2023 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire

by Dylan Clemons
2023 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire

Hello Fantasy nerds! NFL Week 14 has wrapped up, so it is time to discuss the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire!

What a wild ride Week 14 was. Unfortunately, it was a tough week for injuries, especially for the quarterback position. The QB position was already thin as it is and C.J. Stroud went out with a concussion, and Justin Herbert fractured his index finger on his throwing hand. If you want to the full injury report, check out Michael Bonni's Injury Impact article.

We are now in playoff time, and congrats to everyone who has qualified for their playoffs. But is the time of year when we need to lock in to give you the best advice to lead you to your championships.

In this article, we will target players on the waiver wire who are under 50% on the FantasyPros consensus roster percentage.

At this point in the season, we have gotten a larger sample size, so finding that waiver wire darling can be harder because the cupboards are bare. I am here to help with that. Now let's jump into the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire!

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2023 Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire

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Top Waiver Adds

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Baltimore Ravens (45.9% Rostered)

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Is Odell Beckham back? Well, I don't think he is guy he once was, but it is great to see him on the field and playing well. Odell balled out against his former Los Angeles Rams teammates catching four of his ten targets for 97 yards and a touchdown. Two of his catches were also circus-like catches having to turn to the opposite shoulder to make the play.

Odell finished as WR7 in PPR formats which was his fourth top-36 finish in the last five games. He is quietly putting together a solid end to the season. The Ravens get the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend who have a good defense but they struggle against opposing wide receivers. The Jaguars have allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Odell is a plug-and-play starter this week.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams (44.8% Rostered)

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With the way the quarterback landscape is sitting with all of the injuries around the league, Matthew Stafford should be a top-10 quarterback for the rest of the season. He has put together three straight weeks of awesome play finishing as a top -8 quarterback in three straight weeks. That should continue this week.

The matchup for the Rams this week is against the Washington Commanders. The strength of Commanders defense to start the year was their pass rush, and that's how you can make Matthew Stafford uncomfortable. Well, they traded Montez Sweat and Chase Young at the trade deadline, so now it is non-existent.

The Commanders have also allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. Pick Stafford up this week, and help him lead you to a first-round playoff victory.

Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Commanders (49.3% Rostered)

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Antonio Gibson is back in this article once again this week. In the game before the bye week, Brian Robinson injured his hamstring, which could lead to a workload increase for Gibson on the ground this weekend. However, It was reported on Monday that Robinson should return to practice this week and might not miss any time, but that might not hurt Antonio Gibson all that much.

Antonio Gibson is someone that I have been pounding the table for the past few weeks because of his utilization in the passing game. He has seen at least five targets in four of his past five games leading to three top-20 running back finishes on the week.  With that type of workload through the air that gives him a solid floor this week, if Robinson can't play we could see a ceiling game from Gibson against a decent Rams defense.

D'Onta Foreman, RB, Chicago Bears (31.1% Rostered)

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We were all wondering what this Chicago Bears backfield was going to look like out of the bye, and I wrote about Roschon Johnson behind the payway last week. Well, I ended up picking the wrong guy. D'Onta Foreman looks like he has won the lead-back role with his recent play.

D'Onta Foreman led the backfield with 39 snaps, Roschon Johnson was second with 20, and Khalil Herbert saw just 12 snaps. Foreman saw 11 carries and rushed for 50 yards, while also catching two of his three targets for 22 yards. He finished with 9.2 PPR points and RB27 on the week. It seems like the roles are pretty set with Foreman being the early down grinder and red zone guy. Then we have Roschon Johnson in on passing downs, and Kahlil Herbert as the change-of-pace guy.

It is a tough matchup on paper against Cleveland, but if you look deeper the Browns can be beaten on the ground. The Browns have allowed over 100 yards on the ground in four of the past five games. If the Bears want any chance to win this game they are going to want to lean on the ground attack, which could lead to a big day from D'Onta Foreman.

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (37.7% Rostered)

This backfield played out almost exactly how I thought it was going to. Clyde Edwards-Helaire out-snapped  Jerick McKinnon 32-30 and out-touched him 13-7 but it was Jerick McKinnon who was able to find the end zone and out-produce CEH from a fantasy perspective.

That is what I expect to happen moving forward if Isiah Pacheco is out for an extended time. McKinnon and the Chiefs showed everybody last season that they trust him near the goal line and are willing to give him touches down there. While it was just a modest advantage of 2-1 it is something to pay attention to because that was the trend last season when McKinnon scored five touchdowns in Weeks 15-17 of last season.

You can make the argument that the game-script favors CEH more than McKinnon this week taking on a bad Patriots team. I won't argue that, but that won't matter if he finds the end zone once again.

Joe Flacco, QB, Cleveland Browns (5.6% Rostered)

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I went back and forth on who I wanted to put in my sixth and final spot of this article but I landed on Joe Flacco. The quarterback position is thin right now, and there is a decent chance that Matthew Stafford is already rostered because of his recent play. Joe Flacco could be a nice consolation prize.

Flacco has now started two games for the Browns and has finished as QB13 and QB10. We love the volume we are seeing from him as he has 89 pass-attempts through two games. The Browns get the Chicago Bears defense which has been better as of late since the addition of Montez Sweat. The Bears strength of their defense is stopping the run, which means Flacco should have to chuck it all over again. I believe Flacco needs to be ranked close to a top-12 guy this week.

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1 comment

Garland December 12, 2023 - 10:23 am

I need help picking both a RB and WR this week

I need two of the three in each
RB’s
E Elliott
Ford
Montgomery

WR’s
Evans
AJ Brown
Davante Adams

Thanks in advance!

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