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Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire and FAAB Advice: Players to Target, Stash & Drop (2022)

Dec 6, 2022
Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire and FAAB Advice: Players to Target, Stash & Drop (2022)

Under normal circumstances, fantasy managers wouldn’t have to work the waiver wire very hard in Week 14. At this late date in the season, contending teams usually have the core of their team in place, with a handful of capable backups ready to fill in should there be an injury.

Alas, circumstances are anything but normal this year.

We had a tidal wave of injuries in Week 13. Lamar Jackson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa, Kenneth Walker, Aaron Jones, Jaylen Waddle, Courtland Sutton, Treylon Burks were all hurt at some point during Sunday’s action. Some of these players returned and should be OK for Week 14. Others are likely to miss at least a week or more. Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot.

As if that weren’t enough, the final week of the regular season in most fantasy leagues happens to coincide with another bye-pocalypse. We have six teams on bye this week, so we’re going to see some makeshift fantasy lineups in the most important week of the regular season. And obviously, the trade deadline has passed in the vast majority of fantasy leagues, so the only way out of our bye-induced, injury-induced misery is to work the waiver wire.

At least we have some interesting commodities available for desperate shoppers. With the division of labor shifting in a number of backfields, there are some intriguing RBs available. The WR, QB and TE positions have some low-rostered talent, too.

But FAAB dollars are scarce this time of year. Unless you’ve been saving for a rainy day — and I think I just heard thunder — you’ll have to be savvy with your bidding this week.

All right … let’s see what’s available.

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Week 14 Waiver Wire Grade: B+

(Players chosen based on having early-week consensus rostership below 50%. Recommended FAAB bids are based on a $100 budget.)

Week 14 Waiver Wire Rankings

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Running Backs

Written by Bo McBrayer

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.

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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.

Jerick McKinnon (KC): 41% rostered

  • Next opponents: @DEN, @HOU, SEA
  • True value: $11
  • Desperate need: $16
  • Budget-minded: $5

Analysis: McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco were both fantasy-relevant waiver adds last week, but Pacheco has crossed into unavailable territory since taking over the lead back role for the Chiefs a few weeks ago. McKinnon averaged 6.4 yards on his eight carries on Sunday and added a receiving touchdown. Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes clearly trust him in their two-minute offense and on third down. “Jet” is definitely worthy of a roster spot, with weekly flex play consideration.

Jordan Mason (SF): 15% rostered

  • Next opponents: TB, @SEA, WAS
  • True value: $7
  • Desperate need: $13
  • Budget-minded: $3

Analysis: For the second season in a row, the 49ers have added two rookie RBs, and the one with the lesser draft capital has turned out to be the better football player. Last season, it was Elijah Mitchell who was vastly better than Trey Sermon despite going three rounds later in the NFL Draft. This season, myriad RB injuries have thrust undrafted Georgia Tech rookie Jordan Mason into a prominent role alongside Christian McCaffrey, while third-round pick Tyrion Davis-Price of LSU is a third wheel. Mason has been a roster mainstay, when healthy, because of his prowess on special teams. He now is looking at least another week of steady rushing volume before Mitchell can return from his MCL sprain.

DeeJay Dallas (SEA): 3% rostered

  • Next opponents: CAR, SF, @KC
  • True value: $5
  • Desperate need: $10
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: It’s certainly not sexy, but the best RB to acquire for those of us who are FAAB-strapped at this point in the season is DeeJay Dallas. Seattle starter Kenneth Walker III injured his ankle on Sunday, paving the way for Dallas to shoulder the load. Dallas then got dinged himself, and it was up to Tony Jones Jr. Jones got knocked out next, so Dallas shook off a “doubtful to return” tag to get back in and pile up double-digit carries. Even if for just one jaunt against the Panthers, Dallas can plop right into a flex start and help your team sneak into the playoffs.

Stash Candidates: Alexander Mattison, Melvin Gordon, Tyler Allgeier, Ty Johnson

Alexander Mattison might trick some people into a waiver overspend with his touchdown on Sunday, but he still only saw five touches behind Dalvin Cook. He is still completely irrelevant without a Cook injury.

Melvin Gordon is going to make his Chiefs debut next week in all likelihood, but there should be plenty of doubt about how many touches he can pluck from Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon.

Ty Johnson is a secondary or tertiary option in a messy NYJ committee. He had six receptions and one rushing attempt in Week 13. As strong as Bam Knight has looked, Johnson is only relevant as long as Michael Carter is on the shelf with his ankle sprain. Carter might even be ready this week.

