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2017 Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire


At this point in the season, it’s important to know where your roster stands. If you are cruising to the playoffs, you should be looking to add players with high potential to help you out down the line. If you have a losing record and can’t afford to lose again, you need to look for players that will contribute immediately, even if their future upside isn’t as high.

We’re going to look at every standout player on the Week 14 Waiver Wire with less than 35% ownership in ESPN leagues.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire

Players are listed in order of priority of pickup.

Running Back

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Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks (3.0%)

Could this again be one of those great ironies in Fantasy Football where the team you least expect provides the best flex running back down the stretch? 101 yards from scrimmage against the Eagles tells us he just might be. Mike Davis is the most effective back on the Seahawks since Chris Carson went on IR. The Seahawks play at Jaguars next, home against the Rams, and the Cowboys in Dallas.

Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1.6%)

It wasn’t totally clear where the bulk of carries would go with Doug Martin in the concussion protocol before Sunday. It turns out Koetter settled on Barber to start and carry the load. If Martin returns for Lions at home, we might see a committee situation since Barber was a standout in Green Bay with a 23-102-0 statline. He also added four receptions for 41 yards. If this is your playoff week or need a win to get in with a desperation fill, Barber is either a sleeper or strong flex depending on the Doug Martin practice news this week.

Kerwynn Williams, Arizona Cardinals (5.5%)

A pickup dependent on the availability of Adrian Peterson. Williams came out of the woodwork and played a solid game against the Rams. Although his 16-97-0 line leaves a good impression, his Week 2 starting role in Indianapolis against the Colts had nothing near the zing with a 9-22-0 stinker. He’s a good pickup of lower priority and perhaps more of an imperative for Peterson owners to get on their benches.

Tion Green, Detroit Lions (0.0%)

A surprise UDFA out of Cincinnati, Green actually ran better than any Detroit running back since Week 4 when Ameer Abdullah ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Green stepped in and went 11-51-1 in his very first game. Caldwell might notice this and give him the rock, but with Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah still leading, one has to assume the status quo. Just the same, if your playoff bench can spare a spot for spec stash, it may not be a bad idea.

Wide Receivers

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Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens (33.8%)

Jeremy Maclin is just not fitting in well with the Ravens. Wallace has lost the consistency he had in 2016 probably because of it. The Ravens don’t have a consistent passing game, period. That said, after Pittsburgh this week, they finish the season with the Browns and Colts which is a soft enough menu to perhaps give your fantasy team some choices in the Flex with Wallace. The good thing about the situation is that the Ravens are in the real playoff hunt and using their hottest receiver down the stretch makes a ton of sense.

Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers (15.2%)

Although Goodwin has a touchdown count of just one all season, Goodwin maintains relatively high targets. Jimmy Garoppolo found him eight times and eight times he caught the ball versus the Bears. It might say more about the accuracy of Jimmy G than that of Goodwin’s ability. Just the same, Goodwin has already held strong PPR value this season; he may now translate that strength into standard leagues as well.

Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns (31.4%)

Somewhat iffy because Josh Gordon lives! Here’s something to consider however. With the drawn defensive attention on Josh Gordon, there perhaps is a sneaky strong flex offering with Coleman. One caveat remains. DeShone Kizer needs to play better and fast. That might happen with a suddenly diverse offense open for business in Cleveland.

Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars (10.5%)

He refuses to disappoint. Westbrook caught six of the 22 pass attempts to wide receivers on the Jaguars for 78 yards. Steadily growing involvement? You bet. With Allen Hurns returning at some point, the upside caves somewhat, but Westbrook is best not left on the waiver wire no matter what.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Oakland Raiders (5.1%)

A pickup dependent on the status of Amari Cooper. Michael Crabtree returns from suspension, but there’s enough room for Patterson to perhaps get another four targets. He caught all four against the Giants for 90+ yards, but the Chiefs in Arrowhead may not be so kind. Patterson has some negilible upside as a gadget player, but the priority is low here.

Tight Ends

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David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (7.4%)

Another beneficiary of the Josh Gordon factor. We saw this sort of increased involvement with Jordan Cameron back in 2014 when Gordon was on the team. If you need a spot guy for Rob Gronkowski‘s suspension, Njoku is worth a look. Green Bay may not be the best matchup for tight ends from a season point of view (1st against), but more recently, the Packers are much softer – especially last week as we saw with Cameron Brate (2-39-2).

Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals (21.9%)

Gabbert brought this player into the fantasy arena and he’s a must-own in fantasy. In the last three games, Seals-Jones is second in targets (16) after Larry Fitzgerald (28) on the Cardinals. The production is somewhat shocking too. His totals are 9-170-3 over that same period.

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About Richard Savill

Richard is an NFL Fantasy Football Writer and Editor of Fantasy Six Pack. Host of The Fantasy Edge Podcast. FantasyPros Contributor. Member of the FSWA. Richard is known for his "outside the box" insight into NFL fantasy football. Winner of the 16-Team 2015 FSWA challenge.

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