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With Week 14 in the rear-view, it’s time for Week 15 Waiver Rankings. Speaking of Week 14, what a trainwreck. The QB position was a dumpster fire. Drew Brees, Big Ben, Russell Wilson, Jameis Winston, and Derek Carr all scored single-digit fantasy points and likely sank their fantasy owners chances of moving on in the playoffs.

On the flip side if you had Le’Veon Bell  then you likely made it through to another week. Bell was truly fantastic with 236 rushing yards, 62 receiving yards and three touchdowns. His 47 fantasy points were by far the most by any player of the week, although Carlos Hyde, Bilal Powell, and Jeremy Hill all scored 20+ fantasy points.

As for the wide receivers, it was another ho-hum week. T.Y. Hilton led the way with his 115 yards and a touchdown. Davante Adams also had another monster day and could be considered one of the biggest steals of the season.

As for me, I got booted out of one league. It’s my home keeper league and is a 12 team standard league. I scored the most points in the league this year, however, I also had the most points scored against me. My final record was 7-6.

My roster consists of:

QB Matt Stafford, Jameis Winston

RB: David Johnson, Thomas Rawls, Jeremy Hill, Kenneth Dixon, Theo Riddick, and Charles Sims

WR: Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, AJ Green, Allen Robinson, Donte Moncrief, and Robby Anderson.

TE: Cameron Brate

D/ST: Streamed every week.

K: Dan Bailey

How in the world does this team lose? If this team shows you anything, it’s no matter how stacked a team might look in the preseason, nothing is guaranteed. I have spent the last three or four years acquiring this all-star squad, however, I have yet to win the championship in this league. I feel jinxed, but whatever the case, the one thing I learned is that fantasy football is hard. You can have the most stacked roster and still get knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. It’s what makes fantasy football so fun. Because on any given week, you can be knocked out by an inferior squad or win if you’re the underdog. So, keep plugging, those of you that made it to week 2 of fantasy playoffs.

There’s always next year, for those of us that weren’t so lucky.

On to the Waiver Rankings.

Color Coding

Green = Top Waiver Option

Red = Handcuffs worth an add

Gold = Streaming/ Plug-and-Play Target

Blue = Bench stash

Black: PPR Targets

 

Quarterback

Colin Kaepernick

  1. Tyrod Taylor
  2. Colin Kaepernick
  3. Alex Smith
  4. Matt Barkley
  5. Matt Moore
  6. Trevor Siemian

Tyrod Taylor – Get’s Cleveland this week, followed by the Dolphins Week 16. Taylor has struggled in recent weeks, which have led to rumors of his benching. However, with Cleveland on tap, I fully expect for him turn things around and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 against a defense that allows the second-most points to QBs at a rate of 19.6 per week.

Colin Kaepernick – He faired much better this week, but there was no way he could have done much worse than the disaster that was Week 13. The 49ers will travel to Atlanta this week to take on the leagues best offense. As for Kaepernick, he’s in a good spot to get back on track against a Falcons defense that allows the most fantasy points to the position.

Running Back

Kenneth Farrow

  1. Bilal Powell
  2. Kenneth Farrow
  3. TJ Yeldon
  4. Kenneth Dixon
  5. Charles Sims
  6. DeAngelo Williams
  7. Alfred Morris
  8. Derrick Henry
  9. Mike Gillislee
  10. Adrian Peterson
  11. Jerick McKinnon
  12. Chris Thompson
  13. Jalen Richard
  14. Rex Burkhead
  15. Andre Ellington
  16. Alfred Blue
  17. Travaris Cadet
  18. Alex Collins
  19. Cameron Artis-Payne
  20. Dwayne Washington
  21. Matt Asiata
  22. Shaun Draughn
  23. Charcandrick West
  24. Ameer Abdullah
  25. Jacquizz Rodgers
  26. Damien Williams
  27. Juwan Thompson
  28. Kenyan Drake
  29. Fitzgerald Toussaint
  30. Kenjon Barner
  31. Justin Forsett

Bilal Powell – He torched the 49ers defense to a tune of 179 yards and two touchdowns on 34 total touches. With Matt Forte looking unlikely to play in week 15 with a knee injury, Powell makes for a solid RB2 in both standard and PPR formats against the Dolphins on Saturday night.

