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Waiver Wire Targets: Week 15

Does your fantasy football team need a boost heading into week week 15? Here's who you should pick up on the waiver wire.
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Photo: Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports

The playoffs are now in full swing. Hopefully, the first week was successful for everyone. It's time to take a look at some players who could get you attain that championship in your league. Maybe a few surprising players can help you win it all. The injuries are all around the league right now, so it's time to find replacements. The key is to find the ones that have the best matchups now over the last two weeks.


Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) celebrates a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Drew Lock (DEN): After two weeks of good fantasy production, the rookie's next game is against the Chiefs. Keep in mind that it is in Kansas City, so that will make it a little bit tougher. However, his week 16 game is against the struggling Detroit Lions, and that one is in Denver. His performance in the next game could be a sign of how valuable he will be in week 16. Unless you have a star at quarterback to help you win the championship, it might be time to pick up a player with better matchups for these last two weeks.

Other Options: Ryan Tannehill, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Mitchell Trubisky

Running Back

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 27:  Running back DeAndre Washington #33 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after he scored a touchdown against Tennessee Titans in the first half of their preseason football game at the Oakland Coliseum on August 27, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Photo Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

DeAndre Washington (OAK): It looks like the Raiders could be without their standout rookie Josh Jacobs again. If that is the case, plug in Washington against the Jaguars this week because that is a perfect matchup for him. His week 16 game is against the Chargers, who rank 12th-worst against the running back position. That could be another game to put Washington in at the good old flex spot. The market for running backs is a bit thin and unpredictable.

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Other Options: Adrian Peterson, Patrick Laird, and Darwin Thompson

Wide Receiver

Photo Credit: Chicago Bears

Photo Credit: Chicago Bears

Anthony Miller (CHI): Talk about a player that has been on top of his game lately. Finally, Miller recorded his first touchdown of the season last week. The targets will increase again this week due to a few players being out for the Bears. Additionally, his next two games are against the Packers and the Chiefs. Both of these matchups are must-wins for Chicago, which should result in higher scoring games. Tons of injuries have opened up spots for value on waivers when it comes to the wide receiver spot.

Other Options: Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and Allen Hurns

Tight End

Dec 1, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas (80) catches a pass during the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Ian Thomas (CAR): It seems as if Greg Olsen will be out this week due to a concussion. The week 15 matchup is a perfect week for a streamer tight end against a Seahawks defense that is giving up the second-most points to the position. The following game could be the championship, which would feature Thomas going up against a Colts defense that gives up the eleventh-most points to the position. The Panthers did not use the "committee" approach because Thomas is the most talented player out of their group. There are very good options all-around at the tight end position this week.

Other Options:Tyler Higbee, Noah Fant, and O.J. Howard

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