Wide Receivers

Written by Derek Brown

Corey Davis (NYJ): 13% rostered

  • Next opponents: @BUF, DET, JAC
  • True value: $4
  • Desperate need: $6
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: Davis looked good in his second game back from injury. He finished second among Jets wideouts in snaps, routes and receiving yards in Week 13 behind only Garrett Wilson. Davis drew a 17.5% target share, turning it into 85 receiving yards (1.84 yards per route run). Before losing time to injury in the middle of the season, Davis was quietly playing well, ranking 27th in PFF receiving grade and 26th in yards per route run (minimum 25 targets). Davis’s upcoming schedule is pretty favorable. Since Week 7, Buffalo has allowed the 13th-most fantasy points per game to perimeter wide receivers. Over the same period, Detroit and Jacksonville have coughed up the sixth- and seventh-highest yards per reception to wide receivers.

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Jameson Williams (DET): 47% rostered

  • Next opponents: MIN, @NYJ, @CAR
  • True value: $4
  • Desperate need: $6
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: Williams only played eight snaps on Sunday, running two routes while drawing one target in his NFL debut. Rightfully so, Detroit is easing its first-round stud into the mix at wide receiver. It won’t take Williams long to establish himself in this WR room, even on limited snaps out the gate. Williams has nice matchups in two of the next three games to do just that. Since Week 7, Minnesota and Carolina are 32nd and 31st in fantasy points per game allowed to perimeter wide receivers. Williams could be a difference maker for your squad in the fantasy playoffs.

Parris Campbell (IND): 43% rostered

  • Next opponents: BYE, @MIN, LAC
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $5
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Campbell entered Week 13 with top-36 WR outings in four of his last five games with Matt Ryan under center (WR9, WR5, WR11, WR32). Sunday night against Dallas, he only handled a 13.5% target share and had 43 receiving yards, but better days are ahead after the bye. Campbell faces the Vikings, who have conceded the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing slot receivers over their last five games.

D.J. Chark (DET): 16% rostered

  • Next opponents: MIN, @NYJ, @CAR
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $5
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Chark resumed his role as a full-time receiver in the Lions’ offense in Week 12. Since then, he has had a 14.1% target share as the team’s field stretcher. Chark secured a touchdown against the Bills to save his fantasy day in Week 12 before exploding for 98 receiving yards against the Jaguars in Week 13. Chark should enjoy the same plus matchups as Jameson Williams on the outside against the Vikings and Panthers in the coming weeks. Notably, Minnesota is also giving up the ninth-highest deep ball completion rate. Chark is a strong WR3/flex play in Week 14.

Mack Hollins (LV): 31% rostered

  • Next opponents: @LAR, NE, @PIT
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Hollins’ production has been a rollercoaster this season, but he’s now earning consistent volume in this offense. Over his last three games, he has a 22.3% target share. With Foster Moreau now injured, Hollins could earn an even bigger share of the passing pie. He has advantageous matchups in two of his next three games against the Rams and Steelers, who entered Week 13 having conceded the 12th-most and the most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers.

Julio Jones (TB): 18% rostered

  • Next opponents: @SF, CIN, @ARI
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Jones is getting healthier at the right time, with 70% and 67.4% route participation rates in Weeks 10 and 12. When Jones has been (presumably) healthy, he has flashed glimpses of his former self, with two games with above 75.0 PFF receiving grades and 2.25 yards per route run (per PFF). After a date with San Francisco, Jones’ schedule looks quite favorable. Since Week 7, Cincinnati has looked like a shell of its former self, with the sixth-highest yards per attempt allowed. Over the same stretch, Arizona has permitted the most passing touchdowns in the NFL.

Stash Candidate: Kadarius Toney

Kadarius Toney is a must-stash player if you have the bench space. In Week 10, we got a brief look at his upside in the Chiefs’ passing attack. With only a 14.7% target share and 43.6% route participation rate, he rolled up 3.35 yards per route run and a 29% target per route run rate. If Toney’s balky hamstrings comply, he could push your team over the top as a smash flex play.

Quarterbacks

Written by Bo McBrayer

Jared Goff (DET): 50% rostered

  • Next opponents: MIN, @NYG, @CAR
  • True value: $7
  • Desperate need: $11
  • Budget-minded: $4

Analysis: Goff was a QB1 in Week 13 against the Jaguars. It was his third appearance among the top 12 QBs this season. The former top overall pick tied a season high with 41 passing attempts for 340 yards and two touchdown passes to Amon-Ra St. Brown. Next week, the Lions take on a vulnerable Vikings secondary. Goff has performed best against teams with below-average coverage numbers. The two subsequent games against the Giants and Panthers are less than ideal, but Goff is a premium Week 14 streaming option with the way this offense is humming along.

Mike White (NYJ): 18% rostered

  • Next opponents: @BUF, DET, JAX
  • True value: $6
  • Desperate need: $10
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: Even in a loss to Minnesota, White had some moments of brilliance. He continued to pepper standout rookie WR Garrett Wilson, leading to many more big plays than seen at any point with Zach Wilson under center. A stunning dropped pass in the end zone by Braxton Berrios was the difference in the game, but White has seized the team’s favor over their first-round headache.

