If you didn’t grab one of this week’s popular waiver wire players it’s okay. There are still plenty of intriguing players who can help your roster as you head towards the fantasy playoffs.
All players listed are under 40 percent owned in Yahoo and ESPN leagues
Justin Forsett, Running Back, Denver Broncos (Yahoo – 11 percent owned, ESPN – 8.3 percent owned)
Denver’s head coach Gary Kubiak has reunited with a familiar face.
Kubiak was Forsett’s offensive coordinator in Baltimore two years ago when Forsett finished as fantasy football’s eighth-ranked running back in total points. Desperate owners will hope that magic will resurface under his former coach.
Gary Kubiak stated that Forsett will split snaps with Devontae Booker in week 14’s matchup with Tennessee. It isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibility that Forsett can take a firm hold of the starting job as Booker has underperformed.
Malcolm Mitchell, Wide Receiver, New England Patriots (Yahoo – 39 percent owned, ESPN – 35.4 percent owned)
I’m not going to go on for too long about Mitchell because I included him last week, but he needs to be owned everywhere. Last week he continued his breakout party by catching 8-of-10 targets for 82 yards. He was on the field for 85% of New England’s snaps.
Mitchell is shaping up as a reliable WR3 in any format.
Ladarius Green, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers (Yahoo – 39 percent owned, ESPN – 34.5 percent owned
Green is another player who has made the list before, but he needs to be owned in all leagues as well. He is a potential high-end TE1 sitting in most free agency pools.
Last week Green caught 6-of-11 targets for 110 yards and a score. He is in one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL. Teams will continue to hone in on covering Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, which should give Green all the opportunity in the world to be a league winner for fantasy owners.
For those in deeper leagues
Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Cleveland Browns (Yahoo – 3 percent owned, ESPN – 1.4 percent owned)
ESPN reporter Dan Graziano has reported that Griffin will start this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns will likely be playing catch-up in every single remaining game on their schedule. Those in desperate need of a QB2 could take a swing at RG3.
Robby Anderson, Wide Receiver, New York Jets (Yahoo – 1 percent owned, ESPN – .7 percent owned)
Quarterback Bryce Petty apparently loves throwing to Robby Anderson. That’s a good thing for Anderson’s value because Petty will be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
Anderson was targeted a mind-boggling 12 times in the Jets week 12 loss to the Colts. He could be a useful WR4 for the remainder of the year.