It by no means fails — each season, issues get bizarre within the fantasy playoffs. 2018’s opening spherical did not disappoint, with a load of vultured touchdowns, wacky performs, and, in fact, accidents. The previous should not affect your roster strikes an excessive amount of this week (exterior of late-week free agent provides), however the latter has an enormous impact on the prime Week 15 fantasy waiver wire pickups. Each LeSean McCoy and Isaiah Crowell exited the Jets-Payments sport early, paving the way in which for handcuffs Chris Ivory and Elijah McGuire to present fantasy soccer house owners with begin ’em, sit ’em selections within the semifinals they by no means anticipated to should make. (Very similar to fantasy house owners by no means anticipated to care about Justin Jackson, who’s solely related due to a late-game damage to Austin Ekeler…who solely issues due to a Melvin Gordon damage.)
There aren’t a ton of “game-changers” like final week on our full free agent record, however there are some attention-grabbing TE and D/ST streamers, in addition to a number of bench RB and WR choices who might come in useful if you end up in a late-week bind like Odell Beckham Jr. house owners have been on this week. The potential protection pickups are particularly necessary, as this is not a very robust week on the place. These streamers could be discovered on the finish of this record. For those who’re apprehensive about climate or simply somebody with approach an excessive amount of time in your arms, you’ll be able to try our Week 15 kicker rankings.
MORE: Full Week 15 waiver wire record | RB handcuff chart
At this level within the season, there’s little level in saving your waiver claims. Positive, one thing massive may occur subsequent week, however for those who’re good and planning forward, you need to be ready both approach (i.e. have your beginning RBs handcuffed). Whether or not you really need McGuire or Ivory (or presumably Jackson, who’s out there in 45 % of Yahoo leagues) otherwise you simply need to hold them off another person’s workforce, you may as effectively seize them and add to your depth.
Week 15 Rankings:
Quarterback | Working Again | Large Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST | Kicker
Prime fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 15
Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 % of Yahoo leagues thought of.
Chris Ivory, RB, Payments. Ivory took over in Week 14 after LeSean McCoy exited early as a consequence of a hamstring damage. The veteran backup managed 42 yards on 12 carries, ceding some working work to WR Isaiah McKenzie (4 carries, 22 yards, TD) and Marcus Murphy (Four-10). If McCoy is out subsequent week — a probable situation — Ivory would deal with the majority of the carries in opposition to a decent-but-vulnerable Lions run protection. He is carried out effectively as a fill-in this yr, totaling 107 yards on 19 touches in Week 11 and 126 yards on 23 touches in Week three. A Week 16 matchup in opposition to New England is not as interesting, however Ivory can be in play as a possible RB2/high-end FLEX within the fantasy semifinals.
WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish
Elijah McGuire, RB, Jets. Isaiah Crowell was “questionable” main as much as Week 14 due to an ailing toe, and he did not get greater than two carries in Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Payments earlier than aggravating the damage. McGuire took over as New York’s major again, speeding 17 instances for 60 yards and a rating whereas including one other 23 yards on three receptions. It appears unlikely Crowell shall be prepared for subsequent Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Texans, placing McGuire in prime place to repay as a low-end RB2/high-end FLEX, particularly in PPR leagues. Trenton Cannon, who vultured a four-yard rating on one among his 5 carries final week, will even be concerned, however McGuire noticeably dominated touches and targets in opposition to the Payments. The Jets have one other respectable matchup in Week 16 (vs. GB), so McGuire might have multi-week worth.
MORE WEEK 15: Full waiver record
Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs. Do not be confused — Spencer Ware continues to be the lead again for the Chiefs. He had 20 touches and 129 whole yards in Week 14 in opposition to the Ravens, however it was Williams who scored two TDs — one on the bottom, one by way of the air. For the sport, Williams had eight carries for 14 yards and 24 yards on 5 receptions (six targets). You clearly cannot rely on the scores each week, however it’s clear Williams is a reliable a part of the Chiefs offense. He might produce in PPR leagues subsequent Thursday in opposition to the Chargers and in Week 16 in opposition to Seattle, however both approach, he is essential handcuff.
DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Broncos. Hamilton, a rookie out of Penn State, took benefit of Emmanuel Sanders’ damage in Week 14 after struggling to remain wholesome early within the season. He tied for the team-lead with 9 targets and transformed them into seven catches for 47 yards and a TD. Hamilton ought to proceed to see a quantity of alternatives and has inside-outside versatility. With two nice matchups on faucet with the Browns and Raiders within the final two weeks of the season, Hamilton is value a flier as a possible FLEX, although it is robust to say if there’s a lot distinction between him and fellow rookie Tim Patrick (6-64, eight targets).
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Vernon Davis, TE, Redskins. Jordan Reed suffered a foot damage in opposition to the Giants, and it is attainable he’ll miss time. Davis would be the new prime TE in Washington, and he had 4 catches for 31 yards in opposition to the Giants. He ought to have an opportunity to provide in opposition to a mediocre Jaguars protection that has struggled in opposition to TEs within the latest weeks. The one concern is whether or not Josh Johnson will be capable to proceed enjoying at a strong stage, as he did in reduction of Mark Sanchez. However both approach, Davis ought to nonetheless absorb some targets.
For extra waiver /free agent choices, together with QB, WR, TE, and D/ST streamers, try our full Week 15 record.