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2019 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire

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Welcome to the 2019 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire, where Taysom Hill is the only red-zone weapon and Alvin Kamara doesn’t matter.

If you’re an Alvin Kamara owner and managed to make it to the semi-finals, I applaud your efforts. I was not so lucky. It’s tough to point out why Kamara has regressed so badly this season, but the swift downturn has been undeniable.

For all other happenings from this past weekend, check out Noah Spurlock’s Week 14 Trends article.

The 2019 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire will try to focus on players owned in under 35% of Yahoo leagues. Players listed in the “other options” section are up to 50 percent owned.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire

Quarterbacks

Drew Lock, Denver Broncos (2% owned)

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Lock had his coming out party Sunday morning against the Texans. In just his second NFL start, the rookie torched the Houston secondary for 309 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

Lock spread the ball around, hitting 10 different receivers with a reception in his first career win. Through two starts, the second-round pick has thrown five touchdowns and just two interceptions.

The five passing scores put Lock in rare company through his first two games.

Next week’s matchup against the Chiefs’ improved pass defense will be a tougher test. However, the Kansas City offense will likely score enough that the Missouri product will be forced to take to the air once again.

Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears (19% owned)

It`s not always pleasant to watch Trubisky throw the ball, but he has been a very effective Fantasy quarterback over the last three weeks.

After throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago`s Thanksgiving win over the Lions, the much-maligned Trubisky upped his game again, shredding the Cowboys for three passing touchdowns and adding another 63 yards and a score on the ground.

The ability to make plays with his legs gives Trubisky higher-ceiling, which could come in handy for owners needing to make up a big deficit in projected points and need a low-floor, high-ceiling option.

Other Options: Ryan Tannehill (48% owned)

Running Backs

Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (39% owned)

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Derrius Guice sustained yet another knee injury and will likely miss multiple weeks for a second time this season.

Peterson continued to perform well in the lead back role, rushing for 76 yards and a touchdown.

With how injury prone he is, Guice will likely be shut down for the season with his suspected MCL sprain. If he does Peterson once again becomes a solid, high-volume RB2/FLEX option.

Patrick Laird, Miami Dolphins (20% owned)

As predicted, Laird got the majority of the touches in the injury-depleted Miami backfield. The undrafted rookie carried the ball 15 times for 48 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards.

His efficiency still leaves much to be desired but if you’re rostering Laird, you’re chasing the workload.

Laird is most dangerous in the passing game, having caught at least four passes in three of his last four games, averaging 44 receiving yards in those games.

The Dolphins have a good schedule to end the Fantasy playoffs, facing off against the Giants, and the Bengals in Weeks 15 and 16.

Other Options: DeAndre Washington (6% owned), Jalen Richard (5% owned), Bilal Powell (21% owned), Boston Scott (1% owned)

Wide Receivers

Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts (34% owned)

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With T.Y. Hilton (calf) out of the lineup, Pascal was the No.1 target in the Colts offense and turned the opportunity into five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

The second-year wideout has now received 19 targets over the past two weeks and put up 173 yards in the process.

Pascal and Jacoby Brissett have built a good rapport over the course of the season and will likely lean heavily on their connection next week in what could be a high-scoring game against the Saints.

If Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense play as they did against the 49ers, Brissett will need to lean heavily on his new WR1 to keep up with the Saints on the scoreboard.

Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears (20% owned)

Miller makes his second straight appearance on this list as he continued his late-season surge on Thursday against the Cowboys.

The second-year receiver finally found the endzone for the first time this season, catching a 14-yard pass from Trubisky.

Miller is now averaging over 78 yards per game over his last four games. It wasn’t all good for Miller, as the four targets were the fewest he’s seen since November 10th.

Being in the inconsistent Bears offense means his floor is low, but he has performed well enough down the stretch to make himself an attractive FLEX play next week against the Packers.

Other Options: A.J. Brown (25% owned), James Washington (39% owned)

Tight Ends

Noah Fant, Denver Broncos (28% owned)

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After a couple of weeks off Fant put himself back on the tight end map in a big way. The rookie caught just four passes for 19 yards in his previous two games but came alive in Denver`s upset over the Texans.

Catching all four of his targets, Fant exploded for 113 yards and a touchdown. The first-round pick teased Fantasy owners with a nearly Identical 115-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 10 against the Browns.

His target share has shrunk since Jeff Heuerman returned to the lineup, but Fant has as much big-play upside as any tight end in football.

Hayden Hurst, Baltimore Ravens (1% owned)

Mark Andrews went down with a knee contusion on Sunday, clearing the path for Hurst and Nick Boyle.

Both tight ends caught a touchdown in the victory against Buffalo, but Hurst showed more ability as a big-play threat. Most of his production came on a 61-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Hurst caught all three of his targets for 71 yards. If Andrews is unable to suit up on a short week, Hurst will likely be the main beneficiary.

Lamar Jackson loves to target his tight ends, as he has targeted his TE trio on 44 percent of his passes this season.

In a matchup against the Jets` struggling secondary, Hurst will have plenty of opportunities to find the endzone.

Deep League Special

Allen Hurns, WR, Miami Dolphins (1% owned)

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Last week’s Dolphin hype came thudding down after a last-second loss to the Jets. But somehow two of them ended up on the waiver radar.


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DeVante Parker exited Sunday’s game with a concussion and did not return. In his absence, Hurns became Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s No.1 target, catching 5-of-8 targets for 68 yards.

If Parker is not cleared for Week 15 Hurns would remain WR1 on the depth chart against the Giants. New York has allowed the second-most Fantasy points to wide receivers, so Hurns’ matchup could not get much easier.

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