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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Hold & Drop (Week 14)

Dec 5, 2022
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Hold & Drop (Week 14)

Let’s take a look at players our analysts consider on the fringe as you weigh your waiver wire additions for the week.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Hold & Drop (Week 14)

Droppable

With Mike Williams on the way back from a reaggravated high-ankle sprain, you can ditch DeAndre Carter, who’ll be the Chargers’ No. 4 receiver upon Big Mike’s return.

Even if Brandin Cooks is able to return from a calf injury this week, you won’t be able to trust him in your lineup at any point down the stretch with Kyle Allen at quarterback. Cooks hasn’t been an alpha receiver for the Texans this year, and there’s just not enough juice in this passing game to warrant rostering this longtime fantasy gem who’s starting to lose his luster.

Romeo Doubs is due back soon from a high-ankle sprain, but Christian Watson has blossomed into a star while Doubs has been sidelined, and Allen Lazard has the other starting WR spot locked down. Doubs might not play much in three-receiver sets either because Randall Cobb gets a lot of the slot snaps for the Packers. Besides, the Green Bay passing game isn;t prolific enough to support more than two fantasy-relevant receivers.

So much for the idea that Darrell Henderson might have handcuff value as Travis Etienne‘s backup. Henderson was a healthy scratch in Week 13.

Droppable with a chance of regret

Tyler Allgeier gets double-digit carries most weeks in the Falcons backfield-by-committee, but just barely. He doesn’t catch many passes and has scored two touchdowns in 11 games. Atlanta has a bye this week and has tricky matchups against the Saints and Ravens in Weeks 15-16.

Robert Woods falls into the “with regret” category because it’s possible Titans rookie Treylon Burks misses Week 14 with a concussion. But even if he does, that hardly guarantees fantasy relevance for Woods, who did virtually nothing when Burks missed a month with a toe injury earlier this season.

Don’t drop yet

Things didn’t work out for Elijah Moore in Week 13 (2-7-0 on six targets), but Jets QB Mike White threw 57 passes. The Jets were freakishly pass-heavy in the early weeks of the season, too, when Joe Flacco was guiding the offense. Basically, Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur is happy to let his quarterback fling it around as long as the QB isn’t Zach Wilson. Moore is the Jets’ No. 3 receiver behind Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis, but a talented No. 3 might still have value is a pass-happy offense.

After producing just 38 receiving yards in his three previous games, Curtis Samuel had 6-63-0 receiving and 3-23-0 rushing Sunday against the Giants. Pumped up passing volume certainly helped, as Taylor Heinicke threw 41 times in the Commanders’ 20-20 tie with the Giants. Samuel still isn’t an especially appealing lineup option at the moment, but he still has value as a depth piece.

Jeff Wilson has only one carry and two targets Sunday vs. the 49ers, falling back into a No. 2 role behind Raheem Mostert. But there wasn’t much to go on, as the Dolphins ran fewer than 50 offensive plays and didn’t make much of an effort to get their ground game going against a stout 49ers run defense. Maybe you’ll want to keep Wilson on your bench in Week 14, but don’t cut him.

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – that allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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