Fantasy Football Week 15: Waiver Wire

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Every week on Tuesday, I will be posting my top Fantasy Football waiver wire pick ups for the week. Only players owned in under 60% of Yahoo leagues will qualify. There are all sorts of leagues out there with different levels of competition and varying player pool depths, so I will have a few picks with under 60% ownership, a few under 30%, 15%,  and usually at least one deep sleeper under 5%.

The players are listed by position first, then by the order that I would add them. If there are any players you have a specific question about feel free to hit me up in the comments or on Twitter.

Week 15 Waiver Wire Picks:

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Tyrod Taylor, BUF (55% owned) – Is averaging over 25 fantasy points per game (26.8) over his last three starts and has thrown seven TDs to just one INT over that stretch.

Taylor is always a threat to add points via rushing yards and could be a useful replacement if your normal starter has a tough playoff match-up.

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Denard Robinson, JAX (10%) – Was impressive last week with 75 yards and a TD after rookie T.J. Yeldon hurt his knee. If Yeldon is out for any length of time Robinson is worth a start especially this week against a suspect Falcons D.

Bryce Brown, SEA (3%) – Should be the Seahawks primary RB this week and he’s always had the talent to put up huge numbers if given a chance.

Brandon Bolden, NE (11%) – Saw an increase in snaps last week after Blout’s hip injury and could see a similar workload this week assuming Blount is still sidelined. Bolden isn’t flashy, but is big enough to run between the tackles and has good hands out of the backfield. It’s always risky to trust a Belichick RB in the fantasy playoffs, but Bolden could put up solid numbers if given a chance this week.

Tim Hightower, NO (43%) – With Mark Ingram out for the year, Hightower took over as the Saints lead back last week and got a surprising 28 carries. I doubt he sees that many touches again and he lacks explosiveness, but he runs hard and could see some red zone carries. Hightower is a low-upside flex option but should see enough touches for double-digit fantasy points in his next three match-ups.

Matt Jones, WAS (45%) – Has gotten 18 carries is each of the last two games and despite just mediocre numbers is a more explosive option that Alfred Morris. Fumbling issues could send Jones to the bench again, but he’s also capable of a big fantasy line if you need a last minute injury replacement in the playoffs.

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