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2018 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 14: Start, Stash and Stream

Welcome back to Start, Stash and Stream where we provide an in depth look into the waiver wire landscape each week. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. And no, not Bowl Season. It is fantasy football playoff season. Hopefully you’ve been faithfully following RSJ this season and we led you to the promise land. And now you faithful followers will be rewarded for your allegiance by receiving the best waiver wire advice at this most crucial part of the year. With many, many keys injures Week 13, the waiver wire is chalk full of talent that will help you pulverize your competition, so attention to your league’s movements will be critical. With that in mind, let’s break down the best waiver wire adds Week 14.

Start

  1. Jaylen Samuels, RB / TE, Pittsburgh Steelers (9% Yahoo ownership); (Unlimited FAAB)
  2. Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Fransisco 49ers (1% Yahoo ownership); (15-20% FAAB)
  3. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (49% Yahoo ownership); (10-12% FAAB)
  4. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints (43% Yahoo ownership); (7-9% FAAB)
  5. Justin Jackson, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (23% Yahoo ownership); (7-9% FAAB)
  6. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (46% Yahoo ownership); (5-7% FAAB)
  7. Dante Pettis, WR, San Fransisco 49ers (4% Yahoo ownership); (5-7% FAAB)
  8. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (40% Yahoo ownership); (5-7% FAAB)
  9. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions (42% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB)
  10. Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots (24% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB) 
  11. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (46% Yahoo ownership) ; (4-6% FAAB)
  12. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders (39% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  13. Jordy Nelson, WR, Oakland Raiders (30% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  14. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins (10% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  15. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons (32% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  16. Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears (34% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  17. Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans (41% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  18. Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers (18% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  19. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins (49% Yahoo ownership); (2-4% FAAB)
  20. Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins (29% Yahoo ownership); (2-4% FAAB)
  21. C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (26% Yahoo ownership); (1-2% FAAB)

With James Conner (ankle) out this Sunday, Jaylen Samuels is unquestionably the top waiver wire add Week 14. Not only does Samuels provide security with Conner, but he also possesses immense fantasy value with his tight end eligibility. There are also rumbling this could be the dread high ankle sprain, which means Conner could be out a few games. If Samuels is the starting running back each of the next three weeks, he will be the reason you win your fantasy league if you are able to snag him…With Matt Breida again (eyeroll emoji) aggravating his ankle injury, Jeff Wilson Jr. delivered in relief, totaling 134 yards on 23 touches (8 receptions). The rookie was also involved in Week 12, totaling 41 yards on 8 touches. With Alfred Morris a healthy scratch each of the past two weeks, Wilson is locked into lead back duties with Breida already declared out for Week 14… Things may start to get interesting in Los Angeles. With Melvin Gordon out Week 13, Austin Ekeler, as expected, handled lead back duties. And while providing weekly Flex value spelling Gordon throughout this season, Ekeler fell flat in his second start this season, totaling just 43 yards on 18 touches. However, once the Chargers turned to their seventh round rookie Justin Jackson, the offense began clicking. Jackson turned his 8 carries in 63 yards and a touchdown, and also added one reception for 19 yards. There are rumblings Gordon may be able to return Week 14 against Cincinnati, but that appears unlikely. Ekeler may start again, but Jackson seems to have earned a larger role in the Charger backfield…With both Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin hobbled, Dante Pettis has stepped into the role of WR1 and looks to have developed quite the chemistry with Nick Mullens. Over the past two weeks, Pettis has 9 catches for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns. With a dearth of talent in the wide receiving corps, Pettis should garner a large majority of targets for the 49ers the reminder of the season…Welcome back to fantasy relevancy Jordy Nelson!!!!!!!! Nelson turned back the clock Sunday, catching 10 of 11 targets for 97 yards. Derek Carr looked comfortable last week against KC, and maybe he finally turned a corner with Gruden’s West Coast offense. Nelson is the most experienced and talented wideout in Oakland, so as long as Carr continues throwing, Nelson should be a major benefactor…With A.J. Green (toe) done for the year, that will once again open up targets for C.J. Uzomah. The disappointing RSJ fantasy darling saw a great target share (7) Week 13, but could only muster 33 yards. Hopefully Green’s absence will increase Uzomah’s productivity just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

