Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Waiver Wire Advice Week 13

Happy Thanksgiving Week. I know many of you are on the road traveling or gearing up to host family members, so leave all the fantasy prep to my amazing crew of writers here at FFLibrarian. Read on for Mike's weekly waiver wire suggestions.

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone! I’m tempted to regale you with turkey puns and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles quotes, but since this is an important fantasy football week, I’ll stick to the task at hand.

This is the last regular season week in most fantasy leagues. As I’m sure you’re aware, the bye weeks are over, so any transactions moving forward should be less about depth than trying to maximize the potential of your weekly starting lineups this week and in the fantasy playoffs.

If you’re in a must-win situation this week in order to make the playoffs and need a player to put you over the hump, I’m afraid it’s not the best week on the waiver wire for that. However, before we get to the links, I’ll throw out a few names of interest to me.

I’ve been talking up Isaiah Crowell for a few weeks now, but I would imagine the opportunity to get him has long-since passed in any competitive league. If this comes across as a shameless plug for myself, well it probably is exactly that.

Speaking of shameless plugs, Jen mentioned Latavius Murray as a sleeper last week in her start-sit column, and I think he’s a must-add this week. Even if you’re set at RB, Murray flashed enough potential last week that you should keep him away from other teams in your league.

Staying with the Cleveland Browns, Jordan Cameron is someone that could make a difference down the stretch. With his injuries and general lack of production, it’s possible that Cameron is on your waiver wire. Aside from Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham, the tight end position has been wildly inconsistent this season. Josh Gordon will be drawing an awful lot of attention from opposing defenses now that he’s back in the lineup, and that could result in more opportunities for Cameron. I would gamble on Cameron’s talent the rest of the way over middling tight ends like Larry Donnell or Owen Daniels.

Another name I mentioned last week was Donte Moncrief. The Colts rookie WR caught four balls and outsnapped Hakeem Nicks 30-28 last week. He’s far more talented than Nicks, and has Andrew Luck throwing to him, so the potential for explosion is there.

It pains me to say it, but the last name I’ll toss out is LeGarrette Blount. I’m not a believer in his talent at all, and every NFL team save for the New England Patriots would probably agree with me. Well, he plays for the Patriots now. The Pats turned to Blount late last season as their power back, and he responded with some monster games down the stretch. it’s a dicey proposition to try and guess what  Bill Belichick will do with his running backs week-to-week, the guy benched Jonas Gray after a 4-TD game for crying out loud, but Blount’s potential is worth taking a flyer on.

On to the links….

Christopher Harris of ESPN agrees that Latavius Murray has earned must-own status.
Nik Bonaddio from Numberfire likes what he’s seen from Jarvis Landry.

Brad Evans of Yahoo loves Murray as well, and also notes Charles Johnson from the Vikings.

Adam Levitan from Rotoworld lists Josh Mccown as his top QB add, and in a bit of a surprise, Dan Herron as his top RB add.

As always, find me on Twitter for questions or feedback

May your Week 13 transactions be fruitful.

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