With just Monday Night Football still to happen, now is that glorious time of the week when we turn our attention to Week 15 and attack the fantasy football waiver wire.
To be as helpful as possible to you dear readers, I’ve listed my top 5 players at each position, ranging from a little over 50% rostered in Sleeper leagues to well under the 30% mark. No matter your league size, there’s someone in here for you. Check back Tuesday after MNF to see my full waiver wire rankings.
1. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (64% rostered): 330 yards and 3 touchdowns vs the Vikings. Goff has thrown for 330-plus yards and at least 2 touchdowns in back-to-back games. He ranks sixth among QBs in PER rating, with 0.47 fantasy points per attempt.
2. Mike White, New York Jets (23%): White was in and out of the game Sunday with injury but still managed to throw 268 yards. Since starting in Week 12, only Justin Herbert and Geno Smith have thrown for more yards.
3. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (50%): Maybe Russ can still cook? Wilson tossed three touchdowns vs the Chiefs Sunday. Monitor his health however as he left the game after what looked to be a serious head injury.
4. Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers (14%)
5. Mac Jones, New England Patriots (24%)
1. Jerick McKinnon, Kansas City Chiefs (68%): McKinnon has been one of the most efficient fantasy backs this season, ranking top 5 in PER rating (1.09 FP/Touch). Because of this, he’ll have smash games when he’s given a larger workload. Since Week 8 he’s seen six-plus targets in four of his six games.
2. Zonovan Knight, Jets (57%): Even with a healthy Michael Carter, Knight led the backfield in touches (19) and yards (77). He also played the majority of early downs and short yardage. Knight looks to be a fantasy starter from here on out.
3. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (53%): JK Dobbins looks to be back in the driver’s seat for the Ravens’ backfield, but Edwards still racked up 66 yards on 13 carries vs the Steelers. He’s also the handcuff to Dobbins if any of his injuries flare up.
4. Jordan Mason, 49ers (14%)
5. Chubba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers (39%)
1. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns (66%): Last call for DPJ. Peoples-Jones had his best game of the season Sunday vs the Bengals, recording 114 yards on 8 catches. Only twice since Week 3 has he recorded fewer than 50 yards receiving.
2. DJ Chark, Lions (55%): Chark has seen his target share increase since returning from injury. He caught 6-of-7 for 94 yards and a score Sunday. Chark has now gone over 90 yards or scored a touchdown in each game back.
3. Nico Collins, Houston Texans (37%): Collins has been one of the most consistent WRs this season in fantasy.
4. Elijah Moore, Jets (30%): Moore led the Jets in targets vs the Bills with 10, finishing with 60 yards on 8 catches. This marks the second game in his last three which Moore has finished with at least 60 yards receiving.
5. Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts (42%)
1. Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars (59%): Engram won’t replicate his Week 14 blowup, but he’s now had back-to-back games with over seven targets. His 16% target share ranks eighth among TEs.
2. Chigoziem Okonkwo, Tennessee Titans (24%): Shoutout Nic Bodiford who was all over Okonkwo for this week. The rookie tight end has seen at least five targets in three games straight and hasn’t had less than 30 yards receiving since Week 9. He’s also top 5 among TEs in PER, averaging 1.76 points per target.
3. Greg Dulcich, Broncos (64%)
4. Tyler Conklin, Jets (26%): Conklin has seen at least seven targets in each of his last two games.
5. Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers (31%)