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Waiver Wire Pickups: Running Backs to Stash Ahead of Week 14 (2022 Fantasy Football)

Dec 3, 2022
Waiver Wire Pickups: Running Backs to Stash Ahead of Week 14 (2022 Fantasy Football)

Week 13 is here, and the bye weeks are making managing fantasy rosters even trickier than the usual glut of injuries and under-performers does. Week 14 is just around the corner. These are the players you should be picking up now to get ahead of your league mates.

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Waiver Wire Pickups: Running Backs to Stash Ahead of Week 14

Tyler Allgeier (RB – Atlanta) – 46% Rostered

The Falcons are a fantasy football headache that doesn’t deserve much attention in the passing game. However, in the running game, we still need to keep an eye on them as they have the second-most rushing attempts and yards across the league. Tyler Allgeier has established himself as the RB2 behind Cordarrelle Patterson, and while he hasn’t had many big fantasy days, he is running the ball well, averaging 6.0 yards per carry over his last four games. If the Falcons decide to shut Patterson down as the season toils away, Allgeier could see enough volume to be fantasy relevant again.

Zonovan Knight (RB – NYJ) – 41% Rostered

James Robinson voiced his displeasure this week after being made a healthy inactive for the Jets in Week 12, and Zonovan Knight seized his opportunity, rushing 14 times for 69 yards at 4.93 per carry. The Jets have plenty of fantasy-friendly days ahead, and if Robinson is inactive or Michael Carter gets ruled out with injuries, then Knight should have more chances to shine. Knight was targetted three times against the Bears and caught all three for 34 yards.

Jaylen Warren (RB – PIT) – 26% Rostered

The Steelers are somewhat of a zombie team of late, refusing to die and trying their hardest to hurt those who come across their path as they look to find glimmers of hope to build on for 2023. Najee Harris has looked bad/injured/mediocre for most of the season and was losing touches to Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland even before his abominable injury in Week 12. Jaylen Warren missed that game with a hamstring injury but seems set to return this week, and beat-writers believe he’ll be the lead back if Harris misses time. This might turn into a committee, but Mike Tomlin prefers to ride the hot hand, and there’s a chance that could be Warren. He’s worth a stash as we look to learn more.

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