Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Buy Kenneth Dixon, Kenny Stills, More for Playoffs
USA Today Sports. Pictured: Kenneth Dixon, Kenny Stills
- Need to bolster your roster to make a deep playoff run? Ryan Collinsworth has the top fantasy football waiver wire targets.
- He highlights the top streaming quarterback and tight end, plus running backs and wide receivers with the most upside.
- Kenny Stills has the boom potential you need during playoffs while Kenneth Dixon could become Baltimore's No. 1 RB.
Most fantasy football leagues are in the middle of playoffs. If you missed the cut this season and happen to be in a keeper or dynasty league, keep an eye out Ryan McDowell‘s dynasty content to help you build for 2019.
As for those of you battling for a league championship, this piece is for you. The time for hoarding potential is over. Now it’s all about winning.
As a result, I’m recommending only select players at each position who I would feel comfortable starting this week. There are many players — such as Elijah McGuire, Dede Westbrook, DaeSean Hamilton or Tim Patrick — who offer excellent upside in the waning weeks of the fantasy season. However, these players must also contend with difficult matchups in Week 15, which demotes them to the Watch List for now.
Below are the best streaming options, handcuffs and upside plays to help you take home your office’s plastic gold trophy. Every player is owned in fewer than 50% of ESPN fantasy leagues. I also recommend an auction price (in parentheses) for leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget system. All recommendations are made based on a $100 FAAB budget.
Top Streaming Quarterback
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills ($5)
Allen once again rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown in a 23-27 loss to the Jets. He scored 18.3 PPR fantasy points, which ranked 14th among quarterbacks heading into Monday Night Football. He achieved this despite failing to throw a passing touchdown, instead throwing two interceptions.
Over the past three weeks, Allen ranks as the No. 1 quarterback in fantasy and the No. 3 fantasy player overall in terms of total points scored. Over that span, he’s rushed 31 times for 335 yards and two touchdowns. His 45.5 combined PPR points from rushing alone would rank him eighth among running backs since Week 12.
This week he faces the Lions, who rank 29th in Football Outsiders’ defense DVOA. Are you really willing to bet it’s the Lions who finally stop his momentum? Because I’m not.
It’s shocking through all this production that he remains owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues. If he’s available in yours, what are you waiting for?