Waiver Wire: Week 15

The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. The following players are all rostered in under 50% based on ESPN’s leagues. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.  


Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (44.9 % Rostered)

    Everything was set up for Goff to succeed this week, and he did! Goff looked great this week against the Vikings and he should continue to be a viable streaming option heading into Week 15. The matchup against the Jets isn’t great, but the Lions offense should still be able to put up enough points to make this gamer interesting. If you are looking for a safe floor play with upside this week, I would put Goff in your lineup. He is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside. 

Brock Purdy, QB, San Francisco 49ers (7 % Rostered)

    Purdy is currently awaiting results from an MRI, so we have to wait and see how serious his oblique injury is. If Purdy is cleared to play, he is definitely worth the add if you are QB-needy this week. The 49ers face a Seahawks defense that is far from being an elite squad. Purdy has plenty of talent surrounding him and as we saw this past Sunday, he has the ability to put up points in fantasy. Purdy is a high-end QB2 with an upside if he plays this week. 

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (14.7% Rostered)

     Tannehill was one of my top streaming options last week and he will be one again this week. The matchup against the Chargers is pretty good and the Titans should hopefully get Treylon Burks back this week as well. If you are not confident in your QB this week, I would be willing to roll the dice on Tannehill. He is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside. 

Running Back

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (34.6 % Rostered)

 McKinnon looked amazing this past week, and there is an extremely good chance that he should continue to be utilized heavily in the passing game going forward. The Chiefs have been in need of a reliable receiving option, as long as McKinnon is healthy he should be able to be that for the Chiefs and his fantasy managers. McKinnon should be the top RB option off of the waivers this week and personally, I feel he has the highest upside of anyone that I will mention in this article. McKinnon is a high-end flex with massive upside this week against the Houston Texans. 

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers (19 % Rostered)

 Chuba falls into the high-end backup slot as well as he has his own value going forward. This past week we saw what Hubbard was capable of with a large workload and it was enough to warrant flex consideration. Over the last two weeks, Hubbard hasn’t had less than 14 carries, so I would expect the same this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you are RB-needy or are looking for a streaming option, you could do a lot worse than Hubbard this week. He is mid-tier flex with an upside. 

** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is always a good decision if you have the space to do so.**


Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens
  • Ameer Abdullah, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Travis Homer, RB, Seattle Seahawks
  • Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Marlon Mack, RB, Denver Broncos
  • Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Raheem Blackshear, RB, Carolina Panthers
  • Justin Jackson, RB, Detroit Lions
  • Jordan Mason, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Wide Receiver

Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants (42.9%Rostered)

    Slayton was expected to have a bad week this past week against the Eagles, and surprisingly he was still able to muster up 5 points. This week’s matchup against the Commanders should prove to be another good fantasy day, as he just went 6 for 90 against them in week 13. Slayton offers a safe floor every week and can always have a high ceiling if he falls into the endzone. 

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (44.3% Rostered)

     DPJ easily looked like Watson’s favorite target this past Sunday and I like his chances of receiving a similar target share going forward. Now I don’t think he will receive 10+ targets every single week but he should still receive a heavy enough target share to be a startable asset going forward. DPJ is a flex option/WR3 with an upside this week against the Ravens. 

DJ Chark,  WR, Detroit Lions (31.4% Rostered)

Chark was highly touted heading into week 14 by multiple people in the fantasy football world and they were certainly right. The matchup was perfect and those who started Chark were handsomely rewarded. This week’s matchup against the Jets should prove to be much more difficult, so I would not be as excited to start Chark this week. He is still worth an add, as he has been utilized heavily in the Lions offense over the last two weeks. Chark is a mid-tier flex option in week 14.

Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys
  • Chris Moore, WR, Houston Texans
  • Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans
  • Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets
  • Isaiah Mckenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills
  • Richie James, WR, New York Giants
  • Marquise Goodwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
  • DeAndre Carter, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
  • MVS, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Tight Ends

Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (44.5%  Rostered)

    Engram wasn’t just a TE1 this past week, he was the TE1 in week 14. He has been pretty good over the last two weeks and looks like he is becoming a more reliable option. If you are TE needy like most teams, you should make adding Engram a priority. Engram is a low-end TE1 this week against the Cowboys. 

Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Tennessee Titans (4.3% Rostered)

    Chigoziem has been a solid streaming option at the TE position over the last two weeks, and I like his chances at continuing his success this week against the Chargers. If Treylon Burks returns this week it would decrease Chigoziem’s upside, but I still like his floor this week. If you are TE-needy, you could do a lot worse than Chigoziem this week. He is a mid-tier TE2 with an upside. 

Defense Streaming Options

Denver Broncos Defense Vs. Arizona Cardinals

New Orleans Saints Defense Vs. Atlanta Falcons 

Green Bay Packers Defense Vs. Los Angeles Rams

Arizona Cardinals Defense Vs. Denver Broncos