Fantasy Football 2018: Week 15 Waiver-Wire OptionsEvery week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.
For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).
With that said, here are some quarterback waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 15 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):
[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]
Week 15 Waiver Wire: Quarterbacks1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (14 percent)
Not only did he turn the ball over three times, Allen failed to throw a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jets. That said, it wasn't a complete dud in terms of fantasy production. Continuing to make plays with his legs, the rookie signal-caller rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Over the past three games, Allen has rushed for a minimum of 99 yards and has a total of 335 rushing yards and two touchdowns during that stretch. In fact, he's now the team's leading rusher and he's rushed for as many touchdowns (five) as he has thrown (five). In these three starts, he has finished as the QB4, QB2 and QB15, respectively.
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Week 15 Waiver Wire: Running Backs1. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets (7 percent)
With Isaiah Crowell exiting Week 14 early, McGuire handled lead-back duties as he racked up 20 touches -- 17 carries and three receptions. Turning those touches into 83 yards and a touchdown, McGuire would be in line for another significant workload if Crowell is unable to go in Week 15 against the Texans.
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Week 15 Waiver Wire: Wide Receivers1. Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers (46 percent)
With exactly seven targets in three consecutive games, Pettis has had three highly-productive outings over that stretch. The upcoming matchups (SEA, CHI and LAR) aren't necessarily the best, but the 49ers should be trailing (by a lot), which could lead to continued fantasy success down the stretch.
Scoring in each of the past three weeks, Pettis has a total of 12 catches for 255 yards and four touchdowns combined. A top-20 fantasy wide receiver in each of the past three weeks, Pettis has finished with double-digit fantasy points despite teammate George Kittle eclipsing the 200-yard mark on Sunday.
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Week 15 Waiver Wire: Tight Ends1. Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers (7 percent)
Leading the Panthers in both receptions (nine) and targets (11), Thomas had 77 yards against the Browns in Week 14. The rookie tight end now has five-plus catches in back-to-back games and should remain a key cog in Carolina's passing attack down the stretch with Greg Olsen on IR.
Unfortunately, he won't get any easy matchups over the rest of the fantasy playoffs. The Panthers face the Saints and Falcons in Weeks 15 and 16, respectively. The Saints have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.
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