Mac Jones (NE): 13% rostered

  • Next opponents: @ARI, @LV, CIN
  • True value: $5
  • Desperate need: $9
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: I know, this is an ugly name to mention these days. Jones is coming off consecutive poor showings in the fantasy department and is the leader of the “sick of Matt Patricia” angry mob that has formed as a result. The good news is that the Pats have two games coming up that figure to offer less resistance for this struggling offense. New England has also gone to an unusually high neutral-script pass rate the last few games, putting Mac Jones in pole position to be a strong streaming option against Arizona and Las Vegas.

Ryan Tannehill (TEN): 17% rostered

  • Next opponents: JAX, @LAC, HOU
  • True value: $4
  • Desperate need: $8
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: Tannehill has been a top-12 QB in each of the past two seasons, but you wouldn’t know it by the way his name is dragged in the fantasy community. Thankfully, you can scrape him off the bottom of the scrap heap for a jaunt with the Jaguars in Week 14. Those strapped for FAAB cash can do a lot worse at the QB position than with the steady Titans signal-caller against one of the league’s worst pass defenses.

Stash Candidates: None.

We are in full-on streaming season, with no reason to stash QBs on our rosters unless they’re getting plopped right into the starting lineup.

CTAs

Tight Ends

Written by Derek Brown

Hunter Henry (NE): 34% rostered

  • Next opponents: @ARI, @LV, CIN
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $6
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: The Patriots’ offense stinks. Yes, I know. I mentioned Henry among stashes last week specifically for this week’s matchup. Even the odorous playbook of Joe Judge and Matt Patricia can’t screw this up (I hope). Henry is a plug-and-play TE1 streamer this week. Arizona has been a TE wonderland all season. The Cardinals have allowed the most receiving yards, the most receiving touchdowns and the second-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.

Greg Dulcich (DEN): 37% rostered

  • Next opponents: KC, ARI, @LAR
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Dulcich is the Undertaker GIF. After exploding out the gate and choke-slamming rookie TE narratives, he went dormant. Dulcich calmly laid in the grave that Russell Wilson dug for this offense. In Week 13, he exploded from his fantasy casket with a 36.3% target share and 85 receiving yards. Dulcich could continue crushing opponents in the next three weeks. Arizona’s inability to defend against the position is well known. Since Week 7, KC and LAR have allowed the third- and fifth-highest yards per reception to tight ends.

Tyler Conklin (NYJ): 32% rostered

  • Next opponents: @BUF, DET, JAC
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Conklin easily could have been filed under the stash category, but I don’t want him to get lost in the mix, as he is a primary pickup for teams streaming tight ends for Weeks 15 and 16. With Mike White under center the last two games, Conklin logged 50 receiving yards in one outing while drawing a 12.2% target share against Minnesota. Per Football Outsiders, Detroit and Jacksonville are ranked 23rd and 30th in DVOA against tight ends.

Stash Candidates: Daniel Bellinger, Chigoziem Okonkwo

After recovering from an eye injury, Daniel Bellinger returned to the Giants’ starting lineup Sunday, playing 97% of the snaps while drawing a 16.1% target share. Bellinger is worth stashing in deeper leagues or if your squad has a firm eye set on Weeks 16 & 17 this season. Bellinger is an every-down TE, staring down favorable matchups with the Vikings and Colts in those weeks. Bellinger could easily sniff TE1 production against each of those defenses.

Okonkwo has produced this season whenever he’s been given opportunities. The rookie had only drawn 20 targets this season entering Week 13, but he has produced a ridiculous 10.2 yards after the catch per reception and 2.59 yards per route run. In Week 13, Okonkwo played 60% of the snaps. He bested Austin Hooper in routes (21 vs. 20). With these efficiency numbers and an athletic profile off the charts, Okonkwo is a player worth stashing, because if he earns full-time snaps at any point, he could explode as a weekly top-12 option at the position.

Defenses

Written by Pat Fitzmaurice

Pittsburgh Steelers: 28% rostered

  • Next opponents: BAL, @CAR, LV
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $4
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: The Steelers become an interesting Week 14 option if the Ravens won’t have QB Lamar Jackson, who sustained a knee injury against the Broncos in Week 13. Baltimore backup Tyler Huntley isn’t awful, but he was sacked 15 times and threw four interceptions in four 2021 starts. The Steelers have forced 17 turnovers this year, and the recent return of edge rusher T.J. Watt from a pectoral injury had made the Pittsburgh pass rush formidable again.

