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Week 15 Waiver Wire Targets

Here's my top recommended waiver wire and streaming targets ahead of the coming week. Waiver Wire targets are designed to be multi-week roster-worthy options while streaming options are designed to be one-week lineup options based on matchup, injuries, and/or situation. To be eligible as a waiver wire or streaming option, the player must be available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues.



Top Waiver Wire Targets of the Week:
  1. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR - Baltimore Ravens) - In 3 games where Andrews has been out (including the Cincy game where he was injured on the opening drive), Beckham has posted 11 catches on 22 targets for 247 yards and a TD while pacing the Ravens in targets and posting 15+ fantasy points in 2 of the 3 games. He has become the go-to target for Lamar Jackson in Andrews' absence, especially with the deep ball. He's played his way into being a suitable WR3/FLEX option and somehow remains available in a majority of leagues. He should owned in every situation.

  2. Curtis Samuel (WR - Washington Commanders) - Samuel had been the leading receiver in back-to-back games prior to the bye week (in Week 14), posting double-digit points and 60+ yards in each of those two games. He's very quietly become a reliable WR3/FLEX option and a high-volume option in one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the NFL. He should be owned and ultimately can be played without significant worry if in a pinch.

  3. Isaiah Likely (TE - Baltimore Ravens) - In his first two starts since the Mark Andrews injury, Likely has posted back-to-back respectable performances: 4 catches on 6 targets for 40 yards (8.0 points) in Week 12 and now 5 catches on 7 targets for 83 yards and a TD (19.3 points) in Week 13. He's becoming a somewhat reliable option at an otherwise unreliable position. If you don't have a top-10 TE already, Likely needs to be your top waiver priority, but even if you have a reliable option, I would not be opposed to stashing him on your bench just as insurance.

  4. Ty Chandler (RB - Minnesota Vikings) - Alexander Mattison went down again in Week 14, this time to a presumed high-ankle sprain that will likely force him out multiple weeks (with the possibility of leaving him out throughout the fantasy football playoffs). Chandler is the 'next man up' in Minnesota and has already shown some effectiveness with 4.1 YPC on the season and posting 15 carries for 45 yards and a TD in relief for an injured Mattison in Week 10. The schedule is neither good nor bad going forward with Minnesota drawing the 17th-easiest SOS for the fantasy playoffs (at Cincinnati, vs Detroit, vs Green Bay). The potential is certainly there for RB2 production in Mattison's absence.

  5. Zay Jones (WR - Jacksonville Jaguars) - Last week, Christian Kirk suffered a season-ending injury on the opening drive. In the two games without him, Jones has led the Jaguars in targets and catches in both games, amassing 22 targets for 10 catches, 107 yards, and 20.9 points, even despite a rough matchup against Cleveland in Week 14. The volume alone keeps Jones notable for fantasy and it's hard to imagine the chemistry doesn't improve between him and Lawrence, especially in a better matchup.

  6. Tyler Allgeier (RB - Atlanta Falcons) - You're not picking Allgeier up for his involvement or his production as of late, eclipsing 10 touches and 10+ points just once each since Week 7. You are adding Allgeier as an insurance policy (and a potential desperation FLEX play this week against Carolina). Should Bijan go down to injury, Allgeier immediately becomes a borderline top-12 fantasy RB. It's the time of the year to be stashing some high-upside handcuffs as at least 1-2 will find their way into games, as is the case nearly every year.

  7. D'Onta Foreman (RB - Chicago Bears)

  8. Demario Douglas (WR - New England Patriots)

  9. Noah Brown (WR - Houston Texans)

  10. Tyjae Spears (RB - Tennessee Titans)

 
Top Streaming Options of the Week:

Quarterbacks:

  1. Gardner Minshew (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)

  2. Derek Carr (vs New York Giants)

  3. Mitch Trubisky (at Indianapolis Colts)

Runningbacks:

  1. Ty Chandler (at Cincinnati Bengals)

  2. Tyler Allgeier (at Carolina Panthers)

  3. Zamir White (vs Los Angeles Chargers)

Wide Receivers:

  1. Odell Beckham Jr. (at Jacksonville Jaguars)

  2. Curtis Samuel (at Los Angeles Rams)

  3. Demario Douglas (vs Kansas City Chiefs)

Tight Ends:

  1. Isaiah Likely (at Jacksonville Jaguars)

  2. Logan Thomas (at Los Angeles Rams)

  3. Tyler Conklin (at Miami Dolphins)

Defense/Special Teams:

  1. Indianapolis Colts (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)

  2. Atlanta Falcons (at Carolina Panthers)

  3. Cincinnati Bengals (vs Minnesota Vikings)

Kickers:

  1. Chris Boswell (at Indianapolis Colts)

  2. Jake Moody (at Arizona Cardinals)

  3. Wil Lutz (at Detroit Lions)

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