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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Rankings & Top Pickups (Week 14)

Dec 5, 2022
Early Fantasy Football Sleepers: Cam Akers (2023)

Our analysts combine to provide rankings for Week 14 waiver wire targets. We’ll help you prioritize your bids for the week ahead. And here’s a look at our comprehensive Week 14 waiver wire advice article.

Week 14 Waiver Wire Rankings

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Top Pickups for Week 14

Zonovan Knight (NYJ): 47% rostered

  • Next opponents: @BUF, DET, JAX
  • True value: $16
  • Desperate need: $32
  • Budget-minded: $8

Analysis: The Jets are tattered at the RB position. Breece Hall is out for the season, and Michael Carter is trying to mend an ankle sprain. The backfield has been whittled down to N.C. State rookie Zonovan “Bam” Knight and veteran Ty Johnson. Knight commanded the lion’s share of the touches in Week 13, with 118 scrimmage yards on 20 opportunities. James Robinson only fielded four carries, while Johnson handled third-down receiving work with six receptions. Knight is the prize here, especially if Carter misses more time.

James Cook (BUF): 23% rostered

  • Next opponents: NYJ, MIA, @CHI
  • True value: $14
  • Desperate need: $26
  • Budget-minded: $7

Analysis: The slow changing of the guard in the Buffalo backfield took a very prominent lurch forward in Week 13. Georgia rookie James Cook handled a team-high 14 carries for 64 yards and pulled in all six of his targets for another 41 yards versus the Patriots. With a paltry RB market these days, borderline RB1 weeks off the wire are more than welcome. Cook could also continue to wedge out Devin Singletary as the RB1 in one of the NFL’s most productive offenses.

Cam Akers (LAR): 45% rostered

  • Next opponents: LV, @GB, DEN
  • True value: $13
  • Desperate need: $22
  • Budget-minded: $7

Analysis: Just when we thought we had a bead on this struggling Rams offense, Sean McVay spun around again and put Akers in the driver’s seat at the RB position over Kyren Williams. Akers was not very efficient with his 17 carries, only piling up 60 yards on the day. The good news was that Akers found the end zone twice against the Seahawks to give him fantasy relevance for the first time since Week 14 of 2020. This is a lost season for the Rams, so players like Akers who figure to be out of town next season are likely to see a lot of work.

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