Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 15.
(Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. DeAndre Washington, RB, Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins have had injury and COVID issues in their backfield. With that, DeAndre Washington was forced into action for Miami. He had 13 carries for 35 yards and also had two catches for 17 yards in the Dolphins’ week 14 matchup with the Chiefs.
With the uncertainty in the Dolphins’ backfield, Washington should be added this week. If other running backs are able to play, he can be kept on the bench, but if Miami has players still out, he can be played. He is owned in 20 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia decided to bench Carson Wentz in favor of Jalen Hurts, who beat a good Saints’ team in his first career start. He produced 18 fantasy points in standard scoring formats in week 14. He had one passing touchdown, but also had over 100 rushing yards. His dual-threat abilities should allow him t pick up a lot of fantasy points.
The Eagles have already said that they will stick with Hurts for the time being. If he was able to have a good game against a good defense, he should be able to do even better when he becomes more comfortable. Hurts is available in over 90 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Lynn Bowden, WR, Miami Dolphins
Before the regular season started, the Dolphins made a trade for Bowden. It is unusual for a rookie to get traded, but the Raiders had a lot of wide receivers (or running backs if that’s how they planned on using him) on the roster. The Dolphins have had several injuries and Bowden is stepping up. In week 14, Bowden had one carry for two yards and seven catches for 82 yards.
While the Dolphins work through their injuries, Bowden should be added. If players are still out, he can be played. He is a unique player as he has both running back and wide receiver eligibility in fantasy. Bowden is owned in 0.6 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans
Since Will Fuller has been out, Coutee has stepped up. He has had two interesting performances since Fuller has been out. He had 14 points in standard leagues in week 13. In week 14, Coutee had three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown, but did also have a fumble.
With Fuller out, Coutee is averaging 10 points per game in standard scoring leagues and that number could be higher without the fumble. He should be picked up as the Texans try to finish the season strong. He is owned in 33.7 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. Nelson Agholor, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
After a disappointing start to his career, many will question Agholor being on this list. He has played well with the Raiders this year and is WR36 in standard scoring formats. Agholor has five double-digit scoring performances this season, which includes his five catch, 100-yard and one touchdown performance against the Colts in week 14.
Agholor deserves to be on a fantasy roster. Whether a fantasy manager decides to play him is definitely questionable, as he is a boom or bust play each week. The Raiders are trying to make a playoff push, so they will hope to keep Agholor involved in the offense. He is owned in 27.5% of ESPN leagues.
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