Arizona Cardinals: 9% rostered

  • Next opponents: NE, @DEN, TB
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: The Cardinals’ defense is more effective in the fantasy realm than in real life. Arizona is allowing 26.8 points per game, more than any other team except Detroit. Yet the Cardinals’ defense ranks 14th in fantasy points per game. Arizona has forced 14 turnovers and ranked sixth in the league in pressure rate going into Week 13. The Cards get a favorable Week 14 matchup against the Patriots, who have given up the seventh-most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses, and then a terrific Week 15 matchup against the hapless Denver offense.

Minnesota Vikings: 45% rostered

  • Next opponents: @DET, IND, NYG
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: The Vikings’ D is tied for second in the league with 20 takeaways. Minnesota gets a decent Week 14 matchup against Detroit, followed by an appealing Week 15 matchup against Indianapolis, which entered Week 13 having given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing defenses.

Tennessee Titans: 31% rostered

  • Next opponents: JAC, @LAC, HOU
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: The Tennessee defense wasn’t sharp in a 35-10 loss to the Eagles in Week 13, but the Titans ranked 10th in defensive DVOA and eighth in defensive fantasy points per game before getting whooped in Philadelphia. Tennessee is allowing 20 points per game and has recorded 33 sacks. The Titans have a reasonably decent home matchup against the Jaguars in Week 14 and could come out breathing fire after being embarrassed by the Eagles.

Las Vegas Raiders: 11% rostered

  • Next opponents: @LAR, NE, @PIT
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $1
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Yes, the Raiders. This is a bad defense that ranks dead last in DVOA. But a Week 14 matchup against the Rams and backup QB John Wolford is what makes Las Vegas a viable streaming option in Week 14. The Raiders are an especially appealing option for the budget-minded, since it’s virtually guaranteed that they can be had for the minimum bid.

Stash Candidates: Denver Broncos

You wouldn’t want to use the Broncos in a Week 14 game against the Chiefs, but matchups against the Cardinals and Rams in Weeks 15 and 16 are highly appealing. The Broncos have allowed 17.0 points per game this season. Entering Week 12, the Cardinals had allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to opposing defenses, and the Rams had allowed the most.

Kickers

Written by Pat Fitzmaurice

Michael Badgley (DET): 16% rostered

  • Next opponents: MIN, @NYJ, @CAR
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: After going 4-of-4 on field goals and 4-of-4 on extra points vs. the Jaguars in Week 13, Badgley gets a Week 14 date against the Vikings, who entered Week 13 having given up the fourth-most fantasy points to kickers. Badgley will get to kick inside a dome for that one, and the Lions offense has given him consistent doses of scoring opportunities.

Jason Sanders (MIA): 16% rostered

  • Next opponents: @LAC, @BUF, GB
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Tied to the potent Miami offense and kicking in warm Los Angeles, Sanders is an attractive Week 14 streamer against the Chargers. Sanders has been one of the hottest kickers in the league, with 16 field goals in his last five games.

Cameron Dicker (LAC): 37% rostered

  • Next opponents: MIA, TEN, @IND
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Dicker finally missed a kick in his sixth game of the year and his fifth with the Chargers, failing to convert a 52-yard try Sunday against the raiders. Dicker is now 12-of-13 on FGs for the year and 12-of-12 on extra points. He’s tied to a good Chargers offense, but next two matchups are against the Dolphins and Titans, which have been two of the least generous kicker opponents this season.

Jake Elliott (PHI): 37% rostered

  • Next opponents: @NYG, @CHI, @DAL
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Too many extra points, not enough field goals – that’s the risk of trotting out Elliott as your fantasy kicker. Having a kicker tied to such a prolific offense means a decent weekly floor. But Week 13 was a perfect example of the Elliott experience. He kicked five extra points in Philadelphia’s 35-10 win over Tennessee and didn’t attempt a single field goal. Elliott is 37-of-39 on extra points but only 9-of-11 on field goals for the year. He has a decent Week 14 matchup against the Giants, who entered Week 13 having allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to kickers.

Greg Joseph (MIN): 18% rostered

  • Next opponents: @DET, IND, NYG
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $1
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Joseph has been erratic this year, missing five field goals and five extra points, but he was a perfect 2-of-2 on FGs (including a 51-yarder) and 3-of-3 PATs Sunday against the Jets. As the weather turns colder in many parts of the country, Joseph is weather-proof for the next three weeks, kicking in Detroit’s dome next week and in the Vikings’ domed environs against the Colts and Giants in Weeks 15-16.

Stash Candidates: None.

Fool’s Gold

Isaiah Hodgins had 5-44-1 on six targets Sunday against Washington, and while he’s been playing robust snap shares in recent weeks, there’s not enough target volume of playmaking ability to make him worth adding.

The Darnell Mooney injury doesn’t make Equanimeous St. Brown fantasy-viable despite ESB’s 3-85-0 stat line. St. Brown was targeted four times on Sunday, and he’s seen more than four targets only once in 12 games.

Drop recommendations

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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