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Week 15 Waiver Wire Additions: Which Christmas Movie Fits Your Team?
If you are reading this and are still alive in your Fantasy Playoffs then congratulations! Hopefully, the Week 15 Waiver Wire Additions can help shore up any spots on your roster.
This past weekend saw some Fantasy Studs get injured at the worst possible time. Anyone with Julio Jones, Melvin Gordon or Matt Forte has my condolences.
Normally, there really is not much left to add at this point in the season, but with these late injuries some interesting Week 15 Waiver Wire Additions have sprouted up.
To gauge the interest level that you should pay to each of the Week 15 Waiver Wire Additions, I thought I would use Christmas movies. I should not need to rank them to know which ones are awesome.
The Week 15 waiver wire additions are a little shorter as there are less teams still playing and therefore less guys worthy of starting.
Week 15 Waiver Wire Additions
Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos (ESPN: 10.0%, Yahoo: 10%)
Siemian had his second straight 300-yard game against Tennessee. He also has at least 15 Fantasy Points in four straight starts. Normally, he would be a prime candidate to start. However, with New England on deck I might stay away from the Bronco.
Christmas Movie Comparison: The Nightmare Before Christmas. I will never watch this movie.
Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings (ESPN: 10.3%, Yahoo: 11%)
Bradford had a decent day against Jacksonville with 292 yards and zero interceptions. He still has not reached the 20-point mark this season. The Vikings do get Indianapolis next week in a great match-up, so if you are desperate in a 2-QB league then Bradford could be your guy.
Christmas Movie Comparison: Frosty the Snowman. Kind of spare, but you will watch it if there’s nothing else on.
Kenneth Farrow, San Diego Chargers (ESPN: 0.7%, Yahoo: 3%)
— San Diego Chargers (@SDChargeRRs) December 13, 2016
With Melvin Gordon going down, Farrow immediately steps into an RB1-type role with the Chargers. Gordon is still listed as “day-to-day” but I sincerely doubt he plays this weekend. Farrow was solid in relief of Gordon with six catches and 78 total yards. With a full week of starter-reps, Farrow could be Fantasy Gold.
Christmas Movie Comparison: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I always had a soft spot for the Claymation Rudolph, and it is probably my second favorite Christmas movie.
Bilal Powell, New York Jets (ESPN: 37.4%, Yahoo: 45%)
After Matt Forte went down, all Powell did was rush for 145 yards and two touchdowns while tossing in five catches and 34 yards. If not for LeVeon Bell’s out of this world experience, Powell would have been the top-scoring back last week. Now he gets a Miami team that will give up some Fantasy Points to opposing backs. Powell is by far the top target for the Week 14 Waiver Wire Additions.
Christmas Movie Comparison: Die Hard. The best Christmas movie there is, but comes with risk saying that as some people actually don’t count it as a Christmas movie.
Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens (ESPN: 45.8%, Yahoo: 44%)
I am putting Dixon on here one more time because he is somehow still available in over half of leagues. He scored the sixth-most PPR Points of any running back over the weekend. I don’t care about the match-ups going forward; he is a must-start.
Christmas Movie Comparison: Christmas Vacation. It takes repeated viewings for some to see its greatness.
Chris Hogan, New England Patriots (ESPN: 20.3%, Yahoo: 16%)
Anyone catching the ball for the Patriots is a bit of a crapshoot at this point. Hogan has become somewhat consistent though, with 12-plus PPR points in four of his last five games. He topped it off with a monster 129-yard night against Baltimore. If Danny Amendola is going to be out for the next couple of games, you can do worse than starting Hogan.
Christmas Movie Comparison: How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Sometimes you get the gold of the animated version; sometimes you get the coal of the Jim Carrey version.
Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins (ESPN: 13.2%, Yahoo: 12%)
Stills is the epitome of a boom or bust Fantasy Player. Since Week 7, Stills either has 14 or more Fantasy points, or 7.1 points or less. If you catch him on a good day, you can get a 21.7 PPR Point outing like against Arizona. You catch him on a bad day and you can get a one catch, 11-yard game like against the Jets. If you need to swing for the fences, he’s your guy though.
Christmas Movie Comparison: Home Alone. Some say it’s an all-time classic, while others argue that it is the most neglectful parenting they have ever seen.
Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers (ESPN: 27.0%, Yahoo: 23%)
It is kind of shocking that Inman is still available in so many leagues. He has at least four catches or a score in six straight games, while scoring in three consecutive. He gets at least five targets a game from Philip Rivers now. In a world with top receivers letting you down in the Fantasy Playoffs (Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, A.J. Green), Inman is the waiver wire pick-up that can help offset that.
Christmas Movie Comparison: Elf. It’s not as spectacularly glorious as say Step Brothers, but it gets the job done when you need a laugh.
Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN: 0.2%, Yahoo: 0%)
NEW: Trey Burton Tallies 10 Targets, Collects 65 Yards; Deep-League Flier Trending Upward https://t.co/DR2jI8k0Ix
— RotoBaller (@RotoBaller) December 13, 2016
Burton has become Carson Wentz’ go-to tight end of the past couple of weeks with at least five catches, 53 yards, and nine targets in both games. The former college quarterback has developed as a route runner and could overtake Zach Ertz in total snaps. There is not much out there on the tight end waiver wire, so hopefully you have something a little more concrete than Burton.
Christmas Movie Comparison: The Santa Clause 2: The Escape Clause. Worth a watch, but does not live up to the hype after the original.
That’s it for the Week 15 Waiver Wire Additions! Make sure to check out our weekly rankings!
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