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11 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Stashes (Week 14)

11 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Stashes (Week 14)

This is your last chance to Hoover up players before the fantasy football playoffs begin. Rather than deal with the rush of the waiver wire, stash these players now. The players on this list are all rostered 50% or less on Yahoo! leagues.

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11 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Stashes

Josh Dobbs (QB – MIN) | 49% Rostered

We can’t be entirely sure how much leeway Josh Dobbs will be given after his four-interception outing before the Vikings bye week, but what is sure is that with Justin Jefferson returning from his hamstring injury, Josh Dobbs might be surrounded by the best pass-catching core he’s ever worked with. Over the rest of the fantasy season, the Vikings play the Raiders, Bengals, Lions and Packers with a chance to drag themselves into the playoffs. Dobbs has averaged 33 rushing yards across 12 games this year, totaling 400, along with five touchdowns. There’s an element of risk, but the upside is undeniable here.

Jake Browning (QB – CIN) | 26% Rostered

Another quarterback who brings an element of risk is Jake Browning, who likely won’t complete 86.5% of his passes each week but, much like Dobbs, has an excellent surrounding cast to help him. Browning has thrown for 8.7 and 9.6 yards per attempt across his two starts, which is higher than Burrow’s average of 6.3 this year. Browning has looked the part and shown he can be fantasy-relevant; with games against the Colts, Vikings, Steelers and Chiefs, he should be able to have more opportunities to showcase it.

Tyjae Spears (RB – TEN) | 46% Rostered

Regular readers of this column might be a little bit bored of seeing Tyjae Spears’s name in this space, but last week’s fourth quarter did nothing to dispel the idea that Spears should be rostered everywhere. With Derrick Henry dealing with a suspected concussion after a huge hit from a Colts defender, the Titans put the ball in Spears’s hands and rode him with eight plays in overtime, either targeting him or being a rush attempt, as well as nine in the fourth quarter. The Titans see Spears as an every-down player, and if anything happens to Henry, that’s what we’ll have on our roster for the fantasy playoffs.

Roschon Johnson (RB – CHI) | 28% Rostered

Before the Bears bye week, Roschon Johnson played a season-high 74% of snaps as well as setting a new best in touches with 15 against the Vikings. It’s possible that the Bears decided to play Johnson more because of his ability in pass-protection against a blitz-heavy defense, but it’s also possible that they’re in evaluation mode and they need to see what they have in Johnson before they enter the next step in their lengthy rebuild. Johnson shone in college when he got a chance, playing behind Bijan Robinson, and he deserves an opportunity to show what he can do in the pros.

Elijah Moore (WR – CLE) | 50% Rostered

The Joe Flacco and Elijah Moore connection is real and obvious by this point. How long it can be sustained depends on several factors, including how long Flacco can play mistake-free football, how banged up Amari Cooper is, and when defenses start to try and remove Moore from the game plans. In Flacco’s first start, he had the Browns playing faster and more pass-heavy than at any point this season, along with targeting Moore further downfield than any of the many Browns quarterbacks have done so this year. Moore set season-highs in yards (88), target share (29.3%), targets (12) and air yards per target (21.3). Moore also played a season-low 34% of his snaps from the slot as the Browns and Flacco made use of him elsewhere.

Joshua Palmer (QB – MIN) | 30% Rostered

The Chargers offense has been struggling of late, with back-to-back games scoring 10 or fewer points, which simply isn’t good enough for a team with Justin Herbert at quarterback. Joshua Palmer has been on injured reserve since Week 8 when he left he game against the Bears midway through, after having four targets. Palmer had 29 catches over the four previous games, with him helping to fill the Mike Williams void left in the wake of his injury. Palmer is a better player than Jalen Guyton and has shown more than Quentin Johnston has so far. With the Chargers fighting for Brandon Staley’s job, we’ll hopefully see a better offense the rest of the way, including good contributions from Palmer.

Jameson Williams (WR – DET) | 25% Rostered

We’re deep into Jameson Williams’s second season in the NFL now, and he’s still yet to have a game with more than two touches, but the signs of life are there, and it seems like he’s earned his coach’s and teammate’s trust, which matters greatly for a team like the Lions. The Lions’ top-tier talent in Amon-Ra St. Brown and Sam LaPorta are unlikely to lose too many touches to Jameson Williams any time too soon, but there are other receivers like Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond whom Williams can take work from. Williams is lightning-fast, and getting him going would really present defenses with tough choices as the Lions head to the playoffs.

Isaiah Likely (TE – BAL | 49% Rostered

The Ravens targetted Isaiah Likely at a season-high rate of six times before the bye week, giving him a 20% target share as they defeated the Chargers. Tight ends have been a constant part of Lamar Jackson’s arsenal since his debut in 2019, and when it’s not been Mark Andrews hoovering up targets, plenty of others have been called upon in big moments. We want players on teams with the potential to score a lot of points, and the Ravens certainly have that.

Gerald Everett (TE – LAC) | 45% Rostered

As we have already covered, the Chargers need playmakers to stand up and be counted, and Gerald Everett has been trying his best since missing Week 11. In the two-game weeks since, Everett has finished as a TE1 in consecutive weeks with 40 or more yards in both games, along with a touchdown against the Ravens, who have been tough against tight ends all year.

Denver Broncos | 35% Rostered

The Broncos’ turnaround has been incredible this season, and over the last two games, they’ve had nine sacks and scored less than 10 points in just one of the last five games they’ve played. The Broncos play the Chargers twice, the Lions and Patriots over the rest of the fantasy season, and none of those teams are playing mistake-free football right now.

Minnesota Vikings | 21% Rostered

The Vikings’ defense has been sneaky-good all year, with Brian Flores’s blitz-happy scheme seeing them rank sixth in run defense DVOA and 10th against the pass. Minnesota has forced a fumble in their last seven games and had three or more sacks in three of their last five games. The Vikings close out the season playing Aidan O’Connell, Jake Browning, Jared Goff and Jordan Love.

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