Fantasy football waiver wire for NFL Week 15

Each and every 7 days of the NFL season, we will determine fantasy soccer waiver-wire pickups specifically for all those of you hunting for streaming selections in deeper formats (which includes IDP leagues). These are players obtainable in a bulk of ESPN Fantasy leagues (or shut) who have enticing matchups in the 7 days ahead that make them worthy of consideration for your lineup.

Though you may observe some overlap with Field Yates’ pickup column that publishes on Mondays, an important difference is that the selections stated in this column are focused exclusively on this week’s matchup and not the players’ values for the remainder of the season.

Do you require alternative selections for wounded players? Or are you simply dealing with depth concerns? A roundtable of fantasy analysts will sign up for me to determine some choice names to contemplate each 7 days.

Listed here are some of our favorites for Week 15:


Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (58.7% rostered vs. Chargers)

Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott and Derek Carr. Do not head me, I am just listing the quarterbacks who have consecutive video games with 315 passing yards and several landing tosses this season. Not a terrible checklist to land on, and with the Chargers enabling landing passes at the third-highest rate, Carr has a shot at signing up for Mahomes as the only player to do it in three straight video games. -Kyle Soppe, ESPN Fantasy researcher

Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (24.4% rostered vs. Texans)

Rivers is fourth in EPA (expected factors included) for every dropback among the passers this season and, with at the very least 17 fantasy factors in 4 straight outings, he has emerged as a useful late-season streamer for all those toggling at the placement in the fantasy postseason. An impending matchup with a porous Houston protection enabling 19.five fantasy factors for every activity to quarterbacks helps help a good spectrum of results for Rivers this weekend. -Jim McCormick

Jogging again

Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (24.three% rostered vs. Jaguars)

JK Dobbins is the flashy name and the most gifted Baltimore again, but this just one-dimensional offense has the opportunity to develop big-time hurrying totals (see Monday night vs. Cleveland). It really is diverse, but Edwards delivers weekly benefit in the very same way that Sammy Watkins does: Any player involved in a prosperous unit is well worth a shot if you might be determined. Edwards has been a for every-have monster considering that getting into the league, and if there was at any time a 7 days to capitalize on that effectiveness, the crawling-to-the-complete-line Jaguars are it. -K.S.

Zack Moss, Buffalo Payments (47.7% rostered at Broncos)

The flooring is pretty minimal for Moss, but there is some charm considering that he has been leveraged at the target line much more frequently than Devin Singletary this season and would seem to have regained his perch as the team’s most popular early-down threat in the backfield. Last 7 days noticed Moss pace the backfield in rushes and touches, and this week’s matchup with Denver proves inviting plenty of to contemplate streaming him. The Broncos have authorized 99.9 hurrying yards for every activity to backs, 10th most in the NFL. -J.M.

Jeff Wilson, San Francisco 49ers (13.eight% rostered at Cowboys)

It’s possible it truly is a Texas factor, but only Houston has authorized much more hurrying yards for every activity to backfields than Dallas. Wilson, in the meantime, could vault into a significant function for the 49ers with Raheem Mostert ailing. If Mostert misses this inviting matchup, Wilson could sign up for the legion of astonishing 7 days winners in fantasy playoff background to arrive out of nowhere. -J.M.

Vast receiver

Chad Hansen, Houston Texans (five.1% rostered at Colts)

Hansen has eaten 21% of the Texans’ targets all through the past two weeks for an offense that has found its acquiring corps decimated by accidents and other concerns, Hansen has transitioned pretty easily from the observe squad to key read for Deshaun Watson. Though the Colts current a actual challenge for receivers, it truly is well worth noting Hansen just shipped one zero one yards versus Indy in Week 13. -J.M.

Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (thirty.three% rostered vs. Payments)

Is the Denver passing activity remarkable? No, not even shut, but the Broncos are heading to have to keep up with the Payments, and Patrick is their ideal guess. The 27-12 months-outdated has a rating or six targets in 5 straight video games if you toss out the Kendall Hinton debacle, and the Payments allow for opponents to total 59.three% of deep passes (2nd highest). Patrick doesn’t arrive with no threat, but there is plenty of reward to justify considering him a major-35 receiver this 7 days. -K.S.

Restricted stop

Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints (50.7% rostered vs. Chiefs)

With nine targets and two touchdowns the past two weeks, Cook is eventually waking up in the Saints’ rather compromised passing offense. The angle for deploying Cook this 7 days is the opportunity for the Saints to require to go early and frequently to keep pace with a distinctive Chiefs offense. It also helps that Kansas Metropolis has yielded the eighth-most fantasy factors to limited finishes on the season. -J.M.

Irv Smith, Minnesota Vikings (4.4% rostered vs. Bears)

Atop a skinny depth chart at limited for the Vikings, Smith just liked his ideal activity of the season in Week 14 and should once again prove chaotic as a possession valve for Kirk Cousins this 7 days versus the rival Bears. With Chicago enabling the third-most fantasy factors to limited finishes on the season, the matchup metrics perform in Smith’s favor, as perfectly. -J.M.

Defense/distinctive teams (D/ST)

Cleveland Browns (52.9% rostered at Giants)

Often it truly is all about the matchup. The Giants’ offense is reeling of late, with defensive opponents averaging twelve fantasy factors for every activity in ESPN conventional scoring the past three weeks, the fourth most in the league all through this sample. The Browns, in the meantime, declare the 11th-highest sack rate (6.five% of dropbacks) in the league, environment up actual splash-enjoy opportunity when the Giants go. -J.M.

Unique defensive players (IDP)

Defensive line

Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts (three.4% rostered vs. Texans)

The Texans’ presently leaky offensive line is struggling even much more lately Watson was pressured on 42% of his dropbacks in Week 14 and has been sacked eleven situations in the past two video games. Watson has been pressured 36 situations in his past two video games, environment up Houston — the edge rusher, not the group — with a fairly superior ceiling for all those chasing big video games in the playoffs. -J.M.


Anthony Walker, Indianapolis Colts (eight.9% rostered vs. Texans)

Sticking with the Colts, Walker has compiled twenty five tackles the past three weeks and could prove chaotic corralling the likes of Hansen and the team’s backfield on passes all-around the line of scrimmage. -J.M.

Defensive again

A.J. Terrell, Atlanta Falcons (10.three% rostered vs. Buccaneers)

In surging to the elite ranks of defensive backs in fantasy phrases in latest weeks, Terrell has amassed an magnificent 22 tackles and two forced fumbles the past two video games and should once again prove chaotic versus the Bucs’ offense. -J.M.