Kenneth Farrow – This isn’t the first time I have advocated to stash Kenneth Farrow for the very reason why he has become fantasy relevant. Melvin Gordon left Sunday’s game with what is being called a ‘hip strain’ and is considered week-to-week. When you factor in his heavy workload (295 touches/21 pg), it seemed easy to predict an injury. Now, I’m certainly not the guy who tries to predict injury, but I am the guy who looks to protect myself and Farrow’s situation made him one of the more valuable handcuffs next to guys like Derrick Henry, DeAngelo Williams, and Alfred Morris.

Once Farrow took over, he received 22 total touches (16 carries and six receptions) and turned that into 88 total yards. If Gordon is forced to miss time, then he should be viewed as a high-end RB2 against a Raiders defense that has struggled to stop the run the last three weeks (135.3 ypg).

Charles Sims – In his first game action since Week 4, Sims picked up where he left off as the team’s change-of-pace back. It wasn’t a great showing with 7 total touches for 50 total yards. With matchups against the Cowboys and Saints the next two weeks, he makes for a worthy RB3 in PPR formats.

Adrian Peterson – Reports have surfaced that he could return to practice this week. Even if he does there is no guarantee that he would see the field before Week 16. As things stand, he’s worth a speculative add.

Wide Receiver

02 OCT 2016: New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during the game between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford,NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

  1. Robby Anderson
  2. Taylor Gabriel
  3. Marqise Lee
  4. TY Montgomery
  5. Dontrelle Inman
  6. Tyler Boyd
  7. Will Fuller
  8. Corey Coleman
  9. JJ Nelson
  10. Kenny Stills
  11. Adam Thielen
  12. Tyler Lockett
  13. Pierre Garcon
  14. Jermaine Kearse
  15. Michael Floyd
  16. Anquan Boldin
  17. Josh Bellamy
  18. Ted Ginn Jr
  19. Chris Hogan
  20. Tajae Sharpe
  21. Brandon Coleman
  22. Eli Rogers
  23. Chris Conley
  24. Mohamed Sanu
  25. Brian Quick

Robby Anderson – There is no question that he is Bryce Petty’s favorite target with a target share above 30% the last two weeks. He has received 23 targets and turned that into 10 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown the past two weeks. Any time a WR receives 10+ targets a week, he instantly becomes a viable WR3/4. With a matchup against the Dolphins on hand, he should be fine flex play against a defense that has allowed 270+ yards a game the last three weeks and has allowed the 13th-most points to WRs on the season.

Taylor Gabriel – Continues to shine even on limited targets. He finished with 3 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. He scored double-digit fantasy points in five of the last six weeks. If Mohamed Sanu misses another week, then he should be considered a strong WR3 against the 49ers at home.

Marqise Lee – He hauled in 5-of-8 targets for 113 yards in the Jaguars Week 14 loss to the Vikings. Lee continues to outproduce WR1 Allen Robinson. Lee will be a high-floor WR3 this week against the Texans.

TY Montgomery – Whether you use him as an RB or WR, he’s becoming more and more involved in the offense and it appears the Packers have figured out that TyMo is a much better player than teammate James Starks. Montgomery carried the rock nine times for 41 yards and a touchdown while hauling in 3-of-4 targets for another 45 yards. With a matchup against the Bears on tap, he makes for a strong flex play in 12 team leagues.

Dontrelle Inman – The touchdown streak continues as he has now found paydirt in three straight games. Inman surpassed Travis Benjamin and profiles as a strong WR3 against the Raiders porous secondary.

JJ Nelson -Extremely risky WR4 this week against the Saints. He scored two touchdowns in as many weeks, but only received a total of four targets and two receptions. There is no way he will continue the streak with limited touches.

 

 

Tight End

gresham

  1. Ladarius Green
  2. Jermaine Gresham
  3. CJ Fiedorowicz
  4. Dennis Pitta
  5. Lance Kendricks
  6. Hunter Henry
  7. Will Tye
  8. Neal Sterling
  9. Daniel Brown
  10. Jack Doyle
  11. Gary Barnidge
  12. Clive Walford

Jermaine Gresham – With noodle-arm Carson Palmer under center, the Cardinals use check downs to David Johnson often and rely on short and intermediate routes from Larry Fitzgerald and an expected target in Gresham. He has received a healthy dose of targets the last three weeks (7.6 pg) and has a steady floor that makes him a viable TE1. The Cardinals will take on the Saints this week who have been average against tight ends allowing the 16th-most points to the position.

As always, check out other great content on TFA and use #AskTFA for advice and line up questions! Goodluck in Round 2 of the fantasy playoffs!!

Hello, my name is Kevin Steele. I enjoy long walks on the beach and cuddling up with a good glass of scotch and The Fantasy Life book by Matthew Berry.

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