Fantasy football waiver wire Week 15: Best pickups at each position

    The fantasy football playoffs are here, but between injuries and a spate of COVID-19 cases around the league, fantasy coaches may have to scramble to find replacements for the very players who got them this far. .

    The good news is that we don’t have to deal with any bye weeks, as the last one came in week 14.

    Reading: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

    However, there is a slight caveat to this week’s schedule, as there are two games on Saturday: the Las Vegas Raiders vs. the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots vs. the Indianapolis Colts.

    If you’re one of the fantasy coaches who managed to get a bye from the first round of the playoffs, this is not a week to take your foot off the pedal. you can still upgrade your gear in preparation for next week.

    With all that in mind, let’s take a look at the best fantasy football waiver wire pickups in week 15, from quarterback to tight end.

    qb jimmy garoppolo, san francisco 49ers

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    Garoppolo is coming off one of his best fantasy performances of the year after scoring just over 20 in Week 14 against a stingy Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks in the bottom 10 in points allowed per game for the position.

    jimmy g has been pretty consistent all year, totaling 15 or more fantasy points in eight of 12 contests, including six of his last seven. It’s a safe play in Week 15 against an Atlanta Falcons defense that gives up the second-most fantasy points (and touchdowns) per game to quarterbacks.

    priority level: medium

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    qb tua tagovailoa, miami dolphins

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    after a rough start to the year, tagovailoa has been playing much better lately. Granted, his numbers don’t jump off the page, but he has 15 or more fantasy points in five of his last seven games.

    in week 15, tagovailoa will take on a new york jets defense and hand over the sixth most fantasy points per game to signal callers. Tua posted a fantasy 19.5 points against the Jets in Week 11.

    priority level: medium

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    qb justin fields, chicago bears

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    fields, who continues to improve as the season progresses, posted his best fantasy performance of the 2021 campaign in week 14, amassing 22.3 fantasy points, and he did so despite turning the ball over three times .

    Fields provides a safe floor for fantasy coaches thanks to his ability to run the ball (nine carries, 74 yards), but he has the potential to put a fantasy team on his back if he can avoid turnovers.

    In Week 15, the rookie quarterback has a juicy matchup against a Minnesota Vikings defense that gives up the fourth most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

    priority level: high

    rb rashaad penny, seattle seahawks

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    With the Seahawks desperately needing a spark in Week 14, Penny provided it, totaling 137 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly, he left teammate Alex Collins in the dust in terms of touches, with Collins seeing just eight to Penny’s 17.

    We’d be surprised if penny’s performance didn’t lead to another no. 1 in workload in Week 15, and he has a decent matchup against an Los Angeles Rams run defense that ranks 15th in terms of fantasy points allowed per game to running backs.

    priority level: high

    RB Jeff Wilson Jr., San Francisco 49ers

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    With Elijah Mitchell sidelined, Wilson took over the 49ers’ backfield in Week 14 and finished with a team-high 13 carries for 56 yards. Keep an eye on the niners’ injury report as the week goes on, but if Mitchell is forced to sit out again in Week 15, Wilson owns it back in San Fran.

    The Niners draw the Falcons in Week 15, a team that is ceding 12th place in most fantasy points per contest to the backs.

    priority level: medium

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    rb duke johnson, miami dolphins

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    johnson hasn’t touched the ball since week 11, but that could change this week as the dolphins currently have three running backs on the covid-19 list: myles gaskin, salvan ahmed and phillip lindsay.

    Of course, there’s no guarantee that all three players will sit down, but if they do, Johnson should see a heavy workload, which would come against a rotten Jets defense that is giving up more fantasy points. per game to runners than any other. nfl team.

    priority level: low

    wrs braxton berrios and jamison crowder, new york jets

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    With the Jets’ top two receivers out of the game, Berríos led all receivers in targets (10), receptions (6) and receiving yards (52) in Week 14.

    We still like Jamison Crowder as the best option with Corey Davis and Elijah Moore on injured reserve, but Berríos could find a place for himself the rest of the season.

    priority level for crowder: medium

    priority level for berries: low

    wr amon-ra st. brown, detroit lions

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    st. Brown has been a target monster the past two weeks, scoring 24 (12 in each game). he has converted those goals into 159 yards and a touchdown.

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    The lions are supposed to be way behind the arizona cardinals in week 15, which should lead to a lot more targets for st. brown with his team in catch-up mode.

    Arizona has also been generous with receivers, allowing the position to rank 14th in the most fantasy points per game. st. brown is a flexible game at best, albeit unstable.

    priority level: medium

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    wr rashod bateman, baltimore ravens

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    bateman finally had the game-clincher we’ve all been waiting for, hitting seven of eight targets for a career-high 103 yards. He’s still third in the receiving pecking order at Baltimore, but he’s a solid stash nonetheless.

    lamar jackson is dealing with an ankle injury but is expected to play in a week 15 matchup against the green bay packers that could be a shootout.

    however, batman is a shaky flex game at best until you string together a few good weeks in a row.

    priority level: low

    wr donovan peoples-jones, cleveland browns

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    After disappearing for the past two weeks, peoples-jones is back on waiver wire’s radar. In Week 14, Peoples-Jones led all Brown receivers with 90 receiving yards. it’s still a shaky option in terms of initial appeal, but peoples-jones is a good stash as a possible fallback option.

    priority level: low

    wr cam sims, washington football team

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    sims led all washington pass receivers with 69 yards and a touchdown in what was a dumpster fire of an all-around performance for the football team’s offense.

    with the washington number. 1 wide receiver, terry mclaurin, in concussion protocol and in danger of missing week 15, sims have a chance to see a heavy dose of targets against the philadelphia eagles, though philadelphia is giving up the third-fewest points from fantasy per game to position.

    priority level: low

    you ricky seals-jones, washington football team

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    seals-jones was quiet in week 14, but overall it was a bad day for washington’s offense. Hopefully there are better days ahead for Seals-Jones, who is the undisputed starter at tight end now that Logan Thomas is out for the season.

    seals-jones went on a three-week stretch earlier in the season in which he averaged 7.3 goals, five receptions and 50 yards per game with thomas out.

    Washington’s Week 15 opponent, the Eagles, are a very friendly matchup for the tight ends as they are giving up the most fantasy points per contest at the position. give seals-jones even more a touch of mclaurin doesn’t play.

    priority level: medium

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