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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Elijah Moore, Curtis Samuel, Ty Chandler, Gerald Everett (Week 14)

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Elijah Moore, Curtis Samuel, Ty Chandler, Gerald Everett (Week 14)

The week is nearly wrapped up, and of course there were another round of injuries and surprising performances. As a result, fantasy managers will be on the lookout for wavier wire additions and replacement options for those injured over the weekend or just to bolster their lineup moving forward. Here are a few players to consider adding via the waiver wire this week. And also be sure to check out our full waiver wire article for the week.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

Elijah Moore (WR – CLE): 43% rostered

  • Next Opponents: JAX, CHI, @HOU
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $4
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Moore was a target hog in Week 13. With Amari Cooper leaving the game with a concussion, Moore took over as the team’s top wide receiver with a 27.2% target share and 83 receiving yards. We’ll see if Cooper is available in Week 14. If not, Moore will be the de facto WR1, facing a Jacksonville secondary that since Week 7 has allowed the 13th-most PPR points per target to slot receivers (per Fantasy Points Data).

Curtis Samuel (WR – WAS): 38% rostered

  • Next Opponents: BYE, @LAR, @NYJ
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $4
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Samuel has been on fire the last two weeks, with 100 receiving yards vs. Dallas and 65 receiving yards vs. Miami. Samuel could have had an even bigger day in Week 13, but he was pushed out of bounds at the 1-yard line on one of his receptions. The Commanders will continue to be a pass-first offense the rest of the season, as their ground game and defense have struggled with consistency all year. Samuel warrants flex consideration in Week 15 against a Rams secondary that since Week 7 has allowed the fourth-most PPR points per target to slot receivers (per Fantasy Points Data).

Ty Chandler (RB – MIN): 22% rostered

  • Next Opponents: @LV, @CIN, DET
  • True value: $7
  • Desperate need: $13
  • Budget-minded: $4

Analysis: Don’t let one game deter you from rostering Minnesota’s best running back. After a 110-yard game for Chandler in Week 11, the Vikings inexplicably only ran the ball 14 times against the Bears and deservedly lost the game. Mattison had a near-season-high 5.2 yards per carry in that game but still has not found the end zone on the ground this season. Chandler is more widely available in competitive leagues than most of the other RBs in this article and one of my favorite sleepers for the fantasy playoffs.

Gerald Everett (TE – LAC): 39% rostered

  • Next Opponents: DEN, @LV, BUF
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: My love for Everett as a player has been well-known for some time, but I haven’t gushed about him since the summer. My lips have been sealed about Everett since August because of Kellen Moore’s yearning for a three-TE rotation. This still is a problem for Everett, but his usage ticked up some last week with a 63% snap share and a 13.5% target share. Everett is a TE2 who could find his way into the TE1 good graces this week with a wondrous matchup with Denver. The Broncos have allowed the most fantasy points per game and the most receiving yards per game to tight ends this season.

Successful In-Season Fantasy Football Management

Once your fantasy football team is drafted, the work is not over. Successful in-season management is crucial to a winning fantasy football season. Here are some tips to help you manage your team effectively throughout the season:

Stay up to date on player news
Keep track of player injuries, suspensions, and other news that may impact their performance. This will help you make informed decisions about which players to start each week.

Monitor the waiver wire
Keep an eye on the waiver wire and be ready to pick up players who may be undervalued or overlooked by other teams. This can provide valuable depth to your roster. Use our waiver wire assistant to view optimal lineups, waiver and trade suggestions, and league analysis.

Analyze matchups
Analyze the upcoming matchups for your players and opponents to determine which players to start in your lineup each week. Look for favorable matchups and take into account the strength of the opposing team’s defense.

Stay active in trades
Be open to trading players with other teams if it will benefit your team. Analyze the potential impact of a trade before making a decision and negotiate with other teams to find a mutually beneficial agreement.

Be prepared for bye weeks
Plan ahead for bye weeks by having backup players ready to fill in for your starters. Avoid having too many players with the same bye week, which can leave your team short-handed.

Don’t overreact to one bad week
Avoid overreacting to one bad week of performance by a player. Take a long-term view of their performance and evaluate their potential moving forward.

Continuously evaluate your roster
Continuously evaluate your roster throughout the season and make adjustments as needed. Be willing to drop underperforming players or make changes to your lineup if necessary.

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