Dynasty Fantasy Football League Waiver Wire, Week 14
The Fantasy Football playoffs are fast-approaching. These next few waiver weeks are critical. Some managers have likely lost interest, but that doesn’t mean throw out $1 bids. It’s a good idea to investigate the faab of the other contending teams and adjust accordingly. Guessing another manager’s bids can be a fool’s errand, but you never know what you might learn along the way. If you want a player, pay up to get them. There is no use hoarding a huge fab budget; December is buying time.
Format: Player name and age | NFL Team | Roster percentages from Fantrax 12/06/2021
Tyler Huntley, 23 | Ravens | 6% rostered
Lamar has not been great lately. Huntley could be a top 15 fantasy QB if given the opportunity.
Marcus Mariota, 28 | Raiders | 10% rostered
Desperation is a stinky cologne, a befitting odor for a pirate. The inconsistent Raiders may look to Marcus as the wheels come off. He was once a Pro-Bowl dual-threat QB. I have added him in my leagues.
Davis Mills, 23 | Texans | 19% rostered
The Texans were officially mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after losing on Sunday. I am not sure the formality affects their decision-making process all that much, but one way or another, Davis Mills should get a long look at QB the rest of the season. Mills’ resume includes solid games against top teams: 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 310 yards passing against New England, and 2 TDs, 1 INTs, and 310 yards passing against the Rams. DM was a five-star recruit ranked as the best “Pro-style” QB in the class of 2017. The Texans used a 3rd round pick to get him. I’m sure they want to see what they’ve got. If he’s available, he’s worth a roster spot.
Drew Lock, 26 | Broncos | 19% rostered
Denver may choose to give Lock a few starts as they spiral out of playoff contention. Lock has a good arm and a quick release. Accuracy and decision-making needed improvement the last time we saw him. The Broncos’ offense features talented receivers, good tight ends, and a solid run game. Will any QB step in and this team to the next level?
P.J. Walker, 26 | Panthers | 7% rostered
I’ve been Walker’s hype man all season. Some of the flavor has worn off, but Walker has not been terrible, which is what Cam Newton was the last time the Panthers played (5-21 for 92 yards with 0 TDs and 2 INTs). Is it time for a P.J. Panther Party? I’m down.
Ameer Abdullah, 28 | Panthers | 16% rostered
Ameer should see plenty of work as the pass-catching back for Carolina the rest of the season. CMC is out for the year, and Chuba Hubbard has not been a good receiver. I expect defenses to force Carolina into passing situations until the offense proves they can complete a few passes. That means more opportunities for the former 2nd rounder. Abdullah has played well this year; he’s my second favorite back on this list.
Peyton Barber, 27 | Raiders | 12% rostered
A big part of this game is opportunity. Second-string Raiders RB Kenyan Drake injured his ankle on Sunday and is out for the rest of the season. Third-string Raiders RB Jalen Richard was placed on the reserve/COVID list on Monday. First-string Raiders RB Josh Jacobs has dealt with lingering aches and pains throughout the season. Barber provides a solid insurance policy for the Raiders and your fantasy team.
Deon Jackson, 22 | Colts | 1% rostered
Jackson is an exciting player that I will be adding everywhere I can. Football is a team game; Jonathan Taylor may be the best young runningback in the league, but that Indianapolis Offensive line deserves some credit, too. The Colts could secure a playoff spot late in the next few weeks, and the team may choose to rest Taylor to avoid injury. That would put Jackson in the RB2 conversation in the fantasy playoffs. This undrafted free agent from Duke will be at the top of my waiver claims this week.
Ty Montgomery, 28 | Saints | 7% rostered
I expected Ty to be older. Not that I’m one to judge, I have a few years on him (and every NFL player not named Tom Brady). Montgomery still has plenty left in the tank, and he appears to be the Alvin Kamara passing game fill-in. That spot is nothing to scoff at right now. It’s been a minute since we last saw Kamara. If his injury lingers and the team falls out of the playoff race, we might see the Full Monty, whether we want to or not.
Laquon Treadwell, 26 | Jaguars | 7% rostered
The former 1st round pick and superstar high school prospect has popped up the Jaguars. He led the team in receiving yards (62) this week, and he’s up to 13 targets over the past two games. Treadwell has the tools to be a productive possession receiver. There was some buzz around Laquon coming out of training camp. Pick him up and see what Treadwell makes of what will likely be his final opportunity.
Jakeem Grant Sr., 29 | Bears | 4% rostered
I like to add players who excel at special teams. It just makes good sense. The player is typically fearless, fast, and has the coach’s attention. The Bears are down a couple of receivers to injury, which offers Grant an opportunity. Jakeem is an exciting player, and I hope he continues to be a part of the Chicago offense.
Jalen Guyton, 24 | Chargers | 9% rostered
Keenan Allen is on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week. He is on there with a few other teammates, so check on Guyton’s status before you add him, but get him near the top of your claims list immediately. Guyton is fast and good at blocking, so expect him to play a lot. Jalen produced a TD and90 yards receiving on four catches last week. My top priority at WR this week.
Lil Jordan Humphrey, 23 | Saints| 2% rostered
The big man came down with TD reception on Sunday, and he has seen more playing time and production lately 2 TDs and 100 yards on catches over the past three weeks. He uses his size advantage (6′, 4″ 225 lbs.) well when he blocks, and he offers a large target for his carousel of QBs. Humphrey’s lack of speed limits his upside, but he is young and is a great red-zone target.
Trent Sherfield, 25 | 49ers | 3% rostered
Trent got the start for the ailing Deebo Samuel on Sunday. Sherfield is a dependable player that has earned the trust of his coaches. He’s probably the 3rd or 4th option on most passing plays, so don’t expect too much production, but he is worth watching in dynasty leagues.
John Bates, 24 | Football Team | 4% rostered
John Bates is the next man up in an offense that doesn’t shy away from the tight end. The rookie provided decent numbers after stepping in for injured starter Logan Thomas on Sunday; catching three passes for 42 yards. Ricky Seals-Jones has been dealing with a hip injury for the past few weeks. Washington used a 4th round pick to pull Bates from Boise State; it’s time to see what they have. Solid add in all dynasty leagues
Kenny Yeboah, 23 | Jets | 3% rostered
Jets starting TE Ryan Griffin left last week’s game with an ankle injury, which provides an opportunity for a new TE in NY. Kenny Yeboah and Daniel Brown are next up on the Jets roster. Brown is a 29-year-old journeyman, but Yeboah offers some intrigue. Kenny is not much of a blocker, but he possesses some speed and breakaway ability. Yeboah is worth a speculative add.