Fantasy Football: Week 15 Waiver Wire Targets



Written By: George Haraktsis


Quarterbacks

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (16.9% owned)

Josh Allen had zero passing touchdowns, 2 INTs, and a lost fumble and still finished as the QB6 in fantasy football this week. His positive fantasy week can be attributed to his legs, which helped him put up his second 100-yard performance on the ground in as many weeks (he tacked on a rushing TD too). Allen is matchup proof as long as he keeps running, and his great playoff schedule could help some quarterback-needy teams win their games.


Running Backs

Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens (2.6% owned)

There has to be a reason the Ravens have kept Dixon on their roster through injuries and numerous suspensions, right? On his 9 touches last week, the Alabama alum racked up 80 yards and a score. He is in line to split carries with Gus Edwards, and could even usurp the undrafted free agent if his play continues to hover around average. Keep an eye on Dixon, because this team loves to run.


Elijah Mcguire, New York Jets (11.3% owned)

With Isaiah Crowell out for what seems like an extended period of time, Mcguire should step up and take the number one running back duties. After Crowell left this past game with injury, McGuire filled in admirably. He ended the game with 14 touches for 83 yards and a score. He should be a solid flex play in the coming weeks.


Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins (32% owned)

How is Frank Gore still unowned in so many leagues? The ageless wonder has been carving up defenses for years and he’s not stopping at the ripe age of 35 years old. He just roasted the Patriots for 92 yards on 12 carries for a casual 7.7 yards per carry. While his usage isn’t the the best, it’s relatively consistent. Think of him as a standard league Duke Johnson.


Wide Receivers

Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers (32.5% owned)

Samuel led the Panthers in receiving yards last week against the Browns, and has had at least 80 yards and a score in 4 out of his last 5 games. He is worth rostering at this point, especially with Olsen recently on the IR. He is a risky play, but if you’re a wide receiver-needy team, you might need Samuel.


Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills (1.2% owned)

Similarly to Samuel, Foster has been killing it the last few weeks. He finished this past week with 7 catches for 104 yards, and now has 90 yards and a score in 3 out of his last four games. He’s on a team that cut Kelvin Benjamin and has no choice but to throw the ball with their young, gun-slinging QB. Foster should continue a consistent pace from here on out.


Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers (19.6% owned)

Pettis now has 4 touchdowns in three straight games and seems to be finally coming into his own. Even with George Kittle accumulating ridiculous statistical numbers this year, Pettis has still been able to get his own. With Pierre Garcon headed to the IR, Pettis’ opportunities should only increase.


Tight Ends

Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers (25.5% owned)

Thomas has really done a 180 since filling in for Greg Olsen earlier this season. In his last game, Thomas caught 9 of his 11 targets 77 yards. With such a shallow pool of tight ends on the wire, Thomas is a solid streamer against a Saints defense that has been solid against the position this year, but did just let Cameron Brate score two TDs.


Defense/Special Teams

Buffalo Bills (75.3% owned)

The Lions have scored only 43 points in their past three games, and seem to only thrive in domes. Buffalo has had multiple takeaways and three sacks in three of their last four games. With this game being outdoors in Buffalo, I foresee a tough day for an already struggling Lions offense.