Stash

    1. Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (24% Yahoo ownership); (2-4% FAAB)
    2. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (24% Yahoo ownership); (2-4% FAAB)
    3. Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins (14% Yahoo ownership); (1% FAAB)
    4. Bruce Ellington, WR, Detroit Lions (2% Yahoo ownership); (1% FAAB)
    5. Dontrelle Inman, WR, Indianapolis Colts (2% Yahoo ownership); (1% FAAB) 
    6. Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears (35% Yahoo ownership)
    7. Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins (30% Yahoo ownership)
    8. John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (9% Yahoo ownership)
    9. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (49% Yahoo ownership)
    10. DeDe Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (35% Yahoo ownership)
    11. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks (30% Yahoo ownership)
    12. Washington Redskins DST (38% Yahoo ownership)
    13. Tennessee Titans DST (47% Yahoo ownership)
    14. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets (22% Yahoo ownership)
    15. Ty Montgomery, RB, Baltimore Ravens (13% Yahoo ownership)
    16. John Kelly, RB, Los Angeles Rams (0% Yahoo ownership)
    17. Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams (12% Yahoo ownership)
    18. Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants (1% Yahoo ownership)
    19. Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (18% Yahoo ownership)
    20. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (38% Yahoo ownership)
    21. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (24% Yahoo ownership)
    22. Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets (9% Yahoo ownership)
    23. Marcell Ateman, WR, Oakland Raiders (4% Yahoo ownership)
    24. Dan Arnold, WR, TE, New Orleans Saints (1% Yahoo ownership)
    25. David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks (26% Yahoo ownership)
    26. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons (47% Yahoo ownership)
    27. Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans (23% Yahoo ownership)
    28. Ian Thomas, TE, Carolina Panthers (0% Yahoo ownership)
    29. Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bulls (1% Yahoo ownership)
    30. Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans (1% Yahoo ownership)
    31. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns (13% Yahoo ownership)
    32. Rishard Higgins, WR, Cleveland Browns (1% Yahoo ownership)
    33. Willie Snead IV, WR, Baltimore Ravens (29% Yahoo ownership)
    34. Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans (7% Yahoo ownership)
    35. Taywan Taylor, WR, Tennessee Titans (1% Yahoo ownership)
    36. Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets (13% Yahoo ownership)
    37. Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos (49% Yahoo ownership)
    38. Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys (6% Yahoo ownership)
    39. Cleveland Browns DST (10% Yahoo ownership)
    40. Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams (34% Yahoo ownership)
    41. Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets (10% Yahoo ownership)
    42. Donte Moncrief, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (16% Yahoo ownership) 
    43. Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Fransisco 49ers (39% Yahoo ownership)
    44. Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (4% Yahoo ownership)
    45. Buffalo Bills DST (30% Yahoo ownership)
    46. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (15% Yahoo ownership)
    47. Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals (1% Yahoo ownership)  
    48. D’Onta Foreman, RB, Houston Texans (8% Yahoo ownership)
    49. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens (2% Yahoo ownership)
    50. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1% Yahoo ownership)
    51. Demetrius Harris, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (0% Yahoo ownership)
    52. Jordan Thomas, TE, Houston Texans (1% Yahoo ownership)
    53. Matt LaCosse, TE, Denver Broncos (15% Yahoo ownership)
    54. Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills (1% Yahoo ownership)
    55. Levin Toiolo, TE, Detroit Lions (0% Yahoo ownership)
    56. Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins (7% Yahoo ownership)
    57. Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys (1% Yahoo ownership)
    58. Rhett Ellison, TE, New York Giants (1% Yahoo ownership)
    59. Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams (2% Yahoo ownership)

With TMZ’s release of the horrific and repulsive Kareem Hunt video, the Chiefs waived the sophomore running back, opening up RB1 potential for replacement Spencer Ware. And while providing a touchdown, Ware failed to truly capitalize on his opportunities this past Sunday, averaging just 3.36 yards per carry. Damien Williams, on the other hand, supplied plenty of explosiveness averaging 7.6 YPC on his 5 carries, totaling 45 yards on just 7 touches on the day. This is Ware’s backfield to lose, but he did a good job of letting his strong grasp slip a little with his Week 13 performance…Bruce Ellington has 19 catches on 26 targets over the past three weeks since Detroit placed Marvin Jones Jr. on IR. And while the yardage output during that time (115 yards) has been rather unsightly, he carries WR3 appeal in PPR leagues given his target share…Facing three of the worst offenses (NYG, JAX, TEN) during the fantasy playoffs, the Washington Redskins DST looks primed for a great defensive stretch Week 14 through 16.

Stream

  1. New York Jets DST (10% Yahoo ownership)
  2. New Orleans Saints DST (46% Yahoo ownership)
  3. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders (18% Yahoo ownership)
  4. New York Giants DST (9% Yahoo ownership)
  5. Detroit Lions DST (7% Yahoo ownership)

A lot of defenses surround the lone position player Week 14. Derek Carr actually looked competent against Kansas City last week, completing 76% of his passes for 285 yards and 3 touchdowns. I suggest Carr with trepidation, but he gets a juicy matchup at home against the now reeling Steelers…The New Orleans Saints DST comes into Week 14 as one of the hottest defensive units, posting 3 straight double digit fantasy point performances, and 4 straight of 9+, recording 20 sacks and 11 turnovers during that stretch.

Others, for those of you in leagues with your grandparents and pets (50-60% Yahoo ownership)

  1. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders (53% Yahoo ownership); (10-12% FAAB)
  2. Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants (59% Yahoo ownership); (7-9% FAAB)
  3. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (56% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB)
  4. Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (50% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB)
  5. Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions (56% Yahoo ownership); (4-6% FAAB)
  6. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (57% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  7. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (59% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars DST (57% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)
  9. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (54% Yahoo ownership); (3-5% FAAB)

In the fantasy football playoffs, Dak Prescott has home dates against the Eagles and Bucs (two of the worst passing defenses in the NFL), and a road date in Indy against Andrew Luck‘s high powered offense. As the Boys look secure the NFC East division title crown, Dak and company will be firing on all cylinders Weeks 14-16…Adam Humphries has scored 5 touchdowns in his past 5 games, and has recorded at least 50 receiving yards in 6 straight. With Tampa’s running game taking a back seat, there will be plenty of targets for Humphries to remain a weekly WR3 / Flex option…Usually I do not waste time suggesting FAABing defenses, but the Jacksonville Jaguars DST just shut out one of the hottest teams in football (Indy), and face Tennessee (28th in points per game), Washington (27th), and Miami (25th) during the fantasy playoffs.

Week 14 Waiver Wire Rankings

  1. Jaylen Samuels, RB / TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Fransisco 49ers 
  3. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
  4. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints 
  5. Justin Jackson, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
  6. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  7. Dante Pettis, WR, San Fransisco 49ers 
  8. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers
  9. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions 
  10. Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots 
  11. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens 
  12. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders
  13. Jordy Nelson, WR, Oakland Raiders 
  14. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins 
  15. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons 
  16. Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears
  17. Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans 
  18. Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers 
  19. Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  20. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins

Good luck finding these diamonds in the rough. Remember, some stashes can immediately become starts, so always stay updated with RSJ, as we will always provide the latest and greatest info.

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