Written by Jay Dondon. You can find him as @1littleindianjd on twitter or @1littleindian on the Fantasy Life App
Well, while we all try and gather our senses and figure out what happened in week 14, congrats to those that made it through. There were injuries and disappointments around the fantasy world, as Gordon and Forte both went out early in the game. However, it seems that there is still some gold laying around these dusty old shelves.
I know we aren’t all lucky enough to have Bell carry us to victory, but even those teams like mine with Carr at QB definitely have question marks in their lineups. So whether you are still in the chase for the title or you are just playing for pride, let’s see who we have to help our line-ups in Week 15.
With Melvin Gordon bowing out early in week 14, Farrow took the opportunity and ran with it (had to meet my dad joke quota). In all seriousness, Farrow showed he has a prowess both in the passing game and on the ground. While he may not have the star power that Gordon does, he will have the opportunity should Gordon miss time with this hip/knee issue. Farrow should be rostered by any RB needy team and Melvin Gordon owners looking for a replacement. Farrow is only 0.7% owned and is a great insurance policy.
Another RB goes down, hopefully not to serious but if it is, Powell is ready to roll. He is a piece that can be picked up and played with confidence in week 15 should Forte miss the game. Powell has been steady throughout the year, and has been the passing down back for much of the season. We saw in week 14 that the potential is there, should he see the workload and if Forte is out and the Jets leaning on their young signal caller Powell will get the work. Powell is 37.4% owned and is start-able in all formats should Forte miss week 15.
A familiar name around the Pawn Shop, Montgomery was a fantasy darling when he received WR/RB eligibility in ESPN leagues, and with the ground game continuing to struggle, he has seen his workload increase. While he was left on the bench by most of his owners in week 14 he could be a great option for week 15 for a team looking for options. He has the size and speed and playing in a Packers offence that is firing on all cylinders. He will get work. Montgomery is 34.9% owned and could be a great spot start in week 15.
With Floyd getting arrested for a DUI early Monday morning, and Nelson coming off a strong performance in week 14, look for Nelson to continue to be involved in this offence. As the Cardinals have been playing from behind for a majority of their games this season, someone has to catch the passes. On top of that, Nelson also gets used on gadget plays to help increase his ceiling. While the Cardinals offence has been far from the fantasy juggernaut we thought it would be in 2016, Nelson has been a bright spot on the Cardinals roster. Nelson is 5.5% owned and could be a useable piece for the rest of the fantasy playoffs.
I know I mentioned him last week, but I really don’t think anyone took me seriously. Anderson saw the most targets of all Jets WR with 11, and will continue to see plenty of targets as the Jets will be playing from behind. Anderson has shown speed and is a constant deep threat and Petty has shown a nice connection with the young WR. Look for Anderson to give you that big play ability if you need a spot start from the waivers. Anderson is 1.6% owned and can be an impact in all formats.
Yes, Yes, Yes. The time has come, it’s Dixon time. The rookie showed he has what it takes as he found the end zone for the first time this season, in a tough matchup against the Patriots. He is a dual threat back playing on a team that will look to utilize the run, to open up the field for the passing game. He has slowly been building off each game and increased opportunity, and in week 14 we saw what the hype was all about. Dixon is owned in 45.8% of leagues and if one of those is yours snag him before someone else does.
“When I get that feeling, it’s flexual Thielen”. This is a name that has come and gone and gone again and comeback again in the Pawn Shop. Thielen has been a steady produce, even in the terrible offence of the Vikings. With only one game under double digits since week 10, Thielen has a safe floor…. Even with Bradford throwing to him. If you are a WR-needy team of just don’t like the matchups you have this week Thielen is a solid play. Adam Thielen is 19% owned and is a great start in week 15 vs Colts.
Well, those are some of my favourites still available in most of your local Pawn Shops. Always remember to stop by the FLAFFL house chat on the Fantasy Life App to get any of your last-minute waiver and line up questions answered. As always may all your waiver adds turn to gold.