Week 14 Waiver Wire adds for Fantasy Football 2022
We are finally here. The last week of the regular season in fantasy football. At least that is the case for the majority of fantasy managers out there.
But that is not all there is to Week 14. Because Week 14, like Week 9, has 6 teams on a bye, making this week possibly the toughest week in the fantasy football calendar. Everything is on the line, and you might be without some of your best players. That is why the Week 14 waiver wire is extremely important, and something you have to pay attention to, so that you put the best possible team out there in order to make the playoffs in your league, despite the Bears, Falcons, Packers, Colts, Saints, and Commanders having a bye week.
As is the case with any other week, RotoHeat is here to help you uncover who is the best adds on the Week 14 waiver wire list.
Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds – Quarterbacks
Lamar Jackson went down with an injury in Week 13, and if his owners are looking to replace him with a waiver wire add, then they should look no further than his backup Tyler Huntley. Huntley has been serviceable in fantasy when he has gotten the start, also exploding for a monster game against the Packers in Week 15 of 2021. If Lamar is going to miss extended time, Huntley could help fantasy owners down the stretch of the season, especially in SuperFlex formats, as a QB2.
If Huntley does not thrill you, you could turn to Mike White of the NY Jets. He has had excellent QB performances in back-to-back starts, however, Week 14 presents him with a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills, who are still a good defense even without Von Miller.
The last, and probably the best option on the Week 14 waiver wire, is Jared Goff. Goff has been stellar this season as the current QB17. He has had ups and downs, but he usually performs in good matchups, and the Vikings are exactly that. They allow the fifth-most points to opposing quarterbacks.
Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds – Running Backs
For someone who started the season as the third or even fourth-string running back, Zonovan Knight appears to have taken advantage of the chance he has been given. In the past two weeks, Knight has seen 17 and 20 touches respectively, which is a sizeable chunk for an RB you might be able to pick up off the Week 14 waiver wire list. It’s Knight-time in New York City! (LOL)
If Knight is not available on the waiver list, perhaps James Cook is the RB you should be looking for. He received 20 touches, which is rare for someone you can find on waivers. It might have just been a one-week occurrence due to game-planning, but you might have to take a chance and hope it is becoming a regular thing, rather than an odd week out.
When it comes to this next running back on the Week 14 waiver wire list, this season has truly come full circle. Cam Akers started the season for the Rams, did not do well, then fell completely out of favor for reasons largely unknown. After trade rumors and talk that Akers would never take a snap for the Rams again, he came back, and now he seems to have reclaimed the starting role, which could be a good sign for fantasy managers who have held him this long, or for those managers who are able to pick him up this week.
Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds – Wide Receivers
A mainstay of the weekly waiver wire gets another showing as Mack Hollins yet again finds himself on the list. Hollins is still a very volatile play, but someone you might have to take a chance on if you find yourself in peril due to the number of teams being on a bye this week.
Another wide receiver who has seen his name on the waiver list quite a few times is Nico Collins. In Week 13, he saw 10 targets, but caught only 3, albeit for 35 yards and a touchdown. We should expect this from Collins, although a weekly touchdown does not appear to be in the cards for Collins, on a spotty Texans offense.
A player who has produced much better with his opportunities, when healthy, is the Washington Commanders rookie, Jahan Dotson. He seems to have a penchant for scoring touchdowns, which is very useful for fantasy. However, Dotson is on a bye this week, so you will have to look elsewhere if you need immediate help at the WR position.
Someone that could help right away is Darius Slayton. The Giants are suffering heavily from injuries at WR, resulting in Slayton seeing a good target share, and he is producing with that opportunity.
Another option, although someone playing in a worse matchup, is Corey Davis. He finally looks fully healthy, and QB Mike White is sharing the wealth, allowing Davis to put up stats that should be considered adequate for a bye-week relief option.
Finally, we have Treylon Burks. This is the third consecutive week he has been featured on the waiver list, and the Week 14 waiver wire is no different. Burks suffered a concussion on his lone catch in Week 13, but what a catch it was. A 25-yard dart throw right down the middle of the field, that Burks brought in with incredible athleticism. He is worth picking up and even if he is not ready for Week 14, he should be stashed for the fantasy playoffs.
Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds – Tight End
As is the case every week, almost all waiver wire tight ends are going to need a touchdown for you to be at all happy with their production. Juwan Johnson fits that description perfectly. He is a touchdown or bust add, but perhaps one you must make if your starting tight end is on a bye.
Another tight end who is less so dependent on a TD is Evan Engram. His receiving ceiling is not high though, so a touchdown is likely what will make him a worthwhile play
Fortunately for fantasy managers, there are other options at tight end, even ones that are less touchdown-dependent. Greg Dulcich is one such option. He has scored only 1 touchdown this season, yet he still has 3 games with over 50 yards receiving, with two of those three being over 85 yards. This means he has a good ceiling from yards, that could be boosted even further with a touchdown. His floor is quite low tho, as he is still a rookie tight end, who could end up with very few catches and yards on a given week.
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