Week 15 Waiver Wire Pick Ups
QB - Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns (Owned in 10.3 percent of ESPN Leagues) Jason LaCanfora of CBS reported that he is 99 percent sure that Manziel will get the start against Cincinnati this coming weekend. Manziel is an unproven commodity when it comes to fantasy, but he does possess a skill set that bodes well for fantasy points. He can run when things break down and he can create big plays down field by buying time with his legs. In leagues with four points for passing TDs and where you start two QBs Manziel could be a nice fix for a team with some QB problems.
RB - Kerwynn Williams Arizona Cardinals (Owned in .2 percent of ESPN Leagues) Williams has value in standard leagues where the running back position is more important, but his upcoming schedule doesn't scream roster fixer. If you owned Andre Ellington then Williams is a target where the free agent wire is depleted.
RB - Knile Davis Kansas City Chiefs (Owned in 23.8 percent of ESPN Leagues) Jamaal Charles has a had a magical run when it comes to fantasy running backs and he gets a dream fantasy match up this week when the Chiefs get the Raiders in Kansas City. Charles scared his owners last week when he was bent back over a pile and had to limp to the sideline. After the game Andy Reid reported that Charles's knee and ankle were tender and there was some swelling on his knee. Even if you only get to use Knile Davis for one week it would be worth blowing whatever FAAB budget you have left for the chance to block the Charles owner.
WR- Marquess Wilson Chicago Bears (Owned in .1 percent of ESPN Leagues) Wilson takes over for the injured Brandon Marshall with the Bears. Wilson was supposed to be a big part of this passing attack as the third wide receiver and deep threat, but he broke his collar bone in the preseason. He is a bit of an unknown, but I trust Trestman and Cutler to sling the ball quite a bit down the stretch. Marshall's injury could be crippling to a fantasy team so drastic waiver wire measures may need to happen. If you're a Marshall owner I would try and target at least two of the guys on this list.
WR - Donte Moncrief Indianapolis Colts (Owned in 14 percent of ESPN Leagues) Moncrief was one of the main wide receivers in the 2014 draft that many of us at Big Blue View expected the Giants to draft. He was productive and showed well at the combine yet he fell to the Colts because of all the other options available at the position. With Reggie Wayne banged up and Hakeem Nicks being a shell of his old self, Moncrief has put up two big time fantasy games this season. This week he gets the weak Houston secondary and Wayne may be rested after they reported he's been playing with a torn triceps.
WR - Charles Johnson Minnesota Vikings- (Owned in 9.7 percent of ESPN Leagues) Johnson has taken over as the number one receiver in Minnesota and is a nice option where you need a third wide receiver with some TD potential. Bridgewater seems to like Johnson and who wouldn't with his combination of size and speed. If he can stay healthy he could be a nice free agent keeper in leagues that allow that.
WR - Pierre Garcon Washington - (Only owned in 50 percent of ESPN Leagues) Garcon is one of those guys that probably prevented a pretty good team from making the playoffs, but let's not let that keep you from letting you win some playoff match ups. Garcon benefits greatly by DeSean Jackson being sidelined and there is no guarantee that Jackson plays this week. If Jackson is out Garcon goes right into my WR3 slot especially in PPR leagues.