Week 15: G’s Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-ups
Deeper and deeper into the belly of the beast that is the fantasy football playoffs we go! Most of you have just completed round one of the fantasy football playoffs, some of you had to survive a round one match-up, some of you were lucky enough to garner a bye, and some are stuck playing for pride in the consolation bracket.
Regardless of where you're at, always remember to play with pride and finish as well as you possibly can, the fantasy gods are always watching....
As is the way of the NFL, we had some injuries to deal with last week, namely Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
So, you need a contingency plan and fast! Hopefully, despite the injury to Wentz you were able to move onto the next round. Now the question is, who can you trust as your starter moving forward? Do you trust his back-up Nick Foles or do you go in another direction?
We're here to help you with that decision and more moving forward in the fantasy football playoffs. Remember, every week you're inching closer and closer to fantasy football glory....
Nick Foles (PHI, 25% Owned in ESPN Leagues)
I'm sure most of you Philadelphia Eagle fans hearts dropped into your stomach with the news of Carson Wentz tearing his ACL. There's no denying he is a special talent and a guy at the quarterback position that is a difference maker. However, there are worse back-up plans you could have than Nick Foles. He's a guy who's had success with this organization and a guy who Doug Pederson has worked with during their time together in Kansas City. We're not expecting Foles to do the same type of things as Wentz but with the improved play-makers this team has they should still be competitive. All Nick Foles has to do is execute the game plan and not turn the football over and he should be a viable option in fantasy especially playing the NY Giants this week.
Blake Bortles (JAX, 31% Owned)
Can Blake Bortles really be a fantasy relevant quarterback for you down the stretch of your playoff run? Well, of late he's proven that he actually can be! He's averaged just over 22 fantasy points the past three weeks which could make for a nice weapon for you if you're struggling at the quarterback position right now. Coming up next for Bortles will be a very average Houston Texans defense that's been beat up by injuries this season, go get you some Blake Bortles and continuing winning in the playoffs.
Mike Davis (SEA, 27% Owned)
Two straight starts for the young Seattle running back Mike Davis and he's fared pretty well in each. Over that span he's averaged 15.5 carries and 65 yards on the ground, now you're hoping he can eventually find himself in the end zone. He's not going to be much help to you in PPR leagues because he doesn't receive many passes but if you're in a 12 or more team league he could be a solid option for you.
Kerwynn Williams (ARZ, 20% Owned)
Much like Mike Davis before him, Kerwynn Williams has received two straight starts for the Arizona Cardinals filling in for injured Adrian Peterson. Williams has been effective in the replacement role for AP, he's gotten 16+ carries the previous two weeks, and he's averaged 85 yards rushing. If Peterson is sidelined once again it would be smart to look towards the youngster from Utah State.
Marquise Goodwin (SF, 50% Owned)
Alright, I know Goodwin is 50% owned but I wanted to include him on this list because once Pierre Garcon was lost for the season with an injury he's stepped up in a big way. Over the past three weeks he's increased his yardage total each week (78, 99, 106) and now with a more capable quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo under-center his outlook continues to shine bright.