Fanspeak Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Pick Ups Week 15
By Ryan Gerrity
- Josh McCown, QB, Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears and fantasy owners are having a tough decision to make this week after seeing the performance of McCown against the Cowboys. Even if Jay Cutler is cleared to play the Bears need to consider starting McCown with the way he is playing. Along with fantasy owners, if you have not picked up McCown and he is available in your league he is a potential must start this week.
2. Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings
With Adrian Peterson doubtful to play this Sunday, Gerhart is becoming a more attractive player on the waiver wire. After Peterson left the game Sunday he rushed 15 times, for 89 yards and a touchdown. Gerhart is dealing with his own injury issues, but he has shown he can be a productive running back. If you have waiver priority, he is a definite player to consider this week.
3. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
Edelman has been on the “Waiver Wire Pick Ups” article here on Fanspeak for a couple weeks now. He is still available in a lot of fantasy football leagues on ESPN, and on CBS Sports. In the past 3 weeks Edelman has scored a total of 47 fantasy points in standard leagues. Danny Amendola has seen a definite drop in his plays, and his targets from Tom Brady.
4. Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami Dolphins
In the win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thomas rushed 16 times for 105 yards and a touchdown. That already makes him a player to consider on the waiver wire, but now that Lamar Miller may be out this week his stock rises. The Dolphins are playing the Patriots this week who have struggled against the run, and he could see a lot more attempts.
5. Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders
Streater has looked like a very good fantasy wide receiver the past four weeks. He has put up a total of 45 fantasy points in the standard leagues. Matt McGloin, the starting quarterback for the Raiders, and Streater seem to be on the same page and he is targeted a lot. Wide receivers are not very available at this time of the fantasy year, however this could be your “diamond in the rough.”
6. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
One of the most athletic players in the NFL, Patterson is already showing potential of being a fantasy “sleeper” wide receiver for next year. He caught 5 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. The Vikings are going to be up against a average secondary at best next week, the Eagles, and I like his potential.
7. James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Another injury has hurt the Packers rookie running back, Eddie Lacy ad he may not play Sunday against the Cowboys. Starks would get a lot of carries if Lacy does not play, and he has shown in the past he can be an effective back in the NFL. His matchup against Cowboys, with out Sean Lee, is in his favor because they have been struggling as a defense to stop the run