With only one (two if you play into week 17) waiver weeks left, if there is a player on the wire that you need or can help you win this week or next, you have to do what you can to get him. No saving it for someone better now.
If the top names aren’t out there this week it doesn’t hurt to grab your handcuffs. Matt Forte and Melvin Gordon owners that survived week 14 will express how much they either regret not owning, or their happiness from owning, the handcuff prior to the running back getting injured.
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And like I always say, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league and your roster construction has a lot to do with how much to bid as well. However, at this point, there is little reason not to spend whatever remaining FAAB dollars you have stashed away.
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Bilal Powell – He is here assuming Forte does not play week 15. I would prefer him to Farrow if both starters are out. At this point if he is out there you have to put whatever bid in to get him just in case.
Kenneth Farrow – Much more likely to be on the wire. There are reports that Gordon is “OK”, but I think that is more of a “he didn’t suffer a serious injury” type of OK. I can’t see Gordon playing in week 15. If Farrow wasn’t handcuffed and you need a running back, or your opponent does, you need to do whatever you have to do to get him.
Dontrelle Inman – At some point other people will buy in, I think. Everyone loved the schedule for the passing game, just no one wants Inman. Inman is averaging 4-5 catches, 80 yards, and a touchdown. He also gets the Raiders and Browns in the next two weeks.
Robby Anderson – He picked up where he left off last week. A deep threat that is getting a ton of targets. He doesn’t have to catch many of them to have a good game.
Alfred Morris – Still the most valuable pure handcuff. The bad news is he only has one chance for week 16 championship owners unless Elliott suffers an in-practice injury.
Ty Montgomery – They started using him as a running back a good amount again, but it did lead to him missing some time with a shoulder injury.
Justin Forsett – You have to be desperate to want him. I would probably prefer to grab one of my handcuffs to Forsett, but in a vacuum Forsett is the guy you want if you need someone for this week.
Mike Gillislee – He didn’t get much work in week 14. He is still a great handcuff option and is supposed to be the goal line back when they get in close.
C.J. Andereson – He might be back for week 16-17. Sure he is going to be hard to trust, but the Broncos brought in old man Forsett who has been cut twice and immediately gave him work.
Paul Perkins – He got 16 touches. Still splitting with Jennings, but he shows more burst when he gets a hole. You need to be in a deep league to be interested, and in a deep enough league he is probably already owned.
Rex Burkhead – Deep league or PPR add, but nothing more.
Dwayne Washington – Got a lot of work and finally did something. Riddick should be back next week pushing Washington to the side.
Kenny Stills – He is having a much better season than you would expect.
Charle Sims – Martin handcuff mainly. He did have appeal in the preseason as a desperation flex and could have that again.
Charles Clay – If, like me, you were a Gronk owner and you have been scrambling for tight ends, Clay gets the Browns.
A lot of people stream the quarterback and defense positions on a weekly basis. Now is the time of the year that you might want to hold two, or maybe even three of these players for the playoff run. Below are some options to grab now if you have the space to possibly pair together for a playoff run.
These are all players under 70% owned – many might be owned, but these options might be out there.
After a really rough quarterback week across the league the streamers aren’t great this week. My expected top option has rumors swirling that he doesn’t have a lock on the job. The second one has less than 14 points over the past two weeks.
I still want to roll with Taylor if possible. If I don’t end up with him any of the other three would be fine, but just fine.
- Tyrod Taylor @ Browns
- Colin Kaepernick @ Falcons
- Alex Smith vs. Titans
- Trevor Siemian vs. Patriots
- Jameis Winston @ Saints
- Blake Bortles vs. Titans
- Colin Kaepernick @ Rams
Week 17 (if you play this week)
- Jameis Winston vs. Panthers
- Blake Bortles @ Colts
- Tyrod Taylor @ Jets
The Falcons put on a show in week 14 and get another nice matchup this week. There are a lot of good options this week. The first three all are nice matchups and at home.
If you can manage the roster spot I would try to grab the Titans or Browns right now for week 16. Those defenses could have league winning weeks.
- Falcons vs. 49ers
- Bills vs. Browns
- Texans vs. Jaguars
- Dolphins @ Jets
- Raiders @ Chargers
- Packers @ Bears
- Titans @ Jaguars
- Chargers @ Browns
- Bengals @ Texans
- Rams vs. 49ers
- Raiders vs. Colts
- Packers vs. Vikings
Week 17 (if you play this week)
- Bills @ Jets
- Steelers vs. Browns
- Cowboys @ Eagles
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