Week 14 Waiver Wire Targets
We have a few guys who are carryovers this week, but since they are still available in most leagues and not much happened this week injury-wise, it’s safe to say they are still the best options.
We did see a few injuries to fantasy-relevant players, so those replacements will round out our list this week.
Let’s dive into some players worth looking at this week.
Tyjae Spears – Running Back – Tennessee Titans (32% rostered)
Tyjae Spears rushed 16 times for 75 yards and caught four passes for 13 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Colts. And that was with Derrick Henry playing up until later in the fourth quarter.
Henry departed with a head injury, although the Titans have stated he is not in the concussion protocol, so we will have to see how he practices during the week.
Still, the Titans may start to lean more heavily on their future back, and Spears is a becoming a solid contributor even with Henry on the field.
If Henry misses a week, Spears would be a great spot start with potential standalone value for the rest of the season.
Ezekiel Elliott – Running Back – New England Patriots (34% rostered)
Rhamondre Stevenson left early on Sunday, leaving Zeke as the main back against a stout Atlanta defense.
Zeke rushed 17 times for 52 yards and caught four passes for 40 yards against the Chargers. With Stevenson potentially nursing an ankle injury, we could see a healthy dose of Elliott over the next few weeks.
Zeke might not be his old self, but he should get the volume and targets to warrant starting him in fantasy as long as Stevenson is out. As playoffs approach, Elliott would still be a solid handcuff.
Antonio Gibson – Running Back – Washington Commanders (45% rostered)
I really don’t love the schedule for the Commanders, but at the same time it could also bode well for Antonio Gibson.
First off, Brian Robinson left with a hamstring injury. The Commanders do have a Week 14 Bye, but hamstring injuries are usually a few weeks, so we could see a Gibson start in Week 15 regardless.
Second, if the Commanders are struggling, they probably will turn to Gibson anyway since he is a pass-catching back.
I may not advise grabbing him in standard leagues, but he could be a huge contributor in PPR leagues the rest of the season.
Jayden Reed – Wide Receiver – Green Bay Packers (43% rostered)
I’ve kept Reed on here for awhile now, but at only 43% rostered it would be a crime not to have him as a top Wide Receiver target.
Reed had a quiet game against the Chiefs, catching four passes for 16 yards. But he still saw five targets and is involved enough in a surging offense to consider adding to your fantasy team.
Christian Watson also injured his hamstring late in the game, and it was the same hamstring that kept him out early this season. That could mean a lengthy absence again.
The Packers have one of the easiest schedules moving forward, and the way Jordan Love is playing currently, Reed (especially if Watson is out), could be a massive asset.
Noah Brown – Wide Receiver – Houston Texans (35% rostered)
Tank Dell’s amazing rookie season unfortunately came to an end on Sunday after breaking his leg early in the game.
Noah Brown didn’t catch any passes in his first game back from injury, but he has enough history with CJ Stroud this season that I believe he will bounce back quickly.
Nico Collins will probably still get the most targets, but Brown should see plenty of work to finish the year.
Jonathan Mingo – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers (12% rostered)
Jonathan Mingo continued his strong play last week, catching six passes for 69 yards on a career-high 10 targets.
The Panthers seem to like getting him more involved, so he could be a solid contributor from here on out.
I don’t love the Panthers’ schedule to finish the season, but Mingo is involved enough in an offense that will have to throw that it warrants an add in most leagues.
Brevin Jordan – Tight End – Houston Texans (2% rostered)
Another Texan this waiver wire, but Dalton Schultz is dealing with an injury that kept him out this week, leaving Brevin Jordan as the main Tight End.
Jordan caught three passes for 64 yards in relief of Schultz, and he is considered more of a pass-catching Tight End than a blocking one.
If Schultz does miss more time, Jordan should be a primary pass catcher in a pass-heavy offense that also lost Tank Dell this week. I wouldn’t spend much on him in case Schultz comes back next week, but if he does miss time Jordan is a solid replacement.
Jake Browning – Quarterback – Cincinnati Bengals (12% rostered)
Who would have guessed Jake Browning would be considered a waiver wire addition after his first few weeks as the starter, but he wowed last night against the Jaguars.
Browning was massively efficient, completing 32 of 37 passes for 354 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed twice for 22 yards and a touchdown.
It could be that the Bengals have figured out how to run the offense without Burrow, and with that receiving corps he definitely has the potential to do well.
If you need a QB to hold you over or need one in Superflex leagues, Browning is a solid option with a pretty nice schedule moving forward.
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