the very least 99 speeding yards in two straight video games (234 whole), and he has extra passing upside, throwing for 391 yards and totaling 4 TDs in that span. Buffalo faces the Jets, Lions, and Pats in Weeks 14-16, and if Allen can proceed speeding for even 50-plus yards per recreation, he’ll be a high-floor possibility. 

MORE WEEK 14: Full waiver listing

Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens. Jackson as soon as once more flashed his upside in Week 13, speeding for 75 yards and a rating on 17 carries. He did not even play a full recreation after exiting for a spell due to a concussion scare, however that did not cease him from totaling at the very least 71 speeding yards for the third straight begin. He added 125 yards by the air, and it seems like his worth in any given week comes down as to if he will get that second (or third) landing. He has the potential to take action, particularly in Baltimore’s subsequent two matchups (@ KC, vs. TB).

WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish

Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns. Mayfield is presently owned in 59 % of Yahoo leagues, however after his three-INT displaying in Week 13, it is doable he’ll be dropped by various homeowners. It is a good time to re-invest in him, although, as Cleveland is ready to face a sinking Panthers protection at residence in Week 14 and will get a extremely favorable residence matchup in opposition to Cincinnati in Week 16. Mayfield already demonstrated what he can do in opposition to the Bengals, throwing for 258 yards and 4 TDs in opposition to them in Week 12.

WEEK 14 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel

John Ross, WR, Bengals. With A.J. Inexperienced (toe) formally out for the 12 months, Ross will step in as Cincinnati’s No. 2 receiver. He crammed that function admirably in Weeks 10-12, catching a landing in each recreation. He has a reasonably low ground, as proven by his seven whole catches in that span, however with the Chargers, Raiders, and Browns on faucet for the fantasy playoffs, Ross has loads of upside even with Jeff Driskel at QB.

Dante Pettis, WR, 49ers. With Marquise Goodwin (private) out the previous two weeks, Pettis has stepped up in a giant approach. He caught 4 of seven targets for 77 yards and a TD in Week 12, and in Week 13, he hauled in 5 of seven targets for 128 yards and two scores. It is unclear when Goodwin will return, so regardless that San Francisco’s remaining fantasy schedule is not overly WR pleasant (Denver, Seattle, Chicago), Pettis is value an add. 

Examine our full Week 14 waiver listing for extra potential pickups, together with prime RB fill-ins LeGarrette Blount, Jeff Wilson Jr., Justin Jackson, Jaylen Samuels, and Rashaad Penny.




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