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Best Fantasy Football waiver wire pickups for Week 14

If you’re here looking for waiver wire options for Week 14 that means you’ve made the fantasy football playoffs, and congratulations on doing so.

And, with less teams in the mix, there will be less competition on the waiver wire this week, so you have a better chance to nab an impact player.

The need for making moves isn’t as vital this week with no teams on a bye, but injuries or ineffectiveness from a player or players on your roster may leave you scouring the waiver wire regardless.

Also, if you’ve been streaming quarterbacks or D/STs this season and didn’t plan ahead you’ll have to find the right player and/or unit in order to avoid having either blow up your season.

But fear not, there are some solid options out there for fantasy managers to grab, even at this late stage in the season — and making the right move or moves could propel you to fantasy glory in 2020.

QB Mike Glennon | Jacksonville Jaguars

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After a solid debut for the Jags in Week 12, Glennon stubbed his toe a bit in Week 13 thanks to a trio of turnovers. However, he has a good chance to rebound in Week 14. The Jags draw the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, a team giving up the fifth-most fantasy points per game to signal-callers this season. Jacksonville will likely also be chasing points, leading to plenty of volume for Glennon.

QB Jalen Hurts | Philadelphia Eagles

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We still don’t have official word on who will start in Week 14 for the Eagles, but Hurts has a real chance after he was inserted into the Week 13 game in place of Carson Wentz. Hurts threw for 109 yards and one touchdown to one pick, while also adding 29 yards on the ground. The most intriguing thing about the rookie is that he is mobile, which is a great trait for a fantasy quarterback to have. While we don’t like starting Hurts this week thanks to a tough matchup versus the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles do have a pair of favorable matchups the next two weeks against Arizona and Dallas.

QB Philip Rivers | Indianapolis Colts

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Rivers has been about as consistent as they come in fantasy since Week 6, averaging 19 points per contest, including three games of 20-plus. The veteran is in a solid spot to keep that going in Week 14, as the Colts draw a matchup with a Las Vegas Raiders defense ceding the 10th-most fantasy points to the position in 2020.

RB Ty Johnson | New York Jets

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With Frank Gore sidelined due to a concussion, Johnson took the reigns as the Jets’ starting running back and had himself a day with 117 yards and one touchdown on 24 touches against the Raiders. Johnson will have a favorable matchup in Week 14 against a Seahawks defense surrendering the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs this season, but his fantasy value will hinge on Gore playing or not.

RB Cam Akers | Los Angeles Rams

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It appears for now that Akers has seized the job as the Rams’ starting back after leading Los Angeles’ backfield with 22 touches that he turned into 94 yards and a touchdown. No other Rams back had more than five touches. Akers faces a middle-of-the-road defense against backs in fantasy with a matchup against the New England Patriots looming, but volume alone makes the rookie a solid flex play.

RBs Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic | Washington Football Team

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A toe injury forced Washington’s starting running back, Antonio Gibson, from the Week 13 game early, and as a result his status remains up in the air for Week 14. In his place, Barber carried the rock 14 times for just 23 yards, but he did find the end zone. McKissic still wasn’t involved much on the ground with just five carries, but he continues to be a PPR machine after nabbing 10 receptions for 70 yards. If Gibson is out in Week 14, Barber and McKissic should again see plenty of volume, making each of them a flex play; although the latter is more viable in PPR formats than anything else.

WR Keke Coutee | Houston Texans

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We were wondering who would step into the void left by Will Fuller, whose season was ended early due to a suspension, but that question was answered when Coutee went off for 141 yards in Week 13. As long as Brandin Cooks remains healthy, he’s going to be the focus of opposing defense, which should continue to open things up for Coutee. On a side note, keep an eye on Chad Hansen, who totaled five catches for 101 yards in his Texans debut. However, Hansen is only viable if Cooks suffers an injury.

WRs Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis | Buffalo Bills

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We told you to pickup Beasley weeks ago, but he’s still pretty available in most leagues. Beasley has now broken the century mark and scored in two of his last three games and totaled a season-high 130 yards in Week 13. The veteran wideout has finished with 100 yards or more four times this season, and with John Brown on IR he should continue to be heavily involved in the offense. Another Bills receiver to consider with Brown out is Davis, who has totaled six receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns the past two games. Davis has found pay dirt five times this season after scoring in Week 13.

WR Tim Patrick | Denver Broncos

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Like Beasley, Patrick is another name we have floated to you multiple times, and he showed why once again in Week 13 after reeling in four catches for 44 yards and a pair of scores. In the last two games in which the Broncos had a real quarterback under center, Patrick has nine catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and he has been Denver’s most consistent receiver by far this season.

WR T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts

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After a non-existent start to the season, Hilton has come on very strong the past two weeks, with 12 catches on 16 targets for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Week 13 was Hilton’s best game of the season, as he broke the century mark for the first time in 2020 and found pay dirt. A Week 14 matchup against the Raiders is another favorable matchup for the veteran.

WR Corey Davis | Tennessee Titans

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Davis continues to be a consistent force for the Titans this season after he had his best game as a pro in Week 13, finishing with 11 catches for 182 yards and one touchdown. Davis has now totaled 100 yards and/or a touchdown in six of 10 games played this season, and he leads the Titans in both receptions and receiving yards. He should be rostered in all formats.

TE Logan Thomas | Washington Football Team

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Thomas is still widely available in most leagues and is easily the top waiver wire add at tight end this week. The Washington tight end had a career game in Week 13 with nine catches for 98 yards and one touchdown against an elite Pittsburgh Steelers defense. His Week 14 opponent, the 49ers, have been stingy against tight ends this season, but so were the Steelers before Thomas went off on them.

TE Mike Gesicki | Miami Dolphins

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Gesicki saw a season-high 11 targets in Week 13 and turned them into 88 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins tight end has now scored in each of the past two weeks and appears to have chemistry with Tua Tagovailoa. Gesicki draws a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14, a team that sports a middle-of-the-road defense against tight ends in fantasy. In a game in which the Dolphins might be chasing points, Gesicki could see heavy volume once again.

D/ST: Seattle Seahawks

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The D/ST Stream of the Week honors goes to the Seahawks, who draw a matchup with a Jets team ceding the most fantasy points to opposing D/STs this season. Pretty much any D/ST going against the Jets is a strong bet.

D/ST: Washington Football Team

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Washington’s defense has been as steady as they come lately, with the Football Team giving up fewer than 20 points per game in each of its last three contests. Another favorable matchup awaits in Week 14, as Washington meets the 49ers, a team that averaging just 23.8 points per game this season and is giving up the 11th-most fantasy points per game to opposing D/STs.

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